At a young age, Tara Reyes discovered her passion for beauty, fashion and art. Combining the three, she attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles earning a degree in Visual Design, the Makeup Designory in Burbank where she trained in beauty makeup and hairstyling, and has a Cosmetology license after attending school in Santa Monica.
Her education and training has given her experience working in retail, weddings and other special occassions, photoshoots, TV, movies, runway, and salons.
Tara has been a stylist for Yana Beauty Studio since 2008 and Mobile Bridal Salon since 2014 doing hair and makeup for weddings, special events, proms and more. "Creating the perfect look for brides on their Big Day and hearing them say that this is the most beautiful they've ever felt is one of the best feelings about being in the beauty business", Tara says.
In the salon, Tara helps her clients feel their best, through touchups to dramatic changes using the latest cuts and color to enhance the natural beauty of everyone who sits in her chair.
Creating artwork has been a part of Tara's life since she was a little girl. Taking her hobbies of drawing, sewing, and crafts has lead her to places like Trader Joe's, creating chalkboards, props and signs, and to Macy's where she was in charge of setting up displays and visuals.
"Being able to use my talents and turn it into a career is a blessing that I never take for granted."
For more information about pricing for hair and makeup services and artwork, go to the Contact page.
Your wedding day is one of your most photographed days ever, and I was told that makeup is one of those things you don't want to leave to chance. I've never been a big makeup girl myself (I have only lipstick, mascara, eyeliner and some old eye shadow), but I was planning on getting by doing it quickly myself. One of my bridesmaids vetoed that idea and gifted me Tara for the day of. I'm so glad Tara did my makeup! With all the bustle getting ready, I know I couldn't have done it myself, and I definitely would've been bummed with the pictures after. I went to her house for a trial and she skillfully brought to life the few photos I had on Pinterest for inspiration. I felt like a supermodel while still looking "natural". On the wedding day she made adjustments I wanted her to try and it was perfect. Her prices are very good; she's super fun, very professional, and I wish she could do my makeup every day! Thank you Tara. I'll recommend you to all the brides I know!
Tara Reyes did my hair and makeup for my wedding and she did an amazing job! She is such a sweet girl and does exactly what you ask for. She is very talented! I got many compliments on my hair and makeup. I looked exactly how I had visioned for my wedding.
Review from Wedding Wire
Tara did a great job! My hair didn't fall out at all with all of my jumping all night long...Persian weddings :)
Thank you for my beautiful updo!