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Richmond Hair And Makeup Artists

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  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Knetta J.
Verified review

Candice was absolutely FANTASTIC to work with! From our consultation to the wedding day, she was professional, punctual, and pleasant to be around. She was so easy to communicate with and responded to all emails and texts in a timely manner. Candice eased my anxiety about having a full application service done, considering I'm not an everyday makeup "wear-er." She made me feel like a chocolate porcelain doll on both my bridal shower day and wedding day. I had five bridesmaids that received full application services as well, and she exceeded all of their expectations. She matched up foundation colors perfectly, and really took her time figuring out which products worked best for each lady. I do not have a before and after shot of the wedding day glam, but I do have a before and after shot of my bridal shower look, bridal party, and me after the ceremony with my now husband. I am SO glad I stumbled upon her on Thumbtack! If you need a fabulous makeup artist, and this is coming from someone who does not know much about makeup and has many reservations about makeup, go with Candice. You will not be disapppointed! Thank you Candice for being apart of a day that I will never forget!

Brishmakeupartistry
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Deepika U.
Verified review

I had an Indian wedding and Brishna did my makeup and hair for Mehendi, wedding ceremony and reception. Brishna did a good job with my makeup and hair for all the functions. My wedding veil was literally 20 pounds and she did a great job with fixing it, and it stayed at the same place for the entire wedding. I had many questions regarding my wedding look leading up to the wedding but Brishna always made herself available to answer my questions. Thanks for all the help. I really appreciate it.

Tara Tate Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea W.
Verified review

She is an outstanding makeup artist! She is very professional and the results show how great she is at her craft. I will go to her when I want flawless work! Don't hesitate to hire her!

PRO Makeup by Nikki LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Frances P.
Verified review

I hired Nikki to do my hair and makeup and my maid of honor and bridesmaid's hair and makeup. She also did a trial for me and my maid of honor. Both times she showed up earlier and was quick and ready to go; very well prepared. During the trial she kept watch on the time so she knew how long it would take for the wedding. All of us were ready in the 2.5 hours allotted and, if I remember, we had extra time. She was very friendly and professional. She purchased new makeup for the event, which I thought was fabulous with the colors. My makeup held during the entire wedding and reception and I only needed to throw on some more lipstick, which is normal after eating and drinking anyway. My hair also stayed up and curled during the entire event, which is normally difficult because of my fine hair. I would totally recommend Nikki for any hair and makeup services. A+++ in my book!

Makeup by Angela Joy
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Candace L.
Verified review

My wedding was wonderful, in part due to my makeup artist. Angela's makeup techniques made me look wonderful in my pictures. My bridal party looked great too. I highly recommend her.

Luxe Nail Spa
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Linda N.
Verified review

I love this makeup artist! My makeup looks beautiful every single time. She's very professional, punctual, easy to talk to, and did everything exactly how I asked. She exceeded my expectation! :)

Richmond Make Up Artist
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Lighthouse Media LLC G.
Verified review

I was fortunate to have found Kirsty. She did makeup and hair for one of my ballet shoots and delivered results that went above and beyond expectation. She made my client feel not only incredibly comfortable and at ease, but she made them feel so good that they wanted to rock their beauty look long after our shoot was finished. She listens to her clients, and has a wonderful way with people, and her work and work ethic are hard to beat. I look forward to having Kirsty as a beauty pro for more of my photoshoots.

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Plush Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
Verified review

Kristina is a wonderful makeup artist, who is understanding, kind and professional. She worked with me to find the perfect look for my special day and was always ready to listen to my needs. When she finished with me I felt so beautiful and everyone loved my makeup! It was natural but gorgeous. Kristina has a real gift and she is a true artist! I greatly recommend her services!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Holly J.
Verified review

Kara came to me for my consult and helped create my perfect wedding face! She's very easy to get along with and professional. I can't wait to have her do my makeup for the big day and will provide another review with pictures on my big day!

Beauty Outside & Within
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna C.
Verified review

The atmosphere was very warming, I showed my stylist the hair style I wanted, and I was really pleased.

BJohn Beauty LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Fotosbyfitz F.
Verified review

I've worked with BJohn on numerous occasions and found her to be on time, prompt, organized, and professional. Its been a delight working with her. I look forward to working with her whenever time permits, and she has been an asset to my photo shoots. She appears to take pride in her services, which is a joy to me and the client(s). I would definitely recommend her services to anyone looking for a a great makeup artist.

JoFaces
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kerri C.
Verified review

Joanne did my wedding makeup for me and my bridesmaids. Everyone loved their makeup and we got tons of compliments. My husband especially loved the way my makeup looked. It also lasted through the night. Joanne listened to what we wanted and delivered!

Cameron B. Carson, LLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Laura N.
Verified review

Cameron did full wedding makeup for me onsite for my event. She came prepared and on time, was patient with me when our timeline got off on the day of, and was very pleasant to work with. Many of my guests came up to me afterwards to tell me how much they liked my makeup and how it really fit my personality. Cameron was 1 of 4 makeup artists I tried before selecting a professional.

BODY2SOUL SALON
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rohela J.
Verified review

Anna did a wonderful job with my hair and makeup for my wedding reception. She is friendly, kind, professional and knows exactly what you want and most importantly what looks good on you. I would highly recommend her.

Constance Avery
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shay T.
Verified review

Great at contouring! Did my hair for a wedding and a few date nights. Passionate about what she Does!

Bang On! Salon
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Grace B.
Verified review

We had our hair and makeup done, and it looked amazing! My bridesmaids and I had a great time getting ready and they were so easy to work with.

Makeup by Candace Nicole
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Shannon W.
    Verified review

    Candace did an excellent job on my face! I wanted a natural look with a "smokey eye" and she did just that. Candace also gave me some eyelashes, which were amazing. She was professional, knowledgeable, and fun to talk with. I absolutely loved my face and can't wait to get it done again! I would highly recommend Candace Nicole for anyone looking for a makeup artist. She's great!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Maria U.
    Verified review

    Thank you for making all of us beautiful for our wedding, you are a pleasure to work with. Maria

    From Miss To Mrs.
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Kathleen R.
      Verified review

      I don't think you could find anyone better. Katie was like a second maid of honor; she was as busy making sure everything was perfect and fun as she was doing hair and makeup. Katie worked carefully during my practice session to create the most flattering look that I was thrilled with, she even let me bring my dog along for my convenience. During my bridal portrait session she even helped me clean my engagement ring and gave me a Crest White Strip so I would look as beautiful as possible for my photographs and let me take her own makeup to the session for touch ups! On the wedding day itself, she was there for hours more than she promised, and could not have been more helpful! In addition to doing the hair and makeup for the bridal party, she was helping others for no additional charge without anyone having to ask. She helped wrangle a toddler flower girl's hair after she rolled around on the floor, she assisted the Mistress of Ceremonies with her eyebrows, and even touched up the groom before our reception entrance with some powder so the photographs would be perfect, as well as assisting me with changing my shoes so I could dance comfortably. Katie went outside and helped arrange the flowers, rose petals, and programs before the ceremony! Katie loves weddings and treats her job joyously, which is so nice during an otherwise stressful time to be able to lean on someone so competent and considerate. I could not recommend highly enough, Katie was a godsend.

      MsRich1984 @gmail.com
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Jalah G.
      Verified review

      Colby did an amazing job! My face looked like it was beat by the god!

      • 5 years in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Nas-ko K.
      Verified review

      She's an amazing makeup artist!! Loved it so much! Thanks Ashlee.

      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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