About Tara Dowburd


LUXURY is what comes to mind when you think of Make-Up Therapy a company founded almost a decade ago by Celebrity Make-up Artist Tara Dowburd. Tara hand-selected Make-Up Therapy’s “Glam Squad,” otherwise known as the “Beauty Team” that has grown to boast the hair and make-up artists in Los Angeles. Tara and her Team’s flawless work has been flaunted down counties red carpets, graced the pages of dozens of magazines and blogs, and has garnered her extremely loyal clientele over the past sixteen years in the industry.

Make-up Therapy’s mission is that every client feels pampered, relaxed, and in addition to looking fabulous, they FEEL fabulous. This approach to the business has made Make-Up Therapy the exclusive Beauty Team for luxury hotels such as Casa del Mar, Hotel Bel Air, Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, Shutters on the Beach, SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Terranea Resort and Spa, The Hilton Waterfront Huntingdon Beach, The Peninsula Beverly Hills and Bel-Air Bay Club. 

Celebrity clients including Ana Ortiz, Ervin “Magic” Johnson, Fergie, Kaley Cuoco, Kristen Bell, and Trent and Mariqueen Reznor.

Notably, Tara and her Team have been featured in: Brides.com, Glamour.com, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Green Wedding Shoes, Huffington Post, Inside Weddings, Junebug Weddings, Maharani WeddingsMartha Stewart Weddings, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wedding Channel, Us Weekly,Style Me Pretty, W Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, and more!

Inspired as a young girl by the pages of Vogue, Tara took her love for fashion and beauty to the University of Arizona where she earned her BA in Fashion Merchandising. She then went on to perfect her skills for the next 7 1/2 years as a makeup artist for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, as well as freelancing on her own, focusing on significant celebrity events, high-end weddings, television appearances, fashion shows, and photo-shoots. Continuing her road to success, Tara was approached by Shu Uemura at Neiman Marcus In Beverly Hills, where she went on to manage their team for three years before finally leaping to launch her own company. Tara realized that her attention to detail and passion for the art of beauty made her more than just your average make-up artist. She was also creating a therapeutic experience for clients inspiring her to name her company, Make-Up Therapy

Tara and her Beauty team understand the importance of building a relationship with each client who sits in their chair. Whether it is a make-up application, hairstyling, revamping a client’s makeup drawer, navigating through department store beauty counters, or personally teaching clients to become a make-up artist, Make-up Therapy is a one-stop shop for all of your beauty needs.