Melissa was obsessed with drawing faces as a child, this progressed to putting makeup on anyone who would sit still during her teenage years. A chance meeting with renowned music photographer Peter Anderson was the start of her makeup career. This led her to working and touring the world with Vanessa Mae. Working mainly in the entertainment industry she decided to move from London to LA in 2006 where she resided until moving to Nashville in 2021. She is known for her creative but naturally beautiful makeup.