Melanie has over fifteen years of experience in the hair and makeup industry. She began her training at the Coiffure Beauty School near St. Louis, Mo. before moving to the east coast which catapulted her career in bridal, editorial, fashion, runway, television, pageants, and commercials.
She made her mark in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Melanie gained invaluable experience working as an educator for Kevin.Murphy. Melanie strengthened her skills and was given the opportunity to work with the best professionals in the industry. While working as an educator, she presented numerous classes to salons on the east coast.
The list of clients Melanie has done work for includes Proctor and Gamble, Oxygen, USO, HGTV, Miss United States Pageant, Rohm and Haas, Xtends Hair Extensions, and numerous runway pageant shows. Her work has been featured in magazines such as DC Modern Luxury, Fiesta, Brilliant, as well as, several bridal blogs such as Ruffled Blog.
Melanie is available for work mainly on the east coast, but is available worldwide for bridal and commercial events, as well as, salon services.
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I am so excited to review a new stylist! I found Melanie through a search for colorist near Burke. I loved my previous stylist but It's hard for me to get out to Fairfax on a weekday. I also LOVED all the styles and colors on Melanie's Instagram pages! Making an appointment was easy and we had a short phone consult so I could convey the challenges that I tend to have with my hair. I had another consult with Melanie and she educated me on a few things about toning my color after a few weeks to avoid the "yellow and brassy" look. I hate that look on me! I loved the way my new color blends with my overall hair look. I also wanted to get a shorter cut for easy management but I didn't want to have my big ole chub cheeks showing too much! Pricing is in line with salons in the area. She did an excellent job with no rush cuts! I can't wait to return and am so glad to find a fabulous person close to home!
Melanie was absolutely wonderful. I came in to fix some horrible ombre work I had done a while back, and Melanie knew exactly what was going on in my head and totally delivered. The cut and color are beautiful. Thanks girl!! Highly recommend.
Where do I even begin? Melanie is a magic maker and a color genius! She is passionate about what she does. She is not only professional but also fun to be around. I always leave the salon with my expectations surpassed. On top of it all, the compliments I get on my hair are astounding. Everyone loves it. I love it. I won't go anywhere else! If you're reading this, look no further. Just book her!
My 12 y/o wanted a pixie cut, after having long hair for years. She did all the research herself for a stylist and found Melanie on Yelp, which led us to her Instagram. She was certain the fabulous before and after photos proved Melanie was her gal...and she was right! She could not be happier with her new cut, and, equally important, her experience with Melanie. She made sure my daughter was comfortable every step of the way. We were excited and nervous going in, but she quickly put us at ease. Melanie - she could not stop saying, "I LOVE my haircut!!" when we got home! A very big thank you from us! You've given my girl an extra boost of confidence as she enters a new middle school. Her first grown-up haircut experience could not have gone better. Much aloha and continued success!!!
I have thin (and thinning) wavy hair. After wearing it long for a few years I was ready for something short, and did a lot of research on cuts and stylists. Melanie listened to what I was looking for and gave me one of the best cuts I've ever had. Highly recommended!
MELANIE IS THE BEST HAIRSTYLIST EVERRRRRR!!! She is super kind, friendly, professional and has years of experience. She has been doing my hair for over 2 years and is AMAZZZINNNGGG!!!! Amazing color and cuts every time!! She did a red violet balayage ombre on me back in March and its held up amazingly! I get compliments on my hair EVERYWHERE I go!!!! I would reccommend Melanie to anyone who is looking for a great style!!
Saw some Yelp reviews of Melanie and decided to give it a try. I had a horrible haircut to begin with and was very unhappy with the color. Melanie was extremely thorough and thoughtful to what I wanted. My cut and color came out exactly how I wanted, I am super thrilled with it and will be going back to her. Overall a great experience and I look forward to going back.
This is my second time I have gone to Melanie to get my hair done & every time I go I love the work she does on my hair, I love my hair, thank you so much Melanie for the beautiful work you do on my hair
Melanie is absolutely wonderful! She actually listens to what YOU want! She put layers in my hair and I love them! My hair has movement again! I will definitely go back to her. Melanie is also super friendly and very easy to talk to. She's down to earth and makes the salon visit fun! I felt like I've known her forever! She's a very talented lady and I absolutely adore her!
Melanie is an amazing hair stylist & colorist!!! Not only is she super friendly, but she really knows her stuff! I can't begin to say how nice it was to have a real conversation with my hair stylist, & she cared, & engaged! This area can be so much about running you through the hair mill - at some of the bigger salons, but I much prefer someone who not only is damn good at what she does, but if I'm going to be sitting in a chair for hours, it'd be nice to be able to talk to somebody for awhile. And with that you also get to actually have what you really want, because she will listen to you and your wants & needs with your hair. She is Not rushed to kick you out of your chair because the next 5 clients are coming in. I loved my hair, & can't wait to go back & try something else fun!!! & lastly, she nailed red & blonde!!!! Very hard to do - coming from a natural redhead, I'm pretty picky. :) You won't regret going to see Melanie!