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Bay Area Birthdays
4.7
from 142 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
Bindu M.
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Jen wore a beautiful fairy costume and reached the party location on time. The kids loved the ballon twist and the magic show. She was also very accommodating as we wanted to do cake cutting between her performance. Overall she lit up the party for the kids. The magic show could've been louder but it was just sufficient for the kids gathered around so no worries.

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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Heather H.
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Chantelle was the makeup artist for my wedding November 22, 2015. She was prompt, professional, warm, and most of all - made me look better than I ever have before. Her techniques are unbelievable! From contouring, to the individual lashes, my wedding day makeup looked AMAZING! Somehow she made me look like myself, but more glamorous. I would highly recommend her for special occasions, or for any time you want your makeup professionally done by a consummate professional.

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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Teresa was an absolute delight to work with - I used her hair styling services for a recent event and ended up lucky to snag her with two days' notice. She was essential to making my fashion show a smashing success. She is punctual (she showed up early!), easy to reach, friendly and professional. Not only that, but most importantly, she's talented. I gave her an idea of what I was looking for and she went above and beyond, working seamlessly with the makeup artist and the clothing I was showing. Highly recommended!

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Rajpreet C.
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Anne was fantastic. I've worked with almost a dozen makeup artists and she was most definitely the best. I showed her a picture of how I'd like my makeup and she did a phenomenal job so quickly. The makeup lasted all throughout the day and night and I received so many compliments. I will certainly be requesting her service again. If I could choose one word to describe her work- FLAWLESS!

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Darcie S.
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Vinnia was fantastic!!! I couldn't have been happier with my wedding hair and makeup. All of my communication with Vinnia was done through email since I live out of the country. She was amazing at suggesting ideas for my hair and makeup. She was always very prompt with replying to my emails. I wasn't sure what to do with my hair since I was growing it out and I had only had my makeup professionally done once before. I showed Vinnia a picture of how I wanted my hair and she styled it turned out even better than I imagined. I had so many compliments on it! My makeup was beautiful too. Vinnia kept checking to make sure that I was happy and anything I wanted changed wasn't a problem at all. All of my bridesmaids and my mother had their hair and makeup done too. Vinnia and her assistant arrived on time and had all of us done within the time frame she provided. There was no rushing around, it was very relaxed and pampering. My makeup and hair lasted all night long! I highly recommend Vinnia as a professional, experienced, and high quality makeup artist and hair stylist.

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Dani S.
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This was the most spectacular service! The “glam squad” did hair and makeup for 14 young ladies for a homecoming dance. It was the greatest day ever.

A.N. Artistry
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Valeria D.
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Amanda did a great job on my wedding makeup. She did my entire bridal party as well as my mom. Everything turned out perfect and she really made everyone look their best. She does not do overly heavy makeup, instead she brings out everyones most beautiful qualities. She uses high-end products, which we all loved. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a makeup artist for any occasion. I already can't wait to for her to do my makeup again.

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Alba A.
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She's extraordinarily talented and professional! I love her work!! She did my Hair and Makeup for a professional photoshoot and I absolutely loved it, the care and time she put into making me beautiful were a clear reflection of her fantastic skills which made me feel more confident than ever and resulted in the most fantastic experience I've ever had when getting dolled up by a true doll and professional makeup artist like her ! I totally recommend her if you're looking for an outstanding MUA!

  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Angelie H.
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Farrah was amazing to work with, I hired her to provide hair styling on a photoshoot and Farrah was a joy to have around. As a makeup artist in the community, I can vouch that Farrah is trustworthy, cares about the clients needs and is extremely professional. The hair styling was beautiful, and the guest was blown away with Farrah's talent. Would work with her again.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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DeVonna W.
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The only problem you have when Audra does your makeup is you never want to wash your face again!!!! She is beyond a pleasure to work with. Very kind and professional but she also was very educational and didn't mind answering all my questions about products and how to's. And her kit is immaculate!!!!!! In a perfect world Audra would be the only person that ever did my makeup! She is by far the best makeup artist I have ever worked with!!!

All Star Showgrams
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Anourack H.
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All Star Showgrams was amazing to work with! They were quick, very professional, and made the process of booking very easy. We were SO THRILLED when Batman (Tom) came to our twins' superhero birthday party. Not only was he not scary in his Batman costume for an audience that ranged from infant to 9 yr old, but he was super friendly and entertaining. His costume, attitude, voice were all on point and I'd highly recommend him and this company to any family that needs a character...especially Tom for Batman. He entertained a rowdy group of 14 kids (mainly preschool age) for over 2 hours!!! Money well spent!!!

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna Q.
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Hazel is a great makeup artist! She is professional and always on time and makes she accomdates everyones needs! I would recommend her for any events/ styling/ weddings or even for just a simple makeover!

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Robin S.
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Adrianne is the best! She really is so sweet and really takes the time to understand what her client wants. When she did my makeup for my engagement shoot, we discussed thoroughly what I wanted and as she did my makeup, she would stop to ask if I wanted more or less. Her attention to detail and also to what I wanted was something that you cannot find in my makeup artists. I would definitely hire Adrianne again for any of my makeup needs! The final look was exactly what I wanted while still looking natural - Adrianne did exactly what I was hoping for! Thank you, girl - you're the best!

  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Alana D.
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Stacey Dennick is a wonderful face painter. She has a very professional booth setup for fairs and corporate events, and great costumes. She's kind and patient, and kids love her!

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Irene M.
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Jelise was AMAZING! She is a sweetheart and did a great job with my makeup for a video shoot that I did with my band! I am hiring her again for our next video shoot because of how great of a makeup artist and person she is. She was punctual, nice, did a great job for my hair and makeup, and was even talkative (in a good way so there were no awkward silences)! We were happy with her work. Jelise, you are awesome!

Ms. Pinky - Naked Brush
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
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Pinky arrived a bit late, but called to check in with me. She worked efficiently and quickly and got my makeup done in time for me to get dressed in spite of some phone calls (on my part). She was pleasant and seemed to know a lot about makeup. Well done, and a nice person.

Alessandra’s Make-up
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Erica D.
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I had the pleasure of having Alessandra be a part of my beauty team for bridal and special events. She was my go to / favorite makeup artist to work with for many years. She was always super reliable, professional and her work flawless and pure perfection. She enhanced the clients natural beauty and made them feel and look amazing. I highly recommend Alessandra for your special event. We miss her here in NY and know first hand that she is will exceed your expectations. -Lief beauty Boutique

  • 10 years in business
Tara Q.
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I had a 1920's party to attend and it was was costume required. I am not good with doing my own hair and makeup. I contacted Glamourmaid Cosmetic Artistry Consultant Tasha for help. She replied immediately! I left all makeup and hair decision making to her. I absolutely loved the final product! I felt so beautiful. Tasha is very focused while doing her job, she was on time, researched what she wanted to do with my makeup and hair. I look forward to working with her in the future and will recommend her services.

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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E. M.
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I was searching for a local makeup artist who uses natural beauty products, and could come to my home. Tessa fit the bill. She was both pleasant and professional. As a mature client, I was especially happy with her ability to make my under eye circles much less noticeable while not piling on a ton of makeup. I am learning how apply makeup, but think it it well worth the price to have an expert such as Tessa complete a look from time to time.

Carina
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 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!

CeeCee Medina
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Hazel I.
    Verified review

    Ceecee knows what’s she’s doing and is a great makeup artist. You can tell she passionate about her work and loves makeup!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do wedding makeup artists cost?

    A wedding means love, celebration and tons of wedding photos. Professional wedding makeup artists have you looking your best on your big day and forever after in your wedding photos. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, although this price can increase based on your location, the extent of the makeup services and the reputation of the makeup artist. Most wedding makeup artists offer discounts to brides who book group services for their maids, mothers and flower girls at the same time. Wedding makeup artists who also do wedding hair usually offer package rates for hair and makeup combos. Here are some examples of average wedding makeup pricing:

    • Bridal makeup: $85-$125. Pricing often includes full face, eyes, lips, brows and false eyelashes. Airbrush makeup may be an additional $20 or more.
    • Bridal hair and makeup: $150-$200.
    • Bridesmaid and bridal party makeup: $50-$100 per person.
    • Bridesmaid hair and makeup: $100-$150.
    • Flower girl makeup: $25-$35.
    • Trial sessions: $60-$120, depending on the makeup artist. Some charge their full rate and others charge a partial rate for trial makeup services.
    • Hourly rates to stay on and keep makeup touched up throughout reception: $35-$75 per hour.
    • Travel fees: 50 cents to $1 per additional mile beyond a set radius — such as 50 miles.

    Do I need a makeup artist for my wedding?

    There are no rules around your wedding day, and that means it’s your choice whether to have a wedding makeup artist. If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding makeup artist, consider the pros and cons. Some women decide against a wedding makeup artist to save money. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, which is an expense some women prefer to do without. Other women just don’t love wearing makeup. Some brides have friends or family members who are talented makeup artists willing to provide their services. If you choose not to have a wedding makeup artist, be sure to do at least two trial runs of your makeup look well before the wedding day to avoid any morning-of panic.

    On the other hand, a wedding makeup artist can make the bride feel pampered and confident, giving her a flawless, fabulous look for the ceremony and reception and in wedding photos. For brides who are uncomfortable with heavy makeup, many wedding makeup artists usually excel at the natural look. Many brides consider wedding makeup part of the ritual and tradition of the ceremony, a shared experience with the entire bridal party. Ultimately your choice of whether to hire a wedding makeup artist should be based on what will make you feel most confident and happy.

    How do you choose the right makeup artist for your wedding?

    A wedding makeup artist can ensure a flawless look on your big day. Finding the perfect person isn’t all about price, though. Here are tips for choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding:

    • Research before reaching out. Wedding makeup artists should have an online presence with portfolios of their work. Find someone with an aesthetic you love.
    • Read reviews. You want a wedding makeup artist who’ll be on time, do beautiful work, and add a positive vibe to your day. Pay attention if previous clients report bad experiences with a makeup artist.
    • Consider skin tones. If your bridal party has a range of skin tones, make sure your wedding makeup artist and assistants are experienced and talented working with everyone.
    • Is your top pick available on your date? If so, put down a deposit to secure their services.
    • Confirm rates and payment. Clearly discuss prices and payment plans, and sign a detailed contract so there are no surprises on your wedding day.

    How much should you tip a wedding makeup artist?

    Wedding makeup artists ensure you and your bridal party are looking your best bright and early on your wedding day. Tipping a wedding makeup artist for their hard work is standard practice, and is also greatly appreciated. A tip of 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill is appropriate. You may consider tipping extra if the makeup artist or someone on their team went above and beyond — for example, squeezing in Aunt Martha at the last second or redoing a flower girl’s hair free of charge after she dunked it in the fountain.

    A gratuity is a reflection of a job well done, so if the wedding makeup artist was late, did a shoddy job or didn’t provide all the services you negotiated, you are not required to tip. Talk with your wedding makeup artist prior to the event to ask how they prefer payment and gratuity to be handled. Can you pay by credit card the day of the event and include a tip then? Do you need to pay in cash the day of the event? Find out ahead of time how to manage payment for services so you can be prepared with cash or credit cards as needed. Even better, delegate the task of payment to someone in your bridal party so you can just enjoy your day.

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