Tara graduated from Colorado State University in May 2013 with a major in Journalism and Technical Communications. In this major, she focused on Public Relations and minored in Apparel and Merchandising. For the first 15 years of her life, Tara dedicated her time to academics and swimming, finishing her DI Athletic career on the CSU swim team in February 2013. After graduation, Tara traveled with her twin sister around Europe and South America, experiencing new cultures and indulging in delicious food.

Tara joined the West End Salon family in February 2014. A client herself since the salon first opened, Tara was excited to be a part of the West End Salon and help assist all of the salon’s clients who West End value’s so much!

With her background in Public Relations, Tara has helped to increase awareness of West End’s story. Now as the salon manager, Tara hopes to connect the salon with the Boulder community and involve the salon in events in and around the Boulder area.

Already, Tara has involved the salon in events with different local retailers in Boulder. Some of the most exciting things she has helped organize include a Cancer Head Shaving Fundraiser for the Bonnie Tebo Felix Endowment Fund, an event at the Safehouse to give free haircuts and waxes to residents at the Safehouse, an Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser and producing snack packs that were distributed to homeless people by Boulder County Cares.

In June 2017, Tara helped to open West End Salon’s second location, North End Salon & Spa. With a vision to make the second location just as great as the first, Tara, Rich and Norma are looking to hire a great team, create the same family-oriented culture and to grow their business to include spray tans, nails, facials, waxing, lashes, tinting and hair, which can all be accommodated now in the second location.