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A Costa Rican native fluent in Spanish, English and French, Meleesa founded her namesake salon in 2005. Her hairstyle philosophy is ‘Immerse yourself in the beauty within, and let me uplift you!’ A salon owner, editorial stylist, and behind-the-chair artist, Meleesa offers a creative perspective combined with business acumen. Her eternally spiritual nature and concern for the environment has inspired her to use mainly botanically-based, vegan, and gluten free products for all of her clients and muses. Meleesa’s unique life philosophy, unmatched services and attention to detail has established Meleesa the Salon as a destination for beauty, inspiration and rejuvenation.
Meleesa’s work has been featured in Orange Coast Magazine, E! Entertainment, The Golden Globes, Martha Stewart Weddings, Mattel, MTV MADE, Neiman Marcus, OC Register, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Meleesa’s talent has styled celebrities such as Ali Landry, Ava La Rue, Sarah Mason, Lorraine Nicholson, the casts of Showtime’s Dexter, Emily Kinney from The Walking Dead, and more.
She is avidly pursuing and co-producing creative editorial, art and fashion shoots of her own and is available for film, television and fashion photography work.