Meet the Owner

A Touch of MUAH's founder, Tatiana, prides herself in her ability to skillfully and professionally service both hair and makeup needs, and is an artist that is deeply inspired by innovation and surfacing her client's inner beauty. Her passion for make-up and hair began at the age of 9 when her client-base quickly grew from Barbies, to family and friends, and friends of family. By the time she reached her senior year of high school, she knew two new things about herself: she wanted to be a beautician, and was destined to become an entrepreneur. During her senior year of high school, she started Cosmetology School as a part-time student, through a Regional Occupational Program several bay area high schools participated in, that later helped her get her license after graduating and passing the California State Board Examination for Barbering and Cosmetology.

After becoming a licensed Cosmetologist at the age of 19, she worked at MAC Cosmetics for a few years while she was an undergraduate student at San Jose State University, studying Business with a concentration in Accounting. After leaving MAC, Tatiana managed to wear many different career hats to help pay for her education. She worked as an accounting assistant, waitress, and front desk admin in the dorms, while she continued to provide hair and makeup services for her regular clients. And, through networking at these various jobs, she made a connection that changed her life and opened many doors. From joining a law firm, starting in an accounting role and quickly transitioning to a patent paralegal, she wrapped up her final year of college, and hit the ground running!

Tatiana has now worked as a patent prosecution paralegal and an on-site event makeup and hair stylist, in parallel, for 9 years. She has also founded A Touch of MUAH, is an inventor and owner on a beauty inspired US patent, and is proud to say that she has the opportunity to put her passion for innovation and beauty to work every day. So, there is no question she is a hard-worker that is determined to succeed at her job and bring you the client experience you deserve.

Tatiana also leads a highly trusted and talented team of experienced makeup artists and hair stylists that work beside her, all of whom are dedicated to making you look and feel your best, so please be sure to let us know your needs and beauty vision on our Contact Us page, and we will be sure to bring you our creativity and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you on your big day!