Blush and Braids Beauty Bar
Blush and Braids Beauty Bar

Blush and Braids Beauty Bar

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Introduction: As hair and make up artists, our goal is not only to make you feel beautiful, but to listen to your wants and needs. Every person is an individual, and we want every person to leave feeling that they were taken care of and given the highest quality of artistry. We pride ourselves on clear communication, flexibility, and organization. Our specialties are sultry and natural glam, and updos/half up hair styles, but we enjoy making these moments about you and your vision for your special day. We are also able to help with beauty services leading up to your big day, including Extensions, color, cut & spray tan. We offer clip in extensions for purchase or rent 😊

Hired 23 times

Serves Tacoma, WA

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25 employees

15 years in business

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Melissa B.
Jun 6, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

We had the absolute best time working with Katie and Kimberly, I couldn’t ask for anything more! They made us feel beautiful and did an incredible job. We received so many compliments on our wedding hair and makeup. I highly recommend their services. Thank you so much!!

Details: Wedding • 5 people • Flowers • Hair extensions • My home, venue, etc.

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Olivia G.
3 weeks ago
Look no further. Book right now. I promise you will regret it if you don’t. Katie was so awesome, so easy to talk to so the whole process of makeup didn’t feel long! She gave great recommendations for my skin type and turned into apart of my hype squad on my wedding day! Her assistant Lilly was such a doll too! Lilly took great care of my mom and bridesmaids! The hair was done exactly like I had envisioned. Just a great experience! 10/10
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Kirsten J.
5 days ago
Katie did a wonderful job on my hair and makeup. She was meticulous and made sure I was happy with it. Also was flexible adding services last minute. Thank you!
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Kalyn O.
4 weeks ago

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Hired on Thumbtack

I have such mixed feelings about working with this salon. They did everything they could to help me get into trail appointment after my flight was delayed, missing my original appointment. Kelsey was absolutely amazing! She did mu bridal makeup perfectly, took care of my MIL and bridesmaids, and even fixed my younger sister's hair pro-bono. Britney was also great, but my mom didn't realize she'd be getting regular makeup, and they were not flexible at all about getting her in with air brush, even though she paid for her own services. Her makeuo looked beautiful, but as the direct customer, she should get what she wants. Finally, I'm sorry to say that Annette did not take care of me or my grandmother's hair how was asked at all. I wanted a piecey french twist, and i got a hard as stone, sideway twist-bun thing. After asking for two revisions, she finally added my accessories and sprayed it before i could check again. I was very disappointed in my hair services on my wedding day. It was nothing like what I showed her...

Details: Wedding • 26 - 44 years old • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.) • False lashes • 9 people • My home, venue, etc.

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Laura D.
Jul 18, 2019

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Hired on Thumbtack

Katie recently did bridal hair for myself on June 29th, as well as my mother and sister's updos. Katie was wonderful from the beginning; very responsive and thorough in our communications. She even coordinated with my makeup artist to set up a hair/makeup schedule for the day. During my hair trial Katie took her time to try multiple looks and did not stop until I was really happy. Afterwords she emailed me pictures of the look and notes to look over to make sure I got the exact look I wanted on my wedding day. She even asked if I had any comments or anything I wanted to change after wearing my style for the day. The day of the wedding everything came out perfect! My sister and mother had shared some inspiration photos and even without trials their looks came out just how they wanted them too! My niece, who was the flower girl, came to our room at the end of everything and she even put a cute little twist into her hair so she could feel special too. After the updos Katie stayed until we had all put on our dresses so that she could do any touch ups, if needed, and show my sister how to take my veil out after the reception. Before she left she gave me a little touch up kit which came in handy before the reception (all those hugs from people wind up jostling your hair!). I can not recommend Katie for any event enough. She was professional, talented, and really wanted you to be satisfied about how you looked. My mom, my sisters, and I all had different styles and Katie was able to accommodate all of us equally well. I haven't gotten my professional photos back yet, but I'm including my sister's updo and a photo from my hair trial.

Details: Wedding • 3 people • 26 - 44 years old • 45 - 64 years old • Medium (around your shoulder) • As recommended by professional • Veil • Accent clips • Pre-event hair trial • $$ (standard) • Need some more information before hiring • The hair stylist travels to me

Blush and Braids Beauty Bar's reply
Thank you so much for the kind words, Laura! I absolutely loved working with you and your family, and it was an honor to be a part of your big day. You made a stunning bride!! Best wishes to you guys 😊
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    -Wedding Hair - Bride Includes touch up kit and application of clip in extensions, veil, flowers, accessories Freelancer-60mins | $150 Co-owner, Katie-60mins | $175 -Wedding Hair Trial- We will try out your favorite style with any veil or accessories you have and perfect your vision for your big day! Freelancer-90mins | $85 Co-owner, Katie-90mins | $85 -Attendee Hairstyling- Bridesmaids, Groomswomen, Mothers, Attendees, Jr Bridesmaids. Choose from updo, half up, Dry styling, or Blowout Freelancer-45 mins | $85 Co Owner, Katie-45 mins | $90 Flower Girl hair 8 and Under- 30 mins | $40 *** Travel is .58/mi/artist. 20% Gratuity is added to the final total. Wedding Makeup - Bride Includes lashes, the choice of airbrush or traditional foundation, and touch up kit Freelancer-60mins | $155 -Wedding Makeup Trial Lashes and the choice of airbrush or traditional foundation included. We bring your inspiration to life! Soft and natural to full glam- we will fine tune your perfect look so you are flawless and photo ready on your big day! Freelancer-90mins | $90 -Attendee Makeup- Bridesmaids, Groomswomen, Mothers, Attendees, and Jr Bridesmaids. Strip lashes and choice of airbrush or traditional makeup included. Freelancer-45 mins | $95 Flower Girl makeup Age appropriate application 11 and under -30mins | $40 -Special Occasion Glam- Photoshoots, soirees, or just because. Choose from updo, half up, or Blowout + style; Choice of Airbrush or Traditional Makeup + Lashes if Wanted Hair - 45 mins | $95 Makeup- 45 mins | $95 *** Travel is .75 mi/artist. 20% Gratuity is added to the final total. -Salon Services- -Cut- Scissor cut + blowout | $65 Clipper Cut | $50 Children’s cut (9 and under) | $30 -Color- Single Process root touch up | $85+ Single process all over color | $100+ Partial Foil | $130+ Full foil | $150+ Specialty Color- Balayage, ombre, foliage, baby lights, color melt, root smudge- Based on consultation | $160+ Fantasy Color- Vibrants, pastels, neons- Based on Consultation | $200+ Corrective color- Hair color didn’t go quite as planned?! Color correction projects are some of my favorite work- I love a challenge! Come in for a complimentary consultation. After cosmetology school, I trained for over a year with an Aveda master colorist. I then applied that knowledge working in an Aveda salon as a color specialist for many years. Pricing varies and is upon consultation. | $250+ Color add ons Tone, Root smudge, Shadow root -$20 Lowlights | $10 per color Additional highlight color | $10 per color Stand Alone- toner I $65 Glossing treatment | $55 Additional color | $15 per tube Deep conditioning treatment | $25 -Extensions- Custom colored clip ins- We color your clip ins to a perfect match for your natural hair. You can provide your own (100% human hair) extensions, or we are happy to provide the perfect set at an additional fee based on consultation. | Starting at $50 Clip in Rental- We offer our clients the option to rent our premium, 100% remy, human hair extensions in a variety of colors- The hair must be returned in the original packaging by the Thursday following the event. I $40 per use + rental contract Babe Clip ins- 100% human hair- 18in-120g | $175 Babe Clip ins- 100% human hair- 20in-120g | $190 Tape in- Upon consultation-I am a certified artist, and use the highest quality, 100% Remy, human hair extensions by Babe. Choose from 14', 18', or 22'. Available in 41 shades. | *Rate is the cost of hair, plus $95/hr for application or removal. Fusion (Keratin bond)- Upon Consultation-I am a certified artist, and use the highest quality, 100% Remy, human hair extensions by Babe. Choose from 14', 18', or 22'. Available in 41 shades. | Rate is the cost of hair, plus $95/hr for application or removal. Hand tied extensions (sew in)- I am a certified artist, and use the highest quality, 100% Remy, human hair extensions by Babe. Choose from 14', 18', or 22'. Available in 41 shades. | Rate is the cost of hair, plus $95/hr for application or removal. Extensions are available on location for an additional travel fee.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to learn about the client and their personal style before we start. I do a basic consultation via email or phone, and a very thorough consultation when we meet. I am a very visual person, and love to see pictures of their vision, so I can give the client exactly what they want.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I graduated from the Douglas J Aveda Institute of Chicago 2007, and did a year long internship under the lead color specialist in an upscale Aveda salon. I then took a series of courses with today's leading stylists focusing on upstyling, braids, and makeup contouring. I am a certified extension specialist, and am able to create custom extensions, hairpieces and accessories. I am also trained in needle and thread updos. In my field, I find it extremely important to keep up with current trends, and take many classes a year, focusing on special occasion styling, color and cuts.

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