A Los Angeles implant but California native, Melissa moved in 2004 to pursue her education at the Paul Mitchell school in southern California. With a passion for hair design and color she pursued every avenue and learning experience she could. From production of TV and Film to elaborate Avant-Garde hair shows and even Representing Paul Mitchell as a National Educator for 5+ years. Though, she found that her passion was always being behind the chair, One on One with her clients. She loves to create personalized looks that help her clients see on the outside what they feel on the inside. After a long journey of working in different salons. Melissa decided it was time to build something of her own. A place, for her, that would make people feel warm and welcome the moment they walked in the door. A nook of joy and love in the midst of all the activity. Enter Comb & Honey. Represented by a Honey Bee which is what "Melissa" translates to. "I really wanted my heart and soul to be felt when you enter the building. This is my way of 'seeing on the outside what I feel on the inside'. Its my favorite part of my job. when people look in the mirror and say 'Im so proud to be me today' that's what I want everyday, for everyone".
Today she gets to expand on those offerings ten fold with the addition of Kari and Sophia, "Honestly, How does it get better than this?"
Melissa loves to learn and create, she specializes in creative and organic color palates but loves to cut and form beautiful geometries as well. "Lets build something together".
After 15 years of being a sought after barber and stylist in downtown Milwaukee, Laura has returned to sunny California to expand her creativity and bring her talent to the Los Angeles area. Her infectious personality makes every client instantly become a new friend. She spent the first years of her career training under renowned Goldwell educators and becoming an expert colorist and barber working on local celebrities and athletes before opening her own business in 2018. She excels in creating beautiful color and easy, lived in women’s cuts; specializing in balayage, hair painting, precision cutting and extensions. Laura lives and creates outside the box and is not afraid to break rules and try new techniques to achieve beautiful results. Laura graduated from Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School and studied business and art at the Univeristy of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She has certifications in Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatments, Aqua Hand Tied Extentions, Babe Hair Sew-in Wefts,, Fusion and Tape-in Extentions, and Advanced Color and Cutting Techniques. When she isn’t behind the chair she lives an active lifestyle that includes traveling around the world, scuba diving and now exploring her new home, Los Angeles.