Melissa began her career as a hairstylist in 2001, graduating from Regency Beauty Academy in St. Cloud.  She then continued her education in New York City, apprenticing under Rodney Cutler at Cutler Salon Manhattan for one year before returning back to Minnesota.

In 2008 Melissa moved to Oahu, Hawaii where she not only worked in a salon but also got married and had her first child.

Now, in 2016 she has moved back to Minnesota to be closer to family, and is very excited to be part of the GiVan's team. 

What Melissa enjoys most about being a hairstylist is the relationship that she builds with her clients. "It's so much more than just hair!"