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Vintage Doll Studioz
4.7
from 102 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
Monica V.
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Jazmine and Mia, you guys did an excellent job on the model's hair and makeup; and I definitely would love to work with you again, in the near future.

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K.Artisme(Art-is-me)
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline A.
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Hi everyone! I must say that I was very impressed with Ms. K. Artisme face painting designs. She was wonderful and believe me my twin girls were besides themselves. They loved the makeup and I enjoyed watching them and the other kids at their birthday party. I planned on using her during my Halloween batch. You will not be disappointed!

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The Art Of ZD Beauty
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neelo O.
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Zsahnece was my makeup artist for my engagement. She was OUTSTANDING. She made me feel rest assured that it will look excellent. I felt extremely comfortable with her and she's really funny. My makeup looked phenomenal for my special day. I would recommend her to anyone. * * * * * THANK YOU Zsahnece!

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Eyez by Ash
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josette A.
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Ashley was a great makeup artist

Inside Out Beauty
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa L.
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I hired Briana to do makeup and hair for me and 4 of my friends for our high school senior prom. She came to our boarding school dorm, set up in my room, and got all of us done in time for our event! It took about 4 hours, and I had some concerns about time but she managed to finish making all of us look gorgeous. I was impressed by how Briana recreated all of the hairstyles we showed her pictures of flawlessly and managed to cater to each of our makeup choices as well as adding in her own helpful suggestions. Honestly, I don't think anything could have gone better! :)

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Event Hair & Make up
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather C.
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Not only does she have the most competitive prices of any of the hair and makeup artists out there, but she is a joy to work with! So patient and knowledgeable, she figured out exactly tly what I wanted and made it happen with finesse. I can't recommend her enough!

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Just Cheeked, LLC
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lulu Z.
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Stephanie is very professional, responsive, pleasant, and easy to work with. She is attentive to details, listens carefully to my specific needs, and delivered exactly what I'm looking for with high quality and good value. I got so many compliments on my makeup and hair. I will definitely come back to her for future events.

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LovenGlow
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin B.
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Emily is very professional, has great punctuality, knows her makeup, and has a great personality as well and is very easy going which is very calming to a bride. She did the makeup for my wife and I on our wedding day in two separate locations. and she far exceeded what we ever thought we'd look like. We would highly recommend Emily to anyone. If we ever need a makeup artist in the future we will be hiring Emily for her excellent services again.

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Kouture Beauty Designs
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alison B.
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Kristen was fantastic! Great communication, fair pricing and outstanding results! Hair and makeup was perfect in every way for my sisters wedding..., Kristen really listened and gave us exactly the look we wanted! I highly recommend her!

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Love n Glow
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tara R.
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I hired Emily with Love n Glow to do the wedding makeup for my bridesmaids and I and I am so glad that I did! I had my makeup trial with Emily the morning of my bridal shower so she made me look beautiful for that event and I got endless compliments on my makeup. She even traveled to my apartment to do the trial which made that hectic day a little easier! I had an early morning wedding so we started doing hair and makeup at 5am and Emily was there ready to go when we needed her. Worrying about if and when vendors will get there on the day of the wedding is not something you want to deal with and even having met Emily only once before, I knew she was reliable and had total trust in her being there on time even with such an early call time. One of the big warnings I got with wedding makeup is that some makeup artists apply makeup so heavily that you don't look like yourself. Emily chose such beautiful shades for our makeup and had such a nice balance so that my bridesmaids and I looked AMAZING, especially in the photos, but so natural that you don't look and say, wow, they have a ton of makeup on. A lot of the girls in the party, myself included, don't wear a lot of makeup on an everyday basis and she was still able to pull off this professional look of natural beauty. My mom owns a beauty salon so I can be very picky when it comes to my hair and makeup, but I wouldn't have wanted anyone else doing my makeup on my wedding day. I am so happy I found Emily and hope I have an excuse to have her do my makeup again in the future. :)

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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Yanelsi did my makeup and hair for a family photo session I had on the beach in Avalon, NJ. She did a fabulous job and both my makeup and hair were exactly what I wanted. She was also extremely professional! I will definitely be using her services again when we come back to the area for vacation next year.

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Makeup By Camille
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anastasia T.
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She did an amazing job with my prom makeup! She’s amazing and works to make your dream look come true! I love you Camille! 100% recommend

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  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madison G.
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Alegra did my hair and makeup and she did PHENOMENAL! Loved it very much!

Hair by Nancy
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy D.
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Being a bride one of the biggest things I worried about was my hair and makeup. If nothing else went right that day as long as my dress, hair an makeup look great. I knew my groom wouldn't notice anything else except my hair, dress and makeup anyways. I have to say nancy was wonderful we hired her to do my self my mother my two flower girls and my made of honor and brides made. She worked with each one of us to fit our budgets. She did a fantastic job she made sure she didn't leave until we were all 100% satisfied.

Elyse Sara Hairstyling
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia Z.
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She was wonderful! She did an amazing job on my hair, my mom's hair, and my bridesmaids hair!

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SLK Beauty
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie H.
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Stephanie did my daughter’s hair and makeup for 2 proms. She was wonderful to work with- always got back to me immediately. My daughter loved how her hair and makeup turned out and Stephanie was a pleasure to have in our home.

Marissa Paolino
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon G.
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Marissa was amazing! We did a hair trial a few weeks before my wedding, and it turned out exactly how I imagined - beautiful and elegant! The morning of my wedding, she arrived on-time and with everything she needed to get my hair styled perfectly. She set my hair first, and I then had my makeup done while my niece had her hair styled. She styled my hair into a perfect sleek undo after my makeup was completed and it was perfection. My hair style lasted all throughout the day and if I hadn't taken it out when I arrived home after the reception, would have lasted overnight and into the next day! No touchups needed at all after Marissa completed the style very early the morning of my wedding. She also did my niece's hair - which was to-die-for! She looked adorable and had no trouble getting a 3 year old to sit still for the 20 minutes needed to style her hair. Marissa put me at ease throughout the entire process and it was the most stress-free part of the whole day! If I ever need another special occasional hair style, I will definitely book Marissa! I cannot recommend her enough, as she made a very special day even happier. Thanks Marissa for the great hair and unforgettable memories! I wish I was able to upload pictures of the hair styling session the morning of my wedding, because they turned out beautifully, and you would be able to see just how relaxed I was in Marissa's very capable and talented hands. Thanks again for everything!

Make-up By Renee
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle H.
Verified review

I hired Renee for my wedding and bridal shower. She did an AMAZING job! She was everything I was looking for. People are still talking about how good I looked. I literally thank God that I found her. I will most definitely be working with Renee again. Her contact information will forever live in my phone. I had a really hard time finding a makeup artist who serviced both Ethnic and Caucasian skin tones. Though her pictures on her website are mostly Caucasian her background is lovely. Renee was trained in NYC, has previously worked NY fashion week, and has done work for Essense magazine. She isn't like the current MUAs who literally cake the makeup on. I love Renee because she enhanced the features I already had. Her style was perfect for me, my girls, and family. My bridesmaids raved about her. Renee ensured she had every color for our skin tones. She even purchased a variety of different pallets to make sure the day was everything I dreamed of. I love working with Renee. She is one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. Her patience is unreal. She allowed me to be me high maintenance and never batted an eye. Although I hired her for her serviced she in the end became a friend. I really do look forward to connecting with her again. She helped make my wedding day magical.

Tom Wa Beauty
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen S.
Verified review

Nyla is an extremely talented, passionate and professional makeup artist. I have used her services two times at my house and she does a quality job while being very friendly and caring along the way.

Beauty by Sam Vee
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Shali M.
    Verified review

    Sam made me feel very comfortable and made me look amazing. She asked a few questions like what type of event was i going to, the color of my dress and shoes, and how i was wearing my hair. The make up lasted ALLLLLLL night and i didn’t have to worry about adding or touching up anything. It was fun wearing eyelashes for the first time and she’s did them so well that i didn’t want to take them off lol. They felt very natural and they didn’t irritate my eye. I recommend Sam to any and everyone that wants to feel and look amazing on a special day or night. Thanks a bunch Sam 😘😌

    Makeup by Nicole
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Valerie D.
    Verified review

    I normally don't write reviews, but I felt the need to do so since this is the first time that I received exceptional service from a makeup artist. Nicole is a very personable individual and a great listener. I had an idea of how I wanted my makeup, but I did not know how to describe it in words. Nicole was very patient with me and she walked me through the entire process. Overall, she is a personable and professional individual who is extremely detail oriented. Her delivery exceeded my expectations, I will definitely go back to her.

    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.

    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.
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