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Albany Hair Braiding Services

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  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica K.
Verified review

Melissa was amazing! I was having trouble finding a hair stylist for my holiday weekend wedding and found Melissa on Facebook. She was prompt, helpful, and professional through the whole experience. I had an idea for my hair and she took my inspiration and ran with it during our trial, then on the day of my wedding, I had a change of heart and had her wing a different look on the spot. It came out stunning. My hair looked better than I could have imagined and stayed put all day. Melissa was affordable and truly a pleasure to work with!!

Touched By Love Hair Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shai B.
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Clean, classy and sophisticated atmosphere. Love the decor and the lead stylist and barber are talented. I highly recommend this shop.

Amy Freinberg, HMUA
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Willam J.
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I was very impressed with Amy's professional skills and personable approach to all of our band members as she applied makeup and hair touchups before and during our video shoot. She also helped coordinate our clothing choices. I highly recommend her and look forward to using her services again.

Montana's
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rae A.
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Montana did a great job on my hair. I was very particular with what I wanted, and she got it perfect! She went out of her way to accommodate my schedule, and she did a professional job. I will definitely be choosing her as my stylist from now on. I can't say enough about what a great job she did. 5 stars!

Kaked Up Couture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Megan G.
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She was on time and great at what she does!!

Samara Hair Concepts
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
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Samara listens to what her clients requests are. She is extremely knowledgeable on all hair types and seeks to educate herself on the latest trends. If it's a trim, cut or color your looking for, Samara Hair Concepts can meet all your needs.

Flawless Memories
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen G.
Verified review

Flawless memories did an amazing job on my hair and makeup along with all of my bridesmaids. Which is a tough job because we all have different hair types from tight spiral curls to a poker straight hair. Annie made all of makeup look beautiful and she even did a great job including our flower girl in the day. I highly recommend Flawless Memories to everyone.

Katie
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Corey S.
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Katie has been cutting my hair, waxing my brows, and more for over three years now! I couldn't be happier and she is always up for a challenge

HIGH LIFE HAIR STUDIO
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Veronica N.
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I had a last minute event and Jamila squeezed me in and did a wonderful job

Cat's Trucco
5.0
from 1 review
    Elisa W.
    Verified review

    Caterina has been doing my make up and my hair for over 20 years and she is amazing. I have very curly hair and wouldn't trust my hair to no one else. I don't like wearing makeup so when I have to wera it for special occasions Caterina does a great job in making me look fresh and natural. Great hairdresser and make up artist.

    Got Roots
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    Lynda L.
    Verified review

    I have been going to Kelly for a few years now and wish that I found her long before that. She has a magical way with my not so great hair and I'm now able to work with I myself.....and she really listens to what you want to do and works out a feasible plan with you. She is also a wizard with color! I can't say enough good things about Kelly and I will follow her wherever she goes.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    What makes my services stand out from other services is not only the quality of the work but the fact that every costumer walks away with exactly what they imagined if not better. I take consultations very serious and make sure nothing is done with out complete understanding from both sides. I also do not have a problem stating my professional opinion if I feel something you want is not possible with what we have to work with or if I feel like it would not properly suit you I will make you aware. With that being said if you still want what u had in mind i will do what is asked and not what i think should be done. I also am very versatile from working with different textures and skin tones, too a wide range of looks from natural, to avant-garde styles.

    About

    Innovations NY Hair Salon has been in business for 8 years providing a professional, fun and caring atmosphere. The two owners are educators in the industry and are very passionate in making you fall in love with your hair again. The staff is always being trained in the latest trends.

    About

    Flawless airbrush makeup for brides and their bridal party!

    • 18 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We provide complimentary consultations for your special event. We do specialty upstyles for all occasions using the expertise and talent of hair artistry for your special day. Accommodations are never too small to share our expertise in hair designing at its finest.

    About

    Pamela and Brooke together is a great bridal beauty team. We travel with very professional tools. Our own markup lights and styling chairs. MAC airbrush makeup that will last all day and night.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I ask questions throughout the whole process .I would like to get to understand and know everyone that I work with. I tend to be very on point with pictures, I like them to be exact. I take my time and really incorporate what people want to see.

    About

    Most of our clients are from Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa but because we specialize in men's haircuts, we have clients that drive from Glens Falls and Albany just to get a haircut here. At Studio 404, there's no nonsense. There's no drama. There's no attitude! We want you to have an enjoyable and relaxed experience. Studio 404 is a clean and professional salon that has built a strong client base through it's commitment to quality service and great value. We most definitely do military cuts. Flattops, high and tights, regulation cuts, and 'fades' are no problem for us. We'll give you a precision cut you'll be proud to wear. If your are an active-duty soldier, police officer, or fireman, we're proud to offer you a discount. It is the VERY least we can do for those who risk their lives to protect us and keep us free!

    About

    I have continued my education after graduating Cosmetology school to get my Certification specifically in Makeup Artistry Where I studied beauty, fashion and special effects makeup as well as hair styling. I still continue to educate myself with hair and makeup to stay on trend and perfect my craft.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Doing makeovers is my specialty! I have a lot of experience doing makeup for special events like weddings, quinces and birthday parties. I've worked on all different skin type therefore do not fear I can take very good care of your skin during and after the makeover procedure. Along with makeup I also do hair. I currently focus on doing up do hairstyles for special events.

    About

    We do hair, nails, makeup, facials, massage, Botox fillers, and more. We are a full-service salon and spa. Send us a quote for more information.

    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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