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Working with Irene was such a blessing. 

I loved helping her achieve a new modern look for her upcoming business launch. Our goal was to update her appearance and capture a great new photograph for her social media. We started by cutting her hair to compliment her specific face shape, discovered her body line and what styles would look best on her and we discovered her color tones to compliment her skin.We then chose a dress that enhanced her figure and made her feel beautiful and confident.

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Sylvia F.

Extremely grateful!

I am beyond satisfied with the support and guidance Tara Hooper has provided as my image consultant and business coach! She is keenly talented in helping individuals understand and appreciate their unique and authentic style while cultivating a professional presence. More than a "personal stylist," Tara helps you communicate just the right message for just the right audience in your business and professional endeavors. She has provided me with exceptional guidance from wardrobe to website to the innermost workings of organizing a successful business plan. Tara Hooper has been a "motivating sounding board" as we discuss my plans, progress and pursuit of excellence in all things!

John P

The MUST HAVE experience for the working woman

I needed a professional that understood how to look professional and could dress my wife like the successful business woman she is. I needed someone who could help her feel comfortable on a plane and look appropriate when presenting in San Francisco, London or Shanghai. I was very happy to have finally found Tara Hooper. I liked that she had an education that included study overseas and was well-traveled. And I really liked that she had an impressive resume of proven success, helping lots of women realize their full potential in the business world. Tara was everything I wanted and so much more. The whole experience was so much more than we expected. It was an entire image makeover! 

Shelia Maness

After working with Tara I feel great, more modern: Like I have strengthened my professional presence

Lynn Barrett

Business Development Strategist

I have hired Tara to work with me in my closet to organize and weed through my business wardrobe. She also set up an online closet for me which saves me tons of time when I'm running to meetings. Working with Tara motivates you to get organized and makes you feel like you look like a million bucks! Tara is professional, knowledgable, and a pleasure to work with! I have also had Tara come in to speak at a few business functions, and she is always a huge hit. Send your clients (male and female!) to her without hesitation. 

Marissa W

Thank you Tara!! For someone like me who hates shopping, really hates shopping, Tara was an Godsend! I am proud of myself for reaching out for help and I am glad Tara was there. I work in a professional environment where I have to talk to a lot of different types of people, so I wear suits and button down shirts...colors black, blue, grey and white. I would also like to start dating again, so you can see where I needed the help. Tara came in and understood my shopping issues, viewed my wardrobe, took me to a trunk show and educated me on creative ways to make my wardrobe work for me both for work and for play. She took away the collars and added a little color along with the advice to adjust my wardrobe based on the client I am meeting which has enabled me to connect to the person I am interviewing and interacting with on a level I never realized I could achieve. She also advised me on how to make my transition from work to play flawless. I have been complemented on a weekly basis about something Tara advised me to do, wear or buy. Tara has added confidence in areas that I didn't know I was lacking. Thank you Tara!

Jennifer Hogue

Global Market Lead Channel Manager - Vice President at Women of AT&T Dallas - International Insight Leader

Wow! I only thought I knew what colors and outfits looked best on me. After working with Tara, I not only know what colors to choose, but what styles look best on me. There are so many secrets I learned that have made my outfits so much better. It not only has cut down on my "getting dressed for work time" but I also shop way more efficiently and no longer buy clothes I'll never wear. (You know the ones...that have tags on them still after a year and you feel bad to throw them out) If you are looking for help with anything from hair style, wardrobe, personal shopping, or headshot consultation (she helps you with wardrobe and will be onsite with you), I highly recommend Tara. She will work with your budget (seriously) and create an amazing image enhancement for you!

Eric

Met with a Leasing Agent and her tenant this morning.  First meeting I’ve had in a while where I felt this much confidence.   It’s definitely a work in progress but I appreciate your insight and help!

Michaelann Bush-President at Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented

After meeting Tara at my house to help me evaluate my closet, I was so inspired I purchased the "30 Day Transformation" package. She emailed me homework sheets before each video conference. This included colors that suit my tones, dressing for my body shape, types of necklines best for me, and scale of jewelry/patterns. Booking the online meetings were really convenient for my schedule and I felt the sessions were helpful. I used to hate to shop because I felt like it was such a time suck. Now, I can confidently walk into a store and go straight to my signature colors, look at the style and know immediately if it will flatter my figure. I can also piece together separates even if I bought them from different stores. Today shopping is much more enjoyable, efficient and I rarely have to return anything! I'm so glad I found Tara. She listens to my concerns and gives practical feedback. I really look forward to our continued relationship.

Dr. Cortney Baker Ed.D, M.S., CCC/SLP * Leadership Expert* Best-Sellling Author* CEO Baker Management Group* CEO KidsCare Therapy

After seeing Tara speak and reviewing her testimonials on how she had helped others, I reached out to her to work together as a private client. I am a professional speaker and business owner and felt like my image was not reflective of my role. She helped me by assisting me with identifying a new wardrobe, doing my hair and make up, and helped during the process of obtaining new head shots. She went above and beyond my expectations. During my first speaking engagement afterwards someone came up to me and commented how they knew I was the speaker before I took the stage because of how "regal" I looked. She took my image from 'good' to 'regal'! I've never had that in my life! Thank you, Tara, for your everything you've done! 

Dr. Cortney Baker 

Nathalie Laforest

I needed pictures for my new website. I had a consultation with Tara Hooper from The Style Signature. We discussed the nature of my business, looked at different options for outfits, makeup, accessories and picked beautiful combinations. Tara also updated my haircut to better reflect my style. The pictures turned out beautiful and I feel like Tara really helped capture my essence, energy and passion for my practice. The whole experience was very relax and super fun! Thank you Tara!

Alicia White

Tara Hooper knows how to make you look stunning. I hired her to help me select appropriate attire for speaking on stage. “WOW!” is all I can say because in just one session, she put together at least 10 stage-ready outfits straight from my closet! And another 20 outfits for business meetings and one-on-ones - something I desperately needed help with. 

A couple of times I got teary-eyed because I didn't know I could look so glamorous; I didn't know I had those types of clothes to do that with. What a special treat to not only learn what works best on my body but also to have discovered a whole new wardrobe without having to buy new clothes. 

If you are business professional or speaker, I highly recommend hiring Tara for her image consultation. She knows how to pull pieces together to create a look that is flattering and draws attention to YOU and not what you’re wearing. Her energy is dynamic and you should see her expression when the outfit she puts together is a sure thing. It's priceless! I love working with Tara and know you will, too.

Audrey Micha

Being personally coached by San Diego’s most renowned image consultants Tara Hooper (Mrs. Southern California) is one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. The knowledge I have gained working side by side with Tara has given me the skills and knowledge to take my career to the next level. She taught me the importance of creating exactly what people desire by listening to their wants and needs which is what I believe sets me apart.

Business Owner Carlsbad, CA

James Dorgan-Fairhope, AL

Noticing her husband’s stylish clothes, Tara offered to put me in the same outfit without having to shop for it or spend the hours searching for the perfect size or price. After Tara handled all exchanges to get the perfect fit, and found reasonably priced options, the outfits were then pressed and arrived on hangers ready to be worn. For someone whose work and family needs keeps them so busy that they simply do not have the time to put together a fashionable wardrobe mix, Tara is the answer. 

Attorney Fairhope, AL

Lyndsey J. - Carrollton,TX

“Tara is amazing. She has such a great eye for design and color. I used her services for a wardrobe assessment. She was able to show me what looked good for my body type and colors that complemented me. She helped find pieces I never wear and give them new life. Absolutely worth the time and investment. She’s very professional and sweet too.”

Coleen

“What a pleasure it has been to work with Tara from The Style Signature. I was in need of a complete “do over” from hair, makeup, wardrobe to head shot. My business is upcycling and repurposing arts & crafts, antiques, furniture with an eclectic look. Tara listened and pulled together all of this to give a fun, lively, and professional unique look where I feel I fit in with my business. She showed me styles that work with my figure, business and lifestyle. I take my color chart when I go shopping to get the right colors. Tara went thru my closet and pulled together over 20 business outfits. I use her private fashion portal to remember what I have and which clothing items go together. It was fun doing the professional head shot with her and Laura, her photographer. Tara did the makeup and hair and wardrobe. Tara has listened to what my needs are and has made me feel right at home as she worked her magic to update my image to go with my eclectic business. I look forward to working with her in the future as my business needs expand. 

www.SweetwaterEclectic.com

Lynn B- Frisco, TX

“Tara did a style and closet consultation with me. She helped me put together additional professional outfits which I cannot wait to wear! She substantially expanded my wardrobe options and my fashion knowledge in just one afternoon, and we had a good time working on the project. I would highly recommend Tara for anyone needing to get their wardrobe and closet in shape, and learn more about how to achieve the look they love. Tara is professional, knowledgeable, and it was a wonderful experience having her in my closet!”

Stephanie G. McKinney, TX

“I was able to have Tara pick me out a new outfit that I love!!!!!! I also got a wonderful new hairstyle and color that I love!!! Can’t wait to have her go with me to pick out my new glasses to complete my new improved look!!!”

Carrie Hudson-Strimel

I clearly remember the day I met Tara. I had recently gone back to work after 4 years, due to having a child (and not just any child, a RARE special needs child!). I was SO excited about my passion to help others and went to one of my very first networking events! However, I didn’t have a clue what to wear! My closet had TONS of t-shirts, sweats, hoodies, and yoga pants! The thing was though, I recently had lost over 20 pounds and even those didn’t fit! I wore my “best” and hoped for the BEST! I may not have fashion sense but I have a GREAT eye for amazing people. The event I attend had around 50 women and although I was nervous and definitely not dressed correctly, I noticed Tara. Out of that room of 50 two people stood out. Tara was one. I “hoped” she would come see my vendor table so I could find out “who” this stunning woman was. I DID meet Tara and she was everything I NEEDED. That Day I ordered her “Head to Toe” package and WOW! I Feel so great about myself, my image, and well.. my business is better than EVER! There are a few people I owe my success to and Tara is one!

Suzy H.

I had a photo shoot and a speaking engagement to get prepared for and no idea what to wear. Tara helped me understand what values I was hoping to portray and how to best express them. The best part was she was able to help me find items in my own closet that worked perfectly so she saved me tons of time and money shopping and searching when the perfect pieces were hiding in my own closet! I love how she combined items I never would have thought to put together. The final photos were great and I feel this was due to Tara’s brilliant eye for color and what colors would Pop based on my skin tones and the shoot location. I felt pulled together and comfortable for my speaking engagement which helped to boost my confidence. I loved working with Tara and look forward to working with her again in the future.

Suzy H.  Harmonious Health Dallas, TX 

Speaking Reviews
Testimonials

Pauline Shirley President Leaders on Fire

Tara, I enjoyed your presentation to WOVI. You were all you speak about—poised, confident, and strong. Thank you for teaching and showing us how we can better network and present ourselves.

Janet Wilemon Administrative Assistant Luxury Automotive Company

Tara, Thanks for a great evening of fun information. Your expertise is growing stronger. I loved the details on engaging the audience.  My Bible class and the WOVI North Dallas Chapter will be glad, and will learn more from my next presentation.

Danni Babik

Tara was enjoyable and authentic, and full of fantastic and actionable advice on commanding the stage. Her real-life stories and examples allowed us to connect with her and benefit!

Lisa Hill, President WOVI North Dallas Chapter

 

Tara was a marvelous speaker. She was energetic and kept the audience engaged. I would recommend her to any group needing a boost in communication skills.

Jason Baker, Team Networking - Individual Chapters and the Organization Keller Williams

I really appreciated Tara sharing her experience and expertise on the topic of creating a personal brand and why that it is so important.  Her passion for what she does was very obvious by the way she presented the topic.  And the proof that she not only talks the talk but walks the walk really goes without saying.   The guidance Tara provided regarding building rapport, and the emphasis on being authentic while doing so; was valuable information for individuals in all business settings when you consider how important creating connections can be.  Making a great first impression and then being able to develop that into a relationship is what will lead to success.  These things are all achieved through creating your personal brand and being clear, consistent, and constant in doing so. I would recommend Tara Hooper to speak to any individuals or groups of individuals that are interested in determining the best way to brand themselves to achieve success within their industry.

Lydia Pettit

Business Casual or Casualty: Your Pathway to Visual Credibility

Helpful to millennia's who have trouble confusing day-to-day style with business attire.

Anna Landers -Entos Design Group

Tara hit all the important topics we needed to discuss and tailored it to our firm and culture!

Barry Maners, Principle and President Entos Design Group

Business Casual or Casualty: Your Pathway to Visual Credibility

It was very good.  Nice presentation style!

J.Shore- Entos Design

Business Casual or Casualty: Your Pathway To Visual Credibility

Thank you for a wonderful presentation.  I think we all learned a great deal and hopefully changed some perceptions of what is professional.

Lauren O'Brien, Programs Director John Paul II

I cannot express how much we enjoyed your presentation for our John Paul II Cardinal Women's Auxiliary Spring Luncheon this year!  Your presentation was filled with new and valuable image ideas and concepts that most of us had never even heard of before - anywhere!  What was even better, your innovative image ideas and concepts were so easy and practical to make a part of our every day lives.  No longer will I need to stand before the mirror and wonder what jewelry I should wear.  I can now define exactly which of my baubles will look best on me and how I should wear them!   Your hands-on activities kept everyone involved and made it so much fun!  As a speaker you were engaging, informative, fun and adorable!  The time passed so quickly and we were just not ready for it to end!  Your presentation made our 2017 Spring Luncheon our best luncheon ever and we really appreciate your focus on professionalism!

Heidi Giddon - WOVI

Awaken Your Influence is a great speech for groups large or small!!

Linda Broom

Awaken Your Influence: Great job- very interesting! You know your story, you are a great speaker when speaking from the heart. Professional, authentic, sincere, confident.

Brooke Owen

Wonderful message! Great job getting group participation!

Carrie -Plaid Southlake

Great message! Women need to hear this.

Kimberly Kok

Very good! It's nice to hear I can be more confident and change the way I perceive myself and how others perceive me!

Lori Vickerman

Awaken Your Influence: Thank you so much-You are an inspiration!

Kimi Ortega -Plaid Southlake

Awaken Your Influence - "Great message.! My 18 year old stepdaughter just complained to my husband and I that she was fat, and she is not-it's her "perception". I couldn't find the words to help her. Thank you!!!

Teresa Kulupka -Plaid Southlake
Awaken Your Influence-"Eye opening exercise, THOUGHT PROVOKING"
Karen Capsun

Thank you so much, Tara, for all your hard work, preparation, and detailed planning of such a fun and insightful afternoon! I was truly hanging onto every word, and loved all the "insider" fashion info shared! I recognized how much preparedness and time went into your presentation, Tara, and it did not go unnoticed. It was so fun seeing you in your element and sharing your gifts and talents with all of us.. I know that everyone got a ton out of the tips & tricks you showed. and it was so generous of you to provide handouts, as well as, fun interactive activities for us to participate in. You are both loved and appreciated beyond measure!

Debbie Saviano -Social Media Strategist

Tara has the ability to deliver constructive tips on appearance in a way that is helpful, non-judgemental and even funny! Everyone at her presentations learns something valuable."

Julia Kramer, MBA

Tara held a delightful - and helpful - workshop for our chapter of the American Business Women's Association. She is professional and has a great way of interacting with the audience throughout her presentation.

Dot B. -Museum Docent

It was such a pleasure and honor to have you attend our event. As a beauty queen and spokesperson your remarks were inspirational and truly went beyond “skin deep” Thank you for representing the MRS. of our state

Guest Speaker Crown of Character Award

Tara spoke and inspired these students that exemplify one or all of the five points represented in the Junior Auxiliary crown: Charity, Youth, Health, Leadership, and Service. Highly recommend her.

Lauren B

Loved it! Thank you for the helpful info on clothing for body types and coloring

Amy R

Very informative. Well paced…Liked seeing outfit samples

Tracy P

This was a great meeting. I had no clue about focal points so this was very helpful

Tracy

Thank you so much for a wonderful presentation this morning! I am sorry that I am not very good at leading ( our head lady had her baby last week) I think the ladies will absolutely be contacting you for group consultations! Again, thank you so much for coming! You are gorgeous and so great at what you do!