About Melissa

Melissa has been dolling up ladies and dappering up gents professionally since 1999. Growing up in Southern California, her glamour career started behind the makeup and wig counter at her family-owned costume shop, Would You Believe?. You could also find Melissa backstage at theatre productions -- running the makeup, wig, and costume department -- during her years at Pasadena High School. Melissa was an active member of the South Pasadena Masonic family (PHQ, MM, and Grand Bethel Officer of Job's Daughters), the Holy Family Church, and volunteered at the South Pasadena Convalescent Home as a companion.

Since graduating Pasadena City College Department of Cosmetology in 2002, Melissa has worked extensively on set for TV commercials, infomercials, films, and photo campaigns.

Melissa has been a happy hairstylist in Los Feliz for over six years. She had the joy of working at the Dollhouse Salon for three years, which lead to hair & makeup opportunities at popular music festivals like Coachella and Vegoose. Through the Dollhouse, Melissa was also introduced to the Los Angeles Derby Dolls, where she's been a proud makeup room sponsor (aka part of the "Glam Squad") since 2006.

Most recently Melissa has specilized in vintage and pinup hairsdressing and has worked extensively with Pinup Girl Clothing. Her signature retro inspired hairstyle the, "Missy Middy", is a versatile cut that can cover both modern and vintage looks.

Outside of the salon, Melissa is a long distance cyclist and an active member of the AIDS Lifecycle community. She has happily "Roadie'd" and cycled the 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles twice, and plans to raise over $7,000 for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center/San Francisco AIDS Foundation as she completes her third tour in June 2012.

Melissa is certified through the Redken Specialist Connection. She currently has a station at The Beauty Studio, and is available for all of your current or retro hairstyling and makeup needs!