Joyful Expressions
Joyful Expressions

Joyful Expressions

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Introduction: My work in face painting stands out from my warm and personal touch and my love of children and people in general! I like the freedom to explore on a canvas that is temporary. Not feeling like the work is going to be permanent, as in canvas or paper, helps me to let my creative juices flows and try to techniques and ideas. I can then translate some of these new things I learn as I paint to my other forms of art.

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10 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

58 reviews


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Unaisi T.

Face Painting

Joy was amazing @ my sons birthday .She was prompt clean and organized and her paintings were spot on. I will definitely be booking her again and I highly recommend her.
Sep 25, 2021
Ana N.

Face Painting

It was by far the best! She came on time, her art work is amazing. I would most definitely be booking again in the near future! And all the kiddos loved her!
Aug 1, 2021
Suneera s.

Face Painting

It was such a pleasure having Sarah Facepaint at our sons 2nd Birthday. I contacted Sarah after someone cancelled on me 3 days before our party. She really saved the day! Her face painting is of very high quality. The designs are unique and no face is done the same! She is very patient and great with kids! We will have her at future parties for sure!!! Thanks Sarah!
Jun 25, 2019
Alice H.

Face Painting

Sarah Joy was great to work with! She painted our group of 9 for Halloween in kabuki makeup. She really thought about our request for Kabuki makeup in looking up the history of the makeup and the styles of the faces to be creative and flexible with our individual preferences!
Nov 2, 2018
Michele l.

Face Painting

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department's 2nd Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat was another huge success with thanks to so many people. The department showed up in full force to provide a safe, fun, and positive Halloween event for the communities near the South Hayward and Coliseum stations. Thank you so much to everyone who provided donations and also to those who attended the event with their families. Everyone’s participation was appreciated and contributed to the success of Trunk or Treat. At our South Hayward BART station, we were lucky enough to have two special guests: The Hayward Fire Department, Station #7 and the most incredible artist and face painter: Sarah Joy of Joyful Expressions. From the time Sarah Joy arrived, there was a long line of excited children waiting to have their faces painted. While they patiently waited, Sarah Joy provided pictures of her designs for the children to choose. She brought smiles to faces of the children and their parents as they watched sons transformed into batman and pirates or daughter into butterflies or Dia de Los Muertos. Sarah worked quickly and was able to accommodate a continuous line of children for 2 hours without any break. She was the highlight of our 2017 Trunk or Treat. We would highly recommend Sarah Joy and Joyful Expressions to other police agencies, community groups or families looking for a dependable, professional and creative face painter to add to your events.
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I like to keep my hourly rates affordable because I want my services to be accessible to all. I raise my rates during busy seasons like Halloween to make the time and stress a little more worth it, and if I have to travel distances taking over 30 minutes.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I have been painting since I was old enough to hold a brush: probably 3 or 4 years old. I began with watercolors and oil paints, then acrylic, and in recent years, my new passion: face and body paint. I was always very protective of my work and refused to take art classes because I wanted my art to be my own. I finally broke down in college and added a studio art minor to my Spanish language major and quickly discovered that I was in heaven. I'm not sure if I ever chose visual art: I think it chose me.

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