“Allow your Passion to become your Purpose and it will one day become your Profession”
As a hair and makeup artist, I created bēcome hair and makeup in 2014, following continuous requests to be involved in more weddings and events. So after working in the hairdressing industry in Brisbane for 10 years, I returned to the Coffs coast to pursue my passion.
I am constantly inspired by the ever changing fashion industry, remaining up to date by attending expos and various fashion events. I completed a degree in makeup in 2011 which enables me to provide a more precise and complete look for my clients.
I have been involved in fashion shows in Brisbane including Mercedes Fashion Week, Alex Perry (AEIOU), Scanlan and Therodore. I have worked with GHD and Schwarzkopf in different events. I have done hair and makeup on various models/artists that have been put into magazines, for example Vogue Australia and Inked Australia.
Someone very wise once told me that ‘The day I think I know everything in my industry is the day I should quit’ and I have always believed this. Re-educating and developing skills keeps you inspired and excited, so every year I try and do as many courses and seminars I can. Some of the ones I have completed are, Method 1 and 2 in American Crew, Sharon Blain Bootcamp in Upstyling, Airbrushing courses with hub makeup, various GHD, Paul Mitchell and Swarzkopf courses just to name a few.
I gain satisfaction from working with my clients and creating hair and makeup that can enhance features, helping people become the best version of themselves.
What Clients Say?
Dear Mel, Thankyou for the wonderful job you did with our wedding. You put me totally at ease with from the point of booking right through to the big day. You exceeded all my expectations, I loved my hair and the hair of the bridal party. You were especially great with the younger ones! I didn't have a worry in the world. Thankyou.
Mel from bēcome, styled hair for me and my 5 bridesmaids for my destination wedding in Queenstown, NZ. The hair styling was exactly what I had dreamed of for my big day! Mel was so accommodating and professional and made sure it was an enjoyable experience for me. I wouldn't changed a thing about my experience with Mel and become. She is just wonderful at what she does.
Dear Mel, Thankyou so much for doing an amazing job with our makeup for my wedding. It looked great and lasted the day and night without a glitch. You're the best!