Laurels

Best Makeup
Artists in New
Orleans
2020

Why These Makeup Artists?

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

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 79 53 14

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

About Face of New Orleans

About Face of New Orleans is based in Old Metairie Village and serves clients in the New Orleans metro area. The studio's five licensed makeup artists and estheticians offer a range of makeup and skincare services, including both traditional and airbrush makeup application, false lashes, waxing, dermaplaning, and a variety of facial treatments and chemical peels. Bridal makeup services are also available, and the makeup artists teach makeup lessons at the studio.

Beauty Marks

Beauty Marks is the New Orleans-based makeup and waxing studio of licensed esthetician Megan Marks, who has been in the industry in the New Orleans area for more than five years. The studio offers a variety of makeup and waxing services, specializing in wedding makeup. Marks' work has been featured in a variety of publications and venues, including NOLA Fashion Week, Felicity Magazine, and New Orleans Magazine. She offers makeup lessons for both individuals and groups in the studio.

New Orleans, LA 70130

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Dazzle Doll Makeup and Hair

Dazzle Doll Makeup and Hair is the mobile studio of certified MAC Pro Artist Ann Marie White, who was raised in New Orleans and has been a beauty professional for almost a decade. White offers a full slate of hair and makeup services, performed either on location or in the studio, for weddings, editorial fashion shoots, and individual before-and-after glamour portraits, among other events. The studio is located in New Orleans, and the artists can travel throughout the surrounding area for an additional fee depending on distance.

New Orleans, LA 70002

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Face By Trace

Face By Trace is the studio of makeup artist Tracie Turner, who is based in Metairie and serves clients throughout the New Orleans metro area, Southern Louisiana, and Mississippi. Turner's work has appeared on VH1 and WGN America and in National Geographic Magazine, and she has worked with the New Orleans Pelican Dancers and done male grooming for the New Orleans Saints. Turner specializes in bridal and engagement makeup, and also offers before-and-after glamour makeup photoshoots.

Metairie, LA 70001

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Fairytales and Brides

Fairytales and Brides is a bridal studio based in New Orleans and serving clients throughout the surrounding area. The studio offers services including hair design, airbrush makeup, formal lash application, and pre-wedding day trials of all of the above. Owner and primary consultant Gaby Jimenez is fluent in Spanish and has been praised by previous clients for her friendliness and professionalism. The studio can be contacted at any time of day via phone call or Skype.

New Orleans, LA 70181

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Flawless Bride

Flawless Bride is the mobile bridal hair and makeup studio of Metairie-based makeup artist Heather Burnham. The studio is featured in The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and won a Best of Borrowed & Blue award in 2016. Brides can choose from a variety of services, including updos, blowouts, extensions, false lashes, brow styling, and traditional or airbrush makeup. Makeup services are also available for portrait sessions and other events.

Metairie, LA 70003

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Kelly LeBlanc Makeup Artistry

Kelly LeBlanc Makeup Artistry is a Metairie-based makeup studio serving bridal clients in the New Orleans area, throughout the country, and internationally. LeBlanc offers services both in the studio and on location, including bridal makeup for $85 and mother of the bride and bridesmaid makeup for $55 per person. Bridal makeup lessons are also available for brides who want to do their own makeup on their wedding day.

Metairie, LA 70005

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Lynna Vo

Lynna Vo is a New Orleans-based makeup artist who has been involved with several local institutions, including New Orleans Fashion Week and the New Orleans Pelican Dancers. Vo offers a variety of makeup services, including wedding and other event makeup, fashion show makeup, and à la carte services like brow tweezing, individual lashes, and strip lashes. Vo is able to travel outside of New Orleans for an additional fee.

New Orleans, LA 70124

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Makeup by Meggan

Makeup by Meggan is the Kenner-based makeup studio of Meggan Ory, who has been doing makeup professionally for more than a decade. Ory's makeup looks have been featured on numerous local magazine covers and on the TLC show Four Weddings. She specializes in editorial and bridal makeup, describing her style as "glamorous, smokey eyed southern brides.” In addition to makeup, facials and waxing services are also available.

Kenner, LA 70062

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NOLA Bridal Artistry

NOLA Bridal Artistry is the New Orleans-based bridal hair and makeup studio of Christine Fitzpatrick, a L'Oreal Professionnel Educator and Artist. Founded in 2014, the studio offers both traditional makeup application and High Definition Airbrush makeup, along with lash application and hair styling. Clients who are, or whose fiancés are, members of the military or veterans receive a 20 percent discount on hair and makeup services.

New Orleans, LA 70115

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Posh Salon and Spa

Posh Salon and Spa is based in Boutte and serves clients from throughout the New Orleans metro area. Owner and makeup artist Ashley Sea has been working in the beauty industry for nearly a decade, and the salon is a 2015 The Knot Best of Weddings pick and a Featured Wedding Vendor on Borrowed & Blue. Sea specializes in weddings, beauty, and editorial styling, offering a variety of hair and airbrush makeup packages. Specialty hair services like keratin smoothing treatments, color correction, and special effects are also available, and the salon's stylists can travel for weddings.

Boutte, LA 70039

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PreauxFace

PreauxFace is a mobile hair and makeup studio operating out of New Orleans. The studio provides makeup services for a variety of events and media, including weddings, film and television shoots, and editorial fashion photography. The studio has been featured in ELLE Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Allure, Marie Claire, and more, and won a Best of Weddings award from The Knot in 2017. Personal shopping and makeup coaching services are also available.

New Orleans, LA 70119

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The Robert Hudson Makeup Studio

The Robert Hudson Makeup Studio is located in New Orleans and has had work featured in numerous local and national media outlets, including Vogue, Spin, Women's Wear Daily, TLC, and music videos by Sheryl Crow and Ne-Yo. In addition to fashion and celebrity makeup, Hudson also offers wedding makeup services in studio and on location. 90-minute makeup lessons are also available.

New Orleans, LA 70118

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Wink Eyelash Bar and Makeup Studio

Wink Eyelash Bar and Makeup Studio is based in Metairie and serves clients throughout the New Orleans metro area. The studio offers one-on-one makeup and eyelash services, specializing in airbrush makeup. Both on-location and in-studio services are available for weddings, boudoir photography, professional photography, parties, film, and fashion events. Makeup lessons, in which the studio's makeup artists teach clients new techniques using the makeup they already own, are also available.

Metairie, LA 70005

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