Smiling Faces By Imelda

Houston, TX

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I love doing what i do, and i paint things that i would not mind wearing and going out to places with, i am taking online classes to better my self so you can see professional work instead of amateur work. I use only FDA compliant material from paint, glitter, glue and ink(for tattoos).

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Making kids smile. Getting their thumbs up or a smile when they see their painting means i did a good job. Making my own schedule and being able to practice on my girls and nieces as they are my #1 critics and tell me if its good or not.


Houston, TX 77053

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12 Reviews
  • Judi S. Oct 28, 2013
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Imelda did a wonderful job! Her balloon creations were very clever and she worked quickly so that many children had a chance to have their "balloon wish" fulfilled!
  • Amy T. Oct 27, 2013
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
  • Gina R. Apr 3, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Imelda was face painter we ever had...plan to hire her again soon! Great with kids too!
  • Kalonso A. Feb 27, 2013
    Imelda is awesome at what she does. She kept kids happy with face paint & balloons at our ribbon cutitng event. She even showed up with a custom balloon character that perfectly matched our business! :)
  • Christian D. Feb 27, 2013
    Why pick anyone else? Professional, talented, and great with kids. Myself, family, and friends have used her and will continue to do so . Defiantly recommend her service!
  • Ness H. Feb 27, 2013
    Imelda was AWESOME! She made all the kids smile and made sure everyone was taking care. She is someone I would recommend to a friend or family.
  • Monica M. Feb 27, 2013
    She does an amazing job, very nice work , my kids loved it she will be the life of any occasion. Very creative balloon twisting as well.
  • Michelle W. Feb 5, 2013
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Imelda did an AMAZING job! She is super talented and professional. Thanks for making the birthday party great!!
  • Cris W. Oct 31, 2012
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Very talented balloon artist/face painter. Highly recommend for any Birthday party or event. The kids loved Mary, she is very good with kids of all ages.
  • Vanessa H. Oct 24, 2012
    Imelda A. Oct 24, 2012

    Thank you

  • Cody T. Oct 23, 2012
    Imelda is an awesome face painter. Her work is amazing.
    Imelda A. Oct 24, 2012

    Thank you

  • Mikki L. Jul 18, 2012
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Imelda was a wonderful addition to our daughter's first birthday party. She entertained the children while the grown ups socialized. Her work was excellent and all the children were happy with their face painting. I cannot praise her enough. She spent the second hour working on balloon animals and even stopped to paint more faces upon request. I gave out her information to all my friends that would be looking for a face painter. Definately will use her services again. Thank you Imelda!
    Imelda A. Jul 18, 2012

    Thank you for having me, it was a pleasure working for your daughters special day, all the kids were polite and patient so it made it easier for me not to be nervous, I love making kids smile and believe I accomplished it through my work, again thanks so much :)


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
yes its by hr. As long as there is time I will either paint or make balloons. I do not like to limit because I would like to get my money's worth if I hired someone.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I send a contract after my inquiry form is filled out. Why a contract? because it covers both the customer and my self. This way the customer knows I am serious about showing up, and me because I know I will not loose a job since the customer has approved my contract.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
yes, I pay for online classes from the best artists in the world that show different techniques. I take my time in trying to learn this, I buy books to teach me as well and not look at images online to find the cheapest way to learn that way. I invest in my work.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I needed a flexible job where I can stay home most of the time with my girls but helps support my family as well.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have done a kids baseball awards ceremony, a sweet 15, many different birthday parties, a few church easter event and various restaurants ( Willies Ice house, 6 different chick fil a's, Dairy Queen, Dennys)
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have been hired by different large companies. At Chick-Fil-A, Dairy Queen, La centerra at Cinco Ranch, Willies Ice house. I get adults getting their faces painted because of my designs as they can be customized for young kids, teenagers and adults. Also for the woodlands mall, I have been hired a second time because they liked my work from the first night they hired me.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I use FDA compliant material, i do not buy anything that can harm my clients, i know some artists buy glitter from craft stores and these are not approved for face area so please make sure that you hire someone that is carefull about this and dont be affraid to ask about the material even if they post it on their website just ask.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
My price reflects my quality of work. This is my job and not a hobby. I take pride in my work. I take too much time investing on getting new designs and trying to create my own twist at others. I have invested so much money to make my work the best out there and to get thru my line fast also. Others may charge half my price but do not use all the different things I use which are all safe. My glitter is made out of polyester and does not contain aluminum like the craft glitter.