Tanya Turton is a Black femme artist, specializing in hair-care, make-up artistry and community healing. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Toronto. Her love of storytelling and writing brought her to art.
Tanya is a licensed stylist and has worked in the beauty industry since 2007. While working in salons she had opportunities to be involved in all aspects of the industry including: client services, fashion shows, hair shows and television. In 2012, she graduated from the Ryerson Social Work program with a Bachelors of Social Work. She later went on to complete the George Brown Entrepreneurship certificate program in 2014.
In 2008, Tanya began her community work. Her love for community brought her to youth work and community development. With a background in facilitation and workshop development, Tanya has had an opportunity to use art to share skills and challenge oppression within multiple communities and organizations in Toronto.
Tanya Turton launched NiaZamar January 1st, 2015. After spending eight years in the beauty industry and community work, it became clear there was a gap. NiaZamar exist as a bridge and space for community to heal and blossom in creativity.