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Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair

Downers Grove , IL

LOCATION

1061 Robey Avenue
Downers Grove, IL US 60516 (map)

PHONE

708-345-6555

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Makeup & Hair enhance your Bridal details! For makeup, would you like smokey eyes, lashes, foundation airbrush or traditional, lip gloss, lipstick. . .would you like your hair styled up?... Read more
Makeup & Hair enhance your Bridal details! For makeup, would you like smokey eyes, lashes, foundation airbrush or traditional, lip gloss, lipstick. . .would you like your hair styled up? Is your gown white lace?. . . ivory? Flowers, are they . . . orchids? roses? Jewelry . . . crystals? pearls? Makeup, is it natural? dramatic? The answers to these questions are as important to our Network of Artist's and Stylist's as they are to you!!!

~ We want our Makeup and Hair dsigns to enhance your style ~ At Elana darrus Makeup & Hair were are a Network of passionate makeup artists & hair stylist with extreme knowledge in the the beauty industry, each of our certified artists have mastered there profession through MAC Pro Cosmetic classes and have also attained their experience while working for the industries leading cosmetic companies.



Please contact Elana Darrus at 708-345-6555 to schedule your

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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

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

REVIEWS

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Kathy
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We just used Elana's team for hair and make up for our daughters wedding and they were fantastic! We had Mary Jo doing hair and all the girls loved their hair, she made sure they got what they wanted and she was so quick and good all the hair lasted all night and lots of dancing. We had Dawn for makeup and all girls, especially the bride looked stunning! Dawn is truly a artist and we couldn't have been happier. Elana was so great and professional to work with from booking the trial hair and make up and all the planning for the big day!
We just used Elana's team for hair and make up for our daughters wedding and they were fantastic! We had Mary Jo doing Read more...
We just used Elana's team for hair and make up for our daughters wedding and they were fantastic! We had Mary Jo doing hair and all the girls loved their hair, she made sure they got what they wanted and she was so quick and good all the hair lasted all night and lots of dancing. We had Dawn for makeup and all girls, especially the bride looked stunning! Dawn is truly a artist and we couldn't have been happier. Elana was so great and professional to work with from booking the trial hair and make up and all the planning for the big day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Elana is the BEST! At first I thought a trial run was a dumb idea but it worked out great. Elana showed up on time and had all professional quality makeup. My makeup was breathtaking and stayed on all night. I would Elana to anyone!
Elana is the BEST! At first I thought a trial run was a dumb idea but it worked out great. Elana showed up on time and had Read more...
Elana is the BEST! At first I thought a trial run was a dumb idea but it worked out great. Elana showed up on time and had all professional quality makeup. My makeup was breathtaking and stayed on all night. I would Elana to anyone! Read less
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Louis
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
THEY ARE AWESOME!! LOOK NO FURTHER AND AVOID ANY FUTURE HEADACHE! GREATLY PRICED AND AWESOME SERVICES! MADE THE DAY THAT MUCH BRIGHTER!
THEY ARE AWESOME!! LOOK NO FURTHER AND AVOID ANY FUTURE HEADACHE! GREATLY PRICED AND AWESOME SERVICES! MADE THE DAY THAT Read more...
THEY ARE AWESOME!! LOOK NO FURTHER AND AVOID ANY FUTURE HEADACHE! GREATLY PRICED AND AWESOME SERVICES! MADE THE DAY THAT MUCH BRIGHTER! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Elana and her team! I came to Elana at first looking only for makeup, but after a disastrous hair trial with someone else, I asked if she could also recommend someone to do my hair. She set me up with Michelle who did an amazing job! I showed her a few pictures and she just "got it". It was exactly what I wanted and I was able to breathe easily after my other experience... On the day of the wedding Michelle (hair), Judy (makeup) and Elana came to our hotel and did hair & makeup for my Mom, Mother-in-Law, Sister-in-Law and 2 bridesmaids. They were really good about listening to the look all of us girls wanted and were also really fast! (and on time). I even changed my makeup look from the trial on the day-of, deciding I wanted my eyes a little different and it was no problem. Thanks ladies for making us all feel so pretty on the big day!
I loved working with Elana and her team! I came to Elana at first looking only for makeup, but after a disastrous hair Read more...
I loved working with Elana and her team! I came to Elana at first looking only for makeup, but after a disastrous hair trial with someone else, I asked if she could also recommend someone to do my hair. She set me up with Michelle who did an amazing job! I showed her a few pictures and she just "got it". It was exactly what I wanted and I was able to breathe easily after my other experience... On the day of the wedding Michelle (hair), Judy (makeup) and Elana came to our hotel and did hair & makeup for my Mom, Mother-in-Law, Sister-in-Law and 2 bridesmaids. They were really good about listening to the look all of us girls wanted and were also really fast! (and on time). I even changed my makeup look from the trial on the day-of, deciding I wanted my eyes a little different and it was no problem. Thanks ladies for making us all feel so pretty on the big day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Elana did a great job coordinating us with TLoren studio for me and my girls for the wedding. Lauren was amazing! Very happy with how everything turned out.
Elana did a great job coordinating us with TLoren studio for me and my girls for the wedding. Lauren was amazing! Very Read more...
Elana did a great job coordinating us with TLoren studio for me and my girls for the wedding. Lauren was amazing! Very happy with how everything turned out. Read less
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Yulia
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
First of all I would like to join to all good words which girls addressed here to Elana and her team. It was my great pleasure to meet Elana and Jarmin. I do not live in US and I could use only Internet to find who can help me with my wedding make-up and hair. I sent message to Elana and after her first reply I decided that I found a perfect team to work with. And it is true! They are perfect and hight professional. I was able to know the exact day of my wedding only one week before the event. You can imagine how I was stressed during this one week and at the day of my wedding I had no any idea about which make up I want and which hair dress I prefer. Elana and Jarmin thank you so much that you could feel me and found the best style for me. In 2 hours of their magic work I became an amazing bride and heard many wonderful complements even from unknown people during whole our wedding day. I also like very much that Elana and her team behave with you like with the friend and not like with client it is nice feeling. They care about you and only you. I would highly recommend to choose Elana and her team for your special occasion.
First of all I would like to join to all good words which girls addressed here to Elana and her team. It was my great Read more...
First of all I would like to join to all good words which girls addressed here to Elana and her team. It was my great pleasure to meet Elana and Jarmin. I do not live in US and I could use only Internet to find who can help me with my wedding make-up and hair. I sent message to Elana and after her first reply I decided that I found a perfect team to work with. And it is true! They are perfect and hight professional. I was able to know the exact day of my wedding only one week before the event. You can imagine how I was stressed during this one week and at the day of my wedding I had no any idea about which make up I want and which hair dress I prefer. Elana and Jarmin thank you so much that you could feel me and found the best style for me. In 2 hours of their magic work I became an amazing bride and heard many wonderful complements even from unknown people during whole our wedding day. I also like very much that Elana and her team behave with you like with the friend and not like with client it is nice feeling. They care about you and only you. I would highly recommend to choose Elana and her team for your special occasion. Read less
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Jen H.
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Elana and her hairdresser were great! She and Megan came to the hotel to do my Matron of Honor and my hair and make-up. They were on time and fun to work with! Both did a great job and we looked fab! It was so great to just sit in the room and be pampered on the day of my wedding. So worth the money to not be driving around like a crazy person to a salon...lol!
Elana and her hairdresser were great! She and Megan came to the hotel to do my Matron of Honor and my hair and make-up. Read more...
Elana and her hairdresser were great! She and Megan came to the hotel to do my Matron of Honor and my hair and make-up. They were on time and fun to work with! Both did a great job and we looked fab! It was so great to just sit in the room and be pampered on the day of my wedding. So worth the money to not be driving around like a crazy person to a salon...lol! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Elana and her team were amazing at my September wedding! They were prompt, professional and made my mom, MIL, bridesmaids and me look amazing. I am not a big makeup person, but Elana did an amazing job of glamming me up but keeping it natural. Definitely get the lashes for one of the options, they look great. I received more compliments about my appearance than I expected and it was so humbling... I felt beautiful!! The application stayed on for almost the entire night... the end I looked a little ragged, but hey, I was dancing a ton! Elana did such a great job at my makeup trial, that I booked her to do my makeup for a friend's wedding too! Two big thumbs up for Elana and her team.
Elana and her team were amazing at my September wedding! They were prompt, professional and made my mom, MIL, bridesmaids Read more...
Elana and her team were amazing at my September wedding! They were prompt, professional and made my mom, MIL, bridesmaids and me look amazing. I am not a big makeup person, but Elana did an amazing job of glamming me up but keeping it natural. Definitely get the lashes for one of the options, they look great. I received more compliments about my appearance than I expected and it was so humbling... I felt beautiful!! The application stayed on for almost the entire night... the end I looked a little ragged, but hey, I was dancing a ton! Elana did such a great job at my makeup trial, that I booked her to do my makeup for a friend's wedding too! Two big thumbs up for Elana and her team. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Based on the wonderful reviews and after looking through her website, I contacted Elana for more information via email. She was very responsive and accommodating as we worked to schedule a trial at her house. I went to the trial and had my makeup done by Elana and my hair done by Jarmin. They both asked lots of questions to make sure that they were capturing my style. As I typically don’t wear a lot of makeup, I was especially pleased with how Elana was able to apply makeup the appropriate amount of makeup for a bride and still make me look very natural. Jarmin was able to create very interesting and intricate design with my hair in a beautiful updo with hair pinned back in interesting patterns. After looking through more pictures online I realized I had maybe wanted to try a different style I had never done before – a side bun. I contacted Jarmin who gladly invited me to come to her salon to do a second trial. The day of the wedding my hair was even better than I could have ever imagined. It looked so beautiful and I got many compliments. It stayed put all day, even in the heat of July! I loved my makeup and most importantly I felt very comfortable and beautiful in it. I ended up purchasing some of the same makeup that Elana used on me to touch up throughout the evening but really I didn’t need to do much as the makeup lasted great throughout the evening and despite the heat. Both were able to set up nicely in the hotel and made all the girls feel comfortable as we all got ready together. I would especially like to point out how flexible and accommodating the team was. My mom had an appointment with her normal hairdresser who never showed. Luckily the stylists moved things around a bit and were able to finish my mom’s hair and makeup in time. Elana even waited until the photographers arrived to do any final touch ups before heading out. The whole team was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend this team of talented artists and stylists!
Based on the wonderful reviews and after looking through her website, I contacted Elana for more information via email. Read more...
Based on the wonderful reviews and after looking through her website, I contacted Elana for more information via email. She was very responsive and accommodating as we worked to schedule a trial at her house. I went to the trial and had my makeup done by Elana and my hair done by Jarmin. They both asked lots of questions to make sure that they were capturing my style. As I typically don’t wear a lot of makeup, I was especially pleased with how Elana was able to apply makeup the appropriate amount of makeup for a bride and still make me look very natural. Jarmin was able to create very interesting and intricate design with my hair in a beautiful updo with hair pinned back in interesting patterns. After looking through more pictures online I realized I had maybe wanted to try a different style I had never done before – a side bun. I contacted Jarmin who gladly invited me to come to her salon to do a second trial. The day of the wedding my hair was even better than I could have ever imagined. It looked so beautiful and I got many compliments. It stayed put all day, even in the heat of July! I loved my makeup and most importantly I felt very comfortable and beautiful in it. I ended up purchasing some of the same makeup that Elana used on me to touch up throughout the evening but really I didn’t need to do much as the makeup lasted great throughout the evening and despite the heat. Both were able to set up nicely in the hotel and made all the girls feel comfortable as we all got ready together. I would especially like to point out how flexible and accommodating the team was. My mom had an appointment with her normal hairdresser who never showed. Luckily the stylists moved things around a bit and were able to finish my mom’s hair and makeup in time. Elana even waited until the photographers arrived to do any final touch ups before heading out. The whole team was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend this team of talented artists and stylists! Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I am a bride that had to plan her wedding from Louisiana & was getting married in Chicago. I found Elana via internet & she was so amazing from the beginning. She drove to downtown chicago when I was in town for my bachelorette party to do my trial makeup. She was so sweet, and does an unbelievable job. Im picky & wanted airbrush makeup and she listened to exactly what i wanted & i just trusted her immediatly! I got so many compliments about my makeup for my wedding day! She is so talented and i feel like ive known her for years! I would defiantly use elana for your special day! You will be SO Happy you did!!

Kristy
I am a bride that had to plan her wedding from Louisiana & was getting married in Chicago. I found Elana via internet & Read more...
I am a bride that had to plan her wedding from Louisiana & was getting married in Chicago. I found Elana via internet & she was so amazing from the beginning. She drove to downtown chicago when I was in town for my bachelorette party to do my trial makeup. She was so sweet, and does an unbelievable job. Im picky & wanted airbrush makeup and she listened to exactly what i wanted & i just trusted her immediatly! I got so many compliments about my makeup for my wedding day! She is so talented and i feel like ive known her for years! I would defiantly use elana for your special day! You will be SO Happy you did!!

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Katey
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Elana is the absolute BEST make-up artist !! She came to downtown Chicago the day of my wedding and set up in the Hyatt hotel suite. In just a few short hours, she completed makeup for an exceptionally large wedding party (8 bridesmaids, 2 mothers, 2 grandmothers and a godmother). Every single person raved about how wonderful their makeup turned out. At the reception, even more people complimented the makeup job, and many asked for Elana to do future work for them. Elana is reasonably priced, very sociable, will work with you, and provide an outstanding service. I will be using only her for all of my future makeup needs. Thank you Elana for making my special day that much more special.
Elana is the absolute BEST make-up artist !! She came to downtown Chicago the day of my wedding and set up in the Hyatt Read more...
Elana is the absolute BEST make-up artist !! She came to downtown Chicago the day of my wedding and set up in the Hyatt hotel suite. In just a few short hours, she completed makeup for an exceptionally large wedding party (8 bridesmaids, 2 mothers, 2 grandmothers and a godmother). Every single person raved about how wonderful their makeup turned out. At the reception, even more people complimented the makeup job, and many asked for Elana to do future work for them. Elana is reasonably priced, very sociable, will work with you, and provide an outstanding service. I will be using only her for all of my future makeup needs. Thank you Elana for making my special day that much more special. Read less
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Dub
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Elana was fantastic for me, my bridesmaids and our moms on the day of my wedding! She listened to what we wanted and made adjustments accordingly. All with a smile and a positive attitude!
Elana was fantastic for me, my bridesmaids and our moms on the day of my wedding! She listened to what we wanted and made Read more...
Elana was fantastic for me, my bridesmaids and our moms on the day of my wedding! She listened to what we wanted and made adjustments accordingly. All with a smile and a positive attitude! Read less
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Pamm504
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have been happier with Elana! She did such a great job at my wedding for me and my whole wedding party! I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone! Thanks again Elana!
I couldn't have been happier with Elana! She did such a great job at my wedding for me and my whole wedding party! I would Read more...
I couldn't have been happier with Elana! She did such a great job at my wedding for me and my whole wedding party! I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone! Thanks again Elana! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
An amazing makeup artist!!! My makeup lasted all day long and looked beautiful!
An amazing makeup artist!!! My makeup lasted all day long and looked beautiful!
An amazing makeup artist!!! My makeup lasted all day long and looked beautiful! Read less
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Kyla
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Elana did a great job! Reasonably priced... She had 5 get makeup done and we all looked beautiful! My makeup stayed in place all day - and night and probablly would have made it through the day after had I have left it... The eyelashes were the perfect addition to our day! I never had to worry about running black mascara marks! We all looked fantastic and enjoyed Elana!
Elana did a great job! Reasonably priced... She had 5 get makeup done and we all looked beautiful! My makeup stayed in Read more...
Elana did a great job! Reasonably priced... She had 5 get makeup done and we all looked beautiful! My makeup stayed in place all day - and night and probablly would have made it through the day after had I have left it... The eyelashes were the perfect addition to our day! I never had to worry about running black mascara marks! We all looked fantastic and enjoyed Elana! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Elana is just a peach to work with! I communicated with her eight months before my wedding to set up a trial appointment and then booked my wedding with her. She was very receptive to the kind of makeup I wear everyday and the look I was going for. My wedding day make up look beautiful and I got so many compliments from people who normally see me wearing no make up. As far as pricing goes, I also think that it was very reasonable for the quality of make up application and would lead me to use her again.
Elana is just a peach to work with! I communicated with her eight months before my wedding to set up a trial appointment Read more...
Elana is just a peach to work with! I communicated with her eight months before my wedding to set up a trial appointment and then booked my wedding with her. She was very receptive to the kind of makeup I wear everyday and the look I was going for. My wedding day make up look beautiful and I got so many compliments from people who normally see me wearing no make up. As far as pricing goes, I also think that it was very reasonable for the quality of make up application and would lead me to use her again. Read less
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Krissy
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Elana is absolutely amazing! The first time I met her was at my friends wedding and I thought she was so professional, artistic and easy to get along with. After I set my wedding date, I called Elana and asked her to do my bridal party’s makeup for my wedding in Lake Geneva, WI. She came to my house in the suburbs of Chicago to do my trial and listened to what I wanted. I couldn’t have been happier the day of my trial and my wedding. I have many friends who use Elana and everyone loves her. She is definitely the best and I highly recommend her.
Elana is absolutely amazing! The first time I met her was at my friends wedding and I thought she was so professional, Read more...
Elana is absolutely amazing! The first time I met her was at my friends wedding and I thought she was so professional, artistic and easy to get along with. After I set my wedding date, I called Elana and asked her to do my bridal party’s makeup for my wedding in Lake Geneva, WI. She came to my house in the suburbs of Chicago to do my trial and listened to what I wanted. I couldn’t have been happier the day of my trial and my wedding. I have many friends who use Elana and everyone loves her. She is definitely the best and I highly recommend her. Read less
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Photos by Becky
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I was the photographer for a wedding. When I showed up at the bride's home, Elana was busy working her magic. I love to photograph natural beauty and that's exactly what Elana did for each of the bridesmaids, the bride and the mother's of the bride and groom! They all looked like natural beauties! She was especially good at making the false eyelashes look like they were a natural (yet dramatic) part of the person. She listened to each client and gave them exactly what they wanted (even changing the lipstick color of an older family member who couldn't quite make up her mind what she wanted). She was very relaxed and professional and set a nice tone - no one felt rushed. It was an enjoyable time for everyone. I'd highly recommend her.
I was the photographer for a wedding. When I showed up at the bride's home, Elana was busy working her magic. I love to Read more...
I was the photographer for a wedding. When I showed up at the bride's home, Elana was busy working her magic. I love to photograph natural beauty and that's exactly what Elana did for each of the bridesmaids, the bride and the mother's of the bride and groom! They all looked like natural beauties! She was especially good at making the false eyelashes look like they were a natural (yet dramatic) part of the person. She listened to each client and gave them exactly what they wanted (even changing the lipstick color of an older family member who couldn't quite make up her mind what she wanted). She was very relaxed and professional and set a nice tone - no one felt rushed. It was an enjoyable time for everyone. I'd highly recommend her. Read less
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ltasch
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Elana did a wonderful job! She did a great dramatic look for me without it being too much and she also did some beautiful natural looks for my bridesmaids. She works very quickly which was great so that everyone in my wedding party, including the moms could get their makeup done. She was great to talk to as well and I learned she has a lot of different experience which is part of why I think she is so excellent. My makeup lasted all day, except for the tired in my eyes I couldn't tell the difference between first pictures and last pictures. I shopped around quite a bit before finding Elana and I think she has a very modest cost, especially for the quality she delivers.
Elana did a wonderful job! She did a great dramatic look for me without it being too much and she also did some beautiful Read more...
Elana did a wonderful job! She did a great dramatic look for me without it being too much and she also did some beautiful natural looks for my bridesmaids. She works very quickly which was great so that everyone in my wedding party, including the moms could get their makeup done. She was great to talk to as well and I learned she has a lot of different experience which is part of why I think she is so excellent. My makeup lasted all day, except for the tired in my eyes I couldn't tell the difference between first pictures and last pictures. I shopped around quite a bit before finding Elana and I think she has a very modest cost, especially for the quality she delivers. Read less
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denisezuba1352
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Elana is fantastic!!! I LOVED the way she did my makeup for my wedding! My bridesmaids and mothers loved their makeup also! She was able to accomplish the look that each one if them wanted! I HIGHLY recommend Elana!!
Elana is fantastic!!! I LOVED the way she did my makeup for my wedding! My bridesmaids and mothers loved their makeup Read more...
Elana is fantastic!!! I LOVED the way she did my makeup for my wedding! My bridesmaids and mothers loved their makeup also! She was able to accomplish the look that each one if them wanted! I HIGHLY recommend Elana!! Read less
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Stefcia
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Elana is wonderful! She listens to what you want, and is very professional. She works with the best products and made everyone look great on my sisters wedding day! I am getting married in March of 2012 and I have already booked her :)
Elana is wonderful! She listens to what you want, and is very professional. She works with the best products and made Read more...
Elana is wonderful! She listens to what you want, and is very professional. She works with the best products and made everyone look great on my sisters wedding day! I am getting married in March of 2012 and I have already booked her :) Read less
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jesslew83
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I would like to start off by saying that Elana did a AMAZING job on my makeup for my wedding! I am very picky about my makeup, and I felt that Elana really listened to me and was able to give me the exact look that I had wanted. I honestly wouldn't trust my "face" with anyone else but her :) I received so many compliments on not only my makeup, but my bridemaides' as well! Elana will be doing makeup for my sister's upcoming wedding as well, and I cannot wait to have my makeup done by her again!
I would like to start off by saying that Elana did a AMAZING job on my makeup for my wedding! I am very picky about my Read more...
I would like to start off by saying that Elana did a AMAZING job on my makeup for my wedding! I am very picky about my makeup, and I felt that Elana really listened to me and was able to give me the exact look that I had wanted. I honestly wouldn't trust my "face" with anyone else but her :) I received so many compliments on not only my makeup, but my bridemaides' as well! Elana will be doing makeup for my sister's upcoming wedding as well, and I cannot wait to have my makeup done by her again! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Elana is absolutely amazing! After we confirmed our wedding date, my first phone call was literally to Elana to make sure she was available on the date to do my makeup. She has been doing makeup for my family for the past 15 years, and I have never been disappointed. She listens to what you want - dramatic or natural - and I think that is really important. I wish she could do my makeup everyday!!!! You will look amazing! She is truly gifted!!!!
Elana is absolutely amazing! After we confirmed our wedding date, my first phone call was literally to Elana to make sure Read more...
Elana is absolutely amazing! After we confirmed our wedding date, my first phone call was literally to Elana to make sure she was available on the date to do my makeup. She has been doing makeup for my family for the past 15 years, and I have never been disappointed. She listens to what you want - dramatic or natural - and I think that is really important. I wish she could do my makeup everyday!!!! You will look amazing! She is truly gifted!!!! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Elana did an outstanding job with my wedding day makeup. I looked and felt my best on my special day. The makeup was done beautifully and really looked great in photos. I am also grateful for the excellent job Elana did with my bridesmaids and mother. Each one felt special and looked gorgeous. I couldn't be happier with the results and I have already recommended Elana to many of my friends!
Elana did an outstanding job with my wedding day makeup. I looked and felt my best on my special day. The makeup was done Read more...
Elana did an outstanding job with my wedding day makeup. I looked and felt my best on my special day. The makeup was done beautifully and really looked great in photos. I am also grateful for the excellent job Elana did with my bridesmaids and mother. Each one felt special and looked gorgeous. I couldn't be happier with the results and I have already recommended Elana to many of my friends! Read less
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vanillabean
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I hired Elana for hair and makeup for a special occasion, and she and Lisa (for hair) were fantastic. They were able to work with my schedule. Elana did a great job with my makeup - I have a lot of acne scars and flaws, but she covered those up and the foundation looked great, especially in photos. I loved my overall look. My hair also was lovely - I did a side-do with curls, and It lasted all night long. Elana and her team work wonders. Thank you!
I hired Elana for hair and makeup for a special occasion, and she and Lisa (for hair) were fantastic. They were able to Read more...
I hired Elana for hair and makeup for a special occasion, and she and Lisa (for hair) were fantastic. They were able to work with my schedule. Elana did a great job with my makeup - I have a lot of acne scars and flaws, but she covered those up and the foundation looked great, especially in photos. I loved my overall look. My hair also was lovely - I did a side-do with curls, and It lasted all night long. Elana and her team work wonders. Thank you! Read less
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kellyro
Wedding:
2/21/2004
5.0/5.0
Elana has done my makeup several times now for various weddings. Two weeks ago it was for my moms wedding. We all looked amazing and I received many compliments on my makeup.
I will continue to call Elana for all of my makeup needs. She does a great job and is also very personable which is very important to me.
Elana has done my makeup several times now for various weddings. Two weeks ago it was for my moms wedding. We all looked Read more...
Elana has done my makeup several times now for various weddings. Two weeks ago it was for my moms wedding. We all looked amazing and I received many compliments on my makeup.
I will continue to call Elana for all of my makeup needs. She does a great job and is also very personable which is very important to me. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Elana did my makeup and I received so many comments on how awesome the makeup was for myself and the bridesmaids. Her prices were very reasonable compared to some of the other makeup artists out there. My makeup trial lasted about 2 hours because I kept going back and forth, and she was very patient with me. Sometimes I had trouble getting a hold of her, and she was a little late the day of the wedding, but everything turned out well and she even added some extra people for makeup. Lauren did my hair - she did an excellent job and I and my bridesmaids received many compliments on both hair and makeup. Lauren was always responsive to my texts and emails. Prices were very reasonable. They both came to the hotel we were getting ready at. Thanks so much ladies for making my day so memorable!
Elana did my makeup and I received so many comments on how awesome the makeup was for myself and the bridesmaids. Her Read more...
Elana did my makeup and I received so many comments on how awesome the makeup was for myself and the bridesmaids. Her prices were very reasonable compared to some of the other makeup artists out there. My makeup trial lasted about 2 hours because I kept going back and forth, and she was very patient with me. Sometimes I had trouble getting a hold of her, and she was a little late the day of the wedding, but everything turned out well and she even added some extra people for makeup. Lauren did my hair - she did an excellent job and I and my bridesmaids received many compliments on both hair and makeup. Lauren was always responsive to my texts and emails. Prices were very reasonable. They both came to the hotel we were getting ready at. Thanks so much ladies for making my day so memorable! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.7/5.0
Elana and one of her other make-up artists, Megan, did the make-up for 9 people on our wedding day. Everyone loved their make-up and looked amazing. Elana does amazing work and no one looks like they have make-up caked on their face.
I had Elana do my make-up for my engagement and wedding and it looked amazing. I felt like a celebrity! I highly recommend using Elana for your wedding make-up or any special event.
Elana and one of her other make-up artists, Megan, did the make-up for 9 people on our wedding day. Everyone loved their Read more...
Elana and one of her other make-up artists, Megan, did the make-up for 9 people on our wedding day. Everyone loved their make-up and looked amazing. Elana does amazing work and no one looks like they have make-up caked on their face.
I had Elana do my make-up for my engagement and wedding and it looked amazing. I felt like a celebrity! I highly recommend using Elana for your wedding make-up or any special event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
I had a contract through Elana Darrus that was outsourced. Gina did my makeup trial for my wedding in September 2013. The trial was reasonably priced, especially since I went out that same night to test the makeup and it was perfect and it lasted the whole night. Gina came to my apartment in the city of Chicago which was so convenient and was early and prepared. I had never thought I could look that stunning! I did use the fake eye lashes for the first time and that was the best decision I ever made. The day before the wedding, Gina had a family emergency but had the makeup artist that she used for her wedding sub for her the day of. Gina’s replacement already had the pictures and colors and everything from our trial. The wedding day makeup is done very intensely so it does take longer than the trial does; the trial was just about an hour; the real thing was about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Gina’s replacement made the makeup look exactly as Gina had so I was very happy with that. I cried a lot of happy tears at my wedding and no one could tell because the makeup was so perfect and not going anywhere from 12:00 noon until 1 am! It didn’t look caked on at all; she only uses Mac makeup which is top of the line and the best a bride could ask for. The only thing that I would recommend to a bride is to make sure you have extra eye shadow and lipstick with you. They make sure it stays as long as it could but I ended up having to touch up both of things from happy tears and husband kisses. The foundation, blush, eyelashes, eye liner, and mascara didn’t move at all. I would recommend Gina and her referral network to any bride who wants fancy Mac makeup that doesn’t look fake and caked on yet doesn’t move one bit! The best part of it too is that she travels and comes to you so that you don’t have to go anywhere! She is extremely reasonably priced for the high quality outcome she provides.
I had a contract through Elana Darrus that was outsourced. Gina did my makeup trial for my wedding in September 2013. The Read more...
I had a contract through Elana Darrus that was outsourced. Gina did my makeup trial for my wedding in September 2013. The trial was reasonably priced, especially since I went out that same night to test the makeup and it was perfect and it lasted the whole night. Gina came to my apartment in the city of Chicago which was so convenient and was early and prepared. I had never thought I could look that stunning! I did use the fake eye lashes for the first time and that was the best decision I ever made. The day before the wedding, Gina had a family emergency but had the makeup artist that she used for her wedding sub for her the day of. Gina’s replacement already had the pictures and colors and everything from our trial. The wedding day makeup is done very intensely so it does take longer than the trial does; the trial was just about an hour; the real thing was about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Gina’s replacement made the makeup look exactly as Gina had so I was very happy with that. I cried a lot of happy tears at my wedding and no one could tell because the makeup was so perfect and not going anywhere from 12:00 noon until 1 am! It didn’t look caked on at all; she only uses Mac makeup which is top of the line and the best a bride could ask for. The only thing that I would recommend to a bride is to make sure you have extra eye shadow and lipstick with you. They make sure it stays as long as it could but I ended up having to touch up both of things from happy tears and husband kisses. The foundation, blush, eyelashes, eye liner, and mascara didn’t move at all. I would recommend Gina and her referral network to any bride who wants fancy Mac makeup that doesn’t look fake and caked on yet doesn’t move one bit! The best part of it too is that she travels and comes to you so that you don’t have to go anywhere! She is extremely reasonably priced for the high quality outcome she provides. Read less
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