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7. Pink & Pampered Salon
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from 15 reviews
4.9 (15)
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Oak Forest, IL
"If you're looking for a makeup artist YOU FOUND YOUR TEAM!!! I was a frantic bride looking for a makeup team for not only myself but for a bridal party of 7 as well! In less than 3 weeks! I had a consultation with Katrina and she explained everything to me and everything was crystal clear after my consultation. Honestly , I wasn't expecting much she was available on my date and affordable! Well on the day of my bridal trial I met Katrina and she was prompt, professional, very educated and sweet, caring, personable, hilarious and comforting. But enough about her (i could go on and on) let's get into her work! Katrina walked me through everything she was doing step by step there was a never a time i was wondering "what's she doing", she also let you be in FULL control with whatever look you want, she's helpful if you're indecisive, and when she got done i couldn't stop looking in the mirror i was shocked by her skills. The makeup artists on Pinterest ain't got nothing on Katrina!! Fast forwarding to my wedding day, i was in nees of 2 additional services less than a hour before my services had started and again I WAS FRANTIC Katrina calmly assured me that it was no problem at all and she will take care of it. There was so much going wrong that day but Katrina nor Fantasha broke a sweat they were professional, funny, calm and still finished on time! I don't know how maybe they're robots or something I don't care because once EVERYONE was finished with hair and makeup everyone was FLAWLESS!!!! The moms, the bridesmaids and of course myself couldn't have been more happy with how we looked. People were complimenting endlessly about how amazing our makeup was! Katrina and Fantasha were PHENOMENAL!!! And ultimately besides her astonishing skills, when i took off my makeup after my bridal trial AND my day of makeup my skin was in better condition than before she applied any makeup to it. When you're looking for a makeup artist don't just choose someone who knows how to put makeup on choose someone who'll also take care of your skin as well. Also, did i mention that THEY COME TO YOU? Save your gas, bus/train fare, uber rides! I'm grateful i found my own personal makeup artist/glam squad! You will not go wrong with any of the services that Pink & Pampered Salon offers."


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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much should you tip a wedding makeup artist?

Wedding makeup artists ensure you and your bridal party are looking your best bright and early on your wedding day. Tipping a wedding makeup artist for their hard work is standard practice, and is also greatly appreciated. A tip of 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill is appropriate. You may consider tipping extra if the makeup artist or someone on their team went above and beyond — for example, squeezing in Aunt Martha at the last second or redoing a flower girl’s hair free of charge after she dunked it in the fountain.

A gratuity is a reflection of a job well done, so if the wedding makeup artist was late, did a shoddy job or didn’t provide all the services you negotiated, you are not required to tip. Talk with your wedding makeup artist prior to the event to ask how they prefer payment and gratuity to be handled. Can you pay by credit card the day of the event and include a tip then? Do you need to pay in cash the day of the event? Find out ahead of time how to manage payment for services so you can be prepared with cash or credit cards as needed. Even better, delegate the task of payment to someone in your bridal party so you can just enjoy your day.

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 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.
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