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Bellingham Makeup Instructors

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MakeUp & Hair by Johnel
4.4
from 53 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Jill G.
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My daughter and I are very excited to meet Johnel! We communicated back and forth quite a bit yesterday about SFX makeup lessons for my daughter. Although they were text messages, (my preference) I could tell how passionate Johnel is about what she does!

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Makeup By LaKrista
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashlee T.
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Best makeup experience EVER!

Frankly Beauty
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
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Amy and her assistant Tiffany were absolutely fantastic! I LOVED my experience with Beauty by Blood and would recommend Amy to anyone with no hesitation! She was in communication with me from the start, with a questionnaire about what I needed, answering my panicky questions about lipstick throughout, all the way to the end. She was on time to my home for the appointment, and so friendly and helpful, working with all of my girls and I to make sure we had exactly what we needed and wanted! She even offered helpful knowledge and tips for everyday makeup wear for us amateurs! I am so glad I found Beauty by Blood and even more happy that I chose Amy to make us up for my big day! -The new Mrs. Reeves

Tracy Li Makeup
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tayler H.
Verified review

Tracy was so great to work with. She did my makeup exactly how I wanted on my wedding day. She’s super sweet, easy to talk to, and will do exactly what you say you want. If you want to look breathtaking for your wedding day I highly recommend Tracy!

Nicole Z. Artistry
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa B.
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Nikki is amazing! Definitely go with her! She was punctual, worked so fast and every girl loved their makeup. She was able to cover every blemish while still keeping makeup looking light. Beautiful work!!!

If Looks Could Kill
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Haley M.
    Verified review

    Getting your makeup done by Hannah is always a fun experience! She loves getting creative, and you will have a great time in her chair. She has done my makeup for many formal occasions as well as stage and theatrical makeup and the look always comes together. I would recommend Hannah to any of my friends!

    Beth V.
    Verified review

    Beautiful work! Best that I've ever seen. I've noticed other artists trying to copy J.E.M. designs to promote their businesses which just tells you how wonderful their work is and how J.E.M. has pretty much paved the way for other artists!

    About

    I am licensed esthetician and a makeup artist. Makeup is my passion. I provide the ultimate makeup and glamour experience to the discerning customer. Whether it's your wedding or your graduation, for your special day to shine you never have a second chance to make a first impression.

    About

    I do makeup for all occasions. I like to play with makeup and transfer any looks. That's what makes me happy.

    About

    At Sapphire Studios makeup by Sandy, look your best for your wedding or any other special event. Receive beauty services to update your everyday image, including high-definition mineral makeup used in film and TV for that picture-perfect look. Special rates and packages are available for all your venues at an affordable price. To see our portfolio, go to our website, or email us. For that picture-perfect look, let’s make it happen.

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    I provide on-location airbrush makeup services. I am serving the Greater Snohomish County area. I specialize in weddings, photo shoots, senior photos, editorial and fashion.

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    I love getting creative! I have a wide range of looks I can execute from beauty and bridal looks to editorial and fantasy. If you're interested in cosplay I offer body painting, face painting, and prosthetics. I love creating a complete look that includes hair. I will be just as excited as you are to make your imagination into a reality.

    About

    I have been doing in-salon and on-site weddings and session work for two years. I absolutely love what I do and have a passion for makeup! I also have worked for a photographer, Courtney Bowlden, who has been featured on many wedding blogs including The Knot!

    About

    We are Snohomish and Skagit counties premier mobile makeup and hair studio specializing in vintage and pinup styling.

    About

    I do event hair and makeup such as bridal, fantasy, and special effects. Bridal makeup is an airbrush foundation and does include a trial, but you must travel to my salon in Bellingham where I work three days a week and do cuts and colors as well. I also do photo shoot hair and makeup and work mostly with Lisa Girven Photography. Fantasy includes body painting / airbrushing and is mobile. Special effects is mobile up to a point such as zombie makeup and generic prosthetics, but I also make very realistic custom gelatin masks which must be applied and removed by myself, must be ordered and specially crafted at least four weeks in advance.

    About

    We do weddings, videos, special occasions, and runways. I have 25 years of experience and an open mind and artistic view.

    About

    My name is Joann Montevirgen, and I have been a freelance makeup artist since 2008. I am currently residing in Oak Harbor, WA. I received formal training at Empire Academy of Makeup in Costa Mesa, CA. I received my certification as a professional makeup artist specializing in corrective beauty, print, runway and bridal.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    I am an airbrush makeup artist and eyelash extensionist. I am available to go on-location for weddings, boudoir sessions, and senior shoots. Makeup artistry is my passion, I love making women feel beautiful!

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    I am a well versed and highly skilled, licensed beauty professional. I am known for skills with extensions, color, curly hair, and makeup. I do it for the beauty.

    About

    I am a certified makeup artist that just graduated Vivaluxx Makeup School of Art. Doing makeup has always been my passion and I am so excited to be able to make a career out of my passion.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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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