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Heather Bear - Owner/Senior Stylist


Heather’s career began in 2001 when she developed her passion for the beauty industry.  Immediately after studying at La James College of International Hairstyling in Iowa City, she began her quest for higher education in that field.   She started with Jacques Dessange cutting concept salon to learn their European cutting technique that teaches precision haircuts with an emphasis on a beautiful grow out.  She then became a master colorist by getting advance training at the Schwartzkopf academy.  Traveling from NY to LA she pursued extra education and  training, all the while honing her makeup and styling skills by participating in photo shoots and fashion shows all over the Midwest.

In 2006 she was the lead hairstylist on the set of a feature film. During the 3 months of filming, Heather learned many behind- the-scene tips from the makeup and hair trailer.  She continues to share these tricks-of -the trade with her clients to help them recreate styles at home.

In 2007, she decided to further her education and enrolled in Coxmix School of Makeup Artistry in southern Florida.  There she trained with veteran celebrity stylists and makeup artists.  Graduating from this extensive 5-month course led to opportunities with Miami Fashion Week, Latino Miami Fashion Week, and various films and photo shoots.  After spending a year playing in the sun, Heather decided to return to her native Midwest and made the move to Chicago.

She loved being in the city but after nine years, Heather was ready and excited to make the move, with her husband, back to Iowa!

Her strengths include creating multi-tonal and natural looking  color, and hair cuts that are very low maintenance.  Heather’s  emphasis is on keeping hair in its optimal condition and working with skin tone to choose the correct hair color direction.  She is very honest when it comes to the consultation, and will not do anything that she feels will not bring the best results.  Keratin re-texturizing treatments are used to compliment and improve the natural texture of the hair.

Heather has made countless brides stunning for their big day with her makeup skills.  She uses a combination of traditional eye and lip makeup while airbrushing the foundation, cheek color, highlighter, and bronzer if needed.  This is all done to create a customized look with a flawless finish that will last well into the wee hours of the special night!

She continues to grow through real-world experience and advanced education.  She prides herself in creating the best service to her clientele and create a look that they can replicate at home.  She is pleased to be settled in Iowa and looks forward to seeing new faces in her chair!


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Heather Bear Makeup & Hair
600 3rd St. SE, Suite 204
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401

Heather Bear Makeup & Hair provides the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area with a comprehensive list of high-end, in salon and on-location makeup and hair services.

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