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Darla Stafford/on-site hair and makeup

Orlando , FL

LOCATION

Orlando area
Orlando, FL US 32827 (map)

PHONE

813-842-1481

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Darla Stafford is an accomplished hair and makeup artist with over 20 years experience in the beauty industry specializing in all hair types and styles. She is a licensed cosmotologist... Read more
Darla Stafford is an accomplished hair and makeup artist with over 20 years experience in the beauty industry specializing in all hair types and styles. She is a licensed cosmotologist that will custom design that special look for you, from natural to glamorous. Darla’s creativity allows her to make each hairstyle a work of art capturing the brides beauty and personality. Her goal is to help each bride achieve a flawless look with the belief that a bride should look like the most beautiful version of herself. She will come to you the day of helping you and your bridal party look your very best.

Her impeccable standards and excellent customer service have enabled her to build a solid reputation within the bridal industry. Highly recommended by top wedding coordinators, photographers, hotels and most of all, by other brides, she continuously strives to maintain the standards for which she has built her reputation. Darla loves being part of a cherished memory and the best reward is making brides feel great about themselves both inside and out.

Check out Darla's new bridal hair accessory line on her store front Darlasblooms at http://www.etsy.com/people/DarlasBlooms Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Hair, Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Lacy
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Darla is AMAZING!!!!!!! I can't say enough nice things about her quality of service. So many wonderful comments on mine and my bridesmaids hair and makeup! Darla is a pleasure to work with and will work with you to make sure you are 100% happy for your wedding!!!
Darla is AMAZING!!!!!!! I can't say enough nice things about her quality of service. So many wonderful comments on mine Read more...
Darla is AMAZING!!!!!!! I can't say enough nice things about her quality of service. So many wonderful comments on mine and my bridesmaids hair and makeup! Darla is a pleasure to work with and will work with you to make sure you are 100% happy for your wedding!!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Darla did the hair and make up for me, my bridesmaids and mom. She did an amazing job. It all looked natural and beautiful and we all looked amazing in the pictures. Thank you for making my day very special! Sarah
Darla did the hair and make up for me, my bridesmaids and mom. She did an amazing job. It all looked natural and beautiful Read more...
Darla did the hair and make up for me, my bridesmaids and mom. She did an amazing job. It all looked natural and beautiful and we all looked amazing in the pictures. Thank you for making my day very special! Sarah Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Darla and her assistant are amazing. Creative, fast, professional, you name it. I've worked with her before and I hope to get the chance to work with her again. I had so many complements on how stunning my hair and makeup were, my bridesmaids and mother also looked phenomenal. Darla is so talented and always fun to work with. Her ideas and creations are fresh and unique.
Darla and her assistant are amazing. Creative, fast, professional, you name it. I've worked with her before and I hope to Read more...
Darla and her assistant are amazing. Creative, fast, professional, you name it. I've worked with her before and I hope to get the chance to work with her again. I had so many complements on how stunning my hair and makeup were, my bridesmaids and mother also looked phenomenal. Darla is so talented and always fun to work with. Her ideas and creations are fresh and unique. Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Darla was fantastic! I had an idea of how I wanted my hair for the wedding, but I was having a hard time conveying it in words; when I first met Darla, she asked me some general questions and said she knew what I wanted and she was right! My hair was absolutely perfect! She also did by bridesmaid's hair and my mom's hair. Everyone was overjoyed with their hair and everyone's hair looked awesome at the end of the night too! She has a great personality and she is a perfectionist, which I can relate too. Thank you Darla!
Darla was fantastic! I had an idea of how I wanted my hair for the wedding, but I was having a hard time conveying it in Read more...
Darla was fantastic! I had an idea of how I wanted my hair for the wedding, but I was having a hard time conveying it in words; when I first met Darla, she asked me some general questions and said she knew what I wanted and she was right! My hair was absolutely perfect! She also did by bridesmaid's hair and my mom's hair. Everyone was overjoyed with their hair and everyone's hair looked awesome at the end of the night too! She has a great personality and she is a perfectionist, which I can relate too. Thank you Darla! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Darla was recommended to me by two different brides, and they told me she is a hot commodity so to book early!! And lets just say, she is amazing!!! She is sooo sweet and so genuinely nice!! She truly cares how you look on your wedding day. At the hair and make up trial, she takes detailed pictures so you will look the same on wedding day. She is also very organized by giving you a timeline of how the day will flow. I absolutely loved her and would defnitely recommend her to everyone!!
Darla was recommended to me by two different brides, and they told me she is a hot commodity so to book early!! And lets Read more...
Darla was recommended to me by two different brides, and they told me she is a hot commodity so to book early!! And lets just say, she is amazing!!! She is sooo sweet and so genuinely nice!! She truly cares how you look on your wedding day. At the hair and make up trial, she takes detailed pictures so you will look the same on wedding day. She is also very organized by giving you a timeline of how the day will flow. I absolutely loved her and would defnitely recommend her to everyone!! Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
If you think about it, your hair and makeup person is the one vendor you will spend your ENTIRE wedding day with. During all the jitters, nerves, freak outs, anxiety, surreal-ness and what-ifs, you need to have someone whom you not only trust to do a good job, but whom you also trust to see you at your most vulnerable. I spent my wedding day feeling as though I had just come out of surgery -- I was limp, couldn't talk, was freezing in 75-degree weather, etc etc. I wasn't myself and Darla (and Julie) didn't mind that I was a total whackadoo: she bonded with my girls, had a great time, listened without being intrusive and was extraordinarily professional, working steadily and quickly with a perfectionist's eye for detail at the same time.

Without seeing them beforehand, she took six very different women and made their hair and makeup worthy of any red carpet. I'm serious. I've had awful makeovers from professionals before, but Darla is why they created the term "makeup artist." I looked like the most beautiful version of myself. The way I always imagined I might look in some fairy tale. No, I lie. I couldn't possibly have imagined looking this flawless. I looked the way I wanted to feel, and when I finally saw myself in the mirror, I saw nothing I didn't like. Because of that, I was able to snap out of my trippy state and pull myself together so I could get excited about my wedding! She made me feel like this was MY special day. That _I_ was radiant. That when all eyes were on me, I could be proud of that because everything about me was beautiful. Darla was the vendor whose importance I totally underestimated, but when she finished with me at 3:30pm, that's when the magic began.
If you think about it, your hair and makeup person is the one vendor you will spend your ENTIRE wedding day with. During Read more...
If you think about it, your hair and makeup person is the one vendor you will spend your ENTIRE wedding day with. During all the jitters, nerves, freak outs, anxiety, surreal-ness and what-ifs, you need to have someone whom you not only trust to do a good job, but whom you also trust to see you at your most vulnerable. I spent my wedding day feeling as though I had just come out of surgery -- I was limp, couldn't talk, was freezing in 75-degree weather, etc etc. I wasn't myself and Darla (and Julie) didn't mind that I was a total whackadoo: she bonded with my girls, had a great time, listened without being intrusive and was extraordinarily professional, working steadily and quickly with a perfectionist's eye for detail at the same time.

Without seeing them beforehand, she took six very different women and made their hair and makeup worthy of any red carpet. I'm serious. I've had awful makeovers from professionals before, but Darla is why they created the term "makeup artist." I looked like the most beautiful version of myself. The way I always imagined I might look in some fairy tale. No, I lie. I couldn't possibly have imagined looking this flawless. I looked the way I wanted to feel, and when I finally saw myself in the mirror, I saw nothing I didn't like. Because of that, I was able to snap out of my trippy state and pull myself together so I could get excited about my wedding! She made me feel like this was MY special day. That _I_ was radiant. That when all eyes were on me, I could be proud of that because everything about me was beautiful. Darla was the vendor whose importance I totally underestimated, but when she finished with me at 3:30pm, that's when the magic began. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Darla and Julie are super friendly and made all my bridal party and my mother and mother in law BEAUTIFUL!!! I couldn't have been happier with how everyone looked! I HIGHLY recommend them! Book early b/c she books up fast!
Darla and Julie are super friendly and made all my bridal party and my mother and mother in law BEAUTIFUL!!! I couldn't Read more...
Darla and Julie are super friendly and made all my bridal party and my mother and mother in law BEAUTIFUL!!! I couldn't have been happier with how everyone looked! I HIGHLY recommend them! Book early b/c she books up fast! Read less
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Camiec
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Darla did a fabulous job. I booked her for hair only and at my request she allowed for every bridesmaid to pick their own hair- something I greatly appreciated. I have very frizzy hair and I was worried about it staying neat the day of the wedding. I told her I did not want my hair to move and she listened. She gave me a great style and I did not have to worry about it once.
Darla did a fabulous job. I booked her for hair only and at my request she allowed for every bridesmaid to pick their own Read more...
Darla did a fabulous job. I booked her for hair only and at my request she allowed for every bridesmaid to pick their own hair- something I greatly appreciated. I have very frizzy hair and I was worried about it staying neat the day of the wedding. I told her I did not want my hair to move and she listened. She gave me a great style and I did not have to worry about it once. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I booked Darla Stafford for hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids almost 15 months before the big day because I wanted to be positive that I was going to look fabulous! I am so thankful for Darla and Julie's talent. I have never seen getting ready for a wedding go so smoothly. They are incredibly talented, charming and personable. I am so lucky that I was able to be referred to them so that we could all look amazing on the big day. Thanks again :)
I booked Darla Stafford for hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids almost 15 months before the big day because I Read more...
I booked Darla Stafford for hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids almost 15 months before the big day because I wanted to be positive that I was going to look fabulous! I am so thankful for Darla and Julie's talent. I have never seen getting ready for a wedding go so smoothly. They are incredibly talented, charming and personable. I am so lucky that I was able to be referred to them so that we could all look amazing on the big day. Thanks again :) Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm SO lucky that Darla was a part of my wedding day. She made each girl in my bridal party (including the mothers) look absolutely beautiful! I LOVED how she did my hair and throughout the process she was so sweet and calming. I highly recommend Darla!!
I'm SO lucky that Darla was a part of my wedding day. She made each girl in my bridal party (including the mothers) look Read more...
I'm SO lucky that Darla was a part of my wedding day. She made each girl in my bridal party (including the mothers) look absolutely beautiful! I LOVED how she did my hair and throughout the process she was so sweet and calming. I highly recommend Darla!! Read less
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lirpa1414
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Darla that hasn't already been said? She is simply AMAZING. Not only is she such a nice and warm person and a pleasure to be around, but she is SO GOOD at what she does. Julie, the make-up artist that works with her, is also amazing, and made everyone just look and feel beautiful. I really can't recommend Darla enough. She goes out of her way to help you out (we got ready at a hotel, but she came out afterward to my venue and stayed with me to do touchups until right before the wedding), is incredibly talented, very professional, and just a sweet heart.
What can I say about Darla that hasn't already been said? She is simply AMAZING. Not only is she such a nice and warm Read more...
What can I say about Darla that hasn't already been said? She is simply AMAZING. Not only is she such a nice and warm person and a pleasure to be around, but she is SO GOOD at what she does. Julie, the make-up artist that works with her, is also amazing, and made everyone just look and feel beautiful. I really can't recommend Darla enough. She goes out of her way to help you out (we got ready at a hotel, but she came out afterward to my venue and stayed with me to do touchups until right before the wedding), is incredibly talented, very professional, and just a sweet heart. Read less
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Breanna
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Darla is fantastic!!! She did an amazing job on my hair and make-up as well as my mom and my bridesmaids. Not only does she do a great job, but she is a ton of fun while she is doing your hair and make-up. It was like having your best girlfriend doing your hair and make-up. We laughed so hard and had so much fun getting ready the day of the wedding. She even stayed until after the ceremony to do touch ups because I cried my eyes out walking up the aisle. Other people in our wedding party went elsewhere to have their hair and make-up done and there was a huge difference in quality and theirs didn't look nearly as good. If I could, I would have Darla come over every morning to do my hair and make-up. She was the easiest vendor to deal with and I absolutely love her!!!!!!!
Darla is fantastic!!! She did an amazing job on my hair and make-up as well as my mom and my bridesmaids. Not only does Read more...
Darla is fantastic!!! She did an amazing job on my hair and make-up as well as my mom and my bridesmaids. Not only does she do a great job, but she is a ton of fun while she is doing your hair and make-up. It was like having your best girlfriend doing your hair and make-up. We laughed so hard and had so much fun getting ready the day of the wedding. She even stayed until after the ceremony to do touch ups because I cried my eyes out walking up the aisle. Other people in our wedding party went elsewhere to have their hair and make-up done and there was a huge difference in quality and theirs didn't look nearly as good. If I could, I would have Darla come over every morning to do my hair and make-up. She was the easiest vendor to deal with and I absolutely love her!!!!!!! Read less
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Jen Strong
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Darla was a pleasure to work with and was very professional. She made me and my wedding party look amazing for my special day. By the time the day was over I didn't want her to leave and actually felt like she was part of my family. If you go with anyone other than Darla for your hair and makeup on your special day you are making a big mistake.
Darla was a pleasure to work with and was very professional. She made me and my wedding party look amazing for my special Read more...
Darla was a pleasure to work with and was very professional. She made me and my wedding party look amazing for my special day. By the time the day was over I didn't want her to leave and actually felt like she was part of my family. If you go with anyone other than Darla for your hair and makeup on your special day you are making a big mistake. Read less
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ephotographics
Wedding:
7/7/2010
5.0/5.0
As a wedding photographer I have worked with Darla for many years. No one comes close to her professionalism and talent. Her customer service is second to none. I have always been impressed with Darla and the work she does....so much so, that she did hair and make-up for MY wedding when I got married!
erick runyon / ePhotographics Group www.ephotographics.net
As a wedding photographer I have worked with Darla for many years. No one comes close to her professionalism and talent. Read more...
As a wedding photographer I have worked with Darla for many years. No one comes close to her professionalism and talent. Her customer service is second to none. I have always been impressed with Darla and the work she does....so much so, that she did hair and make-up for MY wedding when I got married!
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stargazerlily1979
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Darla is incredibly sweet and amazing at what she does. I had my normally telephone-cord curls shoulder-length, and told her I wanted them down in loose curls with extensions, and she made me look and feel like a princess! She works quickly, we were done with time to spare, and everyone loved how she made them look. She also stuck around for touch-ups afterwards and ended up doing the hair for one of my bridesmaids who couldn't afford it as well as one of our flower girls, which was really sweet and generous of her. Her assistant, Julie, did the makeup for everyone except me, and they all looked lovely. They came to our location so we didn't have to run around to get things done. I really am so glad I booked her, I felt so relaxed about how I would look because after my trial, I knew she would do an amazing job!
Darla is incredibly sweet and amazing at what she does. I had my normally telephone-cord curls shoulder-length, and told Read more...
Darla is incredibly sweet and amazing at what she does. I had my normally telephone-cord curls shoulder-length, and told her I wanted them down in loose curls with extensions, and she made me look and feel like a princess! She works quickly, we were done with time to spare, and everyone loved how she made them look. She also stuck around for touch-ups afterwards and ended up doing the hair for one of my bridesmaids who couldn't afford it as well as one of our flower girls, which was really sweet and generous of her. Her assistant, Julie, did the makeup for everyone except me, and they all looked lovely. They came to our location so we didn't have to run around to get things done. I really am so glad I booked her, I felt so relaxed about how I would look because after my trial, I knew she would do an amazing job! Read less
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amkksu
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Darla was awesome to work with. I live out of state so I dealt with her mostly via email. She did an amazing job on my hair and makeup, so many people commented about how wonderful my hair looked. And, it held up through all of the heat and humidity through the entire night. In addition to my hair, she also did the hair and makeup for three in my bridal party. She was on time and kept everyone on schedule. Plus, she is very personable and great to deal with, which is important, since you will spend several hours with her on your wedding day. I would definitely recommend Darla!
Darla was awesome to work with. I live out of state so I dealt with her mostly via email. She did an amazing job on my Read more...
Darla was awesome to work with. I live out of state so I dealt with her mostly via email. She did an amazing job on my hair and makeup, so many people commented about how wonderful my hair looked. And, it held up through all of the heat and humidity through the entire night. In addition to my hair, she also did the hair and makeup for three in my bridal party. She was on time and kept everyone on schedule. Plus, she is very personable and great to deal with, which is important, since you will spend several hours with her on your wedding day. I would definitely recommend Darla! Read less
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jlc8008
Wedding:
5/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Darla and her assistant Julie were AWESOME!! Everyone in my wedding party including my Mother and Mother-In-Law looked so beautiful and I can't even count how many compliments on how beautiful everyone's hair and makeup looked. Darla is the sweetest, nicest woman - so professional but also very personable. You would be crazy not to choose her! I highly recommend her.
Darla and her assistant Julie were AWESOME!! Everyone in my wedding party including my Mother and Mother-In-Law looked so Read more...
Darla and her assistant Julie were AWESOME!! Everyone in my wedding party including my Mother and Mother-In-Law looked so beautiful and I can't even count how many compliments on how beautiful everyone's hair and makeup looked. Darla is the sweetest, nicest woman - so professional but also very personable. You would be crazy not to choose her! I highly recommend her. Read less
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dmsnider2
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Amazing!! Darla is so sweet and stayed with me all the way up until I
walked down the aisle to make sure I felt beautiful when it mattered!! She listens and encourages feedback so she can make you look exactly how you want to look. I absolutely recommend her to everyone!!
Amazing!! Darla is so sweet and stayed with me all the way up until I
walked down the aisle to make sure I felt Read more...
Amazing!! Darla is so sweet and stayed with me all the way up until I
walked down the aisle to make sure I felt beautiful when it mattered!! She listens and encourages feedback so she can make you look exactly how you want to look. I absolutely recommend her to everyone!! Read less
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Sommer
Wedding:
2/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Darla came highly recommended from multiple people and I was so glad that she was available for my wedding day. I couldn’t have been more happy with my hair and makeup and I had so many people tell me how much they liked both. Darla has a very sweet personality and once you meet her, you feel like you have known her for a long time. Thank you for everything Darla!
Darla came highly recommended from multiple people and I was so glad that she was available for my wedding day. I couldn’t Read more...
Darla came highly recommended from multiple people and I was so glad that she was available for my wedding day. I couldn’t have been more happy with my hair and makeup and I had so many people tell me how much they liked both. Darla has a very sweet personality and once you meet her, you feel like you have known her for a long time. Thank you for everything Darla! Read less
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blueeyedbelle84
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Darla Stafford is the best at what she does, period! She did my hair and makeup for the wedding, my mother's makeup, my mother-in-law's hair and makeup, two of my sister-in-law's hair and makeup, and another sister-in-law's hair. Every single one of them looked stunning! Everyone said that they never felt more beautiful.

I chose to wear my hair down and curly, and with my thick, straight hair, it is difficult for it to hold curl. My hair stayed all night and it wasn't crunchy or gross! My makeup stayed on as well, only starting to come off at the end of the night after all the dancing. Darla also has a gift at calming nerves and will stay with you after the ceremony to fix your makeup and hair. In fact, Darla was the one who carried my train for me out to our ceremony site, to make sure that it didn't get dirty and allow everyone else to be in place.

The best testament to Darla though came from one of my sisters-in-law, Adria. She lives in Malaysia as a teacher. She did not sleep the night of our wedding, got on the plane to fly back to Malaysia at 6am, and when she arrived in Malaysia, her hair was still perfect! That is a 20 hour flight! A 20 hour flight that she slept on, that required multiple plane changes! It was still perfect! Book Darla quickly, she is worth every penny!
Darla Stafford is the best at what she does, period! She did my hair and makeup for the wedding, my mother's makeup, my Read more...
Darla Stafford is the best at what she does, period! She did my hair and makeup for the wedding, my mother's makeup, my mother-in-law's hair and makeup, two of my sister-in-law's hair and makeup, and another sister-in-law's hair. Every single one of them looked stunning! Everyone said that they never felt more beautiful.

I chose to wear my hair down and curly, and with my thick, straight hair, it is difficult for it to hold curl. My hair stayed all night and it wasn't crunchy or gross! My makeup stayed on as well, only starting to come off at the end of the night after all the dancing. Darla also has a gift at calming nerves and will stay with you after the ceremony to fix your makeup and hair. In fact, Darla was the one who carried my train for me out to our ceremony site, to make sure that it didn't get dirty and allow everyone else to be in place.

The best testament to Darla though came from one of my sisters-in-law, Adria. She lives in Malaysia as a teacher. She did not sleep the night of our wedding, got on the plane to fly back to Malaysia at 6am, and when she arrived in Malaysia, her hair was still perfect! That is a 20 hour flight! A 20 hour flight that she slept on, that required multiple plane changes! It was still perfect! Book Darla quickly, she is worth every penny! Read less
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moonstone523
Wedding:
2/6/2010
4.9/5.0
Darla simply is amazing and her work is superior. It is no wonder she is the most sought after makeup artist in Florida's West Coast. She has such a calm and collected demeanor which just soothes any stressful moment of your day. Darla did 3 bridesmaids hair, the Mother of the Groom's hair and makeup, the sister of the groom's hair, the niece of the groom and my hair and makeup. Everyone looked stunning. Even when running behind, everything went off without a hitch. She didn't stop once to take a break in the 5 hours it took to get everyone all dolled up. She just kept going and going. Darla even cleaned up some girls hair who didn't get it done by her and put hair flowers in my house party gals' hair. My hair and makeup was perfect. There is not one thing I could have changed to have looked any better. Darla, thank you for your high level of professionalism and amazing work. Simply stunning.
Darla simply is amazing and her work is superior. It is no wonder she is the most sought after makeup artist in Florida's Read more...
Darla simply is amazing and her work is superior. It is no wonder she is the most sought after makeup artist in Florida's West Coast. She has such a calm and collected demeanor which just soothes any stressful moment of your day. Darla did 3 bridesmaids hair, the Mother of the Groom's hair and makeup, the sister of the groom's hair, the niece of the groom and my hair and makeup. Everyone looked stunning. Even when running behind, everything went off without a hitch. She didn't stop once to take a break in the 5 hours it took to get everyone all dolled up. She just kept going and going. Darla even cleaned up some girls hair who didn't get it done by her and put hair flowers in my house party gals' hair. My hair and makeup was perfect. There is not one thing I could have changed to have looked any better. Darla, thank you for your high level of professionalism and amazing work. Simply stunning. Read less
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dogluver315
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
If you need hair and make-up services, book Darla now! Her and Julie are fantastic. She made me and my girls (including flower girl) look beautiful. They are both very fun and calming. They came to our hotel and we had a great time. All of us enjoyed seeing each other get made up.
If you need hair and make-up services, book Darla now! Her and Julie are fantastic. She made me and my girls (including Read more...
If you need hair and make-up services, book Darla now! Her and Julie are fantastic. She made me and my girls (including flower girl) look beautiful. They are both very fun and calming. They came to our hotel and we had a great time. All of us enjoyed seeing each other get made up. Read less
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libra8302
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
There are not enough great things I can say about Darla Stafford and Julie! When I first met Darla for my trial run, I knew I wanted her to be part of my big day! Darla is very professional, but likes to have a good time as well. She made me look like a princess on my big day. The trial run was great...it's like getting a sneak peek of what's to come. Darla was loved by all and comes highly recommended for all brides who want to become a pricess for a day. I especially loved that she came to us, it completely eliminated the stress of having to spend a good portion of the day at a salon!
There are not enough great things I can say about Darla Stafford and Julie! When I first met Darla for my trial run, I Read more...
There are not enough great things I can say about Darla Stafford and Julie! When I first met Darla for my trial run, I knew I wanted her to be part of my big day! Darla is very professional, but likes to have a good time as well. She made me look like a princess on my big day. The trial run was great...it's like getting a sneak peek of what's to come. Darla was loved by all and comes highly recommended for all brides who want to become a pricess for a day. I especially loved that she came to us, it completely eliminated the stress of having to spend a good portion of the day at a salon! Read less
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SaraW
Wedding:
11/5/2009
5.0/5.0
If I could possibly give Darla a higher rating I would. Her work is wonderful. Her presence is so calming and reassuring. I had a grease stain dilema on my dress before the ceremony and Darla was my rock. I will never forget how beautiful she made me look and feel. All my girls were beautiful. If Darla wasn't available for my wedding, nowing what I know now, I would have changed my date until I could book her! She was that good.
If I could possibly give Darla a higher rating I would. Her work is wonderful. Her presence is so calming and reassuring. Read more...
If I could possibly give Darla a higher rating I would. Her work is wonderful. Her presence is so calming and reassuring. I had a grease stain dilema on my dress before the ceremony and Darla was my rock. I will never forget how beautiful she made me look and feel. All my girls were beautiful. If Darla wasn't available for my wedding, nowing what I know now, I would have changed my date until I could book her! She was that good. Read less
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gatorgirl0128
Wedding:
10/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Darla was fantastic! Everything from my trial hair and makeup (which she went out of her way to complete) to the day of the wedding, she was great! She worked quickly and efficiently, but still did a wonderful job. The makeup was flawless, she made me look like me only way better. My bridesmaids were beautiful. Our hair looked great and stayed that way through searing Central Florida heat and hours of dancing. Darla hung around and was constantly touching us up. She even helped my mom with her hair last minute. Her advice on the wedding day about how to keep our makeup intact and even how to stay calm and manage everything in general was invaluable! I've already recommended her to another bride-to-be, and I'll continue to suggest her to everyone!
Darla was fantastic! Everything from my trial hair and makeup (which she went out of her way to complete) to the day of Read more...
Darla was fantastic! Everything from my trial hair and makeup (which she went out of her way to complete) to the day of the wedding, she was great! She worked quickly and efficiently, but still did a wonderful job. The makeup was flawless, she made me look like me only way better. My bridesmaids were beautiful. Our hair looked great and stayed that way through searing Central Florida heat and hours of dancing. Darla hung around and was constantly touching us up. She even helped my mom with her hair last minute. Her advice on the wedding day about how to keep our makeup intact and even how to stay calm and manage everything in general was invaluable! I've already recommended her to another bride-to-be, and I'll continue to suggest her to everyone! Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
What can I possibly say about Darla and Julie, they are FABULOUS! They were so professional and made myself, my mom and bridesmaids absolutely gorgeous! Being from out of town and only relying on other reviews, I was a little nervous but that did not last long once I met her. I have never felt so beautiful in all my life! She was there for me not only to do my make up but after a minor breakdown with the photographer she was there to patch me up and comfort me. Darla, I don't know what else to say, but THANK YOU! You made my wedding so memorable and I still want you to move to Illinois.
Thank you,
Kristi Murati
What can I possibly say about Darla and Julie, they are FABULOUS! They were so professional and made myself, my mom and Read more...
What can I possibly say about Darla and Julie, they are FABULOUS! They were so professional and made myself, my mom and bridesmaids absolutely gorgeous! Being from out of town and only relying on other reviews, I was a little nervous but that did not last long once I met her. I have never felt so beautiful in all my life! She was there for me not only to do my make up but after a minor breakdown with the photographer she was there to patch me up and comfort me. Darla, I don't know what else to say, but THANK YOU! You made my wedding so memorable and I still want you to move to Illinois.
Thank you,
Kristi Murati Read less
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Nicoleena226
Wedding:
9/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Darla, Darla, Darla! I absolutely loved her. She is the biggest sweetheart and does a magnificent job. She did my hair and make up for the wedding and it turned out absolutely stunning. Her and her assistant do a great job and they are so personable. Darla stayed with me until the minute I walked down the aisle to make sure everything was perfect. She even had a portable fan to keep me cool.. LOL
She uses only the best products too... She is a must have for your special day.. But you better contact her fast because she gets booked very quickly!
Darla, Darla, Darla! I absolutely loved her. She is the biggest sweetheart and does a magnificent job. She did my hair and Read more...
Darla, Darla, Darla! I absolutely loved her. She is the biggest sweetheart and does a magnificent job. She did my hair and make up for the wedding and it turned out absolutely stunning. Her and her assistant do a great job and they are so personable. Darla stayed with me until the minute I walked down the aisle to make sure everything was perfect. She even had a portable fan to keep me cool.. LOL
She uses only the best products too... She is a must have for your special day.. But you better contact her fast because she gets booked very quickly! Read less
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Carleyj
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
I am out of state so Darla never had the opportunity to complete a trial. There are some technicians that would not work without one but Darla was up for the challenge and was confident in her ability to do a fantastic job.
Darla was punctual and had the other members of my wedding party complete in no time. I was so comfortable with her working on me, her touch was light and I didn't feel like I was being worked on and the makeup itself too was light. It held for the entire night. She also helped me with my veil. It was not a traditional veil but Darla had it pinned in a flash and that too held till 2am.
Prior to the day, I emailed with questions and even sent her photos of the type of look I was interested in but she did even better by making me, as she says a 'better version of me'. She did an awesome job!
I am out of state so Darla never had the opportunity to complete a trial. There are some technicians that would not work Read more...
I am out of state so Darla never had the opportunity to complete a trial. There are some technicians that would not work without one but Darla was up for the challenge and was confident in her ability to do a fantastic job.
Darla was punctual and had the other members of my wedding party complete in no time. I was so comfortable with her working on me, her touch was light and I didn't feel like I was being worked on and the makeup itself too was light. It held for the entire night. She also helped me with my veil. It was not a traditional veil but Darla had it pinned in a flash and that too held till 2am.
Prior to the day, I emailed with questions and even sent her photos of the type of look I was interested in but she did even better by making me, as she says a 'better version of me'. She did an awesome job! Read less
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TheMadills
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
If I was able to provide 10 stars for Darla, I'd probably ask for more. She was the most amazing person to be around, along with her assistant Julie. When I went to my trial, I was so comfortable and stunned by how I simply told her what I wanted and she turned it in to reality within 1 hour. On the day of, it was EVEN BETTER. They showed up at our hotel room at 9am, and stayed with us until 5pm. Unbelievable. They kept us laughing, and all of us calm. Every single one of my 8 bridesmaid's looked absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I have been told multiple times by many guests how gorgeous my bridal party looked, how elegant and pretty their hair/makeup was. She made a few changes to my hair/makeup on the big day, and I couldn't believe that it could look even better. She was with me the entire day, powdering my nose, fixing my hair, etc. while taking pictures, and even powdered my dad's nose right before we walked in. She and Julie opened the church doors for us, and kept me extremely calm just by being present. Everyone commented on how talented, sweet, and amazing they both were and were blown away by her patience and attention to detail. I'm so happy that I found Darla and Julie, they made me feel like a princess :)
If I was able to provide 10 stars for Darla, I'd probably ask for more. She was the most amazing person to be around, Read more...
If I was able to provide 10 stars for Darla, I'd probably ask for more. She was the most amazing person to be around, along with her assistant Julie. When I went to my trial, I was so comfortable and stunned by how I simply told her what I wanted and she turned it in to reality within 1 hour. On the day of, it was EVEN BETTER. They showed up at our hotel room at 9am, and stayed with us until 5pm. Unbelievable. They kept us laughing, and all of us calm. Every single one of my 8 bridesmaid's looked absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I have been told multiple times by many guests how gorgeous my bridal party looked, how elegant and pretty their hair/makeup was. She made a few changes to my hair/makeup on the big day, and I couldn't believe that it could look even better. She was with me the entire day, powdering my nose, fixing my hair, etc. while taking pictures, and even powdered my dad's nose right before we walked in. She and Julie opened the church doors for us, and kept me extremely calm just by being present. Everyone commented on how talented, sweet, and amazing they both were and were blown away by her patience and attention to detail. I'm so happy that I found Darla and Julie, they made me feel like a princess :) Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
3/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Darla and her assistant Julie are out of this world AMAZING! And to top it off, they are two of the sweetest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I hired Darla for hair and makeup for myself, my bridesmaids and both mothers. Everyone looked BEAUTIFUL! Darla and Julie arrived to the bridal sute early and were so calm and felxible all day. Darla even took the time to squeeze in my grandmother at the last minute. It's pretty incredible when a person can flawlessly make up such a broad range of women (from my 16 year old sister to my 89 year old grandmother). Darla accompanied us to the beach for pictures and the wedding ceremony, constantly touching up me and my girls. Darla is such a pro. I can proudly say I've never felt more beautiful in my life than I did on my wedding day.
Darla and her assistant Julie are out of this world AMAZING! And to top it off, they are two of the sweetest people I've Read more...
Darla and her assistant Julie are out of this world AMAZING! And to top it off, they are two of the sweetest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I hired Darla for hair and makeup for myself, my bridesmaids and both mothers. Everyone looked BEAUTIFUL! Darla and Julie arrived to the bridal sute early and were so calm and felxible all day. Darla even took the time to squeeze in my grandmother at the last minute. It's pretty incredible when a person can flawlessly make up such a broad range of women (from my 16 year old sister to my 89 year old grandmother). Darla accompanied us to the beach for pictures and the wedding ceremony, constantly touching up me and my girls. Darla is such a pro. I can proudly say I've never felt more beautiful in my life than I did on my wedding day. Read less
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Summer314
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
What more can I say about Darla!! She & Julie did an amazing job! They were on time and managed to finish all 10 girls including myself!! Every single one of their hair/makeup came out beautiful! She did a great job and was constantly touching me up throughout the photos, all the way up till the moment I walked down the aisle. She is such a sweetheart and is one of my favorite vendors!
What more can I say about Darla!! She & Julie did an amazing job! They were on time and managed to finish all 10 girls Read more...
What more can I say about Darla!! She & Julie did an amazing job! They were on time and managed to finish all 10 girls including myself!! Every single one of their hair/makeup came out beautiful! She did a great job and was constantly touching me up throughout the photos, all the way up till the moment I walked down the aisle. She is such a sweetheart and is one of my favorite vendors! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Ellen
Wedding:
2/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Darla was AMAZING! She arrived at the resort on time and has so many products and ideas! She was very fun to have in the bridal suite throughout the day and very helpful. Her prices are so reasonable and it was so nice to just relax in the bridal suite rather than rush around to a nearby salon. She was there throughout the day for any touch ups and quick fixes. She even came down to the beach during our photos before the ceremony. I felt like a movie star! She is calm, sweet and very easy to get along with. My hair and make-up was absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend that you book with Darla! She is the best!
Darla was AMAZING! She arrived at the resort on time and has so many products and ideas! She was very fun to have in the Read more...
Darla was AMAZING! She arrived at the resort on time and has so many products and ideas! She was very fun to have in the bridal suite throughout the day and very helpful. Her prices are so reasonable and it was so nice to just relax in the bridal suite rather than rush around to a nearby salon. She was there throughout the day for any touch ups and quick fixes. She even came down to the beach during our photos before the ceremony. I felt like a movie star! She is calm, sweet and very easy to get along with. My hair and make-up was absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend that you book with Darla! She is the best! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Meagan
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Stop what you're doing right now and book Darla for your wedding if you haven't already. The woman (and her assistant Julie) are brilliant. They were in my suite bright and early (9 AM) because we had so many bridesmaids (and my mom) who needed their hair and makeup done. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE looked GORGEOUS!! It's not often you can say that. They were sweet, fun, and kept everyone (especially me!) calm and laughing throughout the day. Darla even stayed all the way through the ceremony to do touch ups! Love. Her. Another person I wouldn't mind hiring to get me ready for work every day.
Stop what you're doing right now and book Darla for your wedding if you haven't already. The woman (and her assistant Read more...
Stop what you're doing right now and book Darla for your wedding if you haven't already. The woman (and her assistant Julie) are brilliant. They were in my suite bright and early (9 AM) because we had so many bridesmaids (and my mom) who needed their hair and makeup done. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE looked GORGEOUS!! It's not often you can say that. They were sweet, fun, and kept everyone (especially me!) calm and laughing throughout the day. Darla even stayed all the way through the ceremony to do touch ups! Love. Her. Another person I wouldn't mind hiring to get me ready for work every day. Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
2/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Darla went above and beyond from the moment I first spoke to her. She is a true professional and very talented. She made me feel like a Princess and made my fairy tale wedding dream a reality. Her attention to detail far exceeded all of my expectations.

Thank you Darla for taking the vision of what I wanted to be and making it a reality!
Darla went above and beyond from the moment I first spoke to her. She is a true professional and very talented. She made Read more...
Darla went above and beyond from the moment I first spoke to her. She is a true professional and very talented. She made me feel like a Princess and made my fairy tale wedding dream a reality. Her attention to detail far exceeded all of my expectations.

Thank you Darla for taking the vision of what I wanted to be and making it a reality! Read less
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pbcmija
Wedding:
2/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Darla and her assistant, Julie, were my favorites in this whole process of choosing vendors. First, Darla is literally the sweetest person I have ever met. I did my trial at her home, and she was so patient trying different looks and taking photos – it was great. She and Julie did an amazing job making the schedule, working on all the girls, and they really made everyone look absolutely gorgeous, as you can see from the photos. Also, we were very late after the ceremony, and Darla was so accommodating doing my hair by the pool so we could take pictures on the beach, and just working quickly to make everything perfect. I could not have been happier with her and Julie. Plus, they are just fun to be around! I think we all got a kick out of each other. She really is a legend and a talented lady. I was ecstatic to have the two of them be a part of creating my special day!
Darla and her assistant, Julie, were my favorites in this whole process of choosing vendors. First, Darla is literally the Read more...
Darla and her assistant, Julie, were my favorites in this whole process of choosing vendors. First, Darla is literally the sweetest person I have ever met. I did my trial at her home, and she was so patient trying different looks and taking photos – it was great. She and Julie did an amazing job making the schedule, working on all the girls, and they really made everyone look absolutely gorgeous, as you can see from the photos. Also, we were very late after the ceremony, and Darla was so accommodating doing my hair by the pool so we could take pictures on the beach, and just working quickly to make everything perfect. I could not have been happier with her and Julie. Plus, they are just fun to be around! I think we all got a kick out of each other. She really is a legend and a talented lady. I was ecstatic to have the two of them be a part of creating my special day! Read less
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jermaya
Wedding:
1/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Darla is so sweet and an amazing makeup/hair artist! My girls and I LOVED our hair and makeup! She responds quickly, and will try any hairstyle you throw at her! She definately loves what she does and takes the time to make sure you look perfect on your big day!
Darla is so sweet and an amazing makeup/hair artist! My girls and I LOVED our hair and makeup! She responds quickly, and Read more...
Darla is so sweet and an amazing makeup/hair artist! My girls and I LOVED our hair and makeup! She responds quickly, and will try any hairstyle you throw at her! She definately loves what she does and takes the time to make sure you look perfect on your big day! Read less
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soxgirl
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Darla was AMAZING!!! Not only did we all look gorgeous, she was such a wonderful person to have around us all morning. She was calm and sweet which probably helped the rest of us to remain calm. She stayed until after the ceremony to touch us up for pictures---she even touched up my tear stained mother-in-law.
I wish I could hire Darla to make me up every day because she works some magic!
Darla was AMAZING!!! Not only did we all look gorgeous, she was such a wonderful person to have around us all morning. She Read more...
Darla was AMAZING!!! Not only did we all look gorgeous, she was such a wonderful person to have around us all morning. She was calm and sweet which probably helped the rest of us to remain calm. She stayed until after the ceremony to touch us up for pictures---she even touched up my tear stained mother-in-law.
I wish I could hire Darla to make me up every day because she works some magic! Read less
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cynthianieves1985
Wedding:
10/31/2008
5.0/5.0
SHE WAS AWESOME! Everyone was so amazed with what she did to my hair, it came out exactly what I wanted and beyond. She was so kind and patient as well! She was just great.
SHE WAS AWESOME! Everyone was so amazed with what she did to my hair, it came out exactly what I wanted and beyond. She Read more...
SHE WAS AWESOME! Everyone was so amazed with what she did to my hair, it came out exactly what I wanted and beyond. She was so kind and patient as well! She was just great. Read less
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JenNJFLCA
Wedding:
1/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Darla's prices are very reasonable and she is such a joy to work with. She completely took my vision of what my hair and make up should look like and put it into action. It was exactly what I wanted! On my wedding day she was there very early and did my hair and make up, and my mom's sister's, and flower girl's hair. She fanned me in the hot room before the ceremony, and touched up my make up for pictures after the ceremony. She also helped my mom out by pinning flowers on the cake table. She went above and beyond - and she is a really sweet person on top of everything. She really helped keep me calm on my big day!
Darla's prices are very reasonable and she is such a joy to work with. She completely took my vision of what my hair and Read more...
Darla's prices are very reasonable and she is such a joy to work with. She completely took my vision of what my hair and make up should look like and put it into action. It was exactly what I wanted! On my wedding day she was there very early and did my hair and make up, and my mom's sister's, and flower girl's hair. She fanned me in the hot room before the ceremony, and touched up my make up for pictures after the ceremony. She also helped my mom out by pinning flowers on the cake table. She went above and beyond - and she is a really sweet person on top of everything. She really helped keep me calm on my big day! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Brandy
Wedding:
5/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Darla was wonderful! I was nervous because I did not have time to meet with her for a trial since I was traveling from out of state, but the end results were perfect! She was calm, friendly and professional!
Darla was wonderful! I was nervous because I did not have time to meet with her for a trial since I was traveling from out Read more...
Darla was wonderful! I was nervous because I did not have time to meet with her for a trial since I was traveling from out of state, but the end results were perfect! She was calm, friendly and professional! Read less
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Lani
Wedding:
11/5/2005
4.8/5.0
Darla was AWESOME. A really nice and extremely helpful person, and I am glad we chose her to do our hair/makeup. She made my mom look so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. I would recommend her.
Darla was AWESOME. A really nice and extremely helpful person, and I am glad we chose her to do our hair/makeup. She made Read more...
Darla was AWESOME. A really nice and extremely helpful person, and I am glad we chose her to do our hair/makeup. She made my mom look so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. I would recommend her. Read less
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