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Walnut Creek Prom Makeup Artists

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  • 10 years in business
  • 388 hires on Thumbtack
Jannet L.
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I hired Mayra for my daughter's Lissa. Prom to do her makeup. My daughter doesn't wear much makeup and Mayra was able to apply the makeup beautifully while keeping to her style of a natural look and young age. She also did her hair. Mayra listened to our needs, was responsive and flexible with us, and had a great style and personality that made the whole experience fun. I will definitely use Mayra again and would highly recommend her.

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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.

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Rose Hill & Crew
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel H.
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Rose is amazing! She is personable and fun, and did a great job on both my hair and makeup for prom. Definitely recommend:)

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 147 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 69 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 102 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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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary-Jane G.
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Liv did my daughter's hair and makeup for prom. She did an amazing job! She made my daughter feel comfortable and listened to what she wanted. My daughter had no idea how to wear her hair, but knew she wanted it up with some wispies. Liv was able to see her hair before the big day and showed her an idea. My daughter thought it was great. My daughter looked so beautiful. The makeup was what she wanted, soft and not too dramatic and her hair was absolutely beautiful! She received so many compliments! She was very happy and had a wonderful time at prom! I would not hesitate to recommend Liv to anyone. She's a real gem! Thank you so much Liv! We'll be seeing you same time next year for her Senior Ball!

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susie H.
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My first thumbtack experience could not have been smoother. Vinnia communicated via multiple emails in an exceptionally clear and quick manner. Her price was reasonable. She was punctual, friendly, professional, and responsive. And most importantly she did an absolutely beautiful job with prom makeup & hair for 3 teenage girls. Each was thrilled with the results. Thank you so much, Vinnia!

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 54 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.

Joyous V.
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Yvonne was a pleasure to work with. She did my wedding makeup & hair. She happily woke up early and arrived at the studio at 4:30am (and it was VERY far from where she lived) to help me prepare for a morning wedding. She took care of me and my bridal party completely. She did a perfect job on my makeup and hair (I was very particular about how I wanted my makeup to look, and she pulled it off). She covered up my skin problems flawlessly. She did a beautiful hairstyle (that we had discussed previously at the makeup trial - she replicated a style based only on a few pinterest photos). Yvonne is very professional and produces perfect results QUICKLY. She did all my makeup and hair styling in one and a half hour. She's very professional, and very honest about prices. She's also fun to work with. She's very punctual as well (as mentioned, she was early for a 4:30am appointment!!!) Above all, Yvonne made me feel comfortable, and I trusted her implicitly to make me feel beautiful during my wedding. I knew after the makeup & hair trial that I didn't need to worry or think about the makeup & hair at all... and I was right!

  • 18 years in business
  • 35 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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  • 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!

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Makeup By Amy S
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Katelyn M.
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Amy is absolutely incredible!! Not only is her work amazing, she makes you feel so comfortable and really cares about her clients. She is very flexible and easy to work with. Living in Denver, I only had a short amount of time that I would be in California for the wedding, and she worked with my schedule to make sure I got a trial before the day of my wedding. On the day of the wedding, she was on time and she made sure she had plenty of time to get everyone's makeup done so we were ready on time! On top of that, she was very reasonably priced and worked within my budget. She also found me a hair stylist that fit in my budget as well! All of my bridesmaids, my mom, and myself loved our makeup and it lasted all night. Her makeup is beautiful and I got so many compliments on it. I would definitely recommend hiring Amy as she is definitely one of the best makeup artists I have ever hired!

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 17 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!

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Olivia Garvin Makeup
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole P.
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As a former magazine beauty editor and now on-air beauty expert, I've worked with tons of makeup artists over the years. I met Liv when she did my makeup for my sister-in-law's Napa wedding, and since then, she's been one of my favorites. I loved how she made my skin look flawless and glowy without caking on the product. She chose beautiful neutral shadows that magically made my eyes appear bluer and bigger than ever. I highly recommend Liv. She'll make you look like the prettiest version of yourself.

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 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!

Makeup & Hairstylist
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon A.
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Brenda did an awesome job! Will use her again:) She explained every product she used on my face and listened to what I wanted. Would highly recommend her!

Makeup & Hair by Nina
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
ST T.
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Nina did a wonderful job on my hair and makeup for my wedding day! She was very professional and punctual. I chose Nina for her prices, but the hair and makeup was probably just as good if not better than any other hair and makeup artist. Working with Nina felt like hanging out with a long-time friend. The only downside was the estimate on how long it would take for the hair and makeup. Nina estimated 1.5 hours, but it actually took closer to 3 hours, which set my schedule back a bit. I will just remember to keep that in mind the next time I book Nina for any future events and I will definitely be seeking Nina out the next time I need hair and makeup done! I will be recommending Nina to all my friends and relatives. Thank you, Nina, for making me beautiful on my special day!

Artistry by Tiana Marie
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Anika A.
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Tiana was an absolute lifesaver! She did my daughter's makeup for her junior prom, and the end result was outstanding. Tiana was very professional, she called to confirm on the day of; and was very prompt. She was well prepared, and was able to choose a color scheme that worked well for my daughter's skin tone. I was so impressed, that I will be using her services again for my own makeup session. I highly recommend her services.

Carina
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 12 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!

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
5.0
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.

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.

    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 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.

    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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