Hi, my name is Melissa and I am a professional makeup artist and hairstylist.
I’ve always loved makeup, I can remember wearing bright red lipstick as a teenager and the confidence that it gave me, an otherwise introverted and shy girl. After a bad experience with a makeup artist for my matric farewell, I decided to do my own makeup on my wedding day, as well as helping my bridesmaid with hers and it turned out beautifully. Looking back, I think this is what first sowed the seed that I could do makeup, not just my own but others’ as well.
Makeup got me through one of the toughest times in my life, it literally kept me sane and gave me something to look forward to. So after years of loving makeup and hair transformations and dreaming about what I would and could do, I finally pushed my fears aside and took the leap to get qualified.
After doing makeup for some time, I then realised that I needed to provide my brides with professional hair services to make their special day easier. I have never looked back, and the more people I help the more it confirms that I made the right decision to embark on this beautiful, exciting journey.
There is absolutely nothing as amazing as the look in someone’s eyes when they see themselves in a different light and they realise for the first time in a long time, or even ever, how beautiful they truly are. This is what makes doing this so worthwhile!