A Southern California native, Melissa was first drawn to hairstyling by her love forworking with people. She developed a passion for creating precision haircuts, which brought her to the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. After graduating from the cosmetology program in 2006, Melissa moved to San Francisco to begin her training with Vidal Sassoon Salon. She then worked at Sassoon for seven years; during this time, she developed a talent for teaching, and was invited to teach courses at the Santa Monica and San Francisco Academies. She also served as an educator in the salon, helping many apprentices become stylists. In addition to honing her teaching skills, she also gained an exceptional mastery of barbering.
Melissa is inspired by her Spanish culture; by many forms of art, including architecture and music; and by the street fashions of San Francisco and other places she travels. Melissa continues to be inspired by her colleagues, and she’s proud to bring her haircutting and barbering skills to her new family at Tailored Salon.