Tara

HI!  I am Tara pronounced like Sara, I am a virgo, mother -including my son, 2 dogs and 2 cats- Wife, podcast enthusiast, lover of salty food unless there is a sour option then that's a totally different discussion. 

 

At fifteen, I was gifted with a professional hydraulic chair from the 80s and a repurposed table made of parts of an old table we no longer used to house my hair styling tools. Within the next few years, I found myself on a very amateur adventure practicing hair and makeup on my friends and family. The salon industry drew me in before I even hit my teens - this is truly a story of my childhood dream come true.

 

Though hair  has always been my end goal, Life has taken me down many different roads. As a young mom to a sweet little boy I landed a secure job in dispatching for police, fire, and Ems. Towards the end of my eight year career in law enforcement, I found myself in a place where I could revisit my dreams and continue on with life not for necessity but for passion. I was meant to be a hairstylists and it was time to make that happen

 

As a child growing up in small-town Indiana, the big city dream never escaped me. Every time I envisioned my future, images of tall buildings and busy streets surrounded me. I moved to Chicago to fulfill my big city dream and joined the cosmetology program at the Aveda Institute. I learned a vast amount that helped me not only hone my craft, but helped me flourish in my knowledge and passion. 

 

I have worked diligently to hone my skills to now proudly specialize in blonding services more specifically specialty blonding such as balayage, foilyage, and color placement. Don’t get me wrong though my heart and soul is in all things hair- cut, color, extensions, all of it! 

 

My main goal  is to take the guessing out of hair care and lay to rest the myths around what your hair needs to thrive. ⁣At home care , products⁣, ingredient education, ⁣understanding your hair texture⁣, lifestyle⁣, expectations with blonding⁣, color maintenance , Styling⁣ etc.⁣I want sitting in my chair to be more than just a routine appointment - I want it to be about the entire experience. I feel it’s important to have a salon vibe that is fun and makes you feel comfortable enough to be your true self and I strive to emanate that in my chair. Along side that I want to create a space where we can build a vision for yourself, starting with your hair. My clients don’t leave the salon with just fabulous hair, they walk out with a newfound confidence. Their happy energy radiates back to me, and in turn I get to carry that feeling home. For me, the best part of my job is meeting new people and having fun conversations. Making you look and feel your best is just the icing on the cake! 

 

 

Needless to say, I am very excited to continue my journey at Salon Glow Chicago. The casual yet professional atmosphere is perfect for my personality, and will allow me to always continuously grow and learn with and from the talented people beside me.

New Guest Services

As a new client, we'll require extra time for a thorough consultation and proper time to create the looks you see on my social media! 

 

After the initial service, your maintenance services will be at my regular color prices. 

Maintenance appointment pricing applies to clients who receive services every 1-4 months. For clients wishing to go 5 months or longer, no problem, but you will need to select a new client block at the time of rebooking to ensure we have ample time to reconnect and revamp your look.

Pricing is broken down into different time blocks to eliminate the confusion of figuring out what service or look to book. 

The more time booked, the more we can achieve in one session! 

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Please review the service blocks below, then click the "Book Now" button to submit your appointment request. If you feel you need more details on booking or the services I offer, you are welcome to book just a consultation as well. Please feel free to email the salon if you have any questions or trouble requesting your appointment. We do require all bookings be made online. 

Prices are subject to change

Signature Color

This block of time is best for you if you're a solid color, looking  to start your journey of going lighter or are currently light and want to add pops of brightness throughout, blend, or fine tune your color. Since most looks require multiple sessions, I will almost always point you in this direction first.  If you have very thick or bra strap length hair or longer, please see "Signature Color Luxe."

When booking this service, select the category "Glow's New Guest Services" and service "Signature Color"

(3 hour service) starting at $325. 

Signature Color Luxe

This service is the same as Signature Color listed above, but with extra time added to assure we have time to make magic happen.  
 
This block of time is best for you if you have very thick hair or bra strap length hair or longer.

When booking this service, select the category "Glow's New Guest Services" and service "Signature Color Luxe"

(3.5 hour service) starting at $370. 

Bombshell Color 

This block of time is best for you if you're wanting to add A TON of blonde, are looking to get both highlights and low lights, getting rid of excessive warmth/brassiness, need to blend splotchy/chunky highlights, or haven't had your hair colored in 5 months or longer. As long as we've got a great starting point,  this option can achieve the most dimension and lightness possible in one session. This service includes all treatments necessary to keep your hair healthy on your blonde journey.​ If you have very thick or bra strap length hair or longer, please see "Bombshell Color Luxe."

When booking this service, select the category "Glow's New Guest Services" and service "Bombshell Color"

(4 hour service) starting at $395. 

Bombshell Color Luxe

This service is the same as Bombshell Color listed above, but with extra time added to assure we have time to make magic happen.  
 
This block of time is best for you if you have very thick hair or bra strap length hair or longer.

When booking this service, select the category "Glow's New Guest Services" and service "Bombshell Color Luxe"

(4.5 hour service) starting at $440. 

Platinum Card/Color Correction

This is my largest time slot and is dedicated to intricate color techniques. This time block is for people that want to get a serious makeover! A serious makeover would be categorized as someone wanting to go significantly  lighter or ashier, require base coverage+highlights+lowlights, have multiple bands of color, or where extreme caution needs to be taken to avoid breakage when going significantly lighter and there are damage issues present. This service includes all treatments necessary to keep your hair healthy on your blonde journey.​ If you have very thick or bra strap length hair or longer, please see "Platinum Card/Color Correction Luxe."

When booking this service, select the category "Glow's New Guest Services" and service "Platinum Card/Color Correction"

(5 hour service) starting at $645. 

Platinum Card/Color Correction Luxe

This service is the same as Platinum Card/Color Correction listed above, but with extra time added to assure we have time to make magic happen.  
 
This block of time is best for you if you have very thick hair or bra strap length hair or longer.

When booking this service, select the category "Glow's New Guest Services" and service " Platinum Card/Color Correction Luxe"

(5.5 hour service) starting at $690. 

Haircut Add On

All haircuts are gender neutral and are the same starting prices.

​This service is to be added on to one of the blocks above. When booking this service, select the category "Glow's New Guest Services" and book the service called "New Guest Add On Haircut" (30 minute add-on service) starting at $75

This service is if you are booking just a New Guest Haircut. When booking this service, select the category "Glow's New Guest Services" and book the service called "New Guest Haircut"

(60 minute add-on service) starting at $90

Extensions

Weft Extensions, I-tips, Fusions

Prices vary and an extension consultation is required before booking.

Are you ready to LOVE your hair?