Booking through Elana was a great experience. My trial run with Rachel went very well and when I modified my vision closer to the day of the wedding, Rachel did a really wonderful job switching gears. I could not have been happier with my wedding day makeup! It was the best make up application I've ever had and one of my bridesmaids immediately came up to me and said, "Michelle, she's good! I've never looked this beautiful!" I would absolutely recommend working with Elana and team and felt the experience, value and quality were so much better than when I've worked with other makeup artists.
I worked with Elana and Sofia this past weekend for a vow renewal ceremony. Throughout the process there were numerous changes with locations and schedules. Elana was extremely flexible and kind. She accommodated any request and ensured the bride felt beautiful on her day. Her and Sofia arrived early to set up, created a comfortable environment and stayed extra to ensure the bride felt her best on her special day. I highly recommend Elana and her team for any of your beauty needs.
I hired Elana Darrus for my wedding September 2021. From start to finish, it was a great experience. Elana was very responsive with emails when I initially reached out, as well as throughout the months leading up to the wedding. Something unique about Elana Darrus is that that a deposit is not required until after your makeup trial, which I feel makes more sense than before the trial. This allows the customer to ensure a good fit before booking a vendor for their wedding. This policy made me feel that this company is not just focused on money, but also on the customer and staff experience. For my trial, Sarah came to my house equipped with a chair, a ring light, and all the makeup and supplies she could need. Sarah reviewed my inspiration pictures and talked with me about what I was looking for. She checked in throughout the process to ensure I was happy with what she was doing. Sarah also recommended lip products for me to purchase for the wedding day when I'd need to touch up my makeup. Sarah is very nice, personable, and great at making you look beautiful for your wedding day! On my wedding day, Elana and Sarah arrived early so they could set-up and were finished ahead of schedule. They worked seamlessly and efficiently with myself, my 6 bridesmaids, and my mom and MIL. Elana and Sarah executed beautiful makeup for everyone and it all lasted for the entire day, even with a little bit of rain during our pictures. I requested airbrush makeup and it truly didn't feel like there was anything on my face, which was important to me as someone who wears minimal to no makeup daily. Overall, we had a great experience- from communication, to service, to execution, durability, and affordability- we definitely recommend Elana Darrus. Thank you Sarah and Elana!! I look forward to working with the Elana Darrus team in December for my sister's wedding!
I'm SO happy I chose Elana and her team for my wedding hair and makeup; I booked a hair and make up trial for engagement pictures, hair and makeup for rehearsal dinner and wedding day. Each time was perfect. Elana is incredibly responsive with emails and is thoughtful and helpful with scheduling services that matched exactly what I wanted, even when I was being indecisive. Vesna's makeup skills are topnotch (I looked like myself which was important to me), and she is a friendly, kind human (exactly what you want on wedding day!). Athina did a killer job each time she did my hair. She made adjustments with my feedback until I was fully satisfied and took on extra clients on wedding day when we were behind schedule. She was really skilled at putting in clip in extensions, too. Highly recommend!!
Working with Elana was wonderful. She was able to connect me with an amazing stylist and makeup artist. Elana made this process seamless. She, as well as the artist and stylist were extremely responsive and accommodating. I worked with Vesna (makeup) and Athena (hair) the day of my wedding and they were amazing. Very knowledgeable, talented, understood what I was looking for even though I didn’t have a super clear vision, and very accommodating. They were on time the day of my wedding and stayed to ensure myself and the bridesmaids were all set before photos. Myself and my bridesmaids said at least 5 times how much we loved our hair and makeup and got so many compliments from guests. I would highly recommend working with Elana and her team!
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