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Browse these photo stylists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Leslie R.
Verified review

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.

Makeup And Hair By Traci
4.7
from 65 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 195 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!

  • 90 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.

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Ami Erika Makeup Artistry
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

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
4.9
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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Kathrine was simply amazing and exactly what I needed. (Yes, this is going to be a long review, but I can't help it!) I reached out to her as I realized I just wasn't confident about the message I was conveying to the world through my clothing. Having lived overseas for a bit and worked in non-profit, I realized my sense of self had changed a lot and my wardrobe had not been keeping up. Once I contacted Kathrine, she was immediately responsive, and she provided a great free consultation to talk about my needs and her services. This laid the groundwork for our "closet audit," for which we both were able to prepare and have clear expectations. She came to my home and sat on a chair in my room as I tried on everything. She provided kind, but firm feedback, guidance, and new ideas. She complimented me where appropriate and helped me make sense of what I could do with what I had. I had been concerned that the day would end with a huge pile for donation and a big shopping list that didn't suit my personality or needs, but I only put about 10 things in the donate pile and she suggested about 10-12 items that we both agreed would be great to have (all totally normal items that are versatile and classic). She was able to see some themes in my personal style and re-style some things I had and loved, but couldn't figure out how to wear. Following the visit, she sent an email that summarized everything--so professional, practical, and tailored to me! In this email she sent me 15+ photos of me in the outfits she put together. She brought back to life a bunch of stuff I wasn't wearing, which was worth her fee alone. Add in all the great ideas, guidance, and follow up-email (which will keep me from buying stuff that I won't wear or feel great in), it was an amazing value. I'm so excited to call her in the fall for a brief follow-up help me get my cold weather style together. Highly recommend her and her services!

  • 2 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Annalise D.
Verified review

Monica and her team were absolutely wonderful for my wedding in September of 2016. They arrived on time, were so pleasant, and worked very diligently to complete my hair and makeup, as well as hair styles for my mom, our flower girl, and 7 of my bridesmaids. Monica was extremely accommodating when I requested 2 additional stylists and a certain time frame in our schedule. My hair and makeup was done well at my trial (during which she generously did a trial for my mom, too!), but the second time around for my wedding - WOW! I literally could not be happier. I was so happy with each, and they stayed all day and all night, after having it done around 9 in the morning. My bridesmaids were so, so pleased with their hair styles as well, and so was I. I would highly recommend Monica for both hair and make up services! Thank you so much Monica and team for making my day so beautiful!

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Freelance Makeup Artist
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Elsa c.
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Laura, did my makeup for my wedding. She is really nice and absolutely amazing did a fantastic job. She made me extra beautiful for my big day and I hope that I get the opportunity for her to do my makeup in the future. I definitely recommend her. Thank you

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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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Melanie K.
Verified review

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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Lilly's Bridal Boutique
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Diana T.
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Lilly was awesome! She's extremely talented and very pleasant. I chose a photo of the hairstyle I wanted, and she made my hair look even better than the picture! Nailed it completely, and all day all my guests were complimenting my hair!

Hair and Makeup by Sandy
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Abbey P.
Verified review

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.

Patricia M. Fahey
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 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

Ashley's Image with Style
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tony C.
Verified review

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!

Allyson Rohde
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lindsey T.
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Ally is, hands down, the best stylist I've ever used. Her professionalism and work quality are phenomenal. I wanted to change up my hair, for the summer, and really wanted to go short and super blonde but was afraid to make such a drastic change (I had long, dark brown hair) but after meeting and talking with Ally, (she was very patient with me, I asked a million questions) she explained very thoroughly, how the process would go and I instantly felt better about my decision to go short and blonde!! She made the whole process so much fun, we talked and laughed and before you I realize it, she was finished and let me tell you, it turned out amazing!!! Long story short, Ally is fantastic and I will never use another stylist as long as she is in the business. I recommend her to anyone I can!!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Marta G.
Verified review

Teresa is such a professional and wonderful stylist! She was able to create many looks for me, and each time she puts in a different spin on it. Her style and taste is very fashionable, and I love coming to her! She is also very nice, great to work with and pays attention to details. I highly recommend TERESA for an amazing styling experience.

Hair & Makeup by Allison
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
Verified review

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

Styles by Kelly
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kalyn L.
Verified review

Kelly is a wonderful stylist she is very professional. I love her natural techniques for my hair, deep conditioning, protective hairstyles. My hair is more healthier than ever. Thank you Kelly. Definitely will recommend you to others!

Gwendolyn Schaeffer
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Martika G.
Verified review

Gwen is an amazing stylist and make up artist. I have worked with her on several professional shoots. She does amazing work and her prices are reasonable. She is so amazing that my nickname for her is Gwen Fabulous.

Nika Richi Makeup Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anastasiia L.
Verified review

My makeup artist, Nika, arrived right on time and gave me exactly the natural look that I asked for. My face looked terrific in the photos I took that day, and the makeup stayed on until bedtime. I’d definitely recommend her to everyone who is looking for professional makeup artist. From now on, she is my favorite.

Genean Chatman
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rebecca R.
Verified review

I found the perfect stylist for me. She’ll wake up at 6 am on a Saturday so that I can have my hair done before work. I get a great shampoo, calm quiet environment. I just love her

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