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Top Rated Makeup Instructors Around Ashburn, VA

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Ashley Hall Beauty
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shy W.
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Ashley is wonderful makeup artist! I have witnessed her work first hand and was impressed with her attention to detail in her artistry. Anyone who books with her is in for a great makeup experience!

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sammie M.
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Erin is so sweet and gave me the exact look I wanted. I got so many compliments on my makeup. I 100% recommend her!!! She is the best!!

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MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
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Mia is a phenominal hair stylist and makeup artist! She has done multiple haircuts for me, and she did hair and makeup for me and my whole bridal party on my wedding day. Everyone was very impressed with her skills, not to mention her fun-loving personality. I highly recommend Mia for any of your beauty needs. She really knows her stuff!

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mallory M.
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Judith and Jossi are kind and professional, and it was fun to have my trial hair and makeup done by them. I only had vague ideas of what I wanted for my updo and makeup, but these artists did their magic and I was amazed by the outcome. I trust them completely with my and my bridesmaids' hair and makeup on my wedding day.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krista C.
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I wanted to thank Winstead and his staff for doing my hair and makeup at the 2015 Miss United States Pageant! I was very satisfied with my hair and makeup! The staff was beyond amazing and very kind! I felt and looked very elegant on stage! I already miss everyone so much and I can't thank you enough for everything! Hoping to see you all again very soon! Krista Costanza Miss Pennsylvania United States 2015

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  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
SK M.
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Creative. She was able to simultaneously teach and execute her makeup skills during the makeover. She loves sharing her gift. Great value.

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alyna E.
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I had my makeup done for a formal event that I was attending. Martha was amazing from start to finish. She was quick to respond when I reached out to her and set up an appointment time that would work for me. When I arrived at her location she was totally prepared for me. We quickly collaborated on what I wanted and she got to work. She was efficient and professional throughout the entire appointment. Her work was amazing! My biggest concern was making sure that it would stay on for the course of the event and while I did end up sweating off most of my foundation (lots of dancing in a hot room), my makeup still looked beautiful. I will continue to use Martha for any of my make up needs. Her professionalism, experience, talent, and honest, sweet, and caring personality are totally worth it!!

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  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alicia C.
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I really liked Carlynn, she was prompt, courteous and very professional. I would definitely use her services again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Paris W.
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My 14 year old daughter and her friends had a blast getting makeup lessons from Julianna. I was looking for someone to actually teach and make it fun. Julianna was not only on time- but early. She was the whole package - even made makeup kit favors for the girls. Will definitely use again.

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen H.
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Teresa provided professional makeup instruction for my wife (and I learned a lot too!). Her knowledge, professionalism and pleasant demeanor made the entire experience delightful. She also followed up with specific notes on techniques, tools and materials that will be invaluable in the future. She is awesome!

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BeautyCreation
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chole B.
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Roma is absolutely amazing. My wedding was actually the second time I've worked with Roma and can't imagine my day without her. She made me look so natural/glowing and was willing to work with me after my trial when I wanted to make small changes here and there. Coming from a girl that doesn't wear a lot of makeup- her advice was much needed and appreciated. I just can't wait for another occasion in order to see her again!

Aesthetic Accent
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lillian C.
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Absolutely loved this experience! Makeup was beyond excellent!

PT.Arts
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Geetha S.
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PT and her assistant did such an amazing job! They were so kind and professional, and the end result was beautiful. They used really great quality makeup and tools. The hair was also done very efficiently and was exactly what I wanted. I received so many complements on both the hair and makeup. I definitely recommend that you book her for whatever you need. She is very accommodating.

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Facade Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel D.
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Rita was the first person to professionally do my makeup and she will be the ONLY one to do so! She knows her craft so well and she enjoys it! The end results are always amazing, and they look natural. A personable makeup artist who is professional and great at what she does!!!!

Tina's Artistry
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sally R.
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Tina did such an amazing job with my makeup for my wedding! I felt like a Bollywood movie star! She provided some great advice while incorporating the things that I wanted; patient, attentive and a friendly, great person at that! Thank you so much Tina for such a wonderful job. Can't wait for the pics! Sally

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Demi C.
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Francisca did my makeup for my sorority's formal and I am coming back to her for another event I have since I was so impressed. She did an amazing job with being able to tell me what colors would look amazing on my eyes and lips and did an awesome job subtly contouring my face. The makeup stayed on my face the entire night-- she really knows her stuff and has high quality makeup. She didn't rush and the price matched my expectations. I would definitely recommend her and go back for any other event of mine where I need to get all dolled up!

  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin N.
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She was fantastic! All of my bridesmaids hair looked fabulous, my hair and makeup was exactly what I wanted. She was able to do everything from just a few inspiration photos. She was punctual and very easy to work with and she was able to do my mothers makeup even though she wasn’t originally asked to when hired. Great quality, great qualifications, great pricing, AND able to do both hair and makeup.

MakeupbyVaniS
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Hayley G.
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Vanis did amazing job on my hair and makeup ☺️ I felt like a princess 👑. I showed her what I wanted to do with my hair and makeup and she truely Delivered and I loved it soo much! My last person cancelled on my last minute and I found vanis and she answered right away and got back to me 🙃 . I would definitely use her again for any event she is very sweet. If your looking for a high quality professional job👌🏼

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Spogmai K.
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If you want a natural or full glam look, maryam is your girl. Her background and experience is impressive, her knowledge in makeup is extensive, she is a professional and a truly down-to-earth person to work with. Whether she’s free-handing a certain makeup style or recreating an existing look from an inspiration picture, she always delivers in quality and satisfaction. What makes maryam’s makeup especially exceptional is her ability to cater to individuals by merging her own ideas and recommendations for a specific look or person with the specifities of clientele preferences. I have gotten my makeup done by maryam on multiple occasions so I can attest to her work and am able to honestly say that I’ve loved it every single time. I would work with her again any day and I would recommend her to anyone I know, regardless of complexion or undertone!

GLAM Enterprises
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin S.
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Lynette did a wonderful job with my makeup for my 21st birthday. She took me outside of my normal comfort zone without overdoing it too much. Even though the party was a masquerade, the makeup showed under the mask very well and when I took my mask off for the night (after sweating) it really held up nicely. After she did my makeup, other people in the house wanted her to do theirs and my aunt is actually considering hiring her for another occasion. She does an amazing job and his highly recommended!

Camelia Makeup💄
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurel R.
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Camelia is such a pleasure to work with! And I cannot say enough good things about her work! I received so many compliments on my makeup the day of my birthday and my pictures came out great. I wish she could do my makeup ever day!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.