I have always been passionate about hair and makeup but after I worked my first wedding in 2014 that passion exploded. I knew I had to specialise in working with brides because I love being a part of the wedding morning – it is such special time.
I have a background in holistic therapy and I ensure to create a calm and relaxed environment for you whilst I work to create your vision.
I will listen to your needs and discuss with you any concerns whilst adding in my natural romantic style. For hair I love to create soft, relaxed and effortless styles. My makeup work is fresh and flawless with emphasis on glowing skin and mesmerising eyes.
I keep my hairstyling and makeup skills up to date with ongoing training, workshops and styled shoots.
I have taken many years putting together my makeup & hair kit, ensuring that only the best products and tools that achieve a high quality finish and long lasting results are included. These include:
WELLA, KERASTASE, GHD, CLOUD9, CHARLOTTE TILBURY, BY TERRY, CHANTECAILLE, MAC, NARS, GIORGIO ARMANI, HOURGLASS, LAURA MERCIER, DIOR, URBAN DECAY, STILA & TEMPTU AIRBRUSHED MAKEUP.
A little bit about my background… I grew up in Hong Kong, a city where diversity and culture exposed me to many different powerful and well-groomed women as well as skin tones, bone structures and desires.
My experience includes working backstage at London Fashion Week, assisting the styling teams, learning from some of the most talented stylists.
I worked at at Space NK for 6 years where I received training from prestigious makeup brands such as Nars, By Terry, Laura Mercier & Chantecaille and picked up many trade secrets along the way. Later, I went on to train with celebrity makeup artist Mai Lee at her Beauty Academy where I learnt professional bridal, fashion & editorial makeup artistry.
Melissa is an absolute angel. She made me feel so comfortable from the second I met her, and worked tirelessly and patiently to help me have the hair and make up I wanted for my wedding day :)
The trial was great, and afterwards I knew I had made a great decision in booking Melissa.
She was such a calming presence on my wedding day, and really helped to ground me when I was feeling nervous. She went out of her way to help me with every little thing that she could tell was bothering me, even without me saying (like fetching different size straighteners out of her car to tame my baby hairs) and gave me the most amazing princess hair and natural, glowy make-up for the day. I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a hair and make up artist. Not only is she super, super talented, she is a really lovely person!
Thank you, Melissa, for making my wedding day absolutely perfect! Everyone adored my hairstyle and makeup, which lasted flawlessly throughout the entire day and night. I am also grateful for your expertise in providing makeup and hairstyles for my mother and bridesmaid, who only speak Italian. Your kindness and professionalism were truly exceptional. I sincerely hope that all brides have the same wonderful experience that I had on such a momentous day and I am sure they will choosing you!
I cannot thank Melissa enough for how beautiful she made me feel our wedding day.
It has taken me a while to find the words that express how incredible Melissa was through the entire wedding process. Even now, I'm not sure I can truly express our gratitude. Our wedding was postponed several times due to covid and every time Melissa made changing the dates easy and was understanding throughout. Emails were responded to quickly and not only was she incredibly professional, she made us all feel so special. Prior to the wedding, Mum and I travelled to Hampshire for my wedding trial. Melissa welcomed us in to her home, took the time to understand my vision and created a natural, yet special look.
On the day, Melissa was nothing short of wonderful. Everyone felt relaxed, natural and were glowing.
My only wish, is that we lived closer so that you can beautify me for every special occasion!