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Dayton Professional Makeup Artists

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Nicole Bosworth
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Lin T.
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Nicole was absolutely wonderful. She was so kind and so helpful. Nicole came to apply my makeup for a family photo shoot and I was looking for a natural glow and she achieved that beautifully. She also helped me understand makeup better and gave me some great tips and products to try. She was absolutely the best makeup artist I have ever worked with.

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Makeup By Mandy
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Cheryl S.
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Mandy is a fabulous makeup artist! Her talent and professionalism ensured my wedding day was flawless! She did makeup for my bride tribe and referred me to an incredible hair stylist, Meghan, from Wildflower Salon in Yellow Springs. Mandy and Meghan were a dynamic duo for my Best Day Ever. I would hire them again and again!!! Thank you so very much, Mandy!!

Tonya Taylor Makeup
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karen D.
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If you want to look beautiful on your wedding day, Tonya is the makeup artist you should call. Not only did she make me feel and look like a star, she did wonders for the groom who had gotten a bruise on his face. Great personality, made us feel at ease and would recommend her 10 times over! Thank you Tonya for making our day special!!!!!! You are the BEST!

MakeupAndHairByTanvi
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Connie R.
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Tanvi came to my house to apply my makeup for my son’s recent wedding. She was punctual, prepared, friendly, and very professional. As a “woman of a certain age” I was concerned that my look be age appropriate and natural. Tanvi was very attuned to my desired outcome and worked to make sure I was totally comfortable and satisfied. I loved how I looked and received many compliments at the wedding. Tanvi is a very talented artist and I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to look their best for a special occasion.

Makeup Artist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lyhan C.
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Dena did my wedding makeup as well as the makeup for my mom and my 11 bridesmaids. My makeup looked flawless, she is truly an artist. I can't tell you how many compliments we got not just on my makeup but on the whole bridal parties. Not only that but she helped create the schedule to ensure we stayed on time because of the size of our party. If you need a makeup artist she's your girl.

The Makeup Bag To Go
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Julie L.
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Melinda was great! All of the ladies loved their makeup and we had a fun day! Highly recommend

Hair and Makeup by Jillian
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amber W.
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She did a really great job on my makeup n hair and was willing to change anything i needed done shes awesome if i ever need a hair n makup person shell defiently be my first person to contact :)

Contour Salon
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fiona S.
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Had a great experience with Jen doing Hair and Makeup for a girls Primp day!

Sarah S. Healey MUA
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa T.
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Sarah has been doing my make up for almost a year, i can say hands down she has been THE best make up artist i have used.... I recently was in LA had my makeup done on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills --zero comparison..... i learned really quick how lucky i am too have such a talented artist to help me out !!! She is also a fantastic soul !!! Highly recommend her

Colourz
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christina W.
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Margaret is an amazing artist and has an eye to capture the right look for any type of shoot your doing. I would recommend her to anyone wanting that winning look for their photos. I have worked with her several times now and she is always professional, upbeat and willing to give you what you want so that you both leave your shoot happy.

Make Up by Christina
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
April M.
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Christina is a delight to be around. She's honest and very professional, she cares for each individual as they are a family member. She takes pride in her work and isn't done with her client until they are happy

Onikepo O.
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Nanya did fantastic makeup for my fitness modeling photoshoot! I only showed her pictures of the idea I had in mind and told her the purpose of the makeup and she understood it completely. She was very enthusiastic about the makeup and anyone present could see her passion as she whipped away with her fancy and complex makeup tools. Her makeup enhances your beauty without making you look like a totally different person. She doesn't have a cookie cutter look for everyone but instead works very hard to bring out one's unique and best features. She took her time but didn't go overboard with "perfectionism". Her work was excellent and all the while, I didn't feel like the makeup session was a chore. I loved every moment of it.

Nikuale Williams
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mikayla W.
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I LOVED Nikuale! Super professional, punctual, and clean. My makeup came out FLAWLESS and she matched my skin perfectly! Plus she's such a sweetheart. Great experience. 10/10 would recommend.

Artistry by Taylor Elise
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sharri G.
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Taylor Elise is a fabulous makeup artist. She participated in our Pamper Day at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. She was very engaging with the ladies and listened to what type of makeup styles they wanted. She was able to provide the perfect makeup combinations for our population. All the ladies looked gorgeous at the end or their makeup sessions. Would definitely hire her again!!!

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I am a wedding officiant and on-site makeup artist. I will travel for consultation and the event, with cost upon consultation.

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I am a hairdresser and a professional makeup artist. I've worked for numerous top-of-the-line cosmetic companies. Please ask if you have more questions.

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I am a professional hair and makeup artist with over 10 years of experience. I specialize in bridal beauty, print work, and has worked with top-luxury makeup lines as a national artist.

  • 6 years in business
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Emily Brun, a freelance makeup artist, provides traditional and airbrush makeup on location and at a salon. Emily was trained in New York City by professionals to become a professional.

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I love to make every person regardless of gender look and feel their best. I exude confidence, and my customers are able to feed off my positive energy.

  • 18 years in business
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I work with my clients prior to events and I ask what is the vision they have for there look on the special event day. My clients thoughts and visions are important to making their dreams come true. I'm all about client satisfaction.

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Get ready, VIP style, with on location makeup services. Customers will love being pampered before your night out! Gloss offers on location makeup application, brow clean-ups, lash application and more. We specialize in Cincinnati bachelorette party makeup, prom makeup, senior portrait makeup, or personal makeup application for a special night out. We also offer one on one makeup lessons if you just want to brush up on your skills, and makeup partied if you are looking for something fun to do with your friends!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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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