Tanya grew up in Kiev the daughter of a skilled machinist and a housewife. Educated in Kiev, Ukraine with a degree in what was then called a barber. In the early 70s she was trained in European beauty techniques and became interested in, and trained in, hair removal in the 80s.
She moved to the United States in 1989 and began working in a conventional Los Angeles beauty salon. Her nine years of gaining invaluable customer service experience in salons, followed by four years in the hospitality industry, convinced Tanya that her European approach to hair removal was superior to ordinary methods.
Tanya founded The Wax Shop only after perfecting her hair removal method, developing a way to train others on its expert use and searching to find an organic honey wax, which combined with her unique method, rendered the process virtually discomfort free.
Today Tanya brings an exotic European flair to her salon and trains and manages the estheticians to maintain the highest standards of performance. The Wax Shop’s culture is serenely inviting, emphatically client-centered and totally discreet, helping both women and men to gain the benefits of smoother, cleaner appearing skin.
The Wax Shop serves many celebrities, but will never admit who they are or when they visit.