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  • 8 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Tamara M.

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I have never seen anyone more knowledgeable about beauty than Tai. Not only were her prices extremely low for her skill, but her shining personality and down to earth approach make her one of a kind! My bridesmaids and I looked absolutely stunning, and after our hair and makeup sessions, we were all glowing on the inside too. A hair and makeup artist who can instill confidence on a wedding day when nerves are high is a very rare person to come by. Our hair and makeup stayed gorgeous throughout the night even through hours and hours of dancing. Did I mention that she did hair and makeup by herself for nine people without stopping? She is an angel. Make sure you book her quickly before she recognizes that her work is worth way more than what she's asking for!

Christina P.

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Tai did my hair and makeup for my wedding trial, dyed my hair last minute for my bachelorette party and did hair & makeup for all 5 my girls and myself! I hired her instantly! She did an amazing job and was extremely easy to get along with. I strongly recommend brides-to-be to consider Tai for their bridal makeup or any makeup and/or hair service for any occasion. She's more than a makeup artist, I would consider her a friend! We started talking about work and now we chat about life! I highly recommend her for any service you may need. Thanks, Tai!

Emil H.

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Tai was very friendly and very efficient with timing. I am a hair stylist and makeup myself and I would definitely recommend her.

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  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • Chicago, IL

Hannah J.

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Monique and her mom, Betty, were incredible to work with! I had a lot of bumps in the road--changes in numbers, addresses, etc-- and Monique was more than understanding throughout the whole process. From our first conversation to our final goodbyes, she was nothing but kind, professional and fun to hang out with and talk to! She was also more than willing to listen to what I had in mind for myself and bridesmaids (and my mom too!) and also make her own professional suggestions to really make sure we all looked our best on my special day. The makeup didn't move all night, despite lots and lots of happy tears! She even gave us all little lip kits for touchups throughout the day! I really do owe the world to Monique and Betty for being such a pivotal part of my wedding day. If you're looking for a flexible, talented, warm and fun makeup artist, look no further! Monique is your girl!

Sharon G.

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WOW!!! Those are the only words I can use to describe the full experience of Monique's professionalism and artistry. After last minute urging from my 20something daughters to hire a makeup artist to do our faces for my 25th wedding anniversary celebration, i only provided a 3 day notice & Monique not only came to the rescue but she was our gift! She is a highly talented, ultra professional, who listens to your desires and skillfully transforms you beyond expectation. My event was last night & I am so grateful for how beautiful she had all of us looking, sharing this review was my 1st priority. Anyone seeking the absolute best, look no further. I've already stored her in my contacts as now my personal makeup artist!

Nickey-Ann B.

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I worked with Monique as my makeup stylist for a wedding I was attending (as a guest). I was blown away by how amazing she made me look and feel. She took my ideas on what I wanted and took them to the next level. I was so happy with the end result, and my husband and friends didn't stop complimenting me all night. Thank you Monique!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Natalia P.

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Lerin did a great job doing my makeup on my wedding day (12-12-15)! She and an assistant did makeup for 11 girls (including myself, 3 moms, my aunt, my step sister, & my 5 bridesmaids). Everyone looked wonderful & makeup was tailored to each person's personal taste. Would recommend 100% to anyone who wants to get makeup professionally done. Lerin is also very personable & responsive. So happy that I found her as I had researched many other makeup artists but their makeup abilities, in my opinion, were not up to par with Lerin's. I plan on using Lerin for any future special occasions or photoshoots.

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Lerin and her team did a great job for my wedding. The bridal party's makeup and hair all looked amazing. Lerin was prompt and thorough when responding and was easy to work with. Would highly recommend!

Kari D.

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Lerin did my hair and makeup for my 40th birthday party! It was perfect. I don't usually wear a lot of makeup so I wanted something more natural but a little bit of glam and she did just that!

  • 19 years in business
  • 194 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Cathy L.

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Traci is absolutely wonderful! I had reached out to her for hair and makeup for my wedding but because of the number of girls I had that needed both, she brought in her friend Kristie who is equally amazing! Traci was super easy to get in touch with and communicate with throughout the whole process. She is worth every penny and is much more reasonable than a lot of quotes I received! After the trial, my hair hadn't turned out exactly how I had hoped because my hair is too thin but Traci gave me some great recommendations for how we could achieve the look I was going for! Just in case I came up with some alternative hairstyles for the big day but they weren't even necessary! Kristie was a rockstar and worked with the hair piece I bought and it worked out perfectly!! On the way to the hotel the morning of my wedding, she was texting me asking if there was anything I needed her to pick up on her way! She is just so thoughtful and sweet! Then when she got there, we got right into hair and makeup but had SO much fun! It was the perfect way to start the day! I'm so grateful for how wonderful both Traci and Kristie were and they were very efficient and accommodating all morning! We were having so much fun, I ended up losing track of time and realized I had to put my dress on and get over to the church! I truly can't speak highly enough of Traci and Kristie and my hair and makeup looked AMAZING!! Everything turned out even better than I could have hoped for! I received so many compliments! And my makeup lasted all day and my hair never budged, even with the wind and all the dancing we did! I HIGHLY recommend Traci and will keep her in mind for any events I may have in the future!

Heather B.

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Traci did my makeup and hair for my wedding, along with my step daughter's hair and makeup. She was very professional, arrived on time, and stayed in constant communication with me. She did a trial run to get a better understanding of what I wanted and had a great selection of products, shadows, etc, that she could suit anyone's tastes. I would definitely recommend Traci!

Lori E.

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Traci did hair and makeup for my wedding. Loved the results, and she was super fun to work with. Would definitely recommend her for both hair and makeup!

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  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Merrillville, IN

Kristen C.

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I could not be more grateful for finding such amazing makeup artists for my wedding. I am EXTREMELY picky when it comes to makeup (I have done my own makeup for all of my brothers weddings instead of getting it done) but she made me feel so beautiful without being over done. My main concern was if she'd be able to cover up a few blemish scars and she completely did! My bridesmaids​ and I were beyond pleased and would use her a million times over. Thank you so much !!!

Rebecca L.

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Ami did my makeup and hair. She highlighted and contoured my face, applied eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, and added false eyelashes to my eyes. She also filled in my eyebrows and outlined my lips. And then had curled my hair. It took place at my dad's house, and also was on time. It took about 2.5 hours after everything was finished. I was Impressed of how well everything looked after. She had done an excellent job. I don't know what else she could've done better.

Sheyla S.

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I was SO happy with my hair and makeup that Ami did! It lasted ALL night and I got so many compliments! I felt beautiful and glamorous - something thats challenging for a momma! Thank you for everything! I look forward to having you work your magic again soon!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Christina C.

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Patricia was absolutely wonderful transforming my bridal look to match the awesome day. She's really cool, hear your thoughts and work with you in what you want for your special day. You can tell she has a great range of experience when she was extremely comfortable doing my hair and makeup as well as my mom and mother in law's, all within time on time. I'm really glad she was in the Chicago area and I didn't have to travel to the burbs for the trial. Thanks again!

Rebecca W.

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So friendly and professional throughout the entire experience, from the trial to the day of my wedding! Ended up changing my hair and makeup style completely and she was sooo flexible and I loved the finished product! Would highly recommend her to all my family and friends!

Chantelle H.

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Patricia was amazing to work with and incredibly professional, I highly recommend her to anyone looking for great hair and makeup!

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  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Downers Grove, IL

Pam K.

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Julie was amazing! she did my hair and makeup for both my bridal portrait sitting and my wedding, as well as a few ladies in my bridal party. I wish I had occasion to have her do my makeup and hair ALL the time because she was fabulous. Professional, on time, friendly, and everyone looked fantastic. 10/10 would absolutely pick her again!

Tayyaba S.

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Julie came to our place in Naperville. She did an amazing job with everything! Her hair and makeup skills are flawless.not only is she great shes efficient tooi lovedher suggestion.Shes willing to listen and gives good advice. I definitely dont regret getting her.my daughter and I got many compliments! Thank you julie!

Crystal M.

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Absolutely amazing. I felt beautiful the entire day and the girls in my bridal party who got their hair and makeup done by her loved Julia's skills as well. She even fit in my mom, which was not scheduled. Her hair and makeup skills are fantastic and she is easy to get along with. Would recommend to anyone.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Christina A.

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I was super nervous to hire her because this is my first time using thumbtack. I was nervous incase i ended up not liking my makeup for my formal. But she literally turned out to be my favorite makeup artist. I've been getting my makeup done at different place: Mac, sephora, color room, etc. But she's by far the best. She really makes sure your makeup/ look is perfect. If she doesn't like how something turned out/was applied, she redo's it. She really does take her time and focus's on your makeup. i had a eyebrow hair growing and she even plucked it. She really does want you to look perfect! highly recommend her :)

Annette E.

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Laura was pleasant and made me feel very comfortable. We did a trial run for my upcoming wedding and I was very pleased with the results. She finished my makeup at 11:30 a.m. and it lasted all day until I removed it at 10 p.m. I have oily skin and blotted makeup throughout the day with a Kleenex and it still held up! Can't wait till big day application. Thank You Laura!

Rosario M.

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Laura did my hair and makeup two days. The first day was for my wedding the second day was for my wedding reception.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Taylor C.

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Anastacia was a DREAM! I needed to be ready SUPER early in the morning.. She got to my apartment at 6am to start doing my hair and makeup for my wedding. The makeup and hair looked perfect throughout the day and was still in great shape when I came home that night at 1am (even after crying through the entire wedding ceremony that morning with no touch ups)! Anastacia was so wonderful. She was easy going, funny, talented, a great listener when it came to what I was looking for, and made my wedding look everything I dreamed it would be. If you need someone to make you look perfect - she's your girl.

Valerie M.

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Anastacia was very attentive and understanding to my needs. Her communication towards me while working on my hair and makeup was superb. She knows exactly what she is doing and is truly a master of her craft. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional hair/makeup stylist that will keep her clients 100% satisfied."

VRAI M.

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Anastacia is a true professional in both makeup and hair styling. She helped bring our project to life with her creativity and experience and we would work with her again in a heartbeat.

  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min
  • Lake Villa, IL

Moira L.

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Rubi did my makeup for a trial before my wedding. It's obvious that she's talented and took her time, which I really appreciated. At the end of the day, I decided to do my own makeup for the wedding because I prefer a super natural look and very rarely put on anything more than mascara. But if you're a makeup lover, Rubi's amazing and you'll be in good hands :)

Katelynn S.

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I hired Rubi for my bridal makeup. For my self and 4 bridesmaids and the MOB. She offered a free trial. Couldn't beat that. I loved the Make up at the trial as well as the day of my wedding. I would definitely recommend. And would go back for any occasion I need makeup done for!

Katy F.

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Rubi was the makeup artist for my best friends wedding recently and she was amazing! She was so sweet and she did a fantastic job and made sure it was done well and we were happy. My makeup lasted well into the night until I took it off! She was very reasonably priced too!

  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Andrea E.

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Farah did an amazing job with my New Years eve makeup. She was very professional, my skin looked flawless, and she did sine really creative eye makeup. She also styled my hair, which turned out beautifully. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist who really listens to what you ask.

Lyn S.

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Great review from our CEO and her hair and makeup looked incredible! CEO said she was a pleasure to work with! We'll definitely call her when we are in Chicago again in the future!

Lucia A.

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Farah is super professional! I was really satisfied with my hair and makeup. She was flexible to make some changes on the makeup at the end.

  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Liliana C.

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Eva is the BEST makeup artist. She is extremely professional and makes you feel like a princess. I had originally hired Eva for my bridal makeup but after my bridal trial I ended up hiring for several other events including my wedding makeup. The day of the wedding she arrived early, got everyone done ahead of schedule but made sure everyone looked great and was satisfied. She definitely goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy. I will definitely hire her for future events.

Norma C.

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Eva was very professional and accommodating with my schedule. Her work was fantastic! She did my makeup for my son's wedding and I received a lot of compliments.

Erika R.

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Great service and she's very friendly! She did an amazing job with my makeup and I would really recommend her! I will definitely hire her again.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Nicole M.

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I was one of Lisa's first clients and I cannot say enough about how wonderful she was during my wedding! I had one previous makeup trial that I did before my engagement session with a woman that was slightly cheaper than Lisa. I got what I paid for unfortunately. I ended up calling Lisa with tears welling up in my eyes and she instructed me over the phone (as she was driving I might add) how to fix my makeup. Of course after that I booked a trial with her immediately. Luckily my engagement photos turned out good. During my trial, Lisa had wine for me and I was very nervous and stressed about my prior makeup issues. She constantly asked what I liked or didn't like about colors, techniques, looks, etc. She did a great job of listening to what I wanted then using her professional skills to make the look work for my complexion, face, and occasion. At one point I asked for a specific lip color and she told me she would try it on one side and then a color she recommended that was similar but slightly softer....she was right and I went with that lip color. On the day of my wedding, there was some miscommunication on my part (as I was juggling a MILLION things) and I told her the wrong hotel....that was 40 minutes away.....so bad, i know. However, Lisa was literally at my hotel room door in 20 minutes, cool as a cucumber after driving like 140mph. She did a fantastic job! I had a bridesmaid that literally NEVER wears makeup and a bridesmaid that is a makeup whore and tries every trend possible. Lisa was able to accommodate them all and they all loved their makeup, even the girl that never wore make up was ecstatic about her look (she ended up showing her wedding makeup girl the same look for her wedding...her wedding was 4 hours away otherwise she would have booked Lisa). Lisa did a great job of managing time and also accommodated doing my mother's makeup. Lisa made sure I knew how to touch up my makeup throughout the day, however all I needed was some lip touch up before going down the aisle. I should also add I got married at the end of August in Chicago (super humid) but my airbrush stayed beautifully! Since then I have used Lisa multiple times for weddings that I was a guest at and other special occasions and I have loved my make up each time. I am excited to try her spray tans and wished she had that prior to my wedding. Any bride is lucky to have her on their glam squad!

Katelyn P.

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Lisa did my makeup as a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding. I felt like she really understood what I wanted and was able to give recommendations. Some makeup artists say "pick you own color" and she was able to say what blush/lipstick/etc. she thought would look best with the eye look. She also did great brows!

Melanie K.

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Lisa was very professional, highly skilled and fun to be around. Her recommendation for a hair stylist to hire was also spot on. We so appreciated that duo!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Emily A.

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Lilly was absolutely fantastic to work with. She did my hair and makeup for my wedding, as well as hair and makeup for several of my bridesmaids. Everything looked perfect and held up well. She was also very responsive to feedback. I had some changes to my makeup look after my trial and the final product ended up perfect. My hair also held up incredibly for the entir night. Would absolutely recommend and hire again.

Maureen F.

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She did my daughters hair for her 1st communion and everyone loved it. She also did my hair and my other 2 daughters. We absolutely loved her. She was very professional and provided us with ideas for hairstyles. The hair stayed in place all day and looked great in pictures. We would highly recommend her

Hannah H.

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Lilly was so friendly and easy to work with. I can't wait for her to do hair and makeup at my wedding!

  • 22 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Rachel C.

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Knena did my hair and makeup on my wedding day, and I couldn't be more pleased. Leading up to the day, Knena asked me some key questions to figure out what I wanted and even though I was pretty vague, she made me look beautiful! She created an elegant half up/half down hairstyle with curls and a loose braid, and incorporated a hairpiece that she didn't see until that day. Plus, Knena was willing to come to me so I could hang out with my wedding party all morning - we had a great time with Knena and her assistant/husband for a couple hours, they were fun and friendly. My makeup was natural and beautiful, and the entire look lasted all day and all night (for like 16 hours!), so I highly recommend Knena for any special event.

Tiffani Michelle M.

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I met Knena Delarkins working on a breast cancer documentary for a nonprofit organization called Pinkies in Austin, TX. I was being interviewed and filmed on camera and Knena was my makeup artist. Knena is so professional and her experiences working in Europe is impressisve. I really love her personality and how she completed my makeup for a natural look. As a recording artist and model she went above and beyond to make myself feel comfortable and she was very engaging. Knena is an awesome talent and I will be using her again for future photoshoots for my music and modeling. I recommend her highly for makeup artistry.

Cynthia B.

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Great talent at both hair and makeup.

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  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Hanover Park, IL

Alina H.

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I booked darshi for my engagement party makeup and I have to say I was very very impressed with her skills. She's very professional. She knows what she's doing and would listen to any feedback you give her to make you look your very best. Shes friendly and has an amazing comforting personality. It was a delight having her do my makeup and I would definitely book her again.

Sabrina P.

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We had such a great experience! She was able to achieve the desired look despite 3 kids running around. She was very professional & a great artist. As a bonus, the makeup lasted all day, in 80 degree heat. Thank you! Can't wait to work with you again!

Anjna P.

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Darshi did an amazing job with my makeup. She spent over an hour to make me look like a complete different and beautiful person.

NK Artistry

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  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Farah S.

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I was very fortunate to have Nausheen as my makeup artist for my 3-day Indian style wedding. She impressed me from our first meeting during my complimentary makeup trial. She is meticulous in what she does and has an eye for detail when it came to hair, make-up, and draping/jewelry placement. She is knowledgeable about all the products she uses, and insists on only using high-quality organic/vegan makeup. She was sensitive to my needs and wants and devised a makeup plan for each event that i was happy and comfortable with. I received raving compliments from family and friends for all 3 of my looks. One family member was brought to tears by how beautiful she thought I looked. I cannot thank Nausheen enough for all that she has done to help me look my best during the most important event of my life. I recommend her without reservation.

Sara H.

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All I have to say is Aaamazing work!! I have been going to Nausheen for years and her work is absolutely wonderful! She provides excellent quality work for a very affordable price! I have been to other people for some work but no one compares! I have recieved waxing, bridal/party makeup, hair, highlights, facials, henna, and personal makeup lessons along with product knowledge! She gets the work done on time and provides a very hospitable environment! Overall Id rate her 5 out of 5 stars!

Munnaza S.

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I was in IL for the first time and was not sure how my makeup and hair would turn out. However, I trusted the reviews and I am glad I did. Nausheen knows her work very well and she does not disappoint you. Plus she is super friendly and make you feel like home. 👍👍 I highly recommend her.

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Jessica H.

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Lauren was fantastic! I booked a makeup artist for my wedding and a week before she had to have emergency surgery!!! She recommended Lauren and I had my trial exactly one week before my wedding. She came to me for the trial and it really put me at ease how great it was to have her come to me. I loved it even more than the previous makeup artist. The day of the wedding she arrived so ready to go with energy that my bridesmaids were excited. She did each of my 10 bridesmaids beautifully and then squeezed in my mother, mother-in-law and grandmother at the last minute. She even did touch ups after and made sure I was fresh for the photographer! It was such a great experience and we had so much fun. I recommend Lauren to anyone and everyone!!! Thank you again!

Brittney H.

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I hired Lauren to makeup for myself and my wedding party. She did a trial on me and my maid of honor, which was awesome! She came to us and had her own set up from chairs to lighting. This made it so easy the day of, as she knew my look and my bridesmaids' look. Our makeup was beautiful and she listened openly when I asked for a "bit more dramatic " look after my trial. Overall I would totally recommend her and her services! She also brought Star, (her partner for hair services) to do our hair, who was also wonderful!

Taylor L.

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Lauren is amazing! She did my makeup for my bachelorette party & shower. She listens to what look your going for and also brings her own inspiration photos! I wanted a really sparkly eye and she had tons of glitter to choose from! I've worked with many makeup artist and Lauren has done the best work by far! You can't go wrong when booking with Lauren! ❤

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours
  • Chicago, IL

Anna N.

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Ashley did an amazing job on the hair and makeup for our project we worked on together. She took my ideas and added her own to create the perfect images. Her talent is very diverse and she can create a wide array of looks, all of which are beautiful. I would highly recommend her, she is a pleasure to work with!

Laura W.

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A wonderful teacher. Courteous and knowledgeable. Takes the time to listen to you and works with you. For women who have been out of the work force and are looking to present a more professional appearance, Ashley is the one for you. Truly a special and gifted lady. I highly recommend.

Rebecca S.

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Most amazing makeup artist! Made me feel great and everyone loved my makeup! My sister and mom looked amazing! Thank you!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 0 min
  • Chicago, IL

Krysia Z.

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Maria did an incredible job with my wedding makeup. She took time to design a specific look for your special day. Not only did my makeup look beautiful, it lasted with me all day. I would recommend Maria to do makeup for any occasion.

Karla R.

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Maria is an excellent makeup artist. She's very attentive and really does her best to please her client. I received many compliments at my wedding reception. I had a great experience and I would definitely recommend her services.

Janett G.

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Maria did my makeup for a sweet 16 and a wedding, both times I received so many compliments! I will definitely be hiring her again.

  • 1 year in business
  • Response time: 1 min
  • Chicago, IL

Juanita F.

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I had great experiences with Mjay The Great, she is a great makeup Artist she does an excellent job on my makeup, she's very professional, very punctual,very responsible,and she has great work quality

Alize H.

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I love my make-up. I'd go back for another makeup session more than once.

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