Kathy Dean - Face Painter
Kathy Dean - Face Painter

Kathy Dean - Face Painter

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Introduction: UPDATE: Preventative safety precautions for Face Painting and Balloon Twisting due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic: I am fully vaccinated and I continue to wear a face mask to protect myself and others. I have disposable vinyl gloves that I can use, as well as enough sponges for single use on each person, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and brush cleaner for my paintbrushes. My paints and kit are kept clean and sanitized. I'm depending on social distancing for the line of people to be painted. For balloon twisting, it is easier to social distance. I am able to stay 6 feet away to twist balloons. Again, I wear a face mask. I prefer to paint or twist balloons for birthday parties and community events outdoors as this helps with room for social distancing. Staying safe and social distancing is my priority while continuing to provide fun and smiles for everyone. Please book now for your event. My fee is $125 per hour with a two hour minimum for one service either paint or balloons for a Total of $250. For Birthday Parties this includes up to 15 kids, and for each extra kid it is an additional $5 each. For both services, paint and balloons my fee is a Total of $330, so that's $250 for paint and $80 for balloons for the two hours. For Birthday Parties this includes up to 15 kids, and for each extra kid it is an additional $5 each. ((FYI..... there is a global shortage on balloons causing rising costs, and delays in shipping and receiving, therefore my fee for balloon twisting has increased slightly and is reflected above. )) If paying by debit or credit there is a 5% processing fee added to your total. Thank you for supporting your local gig worker/ face painter/ balloon twister. +++++++++++++++++++ I'm a professional face painter with 14 years of experience. Only high quality professional paints are used. They are water based and easily removed. I'm insured as well. I do Birthday Parties, Grand Openings, Corporate Events, Company Picnics, Corporate Christmas Parties, Bat Mitzvahs, Bar Mitzvahs, Family Reunions, Cinco de Mayo events, Wedding Receptions, Breakfast with Santa, Princess Pancake Breakfast, Restaurants for Family Night, Schools, Churches, and Festivals. I work quickly and efficiently. People are surprised at the quality of my work and the speed in which I do it. I can do 12 to 14 full faces in an hour, or about 28 to 60 kids with cheek art designs in an hour. I offer designs such as: Princesses, Unicorns, Frozen, Mermaids, Pirates, Superheroes like Wonder Woman, Captain America, Hulk, Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man, Green Lantern, Incredibles, Ninja Turtles, as well as Snakes, Tigers, Dragons, Butterflies, Puppies, etc. Previous clients include Amazon Distribution, Clemson University, Walmart Distribution, Miliken, Prisma Health, Walgreens Distribution, Dollar General Distribution, Michelin, Chick-fil-A, High Wire Brewing, etc. Balloon Twisting is also available. I have 16 different simple designs to choose from: Snake, Dragonfly, Spiderman, Batman, Ninja, Flower, Football Player, Hulk, Disney Princess Wands (Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, and Tiana), Elsa Wands, Minnie Mouse Wands, Unicorn Wands, and Swords. I am excited to tell you about a new product. I think you’ll love it as much as I do. It's called Henna Lace, and it's an alternative to traditional henna. Its FDA compliant, and is Waterproof! If cared for properly it will last 3-7 days without staining the skin. (Fingertip designs normally lasts 1-2 days).  Henna Lace comes in a variety of colors like White, Gold, Silver, Copper, Black, and Green. It only takes about 20 minutes to set, and it can be removed easily with rubbing alcohol. It is Vegan and has never been tested on animals. This is a fun, new alternative for Summertime Birthday Parties, because it lasts for several days and is waterproof! Birthday Party fee is $250 for a minimum of 2 hours. Book your Summer Birthday Party Now! Sorry, I don't have designs of the Henna Lace posted yet. Now offering Glimmer Body Art Glitter Tattoos as well. I am always there early to set up. I'm reliable, and have a neat, clean appearance. I enjoy making children smile! Please consider me for your next event.

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Genia h.

Face Painting

Kathy did a great profressional job of face painting for the Greenville Democratic Party BBQ Fund raising event held today. She was prepared, early, and very talented. Very friendly and good with children. I would definitely ask her to do another event again and will be recommending her to others in need of this type of event. She's top in her field.
Jul 24, 2021
Elisha M.

Face Painting

The Children love their face paintings! She was Very friendly and got back to me quickly
Jul 16, 2021
Debbie H.

Face Painting

Kathy did a wonderful job at the Independence Day Bash at Fireside Golf Range. She is so talented and extremely friendly. She moved quickly so the kids didn’t have to wait in line very long. It was a fun day!!!
Jul 6, 2021
Jessica G.

Face Painting

She did an amazing job at my daughters 4th birthday party. All of the kids wanted their faces painted and she made time to get to everyone. She had so many styles to choose from and the kids just loved it. Even some of the adults got one because they were so awesome!
Kathy Dean - Face Painter's reply
Thank you so much for all of your praise. It was a pleasure to be able to face paint for your daughter's birthday party. I'm glad everyone liked it and had a great time!
Oct 12, 2019
Haifa A.

Face Painting

Kathy Dean came to our Eid party in Johnson City and she was great. She was on time, very friendly with the kids and did an excellent job! all the kids were happy with their face painting. will definitely hire her again in the future!
Jun 5, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Birthday parties for face painting are $250 for up to 15 kids for a minimum of 2 hours. If more than 15 kids, then it's $5 for each extra child. If less than 15 kids it's still $250. If I quote you a slightly higher price, then I've added a little more for gas / travel expenses since it may be further than I normally travel. If you would like to add on balloon twisting, that fee is an additional $80 for the two hour time frame. So, for both Face Painting and Balloon Twisting for two hours the total is $330. I will be the one doing both face painting and balloon twisting. If you just need Balloon Twisting for a Birthday Party the fee is $250 for a minimum of 2 hours. This is the same rate as the Face Painting party. An invoice will be emailed for payment. Half Payment is due upon receipt to reserve your event date and time, and the remaining half must be paid in full before the event starts on the day of the event. Forms of payment accepted are Cash, Debit/Credit through Square, Corporate Check (No personal checks accepted), Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and Cash App. If the event is cancelled within two weeks before the date of the event, there will be a fee of $25 deducted from your payment. The difference due back to you will be sent within 12 business days. Also, for Face Painting I'm not there for a set amount of time. I start painting as soon as I'm set up and ready. Usually I'm there for an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. Some face painting designs take more time, and others less. It all depends on the designs chosen. I can stay for the whole two hours but if I'm done early, I reserve the option to depart once I'm finished. Corporate fee is $125/hour with a two hour minimum. If I quote you a slightly higher price, then I've added a little more for gas / travel expenses since it may be further than I normally travel. If the corporate event is canceled within two weeks before the date of the event, there will be a fee of $50 deducted from your payment. The difference due back to you will be sent within 12 business days. For Corporate Events I can offer any of the cheek art, half faces or full faces. However, keep in mind if you have a large number of people it's best to do cheek art to move the line more quickly. You may need more then one painter, and if so I can usually provide 1 or 2 additional painters at the same fee per hour. Fundraisers: I can work two different ways. Either pay me my corporate fee of $125 per hour if you don't want to charge people who are to be painted, or allow me to charge people to be painted and then I can donate 10% to your cause. I book several events in one day, but at different times to allow me to drive and get set up again to work. Therefore, please be courteous and respect my time. Be prepared to pay on time as soon as I arrive, or as soon as I'm done and not at the end of the party. I know party moms get busy; same goes for Corporate events. If I have to wait to be paid, there will be a late fee due that day of $25 that will be accrued every 15 minutes that I'm waiting. Thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I try to get as many details as possible about the event so I'm prepared. I need information like a contact name, phone number, email address and the address for the location of the event including the zip code so I can use GPS. I also need to know if the event is inside or outdoors, and the plans for inclement weather. Do you provide a tent / weights for outdoor use or do I need to bring my own? I need to know if you will provide a table and two chairs or do I need to bring my own. I need to know how many people are expected to be painted. If there is inclement weather, and the event needs to be rescheduled then I can usually do that with no problem. I'll just have to check my calendar. If you have a family emergency, or a sick child and need to change a date for a birthday party, then I'm happy to reschedule. If a birthday party or corporate event is canceled altogether, there will be a fee of $25 for the canceled birthday party and a $50 fee for the canceled corporate event.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I was a dental assistant for 13 yrs, therefore I have alot of experience working with children.

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