Best of Our Valley 2019 Spotlight: Tara Hainsworth, ‘Best Hair Feed on Instagram’

For over the past 20 years, we’ve celebrated the Valley’s best. From the top businesses and professionals to the people who make it all happen, Arizona Foothills Magazine’s annual Best of Our Valley contest recognizes Arizona’s crème de la crème across more than 400 categories. From the best doctors and best resort down to the best cup of coffee you can find around town, each Best of titleholder is chosen by those who know the city best – our readers.

Each week, we’ll be highlighting individual winners from Best of Our Valley 2019, who share their advice, insights and thoughts on what it means to be a part of this exclusive list. Winners will be featured in the April 2019 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

The Best of spotlight is on Tara Hainsworth of @thetarahair, who claimed Best Hair Feed on Instagram. Congrats, Tara!


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AFM: In a brief 2-3 sentences, please tell us a little bit about you —
Tara Hainsworth (TH): My name is Tara Hainsworth, I have been a Hair Designer for 11 years and I own a (currently) studio salon called Hainsworth & Company. I am a wife to my love and business partner Eric, and a new mother to the coolest girl I’ve ever known my daughter Olive. I have a passion for creating beauty in every way with the vision to inspire the strength to allow that inner beauty to shine through. I have an even stronger passion for educating anyone and everyone how to care for their hair and take responsibility for their desires to have the best hair their hair can be.

AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?

TH: Being a Best of Our Valley winner means so much, I put a lot of time into my social media always trying not to follow anyone else footsteps. Allowing myself to express my favorite things as well as the things in my life that mean the most to me. Sharing it with those how choose to follow and support me for who I am brings such joy! It means so much that I have a community that enjoy following along.

AFM: What’s your favorite part about being the Best of Our Valley’s Best Hair Feed on Instagram?

TH: My favorite part is being welcomed into the Best Of Our Valley’s community! I have seen the winners the past few years and thought to myself how amazing would that feel. This is an amazing way to feel a lot of your hard work is validated.

AFM: Have you seen any benefits as a result of being a BOOV winner?

TH: So many benefits have come from being a BOOV winner, the one that hits home the most is the boost in confidence. Confidence in myself and my drive to continue to push and challenge myself.

AFM: How do you put your “best” foot forward every day?
EVERYDAY, I allow myself some time to be creative, I am an artist (I like to refer myself as a Hair Designer). Creativity is like a drug and it’s what allows me to do what I do behind the chair for my customers as well as what I can do and provide for my team members. It’s important for me to feel inspired constantly.
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