Best Haircut in Rhode Island
Aveda trained
Styled hair at NYC Fashion week
10 minutes from Providence
Close to Garden City
Free off-street parking

praise from clients:

“She’s thoughtful and creative, and always has new ideas. Tara will say to me, ‘I was thinking of what to do with your hair the other day…’ and then come up with an interesting new cut.”


“I have lived all over the place, including San Francisco, Minneapolis and Boston, and until I moved to Providence six years ago, had never found a stylist I liked as much as Tara.”


“Tara made me feel like an effortless, gorgeous version of myself. Her calming presence was a welcome relief from the wedding whirlwind.”


“She knows I want to look professional, but not boring, and delivers hair that always looks great.”


“Anyone with frizzy hair knows the frustrations. Tara is the ONLY stylist that helped me learn how to work with the texture. Thanks!”


“Tara did an amazing job on everyone’s hair for my wedding. We all looked beautiful all day long.”


“Tara cutting your hair is a whole magical experience. She excels in her cutting skills, honesty and communication and above all creativity. She has seen me through over 10 years of hairstyles! She is honest about what can work and or if the photo was tricking me. She created lovely textures for my hair and a profound new confidence I didn’t know was possible! This experience is for someone who appreciates the details, craft and artistry.”

– Diana Oukham
Best of RI: Best Precision Haircut
Best Precision Haircut
women’s + men’s cuts

Precision haircuts: $75

(all haircuts include blowouts)

all hair in photos by tara siani-shanahan


Blowouts + Styling

  • Express blowout: $50
  • Blowout with irons: $75
  • Up hair: $150

all hair by tara siani-shanahan

bridal hair

Bridal Hair Styling

Bridal hair (in salon or on location) pricing determined upon consultation

all hair by Tara Siani-Shanahan

Ready to book your hair appointment?

call 401-864-1468
email tara

Magnolia Salon
1375 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI  02920

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About Tara

Since 1997, Tara Siani-Shanahan has been an award-winning Master Stylist, Creative Director, Educator and Salon owner, specializing in precision haircutting, bridal and editorial hair featured in Vogue Italia.

“I wake up every day blessed to have found a career I love. I love meeting new people and good conversation. 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


Aveda Institute Minneapolis

Aveda Advanced Academy New York

Aveda Advanced Academy London

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

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



Tara accepts payment by cash, check, or credit card. You can also purchase gift cards. To share feedback about your visit, please contact her at 401-864-1468.


Please arrive on time to receive your full service. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, she will do her best to accommodate you, but please understand that your appointment may need to be rescheduled.

After your service, it’s a good idea to pre-schedule your next appointment so that you will always receive the date, time and stylist of your choice.


In consideration of clients and our stylists, she requires 24 hour notice for any canceled appointments. Missed appointments will be charged the full amount of service.


Products returned within 14 days may be exchanged for another product. If you are not completely satisfied with any service, please notify Tara within 7 days of your service.

bridal policies

  • To reserve your wedding day, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required.
  • Hair and make-up trials are required for all brides.
  • All brides will be given a service agreement / contract to ensure how many services, price quotes and timing for your special day. Prices may vary due to length of hair, extra time, or style changes made the day of.
  • The person who signs the service agreement / contract is responsible for all the members of the party.
  • Tara will travel to your location within Rhode Island, parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut. An additional fee may apply due to travel time.
  • On location services require a minimum of $400 for the day and $500 for a Sunday.
  • To stay on schedule, all up-styles or curls are performed on dry hair only. These services do not include a shampoo and blow dry.
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