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Santa Monica Hair Braiding Services

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  • 32 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
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Crystal Z.
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Lety was amazing in all facets. She captured the look I wanted exactly and was professionally, yet friendly and all of my bridesmaids loved her demeanor. I had initially only gone with Lety for hair, but when I realized I needed makeup as well, she did a trial without cost and nailed that look as well! Love her and will definitely recommend.

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
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Brook R.
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Annaliza did my hair and makeup for my wedding- She was on time, responsive to my questions, a lifesaver in a pinch, (one of the bridesmaids' foundation was taken by the TSA!) and the makeup!!! not only did it look fabulous, it didn't feel like i was suffocating under it, and it stayed on... through tears, dancing, cake smears, cheek kisses from my new latino family, the after party, and yes even the wedding night. I had to tell my new hubby not to get used to me waking up with blush on and curls intact! loved this girl. Thank you so much Anna!

Locks by Lindz
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra M.
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I cannot say enough good things about Lindsey. My hair for my wedding was better than I could have ever imagined, and she handled both my hair and the hair of EIGHT bridesmaids all on her own. She works quickly, and very skillfully. Everyone looked amazing, and she accommodated all manner of styles. She really worked with me after the hair trial to fine-tune the look I was going for, and I could not have been happier with the end result. Not only that, but her prices are the best I've seen, especially considering the quality of her work. Her style is natural, yet very sophisticated. Plus, she's just a great person to have by your side as you are getting ready for something so momentous. Hire her! You will be so glad you did.

Makeup by Bean
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
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I hired Sabrina to do my hair and make up for my company Christmas party. Having her come to my house was the best choice. It took so much stress off of me and I didn't have to run around town trying to get ready for my event. Sabrina arrived early and listened to what look I wanted. She was patient and explained everything she was doing as well as gave me great tips and tricks. She was very sweet and personable. I loved the results and was complimented several times throughout the evening. My friends are already asking if they could use her for next year as well. I absolutely recommend Sabrina and will definitely be calling her up for future events.

True Virtue
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Sherman C.
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Incredible work. Fast, dependable, professional and fun to work with. Rebecca and her team were great to work with. The models loved them, they did amazing work with hair and make up. I would recommend them again.

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Beauty by Blythe
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Jonathan A.
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Where do I start? Frances did an amazing job making me look absolutely gorgeous on my wedding day. My makeup lasted the whole night and I couldn't be more happier with how it turned out. I also had my hair done by Samantha, who did an excellent job styling it. She did a descending braided side ponytail which was then curled and it was so perfect. These two ladies did a great job and they were professional yet fun. I would definitely recommend them :)

Beauty by Mary S
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia G.
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Maria did my daughter’s quince makeup and hair and both turned out beautiful! Thank you maria for everything! Maria came to our home which was super convenient. Her service included lashes which I also loved. I will definitely use her services again! Photos to come...

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RachelPitts.com
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Arielle B.
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Rachel is a super talent!! Love every time she does my hair and makeup. She really listens and I always get a million compliments!

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Infinite Beauty LA
4.6
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Brenda C.
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Alyssa did hair and make up for my mom and bridesmaids. She was amazing with my mom and gave her an amazing hair style. My mom was very particular with her hair and she made her look amazing. My mom looked beautiful on my wedding day and this was all thanks to Allyssa who was very professional.

Beauty with Audrey Mae
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Diana V.
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Audrey was so amazing and patient. I hired her for my hair and makeup for my wedding. We did a hair and make-up trial as well which put me on ease since we knew what hair style and make up I wanted. She brings with her a beauty chair and awesome halo light plus all her make up was neatly packed. Very professional. I was freaking out two days before my wedding worried I wanted hair extensions. Audrey came to the rescue and brought me my hair extensions and made sure the last thing I was worried about was my hair on my day. On the day of my wedding she was on time and everything went as scheduled (she did 4 of us). She is super friendly and listens to you. I recommend Audrey for your hair and make up needs, she'll make sure you are a happy bride.

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Patty's mobile hair styling
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Armineh S.
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She was on time and did my hair and make up along with my mother’s last minute. She’s very sweet and did a great job.

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Evelyn B.
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I had a destination wedding and Samantha made everything possible to accommodate my schedule. She listened to my requests for my make up and I was very pleased with the results. I have very long curly hair and Samantha knew who to get the hair style I wanted. Samatha was very sweet and professional. She also did the make up for my matron of honor and she was also very satisfied . I would absolutely recommend her to my friends and family! Thank you Samantha for helping me achieve the look I wanted on my special day!

Mandie Brice
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Mike S.
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On a last minute notice we needed a good make-up artist and hair sylist. Mandie was available and she did not disappoint. She arrived on time and made everyone involved very comfortable. We will be calling her again and again. She made our artists look absolutely fabulous!

Beauty~up
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lissette G.
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I’ve had a make up make over for a wedding and hair do which was exactly what I asked for a simple half way up hair do with waves. I would recommend her and also a returning customer she tends to travel to me or I travel towards her what ever benefits me.

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Lesley loves Lipstick
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Teresa L.
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I feel so lucky to have found Lesley. She truly was a joy to work with. She was prompt, professional and super sweet. I was a bridesmaid in a wedding this past weekend and she did both my hair and makeup. I loved the way I looked. I received compliments all day. I will definitely use her in the future!! So happy she was on thumbtack!!!

Beauty by Rani
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
OLGA G.
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Rani did my hair and makeup wonderfully for my birthday wedding. She asked for pictures of what I want and she did a great job with my look. She was very kind and friendly. I would definitely hire her again and refer her to a friend.

Fix Beauty Co.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren C.
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I''ve been trusting my hair and makeup needs to the ladies who work here for a few months now and they do an excellent job. I don't feel the need to have just one hair stylist anymore because everyone who works here is amazing and does exactly what i am looking for! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a new stylist or someone who is just in town for the weekend. You wont be disappointed.

HairSlayerIzzy
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Roxana P.
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Issell has been with my hair color journey since the very beginning. We started with just a section of fashion color. Then I decided to be brave and she gave me lavender hair. I loved it! But after graduation, I had to go with something more conservative so we decided on a beige blonde. I love being blonde. It isn't dry because Issell has taught me how to take care of my hair and cares about its integrity. She is very knowledgeable and its always fun to get my hair done with her.

Nancy Juarez
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jammie B.
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Nancy has been styling my hair for the past 5 years, I don’t trust anyone else’s work as much as I do hers. She’s confident in her work and always goes above and beyond to make me look and feel beautiful. Nancy has styled my hair for everything from first dates, to girls night out, to my wedding! Once Nancy works her magic on your hair, she’ll be the only one you trust!

C'Glamour
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Josie Lupita J.
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My wedding day was very special and important one where the last thing I wanted to worry about was my make up and my hair. C’Glamour Met all my expectations, I was very happy, and satisfied with the results. I strongly recommend C’Glamour to anyone! Thank you so much for being part of my special day.

By Heather Priamos
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Debra H.
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Heather has been cutting my hair for over 10 years! She cuts my hair exactly how I want it and I am always very happy with the results. She is the best!!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

How much should you tip a hairstylist?

A hairstylist can provide you with a cut, color or highlights, or style your hair for an event. The national average cost for a hairstylist is $70-$110, but prices can vary greatly depending on the service you receive, where you live, and the salon’s or hairdresser’s reputation. A good rule of thumb is to tip your hairstylist 20 percent of your total bill. In smaller towns, 15 percent may be the norm, but in larger cities 20 percent is generally the baseline. If you frequent a salon where the shampooer, colorist, and hair cutter are all different people, you can divide that 20 percent among those service providers in proportion to the skill level and time required to do their job. Many hairstylists rent a chair from the salon and must pay a monthly rent to the salon owner.

What is a seamless extension?

A seamless hair extension is a type of clip-on hair extension. The extension hair is called the weft. Near the top of the weft, a metal clip mounted to the weft on a silicone base is used to attach the extension to your natural hair. In a traditional clip-on extension, the base that attaches the metal clip to the weft is fabric.

People may prefer seamless extensions due to their lower profile; the silicone can be up to 50 percent thinner than the fabric, making the extension appear more natural — and, therefore, seamless. Seamless extensions usually can be washed (although you shouldn’t keep them submerged for more than 20 seconds) and heat-styled on lower heat settings. You can gently brush seamless hair extensions as well as have them dyed a darker color by a trained professional.

How much do hair extensions cost?

Hair extensions are synthetic or real human hair integrations that add volume and length to your hair. Hairstylists are trained in different techniques to attach extensions to your hair. The cost of extensions can vary greatly depending on the technique used to apply the hair, as well as the type of hair you select. Synthetic hair is typically the least expensive, human hair is next on the pricing scale, remy hair is next, and what is called “virgin” human hair is generally the most sought-after and most expensive. Remy hair signifies that all the cuticles are intact and running in the same direction, making for smoother hair extensions in the long term. Hair is deemed virgin when all the hair is from one donor and has never undergone any chemical processing. Hair prices will vary from company to company; here are some examples of hair from online retailers.

  • Virgin strands (25 strands weighing approximately 1 gram each) for hot fusion application: $44 per bundle.
  • Virgin hair weave (approximately 4 ounces per package): $149 each.

Here are some sample application costs from hairstylists.

  • Full sew-in: $175-$200 or more.
  • Partial sew-in: $125 or more.
  • Micro-link weft extensions: $300 or more.
  • Full-bonded extensions: $75 or more.
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