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Oak Park Hair Braiding Services

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Beautification Transformation
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey J.
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Tai did an amazing job on my hair. Did it exactly how I wanted it. Not only my hair but braided my 5 year old daughters hair. My daughter didn't even cry and wants only Tai to do her hair lol. Very reasomable and patient and also travels

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Unveiled Ego
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana G.
Verified review

If you need make up done, do not go any further than Unveiled Ego! Monique is AMAZING! She did my daughter's make up and helped to perform a miracle on her hair that a stylist destroyed and she looked beautiful for prom! Thank you 😊

  • 6 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa M.
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I couldn't have been happier with my make up for my wedding day. I had a trial run with Alana and her hair stylist. Alana listened to what I wanted and changed anything I asked for from the trial run to make sure I was happy for my wedding day. I told her I was very self conscious of my skin and she did a fantastic job, used great make up with high coverage. I was very happy with my make up! Stella was the hair stylist and didn't seem as organized as Alana. She did understand that I wanted a loose wave for the wedding and we talked about hair extensions to give me that wave that would hold through the night. We talked about different hair sprays and she used one at the trial that kept my hair wavy for 2 days. Well, she forgot my hair extensions at home the day of the wedding, which was 2 hours away so there was no time to go back for them. Then we ran out of time and she started doing my hair 8 minutes before we were supposed to leave for our "first look" She spent about 17 minutes curling my hair. It didn't look anything like the trial run, she used a different hair spray and it was flat by the time of the ceremony. All in all I paid her $242 between the trial run, wedding day, travel fee and tip to have my hair straight by the time of the ceremony. Definitely go with Alana for make up, again, I couldn't have been happier. But make sure to have Stella's contact information to check in with her the day before your event to make sure she has everything you used or discussed during your trial run.

  • 19 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Dara D.
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Delia did my hair and makeup for Valentine's Day 2017. She was on time, walked me through every step and made me feel special. I absolutely loved my hair and makeup. She is so knowledgeable and perfect at what she does. I would highly recommend her for hair and makeup. And I would absolutely hire her again!!!

Makeup And Hair By Traci
4.7
from 73 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Mary W.
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Traci was hired for hair and make-up for a bridal party of 4 plus the bride. The trial run went excellent. She listened to what my sister (bride) wanted and it turned out beautiful. On the day of the wedding she did all four of us. Traci had a "plan of attack" that helped everything go as smoothly as possible. Even with all the interruptions, Traci stayed relaxed and determined. 2 of us girls have long hair and 2 of us have medium long hair. Traci did braids and curls and pinning. If something didn't lay right with our hair, she immediately corrected it without anyone asking her to. She wouldn't settle for less than perfection, but also in a timely manner. The hair and make-up lasted all night. My face normally flushes and turns red especially after a lot of dancing. With the air brush make-up she used it looked the same as when she put it on. My hair was really easy to take out at the end of the night. Traci didn't over use hair pins, but everyone's hair did stay secure. Traci is very friendly and we had a great time. The experience was great. It made such a difference doing it inside a house instead of going to the salon. I highly recommend Teaci for hair and make-up.

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Tara L.
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Patricia and her team did hair and makeup for all of my bridesmaids and flower girl and my hair. I typically wear a lot of makeup so I was too nervous to have someone else do my make-up, but I was really happy with how my hair turned out! She even put my clip-in extensions in for me. My mom and a few bridesmaids didn't like their hair and ended up re-doing it themselves, but I guess that's how it goes - some people are just more picky. Also, one of my bridesmaids had a little reaction to the false eyelash glue that was used but she just has sensitive eyes and skin so we took them off and used a different glue. I would just make sure to tell your makeup artist if you have any sensitivities. Overall, I thought it was a great experience. All of my bridesmaids felt so pampered having their hair and makeup done and I think it reduced everyone's stress levels the day of the wedding. We were able to just sit back and relax in the hotel room while Patricia and her team worked their magic on us. They were there all morning from 9am until around 1 working hard and I really appreciated it. Also, Patricia is just one of those people that's nice to be around. It felt like she and her assistants were part of the family hanging out with us! Thanks again, Patricia!

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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!

  • 2 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie N.
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Monica did excellent work! She was easy to get a hold of, did a great job for a small price, and worked hard to assure that we were happy with our hair. The hair even stayed throughout many dance moves that evening!

Make Up and Hair By Marzena
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Mag K.
Verified review

Marzena did my hair and I couldn't be more happy with the results. She is very creative and easy going. You will love her! I highly recommed her.

Patricia M. Fahey
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Franchesca B.
Verified review

Patricia Fahey did my hair and she is absolutely amazing, not only are her skills phenomenal but she is very professional. I felt so comfortable with her. She took the time to explain exactly what needed to be done to my hair to achieve the look I wanted and guided me through the whole process. She didn't rush through and the prices are very reasonable. My hair looks and feels great! I have never left a salon satisfied...until today. I am beyond happy with my hair and this will be the only salon I will be going to from now on! Thank you Patricia!

Hair and Makeup by Sandy
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
BRITTNEY J.
Verified review

Sandy was awesome and very professional. She came to our hotel for my wedding. All of my bridesmaids looked beautiful with gorgeous updues. She also did my mom and the grooms mothers hair along with my new sister in laws. A lot to get done for a 3:00 wedding and she did a great job. I would highly recommend Sandy!!!

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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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Jacky S.
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Lily did hair for myself and theee other people form my special event. We were very impressed with how fast she did our hair but more impressed with how well our hair-do's stayed intact though out the whole day.

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UpDo's by Aga
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Ewelina G.
Verified review

Aga is wonderful!!! She is an excellent listener and a magician with hair. She did my hair for a party and I received a lot of compliments, best part I felt like a rockstar!!!

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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

Allyson Rohde
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dana R.
Verified review

Allyson does OUTSTANDING work! She is a perfectionist and goes the extra mile to ensure that everything is just right. Her attention to detail is incomparable! Someone actually called my hair "a piece of art" at my wedding. I recommend Allyson for all of your hair needs!

Brides By Becky
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna H.
Verified review

Becky did the hair of my entire bridal party a few years ago! She does fantastic work and truly listens to what you want! She’s fun, energetic and up with the newest styles. I’ve also had Becky style my hair for various events over the years. She’s definitely my go-to!

Exhale Now Salon & Spa
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Beth N.
Verified review

Shelby has been my personal hair stylist for the past ten years. I always receive numerous compliments on my hair style and color. Shelby customizes my hair style and color to meet the needs of my ability to maintain it! She makes you feel special. I pu the "fate of my hair into her hands!" L know that I always leave her salon looking and feeling fabulous!

Katie's Hair and Makeup
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jen R.
Verified review

This review is for anyone looking to make a change and needs a trustworthy and talented stylist. Katie is knowledgeable, skilled, and will give you a cut & color that makes you feel incredible when you walk out the door (and for weeks after.) Every single time the consultation is relaxed (but always maintains a high sense of professionalism). We've experimented with multiple colors over the years and each time our time together has ended in smiles, hugs, and another appointment already scheduled. Katie is amazing and the only person I will trust with my hair. 10 STARS!!!

Beauty Styles by Alex
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anne M.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience working with Alex! I met her initially for a trial to do my wedding hair, she offered her professional opinion and we did several different styles because I had no idea what worked best for me. She was very punctual and kept in contact answering all my questions whenever one popped in my head. I lost my hairdresser a month before my wedding and was desperate to get my highlights touched up, with Alex being a licenses professional I asked if she could touch up my highlights. She did an awesome job with them and really took her time making sure I was 100% happy with my color and she even did another trial on my hair to finish Overall it was a great experience with Alex and I highly recommend her for hair coloring or weddings!!

  • 2 years in business
Leslie D.
Verified review

Mallory did my hair for my wedding day. She did exactly what I asked and it turned out great. If you are looking for someone who is professional with great work ethic Mallory is your go to girl.

Katie
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda P.
Verified review

Katie has been coloring my hair for years. I am always exceptionally pleased with her work & professionalism. Her bubbly personality and talent combined always make for a one of a kind experience! I would highly recommend 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.

What is a seamless extension?

A seamless hair extension is a type of clip-on hair extension. The extension hair is called the weft. Near the top of the weft, a metal clip mounted to the weft on a silicone base is used to attach the extension to your natural hair. In a traditional clip-on extension, the base that attaches the metal clip to the weft is fabric.

People may prefer seamless extensions due to their lower profile; the silicone can be up to 50 percent thinner than the fabric, making the extension appear more natural — and, therefore, seamless. Seamless extensions usually can be washed (although you shouldn’t keep them submerged for more than 20 seconds) and heat-styled on lower heat settings. You can gently brush seamless hair extensions as well as have them dyed a darker color by a trained professional.

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.

How much do hair extensions cost?

Hair extensions are synthetic or real human hair integrations that add volume and length to your hair. Hairstylists are trained in different techniques to attach extensions to your hair. The cost of extensions can vary greatly depending on the technique used to apply the hair, as well as the type of hair you select. Synthetic hair is typically the least expensive, human hair is next on the pricing scale, remy hair is next, and what is called “virgin” human hair is generally the most sought-after and most expensive. Remy hair signifies that all the cuticles are intact and running in the same direction, making for smoother hair extensions in the long term. Hair is deemed virgin when all the hair is from one donor and has never undergone any chemical processing. Hair prices will vary from company to company; here are some examples of hair from online retailers.

  • Virgin strands (25 strands weighing approximately 1 gram each) for hot fusion application: $44 per bundle.
  • Virgin hair weave (approximately 4 ounces per package): $149 each.

Here are some sample application costs from hairstylists.

  • Full sew-in: $175-$200 or more.
  • Partial sew-in: $125 or more.
  • Micro-link weft extensions: $300 or more.
  • Full-bonded extensions: $75 or more.
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