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Arlington Makeup And Hair Artists

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 153 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy W.
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Winstead did an exllent job as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding. He showed up early and did above and beyond what he was expected to do. He is pleasant and easy to work with. Highly recommended.

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natascha C.
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ERIN was GREAT! She arrived to my hotel to do my hair and makeup. Once she got there and laid out all her TOOLS (lol) we did a dry run of what she had in mind for my hair after seeing my dress. She then explained what makeup would look great with my dress. She explained everything she was doing with my makeup look and was very helpful in recommending cost effective products to me. She was great and I recommend her to everyone that comes across her on Thumbtack and will definitely be using her when I am back in the DC/MD area..

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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We can't begin to thank Teresa enough for her outstanding work during my teenage daughter's first photo shoot. From her instruction on styling during the days leading up to the shoot, to her friendly personality which put us completely at ease right away, to the complete artistry with which she completed my daughter's hair and makeup, Teresa was an absolute pleasure to work with. She easily created the perfect hairstyle and makeup look for each outfit, and was right there to jump in for touch-ups throughout the day. We could not have asked for a better experience, and we hope that we are lucky enough to work with Teresa again soon!

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Makeup By Addi
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole Y.
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I am so glad that I hired Addi as my makeup artists for my wedding! Not only is she incredibly talented, but so CALM, accommodating, and flexible - it can be hard and stressful to organize a large group of people on such an important day, but in Addi's hands our morning went off without a hitch and everyone loved their final looks! During my trial, she made sure we settled on a look I was 100% comfortable with and confident in, but also that she knew would photograph well and have staying power. Everyone's makeup lasted through a full day of pictures, an evening wedding, and a night of dancing. I can't recommend her enough - you won't be sorry you hired Addi!

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  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Tricia G.
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The BEST makeup artist EVERRRRR! I Love her work! Carlynn was punctual , responsive to all communication and very pleasant to work with. She felt like family! I will DEFINETLY recommend her services to all I kmow that are in need 🙏🏾💄💄 please dont forget about us!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharita T.
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This was my first experience with getting a professional makeup application and I was not disappointed! I am not a heavy makeup wearer and know nothing about foundation, contour, or lashes. Aubrielle talked me through her process and educated me along the way (she even let me keep the lashes). She had professional products and came prepared (she brought a chair and lighting!). This was my first big stage performance and I didn't want to worry about messing up my makeup or it not being visible to the audience. Aubrielle took care of everything and got me ready with time to spare. I felt like the only thing I had to worry about was bringing the performance. The makeup application was perfect and exceeded my expectations as it matched my skin tone and type. I felt like I owned the stage ^.^ I will definitely use her again if I'm in the area!

Tenacious Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Mia W.
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She was very friendly and easy to work with and her work (hair and makeup) was absolutely beautiful!

Makeup and All That Jas
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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She gave me a natural look with a soft glow in addition to a bold purple lip color. She was very sweet and she took time to adjust the makeup to my preferences. I will definitely ask her to do my prom makeup. Her prices were very cheap compared to other makeup artists. And the makeup done was outstanding. Extremely pleased.

  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin N.
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She was fantastic! All of my bridesmaids hair looked fabulous, my hair and makeup was exactly what I wanted. She was able to do everything from just a few inspiration photos. She was punctual and very easy to work with and she was able to do my mothers makeup even though she wasn’t originally asked to when hired. Great quality, great qualifications, great pricing, AND able to do both hair and makeup.

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie S.
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Simply put, best company in the entire DMV area. The quality of service and the flexibility this company offers is outstanding. I was informed step by step about the process and what to expect, I felt very comfortable with my hair and makeup artist. They took their time to listen to my needs and concerns and they were able to achieve the look I was going for. Also THEY WERE ON TIME. Huge for me!! 😊 thank you 😊

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 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!!!

Makeup By Blanche, LLC
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jerita S.
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Blanche's makeup skills are top notch. I signed up for the makeup tutorial and she was extremely patient and a very effective teacher. She could be a celebrity makeup artist - that's how good she is. I can't wait to sign up for another session with her.

EyeCon, LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Julie M.
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Did hair and makeup for a maternity shoot. Was very helpful, professional, courteous and I ended up looking great! Thanks again

Aesthetic Accent
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Racquel F.
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Aliaya did a great job on my hair. I absolutely love it!!! She was nice and very professional. I definitely would recommend her if you're looking for a hair stylist.

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Marta T.
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Amazing! Her work always delivers and I'm not one to wear makeup on the regular, having her as my makeup artist is refreshing and perfect!

Makeup by Imahn
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lawen B.
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I was flying to Virgina for my brothers engagement party. I needed a make up artist and a hair stylist for 5 girls! Everyone that I was contacting were charging me an arm and a leg! But then I found Imahn, she was helpful, professional and talented! She found me a hairstylist as well, within 5 minutes too! We all loved her work, she didn't overdue the make up, she listened to our requests and was detailed with everything she did! And she was kind and patient with us! I recommend her to everyone and make sure to request a hair stylist as well! Thank you, Imahn for making us all glow on our special occasion.

Paint Me Silly by Queen
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Richard D.
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Ms. Patricia McQueen is one of Best makeup artists in the DMV area. I have seen her do a wedding of 15 bridesmaids,also her work at the White House. she is a celebrity makeup artist. I love her clown outfit as well,when she is doing kids faces. the next time you have a wedding or have a birthday party for your child please book her she's one of the best. She gets there on time.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candice C.
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Sharmayne was professional and on time. My makeup was beautiful. I will absolutely re-hire.

RAVE Artistry
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana V.
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Great person and great makeup artist!

NGK Studio
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna M.
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An amazing makeup artist and hair stylist!! Nafas made me feel completely comfortable and look very beautiful for my wedding day. She had wonderful ideas and always left room for any suggestions. I would recommend her to anyone for any type of special occasion! Thank you, Nafas for making me feel beautiful all the way around. My husband could not stop telling me how beautiful I looked :)

The Taurus Beat
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sydney B.
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I book London for all my special occasions. She’s very professional, sweet, and makes sure you feel comfortable. My face stays flawless all day. I recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist. She’s definitely the best!!

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.

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 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.
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