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Evanston Hair And Makeup Artists

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Beautification Transformation
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 174 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!

  • 19 years in business
  • 104 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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 213 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
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I hired Traci to do our hair and makeup for my wedding day. Not only was she the best price but she didn't charge an outrageous price to travel to us. She even set me up for a trial run and again came to me. She was very fun and easy to talk to. She made me feel and look like a queen. Thanks Traci again for everything. I'm going to miss our crazy conversations!!

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Ami Erika Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Destiney D.
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We had a large group of girls getting hair and makeup done for my wedding Ami brought her team and they did a FABULOUS job making us feel and look beautiful!! I would HIGHLY recommend using her!! A++

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina C.
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Patricia was absolutely wonderful transforming my bridal look to match the awesome day. She's really cool, hear your thoughts and work with you in what you want for your special day. You can tell she has a great range of experience when she was extremely comfortable doing my hair and makeup as well as my mom and mother in law's, all within time on time. I'm really glad she was in the Chicago area and I didn't have to travel to the burbs for the trial. Thanks again!

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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

  • 2 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie M.
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I would recommend Hair and Makeup Artistry to anyone. Monica did my hair and make up for prom and it was beautiful! She is an amazing artist and a wonderful person to work with.

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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!

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Anastacia Makeup Artist
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 60 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 27 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 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.

Patricia M. Fahey
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Jane R.
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Working with Patricia was great! Before we met she was very responsive and answered all my questions. She was very sensitive to my needs and asked me detailed questions to make sure she was giving me the look I wanted. She made me feel at ease with the whole process. Not only can she do makeup, she is a wiz with hair! She did my hair and makeup for my bridal shower and I got tons of compliments. Hiring her again for my wedding day! Highly recommend.

Makeup EvaR
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 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
  • 29 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.

Alpha Dara Cosmetics LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Summer B.
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Alpha did an incredible job with my makeup and was very nice and personable. She arrived at my house right on time and wears a smile on her face as wonderful as her makeup. Words cannot begin to describe how lucky and grateful I am to have has her make my special night (prom) perfect. I would give her a million stars out of 5 if I could and I promise you will never go wrong if you hire Alpha.

Makeup By Jennifer K
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 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.

ArtistrylikeBAM
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 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!

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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!

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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

LoveAlways_AMJ
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 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

Nika Richi Makeup Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasiia L.
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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.

Diana's Beauty Makeover
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
PINAL P.
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Diana did awesome job face painting kids and adults face at my party. All her face painting was excellent and she is very fast and very good at her work. Will definitely work with her again.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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