I am Barbie, the owner and chief smile smaker at ARTiFACES face painting.
I am also the President of the Southern PA Face Painting Guild; only the best face painters in four counties are members. we have safety, ethical, social, professional, and artistic quality standards. Please be assured that every single photo at my website and at Gigmasters is my own work, done at local events in southern PA (some artists "borrow" photos from me or other pros). I am also a national-competition-level artist, and I am one of only 2 artists in the area that have high-value insurance, which can bring you great peace of mind!
The majority of birthday parties are 1.5 hours of face painting, which is perfect for 8-20 kids, at $138 (as of winter 2014). Travel is complimentary in the York area (Dover, Manchester, Red Lion, Dallastown, etc.); if you are outside of this area, there is a $20 travel fee (I am often traveling - I am happy to do it and I am totally worth it)! There are no other "surprise" additional charges with me, ever (including no added tax). You may also be delighted to know that I bring *everything* needed - you do not need to locate a table and chairs for me - all that I need from you is a small empty space (5' by 5' is perfect).
I can provide up to 10 artists at any event, and also have access to 2 caricaturists, a clown, a zumba instructor, glitter tatooist, 2 balloon artists, and more. Most of my clients wish to hire me, but if I am already booked for your chosen date and time, I am delighted to check the schedules of the other top artists in the area, to help you (no charge).
If you have any questions, feel free to email or phone. Thank you for possibly choosing me!