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Des Plaines Hair And Makeup Artists

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Beautification Transformation
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
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!

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Unveiled Ego
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

  • 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
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!

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Ami Erika Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Gemme Jolie Belle Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Freelance Makeup Artist
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Makeup Mad by Farah
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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!

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

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Anastacia Makeup Artist
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 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."

Hair and Makeup by Sandy
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
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Sandy did a wonderful job in both hair and makeup. Would 110% recommend her for any occasion.

Makeup Eva
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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Lilly's Bridal Boutique
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Makeup by Darshi
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

ArtistrylikeBAM
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Merrill W.
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Branden did my makeup for my wedding and it was perfection. He also did 6 of my bridesmaids and they were all raving about him/extremely pleased. He has done my makeup for other events and is always on time, fun to chat with and most of all does an amazing job. I️ would highly remorecommend Branden to do your makeup for any occasion!

Makeup By Jennifer K
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna H.
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She made me feel absolutely beautiful and i couldn’t have asked for a better professional makeup artist.

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Hair & Makeup by Allison
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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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

Angel Jay x MUA
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
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Angel is a phenomenal makeup artist. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is seeking a professional for any occasion. She offered some great makeup tips/advice that were very helpful, and I can’t wait to try them myself. I was very pleased with my results, and would definitely use her services again

Majesty Makeup
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vency T.
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She did a wonderful job on our makeup. We were statisfied with her work

Beautiful by Anjali
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya J.
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I would recommend Anjali to anyone! She did my makeup for a wedding last weekend, and it was such a great experience. She was on time, professional but super friendly, and she really listened to what I wanted. My makeup came out EXACTLY how I imagined it, and I am very picky. Can’t say enough good things about 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.

How much do wedding makeup artists cost?

A wedding means love, celebration and tons of wedding photos. Professional wedding makeup artists have you looking your best on your big day and forever after in your wedding photos. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, although this price can increase based on your location, the extent of the makeup services and the reputation of the makeup artist. Most wedding makeup artists offer discounts to brides who book group services for their maids, mothers and flower girls at the same time. Wedding makeup artists who also do wedding hair usually offer package rates for hair and makeup combos. Here are some examples of average wedding makeup pricing:

  • Bridal makeup: $85-$125. Pricing often includes full face, eyes, lips, brows and false eyelashes. Airbrush makeup may be an additional $20 or more.
  • Bridal hair and makeup: $150-$200.
  • Bridesmaid and bridal party makeup: $50-$100 per person.
  • Bridesmaid hair and makeup: $100-$150.
  • Flower girl makeup: $25-$35.
  • Trial sessions: $60-$120, depending on the makeup artist. Some charge their full rate and others charge a partial rate for trial makeup services.
  • Hourly rates to stay on and keep makeup touched up throughout reception: $35-$75 per hour.
  • Travel fees: 50 cents to $1 per additional mile beyond a set radius — such as 50 miles.

Do I need a makeup artist for my wedding?

There are no rules around your wedding day, and that means it’s your choice whether to have a wedding makeup artist. If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding makeup artist, consider the pros and cons. Some women decide against a wedding makeup artist to save money. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, which is an expense some women prefer to do without. Other women just don’t love wearing makeup. Some brides have friends or family members who are talented makeup artists willing to provide their services. If you choose not to have a wedding makeup artist, be sure to do at least two trial runs of your makeup look well before the wedding day to avoid any morning-of panic.

On the other hand, a wedding makeup artist can make the bride feel pampered and confident, giving her a flawless, fabulous look for the ceremony and reception and in wedding photos. For brides who are uncomfortable with heavy makeup, many wedding makeup artists usually excel at the natural look. Many brides consider wedding makeup part of the ritual and tradition of the ceremony, a shared experience with the entire bridal party. Ultimately your choice of whether to hire a wedding makeup artist should be based on what will make you feel most confident and happy.

How do you choose the right makeup artist for your wedding?

A wedding makeup artist can ensure a flawless look on your big day. Finding the perfect person isn’t all about price, though. Here are tips for choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding:

  • Research before reaching out. Wedding makeup artists should have an online presence with portfolios of their work. Find someone with an aesthetic you love.
  • Read reviews. You want a wedding makeup artist who’ll be on time, do beautiful work, and add a positive vibe to your day. Pay attention if previous clients report bad experiences with a makeup artist.
  • Consider skin tones. If your bridal party has a range of skin tones, make sure your wedding makeup artist and assistants are experienced and talented working with everyone.
  • Is your top pick available on your date? If so, put down a deposit to secure their services.
  • Confirm rates and payment. Clearly discuss prices and payment plans, and sign a detailed contract so there are no surprises on your wedding day.
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