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Des Moines Prom Makeup Artists

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Melissa Ramsey Artistry
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Melissa was very responsive and was great to work with. She did a wonderful job on my and my bridesmaids makeup and was very adaptive to what each girl wanted. I would highly recommend her makeup artist services.

Làtrease Artistry
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Dawn E.
Verified review

Very professional! I use her services anytime I have a special event to goto! I get so many compliments about my makeup she is definitely one of the best around town. I highly recommend her services! She will have you looking good and feeling great!

On-Location Makeup
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rochelle P.
Verified review

Jennifer has done my makeup for several family photo shoots as well as my daughter's for homecoming, prom, & senior pictures. She does a wonderful job. She knows the perfect shades to use with your skin tone & outfit selection. She can give you a dramatic look or a subtle one. She's very talented and I highly recommend her!!

Bloom Salon
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Teri Lynn R.
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Lora was the stylist I chose to do my make up and hair for my wedding last summer. She came to the church and did an amazing job! She chose the colors that were perfect and natural looking which was what I requested. We were in communication prior to the date and I trusted her enough that I did not schedule a test run before the big day! :) She was down to earth, professional and a delight to work with. Lora also did the styling of my maid of honor's hair and our flower girl. Both were wonderful. Her services are very reasonable for the quality of work and professionalism I received. The best part was that I wasn't confined to a chair for more than a couple of hours! Thank you, Lora! I'd recommend you to others. :)

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara M.
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Great experience with Paige! She did a great job on my makeup and the makeup for my bridesmaids!

  • 24 years in business
Steve M.
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Jen is one of the best stylists around! Years and years of experience. Always does a great job and gets along with everyone. Being ranked by Allure Magazine as a top makeup artist in the country doesn’t hurt either!

About

I have been in the industry for more than five years. I am a certified MAC makeup artist and trained in special fx makeup. I specialize in wedding and special event makeup.

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Makeup isn't to cover, it's to enhance your own beauty. Adding a little or a lot can change our own views, self esteem and creativity.

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I provide freelance makeup service throughout Omaha. I specialize in bridal, model makeup, prom, party makeup, and many more.

  • 24 years in business
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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!!

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I am a professional makeup artist. I went to school at QC Makeup Academy. I do charge a lower rate because I am still wanting to perfect my skills and gain more practice.

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I'm a professional makeup artist. I have 28 years of experience and is always current! I do commercials, print, runway, film, and weddings. I'm hi-definition trained, and I specialize in working on ethnic skin as well as brow specialist, personal appearances; training/seminars are offered as well as one-on-one teaching and application. I'm extremely professional. I can provide a team of artists if needed. I'm available to be flown in for any event in any city in the world. My rates will vary based on the service provided. We can customize a package to meet your needs!

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I am specializing in wedding, modeling, and special event makeup artistry in Central Iowa. I am able to work with individuals or in group settings.

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Educated in Germany and France, this makeup artist can fulfill all your dreams and expectations. Whether you are just looking to enhance and accent your beauty and facial features or a fantasy makeup where nobody would recognize you, nothing is impossible. Add extra fun for your child's party with beautiful face painting that will make memories.

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i enjoy the excitement after doing my clients hair or makeup.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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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