Stylist Tara Bland is a veteran of the beauty industry. An Austin, Texas native, Tara began her career in Central California where she studied at the Redken Accredited Designs School of Cosmetology.
As a hair stylist and makeup artist, Tara is a trendsetter and style maven. Her continuing education keeps her up to date on all the current trends and techniques. Annually she attends extensive classes, from the Redken Exchange in NYC to Toni & Guy in Dallas, Texas.
In 2013, Tara and Erin McMahon opened and co-owned Head Shoppe, a full service salon representing South Austin.
In 2014 Tara partnered with Shannon Van Horn and formed Luxe Artistry Group; an award winning beauty agency in Austin, TX. In May 2018, Tara will be launching a second location in Portland, Oregon. To read more about Luxe Artistry Group click here.
A staple backstage, Tara also has experience in the Fashion and Entertainment Industry. Some of her media and celebrity clients include:
reinVintaged Fashion Show 2010, 2011
Hairstylist for 2013 COTA Girls
Lead Hair & Makeup for Austin commercials 2013
SXSW 2014 Hair & Makeup for Christina Garibaldi -MTV Woodie Awards
Makeup Artist, Project Runway Fashion Show for Christopher Palu 2014
Personal Hairstylist for Hope Dworaczyk/Smith
Personal Hairstylist for Katye Hamlin
SXSW 2017 Hair & Makeup for Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tanisha Long, Rachael Holder
SXSW 2018 Hair Stylist for Where is the Hideout Event, Nikki Lane, Ruby Boots, Land of Distraction
Jimmy Hillman graduated early, and with honors form the Aveda Institute of San Francisco.
He is currently stationed at Fringe salon in Portland, Oregon, where he enjoys refining his craft with continued education. With a passion for the industry, you can find him working away behind his chair.
"Cutting, Color, Weddings, Fashion Shows, Photoshoots, I love them all!
What can I say? I'm a hair nerd!"
These services are exclusive to our Portland location only.
Full makeup and hair trial and wedding day services. Veil placement, false lashes included, as well as choice of traditional or airbrush foundation.
Wedding day hairstyle and makeup application. False lashes and traditional foundation are included.
Schedule an appointment with Tara in the salon for additional services
A Redken stylist, Tara specializes in Blondes, color correction and the latest cuts.
Need extensions for your wedding day or everyday? Tara can help you with that!