Meet the Dream Team

Beauty Coordinator




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. 

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.

Jess is a 26 yr old mother & event planner in central Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2018 with a degree in Event Management. When she's not curating Hello Darlin' Glam timelines or answering all of our inquiries & correspondences, you'll likely find her coordinating for her own weddings as the owner of CHEERS Events! We love a multi taletned babe and she doesn't stop there, Jess is also a spray tan artist with Bronze 515 at the Ames location. It's safe to say we're a little wedding obessed! 

Featured Artists

A Kansas native, Morgan is a military spouse, mother, world traveler, fitness lover & small business owner here in Central Iowa. She has been a licensed Esthetician and professional makeup artist since 2009, working both domestically and internationally on a range of projects- from modeling, boudoir , portrait sessions, weddings, headshots and more!

Morgan's mission is to help you see yourself as you have never imagined and allow your inner beauty to truly shine.


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!


Arianna is a veteran and military wife that has traveled all of the US, while never losing her love for hair styling. She's a mother of 2 children who fuel her passion for life. She has 12+ years of experience as a cosmetologist but special event styling has always been her first love. She is so excited to be able to make your hair dreams a reality in a way that will leave you confident and radiant!


During and after high school, Stephanie took on many interests including cosmetology school in Ames. After taking a break to pursue other degrees, she is now a paralegal at a law firm. To satisfy her creative side, she rekindled her relationship with hair and is now a part of HDG making people feel beautiful and confident for their special occasions. You can call her the curl queen and she is excited to expand her portfolio and become a master in all hair styles. If she’s not fighting for justice or behind the glam chair, you can most likely find her running around with her two toddlers.


Brianna has been in the beauty industry for 7+ years working as a licensed esthetician full time and makeup artistry on weekends. Wedding makeup is her all time favorite thing to do as it's the best feeling to help women feel their absolute beset on their special day. She loves learning new techniques and continuing to grow everyday. In her free time you'll find her hanging with her family, traveling & watching her son grow up.


An alumni of the Aveda Institute of West Des Moines, Abby grew up in southeast Iowa and moved to Des Moines in January of 2020. She has always been inspired by hair and makeup through her grandmother, which fuels her passion for the beauty industry. She is always looking for new products and techniques to use on herself & clients. When not doing hair and makeup, you can find her on a walk with her two dogs, cooking, or watching true crime videos!


Melissa is a licensed Cosmetologist in Des Moines, IA with 16 + years experience. When she's not killin' it behind the chair in her suite at Solo Tu, you can find her beautifying babes on location for their special milestone moments!  Melissa loves creating updos unique to each person she is working on.


After doing hair in the Iowa City / Cedar Rapids area for the past 16 yrs, Jen's passion for event styling has given her the travel bug. Based in Eastern Iowa, she loves traveling to DSM to be a part of your wedding mornings! When she isn't behind the chair in her studio salon or perfecting wedding party hairstyles, you can find her on her family farm with her two kiddos and husbs.


Katelyn is a 27 yr old transplant from Missouri. A recent graduate from Aveda where she specialized in Aesthetics. Her passion for all things beauty started at a young age and continues to shine through her artistry. When she isn't with the HDG team beautifying our babes, you can find her at the Lash Studio where she is an expert in lash extensions and enhancements.








Kate is a 20 year old Licensed Esthetician and lover of all things beauty! Originally from a small town in southern iowa, she moved to Ames, IA to pursue her passion of beauty at PCI Academy. Kate is a homebody and enjoys spending her free time with her fur babies and fiancé relaxing or doing different kinds of crafts and art!


Steph is a 26 year old licensed Esthetician who loves anything beauty! She is originally from a small town in Northern Iowa, but quickly realized she was meant for a city. Now, she has been living in Des Moines for 9 years and is still loving it. When Steph isn't slaying brows or faces, she is spending time with her two cats and making beauty and cooking videos.

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