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The Owner

Tara Anand is the Founder and director of the academy, with 27 years of experience in the fashion industry behind her. Tara began her career in Europe working for major shoots, magazines and runway shows. Some of her accomplishments include; her work appearing in Marie Claire, Allure, Flare, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Avenue, Instyle Weddings and Fashion Magazine as well as working on numerous personalities & celebrities, fashion shows, commercials, and fashion television slots. Also a huge highlight of Tara’s career has been working as a national artist with 'Laura Mercier Cosmetics' giving her the benefit of always being aware of new looks and upcoming trends.

Tara has designed the programs herself to ensure that as a student you are learning what you really need to know to be a successful artist in the industry. She did years of research before starting the school and found others weren’t really getting down to the true essence of being an artist, they were only stroking the surface. Tara also updates the programs regularly to keep you as the student on the cutting edge of techniques and trends. At Artists Within Makeup Academy we teach you what you really need to know to be the best, what others don’t.

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