30 Years of Experience


Houston MakeupArtist, Sheila Ybarra is widely known around the US as the go-to makeup artist for weddings, pageants, headshots, makeup lessons and the film industry.  Her expertise for over 30 years has taken this artist to editorial shoots in Italy, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and to the red carpets of Hollywood. Sheila has worked with celebrities, presididential families, fitness professionals, models, agencies, brides, and Fortune 500 companies for events all over the United States since 1991.

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My Services

Hair & Makeup Services

Houston’s Best Hair and Makeup styling for any event or occassion.

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Pageant & Fitness Competition

Pageants, and fitness competition makeup and hair to look your best on stage!

Headshot or portrait hair & makeup

Photography makeup is different from everyday makeup; look your best in your portraits.

Weddings & Bridal Services

Hair and makeup for the bride, mother and wedding party.

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Makeup Lessons

Be your own makeup artist and learn to do makeup like the pros.

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What our clients are saying

Over 90% of new clients return to experience further five star treatments.

Absolutely the BEST hair/makeup experience ever! Not only is Sheila passionate at what she does, she’s a true professional and so personable! It means a lot to me when someone is amazing at what they do and genuinely cares for their clients and exceeds expectations…and Sheila is all of that! I will never use anyone else because she’s worth every penny! Thank you for being part of my special day, doing my engagements hair/makeup too…I have never felt so gorgeous!

Chelsea W.

Sheila has been doing my hair and makeup flawlessly since I was a 19 year old pageant contestant. 11 years later, the moment I got engaged, Sheila was the first vendor I booked for the wedding, engagement pictures, and bridal portraits. It was important to me to be able to relax on all of those occasions and trust that my hair and makeup would come out perfectly and Sheila allowed me to do that. I have stick straight hair that does not hold a curl well and Sheila made sure I had beautiful voluminous hair that lasted for all my pictures and wedding day despite rain on both days. My makeup looked beautiful both in person and in photographs and though I felt like the most beautiful version of myself, I felt like I still looked like me. I’ve also gotten clip in extensions from Sheila that I love- my first pair lasted 10 years and my latest pair look natural and blended in seamlessly for the wedding. Sheila also has such a wonderful calming presence and was a joy to be with on my wedding day. She also did my mother’s hair and makeup to perfection! I would very highly recommend Makeup by Sheila to any bride.

Leslie B.

Being a makeup junkie myself, finding THE makeup person was a no brainer when I booked Sheila. She is so talented, worth every penny, and an all around sweetheart! She arrived on time, finished on time and made myself and stepmother and mother-in-law looks flawless. My mother-in-law started to tear up when she saw herself! Makeup stayed on all day and still to this day have girls asking me who did my makeup for my day. She books fast, so don’t wait around trying to make a decision. You will regret not hiring her!  

Erica Pena

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