Aveda/Avant Master Stylist, Director, AVANT Downtown

Tami has been with the AVANT team since we opened in February 2003. A 1993 graduate of the Hair Designers Academy, Tami started her career in Minneapolis at Rocco Altobelli. During that time she trained with many top instructors, including Oscar Bond from London, England. Tami came back to Grand Forks and worked at Beautz, Inc. and continued her career and education attending Tigi advanced training in Dallas, Texas, and IBS, Las Vegas. In 2003, Tami brought the experience and knowledge needed for our new business. Tami has continued her education at Avant attending every class that is offered…she loves to learn all she can to give her customers the newest and latest color trends and styles. Tami has attended the NYC Aveda Academy training with Ian Michael Black, London Aveda Academy color director, Jon Reyman, NYC Aveda Gloval Educator, Gerard Scarpaci, NYC Aveda Global Educator, Lupe Voss, Aveda Global Educator and Aveda Color Director/Creator. She has also attended various business classes on building a stylist business. Tami’s 25+ years in the industry says it all…she loves what she does every single day! Tami excels at the short and sassy cuts, and really loves giving a client a new look, both in color and style. Her knowledge of Aveda color and the Aveda products, and her strong technical skills is evident with every client that sits in her chair. As an educator, she also brings this to our new graduates that are taken through the AVANT Academy Training. Tami loves Grand Forks, her home, friends and family, and all her clients that have become great friends over the years.

Directors at AVANT
AVANT currently has 4 Directors, and they direct the education for all new AVANT stylist. These directors have attended many hours of color theory, basic form cutting, advanced cutting and color, advanced razor cutting, in addition to Advanced Color and Cutting classes with the Master’s at Aveda Academy NYC. All our new stylist spend months learning from our “master’s of education” at AVANT.
-Anne Zimmer, Owner