A Texas native, Tara Bland returned to Austin in 2013 after working in the Beauty industry in Central California. A Texas A&M graduate, Tara's love of hair took her to California, where she studied at the Redken Accredited Designs School of Cosmetology.
Upon returning to Austin, Tara met Shannon, and together they formed Luxe Artistry Group. The lack of representation for hair stylists and makeup artists in Austin motivated the duo to create LAG and to give both artists and clients a resource for on demand beauty services.
As Redken stylist, Tara is a trendsetter and style maven of the hair field. Her continuing education keeps her up to date on all current trends and techniques. Annually she attends the Redken Symposium and has taken classes from Toni & Guy, Sam Villa and many other stars in the hair industry.
A staple backstage, Tara also has experience in the Fashion and Entertainment industry. Some of her media work/celebrity clients include:
reinVintaged Fashion Show 2010, 2011
Lead Hair and Makeup for Wayne Wright commercials 2013
Personal Hair and Makeup for Christina Garibaldi- MTV Woodie Awards- SXSW 2014
Makeup Artist, Project Runway Fashion Show for Christopher Palu 2014
Personal Hairstylist for Hope Dworaczyk/Smith
Personal Hairstylist for Katye Hamlin