“Tamara offers the utmost in artistic, professional, chic color and style. Her intuitive and talented approach, while truly listening to my needs, gives me an individually crafted look to match my personal style. From her cuts and coloring, to inventive hair design, to creative upstyles, to straightening, to highlights, to restorative treatments, I find her services to be unparalleled. She offers all this in an ultra-current yet relaxed environment, taking pride in welcoming me (and making my hair beautiful!).”

-Barb Chelberg, Cardiff, CA

“Tamara has been doing my hair for several years. She makes me look great and I always get unsolicited compliments about my hair.  Her sense of color and style is unmatched.”

-Mark Roberts, Encinitas, CA

“I have known Tamara for 25 years and am absolutely in love with her creative hairstyling.  I was heartbroken when she moved out of my area for 5 of those years, but now she’s back and she’s my stylist once again!  I had several during that 5 years, but no one else came close to Tamara in her ability to provide me with the perfect cut and style.  I highly recommend Tamara!  Thank you, dear friend!”

– Kathy Cook, Encinitas, CA

“Tamara is an artist. Whether it is hair color, a hair cut, or her one of a kind jewelry pieces, she brings talent, precision, and passion to the creative process. I have never felt so well cared for as when I am in her hands, and I truly feel like an artist has worked her magic when I leave the salon … and for many weeks thereafter.  She’s the best.”

– JoAnne M. Berg, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

“I have gone to Tamara for years and wouldn’t consider allowing anyone else to do my hair! In addition to being kind and professional, Tamara is amazingly skilled with coloring, cutting and styling. Tamara really listens. she is the only person who, when you tell her that you want to grow your hair longer, doesn’t cut off too much hair! She has a knack for creating a style that optimizes an individual’s features and is in synch with one’s personality and lifestyle. Most importantly, when Tamara cuts your hair, the cut does the work for you. I recently traveled to Africa where I couldn’t use a blow dryer and the elements were harsh. No worries—wash and air dry—it still looked great. Tamara teaches you how to manage the style, but honestly, her hair cutting skills are superb. The proof is in the outcome and I receive unsolicited complements on my hair on a regular basis.”

– Stephanie Wilde, Solana Beach, CA

Carlsbad hair color specialist review“Tamara is not just another stylist, she is an artist whose medium happens to be hair. A master of style, cut, color, and texture her talent is unmatched. I’ve been a very satisfied customer for nine years and in that time I have received literally hundreds of compliments about my hair. People assume I was born with great hair! I was not. My siblings and best friends acknowledge this is far and away the best hair I’ve ever had. I don’t tell Tamara what to do—I tell her how I want to look and feel (and to make it easy for me) and she makes it happen each and every time. When Tamara moved from Orange to San Diego County I thought it was too far to travel and tried other stylists in high-end salons. I quickly learned that I made a big mistake! I honestly can’t imagine not having Tamara McDonald for my master hair guru!”

– Helen Singer, San Juan Capistrano