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PAMELA RATHKE
Owner & CEO, Hair & Make Up Artist, Event Planner & Photographer

Pamela Rathke has over 28 years of experience in the salon industry ranging from hair and makeup artistry for many upscale salons such as Saks Fifth Ave "Red Door Salon & Spa", Jeanette's Salon & Spa, including owning a full service salon & photography business "Pamela's Beauty Secrets LLC" serving  the San Antonio & Austin area  for over 17 years.

Her experience includes all hair and makeup services for weddings, film production, TV spots, video, modeling & advertising agencies, pageants, and working with local and national photographers and celebrities.

Pamela has worked with local and national pageants including former Miss Texas who won first runners up and Miss Congeniality. Pamela is also a former model and modeling instructor and loves to work with her girl’s image (walking, sitting, interviewing, and body language) to help them succeed in every way possible.

Pamela has appeared on many networks & hired by many agency’s nationwide including:

  • Fox News interviews "Governor Rick Perry" with Gretta VanSusteren & Sean Hannity-- Key Hair & Makeup artist.
  •  Soap opera, Malibu California with Tonya Harding --Key Makeup & Hair.
  • Univision, Italian TV, Israeli TV, London News, KVUE & KSAT News. ( Key Hair & makeup) 
  • The Learning Channel as "2006-2007"  Universal Royalty Pageants (Key Hair & Makeup)
  • TLC  -Toddlers & Tierra’s ( Key Hair & makeup) 
  • MTV U-Campus Invasion Music Festival 2007. ( Key Hair & makeup) 
  • Fox News, Live news coverage. ( Key Hair & makeup) 
  • Polo Magazine, Tommy Lee Jones & Dawn Jones,  Miami Florida ( Key Hair stylist) 
  • Random House publishing company, New York, Rue McClanahan. (Key Hair & makeup) 
  • Ancira Winton Chevrolet commercials. ( Key Hair & makeup)  
  • Wayne Wright Commercials. ( Key Hair & makeup) 
  • Bart Durham TV spots out of Malibu, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Antonio. ( Key Hair & makeup) 
  • Ray Feyo, Fiesta TV spots. ( Key Hair & makeup) 
  • Rodeo Roundup working with DJ’s Winston & Alice 104FM, San Antonio. ( Key Hair & makeup) 
  • Rodeo Roundup .Kase 101fm, Bama, Rachel & Rob .( Key Hair & makeup) 
  • TV spots for the San Antonio Spurs & the Coyote. ( Key Hair & makeup) 
  • Political spot for Judge Jan Patterson Austin, Texas.  ( Key Hair & makeup)
  • Many TV spots & Independent Films nationwide. ( Key Hair & makeup)
  • NFL MVP Deon Sanders & Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples "Feed the children TVspot" Key Hair & Make up.
  • Governor Rick Perrys & George W Bush Adviser Ray Sullivan fox interviews- Key Hair & Make up   

Pamela’s extensive training in Los Angeles, Texas, Chicago and New York has shown in her personal style and professionalism. Importantly she is a licensed cosmetologist since 1984.

She feels a very strong desire to stay educated in the current trends to accommodate each person’s needs, and have letters of recommendation along with references from advertising agencies and production companies.

Come see why she is the most talked about stylist in the Austin area with affordable rates.
Pamela Rathke

DEBI RAMOS
Hair & Make Up Artist

Bella Deb is a master stylist and makeup artist and also the daughter of the late Israel “Chapo” Ramos, who was a talented custom boot maker of Texas. With the family’s talent history and Debi’s love for the clothing fashion, her passion for hair and makeup began at an early age while modeling for J.C. Penny. That was when she discovered hair and makeup were her talents. She entered the industry soon after and began building her career at high end Austin salons.

Debi had the privilege to study with the best; L’Oreal Professional Hair Academy in New York City, Cinderella Hair Extensions, Redken in New York, with the late Paul Mitchell and also with son Angus with Paul Mitchell Hair Systems, and many many more.

Her experience and talent include working with ALL hair types- straight and ethnic hair. From her radiant blondes, dimensional brunettes, stunning reds, intense crazy hair color designs. Debi enjoys sculpting each client into her own work of art. She also spent her career creating award winning styles for fashion shows, television and bridal expos in Texas and Mexico. Debi uses her 30 years of experience and training to execute her vision. She trained many to do precision cuts, creative wedding styles and dynamic hair color. Her ability to do ethnic hair has amazed many and put her in a league of her own. She is one of the highest requested stylists in the Austin community.

In Addition to her expertise with hair and makeup, Debi is extremely talented in many aspects of Art, such as body painting, holiday decorating, jewelry designing and many other unique creations.

Remembering where she came from, Debi finds time to give back to the community- giving contributions to local charities and organizations.

With her flair, drive and talent, Debi continues to bring trendy styles, high end airbrush makeup and elegant wedding hairstyles to her clients, making them beautiful and gracious, and making her one of Austin’s best!

Debi Ramos

TARA BLAND
Hair & Make Up Artist

Tara Bland has always had a passion for the beauty industry. Whether giving her dad water perms as a young girl or doing hair and makeup on her friends for prom, she always had a love and passion for making others feel and look beautiful at a very young age.

After receiving her degree in accounting in 2005, thinking this would be her career path, it was becoming clearer that Tara’s love for beauty and fashion was building.

 Tara’s strong desire along with great confidence in others and having a unique creativity helped in her decision to take a turn in her career.

Tara decided to moved to Paso Robles, California in 2012 and continue her education in the beauty industry attending the Design school of Cosmetology. She felt this would give her the cutting edge in the industry by learning from some of the best in California. She graduated in 2013 and moved back to Austin, Texas to continue her life and career in the very place she felt was home.

Tara is very excited to be part of Pamela’s Beauty Secrets professional team and look forward to working with many brides to enhance their beauty with her God given talents.

  •  Training in Redken Color Collection (2013)
  • Certification and Advanced training in Hollywood Airbrush Makeup (2013)
  • Key stylist for the 2013 COF Fashion Show at Rio Rooftop.
  • Key stylist to the COTA Girls for the 2013 Formula 1 Races.
  • Lead hair and makeup for formal events, bridal portraits, weddings, and quinceaneras (2012-2013)
Tara Bland

PRISCILA BUSTOS
Hair & Make Up Artist

Priscila Bustos is a well known fashion event make-up artist and hairstylist with 8 years of experience in the industry. With a true passion for make-up artistry along with hair design, she is constantly training and attending continuing education classes. She is licensed in cosmetology and certified in print, media, bridal, and airbrush make-up.

Priscila sees beauty in everyone and loves how creative make-up artistry can transform and bring the best out in every woman for every occasion.

Priscila attended the Paul Mitchell Partner School in Dallas and graduated with honors. In addition to her many accomplishments Priscila also attended “Last Looks Make up Academy” where she was certified in Airbrush and bridal make-up in 2009.

All of her training didn’t stop there. She then decided to attend “Kandee Johnson's Glaminars” where she received advanced training in make-up artistry including a business course in 2010.

With her strong desire to be the “Best” in the industry she thrived on any training she could receive allowing her to add to her many talents to include a certification in eyelash extension application, body painting and once again another course in bridal makeup including another business and marketing class in 2013.

Priscila is very excited to be part of Pamela’s Beauty Secrets working alongside some of the most creative hair & makeup artist in Central Texas.

  • Lead hair & makeup artist: Working with numerous models and photographers for fashion shoots in and around the Austin area.
Priscila Bustos

LISA WELLS  
Hair & Make Up Artist 


bio coming soon. 

Lisa Wells

ROSE MOON 
Hair & Make Up Artist 


After years as administrative support professional, I decided to pursue my lifelong dream and love of the fashion & beauty industry.

I learned as a very young individual that I was wired to be creative. Working in this amazing industry I am able to express myself as a professional and artist. I have extensive training in many avenues of hair and makeup through continuing education.

This would include a 5 Day INTENSE color & haircut class with Toni & Guy academy in early 2014.  I feel as though my creative wiring shows in my every day look and style. This Industry brings me great satisfaction to see the joy in a clients face when they have a minor or major transformation, not to mention the friendships that follow.  

In fact in 2010, I won 3rd place in a regional competition for BEST Creative updos along with 2nd place for nail art.

I have had the privilege to work with many industry leaders who have helped mentor me to where I am today. I am very excited to work with the professional team at Pamela’s Beauty Secrets and look forward to working with YOU to enhance your natural beauty

2014 Universal Royalty Pageants Key (Hair & Makeup)

2012 – 2014 Many Fashion Photographers (Hair & Makeup)

2010-2014 Many weddings throughout San Antonio & Austin (Hair & Makeup)

Rose Moon

CATHERINE RYAN 
Hair & Make Up Artist 


Living as an Austenite for the past 11 years has been an exciting, and a very rewarding journey! Living in Austin which is abundant in the arts, and so full of rich culture, keeps fresh in my heart, and memory, of growing up in a family full of talent. Both of my parents were musician's, my mother was also a theater teacher, and my sister was an actress.

For five amazing years, before moving here to Austin, I collaborated with my mother, and my sister at our theatre company "Off Broadway Arts." It is my goal, and ultimate dream to become involved in local theatre. My true desire is to work in the film industry.

Below is a list of my skills sets, and experience:

Hair and make up for theatre productions of;
. Alice In Wonderland
. Romeo and Juliet

. Romeo and Juliet
. Macbeth
. A Midsummer Night's Dream
. Little Shop of Horrors
. Tons of Money
. Oklahoma

I am very knowledgeable in the use of airbrush make-up, and also have great experience working with wedding hair, and make-up.

Although I have seven years experience working with all hair types, and styles, for the past five years, I have focused more, and have been more involved with men's cuts, and styles.

Catherine Ryan

JAIME FERNANDEZ
Photographer

A native of Panama, Jaime comes from a long family line of photographers. Jaime's interest in photography began relatively early, as he was his high school's yearbook photographer and editor.

Jaime studied photography at the Georgia Art Institute. After graduation, he returned to Panama, where he operated and managed his family's photography studio and postcard business.

Later, he worked as a freelance photographer for a variety of international news agencies, covering political and military events in Central America. At the same time, he taught photography at a private Catholic university in Central America.

In 1988, Jaime joined the Associated Press. He worked there for four years, covering important political news events in Central America, and photographing persons known worldwide, such as Desmond Tutu and President Bush. In 1992, Jaime joined the staff of photographers of the Panama Canal, working as a photographer and as editor to the 80th Anniversary Book of the Panama Canal.

In 1995, Jaime began working as a freelance fashion, modeling and commercial photographer, opening a studio in downtown Panama and working with Physical, a modeling agency affiliated with Elite. His work during this time included photographing Miss Panama for the Miss Universe Pageant.

In 1999, Jaime moved to Austin with his wife and two children and continued his photography of weddings, models and fashion.

Jaime Fernandez

CHRIS HAYS
Photographer

Chris is a native Texan. Born in Austin, he was raised in the countryside halfway between Dripping Springs and Oak Hill. He attended Abilene Christian University after graduating from Dripping Springs High School in 1997.  The opportunity arose to travel abroad to Oxford, England and there he discovered his love for taking pictures.  Being a Print Journalism major at the time, he had no idea his little Canon A-1 camera with it's one 50mm lens would bring the world of photography into focus. After returning to campus, Chris' pictures were used for advertising to promote the "Study Abroad" experience.

Back at ACU, he delved into the photography world by getting a job on the school newspaper and yearbook. After completing his degree in Photojournalism he moved back to Austin where he interned with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Chris photographed TPWD photographer Earl Nottigham and his work was featured in the magazine and promotional brochures. Working with photographer Lorene Moore he photographed the bats at Devils Hole in west Texas. He also covered the Iwo Jima reenactment in Fredricksburg TX. You may find some of his photos featured in the Admiral Nimitz museum.

 After that, Chris became a photo lab technician, and then a photo lab manager for several years helping and teaching customers how to use their cameras for better use. Chris fell even deeper in love with photography after acquiring his first professional digital camera. He began to shoot more weddings and portraits shortly after, and then acquired a job for several years doing studio portraits taking pictures ranging from Children, to Firemen, to Clergy.

Chris approaches photography as nature embraces spring. You will find the colors vibrant, and full of life. The only difference is the art captured by Chris lasts not a season, but a lifetime.

Chris Hays

GERRY G GILES III
Photographer

bio coming soon.

Gerry G Giles III

CAMI GILES
Sales and Marketing Manager/ Event Planner

bio coming soon.

Cami Giles

ALEXIS HUNT
Event Planner/Coordinator

bio coming soon.

 
Alexia Hunt