• We love working with HMUAs but we do not require it.
• We do not arrange HMUAs for clients.
• We include courtesy prep time at the studio if you let us know that you are hiring an HMUA when you book (or early enough to adjust the schedule accordingly).
• You can bring any HMUA you prefer, whether we know them or not.
• If your HMUA cancels on you for any reason and you opt not to keep your appointment, you will lose your deposit and we’ll send you the next available date.
• Your HMUA fee is entirely separate from your session fee and will be paid directly to the artist.



• We don’t arrange HMUAs for clients. You are responsible for selecting and hiring an HMUA if it’s your preference to work with a pro. You can hire any HMUA you want even if we don’t know them. We love working with HMUAs and provide time for prep to make it easy on everyone, but you must let us know when scheduling to get this time

• Prep time is not available for the Short Sesh. If you want more than one hour to prep you will need to arrange an appointment with your HMUA off-site first or be okay with getting less looks during your shoot time in case prep spills over.

• If you want to schedule around a particular makeup artist, that’s no problem, just let us know you need a bit more time to confirm your date with them. If your preferred HMUA cancels on you last minute for any reason and you opt not to come in, you will lose your deposit. More on cancellations below.

The courtesy prep time is up to one hour (30 minutes for basic grooming).


• We do not take responsibility for the availability of your HMUA and highly recommend that you check on their backup plans when unexpected issues arise and/or have your own backup plan which might include simply doing your own hair and makeup.

• If your HMUA cancels on you and you have no alternative plan, we can reschedule you but you will lose your deposit. We will send you the first available date (which may be several weeks later).

• We understand it’s frustrating when anyone has to cancel an appointment for any reason and we’ll try and help if we can, but the best moves are to have a list of alternative artists to reach out to last minute just in case or get comfortable doing your own h/mu so you’re not at the mercy of a third partyAlso, if your artist is cancelling for non-emergency reasons, ask them to recommend alternative(s).


• The HMUAs listed below are here because they’re all collaborative, talented, and able to keep things nice and natural when needed. That being said, there are many excellent HMUAs out there that we don’t know, so we’re happy to work with anyone you want.


EVEN MORE INFO after the list.

Confirm the RATES and the TIMEFRAME, including prep time, with your HMUA before booking.
Pro tip: Use visual references to describe your goals to your HMUA.

Joanna Wood, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email

Bethany Johnson, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email

T’ai Rising Moore, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email

Theresa Baca, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email

Jayme Kavanaugh, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email

Kelsey Link, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email


Nancy Nicholson, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email


Kate Hollinshead, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email

Rachel Nicole, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email

Danielle Katherine, Makeup + Hair
(max booking time 3 hours)
Portfolio | Email

Jessica Pierre, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email

Elita Moon, Makeup + Hair
(building a portfolio)

A few other things to keep in mind:

If you require specialty makeup – eg: goth, punk, glam, hosting, beauty – you will want to schedule, at minimum, a 2-hour session for no more than 4 looks (3 hrs w/HMUA). If time allows, we’ll be happy to work in more looks. If you absolutely need more looks, you will need to book more time. Specialty makeup may incur a higher fee with your makeup artist, so be upfront about it.

If you hire an off-list HMUA, please be sure they know how to do headshot hair and makeup, which is different from beauty, glam, and special effects makeup. These are headshots that should look like you, not you at your wedding, not you on the red carpet, but you when you walk into the audition room.

Lastly, remember that your makeup artist works in very close proximity to your face. Respect them and us by not coming to your session if you’re sick. Let us know and we’ll try to work with you.

"Omg these are amazing!!!!"
"Allison and Matthew thank you so much! You did an amazing job and it's gonna be such hard work to pick. I'm so happy! Thank you thank you thank you!"
"Ho. Lee. Sheet. These are insane."
"I got an agent!! Your headshots are amazing!! I got signed to [LA agency]! Thanks so much!!...I’ll be in touch about getting some touch ups, although the photos are so good already...Thank you so much!"
"Ok I gotta tell you -- I booked like 20 gigs last year from those headshots and I'm STILL BOOKING."
"Really, really good stuff...In fact, I posted [a shot] on facebook and got about 400 likes, 30 something comments and a handful of DM's from people congratulating me on coming into my own.I mean...if you're looking for better feedback than that, you're a greedy MFer'"
"I am absolutely floored. I’ve never come out of a session so happy and feeling so confident. I literally can’t choose between photos because I love them all...Thank you guys so much!"
"I’m so happy you convinced me to do [a particular look]. Those pics are just so cool. It really reflects the kind of roles I’ve been dying to play but haven’t gotten the chance. It made me cry a little bit...So excited thank you xoxo"
"Thank you so much for such a great shoot!!...I am usually pretty nervous for headshots and you made it such a joyful easy experience. I really appreciate it!!"
"Oh my goodness—I’m so excited about these!! Thank you so much. Can’t wait to go through in more detail and pick my favorites, but I’m thrilled so far 🙂 Thank you for making such beautiful, creative choices with the PR stuff—it’s exactly what I wanted."
"My headshots have had great results already and I'm about to sign with a new agent!!! Thank you so much! They're amazing!"
"My reps LOVE the shots and we've already started using [them]. They're getting lots of attention. THANK YOU!"
"I am in love with these new shots...Thank you so much for capturing ME. They feel fresh and vibrant - exactly what I was hoping for."
"Wanted to thank you for the lovely experience you cultivated during our photo session. Just wanted to let you know, I was immediately signed to an agent from your headshots. She was so impressed with them all that she asked for your info and wants to send her other clients your way."
"I just counted. I booked 18 film/tv jobs off of the photos from our last session."
"It truly was a joy working with you. Headshots can sometimes be such a daunting chore, but you made it so fun and easy."
"Hey wanted to reach out and let you know that I am absolutely in love with these photos. Having the hardest time narrowing them down thank you so much ❤️"
"Just wanted to say thanks! I am really happy with the session and can't believe we managed to get all of that done in an hour! WOW. This is honestly the best I've ever felt about headshots."
"I'm happy! Reps are happy! [My agent] wants to replace all my old looks with the new-new vibe!"

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