As a Chicago native, Melissa has spent the past 30 years working miracles on the hair of those around her. She has maintained a passion for learning the latest techniques and trends in all things hair and is a firm believer in continued education. Melissa began at The Mane Event in 1998 after taking time off from the salon life to raise her family. In November 2014 she purchased the salon from founder and friend Joe, who has stayed on as the Barber Extraordinaire. Melissa has an unrivaled talent for special occasion hair and welcomes new creative challenges. When not in the salon, she enjoys hiking nature trails with her husband and cuddling with her rescue pit bull Bruce!