In the Salon
Having a background as an Aveda In Salon Educator, she has taught the latest color trends and styles. With over 20 years of experience with Aveda, Mel is known for her red/auburn tones, blonde highlighting, subtle ombres, lived in color and creative color. She also specializes in many cutting styles. She specializes in fine hair cutting and coloring. And many cuts, from sleek bobs to long, natural layers, curly hair, fun pixie cuts and bridal updos.
Melissa has done hair and makeup for model portfolios, bands, TV, web, film and magazines --both everyday looks and avant-garde as seen in Modern Salon, Lucky, Cosmo Girl and Time Out Chicago magazine. Mel has done makeup at NY Fashion week more than once. And worked with the likes of Nick Arrojo.
She has taken extensive hours of advanced education with Aveda, Goldwell, Kuene, Vidal Sassoon, and MAC in coloring, cutting, makeup, editorial styling and bridal design.
Andreas Hogue Salon,
Willow Festival Shopping Center
840 Willow Rd, Suite K
Northbrook, IL 60062 (yelp for salon is above).
Ask for 'Mel'.
Friday: 10am-6pm (2nd and 4th Friday, of the month)
Saturdays: 10am-5pm (1st and 3rd Saturday, of the month)
*Vidal Sassoon ABC training in cutting, and extensive training in Hair Color. Graduated from the Aveda Institute Chicago, 2003.
•Haircut(1 hour, includes blow-dry style): $104
•Single Color(Single Process Color), All Overcolor on root only: starting at $97
*($35 extra if more color is needed or to color the ends)
•Single Color(Single Process Color on root) and few Foils/Faceframe and a single color): starting at $184
Partial Traditional Highlights to root(sides, top and a bit of the back): starting at $132
•Partial Balayage/Foilayage(ribbons of blonde/color painted on, in foil or open air, trend highlights, allows for better transition and longer time frames in between highlighting services). $152
•Full Highlight: starting at $152
•Full Balayage/Foilayage: $172
•Toner/Glaze/Root Smudge: starting at $49
*Refer to Book Now link above for more pricing.
*Only haircuts come with a complimentary blow-dry. If you get a color service, the blow-dry is $57 or you can blowdry your own hair, at the blow-dry stations. You will have your choices of products, brushes and blow dryers.
Ala cart blow-dry is $57
On Set/Special Occasion
Melissa Messer is a Chicago Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist available for Bridal Hair & Makeup Design, with over 20 years of experience. She is very experienced for photoshoot work, runway, boudior, commercial and engagement hair and makeup.
Please contact her for rates or available dates for freelance work.
Hair Styling(special occasion, editorial, retro-pin up, boudoir)
Makeup application(special occasion, editorial, retro-pin up, boudoir)
Aveda Institute Cosmetology 2003
Aveda Advanced Classes - Hair Styling, Runway & photoshoot work and makeup application classes
MAC-Advanced Makeup Classes
University of Texas at El Paso, TX 1990-1994
HER WORK HAS BEEN SEEN IN:
Time Out Chicago
Modern Salon Magazine
Gothic Beauty Magazine
ABC Channel 7 Morning Show Chicago
Makeup for Fashion Segment
"The Return of Joe Rich"
NYC Fashion Week 2013. 2014
Nick Arrojo Expo 2013 Fashion Show
Designers Look Books/Web Marketing
Lily & Migs, Chicago, IL http://www.lilyandmigs.com
Narcisse Designs, Chicago, IL http://www.narcissedesigns.com/
Gina Michele, NYC http://www.ginamichele.com/