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Life and Work with Taryn Reed

Today we’d like to introduce you to Taryn Reed.

Taryn, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve been freelancing as a makeup artist now for over 6 years. If you would’ve told me that I would be a professional makeup artist at this point in my life, I would’ve said… what!!?? People will ask me how I got started… well, I’ve always loved anything girly… like makeup, hair, fashion. All that! I’m all girl and very fashion forward. So, when social media became a thing so many years ago, I became quickly obsessed with makeup artistry. And I was off and running. I’m self-taught. No actual cosmetology school but have done and continue to do makeup classes. I was a stay at home mom of 3, so I slowly but surely built my business over the last few years. Every year, it gets better and better, with this past last year I didn’t think it could get any better! And it is, I’m so grateful. My kids are getting older and so the scheduling just works. I am so obsessed with my job and so happy to be able to do what I genuinely love!!!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
When freelancing, you have to stick with it. Stay focused and build your business. It takes a few years to really ramp up. But every year it gets better and better

Please tell us about Glam With Taryn.
So, since I live in Ventura, I specialize in bridal. That is my bread and butter. I love getting to go to LA and doing some photo shoots for campaigns or editorial shoots. But again, my specialty is bridal and event makeup.

Were there people and/or experiences you had in your childhood that you feel laid the foundation for your success?
I have two parents that are the absolute best role models. They have worked very hard and I see that!

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 805-861-4654
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @glamwithtaryn
  • Facebook: Taryn Reed

Image Credit:
@rhianna_annadelores, @czar_goss

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