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Makeup by Vesta
4.9
from 174 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 264 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maggie G.
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Vesta did my hair and makeup for my wedding, and also for my maid of honor. I could not have been happier with Vesta's services and would recommend her to anyone! I'll detail a few of the most outstanding aspects of working with Vesta, although I can't possibly list them all: - Although she is a makeup artist by trade, she did a wonderful job with my hair (a french twist with fresh flowers and volume at the top) and charged MUCH less for it than I would have paid at a salon - She offered her home to me, my wedding party, and my photographer for getting ready since the wedding was located a few short blocks away--so generous and made me feel so relaxed (not to mention that her apartment is beautiful and my photos will be great) - After the trial, on the Big Day, she was very careful to check with me as she did my makeup to see whether or not I was happy with the few things I had asked her to change. - She also gave me great advice after the trial, like suggesting I take omega-3 to moisturize my skin from the inside leading up to the wedding. It was really personal service, and she really tried to make sure that I looked my best. - Although Vesta's tendency is to go a little heavier on the makeup than I would normally, she was careful to check with me at every step, showing me how the look was shaping up and asking if I wanted more blush, more eye liner, etc. I was comfortable speaking up since she asked, and in the end I got a look that I was extremely happy with. I could go on, but in summary I'll just say that Vesta is a wonderful person with a great talent for makeup and a warm heart, and she truly cares about her clients. Highly recommended. Thank you, Vesta!

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Made Up On The Go
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
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Katherine G.
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Mary-Ashanti was amazing to work with, she did hair and makeup for my father's wedding and we were so happy with her work! She made everyone feel beautiful, she was great to work with and we would definitely hire her again. We only had a couple days to coordinate with Mary, but she was super flexible, very communicative via text and Thumbtack, and made the process go as smooth as possible. She also has a great personality in person and all of my family said how much they loved working with her for the wedding day - she made everyone laugh and put the bride at ease. Thank you so much to Mary - you such a pleasure to hire and work with, we look forward to hiring you again in the future!

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The Art of Ochanya
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
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Alyssa Q.
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Ochanya braided the hair of about fifteen children and adults for my kids birthday party. She was so much fun to have and she is so talented and cool under pressure.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Nadine W.
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Tatiana did my hair and make up in preparation for a shoot at my job for the company website.

Antonina Avendano
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Arianna K.
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Antonia did my hair for my wedding day and she did an amazing job. She also did my moms hair and 3 others. Even though there was not enough time she manage to do the hair for the five of us and my cousins makeup. Her job is incredible, and is very easy to work with her.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Mafelly K.
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I've asked Remi to do my hair and make up really last minute for my wedding in NYC. She showed up on time and was really professional! This is not the first time I got a make up artist BUT first time I've experienced my make up to stay this flawless for more than 10 hours straight, under 86°F!!! Thanks Remi, you the best!

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CmodeBeauty
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha J.
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Marija did my hair and makeup when I was in New York for an event. She and her sister were amazing to work with! Not only did Marija ask for pictures, but she listened to what look I wanted and created a look that was perfect! The quality of work was very high; my hair and makeup looked absolutely stunning and both lasted throughout a long evening! Both ladies have awesome personalities and I had a blast sitting in the chair and talking with them. I hope to be back in NY for another formal event, as I would love to work with them again!

Angela Boswell HMUA
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
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Angela was amazing! Her make up skills are AMAZING. She also did my hair...which is always a task...and it came out beautifully! Thanks so much Angela!!!!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Omena E.
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Danielle is extremely knowledgeable and affordable. Unlike most hair stylists, she suggests only what she thinks is best for the client's hair health, not what will make her the most money. I felt at home while she was doing my hair. The way she washes hair is so relaxing. She constantly asks if what she is doing is comfortable, or if the braiding is too tight (which it rarely was). She listened to what I wanted and actually did it. I would 200% recommend her, especially to women who care about the health of their hair. Even more importantly, her and her family care about my safety. After she finished with my hair, her fiance gave me a ride to the train station, even waiting with me until we realized I had missed the train, and then took me to another train station. I can't express how happy I am with what they have done for my confidence! And they fed me, so you can't beat that!

Artistry By Ashlee
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal P.
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She did an amazing job and was very professional. I hired Ashlee to do my hair and make up for my wedding anniversary, she was very accommodating and she is very good at what she does.

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Lugo Makeup
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Candace R.
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Lugo Hair and Makeup was perfect. I was very happy with my look and it lasted all day. I got so many compliments. Can't wait to book her again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Rica is definitely a professional. I had my hair and makeup trial with her last week and I am confident I am in good hands for my wedding (which is next week!!). Before the trial, I sent her pics and videos of what I was looking for so she was prepared. At the trial, she gave me her expert opinion on what would/would not work and then worked her magic. I'm always a bit weary about having a professional do my makeup because I'm of Asian descent and most non-Asian MUAs don't know how to work with Asian features. I have to say... Rica impressed me! She did some research before the trial and then we worked with each other to get the ideal look for me for the wedding. Rica is also such an honest, trustworthy person. I could tell from reading her reviews and speaking to her via email and on the phone even before we met that she takes pride in what she does and she has experience too. Can't wait to see the final hair and makeup result on my wedding day!! I will post another review after the wedding!

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SBP Hair & Makeup
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Esmeralda M.
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Shirley did an amazing job with my hair and makeup. She was on time and brought all of the tools she would need to transform me into a beauty. I had sent her pictures of hair and makeup and she did exactly what I wanted. I looked beautiful for my wedding reception and I received a lot of compliments. She took her time and I felt like I was in heaven being so pampered! I highly recommend Shirly and will use her again. I shopped around and her price was very reasonable.

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Jules on Foot
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Lucy R.
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Jules has been doing my hair for over 10 years and she has always done an amazing job! Her cuts and color never disappoint, and now that I have a new baby, having her come to my home could not be more convenient!

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Plush Artistry LLC New York
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Hannah R.
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Plush makeup artistry & Hair design did an amazing job on mine and my bridal party's hair and makeup. 5 stars. They were fun and very talented. I loved the hair and makeup! They did exactly what each of the girls wanted and made them look stunning for the photos! I felt like I was among friends we laughed and had a great time while they did us up. If you want magazine worthy makeup and hair and an enjoyable time these are the ladies to choose! Thanks again!!

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PentMakeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Flo C.
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Pent was so easy to communicate with and was patient with perfecting hair and makeup for my wedding! She is so sweet and friendly. I loved that she took the time to have the makeup done naturally. Thank you so much, Pent!

Makeup & Hair By Laura Barua
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea R.
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Laura was on time, brought all her equipment, honored my requests and did a great quality job. Perfect picture makeup and hair! Oh, she is also lovely and likable.

Live Lovely Beauty
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lourdes H.
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Julie and Robin are total rockstars, and fun to work with. My hair and makeup stayed put all day, making a lasting impression! I strongly recommend Live Lovely Beauty services, they are very professional, reliable, and a pleasure to work with.

Sneha Pawar
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kruti S.
Verified review

I highly recommend Sneha Pawar to anyone and everyone. She did my makeup and hair for Junior Prom, and it was amazing. I got compliments all night.

JV hair design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Elisa M.
Verified review

Most loving, passionate and professional stylist. I love my curls more than ever. Having curly hair I’ve had my share of bad haircuts from stylist whom meant well but just didn’t have the experience to style and cut my curls the best way. Now my curls are full of life, bounce and look so much healthier.

LaCirignola Beauty
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erin T.
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Caitlin did makeup and hair for my bridal party and myself for my wedding. She was punctual, professional and paid attention to what I wanted as a bride. The airbrush really made our pictures outstanding and lasted throughout the night. After the ceremony she did touch ups and even gave my hair more of a part look. Such a great experience!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 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.

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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