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San Jose Hair Braiding Services

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  • 10 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Helen N.
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Mayra and her team were absolutely fantastic! I hired Mayra to do hair and makeup for myself and six other bridesmaids for my sisters wedding. They finished everything in a remarkably short amount of time and did amazing work. Highly recommend!

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Meg H.
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Teresa did my hair and makeup and my partner's hair and makeup for our friend's wedding and we had a GREAT experience. She was punctual (early, actually!) and super fun, creating a relaxing, comfortable environment for us. It felt like we had known her for years. She listened to what we wanted and delivered. Our hair and makeup looked fabulous and we felt great all night! You won't be disappointed with Teresa Song!

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Rose Hill & Crew
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margaret S.
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Awesome, I'm so impressed with her work on my hair & make-up so so perfect beyond words. If I could give her 10 stars I woud. Margie

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gauri Priya C.
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She did a great job on my hair and makeup and couldn’t be more happier.

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Britney M.
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I hired Vinnia to do hair/ makeup for me and five bridesmaids for my wedding! I was very nervous because I live in Southern California so getting a trial to feel her out wasn’t an option but I saw her work on social media so I took a chance and I can honestly say her and Anna were worth every penny! Prior to the wedding I sent her a picture of my vision hair/ makeup and she nailed it day of!!! From the moment her and Anna came into the room they were professional and ready to work! They were friendly and responsive which made me and all my nervous bridesmaids feel extremely comfortable! It really felt like we were just hanging out with old friends while they helped us get pretty. On top of they’re amazing personalities they are also amazing at their job. I was absolutely impressed with my final look! All my bridesmaids have completely different personalities and they all were also very pleased with their final looks! Vinnia was definitely a pleasure to work with and I literally can’t be more thankful for hiring her for such a special event! ❤️. Thank you Vinnia for everything!!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ilishia S.
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Leticia did my hair and makeup for my brother's wedding and the entire night was full of compliments. She was on time, professional and super friendly! She exceeded my expectations for both my hair and makeup and it stayed put the entire day!!! I am super happy with everything and will definitely be recommending Leticia to my friends and family! Thank you Jireh Artistry team!!!! - ilishia

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  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Becky R.
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April is fantastic. I had her come to my hair for my city hall wedding, and she was collaborative from start to end. I shared a Pinterest board with ideas and she was perfectly able to pick up on what I liked and how to make it work with my hair type. She was fast, fun to spend time with, and my hair looked great. Can't recommend her enough!

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa A.
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Hazel did such a great job on my hair. I was the maid of honor for my best friends wedding and I wanted to go with an "old holly wood" look. I showed her a picture and she delivered. She came to the house and was right on time. She had everything readily available and we got to working on my hair right away. She was very funny and kept me entertained the whole time and made me feel very pretty. I loved the outcome of the hair and makeup done by Sophea and so did every one else. I would highly recommend her and will use her again in the future. I am the girl the blue dress. :)

Angelie Makeup
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sara S.
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Angelie did a wonderful job with my makeup for my wedding. She was on time, professional, flexible and all with a smile. She took my suggestions after my trial and everything was perfect for my actual wedding. She also jumped in and gave me a great updo when my other hair plans fell through just a few weeks before.

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 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 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina S.
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Jelise is awesome! She was patient and took her time doing my makeup and hair. Everyone at the wedding complimented my hair and makeup. I will for sure hire Jelise for my next event. Thanks Jelise!!!

Carina
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie S.
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I hired Carina to do my hair and makeup for and acting shoot. She did an incredible job and was easy to communicate with - I’ve already booked her for another shoot. High recommendation for Carina, excellent caliber of work and attention to detail:)

Makeup & Hair by Nina
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tania R.
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My hair was very dry and dull, but after Nina cut it, the change is amazing! Not only did she cut my hair but she also showed me how to set it! She is so knowledgeable, considerate and super friendly!

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

Beautiful By Maria
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Annika R.
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Maria did such an amazing job! I had an idea of what I wanted to do at my hair and makeup trial for my wedding, but she made me look so much more polished than I had ever imagined. She's incredibly friendly and listens to what you want to do, and makes sure you are comfortable the whole time. I cannot recommend her enough!

The Organic Stylist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Laura T.
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Jaiya did both my hair and make-up for my wedding in November 2014 and she was AMAZING. We already had booked her for make-up for me and my bridesmaids, but she also stepped in at the last minute to do my hair when an issue came up with my original appointment. It was perfect. Beyond the gorgeous hair and make-up, she was a soothing, magical presence in an otherwise crazy, stressful room of pre-wedding women. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Styles By Jackie
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alessandra M.
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Jackie is by far the best stylist I’ve seen and that says a lot. She has a natural talent for styling hair and always gives me exactly what I’m looking for. Her styles are flawless and normally last 3-5 days. She is the best. Highly recommend this incredible hard working lady!

LilianBeauty
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cyndi L.
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Lilliana is amazing and very talented! She takes her time to care and understand the look and hairdo you're going for. Booked Lilliana for a special event, I didn't have a specific look or hairdo in mind and simply asked for her professional suggestions. Not only did she walk me through different shades of eyeshadow color, different look (dewy, matte, glow,etc), she also ensure that the look matches my dress! As for hairstyle, we went for a Greek Style Braids. (Greek goddess ) Lilliana's is so talented and creative she created this amazing hairdo with FRESH flowers from her garden. I highly recommend Lilliana for ALL KINDS OF EVENT!

Katie's Makeup and Hair

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I'm a freelance makeup artist, providing hair and makeup services for weddings, pageants, fashion, and special events. To save the hassle of traveling for the bride(s), I travel to wedding locations. Please visit my website for more information.

    About

    I specialize in wedding makeup and hair. I am also a full-time stylist and color designer at L Salon and color group!

    Avista Makeup Studio

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I am a certified makeup artist. My services include: * bridal or formal makeup * advanced makeup * makeup classes/lessons * highlighting/contouring * hairstyling/updos

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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.

      How much should you tip a hairstylist?

      A hairstylist can provide you with a cut, color or highlights, or style your hair for an event. The national average cost for a hairstylist is $70-$110, but prices can vary greatly depending on the service you receive, where you live, and the salon’s or hairdresser’s reputation. A good rule of thumb is to tip your hairstylist 20 percent of your total bill. In smaller towns, 15 percent may be the norm, but in larger cities 20 percent is generally the baseline. If you frequent a salon where the shampooer, colorist, and hair cutter are all different people, you can divide that 20 percent among those service providers in proportion to the skill level and time required to do their job. Many hairstylists rent a chair from the salon and must pay a monthly rent to the salon owner.

      How much do hair extensions cost?

      Hair extensions are synthetic or real human hair integrations that add volume and length to your hair. Hairstylists are trained in different techniques to attach extensions to your hair. The cost of extensions can vary greatly depending on the technique used to apply the hair, as well as the type of hair you select. Synthetic hair is typically the least expensive, human hair is next on the pricing scale, remy hair is next, and what is called “virgin” human hair is generally the most sought-after and most expensive. Remy hair signifies that all the cuticles are intact and running in the same direction, making for smoother hair extensions in the long term. Hair is deemed virgin when all the hair is from one donor and has never undergone any chemical processing. Hair prices will vary from company to company; here are some examples of hair from online retailers.

      • Virgin strands (25 strands weighing approximately 1 gram each) for hot fusion application: $44 per bundle.
      • Virgin hair weave (approximately 4 ounces per package): $149 each.

      Here are some sample application costs from hairstylists.

      • Full sew-in: $175-$200 or more.
      • Partial sew-in: $125 or more.
      • Micro-link weft extensions: $300 or more.
      • Full-bonded extensions: $75 or more.

      What is a seamless extension?

      A seamless hair extension is a type of clip-on hair extension. The extension hair is called the weft. Near the top of the weft, a metal clip mounted to the weft on a silicone base is used to attach the extension to your natural hair. In a traditional clip-on extension, the base that attaches the metal clip to the weft is fabric.

      People may prefer seamless extensions due to their lower profile; the silicone can be up to 50 percent thinner than the fabric, making the extension appear more natural — and, therefore, seamless. Seamless extensions usually can be washed (although you shouldn’t keep them submerged for more than 20 seconds) and heat-styled on lower heat settings. You can gently brush seamless hair extensions as well as have them dyed a darker color by a trained professional.

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