Before becoming one of Luxelab’s newest additions, Mel spent close to a decade working alongside some of New York City’s top stylists and educators in downtown Manhattan.  While working as a full time stylist, Mel made advanced education her priority as both an avid student and a top educator. She continuously attended advanced technique classes at the L’Oreal Soho Academy, Redken Exchange, and Dop Dop Academy and was the Director of Design Education at her NYC salon.

A low-maintenance girl herself, Mel strives to explore the perfect combination of interest and ease with her clients’ hair – creating beautiful cuts, colors, and styles that work with her clients’ hair, not against it. Whether your hair is long and layered, soft and curly, or short and textured Mel will find the optimal look and teach you how to achieve it through hair how-to’s, mini blow-dry classes, and in depth product recommendations.

Mel’s collegiate art background allows her a more comprehensive approach to haircuts and color that translates seamlessly into her current obsession: balayage.