Irina Bilka is an Award Winning, Internationally published Tampa-based freelance hair and makeup artist.

Originally from Siberia Russia, Irina developed a passion for doing hair in her teenage years. After graduating high school, Irina didnt waste any time and went straight to Loraine’s Beauty Academy in St.Petersburg Fl.,where she was recognized and awarded for being most artistic. Irina has worked at several salons in the Tampa Bay area while doing freelance work on the side. Her true passion though is working on editorial shoots, runways shows and tv where her imagination and skills are to no limit.


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Irina Bilka's work has appeared in several print and online publications including 7roar, PUMP, JM, BOSS, AS.I.BE, VOCESS, South Tampa, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Times, Vertical Tampa Bay, Florida Russian, Blackbook, Modern Salon, Orlando Wedding, Behind The Chair on Paper, Ocean Front, BRINK, Profiles 98 (Jamaica), Disconnect (Japan), Coiffure Beauty (Bulgaria), Ellements, FACEON(UK), LAPALME, Men Hairstyles Mag, Sabbychic, Beauty Launchpad and Home Shopping Network


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October of 2018, Irina was nominated and awarded for being one of the top 8 powerful and successful woman of the year for the Celebration Of Woman event presented by Events and Adventures Inc.

September of 2016, Irina won “Best Of The Bay” 2016 award by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay in best hairstylist category.

In December of 2016, Irina was named and awarded “2016 Tampa Small Business” excellence award in the category of hair salons.


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