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Alexandria Beauty Salons

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
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Mrs. S.
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Winstead did hair and makeup for my daughter before her photoshoot. He was prepared when we arrived and skillfully enhanced her natural beauty with his professional products. He made the atmosphere easygoing with background music and offered refreshments to my family as we waited. He also provides photography services so I hired him again and look forward to receiving the whole package: hair, makeup and photos.Thank you Winstead for being flexible with my changing schedule and allowing my daughter to experience hair and makeup like a classy model :)

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Alesia L.
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I loved working with Erin. As an African-American woman it is often difficult to find beauty professionals who know how to work with our skin. I requested a bold eye, nude lip and a lot of GLOW to celebrate my birthday in style. Erin exceeded my expectations and delivered a look that lasted from dinner to the wee hours of the morning. I would definitely work with her again.

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Julie G.
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Working with Teresa was a positive and worthwhile experience. I learned so much from her and I apply those lessons every day in social and professional settings. She used my existing wardrobe and beauty products as foundations, and refined my image in terms of clothing and makeup. I feel more confident in how I come across in both meetings at work and dates on the weekends. Teresa is very knowledgeable and talented. I highly recommend her as a consultant

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  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Genessa D.
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Great experience and loved the look. Will definitely use again. Thanks for enhancing my mother's beauty

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Facial Expressions by Tenia
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Jaime W.
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Tenia has done my make-up twice so far, and both times I was very satisfied. As a newbie, I was kind of nervous with my first meeting with her; however, she immediately put me in my comfort zone. I follow her Instagram and Facebook pages with interest and come to know the many positive qualities that define Tenia. She is a motivated and hard working young woman who is achieving tremendously. Her professionalism, commitment and dedication is amazing. Her passion for enhancing beauty is magnificent, and it really shows in her work. Tenia comes across as professional, flexible, confident and mature. If you're looking for excellence....I would highly recommend Facial Expressions by Tenia!

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Heather D.
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She was great. Responded to my inquiry right away, answered all questions promptly, arranged for a hair stylist for me, and showed up early. She understood the look I wanted and her makeup job lasted all day without any flaws, which was really important! I wish my life was glamorous enough to necessitate hiring a profession makeup artist all the time! If it did, I'd certainly hire her again!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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JoAnnie H.
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Aubrielle came to my home and did my wedding makeup. She was very professional and friendly and exceeded every expectation. My make up was beautiful and my wedding pictures turned out amazing! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

GLAM Enterprises
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. T.
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Lynette is absolutely the best! She loves what she does and it's reflected in the time and care she takes to bring out your natural beauty.

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Tania A.
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I had the pleasure of meeting Jayde this Sunday for my bridal makeup trial! She was so much fun, engaging and very educative on the tools and types of products she uses. The most makeup I ever wear is shadow and mascara; but once she finished with me, I felt like a super model. :-) The makeup stayed on flawlessly all day and removal was very easy. I can't wait for to be glammed up again on my wedding day!!

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MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Victoria C.
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Mia Jackson is one of the best artists I've worked with. I worked with her for several shows and photoshoots. She understands how to maintain a person's natural beauty, both in hair and makeup. An added bonus? Her personality :)

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BeautyCreation
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Catherine S.
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Roma did an exceptional job with my bridal shower and wedding makeup! I received so many compliments! She was on time for each appointment, very professional and full of life. Her work was even complimented as people in my bridal party looked on. I highly recommend her....you will NOT be disappointed! I'm even having her to do my makeup for another photo shoot I have coming up in a few months.

Makeup and All That Jas
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Godfrey M.
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Jasmine was very professional, compliant, and did an outstanding job on my wife and 2 daughter's makeup for my older daughter's SWEET 16 party!!! Her makeup artistry was just the right mix of exotic coloring and age appropriateness!!! I would definitely recommend her to others!!!!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
VERONICA J.
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ERICA IS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL,PATIENT, AND KIND. She has always kept her word with me as well as with clients that I have referred to her. Everyone that I know raves about her skills, and shes highly recommended in the MD DC VA area. Another important factor is that Erica is always on time. I have seen her do bridal faces, consultations,teach classes to even doing makeup for beauty pagents in which the contestant won for *Most beautiful Smile*. Erica will definitely paint your face and make you feel even more beautiful than you though you'd ever feel before.She also has a large variety of makeup which gears towards all skin types and shades. For example, I have sensitive skin, so each time she applies my makeup its very light and doesn't even feel like its there..all while lasting throughout the day. I highly recommend Erica to anyone that may feel skeptical about breaking out or not feeling their best after makeup has been applied. You'll definitely be getting more than your money is worth.

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Ashley Hall Beauty
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Shy W.
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Ashley is wonderful makeup artist! I have witnessed her work first hand and was impressed with her attention to detail in her artistry. Anyone who books with her is in for a great makeup experience!

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Veronica U.
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I hired Jebella for my wedding in June and I am so happy with my decision! I had an awesome hair stylist and an awesome makeup artist come to my house for my trial. I am very happy with their work and can’t wait for them to make me look pretty on my big day!

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Khyati C.
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Maryam did an amazing job for my makeup and hair! She made look and feel absolutely beautiful! I got so many compliments on my look. I will definitely use Maryam’s services again and again!!!

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Facade Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Bola K.
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Rita has been doing my makeup since 2013. If you are looking for a professional and polished look, Rita is who you should call! From birthday events, to pageants, to weddings...Rita has given me unique and gorgeous looks for any event. Her natural love and passion for the art is what makes her stand out from others. I ALWAYS get compliments on my makeup when she is involved and I always feel 100% beautiful when she does it! I believe makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty and not to mask it and that is exactly the outcome I receive from Rita--a natural, elegant and polished look with a contour that can cut any hater! Lol Book Facade today!!!!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie W.
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It took me years to finally find a professional stylist who is able to discern the correct blend of highlights and lowlights for my hair. In the past with other stylists I was left with coppery/brassy tones when my brunette hair was highlighted, and it would be only a week before I'd start to see my roots! Who wants to have to go to the hair salon every week? Cisco is the sole stylists who has been able to perfect my coloring! I trust him 100% and have always been very satisfied with the recommendations and suggestions he makes regarding color adjustments and changes to my hair style. He is extremely accommodating when it comes to scheduling my appointments and is very responsive and communicative. Cisco is right on time for every appointment and even now cuts my daughter's hair! I cannot recommend him enough ~ you will never want to go to another stylist again!

Looks by Lina
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mary N.
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Lina was absolutely amazing! I had a large bridal party and was having a hard time finding a hair stylist that wouldn’t break the bank. Lina went above and beyond to make sure the bridesmaids hair and my hair was styled amazingly! Loved every angle of the hair styles and how personalized she was!

The Color Fairy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda G.
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Quality hair stylist. Loved her work and professionalism. Highly recommend.

Pensee’s Florals
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Nicole C.
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Pensee is hands down the most talented and creative florist I've ever met. She is quiet and thoughtful, but when she delivers your arrangements they will amaze you!! I always call on her for arrangements for parties, weddings, and any of my large and small volume flower needs. She is truly remarkable with her knowledge of seasonal flowers and ability to make your dreams into reality when it comes to floral design. I've been encouraging her for years to grow her business because I know she delivers. I HIGHLY recommend Pensee!!

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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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