Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario Melissa has always had a passion for the arts. Graduating in the field of Business she was able to learn the managerial and ownership principles required for a successful career in the Business workforce. Learning some of the key concepts of Ecological Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). With a strong focus on trends, innovation and the digital economy. Learning Marketing, Advertising, Finance and Website Development. All the necessary key components for running a successful Business.
Melissa had been a model from the age of 16-26 years old and has appeared in local ads and magazine publications. With past representation from MIM in Ottawa, Ford in Toronto and MMG Toronto. Landing successful campaigns with international clients such as Walgreens, Trius Winery, Appleton Rum, LCBO and Aqua Fresh to name a few.
In 2008, she appeared on the Emmy award- winning real estate show Open House LA, a broadband video network by NBC Universal's Local Media. Allowing her to visit multi-million dollar homes in California and giving her input. Melissa spent two years of her time traveling back and forth between Canada and the United States where she was an independent blogger. Her daily blog covered Celebrity News, Beauty Tips and Tricks, sneak peek Fashion Finds and Trends, Hollywood Hotspots to check out and much more. The site lead to having an overnight success with a global and international readership worldwide, allowing the blog to become one of TMZ’s top followed blogs.
She has been a makeup artist for over 10 years and product specialist with one of Canada’s top leading makeup companies- MAC Cosmetics. Having years’ experience in both the modeling industry and cosmetic industry, Melissa has been teaching girls and women of all age groups knowledgeable cosmetic advice. She has taught at Models International Modeling Agency in Ottawa and at Sutherland Modeling Agency in Toronto. As a freelance makeup artist, she makes people look and feel great on and off camera. Melissa continues to enhance her talent and creativity through makeup as a freelance artist for bridal, prom, photo shoots and events. Based currently in Hamilton, servicing the GTA Toronto area, along with the 25 surrounding cities and towns.
Melissa is happy to tailor a flawless individual look for each bride she works with on their special day. Because your wedding day is the most important day of your life. She knows the importance and also how the process works with having worked at Kleinfelds as a Bridal Consultant. Watching her brides say "Yes, to the dress".
Melissa is a Certified Lash Technician that will conduct a thorough consultation to meet all your lash needs. Allowing you the opportunity to enhance your natural beauty. Melissa will help you select your personal customized lash look. From a wide range of synthetic or mink lashes that will take you from a natural to flirty or even a voluminous Kim K look.
Whether you are just looking for an over all glow, getting married, have an event or heading on vacation, Melissa is a Certified Spray Tan specialist with Canadian company NUDA. Offering high-quality airbush tanning in salon and mobile. NUDA is 100% vegan and 100% cruelty free. Free of paraben, gluten and nut oils. A water based solution that will not leave marks or a sticky feeling on the skin. Containing vitamin A, C and E, aloe, white tea and green tea extract. Why harm your skin in the sun when you can be tanned all year looking fabulous.
As a passion traveling is always one of the most memorable experiences one can have. She finds that the essence of traveling is an appreciation of the world’s diversity. Having been around the world it has opened her mind to becoming more knowledgeable. To such places as: Montreal, Toronto, New York City, Chicago, Florida, Denver Colorado, Utah, Los Angeles, Vegas, Cuba, Miami, Costa Rica, Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona, Sicily), Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui), Cabo St. Lucas, London, Paris, St. Tropez, Monaco, Greece and the Bahamas.
Now in her early mid 30's in addition to her love of Digital Media, Cosmetics, Traveling and Fashion; she has worked as a Personal Shopper and Stylist for luxury Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew in Women's Luxury Designer Wear and as a creative professional makeup artist with luxury brand CHANEL.
Melissa is advertised as a makeup artist for the Oakville Convention Centre as well as The Burlington Private Golf and Country Club. You can spot her on Youtube and advertised on The Knot.
Her persona, creativity, charming personality and energy are just a few of her great qualities.
Check out my professional gallery for a peek at some of my favorite looks.
$75 (Months: January-May and September-December)
$95 (Months: June, July, August due to high demand)
Bride: $175 *includes lashes
-Application takes 1 hour to 1.5
2-5 people: $95 each
6+ people: $75 each
- An application takes approx. 30-60 minutes to complete
- False eyelashes are available for $20 extra
- Complimentary light makeup for flower girls 7 years and under
Makeup For Engagement Shower
Bridal Reception Second Look
Mother Of The Bride/Groom
Bridal Consultation Trial
For a single consult: $90
- A trial is recommended 2-3 months prior to actual wedding
- Info will be recorded by the artist until the day
-Trials are done at your location (home/condo)
USA and International Services
-Flight, Travel, Accommodations, Meals must be provided
Professional Makeup Lesson
$165 / 1.5 hours
-To improve personal makeup skills
- Personal makeup kit evaluation
- Colour selection and current trends
- Tips and technique
- Reference chart will be provided
Girls Makeup Party
$200 /1 hour
-Invite 10 of your closest girl friends to find out all about makeup
-Step by Step application
-Makeup bag must haves
Faux lash Application: $20+ instant glam
Classic Lashes: $150 Full Set / $50 per half hour fill
Volume Lashes: $195 Full Set / $65 per half hour fill
Full Body Tan $50
Choose from: Latte, Moka or Espresso
Half Body $35
Choose between waist-down, or waist-up.
Rapid Premium $60
For the on-the-go clients. Suits every skin tone and controlled by the clients and when they will shower with Cappuccino colouring.
Contour Glow $70
Arms, Abs, Boobs, Booty...this tan will make your body stand out in all the right places.
Add-on's to any spray tanning service:
+ 7 Add a 3rd coat for a deeper tan (all spray tans include 2 coats)
+ 7 Add your choice of:
-DHA drops to provide an extra boost and raise the concentration with deepening the spray tan
-Pearl Shimmer for the instant J-lo Glow (Temporary Effect)
-Anti-Aging vitamin to help stimulate new skin cell growth and hydration
-Skin-Firming filled with antioxidants, photo-protection and anti-cellulite properties
+ 9 Exfoliating Mitt
An essential part in order to achieve optimal airbush tanning results.
Purchase a NUDA Body Exfoliating Mitt to prepare and help exfoliate away dead skin cells. This will help with replenishing vital moisture prior to sunless tanning.
**Any transportation out of district will require an additional fee applied to your invoice: Mobile Artist**
**50% deposit is required upon booking any bridal makeup services. Deposits are non-refundable with any cancelations**
**E-Transfer or Cash is accepted for payment methods**
**Parking and tolls must be paid by client**
**I DO NOT do hair services, unless light simple curls are asked for. No other services are provided**
**An early morning fee of $75 per artist is incurred for every half hour prior to 6:30 AM.**
**If a 2nd or 3rd artist is requested to shorten the time frame to get ready, an assistants fee will apply. $75**
**Gratuities and parking (if applicable) are not included in any pricing.**
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