Hi! Thanks for stopping by!
I am Melissa, and I am a Missouri-based makeup artist who is available for on-location makeup artistry throughout the
Kansas City-area, Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas for weddings, special occasions, photos and one-on-one and
I have more than 14 years experience in the bridal and beauty industry, with a complete focus on bridal in the last four years. I received The Knot's "Best of Weddings" from 2018-20 and recently was named in the Top Three Makeup Artists
in Kansas City by WedKC.
I'm a marketer and public relations professional by day. I'm a hopeless romantic in love with my husband. My children are my world. I love adventure, travel, coffee, and sweets. You can find me reading a good book, listening to a business podcast or shopping for great paper goods most days. And I'm proud of raising my children on a farm just as I did while growing up in Kansas.
My team of assistants and lead artists are also highly professional and skilled to make your bridal party look flawless. They help from skin prep to full faces of makeup. Each one is trained by me in proper sanitation, color theory, technique and more. We are constantly evolving and learning as a group.
They are some of the most fun women you'll ever meet and come from all types of backgrounds -- moms, students, small-town, big city, nursing, fashion, c-suite executive and more. I hope you love them just as much as I do!
It has been a dream of mine for some time to have a small space to call my own for my business. I opened my very first studio space in my tiny town of Dearborn, Missouri, population: 496. It is just 12-minutes north of the airport/Platte City area.
The space is renovated from the original bank in town (and the old safe is still there!) and found on Main St.
I conduct bridal preview consultations, makeup lessons, group gatherings and much more in the studio.
It is available for day-of getting ready too, if your wedding is local and timing doesn't permit use of your venue.
Come by for a visit! I promise to have coffee and wine!