Tanja’s artistic abilities not only include the gifts of hair and makeup, but a personality that understands a Bride’s needs for her special day. Along with specializing in Bridal Hair & Makeup, Tanja also works in the TV and fashion industry in New York City . She graduated from the University of Michigan and received her BFA concentrating in painting and photography. She then entered into the fashion industry as a model. Here is where she learned her hair and makeup skills over the years. She is also an accomplished artist exhibiting her paintings and photography in galleries.Tanja primarily uses Mac makeup along with personally chosen products of other beauty lines that she considers excellent. She offers her secret beauty tips at trials that help Brides prepare to look their best on their wedding day.
"To have flawless makeup that last from morning till night, I have discovered applying the makeup traditionally using a combination of silicone based primers and foundations give the best results that look great in person and also for pictures. Silicone helps smooth out the texture of rough complexions, controls oil, fills and minimizes pores and lines so that the foundation glides on evenly, requiring less for a smoother, longer lasting look. I find this technique works great especially great for oily skin during the hot summer months. It gives a very light, even feeling with complete coverage that does not settle in creases as the hours go by. All of my brides say that their makeup lasted until late at night, looked and felt natural. I use this technique on myself and never need to retouch my makeup all day. "
Tanja also offers airbrush makeup when requested by her clients.