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  • 32 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan L.
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Lety was amazing! She was in contact with me asap. She asked me exactly what I wanted, to send photos of what I was wearing, asked me to send images of hair and makeup I liked so she could work her magic. She really made me look and feel beautiful. My hair look so sassy and pretty, exactly what I had in mind. My makeup looked amazing! The airbrush makeup makes a huge difference. My eyelashes looked gorgeous. I am so glad I chose her! She was very affordable and she traveled all the way to Topanga Canyon to make this happen for me. I am so grateful. Thank you so much Lety! You have great talent and exceeded my expectations. This was my first time getting hair and makeup done. I know I will be referring you and will call you again if I end up in LA area. Lety is a sweetheart, professional, and very talented. She is a true artist. Hair and makeup is your calling, you are so magical. Thank you! Megan

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
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Christy F.
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Annaliza is the best makeup and hair artist there is.  I promise that she will not let you down.  She was so amazing and attentive.  A wonderful experience.  Will definitely use her again. Much thanks, Annaliza!!!!!

Makeup by Bean
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Christina L.
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I was looking for a makeup/hair artist for my wedding and came across Sabrina's profile. I really liked what I saw so I hired her for a makeup/hair trial. The day we scheduled the trial it was raining like crazy and stormy. I called Sabrina incase she wanted to reschedule but it turned out she was already on her way anticipating traffic due to the rain which I thought was very professional of her and of course I was happy we didn't need to reschedule. She showed up early and a little wet from the rain, but ready to work. I showed her the look I was going for and she executed it perfectly. I was sold, my mom and sister decided to use her services as well. Sabrina kept in touch with me before the wedding to figure out a time line and even bought extra false lashes I wanted a day before the wedding, which was one less thing for me to worry about. Sabrina showed up on my wedding day and was ready to work at the exact time we talked about. She got my mom and sister done which they looked great all night and saved the most time for myself. She really wanted me to be happy with my look and made sure I was happy with everything she was doing. I did ask her to try the other two lashes she picked up for me because I thought I wanted a little more of a dramatic look, but it turns out dramatic was a little too much for me ha ha; I liked the lashes she originally picked out for me from the start, I should have listened to her, she is the professional. We did take a little more time messing with the lashes, which was my fault but Sabrina still had me ready at the perfect time. She executed my look and I was so happy with everything. While I was getting dressed my daughter's curls fell loose and Sabrina quickly curled her hair with the little time remaining, that really helped me and I appreciated her for doing that. Sabrina is so sweet and down to earth, even being on a time strain, we had great conversations, and yet she is still professional and prompt. I felt like a princess or celebrity for the day and got so many compliments all night long. I will definitely be using her for future events, she's great, Thank You again! Wedding Date: February 26th, 2017

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Ashley Baclesse-Sher
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda B.
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Ashely was not only one of the most talented hair and makeup artists I've ever worked with, she was also one of the most delightful. An absolute pleasure to be around. The entire cast and crew loved her!

True Virtue
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Noe S.
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Rebecca helped us with hair and makeup for the wedding of my son. Although she had some car problems, she was able to get us ready in time for family picture taking. Knowing that the brides family and friends were having hair and makeup done also and that professional pictures were being taken, Rebecca helped us to feel and look our ultimate best for the occasion. We can't thank her enough.

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Makeup by Julie Hirji
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Veronica D.
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I am so happy to have found Julie as my makeup artist. If there was one thing I was really stressed about for my wedding it was the makeup. I wanted to look like me and not a cakey overdone mess. I was so worried about it that I made up my mind, after already acquiring quotes which included Julie, that I would do my own makeup even though I knew that would stress me out even more. But my bridesmaids still wanted there makeup done so I went on the hunt again and luckily Julie was still available. I set up a consultation with Julie and told her the change of plans that it would be for my bridesmaids only and after seeing her work on my sister who very rarely wears makeup I was so impressed and excited that I changed my mind once again. I absolutely loved loved loved my makeup I was so happy to look like myself but just a little more glam haha. I felt comfortable and confident. She was so sweet and flexible especially at the end when we had to add more girls and some wanted specifics. Her and her assistant were so great and I would definitely definitely recommend and book Julie again. :)

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Jannette V.
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Absolutely wonderful to work with! Another makeup artist cancelled on me just hours before and ruba was quick to respond to me with 2 available times she could squeeze us in! She was so wonderful and helpful my daughter looked gorgeous!! Thank you so much for being so professional and just downright awesomeness Her work was awesome! And always responded back super fast. Thank you 😊!!!!!!

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Goddess Makeup
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Jamilah B.
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I'm a photographer and i hired Vanessa for one of my photo shoots as the hair and makeup artist for my client which was a young 8 year old girl with long hair. She arrived on time and did a great job with my client's needs. I recommend her services 100% She's very sweet and easy to work with!

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Infinite Beauty LA
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Alyssa was highly responsive from beginning to end, and remained a constant professional when we needed her to be flexible (as often is the case with unexpected changes at the last minute with weddings). She came prepared and was friendly throughout. She did absolutely great job with my hair and makeup. My only reservation was she was booked for other engagements and could not be flexible by staying later and that cut into the time it took to do the makeup for my mom. Instead of doing my moms hair I wished that time was spent dedicated on doing her makeup only. In my initial request, Alyssa was booked for makeup only for my mom so when she asked if my mom wanted hair too, we assumed she had time to do both the makeup and hair, and we did not think twice when Alyssa started with my mom’s hair first. My moms makeup was really the priority as I had requested. Alyssa did provide a $15 discount for the “light makeup” and I appreciate she did that. If given an opportunity to work with Alyssa again, I would book her again in a heart beat however my recommendation would be she clearly communicate given time restrictions on a day like; by asking if my mom wanted her hair done also lead us to believe she had enough time to do both. I would have preferred she concentrated on the makeup only as we had discussed prior.

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Beauty by Miss O
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle M.
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Su h a talented makeup artist!! My niece had a photo shoot and wanted a certain look. We sent MissO the look and she nailed it! The photographer complimented her makeup throughout the shoot. It never ran or has to be rouched up. We were extremely pleased.

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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James B.
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Samantha is INCREDIBLE at what she does and was a pure joy to work with. Weddings are stressful and she was the least stressful part about it. She had no idea what hair type and makeup the girls wanted and was able to accommodate all of our needs. I wish I had photos to post but our photographer is still working on them. All I can say is, FLAWLESS! THANKS SAMANTHA!!!

Charlette Paul
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
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Charlette was awesome in coordinating a glam squad to do hair and makeup for my girlfriends and I! Her work was gorgeous and the day was a breeze.

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Patty's mobile hair styling
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly A.
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Patty is absolutely amazing, well-priced, and creative with hair and makeup. I love how pet- friendly she is too!! I will definitely hire her again.

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Paru MUA
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vibha R.
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Paru is a fantastic makeup artist! She traveled all the way to my apartment to get me ready for a photo shoot , and it could not have turned out better. She knew exactly how to pick colors that complimented my cool undertones, and she's an expert at giving you a clean and natural finish that plays up your best features and that will give your photos a timeless look (which is perfect for those of us who don't like the heavily contoured, Instagram/Kylie Jenner-inspired look that many other makeup artists do). Paru's rates are very reasonable, especially considering how she travels TO YOU! She uses high-quality makeup brands like Anastasia, and she cleans all her tools after every single customer (a BIG plus for a germaphobe like me lol). I was very pleased with how my makeup turned out. I would totally use Paru again and would recommend her to anyone.

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Vergara Make Up and GLAM
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lakshika S.
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Sandra is extremely meticulous and pays attention to every detail. She understood my ideas and concerns perfectly and made sure that hair and makeup was done exactly as I requested. Highly recommended!

XO Casiano
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
C. J.
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Absolutely awesome! I will definitely recommend her to my clients who are looking for a makeup artist! Thank you Xo!

Beauty by Rani
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany S.
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Rani did my hair and makeup for my wedding and she was absolutely fantastic! Prior to my big day her communication was prompt ! She had wonderful ideas and even came Ahead of time to do a trial run which helped me a lot. On the day of my event she came with all her supplies I needed nothing. My hair and makeup turned out perfectly and she even had time for my maid of honor! Thank you so much Rani!

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Lesley loves Lipstick
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I needed a last minute hair and makeup artist for our company event and I was so happy I found Lesley! Not knowing exactly how I wanted to look, she took the lead and created her work of art. She did an absolutely flawless job! She worked with my skin type, and easily blended the perfect color of foundation for my skin tone. She's super cool with a calming presence. I've received a lot of compliments about my look the entire night. I'd definitely recommend her!

Lip Glam Artistry, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Emily H.
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Nancy and her team were amazing! Highly recommend for your wedding to use Nancy. The girls and me looked great and we had so many compliments on our hair and makeup. They were early and organized and made our day very special!

By Heather Priamos
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joanna S.
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Heather Priamos is the most artistic, intuitive, and responsible hairdresser I've ever known. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I travel 50 round trip miles to go to her and it's more than worth it! I get constant compliments on my hair and that has only been since going to Heather. I always trust her to know what style looks best on me. On top of that, she achieved the impossible when she corrected my daughter's hair color to it's natural red after my daughter had colored it jet black. Heather is the best kept secret in town!

W.O.E.
4.4
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah W.
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I don't want to go to anyone else! I needed my makeup done in a specific way for a photoshoot, and Emily surpassed my expectations! She is one of the most professional makeup artists I've had the pleasure of meeting, not to mention her personality made me feel at ease the whole time. Even my photographer (who is very picky) said the look was exactly what he was going for! If you need makeup done by a professional artist, Emily will definitely deliver. Thanks, girl!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a mobile hairdresser?

A mobile hairdresser is a cosmetologist trained to cut, color and style hair who can provide hairdressing services at remote locations. Often, mobile hairdressers are hired for events such as weddings, bachelorette parties, prom night, birthdays and other occasions. The hairstylist can come to your location to do your hair, or provide hairstyling for your group.

For events, mobile hairstylists more often provide updos and formal styles than highlights or hair color. Mobile hairdressers bring all the necessary hairstyling tools and products such as lotions and sprays to create your look. The national average cost for a hairstylist is $70-$110. Pricing for different services can vary greatly depending on stylist reputation, training and regional rates. For example, haircuts could range between $35 and $150, while hair coloring services could range in price from $65 to $200. Some mobile hairstylists may include the cost of travel in their fees, while other may have it as an added charge, such as 50 cents to $1 for each mile beyond their standard service range.

What is a hair extension?

A hair extension is a beauty product designed to give you the appearance of longer and/or fuller hair. Hair extensions are made of synthetic material or real human hair and are attached to your natural hair by a variety of techniques such as a weave (sewing), hot fusion, tape-in, cold fusion, bonding, metal clips, micro ring or micro loops, and more. The type of technique you select as well as the quality and volume of the hair you choose all affect cost. Hair extensions can last anywhere from three weeks to six months, depending on the application technique. For example, tape-in extensions may last approximately four weeks, while extensions applied using a hot fusion technique may stay in for up to six months. The hot fusion technique takes longer, costs more, and requires more training on the part of the hair stylist, but the result is more natural-looking extensions that can be washed and heat-styled with confidence.

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.
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