Another year down and, as a result, there are so many amazing events to look back on! 2023 was Hello Darlin’ Glam’s 4th season pampering Iowa Brides, Marriers, & their closest friends and family members. We introduced new stunning bridal looks, expanded our team of talented stylists, and continued to spread love and beauty throughout the heartland. As we step into 2024, we are thrilled to continue our mission of making every wedding day extra special and unforgettable.
Iowa Award Winning Professional Hair and Makeup Team, Hello Darlin’ Glam, Photographed by Sage Collective Photography
Once more, we express our gratitude to every bride & wedding party who trusted our skills and expertise this year. Our journey wouldn’t have been possible without the support of every one of you and your generous appreciation in positive reviews.
2023 was a huge year for growth and learning with Hello Darlin’ Glam. Thank you for making our favorite moments from this year possible, and for being a part of this incredible community.
In January we opened our Off-site Bridal suite, The Evermore , in the Historic East Village Downtown Des Moines! It is a 1,200 sqft studio space curated with not only Bride’s and their families in mind but for Hairstylists & Makeup Artists to have a comfortable & functional workspace as well. Because on your wedding morning you deserve a space tailored to your needs! A space that is aesthetically pleasing, perfectly photogenic, has great sound system to set the vibe, room to spread out, eat food, & have fun as you get glammed up to say I DO!
All Hello Darlin’ Glam preview sessions are now held at The Evermore. However, it’s not just for us to use! The Evermore is available for rental by any bride with any glam team, but HDG Bride’s receive 25% off reservation costs.
When not hosting wedding mornings for Iowa Brides, The Evermore is a great gathering space for Micro Events (under 35 guests) such as baby showers, rehearsal dinners, or birthdays! We are very excited to see how different people will utilize the space.
Our season began on a high note with the Iowa Wedding Choice Awards! The Wedding Choice Awards happens every February. Local wedding pros have the chance to dress up & let loose while celebrating their hard work & dedication to their craft. Beginning in October couples, friends, and family can vote for their favorite Pros that helped made their event so memorable.
I’m truly delighted to share that Hello Darlin’ Glam was nominated in two categories, Hair Stylist/ Salon and Makeup Artist. The team is over the moon to have received Gold in BOTH categories amidst such fierce competition. What an exciting milestone!
This was an amazing moment for our two recently recruited artists, Madison Ward, our talented Makeup Artist, and Tatum Decker, our skilled Hairstylist, to connect with everyone prior to the beginning of an extraordinary season. They have seamlessly integrated into our team and completed our lineup for the year with sheer perfection.
In April we worked with the wonderful Laynee of Sage Collective Photography to update our team photos & headshots. Seeing the growth of the team has been so surreal. To think we started as a team of 3 and in just two years we have been able to triple. Thank you, Iowa brides! It’s because of you that we have been able to GLOW.
We dedicated the rest of the late summer and early fall to improving the experience for those who grace our chairs.
Ensuring that our clients receive not only great hair and makeup but also a pampering experience beyond luxury is priority number one.
Your reviews are deeply appreciate and we value the feedback from our clients. Your insights play a crucial role in enhancing the experiences of future clients. When you take the time to share your thoughts, you contribute to the continuous improvement of our services. Your reviews help us understand what we do well and where we can make enhancements. This helps create a community of satisfied and informed clients. It ensures that each person who sit in our chairs can enjoy an even better experience! We are grateful for the opportunity to continually refine and elevate our services with your valuable feedback.
See what Brides, Hannah & Lauren had to say about their experience with Hello Darlin’ Glam below:
Closing out our 2023 season with a new hairstylist & 2 new makeup artists! In late October, we met our newest hairstylist Amie Thompson along with Kate Pasa, makeup artist. Shortly after, Fall season guest artist, Stephanie Valerio, shared interest in signing on as a Featured Artist. We are incredibly grateful for adding such extraordinary talents to our already exceptional team I’ll share more about them in another blog, but be on the look out for their work in our feeds!
In the years since Hello Darlin’ Glam has been open, we have been blessed with some all out amazing NYE weddings to end our season. It’s not common in our industry to have a year fully booked with weddings, but thanks to our clients recommendations & reviews, we do it year after year. It is truly one of my favorite little moments for us.
This year, we were honored to be a part of 3 NYE parties, pampering 3 brides & 31 of their squads. That’s a total of 54 services from 8am – 2pm! What a genuinely rewarding way to end the year.
A few of our favorite images from our NYE brides:
If you’ve made it this far, Thank you. This has been one of our best years yet and honestly, I don’t know how 2024 Iowa Brides can top it. Check back in January 2025 to see how they do. In the meantime, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest and greatest updates!
Samantha is a 34 yr old mom & wife who is seriously obsessed with all things weddings. It all began in 2008, living in Las Vegas, she applied as a Cosmetologist at a local salon who also provided on location hair and makeup for weddings and events. It was there that she discovered her passion for the art. Quickly becoming obsessed with the feeling after glamming up a client, knowing she was a part of one of the biggest days of their live. Over the course of 12 years, a relocation to Iowa, and over 1,000+ real life wedding experiences, she has truly perfected her craft.