Melissa - Surrey
My career in the hair and makeup industry began 8 years ago after my professional training at West Thames College in London. Here I had the chance to indulge myself in my passion for beauty by studying a 4 year HND in Specialist Hair and Makeup.
Having also worked at MAC as part of their Pro Team I have experience working on lots of different skin types and tones.
Since completing training, I have had the honour of transforming hundreds of beautiful brides on their big day, as well as being lucky enough to work at amazing events across the UK and Europe. These include some of the top catwalks at the London and Paris Fashion Weeks, the BAFTAs, the European Film Awards and the Queen's Garden Party and Coronation.
I love TV and films and have had the honour of being part of the hair and makeup team for 'Strictly Come Dancing- It Takes Two', 'Miss Potter', 'The Other Man', 'Hugo', 'Jack Ryan' and 'Cycling Project on Lance Armstrong'.
I have also had the pleasure on working on photo shoots for companies such as Vidal Sassoon, Bafta, Ok Magazine, New Look, Ultimo & Lynx.
I draw much of my inspiration and style from my work in the fashion industry and am an avid follower of the latest trends and styles to ensure that I can provide the very latest styles. I love doing all sorts of hair and makeup, I especially love creativity and inventing new ways of creating something spectacular for you. In my kit I use lots of high end brands but also products which are natural, so whatever your needs, I can suit you.
"Planning the biggest day of your life is so stressful, so knowing I had lovely Melissa booked to do my make up on my big day was so reassuring and one less thing to worry about! Melissa is an absolute professional and completely amazing at what she does, I felt like an absolute princess on my big day like all girls should. My make up was perfect (along with my bridesmaids, mum and mother in law!) and lasted all day and night! I really couldn't have asked for better. Thank you so much Melissa, I cant wait for the next big occasion to book you again!”
Katie - September 2014
“Melissa did my bridal make up along with my sister and my mum. We all looked truly amazing. I have never had so many compliments on how beautiful I looked. I thoroughly recommend Melissa and look forward to using her again next time I need to look glam“
Jo Marron - July 2015
"Thank you to Melissa and Storme for doing the hair and make up for myself and my army of bridesmaids and (mums!) on my wedding day. Melissa was so calm and responsive to what people wanted, the whole morning was very relaxed. All of our hair and make up lasted the whole day and held well through the tears! Thank you, and I'd highly recommend you!"
Clare Parker - July 2016