Mel—expert colorist, stylist, and make-up artist—is a native New Yorker. Once a young punk on the Lower East Side, she’s now a polished, post-punk salon professional translating her experimental and edgy sensibility into bold but wearable looks for her sophisticated clientele. While vivid creative colors, pastels and every hue of platinum are her personal favorites, she also has a knack for intense reds, smoky brunettes and natural, sun-kissed balayage highlights. Her fans love her laid-back geometric cuts and loose layers and rule-breaking attitude. Mel does not believe that age or gender should pose any restrictions on personal style.
Mel is perceptive, accommodating, and friendly. A consultation with her will put you at ease about your cut or color—whether you are looking for a touch-up, a tweak, or a major change. Her priority is to create a style that you will be able to recreate and maintain at home. For some that means a lesson in brushwork and curling irons, for most it means a wash-and-wear cut that’s custom-designed to last. Her clients rave that they only need to see Mel every three or four months.
Mel graduated from the Aveda Advanced Academy in Downtown New York City at age 18 and has been working in top salons and high-pressure editorial situations ever since. She has worked for Rusk, L’Oréal, American Crew and with the Oscar Blandi team sharpening her skills and developing her fashion-world connections. She’s also worked backstage doing hair and make-up for countless runway shows.
Mel is a lifesaver for all kinds of special events, adding a shimmery certain something with her elegant, natural approach to make-up. She never overdoes it—unless, of course, you want her to. Busy New Yorkers take note: Mel will save you time at the bathroom mirror and send you out the door with priceless confidence.
$140,Long Hair Cut (Blow-Dry included)
$140,Short Hair Cut
$200,Partial Highlights/Hair Painting/Balayage/Ombre
$250,Full Highlights/Hair Painting/Balayage/Ombre