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Taren is truly an artist and her medium is hair. As one of our lead color educators, she gathers inspiration not only from style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Sienna Miller but also from the shades and tones found in nature, particularly in birds’ feathers. Her aesthetic is influenced by people watching in the streets, hip hop of the 90s and grunge reinterpreted all done with a beauty twist. With such an array of flamboyant styles being mixed together, she does it by keeping it simple, understated and never overdone.

Taren tailors her clients’ looks based on why they need to fit their lifestyle. Her philosophy is to cater to individual styles and personalities. Depending on their natural texture, whether they like to air dry or be blown out she tries to give everyone something they can work with at home. For her, it is important to highlight a client’s facial features, give them a great look – lived in and somewhat mysterious. Every girl wants to be noticed, but her goal is to keep people noticing the closer and closer they look. Right now Taren is loving the feathery and romantic big round brush blowout.

Her hair heroes are Annie Humphries, Vidal Sassoon’s first colorist and Zoë and Reese, colorists from Bumble and Bumble. When it comes to color it reflects back to her love of the mysterious. Something not too defined, lived in and indirect. Taren pushes herself to explore and use all the techniques she has learned throughout the years. She has attended classes at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in San Francisco, is a regular at the Wella Studio in Los Angeles and has taken classes in cutting and coloring at Bumble and bumble University in New York. When she doesn’t have her hands in some hair, you will find her decorating her home, complete with freestyle dance parties and singing with her daughter or hiking around the waterfall at Mount Tam.