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Melissa is at Gamine Studio
811 East Burnside St. #213
Upstairs in the 811 arts building, facing Burnside Street. 


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BIO - Hair Design

Melissa has been honing in her haircutting skills for 20+ years. With the years of advanced education and experience you will be in good hands. Melissa does a lot of dry haircutting, meaning cutting the hair dry. Wether she works from wet to dry, or just dry is on a case to case basis depending on what she feels is best for the individual hair type. She asks her clients to come in with hair clean and how they typically style their hair so she can map out the cut and decide upon the approach. So just don't come extra greasy in need of a shampoo... 


These techniques are why her haircuts grow out so good, as well as gives every cut a personalized style. Wether your full cut is done on dry hair, or worked wet to dry. This is done with intuitive visual work and technical mapping.

A passion for learning and growing is a big part of Melissa's personality. She spent time as an educator in her early years, and always a student, as you never quit learning. As well as hair design, Melissa is a musician in a band band with her husband called "When We Met". 

Now at Gamine in Portland, Oregon, Melissa continues to hone in on her specialty, haircutting as Gamine's haircut specialist.