My name is Tara O'Kelly, I am the owner of TOK Beauty, and while my business is to distribute some of my favorite beauty products, mainly to salons and spas, I would like to take a minute to introduce myself.
Born and raised in Ontario, I attended Wilfrid Laurier University and graduated with a Communications and Business degree. I was a normal teenager and young girl in my 20's, playing sports and hanging out with my friends and family. I loved to be social and was always the girl my friends turned to for makeup advice and a quick application before we went out. After graduating I began working for my Dad, and am grateful to have gained experience from his company in marketing, accounting, and mainly sales.
February 2014, I made the move to Calgary, Alberta! Like a lot of young Canadians moving to Calgary in these years, it was typically for an oil & gas position. I was no exception. I accepted a sales position in Calgary and was really enjoying it. The recession hit the economy, and at the end of 2015, I was laid off. At this point, I had fallen in love with Calgary, made new amazing friends, and was starting over in my career...again!
While the recession has been tough for many, I have looked at it as kind of a blessing. It forced me to pursue my passion. I began working at a salon to learn more about the industry, and certified myself as a makeup artist.
I knew I did not want to stop there and that I was destined to do more. I missed the sales life, and wanted to combine both my makeup and sales worlds. So, I started TOK Beauty! Distributing and selling some of my favorite beauty products in the market today. I started by distributing a product/service called SunnaSmile (all natural teeth whitening solution), and I am slowly building my portfolio.
Follow me along on my journey!