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  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bethany P.
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Alex and her wonderful team were incredibly prompt and made my mothers and bridesmaids look absolutely gorgeous. She was incredibly responsive to all of my questions that I had leading up to my wedding, and very flexible and attentive to detail. She made sure everyone in the wedding party was ready on time and honestly came in to save the day when I really needed her. She did absolutely gorgeous hair & makeup for me for my rehearsal dinner, and I would hire her again in a heartbeat and recommend her to anyone needing hair and makeup services. She is kind, fair, and very talented. I am grateful to her for making my wedding day even more special!! ~Bethany

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Keshia I.
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Resena was absolutely amazing! I found her here on Thumbtack about 1 month before my wedding and luckily she was available. After looking at pictures of her work and exchanging messages with her for a few days, I felt a connection to her and knew she was the person for me (not to mention she is from Atlanta- same as my husband)! She was very flexible and came to my MOH's house for the makeup trial one evening. See picture attached. She has such a professional setup! Brings in a huge studio light, her own chair and lays out all brushes and makeup on the table- very impressive prep! The makeup trial was awesome and I really had a chance to see what I would look like on my big day. I already had my hair trial that day, so seeing the full view was great! I don't wear makeup often (my husband actually hates it) and I wanted to look very natural, just polished and pretty for the wedding- she completely understood. She was very receptive to my concerns and adjustments I wanted to make to my eyes and lips. On the big day she arrived early completing my mom's makeup and then mine. I received so many compliments throughout the day SPECIFICALLY about my makeup! People even commented that my mom looked better for my wedding than she did for her wedding 2 years prior (probably because I did the makeup for hers), lol. Bottom line, Resena was absolutely amazing. Always prompt, always professional and definitely put out a great work product! She helped make me a beautiful bride! She was also much more affordable than others I found around Nashville! I know thumbtack is an unconventional way to find a makeup artist for your wedding, but Resena is definitely the right person for the job! I wish I could get married again so she could do my makeup! :) Thank you so much Resena!! See attached for a couple of wedding pictures. (Sorry they will not rotate the correct way).

Beauty by Stephanie
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
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I hired Stephanie to do the makeup of myself, my four bridesmaids, and my mother. She did some phenomenal work on the 6 of us! While Stephanie can do hair, in order to cut down on the time we would be getting ready, she enlisted the help of her friend Jen Ruggles to do our hair. All in all, the two of them did a fantastic job! For 6 people with both Jen and Stephanie, Stephanie quoted a flat rate that was then divided in two to pay each of them. I think it was reasonable, especially considering that both of them were willing to travel to us and do our hair and makeup on site (which means we got some great "getting ready" photos with our photographer!). Bear in mind that Stephanie has a family. She had to change meeting times in order to take care of her family. So, don't be too worried if that happens. She does her job and does it well! She's also highly communicative and an active Pinterest user! (And that made it easier in showing both her and Jen what I had in mind for makeup and hair.) Overall, Stephanie is definitely a good option for hiring for wedding makeup!

Lorena Lopez
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennie D.
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After recently celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary, my husband and I finally decided to have some professional pictures taken (with our dogs, of course!), so prior to our photo shoot, I hired Lorena for my hair/makeup. I've never had my makeup/hair professionally applied/styled before (not even for my wedding), so was understandably a bit nervous. Upon meeting her, Lorena immediately put me at ease and took the time to talk with me and really understand my concerns and the "look" I wanted to achieve. I have fair skin, so was worried about a "fake" or "heavily made-up" look, but could not have been happier with the results...my hair and makeup have never looked prettier!! I don't enjoy having my picture taken, but with Lorena's expert help, I was more confident and comfortable in front of the camera, and for the first time in my life, was actually pleased with a photograph of myself. I'm using Lorena again for an upcoming holiday event, and can't wait to see her and her amazing results! Go and see Lorena... she's so friendly and professional and the atmosphere she creates is just fun and relaxing... you will NOT be disappointed!

  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
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I was blessed to have found Laurel Elizabeth Makeup & Design! Very professional and catered everything to my needs for my Wedding day!

  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Angell S.
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Jaclyn was my makeup vendor for my wedding on December 13, 2014. Jaclyn's professionalism, friendliness, and kind spirit superseded my expectations. I met with two other makeup artists before being blessed to find Jaclyn....I tell you....I didn't know if I would be able to find a makeup artist that would do my makeup the way a bride should look on her wedding day (natural beauty with a glow) instead of someone about to hit the runway or on the movie screen (cakie). Jaclyn did just that. I also had a party of 8 ladies..all of which had varying skin color types as women of color typically have. Jaclyn was timely in applying everyone's makeup, everyone's makeup matched their skin color perfectly and everyone looked so very beautiful. The contouring she did was perfect. She did such a great job that I felt that their were 9 brides instead of just one. :-) The wedding guests and others who have seen our pictures on facebook are still asking about the master mind behind our makeup...people who don't even live in Tennessee are wanting to gain information about our wonderful makeup artist to determine if somehow they can book her. I would recommend Jaclyn 1000 times for any social event and look forward to using her again for any future social events I may have. I loved her!

Becca MUA
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Madison B.
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I really enjoyed Becca. She was entertaining as well as warm and bright in her craft. It was my first makeup artist experience and she really calmed my nerves and made sure to give me the “look” I so greatly desired.

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Morgan Ebright
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
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Morgan truly did such an excellent job on my makeup! The quality of her work was fantastic and made my day even more special! I will definitely want to work with her for every special occasion and tell everyone I know about her! :)

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Artistrybysara
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
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Sara did an amazing job with my bridal makeup. Even my mom appreciated her work. I would highly recommend her! Her rates are reasonable as well. She is a lovely person. Thank you Sara!!

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Lovely You with Lecia Doss
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey T.
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Absolutely adore Lecia! Her responsiveness, her talent, and her flexibility were amazing! The day of my trial I had asked Lecia to try something different on me as I thought I wanted to look completely different from my normal days. Not only did she accommodate, but when I realized in the end that I may have asked for a bit too drastic, she worked with me to find a great balance in what I was comfortable with but felt amazing in. She is such a delight to be around and makes the whole time you are with her so calming and fun! I would absolutely recommend Lecia and her team to anyone looking for hair and makeup for any event!

McCabe Makeup
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie R.
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Kaityn McCabe has amazing talent . I was more than happy with the makeup service she provided. You should try her . She is up on all the latest trends. I don't think you will be disappointed. Bonnie Rehberg Grosse Ponte Woods, Michigan

Pretty ME
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah H.
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I hired Mary Elise to do my hair and makeup for my wedding. i was unsure of what I wanted for my hair so she let me bounce ideas off of her and gave me advice and we decided what we both loved. She did a trial (which is hard to find people to do but I felt I really needed one to feel comfortable) and we discussed any changes I wanted to be made. She made note of the small changes and on my wedding day was it was perfect! I absolutely loved it! She also did my makeup for my wedding which was flawless! She was on time and really had a hand in my wedding not being too stressful! She made this part of the wedding something I really didn't have to worry about! I would absolutely recommend her!

  • 8 years in business
Sharon E.
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Char is an awesome hair and makeup artist .. My experiences with her has been amazing , her knowledge .. Her gentle touch, and her gentle spirit makes you feel so beautiful ... She prepared me for 2 very important events .. In which the PhotoShoot came out excellent !! I would highly recommend her to meet any of your hair or make up needs

Elaina Dilts Makeup
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Leah B.
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The first time I used Elaina Dilts Makeup was for a modeling job. She was so professional and memorable that when it came time to choose a makeup artist for my wedding, it was a no-brainer. Before the wedding, I asked Elaina to do my makeup for engagement photos. It was a chance for me to check out her bridal makeup skills before committing to a trial run. I immediately set up my trial run and booked her for my wedding. Elaina listened to all of my needs and was well prepared for the trial run. At the run through, she asked questions to ensure everything was up to my standards and suggested things when I was unsure exactly what I wanted. I felt so comfortable with her unique skill set and level of expertise. The morning of the wedding was a bit stressful as most weddings are. The one thing that I did not have to worry about at all was my makeup. Elaina did a fantastic job! She was on time, efficient, caring, and adept. I looked beautiful and it lasted all day and night. I highly recommend Elaina!

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chiranda P.
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I love working with her. She pays attention to detail and geniunely care about the clients needs. Very professional.

Kristina Lucas
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Kelly N.
    Verified review

    Kristina is the most amazing makeup artist I have ever worked with! Not only is her talent out of this world with both traditional and air brush makeup, but she is professional, organized, prepared, and one of the sweetest people you will ever meet! I can’t wait for her to do my makeup again soon!!

    HC Hair&Makeup
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Laura B.
    Verified review

    Hannah did my hair and make up for a video shoot for a conference I traveled to Nashville for. With very little feedback she knew exactly what I wanted and the results exceeded expectations. I was able to keep the same look for a dinner 8 hours later and got to hear “stunning” / “love your hair” /“wow”. Hannah’s calming demeanor also minimized my stress about doing the video. I also picked up some great make up tips. Hannah is getting booked in advance the next time I’m in Nashville!!

    Cordnie Ellese Beauty Co.
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lisa M.
    Verified review

    Cordnie came in last minute as a wedding makeup artist replacement. Originally I chose a different artist that was a little more well known, but the artist cancelled on me last minute. Cordnie not only quickly found time to do a trial session prior to my wedding date for comfortability, but she was on time, the makeup was flawless, and she worked swiftly enough that people outside of my wedding party were able to buy her services as well before the wedding began. Our makeup lasted from 12 noon until 11pm when the wedding ended. That says a lot about her products. From what I saw, she used mostly Mac, which was comforting for me. I would recommend her to anyone! She went above and beyond, and We couldn't have asked for better.

    Hair by Natalie Garza
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Vanessa M.
    Verified review

    Natalie was AWESOME, I would highly recommend her for any event. I wish I could have her everyday of the week for both my hair and makeup. She is wonderful!

    • 8 years in business
    About

    Hi! My name is Rachel, and I've been in makeup artistry for 5 years. My experience includes bridals, TV and film, and special occasions.

    Amy Stanfield

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I've been a makeup artist for more than 17 years. I have worked in a variety of scenarios, such as retails, weddings, photo shoots, and consulting.

      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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