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Best Makeup Artists in Cincinnati

Our Recommended Top 6

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Cincinnati 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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Website
Cincinnati, OH 45248

Why choose this provider?

Lulo Makeup is the onsite makeup artistry of Sally Scigliulo in Cincinnati. Sally is focused on bridal makeup and offers an ala carte menu of services for the bride, the bridal attendants, and the mothers of the bride and groom. Brides are invited to select options including a pre-wedding full airbrush makeup assessment and consultation, wedding day makeup, and individual false lash application with a minimum of three faces for all onsite bridal services. Sally also provides makeup applications for special events including boudoir photos, senior pictures, prom, homecoming, New Year’s Eve and bachelorette parties, and girl’s night out events. Other services include individual lessons in cosmetic techniques, application, product and tool suggestions, and different looks. Happy brides said “Sally did an amazing job on my makeup,” “will recommend her to all of my friends and family,” and “you definitely have an art for it.”

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (8)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
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Website
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Why choose this provider?

Glossa Makeup is a Cincinnati-based team of makeup professionals fully trained and committed to bringing out their client’s “best beauty, not their best makeup.” The company’s founder, owner, and celebrity makeup artist, Lyndsey Yeager, has a BA degree in Communications and Theater, a Journeyman degree from the Make Up Designory in LA and is pursuing a Masters of Science degree. She has more than 15 years of experience in the cosmetics industry working with companies including Laura Mercier, NARS, Chanel, and Lancome. Her professional team members participate in artistry training twice a year to stay informed on trends and techniques, and Glossa provides a list of recommended hair stylists and photographers for their clients. Satisfied customers noted “really pays attention to detail...and is very affirming in the process,” “will recommend Glossa to any bride,” and “never felt more beautiful than I did in my entire life leaving your makeup chair.”

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (5)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

Website
Loveland, OH 45140

Why choose this provider?

Moxxie Makeup & Hair is a team of makeup artists and hair stylists with more than four decades of combined experience in the beauty industry. The Loveland company specializes in bridal makeup and hair artistry. Their work has appeared in several advertisements and magazines including A-line Magazine, Polly, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Vibe Magazine, independent films, and media for such companies as Kroger and Fazoli’s. The team has experience in hundreds of fashion and beauty photoshoots and worked with companies including MAC, Estee Lauder, and Tarte. Bridal makeup packages are available for the bride, attendants, mothers, junior bridesmaids, and flower girls with customizable options including touch ups, trial runs, and more. Other services include makeup and hair for commercial shoots, special events such as prom, reunions, or parties, and makeup application lessons. Satisfied clients noted “loved the results from Moxxie Makeup,” “makeup and hair stayed intact the entire day,” and “totally rocked our big day.”

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (46)
Google
4.5 / 5 (8)
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
Responsiveness
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Website
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Why choose this provider?

Tool Box Makeup is a full-service salon in Cincinnati offering hair styling and skin care, bridal makeup, manicures and pedicures, and other salon services. The independent, cooperative salon features a team of hair stylists, nail technicians, and estheticians. Other services include facials, brow shaping, body waxing, lash tinting and extensions, skin care sessions, spa parties, and events. Special packages include the Pedicure Duo with two classic pedicures done together receiving a complimentary glass of wine or the Stress Relieving Treatment with 20-minutes of shoulder, neck, face, and scalp massage. Other packages are available for bridal parties, formal events, and parties. Satisfied clients reported “cannot say enough good things about this salon,” salon is bright, clean, and in a convenient location,” and “first class salon services with quality and professional care at reasonable prices.”

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (80)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (30)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (29)

Website
Cincinnati, OH 45209

Why choose this provider?

Rosina Luca is a hair stylist and makeup artist in Cincinnati with nearly two decades of experience. She provides beauty services for weddings, on location photo shoots, and other special events. Rosina promotes hair products from Paul Mitchell, Bumble and bumble, Aveda, Kerastase, Wella, and many others. Makeup products include Chanel, Estee Lauder, MAC, Aveda, and Make Up For Ever. Rosina’s impressive client list includes CNN, the Ben-Gal and Cincinnati Reds cheerleaders, the Nick Lachey Choir, Cincinnati Gentleman, Inspire, and Taste magazines among others.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (28)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Website
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Why choose this provider?

Jenny Simon FACE is a Cincinnati salon focused on skincare, makeup, and eyebrows. The owner and operator, Jenny Simon, became a licensed managing esthetician in 2001 and continued her education in skin care as an aesthetician in 2002 working with a plastic surgeon to perform medical procedures including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and treatments of skin conditions including acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. Her passion is the art form of brow sculpting, and the salon offers design services in this area for men and women. Other services available are partial Brazilian waxes, eyelashes, and facials that include extractions, paraffin hand treatment, aromatic foot wrap and scalp massage. Jenny Simon FACE has appeared in several magazines including HER Magazine, Cin Weekly, Style and Leisure Magazine, Hyde Park Living, Inspire Magazine, Cincy Chic, and “Best of Cincinnati 2013” by City Beat. Satisfied clients reported “kept my eyebrows looking great,” “wouldn’t trust my brows to anyone else,” and “specifically shapes your brows in a way that brings out your full natural beauty.”

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (23)
Google
5.0 / 5 (18)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (15)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding or prom, hiring a makeup artist can make it easier to get ready. It takes some stress off of you by putting this task in the hands of a professional. It also ensures you get a trained professional to get your look just right.

    A professional makeup artist can also help you get ready for a photo or video shoot, whether it’s for wedding photos, family photos, videos or a new professional photo for your work portfolio. These artists apply knowledge of lighting and how colors catch the light to help you get the best possible finished look.
  • Why do people hire makeup artists?

    People typically hire makeup artists to get a special look for events, such as weddings. People also hire makeup artists when their images are being captured, such as in photo shoots and when making videos.

  • How much do makeup artists charge?

    Makeup artists typically charge a base price that’s between $75 and $125 per person. Several things can increase the base cost. These extra services include things like coming to your location, adding glitter to your makeup, and putting on false eyelashes.

  • Do makeup artists use their own makeup?

    Makeup artists typically use their own makeup rather than the client’s makeup. They typically put their cosmetics in a second container or on a palette to make sure bacteria doesn’t get in the original makeup. However, client requests to use personal makeup can sometimes be accommodated at the makeup artist’s discretion.

  • Do I really need a makeup artist for my wedding?

    While it’s possible to do your own makeup for your wedding, hiring a professional makeup artist can relieve stress on a very busy day. Makeup artists can also offer advice on how makeup will look in photos and can choose products that stand up to heat.

  • How much is a makeup artist for a wedding?

    It typically costs between $90 and $475 for a wedding makeup artist. Things that affect the cost include whether the service is provided only for the bride or if the whole wedding party needs makeup done.

  • How do I find a hair and makeup artist for my wedding?

    To find hair and makeup artists for your wedding, do a search for these specialists and then check online reviews to see what others think of their work. Consider a paid trial run. It’s an extra cost, but it lets you see the work before your wedding day.