Meet Tara! This fun-loving super talented stylist is TONI&GUY educated and sweet as pie! You’ll might catch her hanging out at the fave4 lab playing hair with us on weekdays, but on weekends, she’s slaying wedding party hair or singing on stage at church. Tara’s hair game is strong and her faith is even stronger. @absolutestrengthstylist
fave4:What was your most embarrassing or favorite hairstyle growing up?
Tara:My most embarrassing hairstyle was definitely the BUTTERFLY clips!! Whyyyyy was that a thing?!
fave4:What’s your favorite fave4 product and why?
Tara:My favorite product has to be Texture Takeover Oomph Enhancing Hairspray!! It is a LIFESAVER when it comes to doing updos. It gives you just enough grip to create the style but is still super flexible and easy to work with.
fave4:What’s your biggest source of motivation
Tara:My biggest source of motivation is definitely my brother, Chas. He unfortunately, passed away from colon cancer at the age of 19 about 6 years ago now. He’s my best friend, and if I have learned anything from him and my experience with his loss is to GO FOR IT!! Always give 110%. His faith, strength and courage during his battle with cancer taught me that I could do anything. It also showed me how short our lives are, and we need to make the most out of it by doing what we love. With that being said, I finally, at the age of 26, decided to go to cosmetology school and I am so happy I did!! I tried a few other careers, but this one definitely had my name on it!!
I recently shaved my head in memory/honor of Chas and raised money for the B+ Foundation. They have been amazing to work with and have such an incredible team and amazing cause!! They raise money to provide financial assistance to families of children with cancer and help fund research for childhood cancers.
fave4:What part of your job is the most FUN?
Tara:I love all of the people that I get to work with as a professional hairdresser. I love hearing others stories, lives, struggles, successes, etc. It is so empowering to me, and also gives me the opportunity to share mine (and my brothers) story as well. I love being able to motivate others, especially during difficult times.
If you live near Dallas and need hair and makeup help, Tara is one of our faves! @absolutestrengthstylist!
Dance Party Friday is a thing in fave4 world. At some point in the afternoon, we put on music and dance. Sometimes we line dance. Sometimes we Conga. Sometimes we just shake our booty. The most important thing is that we have fun and celebrate the fact that it's Friday! We invited Stephanie Di-Biase to join us in an online version of Dance Party Friday as this week's Fun, Fearless Female!
This multi-tasking mom of three has quite the resume. Stephanie was a NBA dancer, AFL dancer and continues to teach dance & choreograph during the week. And actually, to set things straight, not only does she teach, Stephanie sticks herself right in the middle and leads the group with energy to envy. She’s also pretty famous for getting girls ready for pro dance and cheer team tryouts each year....watch out, she may even be judging you! She’s got some sweet moves and an even sweeter personality.
Yes, she’s that good and choreographs for one of the most famous dance teams in the world (read on to find out who!) Needless to say, Steph knows a thing or two about game day hair and styles that need to last through countless hair flips and sweat! That’s why we teamed up with her and sponsor the dance team she manages, the Allen Americans Ice Angels.
fave4: What’s your favorite fave4 product?
Stephanie: I have so many favorite fave4 products! My top 2 are Smooth For Sure Blowout Cream & Texture Takeover… I wear my hair straight a lot and after blow drying with Smooth for Sure it’s crazy soft and smooth as if I went to a salon and got it styled! Then, Texture Takeover gives my hair a really sexy look! It feels good in my hair and SMELLS delicious!!!
fave4: What was your funniest hairstyle memory from childhood?
Stephanie: Favorite/funniest hairstyle was a side pony tail.. I would take a very small strain and braid it so it would hang down the side of my head 😂 Sorry, no pics friends!
fave4: Which do you prefer….to be taught a new dance and choreography or to teach your own to others?
Stephanie: There nothing more rewarding than teaching and choreographing for people! It’s unbelievably rewarding to me when people say they have gotten their confidence back from taking my class and being motivated!
fave4: Tell us one of your most proudest moments either as a dancer or instructor?
Stephanie: One of my proudest moments as a dancer was seeing my choreography on the field by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
fave4: Any secrets to juggling your dance family and your real family? How do you keep it all together?
Stephanie: My advice on juggling my fam/ dance family.. breathe and know you can’t do it all at once! No matter what —you will get through your day!
fave4: Choose one…margaritas, mascara or hairspray?
Stephanie: Ha!! Hairspray!!
Follow Stephanie @stephaniedibiase on Instagram to see her travels around the dance world and her adventures with her adorable family.