Tara Siani, award-winning hairstylist in Rhode Island

Hi, I'm Tara. It's nice to meet you.

I have been a hairstylist specializing in cutting for 23 years.

Yup, all I do is cut hair all day long. I love it. I teach women about their face shape and together we craft haircuts designed specifically for them.

I grew up in New York City. I have lived on both coasts and in the Midwest. I would say I’m a little bit country and a little bit rock & roll.

In my travels, I have learned about different lifestyles and cultures. I have worked with a variety of hair textures, face shapes, and bone structures.

I am known for my custom consultations and dry cutting. Dry cutting allows me to feel the texture and weight of your hair. It also helps to give a more balanced and precise haircut. When your hair is dry, I can see exactly how it will frame your beautiful face, enhance your unique features, and show off those gorgeous eyes – giving you a true custom haircut.

“I believe that good design has a profound impact on one’s life. Good design creates balance, organization, and a sense of peace.”

I believe in kindness, transparency, truth, and the ability to nurture. I have a passion for education. I love to teach and will always be a student. I’m so grateful to be part of what is honestly the best industry in the world.

I live for good conversation (and skincare) while providing a positive, safe, and stress-free salon environment.

Schedule a haircut with me, and we can get you looking and feeling your best.

See you soon!

Xo, TS

Things I’m proud of


Aveda Institute Minneapolis Aveda Advanced Academy New York Aveda Advanced Academy London

Awards & Recognition

“Best Precision Haircut” – Rhode Island Monthly

“Best Style and Blowout” – Grace Ormonde Wedding

“Best Salon” Wish Salon/Tara Siani-Shanahan – Instyle Magazine

“Best New Salon” Wish Salon/Tara Siani-Shanahan – Rhode Island Monthly

Recognized in American Salon Magazine

Featured in Rhode Island Monthly Women in Business

Creative Direction

Styled hair at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC numerous times working with top fashion designers, hairstylists and models such as, Betsy Johnson, Ellen Tracy and Deisel

Tara’s work has been featured in books, editorial magazines and television (Martha Stewart Apprentice Show)

Appreciated and mentored by industry leaders

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“I wake up every day blessed to have a career I love. My clients are artists, creatives, thinkers, VP’s, mothers, fathers, business owners, and students. They know who they are. They are not chasing trends. I love to work with them to fine-tune their true individual style. Their style and passion inspire all that I do.”

Tara Siani-Shanahan, Hair Stylist in Providence, RI