Kathy Dean - Face Painter/Balloon Twister
Kathy Dean - Face Painter/Balloon Twister

Kathy Dean - Face Painter/Balloon Twister

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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 with Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine including two booster shots so that's four shots total, and I continue to wear a face mask to protect myself and others while I am face painting. I have disposable vinyl gloves that I can use if needed, 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 also have Lysol spray for the chairs if needed. 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. I prefer to paint or twist balloons for birthday parties and community events outdoors as this helps with room for social distancing. A shady spot is preferred. Staying safe and social distancing is my priority while continuing to provide fun and smiles for everyone. Please book now for your event as I have already received reservations for at least two months in advance! My busiest months are April, May, September and October. My busiest and most requested day is Saturday. I do festivals and annual corporate events that are already "on my calendar already each year," and everything else is scheduled around it. I "Strongly Recommend" reserving your event as soon as possible!! I work on a first come first serve basis. Your event is not reserved until a deposit is received and the contract is signed. My fee is $175 per hour with a two hour minimum (required) for Birthday Parties and Corporate Events. This hourly rate is usual and customary among my competitors. That fee applies from Sunday through Friday and is $350 for one service either Face Paint, Balloon Twisting, or GlitterTattoos. On Saturday (the busiest and most in demand day of my work week) my fee is $400 for a Birthday Party for one service. This includes up to 15 kids, and for each extra kid it is an additional $5 each. For two services on Sunday through Friday, face paint and balloons my fee for Birthday Parties is $350 for paint and $50 for balloons for a total of $400., and for Corporate that fee is $350 for Face Painting and $100 for balloon twisting for a total of $450. On Saturdays for two services for Birthday Parties, face paint and balloons, my fee is $400 for paint and $50 for balloons for a total of $450. This includes up to 15 kids, and for each extra kid it is an additional $5 each. For Corporate that fee is $400 for Face Painting and $100 for balloon twisting for a total of $500. I REQUIRE a 2 hour minimum, but if you're adamant about only wanting one hour my fee is $175 for one service Sunday through Friday and $200 on Saturday. No exceptions. I realize this is alot of money, and in today's economy I truly understand. Please know that just like you, I have bills to pay as well. My face paint and balloon supply costs have increased as well as the shipping costs that I have to pay to get them. The cost of living has gone up as well as food and gas prices. This is not just a hobby that I have. This is my job and I take it very seriously. I did it full time until the Pandemic. Now I work another job to just get by. So, I apologize for the increase in my fees. By providing the entertainment for your child's birthday party or your corporate event, I will give them a fun, exciting and memorable experience! I take pride in my work and I will always do a great job! You have my word on that. I truly CARE how my work looks as it is a direct reflection of my business. I will never just put some paint on and let it go. For me, it has to look amazing! A Mileage fee of $1.00 per mile roundtrip may be applied to your quote if I have to drive more than 30 minutes one way to your location. If this applies to you, then I will let you know in advance and I will include it on your invoice. ((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. )) Forms of Payment: I accept cash through Cash App, Corporate check, or you may pay by debit or credit card through Square. There is a 5% processing fee added to your total if paying by debit or credit. No personal checks accepted. When you decide to reserve your event, I will need your first and last name, good contact phone number, email address and the address for the location of the event including the zip code so I can GPS the address. At that point, I will email you an invoice and a contract. I require a deposit of 50% to reserve your event and the remaining balance is due the day of the event. Once an invoice is sent, you will have 24 hours to make a deposit. During this time, your reservation will be held tentatively and not offered to others. If no deposit is received within 24 hours, your event will not be reserved and the time will once again be offered to others. If making a deposit by corporate check, I will tentatively hold your reservation until the check is received, and this is usually about 5 to 7 business days as the postal mail is slow. Thank you for supporting your local gig worker/ face painter/ balloon twister. +++++++++++++++++++ I'm a professional face painter with 15 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, 4th of July events, Halloween events, Wedding Receptions, Breakfast with Santa, New Year's Eve events, Princess Pancake Breakfast, Restaurants for Family Nights, 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 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, Bumble Bee, Dog, Hummingbird, Giraffe, 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! Henna Lace Birthday Party fee is $350 for a minimum of 2 hours on Sunday through Friday and on Saturday its $400. 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. These are waterproof and can last up to 7 days. These are not regular stamp on Tattoos. These are a 3 ply Tattoos that has a removable backing that is sticky like tape, is applied to the skin. The top layer is removed, then body glue applied to the middle layer stencil. Different colors of your choice are then applied and the stencil layer is then removed. These are single use Tattoo Stencils, which are perfect for being hygienic. 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, and allow me to provide all the entertainment for your party.
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Serves Asheville, NC

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15 years in business

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Genia h.
Jul 24, 2021
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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.

Details: 21 - 40 guests • 7 - 10 years old • 11 - 14 years old • 4 - 6 years old • Younger than 4 years old • Fundraiser

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

Details: 11 - 20 guests • 4 - 6 years old • Birthday party

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Casey m.
Nov 28, 2021
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So patient with all the kids! Very sweet! Highly recommend using her for your parties! The kids had a blast with this!!!

Details: Birthday party • 21 - 40 guests • 4 - 6 years old • 7 - 10 years old • Simple balloon twisting (e.g., one-balloon dog) • Face painting is needed

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Jessica G.
Oct 12, 2019
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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!

Details: 1 - 10 guests • 4 - 6 years old • Birthday party

Kathy Dean - Face Painter/Balloon Twister'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!
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Haifa A.
Jun 5, 2019
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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!

Details: 41 - 60 guests • 7 - 10 years old • 4 - 6 years old • Community event

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Birthday parties for face painting are $350 to $400 depending on the day of the week 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 $350 to $400 and thus is for one service like Face Painting. If you add on a second service like Balloon Twisting it's an additional $50 to $100. 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 $50 to $100 for the two hour time frame. So, for both Face Painting and Balloon Twisting for two hours the total is $350 to $400 for one service or $400 to $500 for two services. I will be the one doing both face painting and balloon twisting. An invoice will be emailed for a 50% deposit and is due upon receipt to reserve your event date and time, and the remaining half must be paid in full on the day of the event when I arrive and prior to set up. 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 $175 to $200/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 $175 to $200 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, 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 and will be due that day and added to your total owed. 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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