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Aleu.Co Beauty Studio

3060 East Post Road, Los Angeles, CA 89120
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AleuCo Beauty Studio is a professional hair and makeup salon that serves clients in Los Angeles and nearby areas. It offers a variety of hair and makeup services for weddings, special events, on-set production, and corporate events. The company employs a team of professional hair and makeup artists using the latest equipment from reputable brands such as Sigma, Morphe, Estee Lauder, Make Up For Ever, YSL, NARS, and MAC. It also provides hair and makeup lessons and special FX makeup services.

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5.0 / 5 (43)
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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Alex Tatar

3941 N Pine Grove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 60613
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Since 2013, Chicago-based freelance makeup artist Alex Tatar has provided the Los Angeles area with makeup and hairstyling services for advertising, production, and personal lifestyle moments. She also specializes in male grooming and makeup, and her work has been featured during Fashion Week in collections by designers such as Colleen Rune, Jodie Boland, and Sada Ito with NARS Cosmetics. Customers compliment her on her professionalism, planning, and creativity, being prompt and reliable, and for her samples and skincare recommendations.

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5.0 / 5 (2)
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Beauty Affair

Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Beauty Affair is an award-winning team or makeup artists and hairstylists that specialize in full-service bridal styling. The company's experienced beauty experts perform in-depth consultations to find the best products and styles for the customer's skin type, tastes, and wedding theme. Full bridal hair and makeup service on the day of the wedding starts at $590, makeup for bridesmaids or the mother of the bride starts at $120. The company also offers customized beauty services for traditional Indian weddings.

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5.0
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Christine Craven Makeup + Hair

Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Customers have written rave reviews about the "talented, highly skilled…and super sweet and fun" stylist at Christine Craven Makeup + Hair. The company's owner has more than 15 years of professional experience, and her makeup and styling work has been featured in publications like Martha Stewart Magazine, Inside Weddings, and Brides Magazine. From red carpet galas to dream weddings, the company provides world-class makeup and hair styling for any special occasion, film appearance, runway show, or photo shoot.

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4.5
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Diana Campos Makeup and Hair

Los Angeles, CA 91602
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Diana Campos Makeup and Hair has been providing star-quality styling services to the entertainment industry and individual customers for more than a decade, around the state and around the world. The company's highly trained stylists create customized looks for almost any professional occasion, including editorials, runway shows, advertising, television, and film, while adhering to the highest possible standards of industry quality. Customers can browse the portfolios on the company's website, and call or email the company to schedule an appointment.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (29)

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Ellance Beauty

Los Angeles, CA 91604
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Brides By Diana provides customized, top-quality makeup and hairstyling for weddings of all kinds, and customers love the stylist's "sheer talent, professionalism, and demeanor." Customers can call or email the company to schedule an in-home trial to find the best looks, perfectly tailored to match any skin type, tone, and texture. The company provides full hair and makeup styling on the wedding day for the bride, bridesmaids, and any member of the party who wants to look like a star.

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5.0 / 5 (12)

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Eugene Conde Makeup Artist

Los Angeles, CA 90005
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Award-winning Los Angeles makeup artist and hairstylist Eugene Conde has a passion for beauty and provides top-quality services for weddings, editorials, film, television, theater, and music videos. With years of professional industry experience, Eugene Conde will make any bride feel like a star on the special day, and create a look that perfectly highlights the customer's natural beauty, style, and glamor. Customers can fill out the contact form on the company's website to request a price quote or schedule a consultation.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Icon Image

Los Angeles, CA 90046
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The owner of Icon Image is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in Los Angeles and has been featured in publications such as Maxim, and W Magazine. The company offers a range of professional services for editorials, weddings, and productions, as well as stage makeup, and mobile in-home airbrush tanning. As a true artist, the company's owner customizes every makeup service to perfectly compliment not just the customer's skin, but also the lighting and environment, for a picture-perfect finish every time.

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Kim Young Makeup Artist

Los Angeles, CA 90001
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Kim Young Makeup Artist is a freelance beauty expert who provides movie-quality makeup and styling services for individual customers, commercial shoots, and editorials, as well as films and television productions. The company also offers bridal makeup and styling, and professional tattoo covering for engagement and wedding portraits, all with a passion for highlighting the customer's natural beauty. Customers can browse the photo galleries on the companies website for inspiration, and email the company to schedule an appointment.

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4.5
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Kimberley Bosso - Celebrity Makeup Artist

Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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Kimberley Bosso is a celebrity makeup artist with a reputation as "an expert in her craft" and has served as the lead makeup and styling artist for editorial shoots around the world. From red carpet events to commercial shoots to weddings of all sizes, the company provides world-class makeup services for any occasion and event. The company also offers one-hour, two-hour, and full-day makeup lessons, as well as a full-service makeup school with a range of intensive professional training courses. Kimberly also runs her own global makeup line Bosso Makeup Beverly Hills.

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4.6
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4.9 / 5 (14)

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Lee Madison Artistry

303 S Crescent Heights Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Lee Madison Artistry is a Los Angeles-based studio that offers a variety of beauty services, including makeup application, waxing, brow lifts, and lash tinting. Using cosmetics by premium brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Charlotte Tilbury, NARS, and Dior, the company's artists offer partial and full-face makeup services, including strip or individual lash applications. Lee Madison Artistry provides makeup services for all types of special events including weddings, photo shoots, graduations, and fashion shows.

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5.0 / 5 (25)
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5.0 / 5 (4)
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5.0 / 5 (4)
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Lucy Hart Ink

Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Lucy Hart Ink is a permanent makeup studio in Los Angeles that helps clients show the beauty that lies within them. The company maintains a sterile and comfortable environment with the gorgeous art deco vibes that characterize the downtown district, and it benefits from the services of high-caliber professionals, including “one of the foremost permanent makeup artists in the world.” The owner, Ms. Lucy Harutunian, draws inspiration from her personal experience as a victim of constant taunting due to her unibrow, and she is a state-licensed esthetician with a diploma from Career Academy of Beauty. Ms. Harutunian also holds a certificate in bloodborne pathogens and infection control for body art professionals, and she and her team perform lash extensions, facials, tattoo removals, and similar tasks. Lucy Hart Ink offers 3D micro-blading seminars for enthusiasts and aspiring business owners.

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Mariah Nicole Beauty

Los Angeles, CA 90068
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Customers love the services at Mariah Nicole Beauty, and one happy bride wrote "…I don't think I've ever looked more beautiful in my entire life." In addition to providing world-class makeup and hairstyling for editorial shoots, television appearances, and celebrities, the award-winning company offers full-service wedding styling for brides of every age, skin color, and personal style. Customers can call or email the company to schedule an appointment with a team of "incredibly talented" beauty professionals.

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4.8
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (28)
Google
4.1 / 5 (7)
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Mobile Beauty by Jamie

Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Mobile Beauty by Jamie has earned a reputation as one of the areas top styling and makeup artist companies, and customers have called the company's owner an "excellent stylist!" and "simply amazing at what she does." Customers can choose from an extensive selection of in-home salon services, including professional haircuts and styling, sew-in hair extensions, Brazilian knots, and airbrush and traditional makeup. Bridal packages are also available, as well as photo shoots and commercial styling starting at $150 for a half-day.

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5.0 / 5 (9)

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Monique Powers Beauty Boutique

Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Monique Powers Beauty Boutique provides a large selection of professional services to help anyone look and feel like a star. The company offers flawless, full-service airbrush makeup for weddings, events, and photo shoots, as well as eyelash extensions, facials and chemical peels, airbrush tanning, and face and body waxing. The company also offers bridal packages, starting at $400 for bridal hairstyling and makeup, and $125 for bridesmaids' makeup. Special facials and grooming services are also available just for men.

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5.0
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Nadia Shalini Makeup

Los Angeles, CA 90068
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The owner of Nadia Shalini Makeup has earned a reputation as one of the area's top makeup artists, and one satisfied customer wrote "Her experience in her industry is a vast and varied. If you want an artist who has the skill, I strongly recommend Nadia!" The company has provided professional makeup and styling for celebrities, fashion editorials, and television shows, as well as weddings. Customers can choose from a range of beauty services like airbrush makeup, eyelash extensions, and brow and lash tinting,

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NV Makeup Art

Pasadena, CA 91105
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NV Makeup Art is a Pasadena makeup, styling, and special effects company, and one customer said: "I would highly recommend Nisha not only for editorial/fashion work but also for film work and everyday beauty needs as well!" Whether the customers wants a glowing, natural look for perfect wedding portraits or full Hollywood glamor, the company's lead artist and assistants ensure that every customer receives the highest quality of personalized beauty services. Customers can use the contact form on the company's website to get a price quote.

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5.0 / 5 (13)
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4.9 / 5 (7)
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Passion For Makeup

Granada Hills, CA 91344
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Passion For Makeup is a team of highly experienced hairstylists and makeup artists that are committed to making every customer look their absolute best. Expert beauty services are available for all kinds of events such as photo shoots, proms, Quinceaneras, and bachelorette parties. The company's artists also specialize in bridal and wedding party makeup and hairstyling and create customized looks to make every bride look like a queen, like one bride who said, "…I have never felt so beautiful."

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Studio MM&B

Arcadia, CA 91006
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Studio MM&B is a team of professional makeup artists and hairstylists with years of experience in the fashion, commercial, and bridal industries. The company offers first-class services for weddings, including full bridal hair and makeup, and styling for bridesmaids, flower girls, mother of the bride, and even the groom, ensuring that every member of the wedding party looks like a star. Makeup and hairstyling can be customized for day or night, and the company also offers service for in-home makeover parties.

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Tara Dowburd Luxury - Make-Up Therapy

Los Angeles, CA 90049
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The highly trained staff at Tara Dowburd Luxury - Make-Up Therapy has earned a reputation as some of the finest hair and makeup artists in Los Angeles, and the company has become the go-to beauty clinic for a host of celebrities. The company offers top-quality hair and makeup services for photo shoots, red carpet appearances, and charity galas, as well as weddings and engagement portraits. Additional luxury services include personal make-up lessons, in-home makeup organizing, and personal shopping.

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WOW Girl

North Hollywood, CA 91601
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WOW Girl is a team of makeup artist serving the needs of clients throughout the greater Los Angeles metro area. These talented artists work on a mobile basis, styling hair and doing makeup at customers' behest and in their chosen location. The team is available for hair and makeup for events such as parties, weddings, corporate events, and alter ego. WOW Girl's mission is to create unforgettable memories for its clients using the latest techniques and products.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

If you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding or prom, hiring a makeup artist can make it easier to get ready. It takes some stress off of you by putting this task in the hands of a professional. It also ensures you get a trained professional to get your look just right.

A professional makeup artist can also help you get ready for a photo or video shoot, whether it’s for wedding photos, family photos, videos or a new professional photo for your work portfolio. These artists apply knowledge of lighting and how colors catch the light to help you get the best possible finished look.

Why do people hire makeup artists?

People typically hire makeup artists to get a special look for events, such as weddings. People also hire makeup artists when their images are being captured, such as in photo shoots and when making videos.

How much do makeup artists charge?

Makeup artists typically charge a base price that’s between $75 and $125 per person. Several things can increase the base cost. These extra services include things like coming to your location, adding glitter to your makeup, and putting on false eyelashes.

Do makeup artists use their own makeup?

Makeup artists typically use their own makeup rather than the client’s makeup. They typically put their cosmetics in a second container or on a palette to make sure bacteria doesn’t get in the original makeup. However, client requests to use personal makeup can sometimes be accommodated at the makeup artist’s discretion.

Do I really need a makeup artist for my wedding?

While it’s possible to do your own makeup for your wedding, hiring a professional makeup artist can relieve stress on a very busy day. Makeup artists can also offer advice on how makeup will look in photos and can choose products that stand up to heat.

How much is a makeup artist for a wedding?

It typically costs between $90 and $475 for a wedding makeup artist. Things that affect the cost include whether the service is provided only for the bride or if the whole wedding party needs makeup done.

How do I find a hair and makeup artist for my wedding?

To find hair and makeup artists for your wedding, do a search for these specialists and then check online reviews to see what others think of their work. Consider a paid trial run. It’s an extra cost, but it lets you see the work before your wedding day.

Should I get a makeup artist for my wedding?

Getting or not getting a makeup artist for your wedding is a personal decision, but it can be worth the cost. In addition to helping you look more beautiful, makeup artists are skilled at choosing products that hide skin issues that can otherwise show in photos, such as blemishes.

When should I hire a makeup artist for my wedding?

You should typically book your makeup artist six to nine months before your wedding. This alleviates last-minute stress and makes sure the artist you choose keeps the date open for you.

What do makeup artists use?

Makeup artists typically use a mix of professional grade cosmetics and drugstore products. Professional brushes are also a normal part of a makeup artist's kit. For lighting, these artists typically try to work in natural lighting, or they may use LED lighting to apply makeup.

Do I tip my makeup artist?

If you’re having your makeup done at a store’s cosmetic counter, tipping isn’t expected and often is not allowed by the store. However, it’s fairly common, and a nice compliment, to tip the makeup artist who does your wedding or special event makeup if you’re satisfied with the final effect.

Is being a makeup artist a good career?

Being a makeup artist can be an interesting and lucrative career. Makeup artists can end up visiting a lot of interesting places and meeting new people. The work is different every day, and you can enjoy using your creativity to build your career.

How do I become a makeup artist?

Join a makeup artistry training program. Then, if your state requires certification or licensing, apply for the needed credentials. Consider specializing as a way to move into a niche, such as wedding makeup or videography makeup. Take a lot of photos of your work to add to your portfolio for marketing your services.

What do I need to become a makeup artist?

To become a makeup artist, you need to check your state’s licensing requirements and get into a reputable training program. You then need to take the required licensing exams and get plenty of hands-on experience through an apprenticeship or additional on-the-job training.

What is a professional makeup artist called?

A professional makeup artist is typically referred to as an MUA, which stands for makeup artist. Some other names a makeup artist can be called are cosmetologist, beautician, and aesthetician. However, the other job titles typically include other services, such as doing nails, that makeup artists don’t offer.

How do I become a professional makeup artist?

Choose a reputable training program. These programs can be offered by brick-and-mortar institutions or in online formats. Build your makeup kit and follow safety protocols for the makeup while you’re studying. Get any certifications your state requires and build a portfolio through an apprenticeship or by creating makeup looks for your friends.

Do you need a license to be a makeup artist?

Some states require makeup artists to be licensed while others don’t. Some states might require you to get a cosmetology license or an aesthetician’s license. Other states only require a makeup artist to have taken a certified training program.

How do I get a makeup artist license?

After completing your makeup artistry training program, apply to the agency in your state that manages this type of licensing. For example, in Michigan, the agency that handles licensing is the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Licensing can also be offered through a state’s cosmetology board.

How do I become a celebrity makeup artist?

To become a celebrity makeup artist, develop and perfect your makeup artistry skills. If you don’t already live near some celebrities, move to an area where celebrities live. Accept an apprenticeship with a makeup artist who serves celebrities, or get a job in a salon that’s frequented by celebrities.

How much money does a makeup artist make?

Makeup artists who work out of beauty salons, such as wedding makeup artists, typically make an average of $32,740 per year if working full time. Makeup artists who work in theater or movies typically earn a significantly higher wage that’s an average of $99,990 per year.

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