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Beautification Transformation
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Sonia S.
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My expericing with tai was good, she got good personality, good hair stylist would definitely recommend to others.

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Unveiled Ego
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana G.
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If you need make up done, do not go any further than Unveiled Ego! Monique is AMAZING! She did my daughter's make up and helped to perform a miracle on her hair that a stylist destroyed and she looked beautiful for prom! Thank you 😊

  • 6 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa M.
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I couldn't have been happier with my make up for my wedding day. I had a trial run with Alana and her hair stylist. Alana listened to what I wanted and changed anything I asked for from the trial run to make sure I was happy for my wedding day. I told her I was very self conscious of my skin and she did a fantastic job, used great make up with high coverage. I was very happy with my make up! Stella was the hair stylist and didn't seem as organized as Alana. She did understand that I wanted a loose wave for the wedding and we talked about hair extensions to give me that wave that would hold through the night. We talked about different hair sprays and she used one at the trial that kept my hair wavy for 2 days. Well, she forgot my hair extensions at home the day of the wedding, which was 2 hours away so there was no time to go back for them. Then we ran out of time and she started doing my hair 8 minutes before we were supposed to leave for our "first look" She spent about 17 minutes curling my hair. It didn't look anything like the trial run, she used a different hair spray and it was flat by the time of the ceremony. All in all I paid her $242 between the trial run, wedding day, travel fee and tip to have my hair straight by the time of the ceremony. Definitely go with Alana for make up, again, I couldn't have been happier. But make sure to have Stella's contact information to check in with her the day before your event to make sure she has everything you used or discussed during your trial run.

  • 19 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Jovanka J.
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Delia is an extremely talented hair and makeup artist. It was such a pleasure, joy and honor to have her part of my crew shooting an editorial spread.

Makeup And Hair By Traci
4.7
from 73 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
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!

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Lashed Up and Stylin
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

  • 2 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Julie F.
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Monica did hair for me (bride), my three bridesmaids, my mom, my mother-in-law and my step mother-in-law for my wedding and she was amazing! She listened to everyone's concerns about their hair and she produced amazing results. My hair held up the entire day and night of the wedding including all of the dancing! I would definitely recommend Monica as a hair stylist and would use her again for a special event

Make Up and Hair By Marzena
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Patricia M. Fahey
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha B.
Verified review

Patricia is a fantastic hairstylist! She brings your vision to life. I am so incredibly lucky to have found her! She has given me so much confidence. I recommend her to all of my friend's when they compliment my haircut. The best descion you can make for yourself is choosing Patricia as your hair stylist

Hair and Makeup by Sandy
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Ema L.
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I just hired Sandy to do my hair and makeup for a wedding. I was the maid of honor and wanted to look pretty. Sandy made me look pretty, natural and not overdone. I got compliments on my hair style as well as my makeup. And the amazing thing is that my hair and makeup looked as fresh at 11P.M. at night as it did at 11A.M. when she finished working! I was impressed! Thanks Sandy!

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Lilly's Bridal Boutique
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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UpDo's by Aga
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ewelina G.
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Aga is wonderful!!! She is an excellent listener and a magician with hair. She did my hair for a party and I received a lot of compliments, best part I felt like a rockstar!!!

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Hair & Makeup by Allison
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
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I had the pleasure of seeing Allison grow from the beginning of her career. Going to her for a few years now, and I couldn't be happier! I've always been nervous to get my hair done and not trusting my hair stylist. Now, I only trust Allison to do my hair! If you get nervous about who does your hair then Allison is the girl for you! Everyone always asks me who does my hair, I feel like a walking model for her work. I ended up referring a few of my friends to her and they were beyond happy with their results every time. She listens to what you want and she incorporates your ideas with her professional and honest opinion. She always amazes me. She has a true art and passion for doing hair and makeup, it shows every time I have her do it. If you want a trusted , well educated, passionate and friendly hair/makeup stylist Allison is your girl! Definitley amazing at doing weddings as well. If you need anything done for prom, weddings or just because I highly recommend! :) Below are some pictures of Allison's work on my hair ! <3

Allyson Rohde
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
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Allyson did an outstanding job with everyone's hair on our wedding day! She was efficient and stayed on schedule but kept the vibe extremely relaxed and fun. Everyone's hair looked gorgeous. I also love that everyone's hairstyle had a modern touch. No tacky up-dos or over hair-sprayed hair - just awesome hair that lasted the whole night. Her prices were very fair, too. I highly recommend her!!

Brides By Becky
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Holly M.
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Becky came to my house and did my daughter’s hair and makeup for her 8th grade dance. Becky did an amazing job! My very picky daughter was ecstatic with how her hair AND makeup turned out. Becky is so friendly, professional, very knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. She’s definitely our go-to person from now on! I can’t recommend her enough!

Exhale Now Salon & Spa
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Beth N.
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Shelby has been my personal hair stylist for the past ten years. I always receive numerous compliments on my hair style and color. Shelby customizes my hair style and color to meet the needs of my ability to maintain it! She makes you feel special. I pu the "fate of my hair into her hands!" L know that I always leave her salon looking and feeling fabulous!

Katie's Hair and Makeup
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristin R.
Verified review

Katie cut my hair at my home. The style was very cute and I received several compliments on it. She was professional, punctual, affordable, and friendly. She was efficient without feeling hurried. I will definitely go back to her in the future!

Beauty Styles by Alex
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla N.
Verified review

LOVED the way Alex did my hair for my wedding!! She is also very thoughtful, She went out and found extensions for me to make sure my wedding updo looked perfect, and it was! I highly recommend her! She's great!

  • 2 years in business
Amanda P.
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I would highly recommend Mallory if you’re looking for a stylist. She did my hair as well as a few of the girls in my bridal party. We were all so pleased with her work. She’s also a total sweetheart and has a great sense of humor. You will have a great experience with her!!!

Katie
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda P.
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Katie has been coloring my hair for years. I am always exceptionally pleased with her work & professionalism. Her bubbly personality and talent combined always make for a one of a kind experience! I would highly recommend her!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 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.

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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