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Beauty & Health in Downers Grove, Illinois,
(708) 345-6555
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 88 Reviews


    Haley S.

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  • Elana does beautiful makeup, listens to you and helps you to feel your best. Very natural and felt like myself. Athina was an amazing stylist and was able to bring my vision to life. Perfect people to be apart of my morning!

    Melissa

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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!

    Kayleigh Q.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Elana was very responsive and extremely organized. The day of went smoothly and the artists and stylists were very respectful of covid requirements. Everyone loved how they looked and I could not have been happier!!!

    Ashley M.

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had an excellent experience with Elana. She was extremely friendly and responsive to all messages. She personally reached out to see how I felt about my hair and make up trials as well as after the wedding itself. Elana was quite accommodating and helpful. My hair stylist, Kim, was incredible and replicated exactly what she did for the trial on my wedding day. She also did my sister's hair which was perfect and stayed up all night. Jessica, our makeup artist, was very timely and efficient. She was caring and had a true passion for her profession. I had a wonderful experience with this company and would highly recommend!

    Sasha V.

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    5 out of 5
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  • I first worked with Elana for my wedding in 2012! I loved how my makeup and hair turned out! Since then I have recommended her, and her staff, to cousins, best friends, and now most recently- my sister! My little sister got married this October and we worked with Vesna from Elana's team. She did such an amazing job! My sister, my mom, and I looked so beautiful and she really listened to what we wanted. I really would not work with anyone else. Since we first started working with Elana and her team- we have not worked with any other artists for any major events in our lives. I recommend Elana and her team with the highest confidence! This is the team you will want to work with!

    Lizzie P.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Elana and her team are simply the best! I am so grateful that a friend recommended them to me for my wedding. Elana was amazing to work with- so responsive, helpful, and flexible- couldn't have been better! I had Athina (hair) and Jessica (makeup) for myself, my bridesmaids, mom, and MIL. Everyone looked absolutely beautiful and they were so happy with how it all turned out. It was the most relaxing, stress-free getting ready experience. I can't recommend them enough!! Thank you Elana, Athina, and Jessica!

    Gabriela S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Thank you ladies for providing me with great service. I found Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair on Google. I reached out, and got a response in a polite and timely manner. Athena and Jessica were able to come out to my location and provide me with hair and makeup trial at reasonable price! I appreciate the fact that I was not treated any different as a customer for only choosing the makeup service. Jessica, the makeup artist, provided me with the perfect amount of makeup. I did not want over-the-top glamour. I wanted something more natural beauty taken up a notch. Jessica delivered. I loved my makeup. It was not overdone. I did not feel like a clown on my wedding day. I genuinely felt beautiful. She was very polite, punctual, and awesome to work with.

    Hayley D.

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  • Elana and her daughter, Athina, did a wonderful job on my hair and makeup. They were so professional, kind, fun, and great at what they do! Definitely recommend!

    Beatrice B.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Elena and her daughter were exceptionally profession, kind, considerate and helpful. They were so much more than make up artists - they made me experience wonderful and unforgettable with their personal touch and care.

    Nicole B.

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had the privilege to have these three lovely ladies help myself and my wedding party get ready on my special day. Stephanie, Vesna, and Athina. Truthfully, I could not have picked a better company to help us all get dolled.Elana coordinated everything and was extremely organized and friendly. I made about a thousand changes (because more and more people ended up wanted to get their hair and makeup done because they all saw my trial pictures) and Elana easily added more people onto the list to get their hair and makeup done. The schedule was perfectly planned out allowing us to have a nice and relaxing morning before the wedding but more importantly, we were all finished on time and everyone LOVED their results. Lastly, I just want to express how well Stephanie, Vesna, and Athina made our vision come to life. All of the women in my wedding party are very natural and do not care for any crazy hair do or loud makeup. All three women listened and made us look natural and beautiful. Aga... Read more

    Elizabeth W.

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    5 out of 5
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  • They were very talented and easy to work with. Beautiful hair and makeup, would recommend to anyone wanting to feel special and have a no stress experience.

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • At the last minute, I needed to find a hair stylist and makeup artist as my original hair/makeup person was exposed to COVID. My friend, who had worked with Elana and her team previously, highly recommended them. I was in a pinch as I was less than one week away from my wedding date, so I took a leap and booked Elana and didn't even do a trial! I sent Elana inspiration photos of the look I wanted to achieve and she was able to secure Athina for hair and Jessica for make up. Elana also reassured me that her team was taking COVID precautions and following safety guidelines. The day of the wedding Athina and Jessica showed up right on time and they did my hair and makeup as well as my mom's, MOH, SIL and aunt. Everyone looked STUNNING and the ladies were SO happy with how their hair and makeup turned out. I would highly recommend Elana and her team and I can't wait until my next event so they can glam me up again!

    Stephanie

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  • Elana was recommended by my photographer, and I'm so happy I was able to work with her for my wedding! Elana did makeup and Stephanie did hair for my two bridesmaids, my mom and me, and it was all perfect. Elana was patient and helpful during my makeup trial when I was indecisive about lip color, and she worked with me to find an alternative to the strip eyelashes we used at the trial because I thought they were a bit too much. She used individual lashes instead and they turned out so well. I don't wear much makeup generally so wanted a natural but enhanced look and she nailed it. I didn't get hair done because mine is short, but Stephanie still helped pin my headband on. My mom's and bridesmaids' hair looked great! She listened to them and made their hair look exactly how they wanted it. We all felt beautiful and our makeup and hair lasted all night. They were both so sweet and easy to work with. I highly, highly recommend Elana!

    P Fear

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    1 out of 5
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  • Very unprofessional and terrible at communication. Canceled on me last minute right before the wedding. Unless you want someone to flake on you, would not recommend... save yourself the headache!

    Kaitlin

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • I had a big group of people getting ready with me the day of our wedding, 9 ladies in total. Elana was very accommodating and was able to schedule 2 hair stylists and 2 makeup artists so that we could get through everyone quickly! Stephanie did my hair and Lena did my makeup - both did great jobs and really listened to what I wanted during the trial, so the day of was super easy and not stressful. I would recommend Elana Darrus for sure!
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