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Valen'sBOX MakeUp Artist
4.8
from 69 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Vanita S.
Verified review

I've been meaning to do this for quite some time now I'm finally getting around to it! On June 11, 2016 Valen did make up for my sister and I for my niece's sweet 16! She did an AMAZING job! She arrived on time, quickly set up (she even brought her own chair) and got right to work. Compared to the photo of how I told her I wanted to look, everything was PERFECT. I got sooo many compliments that night. It was my first time with make up so I was nervous about many things especially having someone who can match darker skin tones! After this experience, I know Valen is my go to person. My sister has already used her again. I can honestly say with her make up skills and great personality, she is easy to work with a great choice for anyone!!

Makeup with CL
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jenelle W.
Verified review

Cheryl was great ! So accommodating and friendly! She was prepared at 6 45 AM to do my make up and despite it being early I felt flawless !

  • 12 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Lalida L.
Verified review

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 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Qatherine D.
Verified review

For wedding october 8 2017: Alicia was extremely flexible (came in person to my apartment for our demo session and to the reception venue for the wedding) and accommodating, both in advance of my wedding and on the day of. My hair looked really good, and the service itself was exceptional. I highly recommend her services! Back in early 2017, when I was booking appointments for the wedding, when I was still unsure of how many people would want to get their hair done, Alicia advised me that I should reserve as many spots as I might need just in case so that she could plan to bring enough assistants with her. Specifically in our chat conversation, I asked her in march: "Also, if one or two of my bridesmaids or mothers don't want to get their hair done for whatever reason (for example, my friend Abbie has short hair and may not find it worth doing for whatever reason), would I be able to pay less for the second half, according to the number of people who end up needing their hair done? I would of course let you know ahead of time what the final count would be-- I just haven't had conversations with everyone involved yet about whether or not they'll want to have their hair done." She wrote in response: "Yes absolutely. So on the day of the wedding it would just get subtracted from the remaining cost." That reasoning made plenty of sense to me; so, when paying the deposit (equal to half the total balance), I estimated that ten people would want to get their hair done. That number included me, my maid of honor, and 6 bridesmaids, as well one extra slot (just in case a mother or grandmother wanted to get theirs done). I therefore paid a deposit for ten people, with the understanding (based on my conversation with Alicia) that if later we ended up needing fewer slots the balance that I owed would be reduced as needed. The deposit came out to $450. We scheduled an appointment for the hair demo, in which she would sketch out a plan for the hairstyle and test one out to see if I liked it. We originally scheduled a meeting for August 13th, but the week before Alicia emailed me to reschedule because she had a last minute wedding that she needed to help with. I was happy to reschedule, and I appreciated the advance notice. When we did finally have the demo, she made the whole experience effortless and fun. I knitted my own veil, which I would be using with a comb to make it stay in my hair, and we discussed various ways that the hair and veil could complement each other. I have naturally curly hair and it was important to me that my curls were treated with dignity (I've had a lot of bad experiences with stylists straightening out my curls and then re-curling them with an iron, which I was adamant that I did not want for the day of the wedding). Alicia did a really good job of tucking my curls into a beautiful up-do that I shared with all of my friends and family every chance I got. I was super excited. The week of the wedding Alicia talked over phone and through text, and as at that point I had heard back from most (but not all) of the wedding party and close family members about who wanted to have their hair done, I estimated that the full 10 slots would still be needed. We worked out a schedule (so that two people would be getting their hair done at one for every hour Alicia and her assistant were there). Based on what people told me, I estimated that at least 9 slots would be filled, while still waiting to hear back from 1 or 2 people who seemed likely to want theirs done, and I told her as much over the phone. Alicia was very helpful and accommodating during that whole process, even offering to help negotiate with my persistent mother-in-law who was bound and determined to get her make-up done. I really appreciated her flexibility. The weekend of, my wedding party helped draw out a schedule for people to get their hair done. Everything for the hair planning went very smoothly. Then, the night before the wedding, my grandmother backed out at the last second, deciding not to get her hair done after all, and one other person I had been waiting to hear back from finally responded, leaving us with two unfilled slots. Since every appointment time still had at least one person getting their hair done, I wasn't too worried, given my conversations with Alicia back in early 2017 when we discussed what would happen with unused slots. The day of the wedding, Alicia showed up right on time along with one other assistant. They set up in the hotel room that James and I were staying in, bright and early, and began working on the first set of people's hair. At that point, I told Alicia about my grandmother, and said that in total 8 of the original 10 slots were filled. Alicia went very quiet, and seemed conflicted about something-- she said "Oh, I see," and when I asked her what was wrong, she said, "No, it's fine. You worry about what you have to worry about-- you're the bride, you shouldn't be worrying about anything today." Still, that raised red flags for me because to my knowledge everything was exactly what we had discussed. I asked her again if something was wrong, and she said "I usually don't let people cancel at the last minute, because I don't want to pay to bring an assistant if the workload is something I can manage on my own. But it's fine." To my knowledge, at no point in the weeks leading up to the wedding -- not during the demo, nor during the logistics stage the week of-- did Alicia mention this policy to me. She was really nice about telling me that information the day of, but it did seem strange that the policy had never come up in conversation given what we had discussed about a possible situation in which not all the slots were filled. I do wish that had been made clearer in the beginning, because I would have gladly paid a smaller deposit in the beginning, or else would have told the wedding party as much so that I could get a more exact count. I think I liked my demo hair more than what I had for the wedding, but it still looked beautiful. I've attached photos below. I think, looking back on it, that I should have washed my hair early the morning of the wedding, because my hair would have been dry in time and that's what I had done for the demo. That would have made the curls easier to rejuvenate. I took advice from a friend that hair that has been washed recently is harder to style, but based on my experience I think it would have turned out fine and the curls would have been shinier and possibly required less hairspray. That was definitely outside of Alicia's control and not in any way her fault! Just thought I'd mention it in case any girls out there have my kind of hair. (By the way I really like the type of hairspray Alicia uses. It smells fruity and delicious!) All in all, I am very happy that I chose Alicia and that she chose me. There are a few things I would have done differently given the chance to do things again but I definitely would have chosen her every time!

Makeup Made Eazy
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra D.
Verified review

Jessica did a wonderful job on my make-up for my engagement party. I couldn't of been happier with her work! Will definitely be asking her to do my make-up for other special occasions!

Makeup by Ani
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ala T.
Verified review

OMG I could not have been happier. Dear Ani thank you soooo sooooo much for my make up. My make up was exactly what I wanted. I have never looked so good. I would 100% recommend Ani.

Makeup by Ashley C
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
DA C.
Verified review

Ashley knows her make-up and how to apply it. I explained the look I wanted for the bride and she gave the bride exactly what she was hoping for. Ashley finished and the bride said, "I never thought I could be this pretty. Thank you." I can't say it any better than the bride.

Salon Bella Mia
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Stefanie M.
Verified review

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!!!

MakeUp Artist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carli H.
Verified review

Nic is amazing! She did make up for my bridesmaids and I on my wedding day! She was professional, creative and very personable. I don't usually wear a lot of make up so this was a fear of mine before getting it professionally done. Nic made me feel completely comfortable and at ease. She is reliable and extremely talented! I would highly recommend using her!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Cecilia I.
Verified review

Victoria did my makeup for a graduation consultation and I loved the finished product. She made me feel like a million bucks! I would definitely hire her to do my wedding makeup when the day arrives.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
Verified review

Tina is a great and wonderful person to work with. She did my make up so beautifully for my wedding, I could not have been happier. She also did my entire bridal party as well as several family members on the big day. Her great personality and up beat attitude definitely helped me to feel more relaxed on the day of my wedding. I would recommend Tina to anyone seeking makeup needs.

Makeup By Marc
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Emily Z.
    Verified review

    Marc is AMAZING!!! Not only did he transform me into a bridal beauty on my wedding day, but he acted more like a personal assistant with all his help! He came early when requested, had me laughing all day, touched me up in between photos, and was with me through the ceremony. I would HIGHLY recommend him to ANYONE! Trust him, he can take one look at your face, and make you feel stunning. I loved him!!

    Makeup by Brittney
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Karen G.
    Verified review

    Brittney responds promptly to my make up needs and makes the ordering process easy.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Keri C.
    Verified review

    Each time Kirsten and I get together for a photoshoot, we have a blast! I have modeled for two boudoir shoots already, and I'm 100% positive we will be reuniting again soon (I need a head shot for my LinkedIn!). Kirsten is an incredibly talented photographer, and even more importantly, she is friendly, outgoing, and goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable. Kirsten always asked me if I was okay doing certain poses, made sure I was comfortable and still felt like myself with different styles of makeup (which she is stunning at - I don't let anyone else touch my eyebrows...seriously, ladies), and asked me if there was anything in particular that I wanted from the shoot. That's a vital part of customer satisfaction - the fact that I am able to throw out ideas and she is easygoing and willing to work with me is amazing. Don't get me started on the final results...man, did she make me look good! The makeup, the lighting, the editing ... three steps to sexy. I think that's what it really boils down to with Kirsten...with her as my photographer, it's easy for me to let go and just be.

    • 6 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Catherine W.
    Verified review

    Jackie did my makeup for my bridal shower. I kind of contacted her last minute about it and she was very willing to work with me to make it work. She traveled to my home and did a very good job! Thanks Jackie!

    Makeup by Madeleine
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Stephanie K.
    Verified review

    Madeleine doesn't apply make-up on you, she transforms you. It lasts all day long and I know because I've woken up the next day looking pretty good! A skin care "don't" but it happens! She is very consultative and makes sure she understands your preferences and takes her time making sure it is flawless!

    Makeup By Kayra
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Daisa S.
    Verified review

    Kayra is one of the best MUA in Boston! She knows how to do both natural looks and glamorous looks. She is a very versatile artist and takes her craft very seriously. She has done my make up for several different occasions and she impresses me every time. She is also very professional and works in a timely manner. She has positive vibes and when she does my make up she truly makes my day. Trust me if you get slayed by Kay everything will be okay❤️️

    SMOOCH
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Brianna A.
    Verified review

    Emily did my make up and also the bridal party! She did an amazing job! She really loves what she does and did an amazing job with the girls and I. She made me feel really comfortable.

    • 8 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Katie R.
    Verified review

    Tiffany was wonderful! I'm a tired mom of two boys and she made me look bright and awake!! :) she's super friendly and easy to work with. I will definitely be calling her again!

    Classically Enchanting
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Yesenia R.
    Verified review

    I loved my makeup. Great experience. Better than going to Sephora to get your makeup done. She taught me a few things I didn’t know about make up as well. Great person to meet.

    Pallavi Makeup Artistry
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Pratistha J.
    Verified review

    I got exactly what I was looking for. She took time to listen to what I wanted, presented me with a list of options and pictures and got me the perfect make-up for a glamorous and bold look. She is very professional and receptive of customer needs. Would recommend her to others :)

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