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The Best Makeup Artists in Hoboken + Jersey City

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Let’s face it (pun intended), as much as makeup tutorials have filled our Instagram feeds over the years, sometimes calling in the professionals is the best bet, especially when preparing for big events. Whether glamming up for a wedding, photoshoot, or just a special day, we are lucky to have an abundance of makeup-related talent that serves New Jersey and New York City. When it comes to makeup, trust is key, that’s why we’ve compiled some of the most talented makeup artists in the area. From independent artists to salon staff, your next great glam session is just around the corner. Keep reading for 17 trusted makeup artists serving Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond.

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Bond | 44 Hudson Place + 425 Washington Street, Hoboken

On top of Bond’s impressive hair services, the team also offers makeup and brow specialties. Guests here will visit as a client and leave as a friend. Bond Beauty Group owns two elite salons in Hoboken, providing a full-service salon experience including incredible makeup artistry. Bond’s ever-growing team of beauty-makers is dedicated to their craft and vision. Makeup application can be performed for all of your special events and occasions, even Halloween. To book, visit Bond’s website.

Crystal Marie Bridal | On-Site

Crystal Marie Bridal is a luxury bridal hair and makeup company owned by Crystal Aleman is a 3x Emmy Award-winning artist dedicated to the power of beauty. For over 10 years, Crystal has worked on major productions in New York City with high-profile talent and celebrities. Her goal in creating Crystal Marie Bridal is for everyone to experience what it feels like to be treated like an A-lister. Crystal and her team of talented artists are trained to create the looks clients have always dreamed of. Crystal Marie Bridal was even recognized as a top beauty vendor and was awarded The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” 2017-2022. Booking inquiries can be submitted on the Crystal Marie Bridal website.

Read More: The Best Hair Salons in Hoboken + Jersey City

Dina’s Kiss + Makeup | 1259 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus

Dina’s Kiss + Makeup in Secaucus is a local gem with a wide variety of beauty services. One of the most sought-after services has to be Dina’s striking makeup artistry. Dina’s makeup services feature her very own makeup line, DKM Cosmetics. All products are available in-store and online for purchase with vegan options too. Voted one of the Top 35 Salons in New Jersey according to NJ.com, Dina’s Kiss + Makeup services have won the hearts of several New Jersey residents. From bridal and makeovers to spray tans, lashes, and even makeup lessons, this North Jersey staple is ready for all of your glam needs. To book, visit Dina’s Kiss + Makeup’s website.

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Diva Glam Studio | 349 Central Avenue, Jersey City

Diva Glam is a one-stop destination for beauty and self-care located in Jersey City Heights. Diva Glam’s mission is rooted in education and helping others reclaim their natural beauty with confidence. From skin and body treatments to makeup artistry, Diva Glam helps to create the ultimate makeover moment. Besides offering outstanding makeup services for brides and events, you can also further your makeup education at the Diva Glam Academy. To book visit the Diva Glam website.

Gabriella Lampone | On-Site + Based in Jersey City

Gabriella Lampone is a self-taught makeup artist who transitioned from 9-5 life to pursue her creative passion. She began showcasing her creativity on Instagram in 2016 and soon found herself loving the side hustle of makeup artistry. Now, Gabriella provides makeup services for weddings, lifestyle events, and editorial pieces. You can also book with Gabriella at Love Lane Salon and Sainte Lüxe Weddings both based in her hometown of Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Glam by Payt | On-Site + Based in Hoboken

In 2022, The Chique Collective was dubbed the best place for makeup in Hoboken by The Hoboken Girl readers. Now, let’s meet the woman behind the scenes, Payton Farley, aka Glam by Payt. Payton is a certified makeup artist and master spray tan artist who studied at the Artist Makeup Academy. She serves the clients of The Chique Collective salon with her incredible talent and makeup-related services ranging from makeup bundles, eyes, lashes, and even makeup lessons. To book with her visit the The Chique Collective website or check out The Chique Collective Bride for bridal-specific bookings.

Graceful Skin + Body Spa | 100 Madison Street, Hoboken

Karina Crespo is the makeup artist at Graceful Skin and Body Spa — which won best makeup in HG’s Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2023. The spot has a variety of bridal makeup services and packages for up to 12 months out from your wedding as well as other services like simple day/night out makeup, sophisticatedly noticeable makeup, sparkle + shine makeup, and sultry + stunning photoshoot makeup. The bridal makeup packages also include a number of other services like facials, dermaplaning treatments, peels, and discounts on retail + services. Book an appointment on the website.

Jen Dorsey Makeup | On-Site

Jen Dorsey is an Artist Makeup Academy certified makeup artist who has been exposed to the joys of makeup and hair since her days as a young competitive dancer. After studying fashion in college, she took her education to the next level and pursued her passion for makeup artistry. She has a wide variety of services including bridal, wedding party, event, and editorial makeup. Jen says, “I am so passionate about being a makeup artist because I love the idea of making other people feel more confident. Whether it’s from a light amount of makeup or a full face, I love seeing how people light up when they feel beautiful.” For bookings email jdorseymakeup@gmail.com.

Jennifer Navas Makeup Artistry | On-Site

Jennifer Navas has been a professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician for over 10 years. As Jennifer navigated her career as an accountant turned “mom-preneur”, she realized her true passion was working with women to uplift them through the power of beauty. She prides herself on the level of trust she can provide to those who hire her for some of the biggest days of their lives such as weddings and major events. Her beauty philosophy is to help women feel beautiful in their skin. She loves helping women achieve a look that’s memorable, timeless, and never overdone, providing each client with a comfortable level of makeup while listening intently to their wants and needs. Jennifer sees makeup as an enhancer, not a cover-up. To book and learn more about Jennifer’s services visit her website.


JoAnn Solomon Beauty | On-Site

JoAnn Solomon is a premiere makeup and hair artist, writer, and all-around beauty powerhouse. JoAnn has carved a name for herself in the beauty industry thanks to her perfectionist nature, expertise, and infectious personality. She has even served as a beauty consultant for Beyoncé, herself. JoAnn and her team have been featured in numerous publications for their outstanding work such as Brides, Glamour, The New York Times, Allure, and more. With over a decade of experience, JoAnn offers makeup services for brides, television, events, and beyond. To inquire and learn more visit JoAnn’s website.

Lorraine’s House Of Styles | 160 1st Street, Hoboken

For over 23 years Lorraine’s House Of Styles has been spreading kindness throughout Hoboken. This Certified Sustainable Salon covers a variety of services from bridal specialties to microblading, permanent makeup, lashes, brows, and more. Whether it’s time for a wedding or just a personal treat, Lorraine’s House Of Styles is the ideal place to take your makeup game to the next level thanks to the talented and trusted team. To book visit the Lorraine’s House Of Styles website.

Mackenzie Rohde | On-Site

Voted Makeup Artist Of The Month by myfavoritestylists.com, Mackenzie Rohde is a certified professional makeup artist and graduate of the Artist Makeup Academy. After leaving a career in politics, she realized makeup artistry was what truly fulfilled her. Mackenzie specializes in bridal makeup not just for brides but for bridesmaids, maids of honor, and mothers of the bride and groom. She even shares helpful tips and tricks on her Instagram where she uncovers hacks for long-lasting makeup and more. Mackenzie’s goal is to have clients feel like an elevated version of themselves and love to see the look on their faces after the big reveal. “It’s all about sharing a connection,” Mackenzie says. To book email mackenzierohdemua@gmail.com.

Makeup By Jules | On-Site

Jules Pita is a licensed makeup artist who graduated from the Artist Makeup Academy. Jules says that “there is no better feeling than the smile on a client’s face during the final look. Making someone feel like the most confident and beautiful version of themselves is why I do what I do!” Jules’ warm and welcoming energy makes her a great choice for those who are seeking makeup artistry for their big day or special event. She provides makeup application services for brides and events in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York City areas. To book email juliannapitamua@gmail.com.

Melanie Makeup Artistry | On-Site

Melanie Sanniola is a Northern New Jersey-based professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician who caters to the tri-state area and beyond. Melanie’s signature timeless beauty style reflects the natural beauty of her clients. Melanie’s clients sing her praises and feel heard and celebrated. She offers thorough consultations that are tailored to the client’s personal preferences. Melanie also notes that her business is LBGTQIA friendly and caters to all occasions, weddings, and events. Her goal is to guarantee that clients look and feel their best. To inquire visit Melanie’s website.

Pressure Beauty by Brianna Pesce | On-Site

Brianna Pesce of Pressure Beauty is a professional makeup artist and hairstylist with a keen eye for soft glam. She has over eight years of experience in the beauty industry and has even worked with celebrity clients. From bridal, photoshoots, TV, and special effects, Brianna’s makeup skills are diversely celebrated. She is dedicated to providing her clients with top-tier professionalism and quality for a luxurious experience. Brianna serves both New Jersey and New York City. To book email brianna@pressurebeautyllc.com.

Salon Gatto | 1016 Washington Street + 22 Hudson Place Suite 1N in Hoboken

Now with two full-service locations, Salon Gatto is bringing luxury to the Hoboken community. Under the direction of founder, Master Stylist and Colorist Christine Gatto, Salon Gato’s mission is to connect clients and talented hair and makeup artists in comfort and style. From airbrushing to full glam, lashes, and bridal specialties, Salon Gatto’s services are treasured by local patrons. To book visit Salon Gatto’s website.

See More: Where to Get Professional Makeup Done in Montclair

Shalea Walker of Walker’s Apothecary | 150 Bay Street, Unit 915, Jersey City

Shalea Walker is a longtime Jersey City resident, licensed esthetician, and makeup artist with deep expertise in the beauty and skincare space. She has worked with some of the most recognizable faces in the industry like Alicia Keys, MGMT, and  Ne-Yo, to name a few. Besides her talented makeup artistry, Shalea also owns Walker’s Apothecary located in Jersey City. As one can imagine, this means her services don’t stop at just makeup application. From facials to eyebrow design, and even makeup lessons, Shalea is here to make clients glow using only the finest ingredients. To book makeup services (and more) with Shalea visit the Walker’s Apothecary website.

Up + Out | 341 Bloomfield Street + 1106 Washington Street, Hoboken

Voted the Best Hair Salon of 2022 by The Hoboken Girl readers, Up + Out is a local favorite. On top of the all-star hair team, Up + Out’s makeup artists are equally as impressive. After over 10 years of business, the staff at Up + Out is excited to welcome new guests into its friendly environment with breathtaking makeup skills to help brides (and beyond) shine on their special day. To book visit Up + Out’s website.

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