I have had the opportunity to not only work with Melissa and her team on multiple occasions but I’ve also had my own hair and makeup done by Melissa. She is truly a master of her craft. Below you will find her Q&A along with some images from her session I had the honor of shooting.
If you could describe your style in three words what would they be?
I call my style of hair a beautiful disaster. You know, that beautiful, messy, beautiful, I woke up like this look. And for makeup, I am known for really enhancing every clients best features and not changing their look but making them feel more glam than every day.
What does classic bridal mean to you?
Classic bride to me represents Ester Lauderesque beauty. That elegant but subtle look that will still be on trend 10 years from now.
Will you be the main artists the day of?
That depends on the day. I am lucky to have a team of artists who have been with me for years. If I book one of my assistants, they will do a trial run with them.
How do you ensure the hair / makeup lasts and looks great in photos?
Well, we always say, makeup is waterproof and sweat resistant. So products we use are meant to last. If a bride wants to leave her hair down, we try to be real and say, hair will do what hair does. Setting realistic expectations is important.
How many weddings do you take per day? How many weddings have you done?
We don’t take any more than we can handle as a team. We want our clients to have a great experience. Since 2006, over 1000 for sure. We have averaged 200 plus a year.
How long does hair / makeup usually take per person?
We take 1 hour for both hair and makeup.
Is the bride responsible for bringing anything with her day of?
We are a full service company and we provide everything. She just needs to bring herself and a happy heart!