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Washington Hair And Makeup Artists

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 153 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 261 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri H.
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Working with Winstead Barnes and his staff completed our amazing Miss United States experience. Winstead was very accommodating and responsive. We received Kristine Kaliebe as our hair/makeup artist and she was so fantastic we requested her the next day. She saw the vision we were aiming for and perfected it with her skill and talent. My daughter and I highly recommend working with this team and we will definitely use them again if the opportunity is present.

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Erin
4.8
from 94 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
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Mimi A.
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She is extremely professional and punctual. I found my to go makeup artist now. Look no further. She is reasonable and doesn’t try to break your bank like other makeup artists, especially when they know you have an event they jack up the price...unacceptable. With Erin she is affordable, loves what she does and an incredible personality. She gave me exactly the look I wanted. The makeup lasted the whole event. It was so beautiful I didn’t want to take it off. Thank you for such an outstanding work of art. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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We can't begin to thank Teresa enough for her outstanding work during my teenage daughter's first photo shoot. From her instruction on styling during the days leading up to the shoot, to her friendly personality which put us completely at ease right away, to the complete artistry with which she completed my daughter's hair and makeup, Teresa was an absolute pleasure to work with. She easily created the perfect hairstyle and makeup look for each outfit, and was right there to jump in for touch-ups throughout the day. We could not have asked for a better experience, and we hope that we are lucky enough to work with Teresa again soon!

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Makeup By Addi
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole Y.
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I am so glad that I hired Addi as my makeup artists for my wedding! Not only is she incredibly talented, but so CALM, accommodating, and flexible - it can be hard and stressful to organize a large group of people on such an important day, but in Addi's hands our morning went off without a hitch and everyone loved their final looks! During my trial, she made sure we settled on a look I was 100% comfortable with and confident in, but also that she knew would photograph well and have staying power. Everyone's makeup lasted through a full day of pictures, an evening wedding, and a night of dancing. I can't recommend her enough - you won't be sorry you hired Addi!

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  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Tricia G.
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The BEST makeup artist EVERRRRR! I Love her work! Carlynn was punctual , responsive to all communication and very pleasant to work with. She felt like family! I will DEFINETLY recommend her services to all I kmow that are in need 🙏🏾💄💄 please dont forget about us!

  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Maria P.
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Priscilla is honestly wonderful to deal with, she is easy going and only wants to please YOU on the wedding day. Hair & makeup done by PriscillaMBeauty

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia H.
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Francisca is amazing! She was prompt and did a fantastic job. I couldn't believe how quick she was. She is so friendly and easy going and informs you what she's doing throughout the whole process. She's a sweet and extremely talented makeup artist! She even let me know what ringlights she uses when she takes photos. I go to the DC area often, so I will definitely be using her services again!

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Inside Out Beauty
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Amazing job! Karla is an amazing makeup artist and I will def use her again! I needed a makeup artist for Miss Adams Morgan and she was so helpful. Did a pre-look a couple of days before. Stylist from salon as helped with wig so overall an amazing experience!

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Karma's Kreations Artistry
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Sharita T.
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This was my first experience with getting a professional makeup application and I was not disappointed! I am not a heavy makeup wearer and know nothing about foundation, contour, or lashes. Aubrielle talked me through her process and educated me along the way (she even let me keep the lashes). She had professional products and came prepared (she brought a chair and lighting!). This was my first big stage performance and I didn't want to worry about messing up my makeup or it not being visible to the audience. Aubrielle took care of everything and got me ready with time to spare. I felt like the only thing I had to worry about was bringing the performance. The makeup application was perfect and exceeded my expectations as it matched my skin tone and type. I felt like I owned the stage ^.^ I will definitely use her again if I'm in the area!

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Sherri B.
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I never normally write reviews but I was so impressed. She made all of us feel special and beautiful. Most makeup artist only do makeup one way( which I hate) but Jaydes makeup capibilties and talents were able to stretch from my daughter (13) who's makeup was very beautiful and age appropriate to my Great grandmother(81) who's makeup was light and elegant. But most importantly my husbands jaw was on the floor. Lol.. THANK YOU SOO MUCH.

Tenacious Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Mia W.
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She was very friendly and easy to work with and her work (hair and makeup) was absolutely beautiful!

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BeautyCreation
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abhi S.
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Roma is a wonderful makeup artist! I looked flawless on the day of my trial and she was definitely to one to pick for my wedding day! She did not only my makeup but all of my bridesmaids as well as my mother. She is able to tailor everyone's makeup to what they want whether its over the top or super subtle! Book her now before she's taken :)

Makeup and All That Jas
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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She gave me a natural look with a soft glow in addition to a bold purple lip color. She was very sweet and she took time to adjust the makeup to my preferences. I will definitely ask her to do my prom makeup. Her prices were very cheap compared to other makeup artists. And the makeup done was outstanding. Extremely pleased.

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Khyati C.
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Maryam did an amazing job for my makeup and hair! She made look and feel absolutely beautiful! I got so many compliments on my look. I will definitely use Maryam’s services again and again!!!

Usha MakeUp Beauty Lounge
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jing J.
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Excellent team of makeup artists and hair stylists. Highly skilled, personable, professional and extremely easy to work with. They went above and beyond on my special occasion to accommodate me. I highly recommend Usha

Aesthetic Accent
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Racquel F.
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Aliaya did a great job on my hair. I absolutely love it!!! She was nice and very professional. I definitely would recommend her if you're looking for a hair stylist.

Paint Me Silly by Queen
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Richard D.
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Ms. Patricia McQueen is one of Best makeup artists in the DMV area. I have seen her do a wedding of 15 bridesmaids,also her work at the White House. she is a celebrity makeup artist. I love her clown outfit as well,when she is doing kids faces. the next time you have a wedding or have a birthday party for your child please book her she's one of the best. She gets there on time.

Glammed By Tee
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tarsha F.
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She was absolutely the best. She did the makeup for 3 of us. She was everything we could have asked for in our first professional makeup artist. To say we loved it, would be an understatement. We all felt and looked AMAZING because of her.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candice C.
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Sharmayne was professional and on time. My makeup was beautiful. I will absolutely re-hire.

NGK Studio
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna M.
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An amazing makeup artist and hair stylist!! Nafas made me feel completely comfortable and look very beautiful for my wedding day. She had wonderful ideas and always left room for any suggestions. I would recommend her to anyone for any type of special occasion! Thank you, Nafas for making me feel beautiful all the way around. My husband could not stop telling me how beautiful I looked :)

KC ARTISTRY
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Davey C.
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Krystal has been training with my company True Colors Beauty Co. she’s passionate with makeup and very eager to strive to the top in the makeup world. She cares a lot about the clients and their opinion and I️ would recommend her with my own clients !

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 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 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.

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