Laurels
Best Makeup Artists
in Kansas City
2017

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 Kansas City, MO.

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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.

Ashley Nelson Studios

Ashley Nelson Studios is based in Overland Park and offers a range of hair, makeup, waxing, nail, and spa services. The studio creates its own line of makeup in house and offers seasonal makeup and skincare subscription bags. Bridal makeup services are available at $75 for the bride and $60 each for bridesmaids and the mother of the bride. A variety of rotating special hair, skin care, and spa packages are available on a seasonal basis.

Overland Park, KS(913) 620-7887

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Bridal Artistry Kansas City

Bridal Artistry Kansas City is an on-location makeup and hairstyling company serving the Kansas City area. The company was founded in Washington, D.C. more than 15 years ago, and stylists Lisa Lawson and Diann Dayton each have more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. Lawson and Dayton work exclusively with brides and wedding parties, offering a variety of hair and makeup packages in addition to à la carte services.

Overland Park, KS(913) 583-0747

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Devine Makeup Artistry

Devine Makeup Artistry was established by makeup artist and photographer Lora Devine, who also runs photography studio Devine Studios. Devine offers a variety of makeup and photography services, including "before and after" glamour shots, boudoir photography, makeup for fashion shows and editorials, television makeup, bridal makeup and photography, and maternity makeup and photography. Event makeup is $75 per person, and bridal makeup is $100, including false eyelashes and application. Trial rates are available for bridal parties. Devine can be contacted through a form on her website.

Kansas City, MO(816) 668-6061

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Faces Makeup Artistry

Faces Makeup Artistry is a makeup and skincare studio based in Kansas City and serving clients from the surrounding area. A variety of services are available at the studio, including makeup application, facials, dermaplaning, chemical peels, spray tans, lash extensions, fills, and flares, manicures, and pedicures. The studio accepts only one client at a time to ensure personal attention for each client and a tranquil, uncrowded atmosphere. Makeup lessons are also available on site.

Kansas City, MO(816) 878-7755

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Flaunt Esthetics

Flaunt Esthetics is a beauty, makeup and skin care studio located in the historic Westport neighborhood of Kansas City. The studio was founded by Master Esthetician Danie Hawkins and offers a variety of services, including facials, false lashes and lash extensions, and makeup application. Makeup services are available for weddings, editorial fashion shoots, and runway shows, and Flaunt's estheticians offer on-location services. Day and evening makeup looks are $40 each, while contour styles are $50.

Kansas City, MO(816) 419-4935

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Jolie Artistry

Jolie Artistry is the makeup studio of Jolie Carrillo-Allen, a professional makeup artist who has been in the business for more than 20 years. The studio is located in Mission and serves the Kansas City area. Carrillo-Allen offers makeup services for a variety of events, including weddings, proms, Sweet 16 parties, photoshoots, fashion shows, and photography workshops. She also teaches makeup lessons and helps with wardrobe styling for television and other video productions.

Mission, KS(816) 812-4146

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Kay Kremer

Kay Kremer is a Kansas City-based makeup artist with more than 12 years of experience. She creates makeup looks for a wide variety of events and purposes, including bridal, print, commercial, runway shows, boudoir photography, portrait photography, and other special occasions. Kremer works on location in the Kansas City area. She won a Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Award in 2014 and 2015 and has been a featured wedding vendor on Borrowed & Blue.

Kansas City, MO(319) 504-3606

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KC Lashes Makeup & Brow Bar

KC Lashes Makeup & Brow Bar is a lash, brow, and makeup studio serving clients in the Kansas City area. The studio employs three professional estheticians and lash artists, including Master Esthetician and Advanced Master Level Lash Stylist Tasha C. KC Lashes' lash services are known as some of the best in Kansas City, and other services are also available, including makeup, facials, and brow sculpting. Appointments can be booked 24/7 online at the studio's website.

Leawood, KS(913) 244-5771

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Kristine Kay Skin Spa

Kristine Kay Skin Spa is the skincare studio of “Beauty Artist” Kristine Kay, who has been in the makeup and skincare industry for more than 16 years. Kay offers a variety of skin- and makeup-related services, including spa facials, anti-aging treatments, acne treatments, lash and brow design, and makeup application. She specializes in makeup for fashion photoshoots, film, and television, and does not work with brides and wedding parties. Appointments can be booked 24/7 online.

Kansas City, MO(913) 515-8212

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Melissa Blayton

Melissa Blayton is a Kansas City-based makeup artist who has been working in the industry full-time for more than a decade. Blayton works with bridal parties and individual clients in addition to fashion editorial work that has been featured in numerous publications. She also offers makeup and hair services for beauty pageant contestants under the name Crown Couture. Before and after glamour photos are available, and Blayton teaches one-on-one makeup lessons.

Independence, MO(816) 550-5542

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Paradise

Paradise is a hair, makeup, and airbrush tanning salon serving clients throughout the Kansas City area. The salon offers airbrush makeup services for a variety of special occasions, including weddings, senior pictures, proms, bat mitzvahs, and quinceaneras. Hair styling and eyelash extensions are also available for fashion shows, editorial campaigns, television, and film. Previous clients testify to the stylists' professionalism and skill in evenly applying airbrush makeup and spray tanning.

Kansas City, MO(816) 920-0040

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Parlor: A Beauty Bar

Parlor: A Beauty Bar is a "blow-dry and cosmetic bar" located on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. The bar offers hair washing, blow-drying and styling services as well as makeup application. A full face of makeup costs $40, while à la carte eye, lip, and cheek makeup is available for $15 each. False eyelashes are $20, including both application and the lashes themselves. Wedding makeup services are also available, including trial hair and makeup and day-of services.

Kansas City, MO(816) 561-1302

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Rachel Naster Studio

Rachel Naster Studio is a makeup, skin care and waxing studio based in Overland Park and serving the Kansas City area. Naster specializes in bridal and commercial makeup, and also offers a variety of skin care services, including facials, LED treatments, microphototherapy, and non-acid peels. Wedding makeup is $175 for the bride, which includes trial makeup application and false lashes, and $70 each for bridal party members.

Overland Park, KS(913) 907-7664

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Skyline Downtown Salon

Skyline Downtown Salon is a hair, makeup, and spray tanning salon based in downtown Kansas City. The salon offers a wide variety of hair cutting, styling, color and extension services in addition to a full slate of makeup packages and à la carte services for bridal parties. À la carte bridal services include heat styling, updos, blowouts, and makeup application, and trial services are available to test out looks ahead of time. A styling package for grooms is also available, which includes a haircut and a brow wax.

Kansas City, MO(816) 221-2001

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Tiffany Franklin

Tiffany Franklin is a Kansas City-based makeup artist and hair stylist offering on-location services throughout the area. She creates makeup and hair looks for weddings, boudoir shoots, and other special occasions, charging according to the location's distance from Kansas City. Previous clients have praised Franklin's skill, fast work pace, and experience working with curly hair. She also works at Salon Halo on Campbell Street in Kansas City, offering hair washing, blowouts, styling, makeup, and lash services.

Kansas City, MO(816) 729-5279

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Voga Salon

Voga Salon is based in Overland Park and serves clients throughout the Kansas City area. The salon has won several area and national awards, including a KC Magazine City's Best Award, a Best of KC award from the Kansas City Pitch, and inclusion in the Salon Today 200. The salon offers both traditional and airbrush makeup services, including bridal and special occasion makeup. The salon's stylists can create custom foundation shades for clients.

Overland Park, KS(913) 685-1832

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