I have been blessed with a new assistant! Her name is Kristina and I adore her! She will be partnering up with me for weddings so we can accommodate larger parties She was kind enough to right a bio for me to spread the word......Hello wonderful people! My name is Kristina and I am going to be Melissa's new assistant! I am very excited to work with a lovely and talented person and very blessed to be doing what I love. Hmm, a little about me... well, I married my high school sweetheart (and I'm still crazy about him) so that's maybe one romantic reason why I love weddings. Long story short: Hubby and I moved all around the country, had three beautiful daughters, made many friends and had many, many adventures. At some point we were semi-settled and I decided to go back to school. Hubby encouraged me instead to make a career out of doing hair and makeup since I was already using all my friends as beauty guinea pigs. Amazingly, I actually took his insightful advice and worked evenings towards my cosmetology license. Before moving to the Lancaster area, I worked in a great salon in State College and learned so much from talented artists. I've taken lots of classes and gone to hair shows and I have loved every minute of it! I now have a perfectly valid excuse for being a hair product and make-up addict! But seriously, what I really love is connecting with the person in the chair and being a part of allowing them to shine. I've worked on bunches of weddings, proms and a few performers, each one being special and unique. I'm looking forward to learning more from Melissa and meeting many more fabulous people!