Meet the Artist

Alina

Alina

Quick Facts: Alina is originally from Ukraine but has been living in Washington, D.C. for 2.5 years. She has a 4-year-old daughter and a husband with whom she loves to travel across the USA. Three days a week, Alina works as a lead teacher in a preschool, where she teaches art, sculpture, mathematics, and logic. She is an artist by education and an art historian-appraiser. In her free time, she paints animal portraits with watercolors, a hobby that helps her relax and unwind.

Beauty Background: Alina trained in Ukraine under Maria Samkharadze, who works on major Ukrainian television projects and collaborates with celebrities. She has 3.5 years of experience as a makeup artist, having worked with notable figures and politicians from Ukraine. Alina is always learning and improving her skills.

Fav Makeup Product: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Beautifying Face Palette - the highlighters give the skin an incredibly healthy glow.

Favorite Beauty Hack: For a healthy and beautiful skin glow use Chanel highlighting fluid under the foundation.

From the Artist: "I don't transform people beyond recognition; I highlight and enhance the beauty that nature has given. You remain yourself but become the best version of yourself."


Portfolio

Testimonials

  • "We are so incredibly thankful for having the MAB team by our side on our wedding day. They were so incredibly flexible with all my million questions and requests.... At the last minute we made some changes that were throwing off our schedule for the day and their team continued to be beyond flexible and added another artist to our team. We are so glad to have gone with MAB for our hair/makeup on the big day and we couldn't recommend them enough!"
    Neha V
    Neha V
    Bride (Sept. 2023)
  • "Everything from the first touch point to wedding day was flawless...Their team is incredible, so organized and one of my favorite vendors I worked with...Cannot recommend enough!"
    Jordan K.
    Jordan K.
    Bride (March 2024)
  • "MAB Studio made my hair and make-up vision come to life! When I had my trial sessions, both artists made recommendations that I would not have considered myself that truly brought my vision to life. This means a lot especially as someone who is not always comfortable in full make-up. I am so grateful to have worked with such experts in their craft! "
    Anna S.
    Anna S.
    Bride (Sept. 2023)
  • "I had a phenomenal experience working with MAB. The booking process was so easy, the bridal trial was perfect (a must!) and very convenient to plan with the artists/stylists. I loved not having to worry about the day-of timeline AND the artists/stylists all showed up early, which really eased my nerves. I am absolutely obsessed with how it turned out and got so many compliments, especially from my groom! Thank you, thank you, thank you! "
    Emma S.
    Emma S.
    Bride (Aug. 2023)
  • "We got married in May 2023 and I would high recommend Makeup by Ana B. I found them in summer of 2022 and they were available for my date needed. It was difficult looking for other hair/makeup vendors and trying to piece together the cost and if they were available, that is why I recommend makeup by Ana B! It is one stop shop for all of your hair and makeup needs. They will provide you with the best hair and makeup artists and it was a great experience start to finish!"
    Emily N.
    Emily N.
    Bride (May 2023)