Best Makeup
Artists in Tampa

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 analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best makeup artists in Tampa, FL.

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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.

Breonna Queen Beauty

Breonna Queen Beauty, based in Tampa, offers a range of services including bridal makeup, high-quality photography, prom, and fitness competition makeup, airbrush foundation, and tattoo cover-up. The makeup artist enhances each client’s unique natural beauty and recommends simple, yet beautiful makeup looks. She also offers video tutorials online but does not offer hairstyling.

Tampa, FL(727) 433-8411


Destiny and Light Hair & Makeup Group

Destiny and Light Hair & Makeup Group is a team of licensed professionals in Tampa experienced in all hair types and skin complexions. The artists cut, color, and straighten hair, and apply various makeup techniques for weddings, boudoir sessions, and fantasy photo shoots. Hair and makeup packages in studio range from $120 to $140, depending on whether the foundation is traditional or airbrush. Clients have the option of booking hairstyling and makeup application on location combined with a glam photoshoot for $350 per person.

Tampa, FL(813) 476-8386


Elena Joseph

Elena Joseph is a professional makeup artist and licensed hair stylist with over 15 years of experience in Tampa and the surrounding area. She has won her first hair competition with an updo entry while in Cosmetology School and since then has serviced over 400 brides. The artist is a Pivot Point Academy graduate with top honors and a Goldwell certified colorist. As a 2nd generation cosmetologist, she has passed the hair styling legacy to her daughter who became the 3rd generation of hair stylists in the family.

Tampa, FL(813) 966-7747


Fairytale Make-up Design

Fairytale Make-up Design is the studio of a professional certified makeup artist in Tampa that serves industry professionals, corporate clients, and the public. The owner offers a variety of makeup application techniques, personalized shopping services, and lessons. A customer said, “She is affordable and always on time when traveling to me. I love my makeup the way she does it and can never seem to recreate it.”

Tampa, FL(813) 317-9095


Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Femme Akoi Beauty Studio is a full-service hair salon and special events beauty team in Dunedin that is available on location or in the studio. The team provides makeup services in the Tampa Bay area for engagements, weddings, maternity, portraits, photo shoots, editorial, and special effects. A makeup session price is $75, and a bridal package including airbrush makeup, lashes, and hair costs $165. The artists offer hair and makeup classes individually or in a group setting.

Dunedin, FL(727) 266-2233


Hair and Makeup by Nereida

Hair and Makeup by Nereida is owned by a licensed esthetician in Valrico whose skills include airbrush makeup for weddings, television, high fashion, stage and runway shows, and photo shoots. The founder’s motto is, “I am not done until you love what I have done,” and she is the official makeup artist to the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders. She received her training at the Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy in Tampa and James Ryder Makeup Labs.

Valrico, FL(813) 373-0797


Irina Bilka Hair And Makeup

Irina Bilka Hair and Makeup is a Tampa-based professional hair artist who specializes in high fashion and wedding hair and makeup. The artist has been certified by the Beauty Academy in Saint Petersburg where she received an award for being most creative. Her work has appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, FACEON, Orlando Wedding, Modern Salon, Behind the Chair on Paper, and more. Her specialty and passion are working on editorial shoots, runway shows, television, and creating tutorial DVDs. Irina owns a bridal company that provides hair and makeup services on location all around Florida.

Tampa, FL(727) 251-3884


Jackie Riley Makeup

Jackie Riley Makeup is the practice of a professional makeup artist in Tampa who has experience in the cosmetics industry. She started her company to utilize her artistic skills and knowledge of makeup products to create individualized beauty experiences for her clients. The services offered include consultation, trial, facial preparation, and makeup application for brides and wedding parties, special occasions, and pageants, as well as mobile tanning and tanning parties.

Tampa, FL(813) 368-0055


Jennifer Gaffney Glam

Jennifer Gaffney Glam is a certified makeup artist in Tampa who offers on-site makeup services for weddings, television productions, and special events. The founder is the Key Makeup Artist on “Retirement Today” on ABC in Houston and on “Retirement Talk” on CBS and NBC in Tampa. The full-day charge for television and film makeup services is $500, and the price for a bridal makeup is $65.

Tampa, FL(813) 270-8464


Jess Waldrop Makeup Artist

Jess Waldrop Makeup Artist is owned by a professional makeup artist and stylist with over 20 years of experience in Brandon and its surroundings. The studio specializes in creating makeup and hair for boudoir, maternity, fashion photography, print, and headshots, but the company is no longer booking bridal clients. The makeup artist’s style preference is for a vintage, classic, and clean look, and her work has been featured in publications around the world.

Brandon, FL(813) 990-0063


Lili's Weddings

Lili’s Weddings is a professional team that provides on-location beauty services for hair and makeup in Tampa and the surrounding areas. The founder has over 20 years of experience as a professional hair stylist and has worked for Walt Disney World Weddings, Disney Channel, Travel Channel, American Idol, Universal Studios, and more. A bride who used the hair and makeup services shared, “I never knew I could look so glamorous!”

Tampa, FL(813) 313-6747


Lindsay Does Makeup

Lindsay Does Makeup is an artistry team in Tampa that specializes in photography, fashion, wedding, special occasion, production, stage, and editorial makeup. The team has worked with every ethnicity and can provide the appropriate foundation for people of every color, but the company does not provide hair services. Makeup in the studio costs $60, and at a location of the client's choice within 30 miles the price is $80. Customers can take a makeup class for $125, and combine it with a concierge makeup shopping session for $60.

Tampa, FL(941) 504-2208


Shanay Miller

Shanay Miller is a professional makeup artist, and her specialties are wedding and beauty makeup. She is located in Tampa but is available to travel for an additional fee. Her basic glam makeup package includes foundation, eye shadow, synthetic strip lashes, lip color, blush, and brow enhancement, and the price is $65. Natural male makeup costs $45, and a tattoo cover-up starts at $25.

Tampa, FL(813) 846-9780


Style Hair and Makeup

Style Hair and Makeup is an on-location professional hair and makeup company that provides beauty services in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. The team of certified and licensed experts specializes in hairstyles and makeup for weddings, photo shoots, and special events. The bridal package including hair and makeup costs $180, and a travel fee of $50 per artist may be added, if services booked include less than four artists and the distance of the location is above 40 miles.

Tampa, FL(813) 500-1469


Tampa Bay Premier Artists

Tampa Bay Premier Artists is a professional wedding makeup artist and hairstylist studio in Tampa and the surrounding cities with nearly 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. The team specializes in makeup and hair for production, print, events, and special occasions, and travels to the client’s location. The owner is a former senior makeup artist and hairstylist for CNN in Los Angeles and has had the opportunity to work at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, SAG Awards, and the Emmys.

Tampa Bay, FL(727) 409-5883


Tiara Styles Beauty

Tiara Styles Beauty is a mobile hair and makeup service company in Tampa whose owner has graduated from Manhattan Hair Academy and has experience working with artists, photographers, and models. The team's artists welcome clients of all ages, ethnicities, skin types, and style preferences and they specialize in airbrush makeup, lashes extensions, and a variety of hair extensions. Besides the traditional wedding packages, clients can choose a South Indian Bridal Party style package including makeup, brow shaping, face contouring, natural strip lashes, and henna application.

Tampa, FL(813) 777-9253


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