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:
  • “Not once did I have to do a hair check, even after photos on a windy beach! Simply said, I heart Tara Siani. You can't ask for anything more.”

    - Wendy Coy
  • “Tara did an amazing job on everyone's hair for my wedding. We all looked beautiful all day long.”

    - Jillian McGuire Turbitt
  • “She knows I want to look professional, but not boring, and deliver hair that always looks great.”

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

    - Wendy Coy
  • “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.”

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

    - Melinda Cox
  • “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 salon I liked as much as Tara's.”

    - Michelle Smith
  • “From the consultation to the wedding day, she was so helpful about hairstyles & accessories, always with my personal style in mind and a nod to timeless, classic beauty.”

    - Wendy Coy
Best of RI: Best Precision Haircut
Best Precision Haircut
women’s + men’s cuts

Precision haircuts

  • Women’s haircut: $85
  • Men’s haircut: $65
  • Blow-out: $50

all haircuts include blowouts

all hair in photos by tara shanahan

blowouts + styling

Blowouts + Styling

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

all hair by tara shanahan

bridal hair

Bridal Hair Styling

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

all hair by Tara Siani-Shanahan


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.


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 cash, checks or credit 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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