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Des Moines Hair Braiding Services

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S & K glam team
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Kris S.
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My daughter and her bridesmaids were very pleased with their hair and makeup!!

Makeup by Winter Love
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tarah J.
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Winter has done professional hair, makeup and nails for several weddings that I have been a part of. Her work is always exemplary.

Kirstie Stallman
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Suzanne D.
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I received a full head highlight. SHE was very nice & completed the hair timely. I will be returning to Kirstie Stallman

Bloom Salon
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ann P.
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Lora was incredible! She went above and beyond. I wanted Grecian style hair with braids for my wedding. She made extra pieces to add in that were perfect! My bridesmaids hair looked amazing too. Very cohesive. She made me feel so special. I would tell any bride to choose Lora. She thinks of elements that take your hair to the next level. Love it!

Michelle White
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    Stephanie P.
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    Michelle did my hair and make up for pictures. I looked amazing. I will definately be using her again in the future. Highly recomend

    Michelle M.
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    Thanks for always taking good care of my baby girl hair & answer any questions I have about her hair ??? We appreciate you

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    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Becky D.
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    Marcy did an amazing job on my hair and families for my wedding!!! And was so accommodating


    We are a family-owned salon. We have 3 great stylists here who would love to take care of your hair care needs.

    • 24 years in business

    We all have our own Style...But, I consider myself taking my passion to the next level !! I've been doing hair and makeup for 20+ years now... and it still feels brand new to me!! I tell people I learn something new every day...and if you're not... then find that job that makes you happy and makes You stand out!!


    I offer hair and makeup transformations, everything from photo shoots to runway, weddings, special occasions and Halloween. Loyola Artistry is on FB.


    We offer a barbershop and beauty salon with artistic creativity on another level. We do designer braids, artistic cuts, weaves, dreads, makeup, etc.


    Do you have a special event or get together, like prom, taking senior class pictures, wedding or just for an unforgettable night on the town with the friends and family. Well, your next question is what are you going to wear and what are you going to do with yourself? Now do you really want to do your own face and hair again? What a headache and a hassle that would be. Let me handle the "this and that's" of your beauty and what you truly desire to be for your moment that you will always remember. You will not have the nightmare of the time it will take to get out of that door or to even get there. So relax, chill out or even celebrate! Because I'm here to make your life easier and stress-free, when it comes to big, small or any event that's worthy of your importance and beauty. You can be fashionably late to your fun time but never late again due to a bad hairy hot mess and falsies (lashes) that just won't stay put!


    I am actually a hairstylist, but I need to make an extra income. I have over 10 years of experience. I am dependable, sincere, and I care for all of my 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 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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