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  • 10 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Merin M.
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Among st all of the wedding planning, I think finding a trustworthy and flexible hair and makeup artist is one of the hardest and most important items to find! After all, their work is what will live in ALL of your photos, videos, and family and friends memories! I found Mayra through Thumbtack at Make it Happen! From the start, Mayra was awesome. Very prompt to respond to questions, gave advice on ideas, and super accommodating to the changing # of women needing services. Her and Lluvia (hair) graciously were able to fit in one of my bridesmaids who initially did not want services until the day of and also my mom. What a relief! The trial was also a blast. We got to experiment with different ideas and also get to know their style. They are both so friendly, fun to be around, educational, and professional. I think the most impressive thing about both Mayra and Lluvia is their attention to detail. Mayra truly makes a canvas out of your face and applies makeup so diligently and meticulously. She blends the perfect shades for your complexion and genuinely considers what you like and do not like. She is also very inquisitive about what you like and do not like so she clearly understands what and how to apply your vision. Often times you show hair and makeup artists a pic and they can rarely match it - in this case they both matched the elements of the pics I was after that best fit my look and style. Every single one of my guests was blown away at their work and many of my engaged friends are now asking for their services. I am so thrilled for our pics!! Thanks again Mayra!

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristopher A.
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Chantelle's team was great, and everything worked out perfectly for my wedding hair and makeup. Chantelle organized stylists to do the hair and makeup for me, my mom, and my bridesmaids on my wedding day. The stylists, Reese and Shannon, were amazing and I was thrilled with them! I completely recommend them!

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Rose Hill & Crew
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly B.
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Rose was absolutely amazing! She did my wedding hair and makeup and did a fabulous job! She listened to and adjusted for my tastes and did an absolutely beautiful job. For my makeup she gave me amazing fake lashes that looks great and not overly fake. For my hair she put in extensions and did a great job creating a loose wave curl that lasted all night. I can't recommend Rose highly enough. She was also a blast to have around on the morning of my wedding.

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Steven n.
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Hands down the best work ever done! Hired her to do my makeup for my wedding and she did the most amazing work! With all the crying none of the makeup wore off, which is a big thing when it comes go weddings let alone any other big events. Second when it came to photos the makeup was flawless(no washed out white skin with flash). She listened on what I wanted done and did it even better. For the price will worth it.

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Sydney A.
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Can you rate someone 50 stars?? I have never been genuinely satisfied with getting my hair and makeup done before, and Liv is the first to make it happen for me. It was so nice to not have to awkwardly tell her I loved it when I was crying inside, I truly felt beautiful. Trying to find someone willing to show up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning was tough, and when she called to confirm she was super happy and excited, which made me even more excited for our appointment!! She was so nice, so peppy for the hour of the day, and listened to my preferences while giving her professional input to make sure everything came out perfect. Hands down the most amazing hair and makeup artist I’ve ever met!!!! Ask her about her cat Marvin if you need a good laugh. You cannot go wrong with her she is all around perfection

Clean Beauty On Demand
4.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 490 hires on Thumbtack
Madison D.
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Cassandra does a phenomenal job at styling hair as well as makeup. I've gotten a handful of beautiful photos from working with her, and would always love to work with her again. She's definitely worth working with.

Thumbtack Customer
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I highly recommend Yvonne! She is professional and experienced makeup and hair artist. She's confident in her career, and she knows what she's doing. Not only her professionalism, her personality was great. She was warmhearted and nice. You would enjoy being with her. Do not be afraid to tell her what you want. She wants to hear your preferred styles, and she will work with you. Her goal is to make you happy. Your happiness is her happiness. Also, she loves her job. This is very important. Her positive work attitude truly shows to her works on you. you will look gorgeous because her heart towards her career is passionate. You will feel the joy she has in her, and that will make your experience with her more positive and fun. I guarantee you will refer to your friends after your trial with her.

  • 18 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Amber C.
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I found her exceptionally profressional. The makeup and hair styling were exactly what I had imaged for my wedding day!

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Makeup By Jasmene
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Nena J.
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I am in love with Jasmene's artwork! She is incredibly amazing when it comes to makeup! She is soo good! She's my to go to makeup artist whenever I need her! She's the best!

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Makeup By Amy S
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Katelyn M.
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Amy is absolutely incredible!! Not only is her work amazing, she makes you feel so comfortable and really cares about her clients. She is very flexible and easy to work with. Living in Denver, I only had a short amount of time that I would be in California for the wedding, and she worked with my schedule to make sure I got a trial before the day of my wedding. On the day of the wedding, she was on time and she made sure she had plenty of time to get everyone's makeup done so we were ready on time! On top of that, she was very reasonably priced and worked within my budget. She also found me a hair stylist that fit in my budget as well! All of my bridesmaids, my mom, and myself loved our makeup and it lasted all night. Her makeup is beautiful and I got so many compliments on it. I would definitely recommend hiring Amy as she is definitely one of the best makeup artists I have ever hired!

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VIVIDbeauty_one_
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Vina M.
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Had a great experience with Stephanie. She was very easy going and had a great personality, which made my mom and I feel very comfortable. She worked with us prior to the date for how we wanted our hair and makeup done as well as provided us examples of different looks and styles. We loved our finished looks...... I would definitely use her again!!!!!!

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Cristy D.
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Hazel was recommended to me by a friend. I don’t wear makeup often and so I had a lot of questions. She was super sweet and we talked about the style of hair/makeup done for my work event—she even responded to my questions while she was away on vacation! Hazel was responsive to my suggestions and I found the fact that she wanted to prep for the appointment refreshing. She is the upmost professional and made me feel so comfortable in my skin. The makeup lasted the whole event—it even lasted an hour walk in balmy weather. I wouldn’t think twice to book her again.

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Robin S.
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Adrianne is the best! She really is so sweet and really takes the time to understand what her client wants. When she did my makeup for my engagement shoot, we discussed thoroughly what I wanted and as she did my makeup, she would stop to ask if I wanted more or less. Her attention to detail and also to what I wanted was something that you cannot find in my makeup artists. I would definitely hire Adrianne again for any of my makeup needs! The final look was exactly what I wanted while still looking natural - Adrianne did exactly what I was hoping for! Thank you, girl - you're the best!

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Arlene N.
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I booked Alexa for hair and makeup for me and 2 other girls for my anniversary party. I had a trial, which I recommend doing if you're particular about the way you'd like to look. She did a good job applying make up and doing my hair. It was more glamorous than the natural look I was going for. On the day of my party, I asked her to tweak a couple things based on the trial, and she listened well and delivered the perfect hair and make up look! The 2 other girls liked their looks as well. I would book Alexa again in the future, and I recommend her as she's good at what she does, and she listens to what you want.

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Irene M.
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Jelise was AMAZING! She is a sweetheart and did a great job with my makeup for a video shoot that I did with my band! I am hiring her again for our next video shoot because of how great of a makeup artist and person she is. She was punctual, nice, did a great job for my hair and makeup, and was even talkative (in a good way so there were no awkward silences)! We were happy with her work. Jelise, you are awesome!

Makeup by Juls
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria N.
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Oustanding service! From hiring to executing the day of my wedding. Julie was very attentive to my wants and needs during the planning stages, up to the day of my wedding and even after. She's very loving, caring and professional! She brought a team of make-up artists and hair dressers to where my bridesmaids and I were getting ready, and they did an outstanding job. All of my girls loved and RAVED about their hair and makeup. I'm so thankful for Julie and her team, they really made the process a breeze, was affordable and I will definitely use her services in the future. I highly recommend her and her team

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kay G.
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SIQ-Hair and Makeup was the perfect choice for my event! She did an amazing job and was able to perfect our picky preferences!

Makeup & Hair by Nina
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
ST T.
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Nina did a wonderful job on my hair and makeup for my wedding day! She was very professional and punctual. I chose Nina for her prices, but the hair and makeup was probably just as good if not better than any other hair and makeup artist. Working with Nina felt like hanging out with a long-time friend. The only downside was the estimate on how long it would take for the hair and makeup. Nina estimated 1.5 hours, but it actually took closer to 3 hours, which set my schedule back a bit. I will just remember to keep that in mind the next time I book Nina for any future events and I will definitely be seeking Nina out the next time I need hair and makeup done! I will be recommending Nina to all my friends and relatives. Thank you, Nina, for making me beautiful on my special day!

Carina
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Laura S.
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She was fantastic - did amazing work with my hair and makeup and with my family members hair for my wedding! I would recommend her to anyone!!!!

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Rupal P.
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She responded quickly and was able to fit me in last minute. Great makeup and hair!

Marlise Styles
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kim L.
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She was right on with what I was looking for. I went to Marlise for Full Glam Makeup. I don't usually wear much makeup & was very pleased with her color choices. She totally got me. I loved her contouring. I will be seeing her soon for my hair!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a mobile hairdresser?

A mobile hairdresser is a cosmetologist trained to cut, color and style hair who can provide hairdressing services at remote locations. Often, mobile hairdressers are hired for events such as weddings, bachelorette parties, prom night, birthdays and other occasions. The hairstylist can come to your location to do your hair, or provide hairstyling for your group.

For events, mobile hairstylists more often provide updos and formal styles than highlights or hair color. Mobile hairdressers bring all the necessary hairstyling tools and products such as lotions and sprays to create your look. The national average cost for a hairstylist is $70-$110. Pricing for different services can vary greatly depending on stylist reputation, training and regional rates. For example, haircuts could range between $35 and $150, while hair coloring services could range in price from $65 to $200. Some mobile hairstylists may include the cost of travel in their fees, while other may have it as an added charge, such as 50 cents to $1 for each mile beyond their standard service range.

What is a hair extension?

A hair extension is a beauty product designed to give you the appearance of longer and/or fuller hair. Hair extensions are made of synthetic material or real human hair and are attached to your natural hair by a variety of techniques such as a weave (sewing), hot fusion, tape-in, cold fusion, bonding, metal clips, micro ring or micro loops, and more. The type of technique you select as well as the quality and volume of the hair you choose all affect cost. Hair extensions can last anywhere from three weeks to six months, depending on the application technique. For example, tape-in extensions may last approximately four weeks, while extensions applied using a hot fusion technique may stay in for up to six months. The hot fusion technique takes longer, costs more, and requires more training on the part of the hair stylist, but the result is more natural-looking extensions that can be washed and heat-styled with confidence.

Do I need a makeup artist for my wedding?

There are no rules around your wedding day, and that means it’s your choice whether to have a wedding makeup artist. If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding makeup artist, consider the pros and cons. Some women decide against a wedding makeup artist to save money. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, which is an expense some women prefer to do without. Other women just don’t love wearing makeup. Some brides have friends or family members who are talented makeup artists willing to provide their services. If you choose not to have a wedding makeup artist, be sure to do at least two trial runs of your makeup look well before the wedding day to avoid any morning-of panic.

On the other hand, a wedding makeup artist can make the bride feel pampered and confident, giving her a flawless, fabulous look for the ceremony and reception and in wedding photos. For brides who are uncomfortable with heavy makeup, many wedding makeup artists usually excel at the natural look. Many brides consider wedding makeup part of the ritual and tradition of the ceremony, a shared experience with the entire bridal party. Ultimately your choice of whether to hire a wedding makeup artist should be based on what will make you feel most confident and happy.

How do you choose the right makeup artist for your wedding?

A wedding makeup artist can ensure a flawless look on your big day. Finding the perfect person isn’t all about price, though. Here are tips for choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding:

  • Research before reaching out. Wedding makeup artists should have an online presence with portfolios of their work. Find someone with an aesthetic you love.
  • Read reviews. You want a wedding makeup artist who’ll be on time, do beautiful work, and add a positive vibe to your day. Pay attention if previous clients report bad experiences with a makeup artist.
  • Consider skin tones. If your bridal party has a range of skin tones, make sure your wedding makeup artist and assistants are experienced and talented working with everyone.
  • Is your top pick available on your date? If so, put down a deposit to secure their services.
  • Confirm rates and payment. Clearly discuss prices and payment plans, and sign a detailed contract so there are no surprises on your wedding day.

How much do wedding makeup artists cost?

A wedding means love, celebration and tons of wedding photos. Professional wedding makeup artists have you looking your best on your big day and forever after in your wedding photos. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, although this price can increase based on your location, the extent of the makeup services and the reputation of the makeup artist. Most wedding makeup artists offer discounts to brides who book group services for their maids, mothers and flower girls at the same time. Wedding makeup artists who also do wedding hair usually offer package rates for hair and makeup combos. Here are some examples of average wedding makeup pricing:

  • Bridal makeup: $85-$125. Pricing often includes full face, eyes, lips, brows and false eyelashes. Airbrush makeup may be an additional $20 or more.
  • Bridal hair and makeup: $150-$200.
  • Bridesmaid and bridal party makeup: $50-$100 per person.
  • Bridesmaid hair and makeup: $100-$150.
  • Flower girl makeup: $25-$35.
  • Trial sessions: $60-$120, depending on the makeup artist. Some charge their full rate and others charge a partial rate for trial makeup services.
  • Hourly rates to stay on and keep makeup touched up throughout reception: $35-$75 per hour.
  • Travel fees: 50 cents to $1 per additional mile beyond a set radius — such as 50 miles.
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