Meet the artists

Gina Tarbell: Owner, Hair and Makeup Artist 

Gina grew up always having a love for all things girly. Painting her nails, styling her little sisters hair, waxing her cousins eyebrows. It only made sense to her to attend beauty school after high school. So in 2002 she attended The Learning Institute for Beauty Sciences in Hauppauge NY. She received her license in early 2003. In 2005 she decided to further her education in skin care and attended Christine Valmy School for Aesthetics in NYC.

Throughout her 15yr career, Gina has worked in Day Spas, Medical Day Spas, and opened her own studio in 2013 in Upstate NY where she provides manicures, pedicures, facials, dermaplaning, lash extentions and full body waxing.

In 2007 she married her high school sweetheart in the Catskills and had a difficult time finding professionals to provide on-location hair and makeup services. It was after her own personal experience that in 2009, she began to offer on-location hair and airbrush makeup services all over NY, specializing in weddings and special events.

Mary Sanna: ​​Hairstylist 

​Mary is​ a freelance hairstylist with a focus on weddings and special events. She is a licensed cosmetologist with 15yrs experience in the beauty industry. Her career began in Oneonta, establishing skills and gaining experience in all areas of hair styling.

Following her sense of adventure, Mary pursued a career onboard Celebrity Cruise ships in their luxury spas. Working with an international team of talented artists, Mary lived, learned, and styled in Europe and the Mediterranean. The glamour of up styles for the cocktail parties and formal nights at sea honed the skills of an already creative hairstylist.

Mary came full circle, returning home to the Oneonta area to get married in 2009.  She has since been working as a freelance wedding hairstylist in addition to homeschooling her 3 children.

Mary joined Gina Tarbell Artistry in 2018.
Monica Baxter: ​​​Hairstylist

Monica began her career 17yrs ago in a small salon as a shampoo girl in Pennsylvania. Through hard work and dedication to the beauty industry she evolved into a talented stylist. As a licensed cosmetologist, she spent 10yrs of her career in an education focused salon and spa. 

In 2013 a move to Oneonta NY helped shape Monica's career. She continues to focus on education so she can stay current on the ever changing trends. She owns her own studio where she offers hair cuts and color.

Monica joined Gina Tarbell Artistry in 2015.