You are responsible for hiring an HMUA if it’s your preference to work with a pro.

You do not need to hire an HMUA from the list below. But they’re great and they know our studio, so they’re on our list.

You must let us know before scheduling if you want to prep at the studio. We can provide up to 1 hour for prep before your session start time. But only if you let us know. Prep time is not available for the Short Sesh. If you want more time to prep you will need to arrange an appointment with your HMUA off-site first.

While we love working with HMUAs, we do not consider their services essential for a headshot session, and we do not take responsibility for their availability or cancellations. You should check on their backup plans when unexpected issues arise or simply be prepared to do your own hair and makeup.


The HMUAs listed below are on our list because they are ALL collaborative, talented, and able to keep things nice and natural when needed. 

More details after the list.


pricing is based on last known info
all rates should be confirmed before booking.

Bethany Johnson, Makeup + Hair
$275 for up to 3 hours
$50 per 1/2 hour thereafter
Portfolio  |  Email

T’ai Rising Moore, Makeup + Hair
$250 for up to 3 hours
$50 per additional hour
Portfolio  |  Email

Theresa Baca, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email

Rachel Nicole, Makeup + Hair
$225 for 1-hour sessions
$275 for 2-hour sessions
Check with Rachel for longer session rates
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Danielle Katherine, Makeup + Hair
$260 for up to 3 hours
(3 hour total max booking time)
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Nancy Nicholson, Makeup + Hair
Portfolio  |  Email


Kate Hollinshead, Makeup + Hair
$175 for 1-hour sessions
$250 for 2-hour sessions
$300 for 3-hour sessions
+$50 per 30 minutes from there
Portfolio  |  Email

Kelsey Link, Makeup + “Light” Hair
Portfolio  |  Email

Jayme Kavanaugh, Makeup + Hair
$300 for “Do & Go”
$350 for on-set presence
up to 3 looks

+ $50 for each add’l look
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Elita Moon, Makeup + Hair
building a portfolio, affordable rates

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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