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Laurel Prom Makeup Artists

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 154 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Mr. Barnes did my daughter's (and friends) hair and makeup for prom. From the moment I contacted Mr. Barnes, he was quick to reply. He encouraged us to send pictures to him to capture the vision of what the girls wanted for their special day. We appreciated that. The day he arrived, Mr. Barnes was on time and prepared. We were very pleased with his work and the outcome and felt that he delivered what the girls were envisioning for their hair and makeup. I highly recommend working with Mr. Barnes.

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Erin
4.8
from 97 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
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Hafiatu K.
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I always enjoy working with Erin. This time I was not the one getting my makeup done though, my aunt specifically requested her to do her makeup for a work banquet after seeing the amazing job she did on my prom makeup. Look forward to working with you again Erin thank you once again😊😊.

JMDESIGNZ
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
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Ms Jen and her team were one less thing that I had to worry about on my wedding day. Her and the team arrived on time and were very professional. We had so much fun while they were doing the bridal party makeup and everyone looked beautiful I would recommend her for any event you may have.

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
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Daryle L.
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I could not have been happier with DC Elite Image. Teresa was accommodating (came to my home to do my makeup for a holiday party), super friendly and professional to work with - and I simply loved my results! I would recommend her without hesitation to any individual or organization needing a professional makeup artist. And I will certainly be a repeat customer!

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  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Tricia G.
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The BEST makeup artist EVERRRRR! I Love her work! Carlynn was punctual , responsive to all communication and very pleasant to work with. She felt like family! I will DEFINETLY recommend her services to all I kmow that are in need 🙏🏾💄💄 please dont forget about us!

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Mona H.
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Loved the makeup francisca did on me for prom! I got so mant compliments! All my friends loved her work! I will definitely recommend her to others!

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Karma's Kreations Artistry
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily P.
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She was just amazing. So sweet funny and my makeup looked amazing. I couldn’t have found someone better for my prom makeup! She is just great

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Makeup by Karla O
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Octovian K.
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Karla was really nice and professional. She is really amazing and a good make up artist too, you made my prom night a memorable night, thanks you so much.

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Sherri B.
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I never normally write reviews but I was so impressed. She made all of us feel special and beautiful. Most makeup artist only do makeup one way( which I hate) but Jaydes makeup capibilties and talents were able to stretch from my daughter (13) who's makeup was very beautiful and age appropriate to my Great grandmother(81) who's makeup was light and elegant. But most importantly my husbands jaw was on the floor. Lol.. THANK YOU SOO MUCH.

Tenacious Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Christin H.
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Tanya was so nice and did an amazing job with my makeup. It matched perfectly with my prom dress. Everyone at my prom complimented my makeup. Definitely would hire her for any other formal occasions.

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Makeup and hair by Rita
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley B.
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I am so happy I found Rita to do my hair and makeup for my wedding. My makeup stayed on all night, even through happy tears. My hair stayed in place all night through the ceremony and the dancing. She listened to what I wanted and the results were amazing!

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie J.
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To the best makeup artist on this planet. The one thing I love most about Erica is that the first thing I said to her was that "I want to look like me in my pictures". She not only made me look like me but even better." I have had my face done several times by Erica and never ever was I not satisfied. Her work, and gift is OUTSTANDING.

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna S.
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I was nervous to get my makeup done for my prom because I had a very particular look I was going for. I was recommended to Maryam by a few friends. After looking at her photos on Instagram, i definitely trusted her. Upon arriving, she seated me and asked me what I preferred and was very helpful in achieving the look I wanted. She made sure before doing anything that it was what I wanted. She made me look beautiful and I couldn’t have been happier with the amazing work she did. She was extremely patient and careful in making sure I looked exactly the way l wanted to. Definitely recommend her!! She is so sweet and great at her job!

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Glam Empire Studio
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Godfrey M.
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Jamilah made-up my sweet 16 daughter fabulously. She was prompt and very professional. Jamilah is a true makeup artist and blended my daughter's theme colors (blue and silver) into her makeup artistry just perfect.!!!

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Marta T.
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Amazing! Her work always delivers and I'm not one to wear makeup on the regular, having her as my makeup artist is refreshing and perfect!

RAVE Artistry
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Dorian J.
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Great makeup artist and very nice guy!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Sherri S.
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Sharmayne did an excellent job doing prom makeup for my daughter. She looked and felt absolutely beautiful. We highly recommend Sharmayne and will definitely use her again!

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay C.
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Absolutely wonderful woman and makeup artist! Got so many compliments on my makeup at my friend’s wedding!

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Ella Rose Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mackenzie J.
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I was nervous about booking a make-up artist without a personal reference but this experience was great. She showed up on time and ready to work. I was very happy with my make up and would definitely use her again.

Signature Styles Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sherita S.
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The artist did a wonderful job on my makeup, I really appreciate her services.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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.

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