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About The Founder

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Jamaican born Beauty Expert, Melissa Hibbért’s love affair with all things Glam started at an early age. While in her teens, Melissa began experimenting with makeup on her friends and family and decided to take Cosmetology courses while completing High School in her adopted hometown of Portland, OR.

 

     Determined to achieve a higher level of education, Melissa decided to attend college at Fisk University in Nashville, TN, where she obtained a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Public Administration, she later went on to graduate school earning a Masters degree in Media Management.  Armed with a quality education, Melissa embarked on a successful career in Corporate Marketing for over 14 years working for and with some of the leading brands in the industry such as; Nike Inc., Jordan Brand Division, BET Networks, UniWorld Group Inc., Los Angeles Times Media Group, Burger King Corporation, Ford Motors Co., Coca Cola to name a few. But the pull of her first love proved too strong, so she decided to shift her career path and began a journey to reinvent herself - to follow her true passion: Beauty. To make her new career focus official, Melissa trained intensively under some the top Celebrity Makeup Artists in the industry. 

 

     Through hard work and dedication to hone her craft, she is now a "go-to" Beauty Expert and Professional Makeup Artist for both celebrity, corporate and private clients alike. Her passion for flawless beauty and to make every woman feel glamorous, along with her contagious enthusiasm, positive attitude and grace - helped her to become one of the industry’s most dynamic and in-demand talents.  The face is her canvas and Melissa believes every woman deserves to look as confident, powerful and gorgeous on the outside as she feels on the inside. Melissa is squarely focused on empowering women to celebrate their uniqueness and individual beauty. Her aesthetic is to focus on "total beauty" by incorporating Makeup, Hair and Wardrobe Styling in her business strategy as a beauty professional.       

 

     Melissa's work can be seen on BRAVO TV, Oxygen Network, Lifetime Network, WeTV, TV ONE, VH1, BET, CBS, CENTRIC TV and a variety of syndicated networks.  In addition Melissa's work has been featured in leading Beauty Industry publications, including several digital platforms like Brides Magazine, Essence Magazine, Brides.com, BET.com, Essence.com, Ehow.com,YouTube and more.  Further, her work has been published on the cover and in the pages of several beauty & lifestyle magazines and is a frequent contributor to leading Beauty and Lifestyle blogs such as "In Her Shoes", "She Runs It", Small Business Trend Setter MagazineMogul in the Making, a frequent contributor to the Beauty column of Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine and most recently interview for Black Enterprise Magazine.

  

     In addition to being a dynamic, professional Makeup Artist, Melissa is the creator and Executive Producer of Behind The Glam docu-series, also the Founder of Beauty and theBusiness Empowerment Conference and SHEEQ Cosmetics, a Luxury Makeup and Skincare brand for the Discerning Woman.  Her aim and focus are clear - to leave a legacy of service, empowering Women through Beauty.


 

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