Doing what I love, in memory of my brother.

-Tara McCutchen




Tara McCutchen, a Michigan native, relocated to Texas in December of 2012 and is relocating again to Oregon Nov. 2022. She graduated from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in February of 2018, but has been doing hair for as long as she can remember. She grew up in the Cosmetology world because of her Mother who was an instructor for 30 years and owned a salon for a few years as well. 


Tara always knew she wanted to do hair, even as she has tried out a few other career paths. She has her Bachelors in Vocal Music and is a Certified Medical Assistant and kickboxing instructor. Recently married to her husband Chad, they are kept busy with 2 Husky mixes doing outdoor actives and drinking lots of coffee! 


The name Absolute Strength is kept alive by Tara in memory of her brother, Chas. He passed away at the age of 19 years old from colon cancer. He created this “brand name” Absolute Strength in hopes to one day create something with it. Tara has adapted this as her brand name and motto to work by. She is keeping her brothers legacy alive and uses it to invite others to inquire about him and his story. 


Tara enjoys doing weddings the most, but also has a talent for hair cutting and coloring as well. Even after straying away from the path of doing hair, she always knew she would end up coming back to it. 


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