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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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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With a passion for creativity, I’ve been involved in the Beauty industry since 2013. My mission is to offer my clients everything they need to feel and look their best through all services.
As a qualified professional, I guarantee to be attentive to all of your needs. I use only the best equipment, techniques, and technology to ensure that everything I do for clients is handled with the utmost care.
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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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I was born in the Philippines and immigrated to America when I was 4 years old with very humble beginnings. I grew up in Groton / Mystic CT with a family of 5. I have two older brothers, which being the only girl made me into a tomboy for a better part of my teen years.
I was constantly playing sports and hung out with the guys. I loved playing rough and getting dirty. When I look back at the person I was then and how I present myself now; I never would have imagined that tomboy becoming...
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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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Vanessa has loved makeup since she was a little girl. She can remember sitting at the kitchen table and watching in awe as her mother created the most glamorous looks.
Vanessa would look on as her mother would create a flawless smoky eye with a few effortless flicks of her wrist. That was all it took for Vanessa to know what she wanted to do when she grew up...
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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 is Art! Beauty is spirit!”
I could not find the source for that quote, but I always have it in mind when working with my clients. I like to listen to them and understand their personality in order to showcase it in the makeup look they envision for themselves.
After all, clients don’t want to look like everyone else. They want to showcase their own unique self.
I fell in love with makeup back in 2011. Makeup tutorials were starting to become very popular on Youtube and I was fascinated with how transformational makeup could be and eager to learn more about it. So I started watching makeup tutorials then recreating the looks on myself. I would...
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esthetician & makeup artist
My name is Cristy & I’m a licensed esthetician, licensed lash artist & a makeup artist. I have had a love for the beauty industry since my teenage years. I have been specializing in beautiful eyebrow transformations, makeup looks, eyelash extensions, waxing, lash lift & tints & facials for over 2 years now.
When I’m not pampering my clients I am a mommy to my 1 year old daughter who is my absolute world! We love to shop together, play dress up, read to each other & enjoy outdoor activities every chance we get....
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I am a young ,single mother, striving to follow my dreams in becoming a female entrepreneur in spiritual wellness and skin health. I am a licensed esthetician, certified spray tan artist, makeup artist, and reiki master. I have many trainings in several skin care brands and modalities, and will continue to further my education to help all of my clients to receive optimum results.
As an esthetician,I enjoy using name brand products as well as finding and/or creating products...
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I began my career as a graphic designer over 20 years ago. I always enjoyed art, painting, drawing and pretty much anything creative and hands on. After many years in the digital world, I felt it was time for a change. I’ve always had a passion for all things beauty and esthetics and decided it may be time to merge the two worlds together. I had the opportunity to take a course in eyelash extensions and became a certified and licensed Eyelash Technician in 2019. After completing that course, my interest in esthetics grew and decided to make my lifelong dream come true....
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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.
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.