About this Vendor

Tamara & her team have many years of professional experience,working on countless numbers of weddings, print work, billboards, photo shoots, and more. We offer many different packages for hair & makeup! Tamara will help make your wedding day unforgettable, from the trial to the big day!


Wedding Categories

Hair + Makeup Trials Available, Hair Stylists, Airbrushed Makeup, Eyelash Extensions, Makeup Artists, On-Site Hair + Makeup, Beauty


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BEST hair and makeup in IL!

Reviewed on 8/22/2015

When I write this review, I truly mean this was the BEST hair and makeup I have every experienced! I am a customer service manager for a corporation and customer service is HUGE to me. They deserve every star I can give them! I went to another local company and had a "preview"... Read More they called it, it looked awful. I found Tamara's company through a friends Facebook and reached out right away. They responded right away and then I got set up for a trial (there studio is my dream room)! I LOVED Tamara and Sabrina!!! They were SO much fun I felt like I wanted to invite them to the wedding! They accomplished my vision and more! My favorite was my makeup (I'm a makeup girl so I had high expectations). Tamara did a gold and brown eye (it looked amazing!) and she airbrushed me. Tamara does have an extra deposit fee (which I will admit I was hesitant to go with) BUT it is worth every cent! What I loved is how honest she was, she definitely has knowledge of her art. Sabrina did a half up half down look that was beautiful. What I liked is that in the trial I felt the curls were to tight, I mentioned it in an email to them and I did not even have to remind Sabrina. When the day of came Sabrina changed it and made them looser and she triple checked that they were perfect. 9 ladies in all and done early! My photos just came back and inspired me to write how amazing they were without them my pictures would not have turned out so amazing! Thank you again ladies!

Reviewed on 1/19/2016 Erin L

I would absolutely recommend Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry. I booked Jody (hair) and Christina (makeup), and both girls exceeded my expectations- not only because of their talents, but also because of their personalities. I'm very simple when it comes to hair and make-up,... Read More and prefer the more natural look. For my wedding day look, I wanted to stay true to myself but also feel more "glam" than usual. I told this to Jody and Christina, and they totally understood/worked with the instruction. Jody worked wonders because I have very thin hair. She made my hair look SO FULL/voluminous- I LOVED IT. She really listened to any critiques I had to make sure my hair ended up exactly how I wanted. Jody was also extremely patient. A couple of my bridesmaids were either indecisive or picky, and she worked really well with them to make sure they were happy with the end result. Christina was just as great as Jody. I LOVED my wedding makeup. She did a great job at respecting my wishes to remain natural, and really took her time to make sure I looked perfect. Both Jody and Christina showed up on time the day of the wedding, and had more than enough time to complete all the hair/makeup appts. I never felt overwhelmed/rushed with time- which was so great. They also offered tips prior to the wedding day to prevent the hairspray or makeup from ruining the floors/furniture. Overall, working with Jody and Christina from Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry was such a great experience. I would without a doubt recommend them to any bride!

The Absolute Best Hair & Makeup in Chicago

Reviewed on 12/15/2015 Alyssa P

Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry is absolutely the best! Specifically, Jody and Darbie! They did my hair and makeup for my wedding in November 2015. I was very particular about picking the company to do hair and makeup on the day of my wedding because I not only wanted to look... Read More and feel my best, of course, but I also wanted my bridesmaids, mom, etc. to all look and feel their best as well. After booking Tamara Makeup + Hair, I felt comfortable telling all of my bridesmaids, mother, and mother-in-law, that they would love their hair and makeup in November. I live in New York and found myself relying heavily on reviews to choose a place. Tamara Hair + Makeup had the best reviews, and when I had my trial, it was easy to see why! Jody and Darbie were great about listening to me and my vision for the wedding. They had done so many weddings, and I really appreciated their expertise. I was also nervous because the particular hairstyle I wanted involved very curly hair, and my hair usually has the hardest time holding a curl. I thought maybe we could "fake it" or do something close to it, but Jody was the BEST and was able to do my hair EXACTLY how I imagined it. My makeup was equally beautiful, and I was absolutely in love with how Darbie did my eyes, especially. Jody and Darbie were meticulous about keeping track of every detail discussed during my trial, and it was exactly the same on my wedding day. Day of, we had a total of ten people getting their hair and makeup done, and we had to be ready by 11:30 AM. Even after Jody redid at least two of the girl's up-dos (until they were perfect!) we were done early! Everyone looked incredibly gorgeous all day, and our pictures turned out amazing! It was an absolutely enjoyable, amazing experience working with Jody and Darbie, and I would highly recommend Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry to every bride!

Reviewed on 5/10/2016

I am obsessed with this company! I can't recommend them enough! My experience with Tamara and Jenine was amazing. They are very fun personable ladies. Tamara is very down to earth and just plain good! They were both professional, on time and ran early when finishing my TEN... Read More ladies!!! I paid extra to have Tamara and that was the best decision I could have made. She is amazing!!! All of my bridal party loved her! I put my trust in her, let her work her magic and it came out amazing. Honestly better then I thought I could have looked. Jenine is fab as well! She is a little more quiet but such a nice lady! Overall truly was so impressed and I'm obsessed with them!!!

Reviewed on 3/29/2016 Sarah W

Tamara and Jody did the hair and make up for myself, wedding party, and close family members the day of our wedding. They were great to work with--easy to communicate with, punctual, gave advice/suggestions when asked and truly worked with you to help create my wedding image! I... Read More loved the way that both Tamara and Jody helped me to look and feel not only beautiful but also comfortable for our wedding day!

Reviewed on 3/26/2016 Alexandra E

I first saw Tamara Hair & Makeup at a bridal expo and I knew I had to work with them. My experiences with Cristina and Jodi since day one have been incredible. They are too sweet and absolutely amazing at their jobs. Just to put into perspective how good they really were the day... Read More of, my sister in law said her hair and make up was better than for her own wedding and my other bridesmaid called Jodi the hair whisperer. Can't recommend the team enough!!

Reviewed on 3/21/2016

Darby was fantastic. She answered all questions, as we had some folks who were not make-up wearers. Keeping this in mind, the look was natural and everyone loved their customized looks. She made my day very special and I thank her for it!. She is absolutely someone I would... Read More refer over and over again.

Reviewed on 3/21/2016 Anjonai A

I chose my makeup artist carefully. With so many makeup artist to choose from I desperately wanted to find the best, and I did! Darbie kept intouch w/me, she was on time, wasn't short of any product and most importantly she took her time on each girl. Darbie worked on my makeup... Read More while my hairstylist retouched my hair & videographer recorded. It was of no distraction to her. My makeup lasted all day! I did not want to wash it off. I received so many compliments on my makeup done by Darbie. Her professionalism outstanding and put me at ease on my wedding day.

Reviewed on 3/20/2016

Darbie did a great job on my daughter's makeup for her wedding. I would definitely use her services again!

Reviewed on 3/19/2016 Jessica G

I contacted Tamara on March 2nd for my Sept 3rd Wedding for hair and makeup for 10 women. Tamara herself was in contact with me and had confirmed a hair dresser and makeup artist for my wedding party. I was told she just needed to touch base with the makeup artist as she was on... Read More vacation for the weekend. I had to continue to reach out to Tamara to make sure that the makeup artist was 100% confirmed (as I'm always concerned that vendors are going to disappear on me) and she continued to assure me that she just needed to confirm but that we were in good shape. I had to reach out to her five times to make sure the makeup artist was available, as she stated and each time she assured me. Finally, after being told she would confirm on a Tuesday, I reached out to her three times with no response. Tamara finally responded on Mar 18th saying that the makeup artist was not available and that she would not be able to do my wedding. I lost 2+ weeks in which I could have found another makeup artist because she was continued to tell me that we were in fine shape. I just wish she hadn't mislead me and strung me along.

Reviewed on 3/07/2016 Lisa M

First, I am SOOOO lucky that my 3 best friends chose Tamara and her team do to their hair and makeup for their weddings. I was a bridesmaid 3 times where Tamara and her amazing team did my hair and makeup so choosing her for my own wedding was a no brainer! SO pleased with how... Read More everything turned out. I felt the most beautiful version of myself. They can do anything!! I was wanting more of a natural look and Tamara made me look and feel beautiful for my day. All of my bridesmaids looked absolutely fabulous as well :)


Reviewed on 1/30/2016 Brooke S

Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry did my hair and makeup for me, bridesmaids, and my mother on June 26, 2015. Tamera was very helpful and answered all of my questions before I booked my trial. She also took the time to find out what I envisioned my hair and makeup would look like... Read More on my wedding day, so that she could determine what artists from her team would be the best fit. I first met Lauren (hair) and Jody (makeup) at my hair and makeup trail and instantly felt like I was in good hands. The girls were such a pleasure to work with and were very relaxing to be around. Lauren and Jody are AMAZING and both did such a wonderful job! I would highly recommend Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry for your special day!!!

Reviewed on 1/28/2016 Corie W

I can't begin to say how happy I am that we chose Tamara's team to do hair and makeup for my wedding day. Christina and Lindsey were so wonderful to work with. They made all of us feel pampered and comfortable and everyone in the wedding party told me that the wedding morning... Read More was the most relaxing and laid back wedding prep experience they have ever been a part of. I made a couple changes to my makeup the day of the wedding and they didn't miss a beat. They helped me look amazing, but most importantly, I felt beautiful. The entire experience was seamless, from the first email, to the moment I put my gown on. I would choose Tamara and her amazing team every time and highly recommend them to Brides looking for hair and makeup for their wedding day!

Reviewed on 1/14/2016 Bridget C

I absolutely loved working with Tamara Makeup & Hair Artistry! They made myself and my entire bridal party picture perfect for our big day! I was concerned about how many girls we had to get ready and staying within the timeline, but Tamara and her team know their stuff!... Read More Not only did everyone look gorgeous, but we were ready in plenty of time to enjoy ourselves and the morning. There is nothing like being able to get ready in your own house and with a team of people who are so talented. From the first time you meet with them at your trial to the big day, they are professional and sweet! They care as much about your day as you do. My makeup lasted all night, especially with the powder and lip liner Tamara recommended I get for touch-ups throughout the night. My bridesmaid loved them so much that she is using them for her wedding in March and luckily I'm a bridesmaid, so I'll get to see Tamara and her team again! Cannot say enough good things about them; if you're thinking about booking them, stop thinking and just do it!

Bridal hair and makeup by Jenine

Reviewed on 1/13/2016

I had Jenine do my hair and makeup for my wedding day. She is one of the only artists at Tamara that does both. From the time she did my trial run, to when she did my hair and makeup for my boudoir shoot, I absolutely loved my look and felt gorgeous! Their whole company is very... Read More professional and made me feel confident I could entrust them with everything! I got so many compliments on my look on my wedding day. I felt absolutely gorgeous, and my makeup lasted all night! I couldn't have asked for any more! Thanks, Jenine!

I felt like a movie star!

Reviewed on 1/12/2016 Iwona

This is what I imagine getting your hair and makeup done for the red carpet feels like. Jolisa (makeup) and Sabrina (hair) did a fabulous job. People complemented me all day on how great I looked. Jolisa was able to masterfully hide the extreme redness in my face without making... Read More me look cakey or unatural. Sabrina flawlessly incorporated a floral crown into my wedding hair look. It was perfect and created the soft/romantic feel I was going for! My sisters and mom were also very happy with how they looked. A+++

Reviewed on 1/10/2016 Kimberly A

Tamara and Lindsey did a FANTASTIC job on my wedding day. I lost count of how many compliments I received on how amazing everyone in the bridal party looked. I was very worried prior to the wedding that my hair and make-up would not last since the day was such a long day, but... Read More at the end of the night, everything still looked great! The team showed up early and worked very diligently to ensure we were on time. We even finished getting ready EARLY, which is unheard of in weddings in my experience. They took the time before they left to ensure everyone was happy with their final look. THANK YOU Tamara and team for making us look beautiful! I have already recommended them to friends and family for their weddings, and I would to anyone looking. WORTH EVERY PENNY.


Reviewed on 1/06/2016

Tamara makeup did the makeup for my bridal party, my flower girl, my mother and mother in law and of course me (the bride) on my wedding day. I can't begin to tell you how kind and professional they are. I don't think I'll ever get over what an outstanding job they did. A lot... Read More of my wedding party had pictures off Pinterest that they wanted followed for their makeup. Tamara and Christina pointed out that some of the pictures were their work; that won over the girls. Other people, like myself, went to them without an idea of what they wanted and told them to work their magic and I'm so happy I did. My makeup lasted until the next day, not once did any of us have to touch it up. More importantly, on the day of my wedding, I felt like the most beautiful girl in the world. Thank you Tamara and Christina!

Amazing job!

Reviewed on 1/06/2016 Tara J

Tamara and Jody did an amazing job! They had 11 girls for hair and 10 for makeup and nailed each persons services and very impressively finished early. I did pay extra to have Tamara which was well worth the cost! Her and her team are amazing! My favorite thing is how nice and... Read More funny they are, they work very well together and it really keeps the morning upbeat and takes the stress away. The pictures came out amazing, and my friend who didn't get her makeup done regrets it because of the difference in professional versus how she looks in pictures (my friend is still beautiful but I wish she would have done it as well!) I highly recommend them!!! Thank you ladies!!!

Amazing Staff

Reviewed on 1/05/2016

I had the pleasure of working with Cristina and Jenine on my recent wedding for hair and makeup services. All I can say is WOW! They had to start at 6am and showed up on time and ready to work! Not to mention they looked super cute! Definitely professional. (No sweatpants or... Read More messy hair here) :). They took the time to make sure that all of my bridal party loved the services the rendered. The hair and makeup were flawless and lasted all night. Thank you Tamara & Team for the wonderful job you ladies did. Special thanks to Cristina and Jenine! From the pictures I have seen so far, you truly made my day. **Remember Brides, you get what you pay for!** :)

moviestar makeup

Reviewed on 1/04/2016 marina k

I absolutely loved how Jolisa did my makeup! I felt like a star! I am picky and don't always love how other people do my makeup and I was obsessed! She also did all of my bridesmaids makeup and they all loved it! Jolisa was very sweet, she was on time, and super easy to work... Read More with! Thanks!

Best Hair & Makeup, Book Them Now!!

Reviewed on 12/21/2015 Heather H

Tamara and Jody did an amazing job with the hair and makeup for my September 2015 wedding. We had an early start to the day, with 9 bridesmaids and myself they managed to put everyone together on time and everyone looked AMAZING!!! They are incredibly talented and are such a joy... Read More to work with. They really made my wedding hair & makeup experience one that I wont forget.


Reviewed on 12/21/2015 D K

Jody is a hair wizard who can give you and your bridal entourage anything you desire and it will stay all night. She's fast and professional, but even better, she is ridiculously talented. Tamara made me glow all night from beginning to end. You're already beautiful, but... Read More if you're looking for professionals to keep your look perfect all night, I cannot recommend Tamara and Jody more highly.

Perfect Hair and Makeup

Reviewed on 11/24/2015 Jill D

The girls from this company are so sweet and professional. They go above and beyond to make sure every hair and eyelash are perfect. Worth every penny, I would use them in a heartbeat for any special occasion!

Fabulous Team

Reviewed on 11/12/2015 Maria H

Tamara and Jody are a dynamic duo that not only work well together, but love what they do and it shows in their work! They did the hair and makeup at my recent wedding, and they quickly understood what each person was looking for (even when they couldn't describe it) and made... Read More us all look better than we could have imagined (without going overboard) Exceptional work that lasted all through the night, even after hours of dancing! THANK YOU for making the morning so memorable and fun. Everyone loved the results.