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  • 6 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Merrillville, IN 46410

Ashley C.

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For me, trying to find the right makeup artist was one of the hardest things to do for my wedding, especially when you don't wear a full face of makeup all the time and every trial with a new artist cost money. If those things are true for you too, let me assure you that Bridal by Lerin is the right one for you! From the moment I met Lerin I knew her personality was one I would love to have around my friends and family on the wedding day, she's bubbly, funny, and incredibly knowledgeable about her craft. She also listened and asked what I wanted (even though I don't know a lot about makeup) and actually gave me what I wanted! After our trial I loved the looked but once she left I noticed a few other things I wanted to change, I sent her that feedback and like an absolute professional she took those changes and gave me exactly the look I wanted for my wedding, even better she slayed my bridesmaids faces as well! When she wasn't making them laugh, they were taking a million selfies because they loved their looks so much and my bridesmaids were African-American and Caucasians so to find a make-up artist who does both really well was another plus for me. Please hire Lerin for your next wedding or event! She is exactly what you need to look like your best self on your wedding day! I'll definitely continue to work with her for big events and parties I'm attending like birthdays, holidays and other weddings. Thank you so much Lerin! I'm so excited to see how all of my pictures turned out with your golden touch!

  • 13 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Meradey T.

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Michelle from Hairs 2 The Bride is a friendly and professional hairstylist and makeup artist who was a joy to work with on my wedding day. I had a double ceremony wedding that lasted from 7 am until 11 pm. It required two makeup applications on myself, as well as two different hairstyles. She also applied makeup and styled hair for my two bridesmaids. Michelle was very flexible with our hectic and confusing schedule. On the day of our wedding, we had asked Michelle to show up at multiple locations. She was even able to accommodate last minute additions to services for my mom and my older sister. I would highly recommend Michelle and am happy I placed my trust in her on one of the most important days of my life.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60611

Tara L.

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Patricia and her team did hair and makeup for all of my bridesmaids and flower girl and my hair. I typically wear a lot of makeup so I was too nervous to have someone else do my make-up, but I was really happy with how my hair turned out! She even put my clip-in extensions in for me. My mom and a few bridesmaids didn't like their hair and ended up re-doing it themselves, but I guess that's how it goes - some people are just more picky. Also, one of my bridesmaids had a little reaction to the false eyelash glue that was used but she just has sensitive eyes and skin so we took them off and used a different glue. I would just make sure to tell your makeup artist if you have any sensitivities. Overall, I thought it was a great experience. All of my bridesmaids felt so pampered having their hair and makeup done and I think it reduced everyone's stress levels the day of the wedding. We were able to just sit back and relax in the hotel room while Patricia and her team worked their magic on us. They were there all morning from 9am until around 1 working hard and I really appreciated it. Also, Patricia is just one of those people that's nice to be around. It felt like she and her assistants were part of the family hanging out with us! Thanks again, Patricia!

  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60605

Suzanne S.

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Farrah is an outstanding makeup artist! She got to know me a bit and she really understoof exactly what I wanted. I was delighted and I got many compliments. She also accommodated my wedding party to include two additional people last minute and it was no problem. I will definately go back to her for a night out on the town. THANKS!

  • 14 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Schaumburg, IL 60194

Courtney S.

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Marzena is incredibly professional and an absolute joy to work with. She handled 7 heads of hair and 5 faces of makeup with ease on the morning of my wedding. Her airbrush makeup will last through countless happy tears and even hours of sweaty dancing. I still looked great for my after party! She is flexible and so easy to work with. You do not feel any hesitation giving her feedback during your hair and makeup on things you do not like as she will accommodate you so graciously. If you are looking for in-house or hotel hair & makeup, Marzena will not let you down. Additionally, her prices are extremely competitive and affordable for you and your bridesmaids.

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  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60637

Lauren D.

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Monique was great! I loved my hair and makeup! I had an early morning wedding and it was so convenient to have someone come to my apartment!

  • 10 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jackson, WI 53037

Stacy M.

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Wow! I was beyond impressed with Ruthy's work. She did an amazing job on my make-up and air brushed my skin tone to a perfect match which a lot of artists have difficulty doing in general. She is a professional! Very fun, kind and even gave me a few pointers for my shoot. Highly recommend booking with Ruthy you will be blown away.

  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Adrienne W.

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This past July I attended my 20 year class reunion from high school. I hired Shaunda to do my make up and to sum in up in one word my face was, BEAT HUNNY! Okay, that was two but you get my drift. Shaunda went above and beyond my expectations; both professionaly and artistically. I received numerous compliments on my makeup that evening and the wink from the handsome gentleman was a plus. (Blushing) I would definitely recommend Shaunda for any special event or occasion. She is the truth!

  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60640

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When my sister-in-law was looking for a makeup artist for her bridesmaids for her wedding this past June, I didn't hesitate in recommending Nicki Hala. Nicki has an amazing personality that makes you feel instantly comfortable. I'm not a huge makeup person and never wear foundation but the few times I have had my makeup done by Nicki (which I have used her multiple times), I have felt instantly transformed and it's nice because she does an amazing job blending the makeup that I don't even feel like I'm wearing any! She is always on time and listens to what you want and what colors you're going to be wearing and if you don't know much about makeup, she takes the time to explain what products she is using on you. She has her studio in Chicago that she does trials at, but is willing to come to you if needed. You'll love her work!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60608

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I have been using City Lights Makeup Artistry for 3 years. I will never go to another makeup artist again. Paula's attention to detail, natural talent and passion for enhancing people's beauty from the outside-in is what makes this woman so special. When someone looks beautiful, they feel beautiful too! She is a true artist.

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60605

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Hello brides! My name’s Ann, owner of Ann LaCorte Hair and Makeup Design! Me and my team serve brides and bridal parties all over Chicago and the surrounding suburbs every day, working towards turning our client’s vision of beauty into reality. Our mission is to make our clients feel more beautiful than they have ever felt for the most special day their life! Working in the bridal industry for almost a decade, I have worked and trained with some of the most talented people in the industry. This has lead me to receive numerous awards including placing 1st in several hair and makeup competitions. Just recently my team ranked #3 in Chicago for “Best of Hairstylists and Makeup Artists 2015” on Thumbtack, and earned “Best of Weddings 2016” on The Knot, which we were extremely excited to hear! I have always had a creative drive in me; that creativity combined with my passion in life for helping others and creating happiness has made me realize that working as a beautician in the bridal industry is my calling in life. Nothing is more fulfilling to me than seeing the smile on the bride’s face when I’m done working my magic!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60647

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As a two-person team of certified makeup artists, professionally trained in both domestic (Chicago based) and international (Israel-Tel Aviv) programs, we truly believe every woman is beautiful by nature, and that the best in method and makeup can tremendously enhance it! We practice beauty, theatrical, media and clinical application which means you can come to us for more than just events but also for fun girls' night out, private application lessons, makeup for photo shoots and even wild looks for Halloween! We pride ourselves in delivering not only stunning work but also making a real, lasting connection with every client by ensuring that they are comfortable with the look we have designed for them during the application process and after. We want our customers to know we are dependable, patient and creative, and that they will always be treated with the utmost respect while working with us.

  • Chicago, IL 60654

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Absolutely the best makeup/hairstyle in Chicago area. Anita is great with everything. Perfect makeup and great hair design. She's always on time so you are always on schedule!! She's the best at what she does. Her team's also professional and great at what they do!! You won't regret using VIP Chicago makeup and design. Only thing is, book them early before anyone else book on the same day!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60641

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Artistry by Justina provides professional makeup artist services in and around Chicago, as well as Wisconsin and Iowa, specializing in makeup for major events, photography, bridal and video. - On location/ traveling beauty assistance --Rain or shine, I come to you! - Educated and licensed, with 10+ years of beauty experience. - Attractive makeup that is long-lasting and natural. - Custom-tailored foundation and airbrushing for any desired level of coverage. - Uses the best products for your skin. - Applies individual and strip lashes to emphasize eyes. - A stress-free, pampering experience you'll enjoy. I'm a freelance makeup artist and licensed esthetician with a love for modern makeup design. I'll help you achieve the look you are after with an easy and effortless makeup application created just for you. I work with women and brides who love elegant and stylish makeup. I help them look + feel totally beautiful --while giving helpful tips and tricks along the way! Clients include those seeking beautiful special-occasion makeup for weddings, proms, parties, photos, etc. Let's talk more about your beauty needs!

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Diem Angie Nguyen's foundation commenced in a two-year program at the Technology Center of Dupage in Addison. She graduated and earned her license in cosmetology in May 2008. With 3 years of experience, she can do precision haircut, style and color. Although her primary goal was to work in a high-end hair salon, she discovers it boring and desires to explore the startling beauty industry. She was taken with makeup, and wants to make everyone look beautiful. A master of her craft, she keeps up with the most recent techniques as they come out on the fashion scene. She's invariably working on her own modern techniques, and always pushing the limits for hair and makeup. She regularly styles hair and apply makeup for photo shoots, fashion shows and enjoys making her bride lovely for weddings and other special events. Whether you desire an over-the-top look or a contemporary classic look, you're sure to be fulfilled with the experience you get with Diem Angie Nguyen as well as the result. She can transform you.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60610

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A master hairstylist, colorist and makeup artist, Toni Scott is opulently talented in hair design, hair color, Euro So.Cap extensions, airbrush makeup, traditional makeup and men's grooming. She also provides image consulting.

  • Chicago, IL 60614

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Megg is such a fantastic makeup artist! She is so talented, & also very patient, which I appreciate because I'm so indecisive. She knows what shes doing, & is really, really great at it! I highly recommend Megg!

  • Chicago, IL 60620

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I offer professional MAC makeovers and eyelash extensions. Mobile makeup available at an additional charge. Eyelash extensions are strip lashes of your choice. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I also offer airbrush makeup. All of my products are MAC, brushes and makeup. I only use MAC. Glue used for lashes is Duo water based.

  • 6 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60632

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Kimberly is very professional in every way. She works miracles with hher makeup talents. She is efficient and punctual. I would highly recommend her services to anyone. I am already scheduleling my next event.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60647

Alexandra M.

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Amaris was absolutely amazing! I booked her for my senior prom hair and makeup, and it was a everything I asked for! She traveled to my house, was on time and super fun to have around! So talented! Very reasonable pricing too!

  • 18 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60626

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At Sonia Roselli Makeup Studio, Sonia and her team of professional makeup artists present clients with a perfect combination of products and services. Specializing in on-location beauty services for brides, the makeup studio is also well known for unique, one-on-one makeup classes for everyday women, all in the privacy of Sonia's Chicago boutique makeup studio.

  • 10 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60613

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My clients enjoy my friendly, creative, and hardworking attitude. I provide quality services on location for your wedding or special event. I am located in Chicago, with destination wedding packages available. I specialize in airbrush makeup, clip-in extension work, and custom hair clips (made to order). E-mail me, or like my Facebook page. You can find more photos and information on my website.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60610

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I also rely on good reviews when I research specialists for my needs. I'm proud to have received many good reviews throughout my 25 yr work career. It's how the phone still rings. There are so many good artists in the industry and I'm proud to be one of them. I enjoy being a positive element in the transition for my clients as they go from plain to polished for the main event. I enjoy the process and allocate enough time to have it stress free.

  • 3 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60617

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I am a freelance makeup artist. I specialize in all things makeup, and that includes day, evening, bridal, prom, photo shoots, etc. I love creating new looks and having fun with lashes. My prices are reasonable, and I look forward to new clients.

  • Chicago, IL 60602

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I am a freelance makeup artist specializing in commercial HD media applications. I am also skilled in editorial, theatrical, FX and camouflage makeup applications. I founded, own and am one of the instructors at Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry, the only state-certified school in Chicago for the training of makeup artists.

  • Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

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Our team of artists can provide you with any look that you are going for on your wedding day or special event. Angela Makeup Chicago's artists and stylists have over 6 years of experience in airbrush and bridal makeup, hair services and semi-permanent eyelash extensions by Xtreme. We travel on-site to your location.

  • Chicago, IL 60614

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Create a custom look with Makeup by EliseJoelle. Elise Joelle is a makeup artist who's specializing in beauty, editorial, bridal, fx and theatrical. Elise Joelle has received her formal training as a certified makeup artist at Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry in Chicago, Il in 2012. Since completing her training, she has worked on numerous photo shoots, wedding parties, a black-and-white film, as well as her continual work as a lead makeup and costume designer for AB Films.

  • Chicago, IL 60653

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F.A.B Makeup Artistry specializes in expert makeup application for special events, such as weddings, fashion/hair shows, photo/video shoots, proms, etc. F.A.B specializes in customary application that's suitable for a specific event, combining style and creativity to personality and facial structure. Centered at the heart of Bronzeville, lead makeup artist and owner, Ms. Ann illustrates vibrancy and uniqueness in the combinations of coloring and contouring in accordance to complementary style of client. Ranging in services from makeup application to lash extensions, facials and skin care consultations, F.A.B offers top-notch artistry that's guaranteed to clients' satisfaction. Come and indulge in the wonders of F.A.B. We're making women everywhere feel absolutely beautiful!

  • Chicago, IL 60622

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Cirque du Face FX is a company of special makeup effects artists based out of Chicago. We have experience in all types of makeup, including corrective, high fashion, gore, casualty simulation, character, creature, fantasy and body painting. Our studio, located in Wicker Park, is also equipped for life-casting and fabrication of custom prosthetic appliances and props. We have used our skills to bring life to many films, photo shoots, performances and other creative projects. Contact us today to see how Cirque can work for you!

  • Chicago, IL 60634

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Funk. Style. Class. Mylissa's Little Gallery is an upscale boutique salon in downtown Chicago. We offer cut, color, keratin treatments, straightening treatments, special-occasion styling, on-site bridal party hair styling, and makeup and custom hair extensions. Using the best products on the market and elite training, we ensure quality results.

  • Chicago, IL 60606

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Your wedding is a day you will always remember, and your beauty will never be forgotten. Deciding on a talented team of artists you trust to create your perfect silhouette for your wedding day is of the utmost importance. Enhancing every bride's unique beauty is our passion and our talent! We look forward to making your bridal hair and makeup dreams come true. We specialize in customized packages to accommodate your bridal needs. Our on-location consultation trial run rates are the following: * $130 for Hair and Makeup (three3 Looks) * $88 for Hair Only * $78 for Makeup Only Our additional services are the following: * False Lashes * Airbrush Makeup * Tattoo Cover * Hair Extensions Application * Hair Extensions Supplied and Applied * Additional Artists and Stylists A 50% deposit is due upon booking and is required for all on-location services. The remaining balance will be due on the service date, upon the stylist's arrival, in cash unless it has been prepaid. We also offer body waxing, facial waxing, bikini waxing and combos. Email us for the price list. Our services include the following: * Eyelash Extensions Eyelash extensions may last from two weeks to two months, depending on the cycle of hair growth. Most people choose black lashes; however, brown, red, green and purple are available. Mink lashes are available. Crystals for lashes are available also. * Theatrical, Media and Photography Makeup This service includes in-depth color theory, classic, natural and clean makeup design, custom-blended foundation and powder, contouring and highlighting, design and color theory for all eye shapes and colors, makeup design for the mature client and makeup for black and white vs. color photography. * Proms and Graduations This is an important day, and you want to look your best. I use long-lasting products that will ensure you keep your look from the first pictures until the end of the evening. You may decide to do this alone or gather a group of girlfriends and make a fun day of it. * Stagettes This is for evenings out or ladies' nights in. For evenings out, everyone gets a glam look of their choice and false lashes, so you are ready for a night on the town. If it is a ladies' nights in you're looking for, then I offer a makeup lesson and makeover for everyone and answer all the questions you've always wanted to know about makeup looks, applications and products. * Personal Shopping Do you need new makeup products, but you keep buying the same old stuff you have been using for years? Why not have a personal shopper help you pick new products that work for you, so that you go home with what you actually need? This is a comfortable way of shopping; we can work within your budget to meet your needs, as you won't have sales staff trying to sell you products that you do not need and may never use. Time for this appointment varies and can be decided upon booking. Services are provided by appointment only. Spoil yourself by letting us come to you! We serve Chicago, as well as the major suburbs, and are available for weddings, photo shoots, reunions, fashion shows, and whatever else your mind can imagine. I can create them all! We create a vision for beauty, where beauty is never overlooked!

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We are a bridal boutique and offer: * floral and event design * bridal hair and makeup * wedding favors * invitations * photography

  • Chicago, IL 60601

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We are a full-service hair and color salon, providing women's, men's and ethnic haircare. We also provide nail and makeup services, and have a retail boutique featuring Aveda products, MoroccanOil products, and Keratin Complex products. XEX also features the functional artwork of Darra, a Murano glass fusion artist.

  • Chicago, IL 60653

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Services available include the following: * Mobile makeup application * Hairstyling * Educational classes and seminar * Coverage of events as beauty and image expert or beauty writer My project types include bridal, celebrities, corporate, fashion shows, print, TV and video. My customers love my work because of my dedication, care and quality of service. Most of my clientele are referrals from pleased customers who love my work.

  • Chicago, IL 60616

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Tamara Jones, owner of All Made-Up makeup artistry, provides a full suite of makeup services for your special occasion. Servicing the Chicago and suburban areas, she specializes in bridal and special event makeup. Schedule your new look today!

  • Chicago, IL 60653

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I am a celebrity makeup artist for 13 years. I travel between Los Angeles and Chicago. I provide makeup consultations for brides; however, I mostly do print, TV, fashion runway and special appearance makeup for my clients.

  • Chicago, IL 60608

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We offer hair extensions, lace wigs, and hair replacement for men, women and kids. We also offer Brazilian keratin treatment, relaxers, natural hair, expert coloring, corrective color, locs, precision cuts, bridal hair, airbrush tattoo, and makeup.

  • Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Custom Face offers the following services: * makeup application * skin care specialist * anti-aging and cleansing facials * custom-blended mineral foundations and powders * bridal and special events makeup on location * on-location spa events * salon spa services through salon partners in Chicago area

  • Dolton, IL 60419

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I am an affordable makeup artist with high-quality work. I do weddings, proms, fashion shows, photo shoots, etc.

  • Harvey, IL 60426

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I currently offer makeup art and application, as well as hair design for weddings, special events, and photo shoots for individuals and groups.

  • Des Plaines, IL 60017

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I am a professional makeup artist who specializes in all types of special occasions. I make sure your day is a fairy tale. Everything I do is customized to your perfection. I travel to you for your trials and your day. ou may also visit me at my studio by appointment.

  • Chicago, IL 60653

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I am a professional makeup artist. I am very efficient and lovely to work with. I am a hard worker who loves to satisfy, and the results show it.

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Oswego, IL

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