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Valen'sBOX MakeUp Artist
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Johanna L.
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Valen did my hair and makeup for my wedding. Her work was AMAZING! I did a trial for my hair about a month before my wedding and was quite happy with the look...but my hair looked even better on my wedding day. I got so many compliments that day, particularly for my makeup. I don't usually wear much makeup, so Valen was sure to keep my look natural. Her makeup work was unbelievable, my eyes really popped! I would definitely use Valen's services again and highly recommend her.

Makeup with CL
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Joanie M.
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I highly recommend Cheryl for anyone who wants to look flawless! She gave me a 50s inspired pinup look that came out amazing. My makeup and hair looked fantastic. I've have never had so many compliments on how well everything looked! You won't be disappointed!

  • 12 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Lalida L.
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This morning I had Carolina do my hair and Tanya do my make up.. They both Super ! They know what they are doing, I dont have to tell them much. Most importantly, they made me feel so relax :) Although I didnt do the trial, everything came out perfect . I wish i could give them six stars. Highly recommended for all brides.. Thank you so much for making my special day more special!

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Alicia Rush Makeup
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daisy M.
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Alicia was such a pleasure to work with! From the very beginning she was always professional, down to earth and easy to talk to. She came to my apartment for my hair trial and gave me two awesome suggestions for hair extensions. She arrived 15 minutes early the day of and was ready to get to work immediately! She kept the bridesmaids in line and was very efficient. We actually finished up earlier than expected and there was no last minute dash to get people ready. All the girls were really happy with their hair and I was too! Also, payment was super easy. I can't emphasize how much I LOVED my hair. I wore it down curly with hair extensions and I honestly loved it! My cousin is a hair stylist in NYC and he said to me "Wow, your hair looks amazing!" I was overwhelmingly happy with how it turned out. My hair did not hurt, it stayed in place and I felt myself and really confident. She is very talented and I would recommend her to any other bride! She's fantastic to work for and I had a great experience with her. Thank you Alicia, you certainly contributed to a wonderful day! - Daisy Martinez (Cobb)

The Artists Hair + Makeup
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen B.
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My bridesmaids, mom, and I had an amazing time getting our hair and makeup done by Erin and Laura at their studio in downtown Gloucester. We set up snacks and drinks and they even bought us a box of munchkins to welcome us. Our hair and makeup turned out really well and lasted all day and night! We looked like movie stars! Erin and Laura are both really friendly and extremely talented, and their prices are very reasonable! If you need to look your best for a formal event, look no further. You won't regret it!!

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Angel touch studio
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alica J.
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Michelle did the make up for my wedding a couple years ago. She was recommended by my hair stylist and I could not have been happier with her! We had a mix of styles and ages - She did the make up for the mothers of the bride and groom, aunts, bridesmaids and me, the bride. Some of us like a more glam look and others prefer a more natural look and Michelle was able to accommodate everyone. She made each girl feel beautiful but still comfortable. I've been to a few weddings where people are borderline unrecognizable but for my wedding Michelle did the perfect look for each girl so we looked fabulous but not overboard. She helped me pick out the perfect eye and lip colors and would make suggestions without any pressure. She did about 8 girls in just 4 or 5 hours and it never felt rushed. She was responsive, on time and went above and beyond for us, traveling to 2 locations (hotel and venue) just to get a few pictures of us getting ready at the venue. Her prices are comparable to others I have seen but the quality of her work and her customer service are worth a lot more. Not to mention she is fun and sweet and a pleasure to have around on the big day! I cannot say enough great things about Michelle and would highly recommend her to any friends getting married in the area. THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!!!!

Makeup by Ani
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Inna S.
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Great job! Ani did my makeup for graduation and I have never had so many compliments! She did an awesome job on both my hair and makeup! Thank you very much sweetheart!!!

Makeup by Khushboo
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Alison C.
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This has been my third time working with Khushboo and it's been an absolute pleasure! We've come to know each other really well, and I've enjoyed every minute that she's been working on my hair and makeup. Since we started working together, she's really gotten a handle on my complicated skin type. She knows what works best for my skin tone and I trust her opinion. Overall, I highly recommend her and will be coming back to her soon! Keep an eye out on her Facebook page for the photos from a shoot we did together recently!

Boston Ever After
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie R.
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She is amazing at so many things. She's been my red specialist since my naturally red hair faded at thirty. Shes my go to for events from New Years to high end corporate galas. I can't say enough about her professionalism and her ability to truly listen to what I want and adapt my vision. Best hair stylist I have ever had hands down

Makeup by Ashley C
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Annabelle B.
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Ashely is incredible, I booked her last-minute and she did my hair and makeup for a black-tie event. Everything looked amazing and lasted the entire night, plus the whole process went smoothly because she's very responsive and truly cares about every detail. I would definitely have her glam me up again!

Salon Bella Mia
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Stefanie M.
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Faryn and Courtney are amazing makeup and hair artists! They were so patient, on time, had wonderful time management skills, and had an array of tools and resources to make me and my bridesmaids beautiful!!! Hire them!!! You will not be disappointed!!!

Magical Moments
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lee M.
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If you want the best then Robin is the one you need to go to. My daughter used Robin to do her hair and makeup for her wedding. Robin also did my hair, my mom's hair and three of the bridesmaids hair. Not only did my daughters hair and makeup look fantastic but she appeared like an angel floating down the aisle. The pictures were absolutely gorgeous because of the detail Robin put into the hair design and makeup. When it comes to trusting someone to make that special day memorable we couldn't have asked for a better person. Robin is not only professional, but she takes the time to get to know the people she is working with, their likes and dislikes. She really listens to what you have in mind as far as hair styles go. Not only is Robin a professional hair and makeup artist but she goes out of her way to make your special day as stress free as possible. She knows the time limits you are facing to get everything done. A few months after my daughters wedding, we were attending a friends daughters wedding and her hair stylist got sick. Needless to say they were in a panic. I called Robin and she was able to get to the church and do the bride, brides mother, and bridesmaids hair before the wedding. She's the best!!!

Beauty by Michelle
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Taylor G.
    Verified review

    Michelle is a goddess with hair! Always does exactly what I ask and I'm always happy when I leave

    By, Tara Marie
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Alexandra V.
    Verified review

    Tara is amazing at what she does. My hair, makeup and eyelashes ALWAYS look perfect once she’s complete. I will never go anywhere else.

    Hair by cara
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Rose A.
    Verified review

    Cara was such a great hairstylist to work with. She is very personable, and easy to work with, very down to earth. I had an idea in mind of what style I wanted for my wedding and she turn led that vision into an exact reality, and it was even better. I didnt want to use very much product or hairspray and my hair style. Which was a half up half down look, still looked in place and natural by the time I arrived at the reception. Thank you Cara!

    • 33 years in business
    Laurie Q.
    Verified review

    Hi, I've been friends with Paula and her family for many years. It's great I get to combine visits with her coloring & cutting my hair. She does an awesome job! I'd rather travel to someone I know and trust to do my hair. However, I know she'll also arrange her schedule to go to clients. I know I appreciated this a lot when I was on crutches. Plus, it's pretty convienent that she can do haircuts for the whole family. She's very creative and did some beautiful hairstyles for a girly birthday Princess Party. She took the time to discuss with each little princess what ideas they liked for they're very grownup and stylish up-dos as well as braidings. It wasn't just the Birthday Girl who had a special day :)

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I am knowledgeable, professional and willing to spend time with clients to make sure they are 100% happy with my services and answer any questions they may have. I am reliable and consistent with my work yet also creative with artistic vision!

    About

    I am a Boston based hair and makeup artist with extensive experience in the wedding industry as well as more off-beat looks. My experience makes me the perfect choice for anything from a fashion show or creative event to a wedding for your hair makeup needs.

    About

    I'm a visiting, licensed cosmetologist who can do large groups with a discount for the host or provide service for the senior who can't get out easily. I can provide the service at your place or mine.

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    We don't charge crazy prices..... We love our clients.

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    I do professional hair and makeup for all life events. I offer tape-in hair extensions that are matched directly to your hair color and can be custom colored. They last up to 4 weeks, then we retape them and reuse the hair twice! These extensions are half the price of fusions and look beautifully natural and are perfect for everyday use or weddings/honeymoons because they do not fall out!

    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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