Winstead Studios

Lorton, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My work stands out because of my creativity. I provide professional quality for clients that is also innovative and outside of the box. This gives the service a unique feel.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy the artistic and creative aspect of my work. Being able to take an idea out the air and produce a quality result.

Location

Lorton, VA 22079

Background check

Complete

Years in business

8

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

174

Reviews

107 Reviews
  • Sara D. Jul 13, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead worked quickly, fulfilled the look I wanted, and was great to work with.
  • Seema H. Jun 13, 2017
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Very professional and does amazing work! Also works really well on figuring out what is the best look for brides and bridal party!
  • Jennifer M. Jun 6, 2017
    Mr. Barnes did my daughter's (and friends) hair and makeup for prom. From the moment I contacted Mr. Barnes, he was quick to reply. He encouraged us to send pictures to him to capture the vision of what the girls wanted for their special day. We appreciated that. The day he arrived, Mr. Barnes was on time and prepared. We were very pleased with his work and the outcome and felt that he delivered what the girls were envisioning for their hair and makeup. I highly recommend working with Mr. Barnes.
  • Vera K. May 23, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I am very pleased with Winstead's work. He showed up early, finished right on time, and made me look beautiful for my graduation day. I do not usually wear makeup and wanted something light and natural that would still pop in photos. He absolutely delivered and at a great rate.
  • Andrea O. May 20, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead was so nice and attentive. I loved my make up. He made me feel so beaitiful! He is very nice and sweet. Thank you so much!!
  • Paola B. May 15, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Excellent, I enjoyed his long lasting make up and hair style :) Thanks Windstead...
  • Karen C. May 12, 2017
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I contacted Winstead on very short notice to produce some photos and a short video for my father's funeral service. Most of our family lives in another country and was not able to attend the service, but very much wanted to feel a part of the honors that were presented to my father as a distinguished Vietnam veteran. Despite a torrential downpour, Winstead showed up early at Quantico National Cemetery and worked around the rain as much as possible to produce some solemn and dignified photographs of the service. He also put together a short video with appropriate music and graphics. The price he quoted was very fair and reasonable, and I am very satisfied with both the quality and end result. I would definitely recommend him for future work. Thank you Winstead for helping us to obtain a lasting memory of the honors presented during this solemn occasion.
  • Suemedha S. Apr 24, 2017
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Thanks, Winstead!
    Winstead was very nice and laid-back and achieved what both my sister and I were going for with our hair and makeup!
  • Carolina R. Apr 20, 2017
    Beautiful Sunday morning
    Winstead was excellent! He brought out my best features and made me feel so at ease! He did a phenomenal job with my make up and pampered my hair making me feel radiant! I highly recommend him!
  • Dori R. Apr 10, 2017
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Prom
    Did a great job with hair and makeup for my daughter's prom! I would recommend.
  • Marshall L. Apr 9, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Great!
  • Elizabeth F. Apr 9, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead did a wonderful job with my hair and makeup. He was punctual, professional and great to work with. Highly recommend him!!
  • Jeanette F. Apr 6, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend Winstead Barnes
    We had an excellent experience with Winstead Barnes. He was professional, responsive, efficient, affordable, and easy to work with. He was very helpful and patient throughout the whole process and followed up immediately after our appointment with links and information he thought would be helpful to my daughter. He did her hair and makeup and the photos were beautiful. We would definitely recommend him and plan to hire him again in the future.
  • Drew H. Apr 5, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    If in doubt..
    Excellent, flexible service, great value, and above all, fantastic photography. If in doubt, hire Winstead.
  • Hanna W. Mar 26, 2017
    Stunner
    My overall experience was great! I looked fabulous and received many compliments. The best one being, "You're a stunner!". Thanks Winstead!
  • Andrew C. Mar 16, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Great job!
    Great pictures! Winstead was very professional and easy to work with.
  • Lisa W. Mar 13, 2017
    Great Job!
    Great job. I love how professional and courteous Winstead was. I received many compliments on my hair and makeup.
  • Mari B. Mar 1, 2017
    make-up for my event
    I met with Winstead at his place to do my make-up for my bridal shower that afternoon. From the beginning he was very professional starting with communication before the appointment, during, and even following up afterwards. I liked my makeup for my event and it lasted through the entire night.
  • Amy K. Feb 18, 2017
    Wonderful!
    Could be happier with my decision to book Winstead for hair and makeup. He was punctual, professional and easy to talk to. I immediately felt at ease upon his arrival, great experience!
  • Allison E. Jan 16, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    You get what you pay for...
    The artist used the same look on 5 different skin tones, which was not effective. The look was also something I felt I could do better myself. On the upside, it was cheap.
    Winstead B. Jan 20, 2017

    You are absolutely correct Ms. Allison E. You received extremely basic and limited services per YOUR request as you insisted that is all you could afford. I accommodated your party with basic touch ups on eyes, minus concealer, foundation, and contouring. You requested this minimal touch up service because that is all that you could manage and I gave you a courtesy because I do not offer makeup services a la carte. Furthermore, your displeasure was not voiced to me after my services were rendered and you were grateful. Atleast, that is what you expressed to me. If you would have communicated any displeasure, it is my policy to immediately make adjustments as client satisfaction is my priority. Anything outside of what WE agreed, that I delivered, would have been an additional charge and you made it very clear to me in our agreement that you could not afford full services and wanted the most basic Touch Up I could offer for Everyone. So you are correct. You received exactly what you could afford. To have expected anything outside of that would have been hopeful. Thank you.

  • Ava C. Jan 4, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Great value, great service!
    Winstead did a great job with my hair and makeup! He also arrived early. I thought I got a great value for the price he gave me! He's so talented. I will definitely hire him again in the future.
  • Lily W. Dec 20, 2016
    Incredible photos!
    I am so happy with the engagement photos Winstead took of me and my fiancé! He was easy to work with during the shoot and made sure that we were pictured from different angles and poses so that we had a lot of options to choose from for our final photos. This was the second photo shoot I did with Winstead, and I will use him again in a heartbeat.
  • Albert K. Dec 2, 2016
    Master Craftsman
    I recently had Winstead take new PR photos of me. The man is a master of his craft. My pics turned out great and it was a pleasure to work with him. He is a great value!
  • Ellen S. Nov 22, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead is awsome! A true professional artist! Joy to work with!
    I feel extremely fortunate to have had Winstead do my hair and make up. I wanted a look that wasn't going to make me look like a completely different person while also being a lot more dramatic than my regular day-to-day make up and he nailed it. He was able to come up with a look for me that I wouldn't have come up with on my own (and I LOVED it). He is a definite pro who knows what looks good on people and what doesn't. The booking process was a breeze. A true professional in every way. I’m looking forward to working with him again in the future.
  • Wendy W. Nov 13, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Event Makeup Service
    It was very nice of Winstead arrived a few minutes early than the scheduled time. He is very polite. Mostl importantly his professional makeup skill is superb. The natural look he created lasted 12 hours. I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs makeup service.
  • Cynthia H. Nov 10, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    My wedding 👰🏽
    Winstead is absolutely amazing. His price is reasonable, he does a good job and is willing to accommodate your every need. I hired him to do my makeup for my wedding which he did perfectly. My hair stylist didn't do a good job with my hair, Winstead was able to the perfect hair style after my makeup last minute to time and awesome wedding photos. I will absolutely hire him again for any event and recommend him to family and friends.
  • Amy H. Nov 8, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    I will use him again and again!
    fabulous!! I will be booking with him again
  • Jennifer B. Nov 5, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Hair & Makeup for a Military Ball.
    Loved the hair & makeup. Would recommend Winstead to anyone looking for an artist/stylist in the DC area.
  • Matthew A. Oct 29, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Excellent Professional Headshots
    Winstead did an excellent job on the photos. They are all very professional looking. He completed the entire job from having the photos done to releasing them within a week. He was also very flexible with my difficult work schedule.
  • Tiana E. Oct 16, 2016
    Thank you Winstead!
    He did the photography for my sweet 16, and even did my hair that day. Here, two months later, he did my hair perfectly again. His photography skills are amazing, and so is everything else.
  • Jasmine B. Oct 16, 2016
    Amazing
    Honestly hands down the best work. He was very sweet and did exactly what my friend and I asked of him. He came very prepared and our hair looked amazing all night. Thank you!
  • Kerri B. Oct 16, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Can't wait to book again
    Wonderful experience for my daughter's senior year Homecoming. She looked beautiful and no rushing around to get her ready.
  • Jennifer C. Oct 10, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Awful
    Hair and makeup were awful. I could've done a better job myself. He put a product in my hair that smelled like fish that wouldn't wash out for 4 days. Airbrush makeup was literally air blown onto my face. Came off while I was crying minutes after I left his house.
    Winstead B. Oct 10, 2016

    Miss Jennifer. The purpose of a TRIAL is just that, to see if the service is a good fit for you before your actual day. Before you left, you expressed your satisfaction with the services and even provided me with a tip. If you were disappointed with the service, I ponder why I would receive a tip...? Furthermore, when you said to me that you were not sure about your date, days later, and were concerned I provided you with a 100% money back return for your wedding date. Please note that. As you can see from the rest of my reviews, we are completely professional and customer satisfaction is our #1 goal. Your review has been inconsistent and unfair. Please give the complete story when you are making a review.

  • Kiesha J. Sep 22, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Best Ever!!
    Winestead was EXCELLENT!!! Very professional, on time and gave me and my cousins the look we wanted!!
  • B. A. Sep 20, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead is an artist
    He was GREAT! Professional, on time and personable. Our bridesmaids looked stunning.
  • Lynda T. Sep 11, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    thank you Winstead studios
    Winstead was so awesome! I booked a trial makeup session with Winstead for my wedding and then booked him for my bridal party. Winstead tailored each application based on style, skin tone and preference and each of my bridesmaids was thrilled with the result as was I! I had so many compliments as did my bridesmaids. I fully recommend Winstead stead Studios!
  • Alfredo L. Aug 31, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Best home pictures we've seen in Arlington, VA!
    Our house will be for sale shortly. We were looking for a series of good home pictures. Winstead and Winstead Studios solved this in 24 hours, providing us (and our realtor) with high-quality photos taken at the best possible angles and resolution. Don't miss Winstead and his company for their great professional and prompt services. Alfredo and Aida Lamas, Arlington, VA 22206
  • Liz S. Aug 29, 2016
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Winstead Barnes is amazing and I HIGHLY recommend him / his company! We hired him to do on-site hair styling (updos) for my daughter's Sweet 16 party, and ended up also hiring him for our event photography needs as well! He was extremely kind, professional, flexible, handled our needs with immaculate precision, and his hairstyling exceeded our expectations by much! We simply showed him the hairstyles we wanted and he was able to make our hair look gorgeous! Thank you for EVERYTHING, Winstead! We will stay in touch and contact you for our future needs as well!
  • Kizzy S. Aug 27, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Omg!!! Winstead are awesome! He made me look amazing in my wedding day with the natural look. I would recommend him 100%. You will not be disappointed!!! Thank you again for the awesome job you did!!!
  • Sarah O. Aug 26, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
  • Demitriyah B. Aug 24, 2016
    Modeling Headshots
    Verified Review
  • Tanya H. Jul 31, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Fabulous experience all the way around Winstead is the consummate professional I needed head-shots for a corporate website. Winstead is extremely responsive, a great listener and fun to work with. I highly recommend him.
  • Samantha S. Jul 13, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
  • Mrs. S. Jul 2, 2016
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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 :)
  • Chrissy V. Jun 30, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Mr. Winstead Barnes Jr. took headshot photos for me and was professional and kind. He edited my photos quickly and the photos turned out great. I would highly recommend him.
  • Elizabeth B. Jun 25, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Kim did a really great job overall with my hair and make-up for my wedding. I do wish that I was told up front who my stylist was going to be be - I was told only 2 weeks prior to the wedding. Other than that no major issues. I would definitely recommend Winstead's services.
  • Yvonne I. Jun 24, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    I was fully satisfied with the services both make-up and hairstyle (bridal half up-do) rendered by Winstead. My husband, my family and friends said I was stunningly gorgeous the way I look on my bridal/wedding photos. Winstead Studios Services are Highly recommended. Thank you, Yvonne (Springfield,VA)
  • Vikrant S. Jun 7, 2016
    Acting Headshots
    Verified Review
    He has good quality, and is very helpful throughout the entire experience. Would recommend to anyone.
  • Christine J. Jun 1, 2016
    Acting Headshots
    Verified Review
    This experience was so amazing. the professionalism was outstanding. I will returning to do more shoots why's him for sure. And he's patient! Can't want for next time. I HIGHLY recommend his work!
  • Vikki A. May 31, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I hired Winstead to take professional industry headshots of my son, and I cannot say enough about the entire experience from start to finish. * Outstanding photographer * Professional quality work * Excellent Customer Service * Courteous * Accommodating * Excellent Communicator I definitely recommend his services, and we will hire him in the very near future for our family photos. Thank you Winstead!!
  • Brenda E. May 30, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend! Thank you for making me look beautiful!
  • Anastazia C. May 30, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Great job on the headshots! Thanks Winstead.
  • Farah A. May 28, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Winstead was simply fantastic to work with to get my headshots done. He went above and beyond my expectations to make sure I looked my best and that my photos turned out great. He was prompt, friendly, and put me right at ease. I got these photos for my law firm website, so I am definitely not used to getting my photo taken. I would give Winstead my highest recommendation for anyone's photography needs.
  • Kara D. May 27, 2016
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Winstead did my wedding hair and make up. We did a trial run of both first abs he took pictures so that I could see exactky how it looked and make suggestions or adjustments. I was unclear about exactly what I wanted and once we tried it I didn't like it at first (so grateful I scheduled a practice try!) Winstead was patient and calm and worked with me until I was 100% satisfied. On the day of our wedding it was chaotic and crazy as you might expect. Winstead was calm and steady and that helped me feel calm and steady. He was very understanding when my 2 year old daughter wanted to sit on my lap for the duration on my time with him. This didn't interrupt his process at all. In the end both my hair and make up were gorgeous and I received tons of compliments.
  • Denise P. May 23, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead was wonderful!! We hired him to do prom makeup and hair for my daughter and one other friend. He was very professional. He communicated with the girls a few days before his arrival to understand the look they wanted for the evening. They shared their “vision” with him. One girl was going for a Grecian look while the other a vintage 40 glamour look. He succeeded in meeting their expectations. He came to our house fully equipped with two humongous bags of equipment. He knew what he was doing and the girls looked stunning. They felt like princesses and their night was a huge success in part to Winstead. We will definitely use him in the future and recommend him to anyone.
  • Roslyn L. May 20, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead is a savvy professional makeup artist and producer. He was flexible to work with me to meet my particular needs. He also offers a great services at a competitive price.
  • Leslie N. May 18, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead was fantastic. We were all very pleased with the way we all looked and he even locked up the house for us after he left because we were in a rush! http://www.iansbalcio.com/Blog/Leslie-jason-jack-rose
  • RuthAnn B. May 9, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead communicated with me from the time I booked him to the time he did my makeup. He is very professional and courteous. He arrived early with all his tools and did an excellent job with my face (bridal makeup), and also did makeup for my mom-in-law and sis-in-law. I looked gorgeous in all my wedding photos and my skin looked radiant in the sunshine (it was an outdoor wedding). I asked for lightweight and natural-looking makeup and that's what I got. I'd definitely hire him again! You won't go wrong if you hire Winstead for your makeup needs!
  • Tisa D. May 8, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Winstead did an amazing job! Quick to respond, very reasonably priced, came out to me, the pictures are incredible, and I can't say enough good things about him! He is genuine and really captures fantastic pics!! From start to finish, I booked him for corporate head shots, had pics taken, edited and back to me in just a couple of days. I will definitely have him back out for pics of my clinic and pics of my staff!!
  • Simone S. May 1, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Did a wonderful job on my wedding hair & makeup!
  • Tanya W. Apr 24, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead was fabulous and made my daughter's prom a huge success. She looked stunning. Winstead was very pleasant, organized, and a pure joy to interact with. He styled my daughter's and did an amazing job on her makeup. I would recommend him to anyone!!!! Such a professional!!!!
  • Hannah S. Apr 23, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead came out to my house to do my hair and makeup for some boudoir photos I was taking that day. He did an amazing job!! He did exactly what I wanted and the final results were better than I could have imagined. Everything was so perfect, I couldn't have asked for better.
  • Crystal D. Apr 13, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Windstead has great communication, is punctual & a professional. It was a pleasure to work with him.
  • Shay C. Apr 9, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    He did an outstanding job doing makeup and taking pictures of my sister. Would definitely recommend his services.
  • Nancy M. Mar 17, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead was on time (early actually!), professional and friendly. Did a great job with my make up for a formal event. Highly recommend him.
  • Tiffany D. Mar 6, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    My mother, sister, and I absolutely LOVED our hair and makeup! He made me look and feel like a princess on my wedding day. Will definitely reach out to him again!
  • Elizabeth M. Mar 2, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
  • Daniel G. Jan 24, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    As we approached our wedding day on Oct 17th my then fiancé and I thought it would be nice to have someone do my Best woman and flower girl's makeup. After looking at a few makeup artist I loved how Winstead Studio stepped forward and was immediately available. Our makeup artist arrived at the hotel on-time and what amazing work. Both looked great and I couldn't have asked for better. Thank you so much Winstead Studios.
  • Teresa L. Jan 19, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I had no reason to pick Winstead from all the other names I was given but I did because his smile reaches his eyes and that is very telling about a person. He was of course as all his other reviews state: a professional, showed up early, clearing knows what he is doing, listens to his clients and works non-stop until his job is done. But there is more to Winstead. His demeanor was very calming in a room with lots of excited females and was able to determine what they wanted him to do with their hair and make-up. I highly recommend Winstead as he is a true artist.
  • Tessa J. Jan 1, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Was there right on time. Understood what i wanted and did a great job
  • Ayanna N. Dec 28, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead is a fabulous make-up artist. He is a real professional. Punctual, artistic, hair and make-up was flawless! I highly recommend him. He did everything for me, hair, make-up, photography. In short he is an all-around well-trained professional and I will use him again in the future. I recommend him to anyone considering these services. You won’t regret Winstead’s phenomenal services and warm personality.
  • Jazz B. Dec 27, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Hello, Winstead was very helpful as he came on a very short notice. He was prompt and did a very beiatoful job. I would recommend him. Thanks once again :)
  • Amy B. Dec 11, 2015
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Winstead was awesome! Did a great job with my hair. He is professional and very nice :)
  • Naoko D. Dec 11, 2015
    Sports Photography
    Verified Review
    I am fitness instructor. I wanted to have some professional profile pictures for my future auditioning, or my SNS pages. I was looking for some athletic look profile pictures, and some pictures in action. I am 120% satisfied by Winstead Studios's service. Whenever I sent him queries, he replied promptly all the time. He made everything clear (time, number of pictures, payment schedule, prices etc) in advance. He showed up for our appointment on time. Photo session was fun as well. I did not want to review here until I receive the final pictures... And it was all WOW! I loved every pictures. It was seriously difficult to choose 10 pictures from over 300 proofs! I think I made all my fitness friends want to have profile pictures by him! I wish I can share some of my pictures here. You will be blown away. I would love to ask Winstead Studios again if I need more pictures!
  • Amanda B. Dec 6, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Highly recommended! Easy to work with and professional. Will definitely contact again for hair and makeup services.
  • Kerrianne C. Nov 21, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Excellent! Arrived on time, professional, reasonably priced, and beautiful work. Thanks!
  • Chantelle H. Nov 12, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Wonderful experience! I highly recommend. On time, very responsive and professional.
  • Janet B. Nov 6, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    My daughter felt that, although she brought in pictures, she was not listened to well.
    Winstead B. Nov 11, 2015

    Hi Ms. Janet. I am terribly sorry that you feel this way. Trials are made for the exact purpose of working on ideas and getting the kinks out before the actual event. Your daughter expressed complete satisfaction at the result of the Trial. Days later when she notified you that she changed her mind and I learned of this when I followed up with you, I Immediately contacted her. We made many efforts in communicating with both parties. When we asked her at the end of the trial, if she were satisfied, the response given was "Yes this is great". We can never fix anything without communication. I followed up with no response. Your daughter never communicated any dissatisfaction during the trial. You even stated afterwards "She's terrible about communication and I apologize for that. I'll still see if she'll call you but I know she is already looking for someone else. I understand completely unfortunately my daughter has moderate anxiety and has trouble talking to strangers - hence why I set up the appointment and her not communicating well to Maritza. I will encourage her to at least text you. " This rating is unfair, borderline slander as these essential facts were omitted from your review. It is inconsistent with any review we have ever received because we made every effort possible to resolve any issue or miscommunication. My staff is certified and well qualified to service and satisfy the public. What we have is a lack of communication and I am willing to resolve this with 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed. Thank you.

  • Shannon B. Oct 13, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Make up and hair trial for my wedding. Excellent work! Received compliments all day! Also going to have him take photos at the wedding!
  • Anna S. Oct 13, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
  • Melinda K. Oct 1, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Winstead provided hair, makeup & photo shoot for my Thumbtack ftness profile. The ENTIRE day was amazing; he took fabulous shots; and he returned them in no time! We will be working on other projects. Thanks, Winstead!
  • Lisa T. Sep 27, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead took on the makeup for my wedding on 9-12-15 (myself and my 6 bridesmaids). He is extremely talented, everyone looked beautiful!! I highly recommend using his services, he was very professional and I would definitely request him for my next big event!! Thank you, Winstead!!!
  • Joyce C. Sep 26, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead was fabulous, all our girls were just beautiful. Hair and makeup was so very pretty. My daughter the bride was picture perfect. Thank you Winstead!!!
  • Chiteka J. Sep 22, 2015
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    I am so happy with Winstead and the whole experience of taking pictures. I was a little reluctant to use a professional on Thumbtack but Winstead has been wonderful. He follows up immediately and he was early for our session, took great pictures and really encouraged me during the shoot! Just a great overall experience.
  • Ghazia A. Sep 15, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Maritza was great. She was on time. Actually waited a bit sine I was running a little late and was okay about it. Her products were of good quality. And she responded to all my concerns and made sure I was okay with my hair and makeup.
  • Christal H. Sep 13, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Maritza was awesome! I received a ton of compliments on my hair and makeup for my wedding.
  • Arielle J. Aug 17, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    I love Winstead Studios. He was very prompt in communicating with me and understood my vision for wedding makeup. Very easy to talk to as well as his assistant. The final look for my wedding was better than i imagined. I would recommend Winstead Studios for any type of event!
  • Mary C. Jul 19, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    We needed a wedding make up artist less than a week before our wedding. Our scheduled artist had a death in the family. We found Winstead Studios through Thumbtack, and he reached out within 30 minutes of our request. We were rescued by the incredibly talented Cheyenne of the team. She was in contact throughout the week and saw my vision through on the big day. Go with Winstead Studios. You won't be disappointed. Beautiful work, talented artists, consummate professionals.
  • Ronda H. Jun 28, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Great my daughter and her cousins were quite impressed. Our party turned into a girls night but the makeup was very nice and age appropriate. Winstead even went out of his way to make everyone feel at ease and he even took the time to flatiron my hair which was really going above and beyond.
  • Piyushika G. Jun 26, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
  • Serelda H. Jun 4, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome and works well will children. He's a keeper!
  • Zach B. Jun 3, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
  • Lenore S. Apr 25, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    On two occasions I have called Winstead literally at the 23rd hour!! I called him for a photography event one hour prior to start of the event and he went out of his way to get to my event! Very professional!! I called him again today at the last minute to do my daughters makeup for prom! He showed up on time, prepared and professional. He did an amazing job. She looked gorgeous. One of her friends hair got wet enroute to our home and he took the time to touch up her hair. First class person! First class professional!
  • Tonya M. Apr 19, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Winstead Barnes did my makeup, hair and headshot photos that I needed for a movie part. He was very professional and did a fantastic job. He went above and beyond by being willing to come to my home and do this shoot. He was on time and he had professional ideas and tips. I would recommend him for his services. I will recommend him to my friends and I will use him again. Tonya
  • Lily W. Apr 15, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I did a photo shoot for the first time with Winstead, and it turned out to be a great experience! He was extremely courteous and showed me the best ways to pose for the pictures. And, even after the shoot, he kept me up to date with the progress he made in the edits. He was so fun to work with, and I definitely recommend him for any photo needs!
  • Jonna R. Apr 8, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Winstead is a fantastic artist and exceptional professional. I am beyond satisfied with my experience and my photos. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
  • Antonio M. Feb 18, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    He really made the photo shoot an easy process. The specs he chose looked great and the finished edits were also great.
  • Nana D. Jan 31, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I can honestly say that Winstead is very professional, kind, and patient. I was anxious with an upcoming deadline and he took the time to reassure me that every thing was going to turn out fine. His photos were great and he went above and beyond what we had discussed. Thank you, Winstead.
  • Chisato M. Jan 30, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Nicholas B. Jan 24, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Winstead is an outstanding photographer! This was my very first photo shoot and he prepared me for it exceptionally! He recommended the type of attire I should bring, he recommended how to pose, which stances to make and when! In the end, the pictures looked prolific! Crazy part is, you get so much outstanding service and his price is the most competitive out of all the other thumbtack photographers recommended to me! Save yourself the hassle and stress--hire Winstead and you'll be glad you took this recommendation! Be blessed!
  • Sean C. Jan 7, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Quick, simple, no hassle. Guy knows what he's doing. Highly recommended!
  • Lusundra E. Jan 3, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Outstanding hair, makeup, and pictures!
  • April J. Dec 31, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I really liked the photos taken. The photographer was very relaxed and knowledgeable. This made the experience less stressful since I have never had professional photos taken. I would glasy recommend Mr Barnes in the future.
  • Quinn E. Dec 22, 2014
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    awesome job and i like my cut!
  • Jenn B. Dec 9, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Winstead was incredibly professional and responsible as well as receptive to what I was looking for and his work is classic!
  • Laura S. Nov 23, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent, He made me look amazing. i will referred him to my friends and with no doubt i will use him again if i need more professional photos. Amazing guy!
  • Ryan M. Nov 20, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    My experience was extremely good since this was my first photo shoot. Winstead was highly professional and made me feel very comfortable. He provided very clear and accurate instructions and took many shots which were beyond my expectations since I had a stigma of being not so photogenic. The best money I ever spent for personal photos.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Im am always training in each department of my production company.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would advise clients to pay attention to the detail of the work. It says alot about their desire for the best quality.