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Monterey Makeup Artists

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Thomas Dunn Studios
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Tammy S.
Verified review

Mandi done my hair and makeup for my sons wedding this part February. She was amazing with both. She talk ed me through each step she took, as she was applying my makeup, and made sure I was happy with the choices we both chose. She done the brides andbridesmaid as well. Overall she done an amazing job, more than I expected from a hair stylist. She is gentle, kind , and caring individual. She is a lady of perfection, and I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you, Mandi I will be back to rd you again.

Manoca's Salon
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Tara K.
    Verified review

    I absolutely love Brittany! I have never left her chair unsatisfied. She is super sweet and knows how to help you find the right style and is excellent in the fun color department when it comes to brightening up my hair to fit my personality. She is also keeps my eyebrows looking fresh and is a fabulous make up artist. I would highly recommend this talented lady to anyone.

    AlissaJoy Makeup
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Mallory K.
    Verified review

    I recently booked an appointment with Alissa for a photo session! I was amazed at how she was able to capture the look I wanted while staying true to my features. Not only did my makeup look phenomenal,but she went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with the results. I will definitely be booking Alissa for all my future needs!

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Hannah K.
    Verified review

    Jessica did my makeup for my engagement pictures and she did great!! I loved how the makeup lasted a long time! She also went the extra mile and provided the fake eyelashes. I am excited for her to do my wedding makeup! :)

    Makeup by Ravishing
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Karley G.
      Verified review

      Amanda did a wonderful job on my wedding day! I loved my makeup and my experience with Makeup by Ravishing. I also did a trial makeup and Amanda listened to the changes I wanted to make with my makeup. Highly recommend booking with Amanda!

      Styles by Azigns
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Kathleen F.
      Verified review

      I received a mini makeover and photoshoot with Azigns. Adrienne did a great job on my makeup and I had an overall great experience with her. I also had fun while getting my makeup done

      Makeup by Tatarka C
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Stephanie B.
      Verified review

      Corey was amazing! She did exactly what I wanted and more! You would be crazy not to use her!

      About

      I've been in the business for 12 years behind the chair, am a certified color specialist, and also as a brand educator for one of the most top of the line brands, Wella. With that, have traveled all over for training classes, as well as for teaching established stylists new color techniques, trends, and product knowledge for the Wella brand.

      About

      My name is Ocean Bowman. I love to make people feel beautiful and make them feel their best. Come on in, and sit down, and let's make some people give some people a great time.

      About

      Eyebrows and eye makeup are the two most important pieces to the finishing product, which is what I specialize in.

      • 10 years in business
      About

      I give everyone unique attention and I'm good at what I do. I will work with you until you are happy.

      About

      I am a freelance bridal makeup artist and I love helping brides feel beautiful on their most special day. My work has been featured in Virginia Bride Magazine. Prices are negotiable.

      About

      Being a Professional makes my work stand out because everything is properly put on. I also listen to what my clients want and that makes a difference!

      • 4 years in business
      About

      All your special occasion needs are in one place. From hair to makeup and event planning, EQ Events at Styles Styling Studio will make your special event unforgettable on a budget.

      • 8 years in business
      About

      A signature look is a fresh and flawless skin that is naturally gorgeous with a keen eye for precise detail. Every client is given the ultimate experience, from the soothing facial detox massage to the thought put into every brushstroke.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      I am a freelance makeup artist serving central VA! I studied at Makeup Designory LA. I also provide hair styling! I can't wait to meet you and bring your best features forward!

      About

      I specialize in beauty, high fashion, theater, motion picture, TV and special FX. I am well-rounded in the makeup field and would love to do your makeup!

      About

      I’m a professional with 10 years of experience in applying makeup for all sorts of events, including recitals, weddings, pageants, proms, formals and everyday, casual makeup.

      About

      I am a hairstylist and a makeup and nail artist. I can provide your elegant need. If you provide a picture of a style, I'm sure I can do it with no problem.

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      I use an airbrush makeup machine. When airbrushing, it helps to erase fine lines and wrinkles, as well as covers blemishes and other unwanted moles and etc.

      About

      I am Roanoke, VA based. I do makeup and hair for mostly teen girls. I also have a photographer on hand if needed. I do professional makeup and hair.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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 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.

      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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