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Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair

Downers Grove, IL View map Visit website

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair, in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a wedding hair and makeup service that pairs clients with the beauty team that’s right for them. Since her early beginnings in 1980, Elana has trained with a variety of elite brands including Chanel, Clinique, Lancôme, Estee Lauder, and MAC cosmetics. Through a diverse career stretching from Marilyn Miglin Model Makeup to the Chicago Lyric Opera House, Elana has met a talented array of artists and stylists. Inspired by these connections and the creative energy they share, Elana launched her company in 2012. Today, Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair is a diverse network of experienced freelancers united by a genuine passion for ensuring every client feels their best on their special day.

Services Offered

Elana prides herself on hand-selecting the right makeup artist and stylist to match her client’s vision. Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair provides on-site and home studio services as well as destination weddings. To ensure her clients achieve their desired look, Elana offers a consultation and a trial run with both hair and makeup before the big day. Her team of talented artists and stylists is skilled in the art of enhancing every client’s natural beauty so they can feel confident in their own skin. Each professional brings their own unique flavor. Elana makes sure it's suited to your tastes. Beauty services include:

  • Blowouts
  • Extensions
  • Updos/styling
  • Airbrush makeup
  • Contour makeup
  • Natural makeup
  • Tattoo coverage
  • Eye makeup
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the base price for updos/styling for brides?

$110

What is the price of trial service for updos/styling for brides?

$85

What is the base price for traditional makeup for brides?

$110

What is the price of trial service for traditional makeup for brides?

$85

What is the base price for airbrush makeup for brides?

$110

What is the price of trial service for airbrush makeup for brides?

$85

Does makeup price include false lashes?

Yes

What beauty services do you offer?

Consultations
Group Services
Hair
Makeup
Licensed

What hair services do you offer?

Blowouts
Extensions
Updos / Styling
Hair Trial
On-Site Hair

What makeup services do you offer?

Airbrush Makeup
Contour Makeup
Eye Makeup
Natural Makeup
On-Site Makeup
Wedding Party Makeup
Makeup Trial
Fake Lashes
Tattoo Coverage

94 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Michelle Married on 04/30/2022
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    The best team!

    If you want to have a great time getting ready and be so happy when you look in the mirror, I highly recommend working with Elana, Athina, Sofia, and Vesna. You can’t beat the warm, personable nature of this team. I’m not much for doing my hair and makeup on a regular basis so all of this was out of my comfort zone, and as soon as I was at my trial I immediately felt at ease and knew I was in good hands. I felt like they truly cared about me and my big day, and that feeling was echoed by all of my bridesmaids. Athina even took the time to give my husband a nice “man-bun” and it stayed put the whole night. Truly I can’t say enough good things about this team. Thank you for beautifying us! I wish I had more things to get fancy for so we could all hang out again :)
  • Danielle
    Danielle C. Married on 12/10/2021
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    Amazing team!

    Elana Darrus was AMAZING! One of the best decisions I made for the wedding. From the trial to the actual day, it was perfection. Everyone was shocked when I showed them my trial photos because it looked so good for "just a trial". They listened to all my feedback from the trial and last second changes and made my hair and makeup exactly what I wanted. Literally everyone can't stop talking about how pretty everyone's hair and makeup were. We got married in Rockford, so they made the trip all the way up there at the crack of dawn and what I appreciated the most was they stayed on time because that helped start the day so smoothly and not stressful. Their team was so fun and sweet!! They did an amazing job and were so fun to work with. You won't regret choosing Elana for your special day or event! THANK YOU!
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    Kirsten E. Married on 10/02/2021
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    Fellow Wedding Industry Professional

    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.

Awards

  • 94
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Liz & Andy
    48 photos · 02/15/2020
  • Michael & Melissa
    24 photos · 08/23/2014

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Hair by Threasa at Lamaris Salon and Day Spa Hair by Threasa at Lamaris Salon and Day Spa Wedding Hair & Makeup

working with you was great , you do beautiful makeup.

Paul Retherford Photography Paul Retherford Photography Wedding Photographers

Elana Darrus was fantastic last weekend at the Grand Hotel Wedding on Mackinac Island. The Bride, Ashley, had perfect makeup that was not overdone. Ashley brought Elana all the way from Chicago to solely do her makeup in Northern Michigan, a compliment in itself! I would highly recommend Elana to anyone. If you would like to see sample images check out https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150375150976648.410861.22844271647&type=1

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1061 Robey Avenue Downers Grove, IL, 60516
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