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Melissa is the founder of Bella Bridal Artistry. As a makeup artist for over 25 years, bridal hairstylist and national experience in a multitude of industries, Melissa loves working with brides. Building an intimate relationship with the bride is such an important role in making certain she looks and feels as beautiful as she has been dreaming of. Melissa holds the wedding day very special to her, getting to know the brides and the story of how the bride and groom met. Family and friends, funny stories, emotions and most importantly, spending the morning with a woman and perfecting her on the most important day in her life. Melissa is forever grateful for being included in each and every bride's everlasting memory! In addition to her warm personality, Melissa is a MAC certified artist, and has worked in the competitive Chicago and California wedding markets prior to her move to Asheville. She has been featured in numerous bridal magazines across the U.S.

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Alex is a makeup and styling expert from Miami, with 10+ years experience in the beauty and high fashion industry. Having worked for competitive brands such as Gucci, she's grown a keen eye for styling events through makeup and wardrobe. Always artistically enhancing an entire image through the small details, with high emphasis on makeup. She's passionate about delivering memorable moments and matching ones perceived inner beauty outward.

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Bobbi has over 12 years of experience customizing hair and makeup looks for weddings, fashion and special events. She is also experienced in working with people of all ages and skin type. Her goal is to enhance your natural beauty, creating looks that will last throughout your day. Bobbi is down to Earth, relaxed and absolutely loves creating a serene experience while executing clean, tasteful, beautiful looks!

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Kelly has spent most of her life living in Asheville and the West Coast. Kelly has an expertise in many trades that have built her skills as a wedding industry artist; graphic design, tattooing, custom painting/airbrushing and photography. She has always been passionate about the beauty business and loves connecting with her clients to create personalized memories for their special day. Everything from bold glam to soft and natural is in her wheelhouse. She excels in making everyone she meets feel beautiful and having fun while doing it!


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Hunter was born and raised in Asheville. She started doing makeup as a way to boost her self confidence and soon realized that her passion was so much more. Hunter came to Bella Bridal Artistry in 2021 where she was extensively trained by Melissa, the owner of Bella Bridal Artistry. She loves doing makeup for others, especially on such a special day in ones life. It brings Hunter much joy to see women happy and feeling confident. She is extremely passionate about her career in bridal makeup as it has allowed her to continuously learn new skills and meet amazing people!

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Hope has a passion for doing hair and has been a part of the wedding industry for 4 years. She has an associates degree in cosmetology and loves doing all things hair, skin and nail related. She was born and raised in North Carolina and she enjoys living in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hope is currently a part time student and part time wedding hair designer. She loves helping women's dreams come true on their special. 




Debra James has been a successful professional make up/hair
stylist for over 25 years. She's best known for weddings,
anniversaries, graduations, and entertainment venues. Debra began her career in London and Milan, mastering new techniques found at the top of the European fashion world. She moved to Chicago, where she earned the recognition of film and TV producers and directors. As a union makeup artist, she worked on feature films, TV commercials and TV series. One of her film credits include "My Best Friend's Wedding." Debra's techniques for makeup range from a natural look to a glam-editorial look depending on each client's needs. Her skill in blending techniques used for extreme close-ups in print work translates to perfect results for all kinds of ceremonies, especially weddings.She has made her home in the Blue Ridge Mountain area for nearly a decade and can't imagine going anywhere else. Debra’s naturally warm, approachable way allows brides to feel comfortable. A relaxed, trusting relationship with Debra is key to achieving the beautiful results on a bride’s most important day.

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Born and raised in Asheville, Sky has always loved and been drawn to working with hair and makeup. Starting with special effects makeup at 15. She then entered into the Philadelphia beauty scene at 21 where she attended cosmetology school. After her education, she focused on hair and spent a few years working in salons. Her time spent in hair salons cultivated an appreciation for the soft glam of bridal work and she's excited to have joined Bella Bridal Artistry. Hope looks forward to working with each client and creating the look she is dreaming of for her special day!


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