The going rate is $150 per hour. Two hour minimum is the average time span. Some face painters charge more, some charge less. A more experienced painter will be more but beware of anyone using acrylic paints and craft glitter. Not only is that unprofessional but it is extremely dangerous, especially to the eyes. My pricing may vary depending on the event. Festivals that are more than one day are welcome.
I try to offer suggestions as my set up time varies from a house party or a block party/outdoor set up. As a professional entertainer sometimes space requirements must be met. 10x10 space for outdoor events where a tent is needed. Half down payment required for booking. This way you have the date and time you require. The remainder of the fee must be paid the day before the event.
I was a preschool teachers asst. for 15 years. I am very patient with children. I take various classes in face painting from the best in the business. Either online, at a convention or house gathering with other face painters and party entertainers. Studying not only techniques in design but sanitation of supplies, safety and line management as needed.