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Best Makeup Artists
in San Francisco

Why These Makeup Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored makeup artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best makeup artists in San Francisco, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Bridal Beauty Hair & Makeup By Lia

Bridal Beauty Hair & Makeup By Lia offers a range professional beauty and styling services for traditional, ethnic, and City Hall weddings, as well as fashion editorials, corporate headshots, television, and film. From blushing brides to flower girls and even the groom, the company's talented and experienced hair and makeup artist creates custom looks for the big day, and customers have called Lia "An absolutely amazing makeup artist!" The company also offers service for destination weddings for an added travel fee.

San Francisco, CA 94112


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Chris McDonald Makeup

Whether clients are looking for a soft and natural glow or alluring glamour, the owner/artist of Chris McDonald Makeup has the experience, talent and skills to create customized makeup for any occasion. The company offers on-location and destination makeup and styling services for print, video, weddings, special events and private makeup lessons. With 20+ years as a makeup pro, she's a team player who works with her clients to help them create just the look they want in a a calm, fun environment. One happy client said "She and her team made everyone look gorgeous and natural" and another said, "She makes you the most beautiful version of yourself!"

San Francisco, CA 94118


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Coy Makeup

For more than five years Coy Makeup has been providing the finest in makeup services, including wedding and event makeup, dramatic makeup and body painting, and theatrical makeup. The company's work has appeared at L.A. Fashion Week and in music videos, print ads, and local opera. The company's skilled hair and makeup artists create the perfect look for any wedding, from traditional to vintage to cutting edge. Customers can use the contact form on the company's website to request a price quote.

San Francisco, CA 94133


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Dreamcatcher Artistry

Customers have called the services and makeup artists at Dreamcatcher Artistry "absolutely wonderful!" and "…incredible in every way." The award-winning company offers world-class makeup and hair styling for any special occasion, including complete customized service for brides and members of the wedding party, starting at $200 for full airbrush bridal makeup. Customers can choose from a range of beauty services like airbrush tanning, clip-in hair extensions, and a full set of individual lashes, and the company provides styling for commercial work and photo shoots.

San Francisco, CA 94102


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Eliza Desch Makeup & Hair

Eliza Desch Makeup & Hair is a full-service San Francisco beauty service that provides expert styling for photo shoots, commercials, and special occasions of all kinds. The company offers full-service bridal styling, customized to make every bride shine, and one happy customer said: "I can't even begin to describe how wonderful it was working with Eliza for my wedding." The company also offers two-hour in-home makeup lessons for $200, and makeup party classes for groups of three or more, for $75 per person.

San Francisco, CA 94925


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Eye Candy SF

Customers have called the owner of Eye Candy SF "INCREDIBLE!" and love the company's professional makeup and skincare services. The company's team of makeup artists and hairstylists offer an extensive selection of aesthetic services such as brow shaping, microblading, brow and lash tinting, threading, and lash perms. In-salon and on-site bridal beauty packages are available, as well as brow shaping and threading services for men. Customers can call or contact the company on the website to schedule an appointment.

San Francisco, CA 94109


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Fresh Face Makeup

Fresh Face Makeup is a team of professional makeup artists and hairstylists that specialize in bridal styling, and one happy bride said, "Thank you so much fresh face makeup!! You really made our wedding day special!" Customers can call the company to request a pre-wedding trial to find the perfect look, and wedding day services start at $195 for traditional bride's makeup and $95 for traditional bridesmaid's makeup. Hairstyling starts at $225 for brides. Service is also available for professional headshots and special events.

San Francisco, CA 94104


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Imagi by Fiona

Since 2010 Imagi by Fiona has been providing top-quality makeup and hairstyling for weddings, events, and photo shoots. The company's experienced beauty artist has a passion for making every customer look like a star, and offers a range of customized, full-service packages for brides and members of the weddings party. The company also offers one-on-one and group makeup lessons to help customers learn about the latest cutting-edge techniques and products. Customers can call or contact the company on the website for price quotes.

Burlingame, CA 94010


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JBeautique is an award-winning makeup studio that provides full-service wedding, event, and photo shoot styling. The company offers a range of makeup and hairstyling packages for engagement, beauty, and boudoir photo shoots starting at $300. Wedding day bridal styling includes options like airbrush makeup, individual or strip lashes, and touch-ups kits, and City Hall elopement hair and makeup starts at just $350 Monday through Thursday. Customers have called the company's services "phenomenal," and one happy bride wrote, "…I cannot thank you enough."

Millbrae, CA 94030


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Lavish Hair and Makeup Studio

Lavish Hair and Makeup Studio is a full-service hair and beauty salon that provides world-class beauty styling for weddings, special events, and everyday glamor. On-location bridal services include full custom makeup application starting at $169, bridal hairstyling starting at $184, and flower girl hairstyling for just $54 for children aged eight and under. The company also offers professional hair services such as cuts, color, perms, and Brazilian blowouts, as well as makeup lessons and professional makeup application for photo shoots.

San Francisco, CA 94109


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Lela Nguyen Hair and Makeup Artist

The team of beauty experts at Lela Nguyen Hair and Makeup Artist are passionate about making customers look amazing, and specialize in bridal, pageant, and special occasion styling, always with a focus on highlighting natural beauty. Customers have left rave reviews about the company's services and staff, like one bride who said "Lela, thank you for making me always feel and look so beautiful on my special day!" The company also offers private, one-on-one makeup lessons and makeup parties.

San Francisco, CA 94118


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Makeup by Stacy

Makeup by Stacy is a professional San Francisco makeup artistry service that specializes in customized beauty styling for weddings, and one customer called the company's services "ABSOLUTELY TRANSFORMATIVE!!" From weddings to fashion editorials to photo shoots, the company's talented and highly experienced makeup artist designs the perfect look for every customer's needs and lifestyle. In-studio makeup lessons are also available, starting at $350. Customers can use the scheduling tool on the company's website to check availability and book an appointment.

San Francisco, CA 94110


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Makeup Gourmet

The owner and master makeup artist at Makeup Gourmet has been styling celebrities and models around the world for over 30 years and offers star-quality makeup and training services to customers throughout San Francisco and surrounding areas. The company provides expert makeup application and styling for weddings, photo shoots, and special occasions. Professional training courses are available, as well as live online training and consultation, public speaking engagements, and private makeup lessons. Customers can email the company for price quotes and information.

San Francisco, CA 94103


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Maria Lee Makeup and Hair

Customers have called the owner of Maria Lee Makeup and Hair "a wonderful makeup artist," and love the company's top-quality beauty services. The company offers an extensive menu of professional makeup and styling services for boudoir photo shoots, weddings and events, holidays, fashion shows, tattoo and scar camouflage, and special effects. Complete bridal makeup and hairstyling are available for traditional and City Hall weddings, including add-on options like custom false eyelashes, airbrush makeup, and hair and makeup touch-ups throughout the wedding day.

San Francisco, CA 94115


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PMA Professional Makeup Artistry

Award-winning PMA Professional Makeup Artistry has earned a reputation as one of the state's premier makeup and hairstyling services, and one happy customer wrote, "Hiring PMA was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding." The company offers full-service wedding day makeup and hair styling for brides and bridesmaids starting at $1,800, as well as styling services for couture photo shoots and fashion editorials. The company also offers a range of makeup and hairstyling workshops and lessons starting at $500.

San Francisco, CA 94107


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Rebecca Taff Hairstylist and Makeup Artist

Rebecca Taff Hairstylist and Makeup Artist provides customized makeup and styling services for fashion shows, editorials, photo shoots, special occasions, and film, television, and print advertising. The company's styling work has been seen in publications such as Cosmopolitan China, Refinery 29, and Elle Magazine, and offers professional service to models, celebrities, and individual customers of all ages. Customers can call or email the company to request information and pricing and to schedule an appointment with the company's world-class makeup artist.

San Mateo, CA 94403


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Tamra-Marie Makeup Artistry

Tamra-Marie Makeup Artistry provides over a decade of industry experience in making models, spokespersons, and brides look like stars. The company's talented makeup and hairstyling artist creates customized looks that have been featured in publications like Bazaar and "O" Magazine. On-site bridal services include custom faux lashes, classic makeup, and airbrush makeup, and service is also available for destination weddings. One happy bride wrote, "Tamra has an amazing ability to make the most beautiful women in the world look even better."

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The Glamourist

The Glamourist is an award-winning company that provides makeup and hairstyling services for weddings, events, portraits, commercial shoots, and editorials. The company's expert stylist specializes in weddings and offers a range of bridal packages like the basic package for $1,000 which includes full makeup and hair styling, airbrush foundation, false eyelashes, and a touch-up kit. Add-on services such as tattoo coverage, makeup lessons, and faux eyelashes are also available. Customers can call, email, or contact the company on the website to schedule a consultation.

San Francisco, CA 94043


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Triple Twist

The owner of Triple Twist has more than 20 years of professional makeup and hairstyling experience, including experience as a former star artist for Cirque du Soleil, and now uses those skills to make brides look their absolute best on the special day. The company offers a range of bridal styling packages for traditional and City Hall weddings, as well as pre-wedding trial runs, and private and group makeup lessons. Customers can use the contact form on the company's website to request price quotes.

San Francisco, CA 94102


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