Melissa Mangrum is Lead Artist & Founder of Melissa Mangrum & Co.. She is known amongst her peers as the Bridal (& Pageant) Beauty Expert. As a Makeup Artist, Melissa has garnered the skills and ability to showcase her client's natural beauty effortlessly. She believes in the "LESS IS MORE" approach when it comes to the Art of Makeup.
"Simple techniques and application can drastically change the way a woman looks and feels, without masking her true beauty.", says Melissa.
Melissa's professional career as an Artist began in 2004, by what some would call luck, but she calls it fate. It was in her first position as a Makeup Artist that she realized her natural talent and began to teach herself all the ins, outs, ups, and yes, even the downs of Makeup Artistry.
While Melissa is primarily self taught, she ensures that her skills are polished and up to date by attending workshops and classes regularly.
With over 15 years in this industry, Melissa has been blessed with many incredible opportunities to work with and for some amazing powerhouses like GLAMOUR Magazine, Nickelodeon, Mattel, the NFL Network, Vanity Fair, and so many more.
Most recently you can find the work of Melissa Mangrum on Season 3 & 4 of the hit Bravo TV show, The Real Housewives of Potomac.
"The artistry of makeup is a gift that I don’t take for granted, I appreciate every client who has entrusted me to give them a look they are proud to wear on their big day, no matter what that big day is. I look forward to many more years and many more faces".