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JMDESIGNZ
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
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Jen/JMDesinz was awesome. We had a great time at my trial and then the day of my court house wedding. She listened to what I wanted and we worked together to make it right. She encouraged me to keep my natural curl (which I initially wanted) and actually styled my curly hair. Some of you curly girls know, this is no easy feat. (I've had my hair done multiple times, asking to use my natural curl and every time they straightened my hair and then curled it.) Jen was amazing. We ended up doing a smooth, sleek style due to my now husband's preference and my vision. She uses air brush make-up which I had never tried before. I really liked it. I learned a lot from her about makeup and styling. Her schedule worked so well with mine and she was very easy to get in touch with and swap ideas. Having her over felt like having a friend over who happened to be an excellent, experienced hair and make-up artist. I highly recommend Jen/JMDesignz and will hire her again and again! (Sorry photos are not close up, but there are a couple angles of the hair style.)

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Makeup by Mary K. Engle
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Chelsea L.
Verified review

Not only is Katie professional but has such a captivating personality that she can get along with anyone guaranteed and make your experience memorable and comfortable. We became friends instantly. As far as talent goes, she's amazing. For my wedding photoshoot not only did she do my hair, work with my extensions, but did a fantastic makeup job. She does amazing work and I'd recommend her to anyone and everyone. 5 stars! Perfect package of talent, professional, and a sparkling personality. :)

  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah N.
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Priscilla and her hair assistant did such an amazing job for my big day. From the get-go, between communicating quickly and efficiently to setting up the trial on very short notice as my first one did not go very well, Priscilla was amazing. She not only listened to exactly what I wanted, she wasn't afraid to tell me what would look best. And I'm so glad that I listened. The trial went amazing, and she was able to transform that same look on my big day. I felt absolutely beautiful. She also did my maid of honor or come out as well as my mother's make up. She even made room for an ad The trial went amazing, and she was able to transform that same look on my big day. I felt absolutely beautiful. She also did my maid of honor or come out as well as my mother's make up. She even made room for a last minute add on. We all loved how quickly and efficiently she moved, as well as her hair assistant who was amazing as well. We even were finished early and able to enjoy some champagne and relax. Her hair assistant also gave me the exact look I was going for. I would truly recommend Priscilla for any event. Her work is absolutely amazing!

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

Fran did an amazing job! She was professional from the very start and went above and beyond to find someone to style my hair as well. The day before the event the hair stylist had a family emergency and had to back out but Fran kept me updated and tried to find someone else for me. When she could not find anyone she did my hair herself since I just wanted something simple. I was so happy with the results and everyone at the party could not believe how beautiful I looked. I was receiving complements all night long. I will definitely use her again and highly recommend her.

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Inside Out Beauty
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Jen Z.
Verified review

I found an ad on Craiglist for a make up artist. I had a black tie wedding to attend, I lived in Utah and was flying into Washington DC. I contacted Karla 2 months prior and booked her for 2 days. She also gave me a referral for my hair to get done. On the 1st day she met me at my hotel downtown. I asked for dramatic and she made me feel like a rockstar. She also unexpectedly made my 71 year old mother feel pretty by doing her eye make up. On the 2nd day Karla met me at the referrals salon where she transformed me into a queen ready for the ball. She was able to hide my scars from cancer and match my skin that was really pale from radiation. She is not only an awesome make up artist but she is a really nice person! Very personable and accommodating. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!!!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate L.
Verified review

Esha's makeup for all the girls was outstanding. Everyone received airbrushed makeup and false eyelashes that looked flawless and natural. I had an afternoon ceremony and nighttime reception and the makeup lasted all day and night. I was on a tight budget and Esha worked with me, and I feel like got great value for our money. Esha's sister-in-law, Harmesh, did hair styling for some of the girls (I hired a second hair stylist because I had a large bridal party). At first I was nervous about the way the girls hair would turn out - I did 2 hair trials with Harmesh and she just wasn't seeing my vision. She used a hair crimper for volume and way too much hair spray, I just wasn't happy with the trials. But I was so impressed with Harmesh the day of the wedding. She did an amazing job, all the girls hair looked wonderful. No one's hair looked too stiff or crimped. Harmesh was scheduled to style 5 girls, but there was a time crunch at the end and she did a 6th girls hair, no questions asked or hesitation. I would recommend GlamNGlow Makeup for anyone who is on a budget but still looking for great value. I think its important to be direct about the look you want (and don't want), and Esha and Harmesh will work very hard to get it right. Thank you for being so flexible, professional and for doing a wonderful job!

Tenacious Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Mia W.
Verified review

She was very friendly and easy to work with and her work (hair and makeup) was absolutely beautiful!

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MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristin Y.
Verified review

Mia is hands down the most amazing hair stylist I have ever had. I cannot tell you how much money I have wasted in the past going from one hair salon to another. And each time walking away thinking-this has been a total waste of my time. But not with Mia. She has taught me things about hair that no one has ever taught me. I have incredibly thick hair and I am a professional employee that works at the State Department-and looking professional is so important as I am a team lead. I went from having awful thick and disheveled looking hair-to having hair that is complimented every single day by at least one person at work. It has also taken my confidence level up a notch. I feel better about myself because finally-the way I feel inside reflects on the outside. Mia has taken the time to not only invest in my hair-but she has invested in me. What other hair stylist takes the time to drive to your house and then on top of everything else-gives you hair that lasts for the entire week! I don't have to mess with it all between Monday and Friday. That means I can get more rest, enjoy my evenings when I get home from work and just relax. Mia is a miracle worker. If you are not having her do your hair-you are seriously missing out. To top it off, she makes it a point to make sure that you are happy with the final result. She is not afraid to roll with the punches and her bubbly happy personality is sure to give you the boost that you're looking for. She is a ray of sunshine. Let me tell you-Mia is built permanently into my budget. I'd spend money on her before I would spend money on anyone else doing my hair. The last hair stylist I saw told me to watch a Youtube video to learn how to do my hair...really? That is not customer service. Mia makes it her personal quest to ensure that my hair is like my own business card-and let me tell you-I would be lost without her. She is amazing!

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristen D.
Verified review

I hired this company for hair and make-up for my wedding. They arrived on time (if not early :-) ) and got right to work. Both the hair and make-up artists were able to understand my bridesmaids and my visions and ensure that we looked our best. They accommodated all of my requests and did so with a smile. I would fully recommend this company and plan to use them again in the future for other events.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel Z.
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Cisco has been cutting and coloring my hair for over 12 years! He listens to what you want. He is flexible and reasonable for coming to your home. He cleans after himself!

Hair Chemistry, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Audrey M.
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At Hair Chemistry your time is valued. The atmosphere is calm, the area is neat and attractive. The hair stylist is personable and business minded. Good place to have your hair done. She is flexible with her schedule if you need to reschedule.

Hazel Amour Beauty Salon
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Netanya W.
Verified review

For years I’ve been trying to find an amazing stylist that I can trust with my hair and then I found Karla. Hands down the very best hair stylist I’ve met in a very long time. I may not be able to go to her often but when I do she slays my hair every time! My mom even goes to her now and absolutely loves going to Karla. It doesn’t even feel like I’m at the salon I feel like I’m at my best friends house! And now she does makeup which is the best! Definitely beat my face for my birthday!!! You would have to be out of your mind to not get your hair or makeup done by Karla!!!!!

iDazzleMe Hair
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Franca O.
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Simply awesome. .and I would recommend her anytime anyway....am very particular about my hair but she succeeded in calming my fears and the end result was fabulous

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Salon Jasmine
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah J.
Verified review

Jasmine was wonderful to work with! She did an amazing job on my blonde highlights and cut my husband’s hair also. We’ve been confined to our home as I just had a newborn. She made it super easy and I would suggest her to everyone. I’m looking forward to finally having a local hair stylist.

The Color Fairy
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda G.
Verified review

Quality hair stylist. Loved her work and professionalism. Highly recommend.

Vibrance Hair Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Cait Hill
Verified review

Amber is an awesome woman and so great at what she does! She did a beautiful job with hard to handle vibrant colors and has mastered what others have attempted (and failed) on my hair. Also left with much healthier shine from the treatment and rad cut. Thank you!!

Magic Scissors Hair Styling
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chad S.
Verified review

I always see Rose at Magic Scissors to get my hair cut and colored. She is an excellent stylist and always makes her customers feel comfortable and welcome.

Salon Plumage
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Angela S.
Verified review

Sara did a very nice job with my hair and makeup before a photo shoot. She was professional, accommodating, and super pleasant. She is also very honest. I accidentally overpaid for the job and once we realized what happened later in the day, Sara immediately refunded the difference. I will definitely call her back in the future for her services when I’m in town.

Loft No. 5
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carla H.
Verified review

Always enjoy the work Nadia does on my hair!

SalonDenise LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie T.
Verified review

Denise is an awesome stylist! I've been going to her for many years for my haircut and color. She is up to date on the latest trends in hair styles, colors and techniques. She always listens to what I want to have done, and gets it done right. Her prices are very reasonable. I really like her new salon in Edgewater. I drive an hour from Southern Maryland to get my hair done by Denise because I know I'll never be disappointed!

Blessedbeautizdesignz
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Teresa H.
    Verified review

    Every time that I've had my hair done by Kenya I've been very pleased. She actually made me feel like a woman again. My hair was brought back to life and so was I. It actually brought tears to my eyes. She is the only person that I will allow to touch my hair.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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 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.

    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.

    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 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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