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Best Makeup Artists
in Minneapolis

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 Minneapolis, MN.

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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.

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Cara Sophia

Cara Sophia offers her expertise in makeup artistry, hair styling, and wardrobe for a variety of projects in the Minneapolis area and worldwide including beauty and fashion shows, editorial shoots, film and broadcasting events, corporate headshots and advertising, music videos, and more. Her impressive list of clientele includes American Express, Blockbuster, General Mills, Mercy Hospital, Northwest Airlines, and many others. Her artistry has appeared in films and magazines including People Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, North Country, Babes in Toyland, Naturally 7, and many more. Professional clients stated “her professionalism on set are absolutely top-notch,” “talented, creative and a pleasure to have on set,” and “a true professional and a perfectionist with makeup and wardrobe.”

Minneapolis, MN, 55410 (612) 328-0800


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Colour Me Joy

Colour Me Joy is the Minneapolis salon of makeup artist, Alison Joy Miller, with experience in creating the perfect look for commercials, editorials, fashion, video, print, television, and weddings since 2003. Alison received her training from Aveda Institute in Minneapolis for Esthetics, The Makeup Designory in LA for Media Makeup, The Dinair Institute in LA for Airbrush, and the Dermal Institute in Chicago for Advanced Esthetics. She is available for makeup applications for weddings, photo shoots, and other special events. Bridal rates include packages for the bride and options for the bridal party with other rates for photo shoots including full day and half day prices, and customizable special events pricing. Satisfied clients noted “attention to detail is flawless,” and “would highly recommend Alison.”

Minneapolis, MN, 55438 (813) 293-9156


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Hayley Sachs Artistry

Hayley Sachs Artistry in St. Paul began with her aesthetics training at The Aveda Institute in Minneapolis with further study at Faces Etc. of MN for multi-media makeup. Hayley enjoys bridal makeup applications including the option of airbrush makeup and hair styling, commercial photo shoots, special events, and makeup lessons and parties. Satisfied brides noted “affordable, but delivered the same quality as someone twice her price,” “my hair was flawless, and my makeup was perfect,” and “a great eye for emphasizing natural beauty that is fresh and flawless.” Hayley Sachs Artistry received The Knot’s 2015 award for Best of Weddings.

Saint Paul, MN, 55101 (320) 424-0842


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Lianna Rose

Lianna Rose has more than a decade of expertise in the beauty industry specializing in makeup artistry for brides, print, editorial, runway, and fashion shoots, films, and other special events. Lianna’s work has been featured in multiple fashion magazines including The Look, Minnesota Bride Magazine, The Knot Magazine, and HerLife Magazine. She is an Artistic Advisor and makeup artist with Creative Beaute Agency and a regional makeup artist for Bobbi Brown and Christian Dior cosmetics. Her services are available at Spalon Montage in Woodbury for skin treatments, waxing, and makeup application, and she is willing to travel for any occasion or event. Lianna Rose enjoys teaching individual or group makeup lessons on site or at Semple Mansion in Minneapolis by appointment.

Saint Paul, MN, 55101 (651) 343-4940


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Luminous Beauty LLC

Luminous Beauty LLC operates in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been providing makeup and skin care services since 2015. Clients can book customized makeup sessions for large celebrations or events such as weddings, birthdays or job interviews, which can be done on-site or in the company's salon. Professional skin care treatments and private or group makeup application lessons are also available. The company is an awardee of The Knot Best of Weddings from 2017 to 2019.

1517 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55413
(612) 281-7534


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MN Bridal Hair & Makeup Artistry

MN Bridal Hair & Makeup Artistry is a team of highly skilled and experienced makeup and hair artists trained in all aspects of bridal hair and makeup in St. Paul. Packages for bridal hair and makeup include a pre-wedding trial and services on location for the wedding day with a minimum of three people booked for each event during the busy wedding season from May to October. Special rates are available during the off-season months of November through April on bridal packages. Satisfied brides reported “services were such a great value and the quality was remarkable,” “celebrity level hair and makeup styling for your big day,” and “my hair was exactly the way I wanted it with my natural curls.”

Saint Paul, MN, 55101 (612) 718-2056


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Mollie Kae

Mollie Kae is a worldwide hair stylist and makeup artist based in Minneapolis with training from The Aveda Institute, MAC Pro, BARE Essentials, James Ryder Makeup Labs, and more. Her list of clientele includes MTV’s Made, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, and Minnesota Bride. Mollie has provided her services for many weddings, engagements, professional photo shoots, fitness competitions, modeling and runway events, marketing shoots, and more. She also offers her makeup and hair styling services for other special occasions including proms, sweet 16 parties, family portraits, and theater events.

Minneapolis, MN, 55401 (218) 428-0916


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Nan Fletcher

Nan Fletcher is a makeup artist in Minneapolis with training from the Aveda Institute. Her experience includes runway shows, political commercials, short films, theater, and print advertising with a focus on bridal makeup. She is also available for special events and makeup application lessons. A satisfied bride noted “made me look like a bride, but also look like myself.”

Minneapolis, MN, 55417 (612) 827-5775


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Nicole Fae Artists

Nicole Fae Artists is a team of professional makeup artists and hair stylists in St. Paul offering a range of beautification services for weddings and other special events. The Faemous Bridal Package includes makeup and bridal hair with a three-hour pre-wedding trial run, makeup and hair on the day of the wedding, a pre-wedding brow grooming and spray tan, and makeup touch-up and spray tan care kits. Nicole Fae Artists schedule “Model Days” and invite willing participants to sign up to allow Nicole and her team of artists the opportunity to improve their techniques, try out new products, and test run new services for little to no cost. Happy brides noted “a relaxing and comfortable experience with beautiful results,” “made me feel like a princess on my special day,” and “I will be a lifelong customer of Nicole.”

Saint Paul, MN, 55101 (952) 292-4775


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