We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiphareth Star and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiphareth, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business is that I wanted to be in control of my schedule and be able to create a bicoastal life without feeling like I was under anyone else’s thumb. To make my own schedule and create the life that truly made me happy.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Hair is my Art and I am so grateful to be able to create on people everyday. I started my career as a model agent for 7 years in Los Angeles. We had a hair, makeup and styling department and I immediately became friends with all of the hairdresser’s. I was a guinea pig for some, experimenting on me with the latest hair colors and trends and some I worked with side by side later on in my career. I had always loved hair but never wanted to go to school for it or work in a salon, but it ended up becoming my greatest blessing. I was inspired by the artist’s around me and I would cut my models hair on the balcony with office shears. After awhile I realized I wanted to be the artist and the journey began. 14 years of hard work and perseverance and I have created a healthy clientele in both Los Angeles and Hawaii where I have been able to live and thrive doing what I love. Natural, sunkissed, healthy hair is my signature and I love to help transform people inside and out.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love to have visitors and show people around town. I have a mini tour which I take first timers on. We cruise down Hollywood Blvd up through Beachwood to get a glimpse of the Hollywood sign above Lake Hollywood. Then across Mulholland for a view of the city. We wind down Coldwater Cyn and past the Beverly Hills hotel where we might stop for lunch and then through Beverly Hills and down Mapleton to see a few big beautiful homes. If it’s a week long visit we will adventure to Malibu for the day and hike Solstice Cyn all the way to the tropical terrace, which is a burned out old home covered in tropical plants. You can only imagine what it was like to live there back in it’s prime and then a lobster roll or two at Broad Street Oyster Co. I love a good trip down the coast to Laguna and who doesn’t love an adventure to Joshua Tree. A picnic at Franklin Cyn or Griffith Park is one of my favorite things to do anyday. At the moment I’m obsessed with Tu Madre in West Hollywood, they have an incredible plant based menu and amazing margaritas so we would most definitely be hitting it up for a fun night out.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have been so blessed along the way to have been supported and mentored by some amazing people in my life. Ken Paves, took me under his wing and showed me the world and would educate me using his biggest celebrity clients and taught me to always give my all to the person in my chair. Jordan Schwartz, literally signed me up for the apprentice program after Ken bought his salon and I was able to get my license by working in the salon. He continued to teach me all his secrets from his amazing 40 years in the business. I have learned from some of the most talented stylist’s in the business and I continue to hone my craft along side the best of them. Building my business in Hawaii was supported by friends and it has grown immensely just by word of mouth and I am so incredibly grateful for my family, friends and community for supporting my dreams everyday.
Instagram: @tipharethstar @travelingtales