Melissa Michelle, a native of Mobile, Al, is a professional makeup artist and a licensed esthetician. She studied esthetics at the Esthetic Institute in Virginia and specializes in traditional and airbrush makeup. Her specialities include beauty, editorial, celebrity, bridal, production, and male grooming. Her passion for makeup led her to pack up and drive across country to southern California from Alabama to pursue her dream of makeup artistry. Soon after, she landed a job as a business manager for Benefit Cosmetics. While working at the counter she gained some of her best knowledge and experiences by working hands on with women of all ages, skin types, and ethnicities. After a successful year at the counter she was promoted to Regional education Manager and went on to train other makeup artist and estheticians all across the country for department and beauty stores including Macy’s, Sephora, and Ulta Beauty as the National Training Director. After years of experience and mentorship from some of the top industry pro’s, Melissa Michelle continued to study and train to learn all aspects of the beauty industry.
She eventually took a leap of faith to start her own business as a freelance makeup artist, beauty trainer, and in 2012 launched Melissa Michelle Cosmetics LLC. Her entrepreneurial spirit has allowed her to further develop her passion for training, artistry, and cosmetics. Her diverse work and creativity is expressed in her mantra “Beauty is my duty”. With the opportunity to work all across the world Melissa Michelle would describe her style as customized beauty. Melissa Michelle is also apart of the beauty team at Basic Necessity Salon and currently resides in Austin, TX. She believes that true beauty exudes from within and has its own uniqueness. She is available to travel nationally and internationally.