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Best Makeup Artists in Nashville

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Nashville 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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Smyrna, TN 37167

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5.0 (24)

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Katie-Laine Thornton has been a makeup artist, educator, and a non-toxic beauty enthusiast in Nashville and the surrounding areas for nearly 15 years. The focus of her work is beauty makeup for weddings and special events, as well as boudoir, maternity, or business portraits. She also provides commercial and editorial looks. In the recent years, the artist added non-toxic makeup applications to her services. Katie-Laine has been teaching makeup artists at Paul Mitchell The School Murfreesboro and offers private classes for her clients.

Nashville, TN 37212

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Brandi Roe Makeup Artist specializes in beauty makeup for film and television, photo shoots, weddings, and special events. The owner is a graduate of the Studio Makeup Academy in Los Angeles, where she spent six years as a freelance makeup artist. Her client list includes the Discovery Channel, A&E, National Geographic, Animal Planet, and Perrey Reeves from Entourage. The makeup artist is also enthusiastic about organic beauty and empowers women through customized makeup lessons, private consultation, and workshops.

Nashville, TN 37212

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5.0 (15)

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EmMe Makeup Artistry specializes in wedding and special occasions makeup in Nashville. The owner uses makeup “to highlight and accentuate each person’s natural beauty.” She offers editorial makeup and works with production companies, photographers, and theater groups for commercial, fashion, runway, and fantasy makeup. Bridal, engagement, prom, and special occasions makeup packages' prices start from $80 and discounted group rates are available.

Nashville, TN 37215

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Elle German is a makeup stylist who recently relocated to Nashville following six years in New York. She has experience in commercial print, advertising, video, television, and runway and has had the privilege of working with Lisa Marie Presley, Kan Kramer, Spike Lee, Donald Trump, and more. Her style ranges from clean simplicity to bold bursts of color, giving her versatility and individualized approach in her work.

Nashville, TN 37206

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5.0 (20)
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5.0 (1)

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Sherita Leslie Makeup and Hair Artistry has over ten years of experience in professional makeup and has worked on TV, commercials, film, music, catalog, and advertising projects in Nashville and the surrounding area. She is known for her clean makeup style, and teaches a class called “Mastering the Basics,” which is open to anyone who wants to improve their makeup application. She has worked with music artists and celebrity personalities, TV stations like The Travel Channel, Lifetime, MTV, and magazines like Cosmopolitan, Country Weekly, and People.

Nashville, TN 37209

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4.6 (18)
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5.0 (5)

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Artofficial Makeup in Nashville is a makeup studio serving Nashville, whose founder has worked for celebrity artists like Kanye West and K.Michelle, and even for political figures like President Barack Obama. The studio is LGBT friendly and openly accepts every color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender expression. The team offers personalized makeup and hair services for weddings, as well as beginner and more advanced courses.

Nashville, TN 37214

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Stacy Lockhart is a Nashville-based professional certified makeup artist and licensed cosmetologist with over 12 years of experience. Her training has included Aveda Insitute, Image Pharmaceutical Skincare, James Ryder Makeup Labs, and more. The artist’s clients include Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Eric Roberts, Kellie Pickler, 50 Cent, and other celebrities, actors, authors, models, and musicians. She has worked on productions for the Home Shopping Network, Food Network, and HGTV, and has teamed on-set with top industry professionals.

Nashville, TN 37216

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5.0 (2)

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Seriously Foxy Beauty is a Nashville makeup studio with over a decade of experience in the beauty industry. The owner specializes in airbrush and traditional makeup applications, hair styling, and skincare for all occasions. She has worked alongside top designers like Oscar de la Renta, Christian Siriano, and Carolina Herrera, to create makeup looks complimenting their new designs during fashion shows. She represented the State of Tennessee at the National SkillsUSA Competition in 2010 in Kansas City and placed 5th for her Aesthetics and Makeup Artistry Techniques.

Berry Hill, TN 37204

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4.9 (122)
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4.8 (56)
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5.0 (33)

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One10 Beauty is a beauty house that offers hair care, airbrush makeup, skin care, hair removal, and sunless tanning in Berry Hill. Makeup, traditional or airbrush, costs $75, but the house artists recommend the airbrush foundation due to its lightness, longevity up to 12 hours, waterproof qualities, and better coverage with less product. The studio is voted for Best Updo in Nashville for 2015 and has been featured in Nashville Lifestyles Bridal Edition. A bridal package of 20 services, including bridal hair and makeup, costs $1,435.

Nashville, TN 37201

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5.0 (2)

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Lisa Johnson Makeup Artist services commercial, corporate, media, and red carpet events, and creates personal makeup design in Nashville. She has been a professional makeup artist for nearly two decades, and her specialty is makeup for women over 40 years old. Her work has been recognized by WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards for seven consecutive years since 2009.

FAQs

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    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.