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 is most recognized for her bridal and editorial work, modern cutting and coloring techniques, and precision bangs and fringe.  Ranging from hip and alternative to classic and neat, 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 fashion, nature and art and is constantly pushing boundaries to create a unique perspective on current trends. Over more than a decade at HC Studio, Melinda became closely connected to her community, earning outstanding reviews on Yelp and building a fiercely loyal clientele.  She is very excited to welcome her clients to Love and Mercy in South Boston and to immerse herself in a new community.

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 Love and Mercy Salon as well as freelance, on-site bridal/event styling and editorial work.  She works by appointment only out of her creative studio in Allston, MA.