Ventura Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist
Hair and Makeup for weddings and events
Hi! Im Tara Fontana
Since i was a little girl I have been obsessed with weddings
Ventura makeup artist Tara grew up in the salon with her mom being a hairdresser. Tara actually had her first bride at the age of 8 years old. “I remember it well, and from then on all my Barbies had braids and different hair dos and there was always one getting married.”
Out of high school, I went directly to cosmetology school. My first hairdressing job landed me on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills at Jose Eber. Not a bad place to start. I moved around a bit until I found a salon that I was happy with. I worked in Malibu, where I had a good high end clientele.
But I lived for the weddings and prom days. So Fairytale was born. I made a website, got a booth at a bridal show, and the response was overwhelming. Then I decided I needed to find other artists with the same passion and talent to work with.
We Started in Southern California.
Shortly after, I decided to expand to Las Vegas and hired a crew. After getting the Vegas team rolling, I started thinking about what other ares I could expand my business into. Being a Disney fanatic, it had been a dream of mine to work with Disney. As I had always dreamed of having my own Disney Wedding. It was a dream come true when Disney Fairy Tale Weddings gave me a chance. In 2006, I gave birth to a baby girl. Catalina is my Fairytale Princess. Soon after her birth, my decision to leave the salon world to be a stay at home mom was easy. And therefore just focus on my passion, my company.
I still maintain a handful of clients in Malibu to this day. Nevertheless what could I do to bring Fairytale to the next level? Thats when I went at hired a crew in Central Florida and met with Disney Fairytale Weddings at Disney World.
David Tutera and My Fair Wedding
This was about the same time that we got the chance to work on My Fair Wedding With David Tutera. What an honor to have the praise from someone like David Tutera.
There is no better job in the world. I feel truly blessed to have the talent and opportunities I have been given. I am so proud to have been able to help other artists grow and pursue their passion as well. To be apart of the biggest day of my clients life is truly an honor. Thank you to everyone for your support, and for making Fairytale what it is today!