Samantha acquired her cosmetology license in 2008 from Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences in Las Vegas NV. She promptly began her career as an assistant stylist in a popular Paul Mitchell focus salon. Realizing there was more to life than just Paul Mitchell’s way, she spread her wings and joined on as a stylist at a local small salon. There she learned her passion for bridal hair and makeup. After taking a few courses with MAC, she quickly decided if she was going to become a makeup artist, she needed more knowledge than just what MAC had to offer in their “Bridal Courses”. Samantha spent countless hours, hunting down the most in demand and desirable looks, studying what was trending, and gaining knowledge in long lasting quality products.
After 5 1/2 years at the same location, Samantha was left wanting more freelance work. Leaving her salon clientele in the hands of her most trusted colleagues, she set out for greatness. Some time freelancing on her own, Samantha found a home with a 5 star, creme de la creme agency, Amelia C and Co Las Vegas. It was here that she truly perfected her skill and gained confidence in her art.
Almost 3 years after finding her work home, Samantha and her husband decided to step away from the fast paced Viva Las Vegas lifestyle and raise their son somewhere more wholesome. Moving back to Iowa was always a goal Samantha had set and it was the perfect time.
Realizing she wasn’t ready to give up her passion, she started up Hello Darlin’ Glam, serving Central Iowa with all the Glitz and Glam of Las Vegas.
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.