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Hired 125 times
5 years in business
(Pacific Time Zone)
9:00 a.m. to midnight
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Jul - Dec
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Age of guests
Younger than 4 years old,
4 - 6 years old,
7 - 10 years old
I found Ash through Thumbtack when planning my daughter’s 1st birthday party. She was prompt in following up through the app and was really easy to work with. She arrived early and started working immediately at our party. I didn’t know what to expect since this was my first kid’s party, but was thoroughly impressed by Ash’s balloon twisting and face painting skills! I particularly liked the unicorn, dragon and fish on a rod! The kids and adults had a blast! I wish I took more pictures of her work, but had my hands full with the little one. Would definitely hire Ash again for a future event and recommend to friends 🤗Sep 13, 2018Verified
Excellent!!! Ashley. We're very satisfied in her service ( balloon twist & face painting ) and we would like to recommend her service if you are looking for event activities. We had two times in March and our customers were very happy and enjoyed having face painting & balloon twist during open house. We definitely do again. Thank you soooooooo much!!!Mar 28, 2017Verified
Great designs! Ashley did balloon twisting and face painting at my daughter's birthday and her work was excellent. I would strongly recommend her at your party.Mar 13, 2017Verified
Ash was the first to respond when I was inquiring about face painting and balloon twisting. She was very friendly in her message and showed me her work that was done previously. Ash constantly kept in contact about her services and has me fill out a questionnaire about my event. This was a great step because it let me know what she needed as well as what can help her give the best experience possible. From there, she sent a confirmation email letting me know the date of my event is confirmed and if any last minute changes have occurred to let her know. On the day of the event, Ash called me to let me know she was on her way. She arrived promptly and immediately set up and started doing what she does best. The expression on the children’s faces told it all. They were beaming with happiness and didn’t waste any time showing off their newly painted faces/arms. The balloon twists were different from what I expected. They were far more than just the basic. My nephew showed of his balloon shaped as a sword. There was also one that was a bat with a ball dangling from it. It was definitely a highlight of the event that some parents later inquired about.Feb 26, 2018Verified
Ashley set up having Rachel join us for our afternoon wedding in SF. Rachel arrived on time, was so nice, and was great to work with. She was a hit at the party and her work was amazing! Her face painting was beautiful and I was amazed to learn how quickly she completed the beautiful designs. One guest told me it only took a minute for an intricate design around her eye and side of face. Rachel also provided balloon twisting which the kids loved too. She made me, the bride, a cute pineapple balloon which fit with our Hawaii wedding theme and was very sweet. I appreciated it. Highly recommend Rachel and Spektical Entertainment for any event.Oct 29, 2018Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First accessing their needs; Date, time, group number, theme, resources available Second: Quoting price based on needs and funds available to client Third: Verifying event details and sending confirmation email and contract Fourth: Showing up on time with balloons on hand and ready to go Fifth: Sending a thank you email and asking for feedback on performance
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Educated in clown and circus, performance and costuming, event coordination and management. Worked with VaudeVire Society, Avelon Entertainment, Lucent Dossier, Earth Circus, Bay Area Facepainters and many other circus event troupes as well as corporate events, family events and birthday parties supplying themed entertainment and performers.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?It found me! Rather oddly. I started as a dancer and began to apply costume, make up and stiltwalking, aerial acrobatics and management. Created to first feather hair extension company in the Bay Area and collaborated with both henna artist and face painters for events around the area. Found balloon twisting giving an artist a new view of never ending 3-D possibility!