Meet Our Artists
Tara Pennington interned and taught at Fontaine De'Beaute Institute for two years specializing in Permanent Cosmetics and Paramedical procedures in 2003. She opened her doors to Artistic Enhancements in 2006. As a graduate of ITT Technical Institure of Nashville, Tara has a strong entrepreneurial sense for multimedia art, business management, and sales.
She has worked within the permanent cosmetic industry for over a decade, and her work clearly shows her excellence in mastering the techniques of permanent cosmetics. She has been Xtreme Lashes® Certified since 2006, and continuously attends Xtreme Lashes® trainings to add more advanced skills to her already well-published skill set.
With her immense knowledge and experience with skin and face, it is no surprise that she also specializes in airbrush and traditional makeup techniques, organic skincare services, eyebrow shaping, and waxing.
She has trained many stylists in lash application techniques and skincare procedures, and holds various other trainings and workshops on occasion.
Aside from being a business owner and stylist, Tara adores being a mother to Alaina, and is engaged! She has a huge heart for giving her time and services to charities and worthy causes. In the summer, you can often find her volunteering her artistic skills with face painting and henna at festivals and other charity events.
With five years of experience as a technician for the Retina Specialists of Michigan in Grand Rapids, Paulina's expertise in high technical abilities contribute to her detail-oriented focus on eyes. Paulina is extremely passionate about beauty and health. She stays actively engaged in emerging beauty trends, and has a lot of knowledge in skincare products and makeup. Her past experiences and passion for beauty come together to give Artistic Enhancements another great stylist for our clients.
As a licensed esthetician, Paulina specializes in eyelash tints and perms, eyebrow and mustache tints, waxing, eyebrow shaping, skin care services, spray tans, and eyelash extensions.
Outside of work, Paulina is often found hanging out with friends, family, and her dog, Comet. She loves to stay active, and travel and explore new cities and countries.
Tina is a skin loving esthetician who believes beauty is all about self confidence - applied directly to the face! With twenty years of experience in the beauty industry, her ability to share her knowledge and expertise with clients to conquer any skincare challenges is unbeatable. Tina makes it her top priority to balance out and enhance the natural radiance of the skin. With an all encompassing approach of her technical knowledge, her relaxing, intuitive, and nurturing touch will ease your mind, while hydrating your skin.
As Tina has moved away from many years of nail care and manicures, she has been trained in the techniques and protocols of skincare treatment services. She also specializes in Xtreme Lashes®, eyelash tint and perms, eyebrow and mustache tints, eyebrow shaping, spray tans, and waxing. Prior to her career as an esthetician, Tina worked in the medical field as a medical assistant for thirteen years. She is currently enrolled in Reiki 1 and 2, and is very excited to bring this therapy into her work at Artistic Enhancements. Along with Reiki, Tina will continue to broaden and develop our skin care services.
When Tina isn't working, you can find her with her husband of 25 years, reading, walking her two dogs Spikey and Chewy, and researching holistic healing and nutrition. Tina and her husband have two sons, one who is a Paratrooper in the Army and the other is a junior at CA Frost HS. She also volunteers as a Military Blue Star Mom in different events in the community and is involved with Soldiers Around the World.