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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Louisville Makeup Artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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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.

Andrea Ahl

Andrea Ahl is a Louisville makeup artist who began her career as a licensed cosmetologist but soon started taking on fashion and film makeup application. She has worked on "multiple national and international photography, film, and commercial projects," and looks forward to working with new clients on such projects.

Louisville, KY 40201


Angie Maxwell

Angie Maxwell is an airbrush makeup artist in Jeffersonville who studied at the Award Studio in Los Angeles and has received media makeup certification. Angie is available for commercial, fashion, wedding, prom, anniversary, derby, and corporate events. Bridal makeup includes a trial run before the wedding day.

Jeffersonville, IN 47130


Bacco Salon & Boutique

Bacco Salon & Boutique is a Louisville "full-service Aveda concept salon" with nine years of industry experience. The boutique sells jewelry, handbags, clothing, and accessories while the salon offers hair services, waxing, and makeup. Makeup applications are between $40 and $50 and makeup lessons are $50. Photography and wedding makeup services are also offered.

Louisville, KY 40204


Beauty by Bethany

Beauty by Bethany is a Louisville company offering bridal, studio, and commercial makeup services as well as makeup lessons. The minimum fee for weddings is $400 in the Louisville metro or $600 outside the metro. The bridal star package includes airbrush makeup, a studio bridal preview, wedding-day makeup for the bride plus one attendant, faux lashes, brow shaping, and a bridal touch-up kit for $400.

Louisville, KY 40222


Faux Finish Studios

Faux Finish Studios is a Louisville company specializing in spray tanning, body wraps, airbrush and traditional makeup, and faux lashes. Makeup lessons, makeovers, and parties are also available. Services are offered at the company's studio and at clients' locations. Bridal makeup can be requested on the company's website by submitting an online form.

Louisville, KY 40243


Hope Mitchell

Hope Mitchell is a professional Louisville makeup artist who has worked in the industry since 2001. Hope has applied commercial, bridal, fashion, runway, television, and print makeup. Her work has been rated on WeddingWire and featured on The Knot. For bridal makeup, Hope's primary goal is to "pamper the bride and make sure that everyone looks flawless." Clients are encouraged to email the artist directly for pricing and date availability.

Louisville, KY 40245


J Michael's Spa & Salon

J Michael's Spa & Salon in Louisville believes that "everyone deserves a little luxury, especially when it comes to their hair and skin!" The company is a Jane Iredale exclusive salon and only uses high-quality mineral makeup, with applications starting at $45 and makeup lessons at $65. Bridal makeup starts at $55 for the bride and $45 for members of the wedding party.

Louisville, KY 40206


JoAnne Wolf

JoAnne Wolf is a Louisville makeup artist who specializes in television and film production and bridal makeup. JoAnne started her career as a model and has over 15 years of experience in the makeup industry. She is currently "one of the most highly regarded makeup artists for film, television, print, and weddings" in the Louisville region. A client testimonial describes JoAnne as "professional and very talented" at what she does.

Louisville, KY 40204


Lanz Style Studio

Lanz Style Studio is the company of Teresa Lanz, "Louisville's premier professional makeup artist and stylist." Makeup applications begin at $65 and include "seasonal colors and fresh application techniques" to keep clients on trend. The "ultimate makeup lesson" costs $150 for two hours and includes a 10% discount on any products purchased on the day of the lesson. Wedding day makeup is $120 for the bride and includes lashes and a complimentary lipstick.

Louisville, KY 40207


Lesa Miller

Lesa Miller is a full-time freelance stylist and makeup artist who has been in the industry for over 30 years and works exclusively in print, film, and television advertising. Lesa is based in Louisville, but travels throughout the region into Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee, along with her home state of Kentucky. She has worked on national ad campaigns, Disney feature films, television, local advertising campaigns, and many other projects. Present and past clients include AT&T, the Travel Channel, ESPN, Progressive Insurance, and McDonald's. In a client testimonial, Lesa is described as enthusiastic, professional, and as having an eye for "impeccable styling, hair, makeup, props, and wardrobe."

Fisherville, KY 40023


Makeup by Pamela Butler

Makeup by Pamela Butler is a Louisville company offering makeup services for weddings, photography sessions, films, runway shows, and television. Pamela has 23 years of experience and has won The Knot's Best Wedding award every year since 2013. The bridal package for wedding day makeup for the bride only is $225, with a $75 makeup trial. Bridal hair services are also available for additional fees.

Louisville, KY 40291


Makeup by Rick Bancroft

Makeup by Rick Bancroft is a Louisville company offering fashion, celebrity, modeling, television, film, prom, reunions, and wedding makeup applications. Rick is an award-winning professional makeup artist and cosmetologist who has perfected a "unique highlight contour technique" that is highly sought after and cannot be replicated through airbrush makeup. Wedding makeup packages vary based on the number of attendance.

Louisville, KY 40243


Marie Fulkerson

Marie Fulkerson is a Jeffersonville certified professional makeup artist who also focuses on hair design. Marie teaches a makeup master class and has created a line of age-defying skin care. Interested clients are encouraged to contact Marie directly for pricing and services.

Jeffersonville, IN 47130


Michaela Frances Artistry

Michaela Frances Artistry is the Louisville company of Michaela Reeves, a professional makeup artist with over nine years of experience in bridal, event, and editorial makeup. She "uses a range of prestigious and celebrated cosmetics in her kit, focusing on mainly cruelty-free and paraben-free brands." Bridal, boudoir, editorial, and media makeup services are available. Makeup lessons are $150 for two hours, while a bridal makeup trial is $75 and wedding day bridal makeup is $125. There is a $400 minimum booking fee for weddings on Saturdays in May, June, September, and October.

Louisville, KY 40204


Vanity Haus LLC

Vanity Haus is the Louisville company of a makeup and hair stylist with over seven years of experience who works full time applying makeup for television, print, video, film, corporate events, and special events. The artist's philosophy is that "imagination, creation, and diligent practice play key roles in shaping each makeup artist project from film and television to print and special effects."

609 W. Main St. 2nd floor
Louisville, KY 40202


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