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 didn’t 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, runway shows and tv where her imagination and skills are to no limit.

Her work has appeared in publications such as Tampa Bay Times, Disconnect( Japan), Coiffure Beauty (Bulgaria), FACEON( UK), Elements ( LA) and many more . Trade magazines such as Modern Salon, Behind The Chair on Paper and back stage at runway show Alice and Olivia NYC Fashion week.

In January of 2011, Irina was the Grand Prize Winner of Sebastian's What's Next Awards. She had the opportunity to travel to NYC and style hair backstage at NYC fashion week with the Sebastian Professional team for Alice Olivia.

In March of 2013, Irina was the top 3 winner of Behind The Chair Braided hair Competition. She will have the opportunity to travel to Chicago and be mentored by a top celebrity hair stylist and have her work be featured in a worldwide updo book.

Irina Bilka is also the owner of her bridal company Elegant Wedding Hair and Makeup. Bridal hair and makeup services on location all around Florida. Her company was voted “The Knot Best of Weddings 2011, 2012 and 2013 Pick”.  For more information please visit

 Today, Irina Bilka divides her time between working with clients in her loft at Salon Lofts in South Tampa, managing her bridal company, working on editorial shoots, creating new tutorial dvd’s and taking care of her 5 year old son, Sebastian.  Her career as a fashion, runway, editorial hair and makeup artist continues to thrive taking her around the US where she is inspired by the surrounding beauty in everything and where new projects continue to challenge and fulfill her.

  • editorial features






    South Tampa


    Modern Salon

    Orlando Wedding

    Behind The Chair on Paper

    Ocean Front

    Vertical Tampa Bay


    Profiles 98 (Jamaica)

    Disconnect (Japan)

    Coiffure Beauty (Bulgaria)





  • photographers


    Azwah Saadiq

    Carol Plymill

    Jon Concelino

    Anna Katlova

    John Lloyd

    Janelle Lafond

    Anthony Chiang

    Casi Sanderman

    Wayne Collins

    AK Fotograf

    Wicked Lens Imaging

    Jenya Kushnir

    Kevin Sullivan

    Michael Schuhmann

    Crisean Dames

    Brian James


  • runway + television


    Francisco Azucar

    Jacka Saldana

    Ivanka Ska


    Alla K-Designs

    Dolly Donshey

    Swarovski Crystal

    HSN Guest Host for EZ Curler