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.
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.
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.
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One of Samantha's favorite pass time hobbies is riding dirtbikes. She frequents an all female off-road weekend yearly with her 2017 Husqvarna fe250.
Samantha & Robert welcomed a baby boy in 2018. He is now a little adventure chaser and even has his own dirtbike!
3 dogs & 3 cats plus 1 outdoor cat that roams the neighborhood. Samantha never intended on having a small domestic farm but here she is, killin' it.
Samantha and her husband, Robert met in 2006 but the timing wasn't right. 6 years later their paths crossed again at a random bar and the rest was history.
Samantha is a 31 yr old mom & wife who is seriously obsessed with all things weddings. Originally from Des Moines, her family moved to Las Vegas when she was only 9 years old. There she found her passion for bridal beauty, the love of her life, and started a family of her own. Samantha promised herself from a young age, that she would make the move back home to Iowa to raise her future children. With her 6 animals in tow, she did just that. Now living in Iowa since 2018, they are planting their roots and ready to grow.
Bek is a 25 year old Licensed Esthetician and lover of all things beauty! Originally from the Midwest, she moved from small town Missouri to Des Moines, IA to pursue her passion of beauty. Now a permanent DSM resident, she enjoys spending her free time with her two fur babies and expanding her skin, waxing and makeup skills!
Kelsey is boy mom and a licensed Cosmetologist in Des Moines, IA. When she's not slayin' hair behind the chair at Elan Salon, you can find her beautifying babes on location for their special milestone moments! Kelsey enjoys creating timeless styles with a touch of boho flair! She specializes in updos as well as airbrush makeup.