has been making people look and feel their best for 20 years in both
New York and California. She is a passionate hairstylist and believes
hairstyling is an art; her clients are her living canvasses. She is
an expert colorist and absolutely brilliant with finish work and up-styling.
with the status quo, Melinda is continually perfecting her craft with
advanced education and attending trade shows. Her commitment to continuing
her training resulted in her accreditation as a national educator for
the California-based Enjoy Professional Hair Care products.
(a product line she personally intends to help sweep the east coast)
As an educator, she very much Enjoys (pun intended) not only
keeping up with, but actually setting the latest trends and styles!
a Rochester native, for 11 years she lived and worked in upscale salons
around Pasadena and Hollywood. Melinda counts several celebrities among
her clientele and has styled hair for both the Grammys and the Oscars,
as well as some independent video sets. She knows some fascinating people,
and may share a story or two...
You may be
surprised that this fashionista did not discover couture until long
after high school. Little “Minnie” was a tom-boy and didn't
like wearing dresses. Now she feels she has the best of both worlds.
These days she's likely sporting baby spit-up on her attire, as she
welcomed a beautiful baby girl in July 2010. (So if you see it on her
clothes, please tell her because she doesn't always know its there!)
to bake and cook. She loves Star Wars, movies based on comic books (Minnie
always wished she was a superhero with “powers o'plenty”),
cooking shows and even the occasional reality show. She is inspired
by music and art, and feels there's a song for every moment and mood.
the simple things in life the most: a nice sunny day. spending time
with her daughter, her husband and family, her cats Georgie and Proximo...
and her Converse shoes. On a warm sunny day, Minnie and Damian can be
spotted with baby in tow at the public market, or at local art shows
inspire you. She believes living your life is less about “what
you get” and more about “who you become” by the journey.
Above all, she thinks you should live life to the fullest, be who you
are, love whomever you want... and to smile.