Melanie: Hair & Makeup Artist, Mobile Spa/Salon Services
About this pro
Melanie was the on location hairstylist I used for my wedding. She did a fabulous job on me and my three bridesmaids. She listened to us, looked at photos and offered suggestions. She is also an exceptional makeup artist. She pays attention to detail, made sure we were all comfortable with our looks and was done in plenty of time for us to enjoy our day. I would definitely recommend this talented, versatile stylist to anyone who needs a skilled artist for a special event.Jun 23, 2016
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My goal is to offer the best customer service experience possible. I believe that as a hairstylist/makeup artist the key is communicate. I always listen to the clients wishes first. It is my job to translate ideas and perhaps photos into reality. I like to explore possibilities and share ideas before ever starting. Special days demand attention to detail, sometimes under pressure. I am very experienced in special event, high energy hairstyling/makeup platforms. I want to make sure the client is beautiful and comfortable with their look.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have 20+ years as a licensed cosmetologist. I have spent the last four years doing wedding hairstyling and makeup on location at Texas Resorts. I have done makeup and Hairstyling for body building competitions as well as various theatrical productions and have worked with the New Mexico Ballet. I have taken a semester of theatrical makeup at The University of New Mexico through the Fine Arts Program as well as many other courses such as HD makeup for film, Mac Pro courses and training with Jane Iredale.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Since I started as a hairstylist, I have always done special event hair and makeup for my clients. This led to me doing platform work on stage, The Ballet, hair shows, runway work and fashion shows. I love to do makeovers, invent special looks for special occasions and create character looks for film and stage.