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  • 10 years in business
  • 381 hires on Thumbtack
Janae L.
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I happened to find The Eye Lash Make up Artist because I had a huge stack of brochures (bridal expos and shows) and just went through it. I forgot to book a stylist, so I was cutting it close. Luckily, there was an opening for my wedding date. The main reason I went with them is because they've done plenty of people of different races who have looked great. (I'd rather not be one of the first few Asian test runs) A good majority of stylists did not have pictures of people of color and if they did, their makeup was not particularly impressive. I really appreciated Mayra patience in dealing with me because I had issues to deal with and didn't respond quickly and had a really wish washy bridal party that didn't know if they wanted hair or make up or both or none. Mayra did cost adjustments almost to the day of my wedding and I had to ask Heather about adding on an additional 2 services on the day of. If I had to deal with some one like myself, I'd be a bit annoyed. I had Heather for hair and make up and she was fabulous! We were not particularly helpful on what we wanted, i.e. clueless, but she gave us ideas, tried a few things, and it worked out wonderfully. Even though we tacked on 2 more services at the last minute (thanks Heather!), she still finished everything on schedule. We even ended up ahead of schedule at one point and took a break for a bit. Everyone loved their hair and make up and all of us received compliments. I had a trial done and it was great, but the day of looked even better. The wedding day was a bit windy and the groom kept bumping my hair and smudging my makeup, but my hair and makeup still stayed perfect until the end of the night. Even the fresh flowers that were in my hair. Pictures came out with us looking great! We all enjoyed Heather's company, especially the hair and makeup tips. :) I'd definitely recommend them to anyone looking for hair and makeup.

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Mister Clean Machine
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
David L.
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I had let my home go way too long and as such became embarrassed about having anybody come in and clean. When I put out feelers for a housecleaner Michael was the first to respond and even after sending him photos of what my home had become he still consented to clean, all the while assuring me that it will be okay and that I'm not the only person to get myself in the situation I had fallen into. As you can see from the my bathroom and kitchen photos Michael has posted it was quite a huge job. He spent one hole day in the bathroom scrubbing and scraping the tiles cleaning the sink, tub and bowl and washing the windows and mirrors (You can see how my bathroom shines in the after photo). Than he came back for another 1/4 day to attack the kitchen ( you can see the results as well). I recommend Michael very highly for his devotion to the job, understanding of your needs and excellent quality of his work.

Rose Hill & Crew
4.8
from 73 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie A.
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Rose did my engagement photos hair and make up. I really liked the way it came out and she would give tips on products to use for hair and make up for everyday use.

ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie F.
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I not only love the amazing job Chantelle did for my album promotional photos for my latest music release. But the fact that she offers photo, makeup and hair as a complete service package is so easy and allowed me with my very busy schedule to have the time during hair and make up to feel comfortable and get to know her. So that when the time came for her to start taking the shots we were on the same page. My hair was just how I like it, my makeup looked great on camera and the photos turned out really well. Thanks so much for a great shoot Chantelle and for being so collaborative and really connecting with how I wanted things done.

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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
Michela O.
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Vinnia was prompt, well organized and the BEST makeup artist I have had on the road! She even did a fantastic job getting my hair in great photo ready order!

  • 11 years in business
  • 491 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan N.
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Cassandra literally improved my entire life. To call her simply an image stylist is selling her short. She is truly a LIFE stylist. She helped me change my all the clothes in my wardrobe, hair style, and even helped change my daily skin products (from none to daily spf anti-aging face creams). She was never pushy or rude. She always pointed out what she thought would look best and then asked for my feedback. It was clear that most of all, she wanted me to feel feel comfortable with my new lifestyle. Then, she taught me how to use all of the new outfits and products. She even helped me organize my closet!! Everyone around me has noticed the huge difference overnight. I used to be someone who never got compliments on my style but after her work, I literally have days where total strangers come up to me and ask my where I got my outfit. The answer is simple: Cassandra McClure. She knew everything about current fashion trends, grooming, and skin care. I've seen her do the same for literally every one of her clients. I can't recommend her enough. She isn't the least expensive stylist, but you pay for what you get. In this case, it's the absolute best.

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amity J.
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Liv did a phenomenal job! She managed to give my hair beautiful lasting curls despite it being very fine and straight, and did my makeup even better than I pictured. I felt confident going to my photo shoot after I saw the results in the mirror. Plus she did all this with enthusiasm, passion, and positive energy!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary K.
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I needed a style director for a photo shoot and Megan was perfect at selecting the clothes I needed for the images I was envisioning. Not only does she produce amazing end results, she is also a complete joy to work with! Her wit, keen observations, attentive listening skills, talent, and energy really set her apart from others I've worked with. Ideas just flow from her, and I felt very confident working with her. Megan is exactly what I am looking for in a stylist and I look forward to the next project we work on together.

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Beauty by Jaime
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Birtu B.
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Jaime did an amazing job and was very punctual and flexible. She did such a good job on our bridesmaids and they looked perfect in photos and felt confident and happy!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Nadine R.
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They are the team of our DJMC, florist, photo and coordinator. My husband and I couldn't have asked for anything! They will confirm all the details step by step and make us stress free.

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stylerescue
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Yasmin R.
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I recently went through a wardrobe purge because of weight gain and an upcoming career transition, so I was seeking a stylist in the Bay Area of Northern California. I received quotes from other stylists in the Bay Area, in California, and out of state, who immediately told me their hourly rate and the services they provided. I appreciate the quick information but this didn't work for me; I am not only inquiring for a project, but also establishing a business relationship. How will their skills fit with the aesthetic I'm looking for if they just immediately tell me their rate and services? Most of all, who are these people? I can look at their portfolios, look them up on LinkedIn, view their websites, but will they work well with me? Will we communicate well? Will our styles clash? I chose Barbra initially because out of the proposed stylists she was the most collaborative, and the most engaging. Barbra was different - instead of telling me her rate, she asked qualifying questions to understand not only who I am, but what my overall take is from getting a stylist. Through here, we began a dialogue and we both got to know each other to see if this would be a good fit. In addition to her professional communication, she has an online presence, LA/NY Fashion Industry experience, and her portfolio shows versatility in style, with a clean aesthetic. I wanted to work with her, so I went forward with a session. Once again, I had a closet purge - my wardrobe can fit in two shelves. How can a woman over android google hangouts, pull out three new looks out of what I have left, a list full of shopping action items, lifestyle tips, and also career/business advising within 15 minutes?? Who does that?? After my session with Barbra I have an outlined Christmas AND NEW YEARS to do list! Barbra is knowledgeable, personable, creative, industry experienced and above all else a real person. She is a people person and wants to help real people feel better about themselves. I highly recommend her. If anything, message her now. Do it!

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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
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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Makeup by Cynthya
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Meghan B.
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She did my makeup for a dance at my high school and I was AMAZED by the results. I was getting compliments all night. She texted me directly and helped me to decide what I wanted to do. She's even able to take pictures that you send and change them enough to be unique. If you are looking for a very talented, organized, and friendly makeup artist or hair stylist for any event, Cynthia is the person to go to!

  • New on Thumbtack
Patty M.
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Where to begin...I first found Rojo Beautie on Facebook about four years ago. I was looking for someone that did both hair and makeup. I am VERY particular with my hair and makeup but after seeing her before/after pictures of clients...I decided-she’s the one. I have NEVER been so right ! When I first went to her for hair and makeup , I explained what I was looking for. She was very patient and honest with what she felt would work. Days leading up to the appointment she would text me pictures of different hairstyles and make up, so she could get an idea of what look I was going for. Most stylists wouldn’t care as long as they got $$$$. Letty saw it as a poster board of her work. She was NOT about to let me walk out looking like a hot mess. If there was a shade of color I wasn’t really fond of, she let me know it was ABSOLUTELY OK to be honest and she fixed it on the spot, until I was 100% happy with the results. She is the true definition of a professional and expert in her craft.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Suzi W.
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Many years ago Kala did my hair and make up for a family photo shoot. I have suffered from acne for years and have scars, redness and extremely oily skin. That day Kala did my make up was the first time in a long time I looked in the mirror and said WOW! My face was FLAWLESS! My make up was absolutely gorgeous. I had never even seen my skin that clear before. I looked and felt so beautiful that day. Kala is extremely talented and was a great listener as to what I wanted done. Her knowledge in cosmetology is top notch. You won't regret hiring her to do anything. ❤️

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

Makeup By Jasmene
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cherie S.
Verified review

Jasmene did my makeup for my wedding as well as my wedding parties. She also did my makeup for my maternity photos and made me feel my best when I wasn’t exactly feeling my best. I’ve received tons of compliments on my makeup and photos thanks to Jasmene’s listening ear to hear what her customer wants and be able to actually execute the look. Thank you!

Dolled Up Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Angelique A.
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I absolutely love Mari! She always does a great job on my hair! I appreciate that she never chops more hair off then I want , unlike a lot of other stylists. I also love her so much that I will be trusting her with my hair and makeup on the happiest day of my life! I know she will do an amazing job!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anna O.
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I was thrilled to work with Regi-Ne', always punctual, responsive and professional. She worked on my new dress attire and everyone is always giving me rave reviews on my new look. She Rocks!!!

Makeup by Amanda Marie
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Raven C.
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I came to thumbtack looking for a great makeup artist to do my makeup for a holiday party I was attending. Amanda reached out to me here on thumbtack with a quote. After looking at her photos and seeing how responsive she was, I decided to go with her as my makeup artist. He communication style is very clear with no hidden costs; she is upfront with pricing and is very competitive for the quality she offers. She arrived at my house at the appointed time and set up all of her equipment. We talked a bit futher about the style/look I was going for and then got started! She was wonderful to talk to and made the process easy and very comfortable. The look came out beautifully, bold/smoky eyes with a subtle cheek and lip. Applying smoky eyes or any eye makeup to asian monolids can be challenging, but Amanda had no problems and made me look glamorous. I highly recommend her if you are looking for quality of work, responsiveness and an all round wonderful person to do your makeup. Next time I need my makeup done, I know exactly who to reach out to.

Glam Up
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie F.
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Kayla did my hair and makeup for my engagement pictures.... twice. The first time it rained so the pictures were cancelled, but I loved her so much I went back to her a second time. She actually came to my house at 5am to get me ready for a sunrise photo shoot. She was so professional, knowledgeable, so sweet and friendly, so detailed, going above and beyond to exceed my expectations and make sure I loved how everything came out and I absolutely did! She does amazing work and is such a genuinely good human being, I am so grateful to her and I look awesome in my pictures thanks to her.

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