Melissa is the founder of Bella Bridal Artistry. As a makeup artist for over 20 years, 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.
Bobbi has over 9 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!
Rebekah ("Bekah") Wiggins is best described as a warm-hearted, multifaceted artist with a passion and gift for accentuating inner and outer beauty in those she works with. Bekah has worked professionally for 17 years as an sought-after hair stylist and makeup artist in Albuquerque, NM, Los Angeles, CA and now most recently Asheville, NC. She is a licensed Cosmetologist with creative roots in Redken, as a Redken Pro and MAC Cosmetics. Her expansive resume includes, television, film, commercial print and salon experience. Of note, Bekah has worked with named talent such as Carey Mulligan, Kristen Wiig, Kristin Davis, Randy Travis, etc. and served as the Key Hair/Makeup Artist for the Reelz Television Network, single-handedly managing looks for their hosts. No matter what the gig, Bekah's talent is locating her clients hidden strengths and emphasizing them so that they are able to SHINE! She does all of this with a spirit of professionalism, kindness and joy.
Caroline is a licensed Cosmetologist in Asheville, N.C. As a hairstylist, she is passionate about the creative and artistic process of delivering the perfect style. Caroline also enjoys forming a special connection with each client. She is truly honored and excited to be a part of the magic of a wedding day! When Caroline is not working she loves spending time with her two daughter's and husband, playing music and spending time outdoors.
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.
Amber is an artistic expert with 13+ years experience in the beauty industry, educating individuals in makeup and skin care. Amber has a passion for creating unique looks for your special day. Being skilled in consulting and enhancing facial aesthetics through makeup, determining which colors are most suitable. Amber is always maintaining an awareness of the latest trends and demonstrating focus with attention to detail. Amber has been recognized from peers and creative professionals.
Valarie is a cosmetologist from North Georgia. She became passionate about the beauty industry at a young age, growing up with 3 sisters to always practice on. Valarie strives to make her clients look and feel beautiful! She is a positive light to everyone she meets and everywhere she goes!
Hunter was born and raised in Asheville, NC. Since a very young age she has always had a passion for helping others, which led her to work in healthcare for 6 years and pursue a degree in health science. During this time Hunter discovered her passion for makeup. She started doing makeup as a way to boost her self confidence and soon realized that her passion was so much more. 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!
Dakota is a licensed cosmetologist from Pennsylvania. She received her training from Toni and Guy Hair Dressing Academy. Hunter's passion is working as a hair and makeup artist in the bridal industry. She enjoys meeting new people from all over the world and creating the perfect look each client is envisioning.
Caitlin is a licensed cosmetologist, born and raised in Asheville, NC. She has been doing makeup and hair for 4 years, specializing in bridal and special occasions. She absolutely loves weddings! There is something so special to her about making a bride feel beautiful on the best day of her life. She strives to provide a memorable and lasting experience.