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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 Raleigh, NC.

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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.

Beam Beauty Brand

Emma Britton Carter is the artistry behind Beam Beauty Brand offering hair styling, waxing, makeup for every special occasion, and more from her Raleigh studio. Haircuts, styling, coloring, and special hair treatments are available for men and women. Bridal packages offer customized hair and makeup for the bride and the bridal party with a pre-wedding trial and primp session recommended with three hair and makeup looks in three hours. Emma specializes in parties, beauty workshops, and classes for birthdays, graduations, engagements, and more.

Raleigh, NC(919) 602-3662


Bella Trio Salon and Spa

Bella Trio Salon and Spa has two locations in Durham offering a range of services for hair, makeup, and body beautification. Spa services include massage, skin therapy, microdermabrasion, and body waxing. The Bella Trio Salon offers hair, makeup, and a variety of manicures and pedicures, and is regulated by the State Board of Cosmetology in Raleigh. Bella Trio has several packages available for spa and salon services.

Durham, NC(919) 484-1221


Dermagraphics by Jenice

Dermagraphics by Jenice offers permanent makeup for clients in the Cary, Raleigh, and Apex area. The owner, Jenice Hickman, is a registered nurse and a Member Trainer of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. She is also a Board Certified Instructor of the American Academy of Micropigmentation, and she holds a long list of professional accreditations and degrees in her field. Permanent makeup services are available for eyes, eyebrows, lips, and more.

Cary, NC(919) 319-6556


Dr. Cowlicks Portraits

Dr. Cowlicks Portraits is the creative team of Jack and Rebecca, a photographer and lead stylist respectively in Raleigh offering professional photo shoots that include hair, makeup, and wardrobe consultation to create an artistic expression of the hidden beauty inside the person. Each client is treated to a luxurious makeover that begins with a personal consultation and ends with glamorous photographs.

Raleigh, NC(919) 438-0868


eSTee Salon

eSTee Salon is a full-service hair and makeup salon in Raleigh offering haircuts and coloring, bridal hair and makeup, waxing and threading, and more. Select hair services include the Brazilian Blowout treatment and Japanese Thermal Straightening by consultation. Other specialty services include eyebrow and eyelash tinting, ear candling, and henna tattoos. eSTee Salon is a member of the Triangle Bridal Association and has served as the exclusive stylists and sometimes makeup artists for the Forever Bridal fashion shows since 2010.

Raleigh, NC(919) 845-0006


Face Artistry

Face Artistry is owned and operated by Senior Makeup Artist, Anjanette who is well known for her 15 years of cosmetics and wardrobe styling experience in print, video, fashion, and weddings. Her specialties include working with models, actors, and producers in TV and commercials, and special occasions such as weddings, balls, parties, and more. Anjanette also offers her own line of cosmetics for face, lips, eyes, and skincare on her website.

Raleigh, NC(919) 623-4433


Images by Denise

Denise Hutter is the artist behind Images by Denise, and she specializes in natural makeup application and hair styling for men and women in the Raleigh and Durham area. Denise has experience in airbrush and HD makeup applications for television, video, print, film, and live events. She has 20 years of experience and offers competitive full and half day rates for her services. Her skills include the creation of period hairstyles and makeup and the latest techniques in postoperative camouflage.

Cary, NC(919) 538-5387


Makeup Artistry by Shealynn

Makeup Artistry by Shealynn offers makeup applications for weddings, parties, military balls, and other special occasions onsite anywhere within 30 miles of the Raleigh and Durham region. Customized wedding packages offer a variety of services including makeup applications for the bridesmaids and family members. Shealynn recommends a trial run for the bride two months before the wedding to customize the perfect dream wedding day look and avoid any unwelcome surprises. Other packages are available for pageants, photo shoots, and graduations.

Durham, NC(631) 466-4775


Makeup by Ashley Mooney

Makeup by Ashley Mooney is a full-service luxury hair and makeup company with a talented team of makeup and hair artists specializing in hair and makeup for weddings and other special occasions. Wedding packages are customized and include on-location hair and makeup services and include travel in the Raleigh, Durham, and surrounding areas. Clients reported “best makeup vendor ever,” “worth every penny,” and “Ashley was phenomenal.”

Apex, NC(919) 271-0182


Makeup for Your Day

Makeup for Your Day has a talented team of makeup artists and hair stylists to create the perfect look for weddings, red carpet and corporate events, modeling and runway events, films, and every special occasion. The team serves the Raleigh, Wilmington, and Nashville areas, and is willing to travel for destination weddings and events worldwide. Wedding packages are available and priced according to travel needs and the size of the bridal party. Makeup for Your Day also offers beauty lessons in makeup application by appointment.

Raleigh, NC(877) 588-7451


OnLoKtion Makeup Artistry

OnLoKtion Makeup Artistry is the talent of Pamela Hung, a longtime resident of Raleigh with over 25 years of experience in the cosmetics industry representing brand names such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Lancome, and Yves St. Laurent. Her bridal artistry was featured in Weddings Magazine, Southern Bride and Groom, and Modern Bride Magazine. She is specially trained by Guru Asha Bala in the makeup application worn during the classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam. Pamela is licensed by the NC State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners and is a consulting makeup artist for a major health and beauty brand and also the artist for its national and international training videos. She is currently employed to prep talent before live broadcasts, speaking engagements and seminars for CNN, MSNBC and CBS and been hired multiple times to Travel with local political figures who are video taping for commercial use, during their campaigns .

Raleigh, NC(919) 272-2537


Pam Perry Hair and Make Up

Pam Perry Hair and Make Up is the Cary studio of makeup and hair artist, Pam Perry who has been doing hair since 1994. Pam offers free consultations to her clientele and considers each client as a “walking advertisement." She specializes in precision hair cutting, coloring, straightening, curl reduction, or Keratin smoothing treatments. Wedding hair and makeup, or airbrush makeup services are available at the salon or on location.

Cary, NC(919) 215-8486


Perfection by Patricia, Inc.

Perfection by Patricia, Inc. is the creation of Patricia Love with her team of makeup artists and hair stylists providing makeup and hair design in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas. The team specializes in weddings, engagements, photo shoots for publication and media, and other special events. Patricia has over 15 years of experience in the cosmetics industry and has beautified the participants of over 225 weddings since 2006. The team’s work has appeared in TV productions, commercials, and been published in national magazines.

Durham, NC


Permanent Makeup by Shasha

Permanent Makeup by Shasha is owned and operated by Shabnam Nassir and offers the application of permanent makeup for medical and cosmetic use in Raleigh. Sasha has been working in the beauty industry for 11 years and holds advanced certification in microblading and hair stroke brows, permanent makeup for eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips, intradermal cosmetic color correction, and much more. She is also certified as a bridal makeup artist and cosmetology instructor.

Raleigh, NC(919) 637-9336


Pi Leonard

Pi Leonard is a makeup artist and hair stylist located in Raleigh focused on special occasion hair and makeup for events such as weddings, prom, modeling portfolio and talent headshots, and film, TV, or video productions. Day rates and travel arrangements are available for on location bookings.

Raleigh, NC(910) 986-6211


The Makeup Addict

The Makeup Addict specializes in bridal makeup and hair for large or small bridal parties at their Raleigh salon or on location. The Makeup Addict Academy is a subsidiary of The Makeup Addict and offers three core levels of learning in makeup artistry. Classes are offered on campus and on-line by experienced industry professionals.

Raleigh, NC(919) 508-6123


The Makeup Team

The Makeup Team is an on-location makeup service in Charlotte and Raleigh for every special occasion including weddings, portraits, pageants, prom, quinceaneras, and other events. The team uses special tools and techniques in their professional makeup application to ensure the perfect photographs. The Makeup Team has over 20 years of combined experience, and each artist attends a class every quarter to update their artistry skills and knowledge. Clients reported “the makeup was very natural,” and “The Makeup Team was beyond amazing.”

Raleigh, NC(919) 827-1382


Wink Hair + Makeup

Wink Hair + Makeup is a team of hair stylists and makeup artists specializing in weddings, photo shoots, commercial hair and makeup, and other special occasions. Packages include hair and makeup for the bride and her entire bridal party, hair and special FX makeup for costume events, personalized makeup lessons, and makeup parties for four or more people.

Raleigh, NC(919) 744-9420


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