Our Team

THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST

Tara Lynn Baeza

Owner, Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Master Cosmetic tattoo artist.

Tara Lynn’s journey as an artist began at a very young age with sketching and drawing. Music and theatre expanded her creativity which introduced her to the world of make up artistry – little did she know, this hobby was the start of her forever career.

Her career as a make up artist took off in 2004. Soon after, she realized skin care was a passion and in 2006 she attended Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California and became a licensed Aesthetician where she continued to practice medical aesthetics. In 2010, this California native went where the wind carried her, landing her in Philadelphia, PA.

From then ‘til now Tara Lynn has had the opportunity to wear almost every hat in her industry. From working in spa’s, to working NY Fashion Week, QVC, bridal, spa management, regional trainer & executive. She’s trained well over a hundred aestheticians and artists in her career in brow shaping and permanent makeup.

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After quite a few years working in the corporate beauty world, Tara Lynn had a calling to go back to what truly made her happy, which was medical aesthetics, doing brows & making clients feel their best. Fascinated by Microblading, and seeing how it was so life changing for so many women & men, she decided to get trained and certified in 2015. It was then Tara Lynn found her true calling – her career as a permanent makeup artist took off organically and very quickly.

In 2017, Tara Lynn opened up her own studio  @birdsofpreyaesthetics in the heart of South Philadelphia. In just a few short years Birds of Prey Artistry and Aesthetics has blossomed into a full permanent makeup and medical aesthetics studio with an amazing team of artists, medical aestheticians, and injectors as well as the best clients a business could possibly ask for!

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Amanda Brizzi

Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Laser Tech & Certified Access Bars practitioner

Amanda completed her esthetics training in 2017 at the Jean Madeline Institute where she graduated at the top of her class. A New Jersey native and Philadelphia transplant, she began her career as an assistant to one of Philadelphia’s most notable make up artists. Skincare has always been a passion for Amanda ever since she struggled with her own skin as a teenager. She approaches every client with empathy and is committed to finding the very best solution to help you reach your skincare goals. Her medical aesthetics training in Aerolase laser and SkinPen microneedling has allowed her to expand the treatment options for her clients and give them beautiful, long lasting results. When she’s not at Birds of Prey, you can find her on stage singing with one of her many musical projects. For more about Amanda, like and follow her on Instagram at @amanda_bee_esthetics

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Allison Gretsuk

Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Laser Tech, & Junior Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

After 7 years as a makeup artist, Allison took the next step to branch into the business of helping people. She is now a licensed aesthetician who has practiced since May 2018 and joined the BOP team January 2019. She began apprenticing under Tara in July 2020 and has been perfecting her cosmetic tattooing ever since. She loves all things self care and brings her sense of humor to any potentially unpleasant service to put clients at ease. Brow shaping is one of her favorite services because a simple wax can reframe the whole face. Outside of working with amazing clients and a passionate team, Allison is an artist and musician who resides in South Philadelphia. Allison is at the studio weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for permanent makeup, and Fridays and Saturdays for all other services.

You can follow Allison’s skin care page on Instagram @Obscura.esthetics

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Ryan Bayler

Scalp Micropigmentation & Freckling Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

In 2018, Ryan sparked interest in the cosmetic tattoo industry and started apprenticing with Tara Lynn Baeza, Master artist, and owner of Birds of Prey, shortly after Ryan took a course in Scalp Micropigmentation (aka ‘SMP’). SMP mimics the look of tiny hair follicles, creating the appearance of hair density, a beneficial treatment for both men and women with thinning or receding hairlines. Ryan is a natural at his craft and enjoys being able to help to build confidence in others. Ryan also is your go- to for flawless beauty marks and tattooed freckles. Outside work, Ryan enjoys producing music and spending time with family and his animals.

You can follow Ryan’s page on Instagram @phillysmp

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Glenn Rosen, MD

Meet Our Medical Director

Dr. Rosen is excited to continue growing his practice, Parkside Family Medicine, in East Falls, Philadelphia, PA. He is a second-generation physician, following in the footsteps of his uncle. After graduating from West Chester East High School, Dr. Rosen received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Rosen earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in Family Medicine and served as Chief Resident at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rosen has been Board Certified in Family Medicine since 2002. Since residency, Dr. Rosen has been a partner at Parkside Family medicine which was founded in 1972. Dr. Rosen’s special interests include sports medicine, diabetes, cardiology, and comprehensive family care. He understands that each patient is unique and strives to work within a patient’s belief system with regards to their health. Dr. Rosen knows that there is a lot of information available today and wants to help guide individuals to make the best possible decisions about their medical care.

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La-Tasha Walker

Injector

La-Tasha RN, BSN first started her career as a Cosmetologist trained in hair, skin and nails at Jean Madeline Aveda Institute. She then worked at Elizabeth Arden Salon in King of Prussia in the early 2000’s as a hair stylist and aesthetician. Then pursued her Nursing degree. La-Tasha has worked in various areas in medicine including the operating room, where her passion grew into cosmetic surgery and aesthetics. She decided to merge her two loves of aesthetics and medicine and start her journey as an aesthetics nurse. She was trained at ILM for both laser and Cosmetic Injections. La-Tasha is a big believer in continued education and has traveled from, New York, Mississippi and Florida for advanced trainings.

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Laura Dahl

After years of considerable interest in the beauty and skin care industry, Laura decided in 2020 to study aesthetics at the Jean Madeline Institute. She is excited to join the Birds of Prey Artistry & Aesthetics team and continue her education and experience alongside them. She is dedicated to working with clients’ individual needs to develop a catered skin regime to allow them to feel their most confident. As someone who feels her best with clear and glowing skin, Laura’s main objective is to assist clients in achieving this through customized facials, hair removal, and designing a personalized home-care routine. Outside of work, Laura enjoys getting out of the city and into nature with her dog, staying active, and spending time with friends and family. You can follow her skin-care journey on Instagram @dahledup 

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Dana Davis

Studio Coordinator

Dana has many years experience in customer service, administration and events planning, working for a wide variety of creative independent businesses throughout her career. Her journey for supporting the local Philadelphia arts and small business community has led her to the Birds of Prey front desk as the Studio Manager and Coordinator. When she’s not at Birds of Prey, you can find her performing with one of her musical projects or attempting to make friends with every dog that crosses her path.