JLO Magic & Entertainment

Lacey, WA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

What makes us stand out from other entertainment companies is that we love to continue to learn and improve ourselves. We are not content with just doing the same tired face paints and balloons year after year. We belong to many face painting, magic, and balloon twisting forums and like to keep up with exciting changes in our field. We are constantly taking courses to better our skills. We strive to stay current and want to provide our clients with the best quality entertainment they can get.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We enjoy having fun and making the party guests laugh, smile and have a great time! We both love watching children's reactions when looking in the mirror after receiving a fancy face paint, and watching the crowd's reaction toward awesome balloon creations and amazing magic shows. It's so gratifying to see people enjoy themselves because of the work we do.

Location

Lacey, WA 98503

Background check

Complete

Years in business

5

Number of employees

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

155

Reviews

81 Reviews
  • Marie W. Jun 4, 2017
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    Very pleased with the customer service
  • Carina L. Oct 10, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Excellent recommendation
    He was excellent! Super professional, punctual, attentive, the children and parents loved his work!
  • Will F. Jun 6, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Great show, great communication. Amazing balloons! Thanks John!
  • Claire E. May 25, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Amazing -- children loved Ana and her work across face painting and ballooning was really incredible. So responsive throughout the process. Would hire again in a heartbeat.
  • Sandra C. May 24, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Ana was great, we will definitely be contacting her again in the near future!!
  • Davie K. Apr 22, 2016
    Caricaturing
    Verified Review
    John was incredible! My son wanted to ask his date to the prom with a caricature of him and her. He helped make a lifelong memory for them. His interpretation of them was fun! We couldn't be happier!
  • Kara O. Apr 20, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Balloons were enjoyed by adults and kids alike! Thank you so much for being an amazing addition to our employee open house.
  • Anna Q. Mar 26, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    We needed a face painter for our daughters birthday party. We were very happy with the service we received. Ana was on time and she did an amazing job. We will definitely call on her again.
  • Liat A. Mar 21, 2016
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Wonderful show! the kids loved it. Hight recommended!!
  • Karen S. Mar 6, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Everyone loved the performance! Jon EAs fantastisk
  • Lakh S. Jan 25, 2016
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    they showed up on time and did an amazing job. All the kids were so happy.
  • Aimee W. Jan 10, 2016
    We will be return customers for sure. Actually I booked another party for next month. Ana did some extraordinary face paintings at my daughter's 4th birthday. It was loud, crazy, and chaotic but Ana was always nice and patient with the kids. All the parents were so impressed with her skills! Thank you again for being the highlight of my daughter's party!
  • Nicholas K. Nov 23, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jon's balloon twisting was an essential part of the evening's magic. The kids lined up by the droves and kept coming back for more. I was very fortunate to book him on short notice and the communication was outstanding. He showed up 15 minutes early and even stayed a little later to make my daughter an additional balloon she misplaced earlier in the evening. I just can't thank him enough for a great experience from the initial conversation to the last balloon. I would highly recommend!
  • Chuck Z. Nov 2, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Mary M. Oct 27, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    John was a fantastic entertainer! The kids had a blast during our Halloween party. Jon was interactive and fun while twisting balloons, and the kids enjoyed the magic show afterwards. A wonderful, and professional, addition to our event.
  • Heather D. Oct 1, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    John was amazing! So nice to all the kiddos and gave them a magic show that kept them laughing and entertained. Quite a feat with around 16 4yr olds!! Awesome balloon animals and all of us were impressed with the intricate facepainting. Would definately recommend. Thank you jlo magic!!
  • Michelle G. Aug 21, 2015
    This is our second year having JLO Magic entertain our children attending our summer camp program. They are AMAZING! Our kids were engaged and interacted throughout the entire show. He was able to keep the attention of our youngest toddlers through our school age children. At the end of the day, the children were telling their parents all about our "Magician" guest visitor and showing off their prized balloon animals. We will definitely have them back next year!
  • Silvia Y. Aug 20, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    The magic show was a little boring. I thought it was supposed to be for kids, but instead he performed some cards magic and there was too much talking and not much action. I expected some balloon magic, bubbles and stuff that kids like. Guests looked a little bored and it seemed like nobody was understanding any of it. There was also some mistakes he made (i don't know if it was on purpose) but everyone could tell he wasn't a professional. It looked very poorly prepared. The balloon twisting was great. Kids loved it and that would be the only thing I would recommend. Nothing special tho. If you're looking for magic show for kids, find somebody else.
    John And Ana L. Aug 20, 2015

    Hi Silvia, I'm sorry that you and your guests did not enjoy John's magic show. It's very surprising since everyone else really loves it, as evidenced by his rave reviews, referrals, and re-bookings. The "fumbling magician" is part of John's act, where he acts like he doesn't know what he's doing and makes mistakes. It is part of the comedy rountine. The kids go wild with trying to point things out to him, and they have a lot of fun doing so. We do offer bubble shows, but that is something entirely different and not part of the magic show. Everyone is different and I'm disappointed you didn't like to show, but I hope that in the future you are able to find a magician more suited to your style/liking. Thank you. -Ana

  • Deidre M. Aug 18, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Ana did face painting at our company picnic. She was amazing and extremely talented!
    John And Ana L. Aug 18, 2015

    Thank you, Deidre! It was fun working with you!

  • Ashley H. Aug 10, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    This was my first time hiring someone I found online and let me tell u we had the BEST experience ever! Kids loved her and she did a amazing job! We are very satisfied and I will be referring them 😊
    John And Ana L. Aug 10, 2015

    Hi Ashley! It was a lot of fun painting at J's party! The kids were great and the adults were hilarious. :)

  • Celsie S. Jul 24, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    We requested a balloon artist, face painter, and Mickey and Minnie characters for our event. Ana and John were easy to book with. They were nice, professional and prompt with responding. This particular event was for adults with developmental disabilities. John and Ana interacted with the clients amazingly well! They were the highlight of the festival! Mickey and Minnie were fun and not afraid to be silly and involve themselves in activities. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed everything brought by JLO Magic. Our clients had a wonderful time. We hope to bring them back to our festival next year!
    John And Ana L. Aug 10, 2015

    Hi Celsie! It was a lot of fun performing for you and your clients! We can't wait until next year!

  • David C. Jul 21, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    John was very professional, prompt and the kids loved him. We will be using him again!
    John And Ana L. Aug 10, 2015

    Thanks, David! John said he had a great time. We appreciate your business. :)

  • Jason D. Jul 12, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Ana was on time and ready to go. We had a LOT of kids at our party, so the job wasn't easy. Despite that, she did beautiful work and all the kids loved it, boy and girls. High quality work and professional. Recommended!
    John And Ana L. Aug 10, 2015

    Thanks for the awesome review! I had a great time at your party! -Ana

  • Kaleena . Jul 7, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Ana was so amazing! She was beyond patient with all the children!!! The party we had was for both our kids - so it was a bit overwhelming but she handled it like a pro! She even brought waterproof face paint for our water party!!!
    John And Ana L. Aug 10, 2015

    Thanks for the review, Kaleena! Your kids are so polite and just all around great kids!

  • Maja P. Jun 29, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Excellent service! He was so great with the Kids. Even the adults had so much fun👍🏼 would highly recommend to others.
    John And Ana L. Aug 10, 2015

    Thank you for the review, Maja! John said it was a lot of fun. :)

  • Anna K. Jun 22, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    John and Ana were great to work with! The only reason this isn't 5 stars is that the artist was slightly late, which was completely understandable due to crazy traffic on the day of the event. But otherwise, I loved working with them!
    John And Ana L. Jun 22, 2015

    Hi Anna! Thank you so much for the review! Yes, there was a TON of traffic that day because of all the events that were going on downtown. You gave us a heads up about the traffic (thanks for that, by the way) and Bryant left super early, but it was beyond what he imagined. Again, I'm sorry about Bryant being 15 minutes late. I hope he was able to make up for it by staying longer. Please give us a call if you ever need anymore entertainment for your exhibits. Bryant said he had a great time and you were all very nice. :)

  • Sorayda M. Jun 18, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    John's Magic show was very entertaining it was non stop laughter all the way. All the kids (big and small) at our party enjoyed John's magic very much and we all had a blast. Thank you for making everyone feel like they took part in the fun but most importantly for helping making our party extra special and truly magical Thank you so much John.
    John And Ana L. Aug 10, 2015

    You're so sweet, Sorayda. :) Thanks for the review! I appreciate it. -John

  • Elisa R. Jun 15, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    John And Ana L. Jun 22, 2015

    HI Elisa. Thank you for the review of our magician's apprentice The Amazing Joey! And thank you for letting me know over the phone that everyone enjoyed his magic show and balloon twisting. :) -Ana

  • Mohini S. Jun 4, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Came on time did what they asked didn't even bother me didn't even know they were there all the kids are happy
    John And Ana L. Aug 10, 2015

    LOL! Thanks, Mohini. Those are our goals: to give you as little grief as possible so that you can do your own thing at the party/event, and to make all the kids happy. Thanks for the review!

  • Shiva L. Jun 2, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Children's enjoyed a lot it was so fun if others visit you on their kids birthdays....they will have great day in the party
  • Nancy T. May 27, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    John was AMAZING! Both the kids and adults loved his balloon creations! He was friendly, fun and fast! I would highly recommend John for any kid parties and we plan on hiring him again for future birthday parties for our son.
    John And Ana L. May 27, 2015

    Thank you, Nancy! John really appreciates the review. He lit up when he saw it. :) He says he had a great time, too, and you're very nice and accommodating.

  • Jessica L. May 25, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Thank you so much John and Anna, you guys supper, the kids loved it.
    John And Ana L. May 25, 2015

    Thank you so much for having us, Jessica! It was a lot of fun! Your family sure does know how to party! :)

  • Sean L. May 17, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    They were Awesome! I look forward to hiring JLo Magic again for our Carnival next year.
    John And Ana L. May 25, 2015

    Thanks, Sean! John, Morgan & Bryant say that it was a lot of fun. I wish I could have been there!

  • Wynoma D. May 8, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    The kids loved the balloon twisting......was a major hit and will most certainly recommend for toddlers. Ana was professional and punctual, which is always a plus in my book.
    John And Ana L. May 25, 2015

    Thank you, Wynoma! Toddlers are challenging, but a lot of fun! Teehee! -Ana

  • Ilanit I. May 1, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Great job!!!
    John And Ana L. May 25, 2015

    Thank you for already booking us for next year, too, Ilanit! We can't wait! :)

  • Bharathkiran D. Apr 30, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    I had both john for balloon twisting and Anna for face painting for two and hours each for my niece b'day party. They were really great and patient with the kids. Thank you guys thanks for making this a huge hit. Kids really enjoyed it and all I could hear is nothing but praises for the services provided by you. Whomever wanna consider anna and john for your party, trust me I personally think you cant find anyone else better than these. Lock them in for your date
  • Bala T. Apr 18, 2015
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    We liked it so much.. Thanks a lot for making this party so awesome Kids had so much fun
  • Michael A. Apr 17, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Ana was a pleasure to have at my grandniece's 1st birthday party. The kids enjoyed the balloon-making and face painting! I highly recommend Ana and would hire her again for future events.
    John And Ana L. Apr 17, 2015

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Michael! I really appreciate it! -Ana

  • Greg L. Apr 17, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    john, did a great job entertaining the cub Scouts and parents! thanks!
  • Christine D. Apr 13, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    We hired them during my daughter's 7th birthday party and all the kids had so much fun especially on the face painting. John is very nice and professional. He did an excellent job. I would definitely recommend them to my friends...
  • Jamie W. Apr 12, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    John was extremely pleasant and professional, and did a wonderful job with balloon twisting! Our guests were thrilled. We will definitely invite them back next year. Thank you!
  • Emily G. Apr 12, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Rocelyn L. Mar 30, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    We had John for my son's 7th birthday party at our house. John was very entertaining, both adults and kids alike loved the show. The balloon shapes was fun to watch and it amazed the kids. Loved the amount of choices of balloon shape that he could do. The face painting was a big hit. He actually had to stay a little longer than expected because of the face painting line that just kept on going...he made sure that everyone was happy. The magic show was so good that even after the show and party was over we were still trying to figure out how he did some of the tricks.. One thing that a few parents would like to see change is the use of his shoe as a prop for the coin trick, lol some thought he could've used a different item, but overall it was great. Very highly recommended.. Thanks John!!!
    John And Ana L. Apr 1, 2015

    Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Rocelyn! We really appreciate it. I had a lot of fun at your party, too! I can't wait until next year! -John

  • Brooke S. Mar 27, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Professional and courteous! We're delighted with Ana and will definitely be using her services again. She really added a valuable element to our daughter's birthday party.
    John And Ana L. Apr 1, 2015

    Thank you for the amazing review Brooke! I'm so happy you all enjoyed my balloon twisting! -Ana

  • Helen S. Mar 12, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    We loved john's quick magic hands, humor, down to earth personality and wonderful way with kids and adults. we was on time, professional and hard working. He delivered all three products well: magic show, balloon art and face painting. he met our expectations of helping us make our daughter's party special, fun and meaningful! so happy with his delivery! friends were so impressed that they hired him for their upcoming easter party! get ready john for even more gigs! thank you john and anna for a job well done. if your hesitant and have never hired a magician, balloon artist or face painter to come into your home party, don't hesitate with john and ana london. they will deliver!
  • Erin K. Mar 2, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Ana was absolutely fantastic! There was a line the waiting for her the entire event! We highly recommend her for any carnival/festival event!
  • Amy A. Feb 23, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    John did a great job with a shy group. The birthday girl loved it even though she did show much enthusiasm.
  • Erika K. Jan 25, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Almost everything was especracular escept the part when John asked a 6 year old to pop a ballon with the nife I got a bit uncomfortable, not knowing if the nife was real or what could happen. Other then that I was pretty amazed with the skills and performance... Thank you!!!
  • Haafiza M. Jan 12, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    John was amazing! The kids and adults loved him! He made some very creative balloons and the kids loved learning his magic tricks! I would recommend him for any kids party!
  • Lisa N. Dec 20, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    John was terrific!! The kids loved his balloon creations! We had everything from an octopus, alien, Angry Birds and giraffes (which were surprisingly very popular). And he even made an awesome, ginormous octopus for our 1 year old guest of honor. He was definitely worth every penny and was handing out business cards left and right after he was done. Maybe next time we'll have you John for your magic show! :)
    John And Ana L. Dec 20, 2014

    Thank you so much, Lisa! John said he had a wonderful time at little Veronica's party! He says she's super cute! He can't wait to attend your next event!

  • Greg B. Dec 18, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Good walk around magic for our holiday party. John performed well with several distractions in the room. I would use his services again.
  • Sheila B. Dec 11, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    I can't think of how our experience working with Ana and John could have been better - communication, expectation-setting and execution were fantastic. John was the perfect fit for our event, in large part because he worked at it & related well with the audience.
  • Brittany T. Dec 9, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    We had John come and do a 30 min presentation for two 10 year old boy's birthday party. We had some younger kiddos too. He kept them and the adults all entertained. I couldn't have been more satisfied. The boys loved their transformer balloon men and the other kids loved their personal balloon figures. It beat getting all those goody bags of junk. Loved the octopus you made Josh's mom!
  • Xuan R. Nov 23, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    A great hit with all the kids! Thank you John & Ana!
  • Amy G. Nov 21, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    John is very talented. Both him and Ana are very professional. I was completely comfortable hiring them for my event and highly recommend their services for entertaining a crowd.
  • Amina J. Nov 3, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
  • Hang T. Oct 28, 2014
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
  • Laura T. Oct 23, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Ana was punctual and amazing, kids had a blast. She does beautiful face painting and she is very good at balloon twisting too. I will definitely hired her again if I need her services
    John And Ana L. Oct 25, 2014

    Yay! Thank you Laura! I appreciate the feedback. I look forward to working with you again. :) -Ana

  • Denise S. Oct 20, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Will book them again mickey mouse was great the kids and the adults loved him the balloon artist is very talented , thanks so much for being prompt and keep up the great job , we will book again for the next party.
    John And Ana L. Oct 25, 2014

    Thank you, Denise! John and Joey said they had a great time at the party. :) -Ana

  • Traci D. Oct 20, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Magician John did a great job with the kids, very good show and the 30 kids at the party enjoyed it very much.
    John And Ana L. Oct 25, 2014

    Thank you so much for the great review, Traci! I had a wonderful time at the party. -John

  • Vijeta K. Sep 25, 2014
    All the kids at the party had fun with all the different shapes of the balloons. My daughter loved the Mickey mouse and was around the Mickey whole time.
    John And Ana L. Sep 25, 2014

    Thank you for the kind review, Vijeta! John had a great time at your party! -Ana

  • Gina S. Sep 22, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    John was amazing! He was a pleasure to have at our party. Our guests are still raving over how great he was and how much they enjoyed his performance. I would definitely recommend and hire him again! Thanks John and Ana!
    John And Ana L. Sep 22, 2014

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Gina! It was a pleasure to perform for you! All the kids were very well behaved and respectful. It was a great time! -John

  • Sharon Z. Sep 15, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    We loved them! Ana was a joy to work with and John's magic is amazing! We plan to have them back next time we have an event.
    John And Ana L. Sep 17, 2014

    Thanks so much, Sharon! You were wonderful to work with and John and I had a great time performing at your event!

  • Robin B. Sep 8, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Excellent. Everyone love John and we had some beautiful cats, dogs, snakes, princesses and Seahawk fans running around all day.
    John And Ana L. Sep 17, 2014

    Thank you for the wonderful review, Robin! We really appreciate it. You were fantastic to work with. :)

  • Lori D. Aug 21, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    This was a great experience from start to finish. They're friendly, organized, easy to work with, and John is an amazing artist! We ended up with way more kids than expected but you'd never know it wasn't the plan all along - it went smoothly and everyone left very happy with their amazing face paint and awesome balloon creations.
    John And Ana L. Aug 31, 2014

    Awesome! Thanks for the great review, Lori. I had a fun experience at your party. I can't wait to be at your next event! - John

  • Desiree C. Aug 19, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Ana and her line helper were wonderful at our company picnic event over the weekend. Talented, professional, and personable, our guests gushed over their pretty rose, perfect Seahawk, and occasional funny face paint (actually most people had work on their arms.) Thank you JLO Magic and Entertainment for complementing our event so well!! I highly recommend them and will look to them for future events.
    John And Ana L. Aug 31, 2014

    Thank you so much for the review, Desiree! I hope to work with you again in the future. You and your staff were so sweet! I had a lot of fun! -Ana

  • Jennifer H. Aug 12, 2014
    Very friendly, reliable, kids loved the balloons & face painting. Great way to keep kids entertained, can't wait to book again!!
    John And Ana L. Aug 18, 2014

    Thanks Jennifer! You're too kind!

  • Nicole S. Aug 4, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    John And Ana L. Aug 18, 2014

    Thanks Nicole! It was fun face painting at your party!

  • Carin S. Jul 28, 2014
    John twisted balloons and painted faces for our son's 6th birthday party...8 kids ages 2-8 or so. He was originally scheduled for two hours, but the kids were having such a good time we asked him if he'd stay a while longer--turned into an extra hour and a half. The balloons looked awesome--he made a Ninja Turtle and an Iron Man and a Captain America for our son, and several other animals and even a working bow and arrow for the other kids! My son isn't a fan of getting his face painted, but there were several girls at the party that loved it--and for the ones that don't want their face covered he painted arms too. John was very flexible, patient and accommodating--and worth every penny. He kept the kids busy and interested--and I could tend to the other activities, like the cake, piñata, etc. If your kids are into balloon figures and face painting then he's your guy.
    John And Ana L. Aug 18, 2014

    Thanks, Carin! I had a lot of fun! - John

  • Ashleigh J. Jul 24, 2014
    My family and I have had the pleasure of having John at two of our daughter's birthday parties. He was punctual, entertaining, and talented at both! John was even attentive enough to our theme to wear a western shirt and a self made cowboy hat to our hoedown! On top of being professional with a friendly personality, John is one awesome balloon artist! No request goes unanswered and the detail of each creation is uncanny. I wish I could post photos on this site! Each young party guest (and some old!) left with colorful animals, hats and whatever else they dreamed up in happy hands! He even created a Queen Elsa for the birthday girl that was unmistakably her favorite Frozen character! In conclusion, we recommend John with the utmost confidence that he will provide a wonderful addition to any gathering! We look forward to having him join us at many more family functions in the future. Signed, Ashleigh Johnson Olympia, WA
    John And Ana L. Aug 18, 2014

    Thanks Ashleigh! It's always a pleasure to perform at your parties! - John

  • Nia C. Jul 14, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Great! What a fantastic experience. Just came in and did a great job from start to finish. The quality of the face painting was the highest I have seen. The balloons also the best I have seen anywhere. The magic show had the kids transfixed! Thank you JLO. Completely took the pressure off us so that we could also chill out and enjoy the party. We had over 20 kids there from 18 months old to 12yrs.....everyone loved it. Don't hesitate to book them!!!
    John And Ana L. Aug 18, 2014

    Wow, Nia! Thanks for the great review! Ana said she very much enjoyed organizing the entertainment with you over the phone, too. She says you sound like a very friendly person, and I told her she's right! :) - John

  • Leticia H. Jun 30, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    John And Ana L. Aug 18, 2014

    Gracias, Leticia! Fué un placer pintar caras en la fiesta de su hija! Por favor llame no otra vez cuando necesita cualquier forma de entretenimiento. -Juan

  • Barnali B. Jun 23, 2014
    It was great working with Ana and John coordinating a magic show and a balloon twisting session. Ana is quick and professional, while John is punctual, calm and very accommodating. The kids loved the cute balloon animals and everyone in the hall enjoyed the magic show. A 3 year old attendee even commented " he is a genius" !
  • Arthi C. Jun 8, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Excellent, John was just Awesome !!. The kids at the party loved him.
  • Melissa G. Jun 5, 2014
    We had a wonderful experience with JLO magic! They came out to my house and performed as a balloon twister for my son's 2nd birthday party! They were great with kids and adults and provided a solid time of entertainment without faltering. I would highly recommend JLO magic's services and cannot wait for our next special even to hire them again!
  • Yariela P. Jun 1, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Was extremely perfect I'm happy with there work
  • Willow E. May 27, 2014
    John came to our senior centers to perform his magic for the seniors. He was timely, fun, and very sweet. The seniors enjoyed his program, and the little gifts he gave them throughout the shows. His price is reasonable. I highly recommend him for your entertainment needs. Ana is easy to work with in setting up the events. She communicates clearly and is very efficient. They had to take extra steps to set-up their contract with us. They handled it quickly and with ease.
  • Jessica W. May 14, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Sarah W. May 5, 2014
    We recently used JLo for my daughter's birthday party. We wanted balloon animals and face painting for kids 3-6 yrs old. First, he arrived on time and quickly set up. He did a fantastic job of switching between the painting and the balloons, depending on what the child wanted. He also was able to vary the level of detail of the face painting, depending on what the child could tolerate. Lastly, the level of quality was great. The faces looked amazing and the balloons he made thrilled the kids. He really made my the party. We had so many compliments because of him.
  • Jyo C. Apr 27, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    He was excellent reached on time and also gave an instance of magic show.
  • Christopher M. Apr 25, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    We hired John and Ana to perform at a Bring Your Kids to Work Day event at our office. Not only were the balloon animals and face painting a hit, but many of our guests commented on how friendly and personable they both were. We will definitely be using them again!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Once the client has agreed to a package, I advise them that their party/event is added tentatively to my calendar until the deposit is paid. The booking is not solidly confirmed until then. They can pay the deposit over the phone with me, through PayPal, or by sending a check if the party is at least a couple of weeks away. After the deposit is paid, I send a confirmation email to let them know I have received the deposit and that their party/event is confirmed. I will call them one or two days before the event to reconfirm and see if they have any questions.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
John and I (Ana) are members of many balloon twisting and face painting groups where we share ideas with and learn from others. We also take courses from master twisters and face painters. John takes courses in magic regularly to keep his magic act fresh and new. John and I personally train our employees to be able to twist, face paint, or airbrush all things on our menus.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Yes. $100 per hour (per performer) for all services except for magic. Sometimes we are able to provide discounts for multiple hours and/or multiple performers hired. Magic is $250 the first hour and $150 each additional hour. Cotton candy is usually for large corporate events, since it is a commercial-grade machine that's made for high volumes. Cotton candy is $300 for the first three hours and $75 each additional. About 60 bags can be made per hour.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Since we have several performers available, we work with a lot of corporate clients and organizations who need several performers offering different types of services at their events. It's very convenient for them to be able to hire one company with all types of entertainment they need/want, than to hire each performer individually. Our typical corporate packages include 2 balloon twisters, 2 face painters, 2 airbrush tattoo artists and a roaming magician. Sometimes more performers are needed, but we are always able to accommodate, even if we need to sub-contract performers from other companies. We also work with a lot of parents who want to provide the BEST entertainment for their children's parties. They are not content with just any performer who might offer the lowest price; our clients prefer high-quality entertainers that will have their guests complimenting them throughout the party for hiring such great entertainment. I've heard so many times, "Wow! You're the best face painter/balloon twister I've ever seen" and to the host, "Where did you find him/her/them? They're amazing!" John does a lot of roaming magic for adults attending banquets, awards ceremonies, weddings and such, and we have both attended parties and events where only adults were present, but they still wanted something fun and youthful like balloon twisting, face painting, and airbrush tattoos.