Zara’s roots come from New York, and she has spent most of career in Washington, DC with a stint on the west coast in Portland, OR. Following her creative passion, Zara graduated from Graham Webb Int’l Academy of Hair in 2005 after graduating from Shippensburg University with a BA in Communications. She is an accomplished hair and make-up artist, and has worked with brands: Aveda, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and Spa, Ted Gibson, and was a featured Oribe stylist.
Zara's work has been published in various advertising campaigns, The Washington Post's Fashion Washington, The Washington Post Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, Vogue Italia, Essere, Grace and Glamour, and Essence. Her list of notable clients include: former official White House photographer and New York Times best-selling author Amanda Lucidon, The Washington Ballet, Stila Cosmetics owner Lynn Tilton, actress Patricia Arquette, pro-tennis player Ernst Guilbis, actor Richard Schiff, and actress Angela Kinsey. Zara's work has been seen on t.v. shows CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, Meet the Press, Good Day New York, Good Day DC, and Good Morning America; many red carpets including the White House Correspondent's Dinner; fashion shows for Ed Hardy, Reem Acra and Marc Bouwer; and indie films Under the Bourbon Moon and The Ticket.