Melissa was born and raised in Virginia. She found her passion for makeup when she began performing in theater and dance. Her passion grew in college, and in 2014, she was hired to work as an independent contractor for the bridal company, "GoGo Gorgeous,"in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 2016, she started her own artistry business, "The Beauty Muse." Through building this business, she had many opportunities to share her knowledge of beauty with both clients and fellow artists. In March 2018, she trained professionally at Victoria Duke's Academy of Glam in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where she not only received a certificate in makeup artistry, but received a personal mentorship from Victoria Duke herself. In 2019, Melissa moved to Los Angeles to pursue even more training in television, film, airbrush, and special fx. She trained for 7 months under some of the top artists in the industry, at Cinema Makeup School, where she graduated January 2020.
Melissa strives to not only be a makeup artist on sets and behind the scenes, but to help educate the every day woman on how to build self confidence through the art of makeup.
"When you see a confident woman walk into the room, that is real beauty."
As we continue to figure out what the makeup and hair industry looks like moving forward with COVID-19, Melissa has pursued further education on how to best keep her clients safe and out of harms way. You can trust that her team is up to date on all the newest standards and their kits are always cleaned thoroughly after each use.
For business inquiries, you can email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
or reach her through instagram @mellybeauty.mua.
Melissa's services are currently available in the DMV area and beyond!