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Destiny and Light Hair & Makeup Group

Tampa, FL 33615
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Business Description

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.

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4.5

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Elena Joseph

Tampa, FL 33629
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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.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (3)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Dunedin, FL 34698
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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.

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5.0

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Hair and Makeup by Nereida

Valrico, FL 33596
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Business Description

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.

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4.9
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4.9 / 5 (34)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (22)

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Irina Bilka Hair And Makeup

Tampa, FL 33629
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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.

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5.0
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Jackie Riley Makeup

Tampa, FL 33606
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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.

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5.0

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Jess Waldrop Makeup Artist

Brandon, FL 33511
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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.

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5.0 / 5 (16)
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Lili's Weddings

Tampa, FL 33615
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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!”

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4.8
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4.8 / 5 (74)
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5.0 / 5 (11)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Lindsay Does Makeup

Tampa, FL 33602
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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.

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Style Hair and Makeup

Tampa, FL 33611
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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.

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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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