How did we do? What's not to love?! Elana and her girls did both hair and make up for my bridal party and it was absolutely phenomenal. They all took the time to see what each girl (8 bridesmaids and 3 moms) wanted for their hair and make up and always made sure each one was satisfied when they were done! I had a last minute worry about my eyelashes and Elana stayed a little longer to redo my eyelash and touch up my make up. They are all very professional and just so lovely to work with! Jess did my hair and I couldn't have been happier, it was absolutely beautiful! I wish I could do my wedding day all over again because they made us all look so stunning! Thanks Elana and crew!!
Carie for Hair & Gina for makeup
I recommend any brides looking for hair & make up to go through Elana!! They are all so friendly and make it feels like you have been friends for years! We had Carie for hair...She was very patient with everyone and one bridesmaid kept messing with her about a piece of hair and Carie never hesitated to fix it even though there was nothing wrong with it! She is great in every way! Gina was also amazing! She did a great job on my tattoo coverup on my back and it is huge and she covered it and you couldn't see it! She made my make up look amazing and my bridesmaids! Awesome company and team!!! Thank you for everything!
Elana's team was recommended to us by a number of brides, and we booked with her before doing a trial or even speaking to her! We weren't disappointed in her selection of services and packages, her talented work and her approachable yet professional attitude.
I also booked my hairstylist, Jarmine, with Elana, and loved working with her. What's more, I was able to send a stylist for my out-of-town (and non-English speaking!) guests, and everyone looked great. I felt that the service was top-notch and affordable.
I felt exceptionally beautiful on my wedding day thanks to Elana and Jarmine! Looking forward to working with them at my sister's upcoming wedding!
I cannot say enough good things about Elana or the four stylists I hired through her for our Chicago wedding! We were coming from out of town and did most of our wedding planning and booking via email.
Elana was very responsive and fun to talk to! She was very flexible with our requests and very helpful. I found most stylists downtown to be overpriced and was discouraged until I found Elana.
Specifically for Jarmin and Lena: These ladies were great!!!!!!
I gave Jarmin very little direction on what I wanted my hair to look like (I said I wanted it up and swooshed in the front...not very descriptive) and she did an AMAZING job. All night, I received tons of compliments on my hair style and when I show people our wedding photos, almost all comment on how pretty my hair was. Thank you, Jarmin!!!
Likewise, with Lena, I asked to look natural and that was about all I said. I've had my make-up done for other weddings when I requested the same natural look and ended up feeling very over done. Not with Lena! She gave me a very classic look and accented my eyes and other features. My bridesmaids also were VERY happy with their looks. We didn't have any issue with make up rubbing off or looking shiny as the night wore on. Thank you, Lena!!
Overall, I have never felt so beautiful in my entire life and Elana and team's services had a direct contribution to that feeling. I feel we got more than we paid for and would HIGHLY recommend Elana and team to any bride searching for a reasonably priced, high quality and fun hair/make-up stylists for her big day!
I had a very hard time finding a make-up artist. I was only looking for somebody to my make-up and I wanted them to come to the house where I was getting ready. This eliminated a lot of people because they have minimums. Other places I found were more than I was willing to spend on my make-up. Fortunately I found Elana who would come to the house just for me without breaking my budget! She does charge a small fee for travel, but it was worth it for me.
For my trial, I showed her a few looks I liked, and we talked about airbrush and fake eyelashes. I was worried about how both would feel and she was very comforting - wanting me to be comfortable and discussing options/alternatives. She was very flexible as I had to change her start time for the wedding day after my trial. She showed up on time, finished on time, and I felt like I looked awesome. I was so happy with how I looked for the wedding day. I would recommend Elana to other brides!!!
Elana & Jarmin,
To two of the most talented ladies of all !!!
I can’t thank you both enough for the wonderful job you did! You transformed me into the beautiful bride I deserved to be that day. Looking at my photos brings me so much joy, I am not thinking of my hair & makeup but how beautiful and happy I look. Your talents are exceptional but your personalities helped me feel like the most special person ever!!
So much love,
Melissa & Keenan
Elana, Dawn, Michelle and Mary Jo made my bridesmaids and I look AMAZING for my 12/13/2014 wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect and I would highly recommend Elana and her team to any future brides. I looked more amazing than I ever imagined I could! Thank you, Elana!