Esthetics by Paula

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About Esthetics by Paula

hired 3 times on Thumbtack

I'm a licensed aesthetician and makeup artist who provides makeup applications and lessons, airbrush makeup, facials, and threading. My makeup applications are available for weddings, fashion shows, proms, and other special events.

Feel free to contact me for more information.

The cost for out-of-store makeup applications are as follows:

* Bridal - $75.00 and up
* Prom/formal - $75.00 and up
* Airbrush makeup - $100.00 and up
* 30-minute makeup trial - $50.00 and up
* 30-minute makeup application - $50.00 and up


Boston, MA 02108


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  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Paula was great. I did a makeup trial with her at Fresh Hair in Jamaica Plain, then she came to my hotel before the wedding. I don't usually wear makeup and I was a little nervous because I felt like my makeup was a little heavy after the trial. She was flexible and went lighter on the foundation for the wedding. She did a great job with the eyes. Overall she made me feel very comfortable and I'd definitely recommend her again!
    - Arielle

    Paula M. from Esthetics by Paula replied to this review on August 6, 2012:

    Thanks Arielle. It was my pleasure to work with you.

  • 5/5 stars

    Paula is the was my first time getting my eyebrows done outside of my normal person and i do admit i was a little nervous.Paula helped me feel comfortable. she did my eyebrows so good that i now go to her on the regular.I have particular eyebrows so if someone gets them right the first time they know what they are doing. She also does facials and waxing. She is a Boston Treat. I advise you to check her out.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Makeup applications, facials, waxing and threading.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Makeup application, facial and waxing

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Ask how long they have been in business and ask for examples of work. I.e. makeup applications. Ask how long they have had their license. Ask which school they went to.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. No.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Ask how long they have been in business and ask for examples of work. I.e. makeup applications. Ask how long they have had their license. Ask which school they went to.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Whether or not I am licensed

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I take pride in making sure my work is excellent.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I provide a service that helps people feel good about themselves. When people can look in the mirror and see an immediate improvement, it makes them feel great.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. They commonly ask me where i went to school. I answer Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. Yes. Once I gave a woman with very mature skin a facial. It was a collagen facial. The results were astounding. Her wrinkles were plumped out. She looked in the mirror and said, "wow".

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I wish they knew that having monthly facials can greatly improve the look of your skin. Also, I wish acne suffers knew that they don't have to live with this condition. Most acne is treatable with the right facial and proper homecare.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I used to be an acne sufferer. I learned how to take care of my skin, which resulted in me alleviating my acne. I have always loved makeup and skin care.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I had a client that came in for a makeup lesson. She wasn't feeling good about her appearance. After her makeup lesson, I could see that she was very happy with her new look.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Yes, I love learning all that I can about makeup artistry and esthetics. I feel like, the more knowledgeable I am, the better service my clients will receive.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Plant Stem Cells. I have seen amazing results using these products.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. I would suggest that they go to a good school that is reputable. I would suggest that they research and visit several schools. Also, talk to people that are in the profession to see what it is like to work in the field.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. One of my strengths is that I like to provide very detailed and complete work. I like to make sure that my client is completely satisfied when I am finished with their service.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. I am working on learning additional technologies and skills as it pertains to my profession.

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