Face of Shades

San Lorenzo, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I offer lower rates than most people and I am great with kids! I also do requests

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love the fact that I get to draw and paint and see the joy on kid's faces.

Location

San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Background check

Complete

Years in business

3

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

50

Reviews

30 Reviews
  • Nicole M. Jul 10, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Erica was great! Even though it was 100 degrees out, and kids were lined up the moment she arrived, Erica was professional and accommodating and a total hit at our company picnic! Thank you so much! We will definitely use your again in the future!
  • Mary Q. Jul 8, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Amazing artwork! Kids loved it!
  • Laura D. Jun 18, 2017
    Face Painting
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  • Nicole S. May 22, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommend!
  • Michelle V. May 4, 2017
    Face Painting
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    Great job!! All the kids and adults enjoyed their face paintings!!
  • Pamela C. Apr 24, 2017
    Face Painting
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    She was very professional and friendly. Arrived on time painted each guest kids and adults alike. Work was really good. I will use her again
  • Diana A. Nov 15, 2016
    Face Painting
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    Made the party!
    We requested a face painter who could focus on zombie themed makeup and Face of Shades did an amazing job!
  • Jill V. Oct 30, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Awesome face painter!
    Erica and face of shades did an amazing job at our school carnival. Everyone was very happy with them!
  • Christina B. Oct 18, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Hope to hire again!
    Had a great experience with Erica! Even though my event was canceled due to the rain, the process of booking/payment was quick and easy, and she was professional throughout.
  • Michelle S. Oct 17, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Talented face painter
    Erica was very professional and did a great job on every face she painted. She is an artist!
  • Jorge R. Aug 14, 2016
    Face Painting
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    She was awesome with all the kids!she stayed there longer than we asked for and still charged us the same amount!best face painter of all time!
  • Ghe C. Jan 11, 2016
    Face Painting
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  • Isabel G. Oct 10, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Erica was really good, professional, friendly and on time.
  • Kelly D. Sep 27, 2015
    Face Painting
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  • Mahjabeen W. Jul 19, 2015
    Face Painting
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    Erica was fabulous! We had about 70 kids at our party. Erica was completely unfazed, went through all the kids at a quick, steady speed without compromising on design. The kids were all very happy with their face paint designs! I would highly recommend her.
  • Latoya O. Jun 17, 2015
    Face Painting
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    Erica G. Sep 12, 2015

    Hi Latoya! When we talked, you said this was a mistake and that you should have marked 5 stars. Could you please fix this? Thank you!

  • Marcela G. Mar 29, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    All I can say is WOW: I'm speechless with her wonderful job yesterday at my son's birthday party. She's awesome and talented.
  • Debbie G. Mar 23, 2015
    Face Painting
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    She was on time and she was very patient with the kids. Her artwork was phenomenal!!
  • Jhenny B. Mar 2, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Absolutely AMAZING. We loved having her and would have loved to keep her longer. To this day, my daughter is constantly askimg if Erica was coming back or if we could go see her! Loved the service! Thank you so much!
  • Alejandra N. Feb 21, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Absolutely recommend Face of shades! She was absolutely lovely to work with and made all the children happy with their requests! Definitely would hire again!
  • Gemma L. Feb 16, 2015
    Face Painting
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  • Alyssa D. Feb 1, 2015
    Face Painting
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    The kids loved it! She was on time, stayed longer, and overall was just really easy to work with!! That helps a lot when your trying to prepare for the day and host. Highly recommend.
  • Beatriz S. Dec 29, 2014
    Face Painting
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  • Alexandra A. Nov 21, 2014
    Face Painting
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  • Ebonie M. Nov 9, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Erica was really great. Her designs were amazing all the kids loved them. We had way more kids than I expected and Erica handled it like a pro. I will definitely use her again. Thanks for making my sons party a success
  • Federico I. Oct 19, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She is so good,she did a great job,nice characters all the kids where happy,I will hire face of shades again,congratulations
  • Tammy B. Oct 13, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    I LOVED THE ARTWORK ERICA DID. ALL THE KIDS WERE HAPPY WITH HER RESULTS. I WILL DEF CALL HER AGAIN
  • Randi C. Oct 9, 2014
    Erica is amazing. Her skills are top notch. Her designs are amazing. Be it princess's, super heroes, animals, etc. Erica can deliver! Her prices are reasonable and she is fabulous with kids.
  • Bianca C. Oct 9, 2014
    I am the site manager for Gymboree Play & Music in Pleasanton and San Ramon and we hired Erica to face paint at our Homecoming party! The kids loved how versatile Erica was. Usually face painters give you a few designs to choose from, but whatever the kids wanted, Erica was able to deliver. From Queen Elsa's crown to Gymbo the clown, she can do it all! I can't wait to have her at our next special event!
  • Danielle C. Oct 7, 2014
    Face Painting
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    We hired Erica for our son's first birthday party. She was great. She arrived early and quickly set up. Her face painting work was excellent and the kids' faces looked fantastic. She even stayed longer to make sure all of the kids who were interested had their faces painted or received glitter tattoos. The face painting and glitter tattoos were a hit!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Rate Within San Lorenzo, San Leandro, Hayward, and Castro Valley - $75 per hour (1 hour minimum) The rest of the East Bay - $85 per hour (1 hour minimum) Concord, Walnut Creek, and Livermore- $100 per hour (1 hour minimum) South Bay and the Peninsula - $100 per hour (1 hour minimum) Travel charges will apply outside of a 25 mile radius from San Lorenzo San Francisco will be $100 per hour plus any parking fees. Each additional hour will be $60 Additional Services Baby bump painting- 80.00 per hour Individual sessions - Prices range from 40.00 to 50.00 per person (depending on difficulty and what special fx is used) Chairs and table: 10.00
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like talking to my customers and I am available all the time. I like to find out your theme of the party so that I can make sure I have designs for you. I then email you my contract and we go from there.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I actually work for a school district. I am a paraprofessional for moderate to severe autistic children at the kindergarten level. My second love is face painting. I have been drawing and painting since I was 12. Face painting brings both my passions together.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love to draw! My daughter's preschool needed a volunteer to face paint at one of their carnivals and I decided to try. That was 2 1/2 years ago and I haven't put down the paint brush since.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have done fund raisers, school events, private parties, Pride festivals, corporate events and now currently contracted through state assemblymen. Also, individual sessions as well.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
My favorite time of year is Halloween. I love working one on one with clients to make their costumes come alive!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Check their work.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Make sure they are using FDA approved paint and hypoallergenic as well.