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  • 10 years in business
  • 381 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 73 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Feroza A.
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Rose did my hair and makeup for my wedding. Arrived on time, took her time to do my makeup and hair. Love her personality, very upbeat and funny, full of energy. She really knows her stuff. My makeup and hair was on point. All her products are high end and top of the line products. My skin felt so good and looked flawless and it stayed on all night.I didn't need to touch up at all. Loved it!! I will be hiring her for all my events going forward. Thank you Rose for making me look super glam on my big day!

ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 139 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.

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 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).

  • 11 years in business
  • 491 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan F.
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I trained with Cassandra at her makeup academy to become certified in HD Makeup because I didn't have enough money to attend a regular school and I'm so happy with my choice. She's a real teacher at Blush School of Makeup so I trusted she would teach me everything there is to know about makeup. She even went out of her way to help me learn more about basic and bridal makeup. She taught me the fundamentals to build my portfolio and website too, which has helped me with booking amazing jobs. I like that Cassandra was flexible with my crazy schedule. The best part? I received a letter of recommendation and master certificate for my hours of training at the academy. Thank you, Cassandra!

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brittney P.
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Such a talented artist! She really knows her stuff, plus she is so funny! Great personality 10/10 and my makeup is poppin!

  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Edward L.
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Rachel was great to work with and the end result of my makeup job was really great. She was able to effectively and quickly translate my idea (Roy Lichtenstein face paint) into a great makeup job.

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Beauty by Jaime
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 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!

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Makeup By Amy S
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Deborah M.
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Wonderful experience! Very professional and caring. I will definitely recommend her to everyone. And I'm looking forward to learning how to apply my own makeup through the lessons sessions.

  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy M.
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Chose La Bella Visage Makeup for a party and I was very impressed and pleased with the results. Farah did an amazing job with my hair and makeup. She was super nice and very professional. I highly recommend her for wedding makeup or any kind of makeup needs. I am using her services again this Feb for my niece's engagement party.

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Makeup by Cynthya
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anna M.
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Cynthia did hair and makeup on my daughter for her Senior Prom. We drove out from San Jose to her because she is one of the best and did not disappoint. My daughter received tons of compliments throughout the evening on her hair and makeup. Her makeup and hair style lasted throughout the long night. Look forward to working with Cynthia again!

  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannette H.
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I had Audra do my makeup for a few events while in SF and she was amazing! Not only did she do an outstanding job making me look and feel more beautiful than I ever had felt before, but she took her time explaining to me how I can achieve the look, myself! She taught me so much about skincare and makeup- even down to techniques and tools to use and why she prefers this over that, etc. She is incredibly talented and sweet! I can't wait to take another trip to SF and learn more from her! I wish I could import her to Maui!

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Color For Color Artistry
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karen A.
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I flew into SanFranciso for a wedding and hired Monica Keppard to do my makeup. She did an awesome job, was very personable, and professional. Would highly recommend her.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ruby L.
Verified review

Botox? Who needs it when you have a Makeup Artist like Kala. I've used her services for 2 photo shoots now and love the results. She also makes the experience fun-filled, what a joy to work with her.

Team Bridal Beauty
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Stella H.
Verified review

Christina and her team were amazing! They were available last minute when my hair and makeup lady cancelled on me 2 weeks before my wedding. I had 9 people needing hair and/or makeup and also had 2 last minute people added as well as some of my bridesmaids coming late and they were totally cool with all of it and got everyone done on time.

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CynthiaAmabella
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Cynthia really listened to what I wanted and brought me out in the makeup, just a much better version of me. I asked for a professional look for a work event and she hit it right on the head. I felt confident, beautiful and really supported. And she is just lovely to spend time with. Will be hiring her again and again.

Makeup By Jasmene
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 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!!

Dolled Up Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 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!

Makeup by Amanda Marie
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa G.
Verified review

The bridal trial has made me so excited for the makeup the day of! Thank you Amanda for such a great experience.

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa A.
Verified review

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. :)

Glam Up
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 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.

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