Best Makeup Artists in New Orleans

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.

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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.

Read more about our selection process

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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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