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Beautification Transformation
4.9
from 105 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
Monica O.
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On my wedding day my hair and makeup looked nice and held up (at least I'm pretty sure they did - the day went by so fast and I wasn't really paying attention). I wasn't overdone, which is what I wanted. My hair and makeup photographed well in the few pics I've seen so far. Tai is friendly and easy to talk to. I think for my first hair trial I didn't give Tai a good look at a hair photo I had pinned, so I would advise to be clear about what you want. My second hair trial was better. There were a couple of scheduling cancellations/hiccups, but on my wedding day Tai was on time and my Matron of Honor and I were promptly beautified. I was happy with how my hair and makeup turned out.

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Unveiled Ego
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Leslie R.
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Lerin was just what I was looking for. She was professional, on time, and her work was flawless. I have used her twice since finding her for our commercial photo shoot.

Hairs 2 the Bride, LLC
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Alina B.
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Michelle was amazing! She was super helpful and on the ball right from the start. I found her through Thumbtack and booked her to do hair and make-up for myself and my girls for my wedding. We did the trial just 3 days before the wedding as I don't live in the Chicago area and she took a photo I had and did an amazing job creating a similar style that would work with a hair piece that I didn't yet have. Her home studio is warm and inviting and her son was so cute! On the day of my wedding she arrived exactly on time and got herself set up. We actually ran early with hair and make-up! Our photographers were very impressed :) She got everyone though and ended up doing my make-up as well because I didn't have time to do my own. We didn't do a trial for my makeup but it turned out perfect. She stayed around to be sure that we were all ready and then headed out as she had another wedding to do that day. Michelle was very personable but professional. She chatted with us and helped create a very relaxed atmosphere for the morning. I wanted everyone to relax and I think they did. The only tiny thing was that since my trial was so close to my wedding we didn't take a photo of it. My hair ended up a little flatter than planned so she had to go back and poof at the end but it worked out well. I would absolutely recommend Michelle for anyone needing a fun and relaxing hair and make-up artist for any event.

  • 19 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Laura A.
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Had my makeup done for a photo for my professional web page by Delia. Experience was perfect. She did exactly what I asked for and more! She made me feel and look beautiful and that's a special talent. Would recommend Delia to anyone for any event you need to feel and look your best.

Makeup And Hair By Traci
4.7
from 72 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
Shahana K.
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Traci did mine and my mother's hair and makeup for my brother's grand engagement party. She arrived at my house on time and set up everything very quickly. We loved everything about it! She took her time and didn't rush anything and we can't wait to see photos by the professional photographer in a few weeks. Highly recommend her!

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Ami Erika Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Ami is amazingly talented. I hired her to do make up for four women for a photo shoot for a boutique. The women each looked amazing and Ami spent so much time picking excellent colors, customized for each model and they all looked incredible. I would highly recommend Ami to anyone. She has very reasonable rates and is a true artist.

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Meredith M.
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Patricia was great! She was right on time, even with the snow. I had makeup done for a family photo shoot, and she made me look made up without looking overdone, which is exactly what I was looking for.

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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

Makeup Mad by Farah
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Nora A.
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I had my makeup done by Farah for a photo shoot recently and she did a fantastic job. Before she started, Farah made sure that she understood the type of look I wanted and provided me with a binder of makeup looks to help me through the process, while taking into account my skin tone, clothing colors, and style. I was extremely pleased with the final look and will definitely be recommending her to my friends.

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Freelance Makeup Artist
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
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This was my first time using this website and wearing a Full-Face of Makeup; By saying that i was super nervous 😬. But Laura did a amazing job, very professional and her makeup skills is A1.

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Anastacia Makeup Artist
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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."

Patricia M. Fahey
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha B.
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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 22 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Abbey P.
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Sandy was great. I hired her last minute for a photo project involving kids (who each needed several looks in a short amount of time) which for certain stylists could be a disaster. She was really flexible which I appreciated, was great with the kids, which the parents and I appreciated, and the kids looked great, which we all appreciated. Sandy listened to exactly what I needed and executed it perfectly over and over again with no prep, and in a timely manner. She was prompt, friendly, and very good at what she does. I would definitely hire Sandy again.

Ashley's Image with Style
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Tony C.
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Ashley was great! She really understood my vision. I also appreciated how determined she was when we entered various stores (perfect stores for my style!). I had worked with some stylists before but she was by far my favorite. I am looking forward to working with her again and I also highly recommend her for anybody needing either some new clothes or for a particular outfit for a night. She helped my sister last year for some new summer outfits. They are now my sister's new favorite outfits. THANK YOU ASHLEY!

Hair & Makeup by Allison
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires 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

Glambyglades
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christina F.
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Glades was amazing!! She arrived early, so friendly and sweet. She recreated exactly what we asked her to from inspiration photos. Her prices are very reasonable and her professionalism is top notch. She is an excellent artist. She did make up on myself and my daughter.

Almaz Does Beauty
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jai K.
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Almaz is AMAZING! Loved my makeup! I didn’t want to take it off! :-) I was so happy with her work and how natural my makeup looked. The look was perfect for my photo shoot. Almaz is also very professional and knows her stuff. I was very impressed! Can’t wait to get my makeup done again.

Makeup By Jennifer K
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie D.
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I am AMAZED with Jennifer's talent! I had a graduation and photo shoot all on one weekend, and she was able to make me look amazing for both events. Her attention to precision is beyond amazing. Additionally, she is very flexible with scheduling. I received so many compliments at each event. It was even more great was how long the makeup lasted all day. From 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. I was flawless! Thank you so much, Jennifer... I will definitely be coming back!

Allyson Rohde
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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Allyson made me feel like such a beautiful bridesmaid on my friend's special day! Through every prom and formal event, I have never liked how my hair has turned out, until now. I told her how other stylists have always made my hair way too big, and she totally understood what I wanted! All I asked for was something half up half down, and Allyson was able to take that and run with it and turn it into a beautiful hairstyle. I got so many compliments! I'd definitely recommend Allyson for any of your hair needs!

ebIstyle
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Destinie L.
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I have worked with Ebone’ a few different times for fashion photo shoots. She is very organized and focused. When it comes to fashion and style, ebone’ is bold, unapologetic, and unique. She made sure that she choose outfits that were unique to me and my physique. She always made sure I was comfortable and her eye for detail is priceless. Not only does Ebone’ have an amazing work ethic, but her energy and personality brings nothing but positivity and fun. I always have an amazing time working with Ebone’ and any styling or fashion needs you may be looking for Ebone’ is the perfect person for the job.

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