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  • 10 years in business
  • 384 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmin G.
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Recently I just had a wedding and was privileged to have Mayra and her team be in charge of my moms' as well as my hair and makeup. Mayra did an AMAZING job. When people saw me on that day, they all aspired for taking photos with me. I looked amazing in the photos---I don't normally do, but with the makeup on, I looked superb --- and the moms looked amazing in them. My mom got so many compliments from her coworkers; it was very exciting for her. My makeup stayed on with no trouble all day long, and was told that I need no retouch since Mayra uses high-quality makeup. My mom and I loved her work and would like to stay in touch with her for future events, and possibly makeup lessons! Mayra was amiable and helpful the whole way through. I didn't know much about makeup products or the techniques of applying makeup. She taught me tricks and basics as she was doing my makeup during my bridal consultation, and she answered all the questions I asked. She was attentive to details and needs, accommodated to clients' preference but also provided professional opinion. She was both very knowledgeable and well-equipped, and she can handle all skin type and skin color. I had a wonderful experience and I think having known her was a wonderful gift. I would definitely recommend her!

Rose Hill & Crew
4.8
from 75 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Diane N.
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I loved the way she did my makeup, she really made my eyes pop.

ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Jen G.
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Chantelle arrived early to set up, did an expert job, and was a great communicator in planning for our video shoot. She has mad makeup skills, would highly recommend her.

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Zaynab H.
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I've always taken pride in being a on the go "Girlie girl" mom. Who enjoys getting my hair and nails done. I just never got into the makeup part. The few times i had it done I wasn't to satisfied. It seemed the artist would venture to far into the foundation, or say a color was great that didn't go with the flow of my skin tone. I got my face made up by Teresa for my sons birthday event, and I couldn't believe it! I looked and felt so beautiful! I had a hard time believing it was me I was looking at in the mirror. My colors were blended and well coordinated. She never went too heavy or far. She explained everything she was doing in a manner that I could understand. Nothing was too dramatic, or gotty. I would have worn any color combination she put on my face. She's the perfect person for a woman that is an on the go mom, who never stops to think to add that simple pleasure to her process of beauty so she can really enjoy the fruits of being a women. Keeping my hair and nails done is fun. Now I feel confidant enough to add a facial or two to the process, and really enjoy seeing myself in a whole different light.

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Uwasartistry
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Yesterday you did an amazing job on all the brides maids. Thank you very much for your amazing work and congratulations on your new addition to your family 🤗

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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Vinnia gave my teenage niece a makeup lesson. She was responsive and professional in scheduling, confirming and during the lesson itself. She was thorough, practical and gave a wide range of recommendations so my niece could pick-and-choose what would work for her (high-end, drugstore and for a wide variety of daytime and evening looks). She encouraged hands-on learning (she did 1/2 and had my niece do the other 1/2 of her face), picture-taking and note-taking of product recommendations and techniques (she even gave my niece a cute notepad to take notes and let her take it home).

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Liv London Beauty
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John L.
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Super professional, super friendly, applied makeup to 11 children. As a producer, when a department is "seen and not heard" that means they are doing their job incredibly well. Would definitely hire again.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie A.
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Susan has been doing it ALL of me for the past couple of years. From makeup, to ombré, to extensions, I only trust her. I finally decided to try hair extensions and it was amazing! Susan blended them perfectly and everyone just thought my hair had grown longer. When I looked at the before and after pictures, I was left wondering why nobody told me that my hair was extremely choppy. But the hair extensions fixed that right up! I'll be getting hair extensions again soon. Nothing compares to the fullness of having the hair extensions in! They are very easy to style, make your hair much more voluminous, and of course they add length. You won't regret having Susan take care of any of your hair and makeup needs!

  • 18 years in business
  • 30 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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Beauty by Jaime
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila M.
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Jaime did my makeup for a work event. She did an amazing job!! She is very talented with blending colors and took the time to make sure it was perfect. I look forward to Jaime to do my makeup again in the future!

Makeup By Jasmene
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kaylene K.
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I had Jasmene come to my home to apply makeup to my daughter, sister, Nonna and myself for my Nonna’s 95th Birthday. She arrived on time with all her supplies of makeup, false lashes and a super comfy makeup chair for clients to sit. It was a GREAT experience! She does an amazing job!! Jasmene glammed us up and we had a blast doing it! Jasmene is so sweet, fun to talk to and very personable! I can’t wait to have her do my makeup for my next event! She even gives makeup lessons and I’m looking forward to that session as well! I highly recommend Jasmene! You too will be delighted with your glamorous look!!

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Henrietta R.
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Hazel is a professional makeup artist and superb hair stylist. Listens very well to what you want to achieve and talks you through each step she performs on you. I was very satisfied with my results and received many compliments. I definitely will use Hazel again.

VIVIDbeauty_one_
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jelise B.
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Had an amazing experience having my makeup and hair done by Stephanie. She executed the look I wanted! My hair was exactly what I wanted and more! She was very knowledgeable about all the questions I had for her. It was a great time and I looked amazing!

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Megan M.
Verified review

I loved my makeup! Eyeshadow was done perfectly. I'll definitely be having Jelise over to do my makeup again

Glam Up
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

Kayla was very professional and humble, down to earth. She listened well to what I wanted and was open minded and willing to change anything I wanted. Even through got it down pretty much first shot. All in all I would call kayla again for my wedding and recommend to anyone who needs a great service and makeup done.

Makeup by Alexaly
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sara D.
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Alexaly is great doing makeup my and my niece fing her on face book I see some of her pic she has there and I just knew she will do a wonderful job .. guess she did a awesome job on my niece .. my niece was so happy taking pic her self I never see my niece this happy ever .. I also want to point out Alexaly ‘s mom she did my hair from frizzy to straight hiar they both are so great and I’m planning to come back and visit them soon :)

Dolled Up Services
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Alisa L.
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Mari stepped in 3 weeks before my wedding after a less-than-excellent hair and makeup trial with another vendor. She perfected my look with just the most basic description. She was totally flexible day of and even took care of my new sister-in-law's hair and makeup on short notice. My hair and makeup lasted all day through pictures, the ceremony, and hours of dancing. I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out!

MakeupbyLaila
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nina S.
Verified review

I had my makeup done by Laila early in the morning. It managed to last the ENTIRE day and earned me tons of compliments. Laila was meticulous, responsive to my critique, and extremely clear about what she was doing while she was doing it. I would definitely get my makeup done by her again!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Crystal H.
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This is almost a year late but Marissa did the makeup for my wedding in September 2013. She did the makeup for my two teenage daughters and myself. We were absolutely beautiful and stunning! I hope she has photos. She is great to work with and very professional. She does great work with ethnic faces! Hire her!

Carina
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe C.
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Loved Carina and her skills, I got exactly what I wanted a beautiful old Hollywood vintage style ! She is a local San Francisco makeup artist that has worked with many celebrities. So happy we chose her for our event. She was super attentive! Definitely recommend her!

GLAM MAKEUP BY SERGIO
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Yadira E.
Verified review

I loved my makeup! Couldn’t have asked for a better person to have done my makeup! Very pleased!!!

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