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Whittier Special Finishers

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  • 10 years in business
  • 937 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesse H.
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Timely, friendly, and exceptional. Everyone was able to get their faces or hand painted. Creative Face Painting & Henna Tattoos added a special flare to our daughters' 3rd birthday!

Daizy the Clown & Company
4.8
from 308 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 663 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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This company was terrific from start to finish. Tegan responded promptly with all the info I needed. Payment was simple. A pre-party confirmation call was made, and our hostess (face painter/balloon lady) arrived the next day and did a fabulous job. Thanks, the kids had a blast.

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  • 32 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophorn C.
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I loved everything she did for me, everything was beautiful!! Thank you for making me feel special on my special day. :)

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madeline T.
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Annaliza came on time and totally did exactly as we asked. My makeup was natural and beautiful and my hair looked amazing-- thanks for helping to make our day so special!

James R Loera Construction
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald T.
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James was extremely prompt in returning my emails and we agreed to a price for removing a built in wine cooling unit. He arrived on time. The job involved a lot more work than anticipated and he was finally able to remove the unit. He was very professional and cleaned up everything when finished. I would highly recommend him.

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa A.
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Houman was a professional from the beginning to the finish of this project for our math learning center. The quote was clear and very fair, and he worked easily with our schedule. The workmanship throughout the job was done with high quality materials and excellent handiwork. We rehired him for another job doing electrical and additional remodeling in the center's bathroom. I will be hiring Houman for additional work in the future and will also recommend him to others with no hesitation.

True Virtue
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Riley A.
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Excellent make up job!! I looked exactly like the Joker from "The Suicide Squad" I would definitely recommend them for anyone who needs special effects make up done because they are amazing and very professional. 5 stars!!

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Makeup by Julie Hirji
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gizelle P.
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Working with Julie was a total breeze, I would recommend her to anyone for makeup! I was searching for a makeup artist for the wedding and stumbled upon Julie's page. I am typically a very low-maintenance type, I don't typically wear makeup during the week, so I just wanted to look like an enhanced version of myself. And, budget friendly was a MUST! Upon first interaction with Julie, I was really amazed by her professionalism. She was ON IT. Count on prompt, detailed responses. She is very open and honest about her product and what my experience with her would be like. She has you fill out a consult form and send looks of makeup you'd like. I was really impressed by the detail- allergies, what your skin type is like, etc. She was also very conscious of my budget and worked with me for what I was looking for. Anyway, we did a trial for the engagement shoot, and spent some time going over looks and trying out shades that worked for my skin. Julie spent SO much focused time on me for my trial. We had a lot of fun working together as she is very easy to get along with. Julie's esthetician background influences her focus on skin. I love how she "pampers" the brides with a special mask before applying the makeup. It really makes your skin glow once all the makeup is done. I've never had my skin look so good! After seeing the engagement photos, I loved the natural look, but wanted a more dramatic look for the wedding. I trusted that she would nail it and she totally did. She made my eyes pop exactly how I wanted them to! I save the best two things for last: 1) We were at the wedding venue from 1:00 pm until 10 pm on an 85 degree day. I spent the entire night after dinner (about 6-10 pm) dancing. So imagine the toll that would take on my makeup. There was a photo taken of me right after and my makeup STILL looked in credible after all that sun and dancing! That was what really sold me on Julie. Not only is the initial product good, but it STAYED good the whole night despite the "wear and tear". That was my biggest "WOW" factor. 2) After the wedding... keep in mind this was well AFTER the wedding. I remembered "hey, Julie knows skincare, maybe she can give me some advice". I sent her a quick email asking about her favorite products and what my skin care goals were, and, in total Julie fashion, I get an incredibly helpful and detailed response for how to take care of my skin! Another big WOW. I couldn't believe how generous she was, even after my event was over. Julie is someone who really cares and is quick and happy to help. Could not recommend her more. Thank you, Julie, for making me look so fly on my special day!

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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She’s the beat!!! Beside being very professional, she’s veery kind and sweet, you feel very comfortable with her. Everyone loved my makeup, she gave me the exact look I always wanted as a bride.. thank you for making my wedding day SO special :)

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Goddess Makeup0pPZh
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcela H.
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" Vanessa was such an amazing artist. She new I wanted a natural look for my wedding pictures and used the right colors to accentuate my eyes. And also taught me about size of eyelashes to use for my eyes. I felt truly gorgeous on my special day! I recommended her to my other girlfriends for their wedding and they loved her!

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Paint-a-Face L.A.
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arnita W.
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Every single kid was satisfied, which made me satisfied! Thank you so much for everything you did to make the birthday party even more special! You were awesome and the kids loved you! Will definitely book you again!

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  • 20 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gina S.
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Cori did an amazing job with the mural we hired her to paint! She was always on-time and had a nice friendly energy. She was prepared with all of her own supplies and was really thorough about cleaning up the project when she finished, which showed that she goes above and beyond for the work that she does. The process was so easy and professional - she came by to do a quick quote, we picked out colors together, and then she painted quickly and efficiently over the course of a few days. I would definitely recommend her for any of your mural or artwork needs!

Perfectly Radiant
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
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Very professional and reliable, gave us exactly what we wanted and better, would definitely hire them again for any special occasion!

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Hienny
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley D.
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You made my wedding day extra special with make up and hair! You're an outstanding makeup artist and I would recommend you to everyone!! I plan to use Hienny again for another special occasion.

Handyman George
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Richard R.
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George removed a recessed medicine cabinet closed up the wall and painted the wall. He then installed the new cabinet and put up a light fixture for us. He arrived promptly at the time given and worked through until the job was finished. We are very happy with his work.

  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Mike N.
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Had a concrete walkway cut and drilled for conduit. So happy with the work! Mario took care of some extra things and left me with a couple items to help with the concrete patch. Mario is a good man who cares about getting the job done right! Thanks Mario!

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Katie's Fancy Faces
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
SharDai L.
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Very pleased with the balloon twister and face painter . Very affordable I will book for future events !! Thank you for making My daughter Birthday Spa Day Special💖

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy M.
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Samantha did my hair and makeup for my wedding and did a fabulous job. She understood exactly what I wanted done and carried it out without a flaw, which was truly important on my special day. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Omar J.
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From the moment Lucy walked in to our party she was extremely professional. Lucy gave my Daugther undivided attention, making her feel super special from beggining to end. Lucy also performed face painting on most of the children in the Birthday party, and she came in dress as Elsa. Furthermore, after we all finished singing happy birthday to my Daugther, they both sang "Let it Go" the theme song of The Movie Frozen.

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Paru MUA
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 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.

Kiddie Clown Entertainment
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Amber B.
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She was prompt on time and even stayed a little over to finish everyone up. Only thing I was sad about was not having enough mermaid stickers when the theme was mermaid, but she did make it up with her creativity. Everyone loved their paintings

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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.
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