MAKEUP ARTIST AND BEAUTY EXPERT
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario Melissa has always had a passion for the arts.
Melissa had been a model for 10 years 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 worked with top leading makeup companies, having years of experience in both the modelling 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.
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 and MAC Cosmetics.
Her persona, creativity, charming personality and energy are just a few of her great qualities.
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