When people ask Tia how long she’s been doing hair, she replies, “Since the first time someone left scissors out where I could reach them.” Professionally, she graduated from cosmetology school in 2004, and completed an apprenticeship in 2005. Then she moved from her hometown of Silverton, OR, to Portland – fulfilling a lifelong dream of moving to this open-minded city, where she has flourished as her authentic self.
An outgoing-introvert and intuitive empath, Tia enjoys forming deep connections with her guests, providing a top-notch ‘hairapy’ session. She takes the time to listen to her clients’ needs while paying close attention to the details and nuances of their hair. Her mission is to work with her clients’ hair type and texture, and enhance it with a customized cut and products selected precisely for them, to empower them by creating a natural, effortless looking, “I woke up like this,” style at home.
Extensively trained in color correction, she utilizes her in-depth knowledge of color theory to specialize in blondes and beautiful, natural looking hair colors. She has mastered the art of the “Bob,” is well-known for cutting a killer bang and giving bombshell blowouts. And she specializes in curly haircuts! Tia’s heard your stories of sub-optimal curly hair services and with her whole heart, wants to welcome you home to the relaxing, renewing salon experience that you deserve.
Tia’s happy to have built a career around her curiosity for science, passion for art and design, and love of caring for people. With environmental and social responsibility at the forefront of her mind, Tia strives to run her business with low-tox, eco-conscious, cruelty-free, and plant-based products.
In her personal time, you might find Tia playing with her plants, longing for her cat’s attention, trying out a new recipe, watching horror movies, thrifting, or simply chillin’ with her sweetheart.
Tia’s Services & Pricing
Bang / Neck Trim
$10 (free for returning clients) - Call to book
All-Over Color + Cut
Retouch + Cut
Highlights / Lowlights
Highlights / Lowlights + Cut
$85 per hour
Gloss + Blow-Out
Deep Conditioning Treatment
Full Olaplex Treatment