Melinda's passion for design grew from her love of fine art, handcraft and sculpture. As an undergraduate, she pursued her interest in visual design at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her desire to work in a more hands-on capacity led her to hairdressing, which she began pursuing in 2005.
Melinda has a diverse portfolio of experience, a superior knowledge of her craft and an incredibly dedicated passion for her work. Melinda's specialties include classic and contemporary event and editorial styling, textured alternative cuts, modern cutting and coloring techniques, and precision bangs and fringe. Ranging from hip and alternative to neat and conservative, she strives to create a look that best suits her client's personal style. Melinda is well known for being approachable, enthusiastic and down to earth. She draws inspiration from art and music subcultures and is constantly pushing boundaries to create a unique perspective on current trends. Currently a stylist at HC Studio in Brookline, Massachusetts, Melinda is closely connected with her community, earning outstanding reviews on Yelp and building a fiercely loyal clientele.
Melinda has received training in New York City with Toni & Guy, L'oreal Professionnel and Kerastase. She has trained locally in Boston with SHU Uemura, nationally with Baxter of California and L'oreal Professionnel and internationally with Kerastase and Odile Gilbert. Her work has been featured on MarthaStewartWeddings.com, Style Me Pretty, Bangstyle, and Imagine Magazine. She has also had to opportunity to work backstage at New York Fashion Week.
Melinda offers a range of services at HC studio as well as freelance on-site bridal/event styling and editorial work. She works part time out of her creative studio in Allston, MA.