A bit about me

About Me

Treat your makeup like jewellery for the face. Play with colours, shapes, structure – it can transform you.

-Francois Nars-

Melissa is a freelance Make-up & Hair Artist based in Berkshire, Surrey & Hampshire

Melissa grew up in Hong Kong, a city where diversity and culture exposed her to many different powerful and well-groomed women as well as skin tones, bone structures and desires. Her interest in makeup really developed when she started hosting makeover sessions at secondary school and noticed how her work was transforming her girlfriends into more beautiful & confident young women. She went on to study a degree in fashion & styling in London which exposed her to working backstage at London Fashion Week, assisting the styling teams, learning from some of the most talented hair and artists.

Melissa’s passion for makeup grew when she took on a part-time job at Space NK whilst continuing her studies. After 6 years of working with Space NK, she received training from prestigious makeup brands such as Nars, Laura Mercier & Shu umera and has picked up many trade secrets along the way. She later went on to train with celebrity makeup artist Mai Lee from the Mai Lee Beauty Academy where she enhanced her ability as a professional bridal, fashion & editorial makeup artist. In her vast makeup kit you will find luxury & professional brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Nars, By Terry, MAC, Chantecaille, Hourglass & Laura Mercier. Melissa also creates flawless finishes with Temptu airbrushing which is a great option for her Bridal clients.

Melissa also went on to train in bridal and event hairstyling with a variety to of different courses and workshops under her belt, she offers a variety of contemporary styles from bohemian up dos, pretty plaits, half up styles and glamorous waves. A very special part of finishing the look is when she is asked to decorate the hair styles with fresh flowers or pretty hair pins. The extra pop of colour or sparkle can take a pretty special hairstyle to another level. In her hair kit you will find Kenra professional products, Ghd, Cloud Nine, Hair Tools and Bumble & Bumble.

Melissa says “To see her bride’s face light up when she first glances into the mirror, admiring herself and the look we created together, is the most rewarding feeling. Having a job that gives so much and means so much to others is a very special thing – that is the fuel for my passion”

Mel! Thank you so much for making my beautiful best friend look even more beautiful on her big day. And thank you for my lovely make up, I have never had so many compliments. You are amazing and your professional calm manor was really appreciated and needed with all those nerves. Well done you! Xxx
-S. Glover (Maid Of Honour)-

Thank you SO much!You were such a calming influence and did my make up absolutely perfectly, it lasted all the way until 2:45am and I got lots of lovely compliments, thank you so much! Sam looked beautiful too and thanks for stepping in to help my Mum! Xxx
-K. Arnison (Bride)-

Thanks for everything on the day, I couldn’t have been happier. It was amazing thank you xx
-Becky (Bride)-