makeup, hair and spa services based in west hartford, ct

It is our goal to create a customized hairstyle & flawless makeup application that enhances your natural beauty and gives you a polished look, portraying the best version of you.

We listen closely to our clients, and ask the right questions, as well as give our expert advice to achieve your desired look.

You will leave our chair confident and feeling your very best, we guarantee it!


owner | lead makeup artist

Pamela has had artistic talent since before she could even walk. Her whole life she knew that she would make something out of her creativity and artistic abilities!

Out of high school, Pamela joined the Navy and served our country for six years. She attributes her discipline, time management skills, and attention to detail to her time spent serving in the Navy.

After a six month deployment and being away from her, at the time, one-year-old daughter, she knew her responsibilities as a mother came first. It was then she received an honorable discharge, and decided to get a degree in Sonography and become an Ultrasound Tech...

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makeup artist

Like a true makeup lover, Christine’s interest in makeup artistry began long before her career in makeup did. Her interest in makeup started, like most girls, in high school.

Christine was in the color guard and can remember always showing up with fun stage makeup. It didn’t take long for her teammates to want the same look. Before competitions, all her teammates would line up in the bathroom or on the bus waiting for their turn getting one of Christine’s perfected cut crease with winged eyeliner look

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makeup artist

Art is a vision of world through a kaleidoscope. An artist is a person who perceives the word though an artistic prism, who reveals the beauty of nature and transmits to the audience through her/his work. Art was always part of my life. Since I was a little girl, I loved painting. I was painting anywhere and everywhere. My passion of painting on a canvas suddenly transformed to painting on the walls, fence, house, pavement, and even my father’s car. Thankfully, my parents....

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hair stylist

I am a hairstylist with a unique sense of style who has been working with all types of hair for over 10 years.

Throughout the years I have mastered a wide range of hair techniques and I continue to advance my education on the latest trends.

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hair stylist & makeup artist

Sara is an artist in the truest sense of the word. Her talents include hairstyling, makeup artistry, oil painting, and photography. She has worked as a hairstylist for 10 years and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art. Her love for makeup stems from her love of painting. Creating started at an early age with her talented Grandmother’s guidance. She has a keen sense of color and design. Continuing her education and endlessly honing her skills keeps Sara on top of her game. In her free time she loves to travel with her camera, sing loudly, and cuddle with her kitty, Tiger.


hair stylist & makeup artist

“Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul. “

Melissa has been a makeup artist and cosmetologist since 2007. As she loves to do hair at the salon, her passion resides in makeup, especially bridal makeup. As a young girl Melissa was always fascinated with makeup. Watching her mother do her makeup and hair everyday, Melissa began to watch and learn, leading into her adolescent years and experimenting on herself. After high school Melissa wanted to pursue a career in makeup and attend a school in New York. However she was talked out of it and started college instead. Melissa’s family realized she wasn’t happy and asked what she wanted to do. Melissa decided she wanted to go to cosmetology school and once that decision was made she found her love for hair and makeup, and a career she was passionate about. Melissa’s experiences as an artist over the years has been so fulling and include weddings, photo shoots, ad campaigns, back stage work and education.
“I believe everyone has a special gift, mine is to have the ability to enhance people’s natural beauty and help bring out the most confident version of themselves,” say Melissa.
Melissa says, "In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors hiking and soaking up the sun. I also workout a lot and do CrossFit to stay healthy. I’m a huge sushi lover but also like to go out to eat and try new restaurants with friends. My family is everything, especially being a puppy mom to my handsome baby boy Bodhi, a French bulldog."


hair stylist & makeup artist

My passion for the beauty industry started at an early age around 12-13. Coming from a Jewish background, I was constantly attending my cousins' and peers' Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Getting myself all dressed up, doing my hair and makeup, that's what really sparked it all! Soon after I discovered the opportunity to attend a Technical high school in Meriden CT, where I could study the trade of Cosmetology and get my license by senior year, at age 17. I was excited as ever, and met my wonderful hairdressing mentors who inspired me everyday at school for 4 years.
    At 16 I worked at a local salon & spa while attending school, and gained so much insight on what the beauty industry is all about. From reception and customer service, to assisting and learning nail and spa services, I did it all. Once I became licensed in May 2015, I went right to work behind the chair to build more experience in my craft. At my salon I had the opportunity to work at a makeup counter as a makeup artist, where I attended classes and met some wonderful makeup artists working in film and photography.
   About a year after graduating from Wilcox Tech, I moved to Enfield, CT, and joined a new hair salon in East Windsor where I learned so much from a talented team of stylists. While working as a hairstylist at the salon, I was able to grow in my makeup artistry as well, doing makeup for clients and any special events that were held. I started working my first job as a bridal hairstylist in 2018. Ever since then, I’ve continued to stay busy with working weddings and special events on weekends, while working in the salon behind the chair during the week. In my free time I enjoy going to music shows of all kinds and being outdoors, hiking with my dog. My typical getaway spots are up north in Vermont or New Hampshire.
   In early 2020 I decided to join KissAndMakeup as a hair and makeup artist and it has been such a fun, fulfilling journey. Being able to make others feel more beautiful than they already are, is something I'm grateful for everyday!


makeup artist

Coming from a theatrical background, and with extensive experience in the beauty industry, Adrienne is grateful to be a part of the KiSSandMaKeUp team. Growing up in Phoenix, AZ, she moved to NYC right out of high school to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and study musical theater. She was a part of many productions in and out of the city, including the New York Times Critic’s Pick, Kaspar Hauser: A Foundling’s Opera at The Flea Theater. 

Adrienne had always had an interest and curiosity surrounding makeup and artistry, but had never had the training to pursue it. After some research, she decided to attend the program at Chic Studios NYC in the summer of 2010. Upon graduating, she joined the very first team at the flagship location of Impulse Beauty at Macy’s Herald Square. Later, Adrienne was thrilled to become a part of the cast at Sephora SoHo, and was with the company for 5 years. 

While at Sephora, Adrienne was able to gain invaluable experience working with a large variety of clients, skin types, and preferences. She was a valued artist working at the beauty studio, and performed countless makeovers. She also learned a good deal about skin care, and how it is the true foundation of a beautiful look. Transferring to the Flatiron location, Adrienne was also able to assist many celebrities with their routines. 

In 2016, Adrienne and her husband moved to Connecticut, and she transferred to the West Farms Mall Sephora. During this time, she continued to act, and began to finally crystallize her vision for working as a bridal makeup artist. Thanks to connections she made through colleagues, Adrienne was able to begin freelancing with a bridal makeup company, working all over New England. In the summer of 2021, she made the leap to pursuing her career fully, and really threw herself into any and all artistry opportunities. This led her to KiSSandMaKeUp!

In addition to her bridal work, Adrienne also is passionate about boudoir photography (where she also does a bit of hairstyling), and bringing out the inner confidence inside every woman. Her favorite part of working weddings is feeling like she is a part of a family on one of the most important days in their lives, and making lasting relationships. Outside of the beauty industry, she continues to enjoy acting and singing, and is also a certified Reiki Master. She is a massive fan of drag, Coldplay, Marvel movies, and Coca-Cola. Adrienne always brings her knowledge, skill, and sense of humor to every gig, as well as her professional demeanor. She lives in Ellington with her husband Chris, sons Cillian and Ronan, and a new baby due October of 2022.


bridal coordinator

Originally from a small town in southeast Texas, Randi currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina and works virtually with our team! She has a degree in Nutrition from Texas A&M, and loves to experiment in the kitchen to create healthier versions of everyone’s favorite foods. Randi has been our Bridal Coordinator and Pam’s assistant for over a year, but has been a digital marketing freelancer since 2015. She’s a self-proclaimed crazy dog mom, wanna-be chef, and....

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beauty from trial to aisle

We were in Manchester, CT for 2 years and our West Hartford location is our new home since September 1st 2019.

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Pam the owner is a Navy Veteran


We not only offer full wedding hair and makeup, be sure to checkout all our spa services. 


We LOVE supporting female entrepreneurs. You will find Sandy Welch's art hung on display in our studio. All art is available for purchase.