Meet the woman behind The Pretty Farm

Meet Melissa, your makeup bestie

With over 23 years of experience in the beauty industry Melissa is a full time makeup artist with her own makeup studio she named “The Pretty Farm”. Yes, her studio is actually located on her small hobby farm in Syracuse Utah.

Melissa specializes in bridal, pageant and headshot makeup, as well as offering one on one lessons & non-toxic spray tans. What makes Melissa unique is her intuitive approach to makeup artistry. Her skills in facial personality profiling assist her in creating a customized look for each client that not only compliments their facial features but allows their individual personality to be reflected as well. Her attention to detail and background in styling ensures that her brides and clients makeup is cohesive and harmonious with the overall aesthetic and feeling of their wedding day, branding shoot, or special event.

Melissa’s gift is in the art of enhancement and she puts an emphasis on placing a spotlight on the features her clients love over concealing and transforming what they perceive as their flaws.

Over the past 3 years Melissa has grown The Pretty Farm to include a team of hair & additional makeup artists trained by her for larger bridal parties, and special events.

Melissa is enthusiastic about learning and has taken dozens of courses and trainings over the years. She has received training and been mentored by top bridal makeup artists from the Uk, Europe, Canada, and celebrity makeup artists in the US.

As a professional makeup artist her list of credits and experience also includes being hired by brands for print/website/and runway shows as well as by influencers for content shoots, and traveling with state title holders to National and International competitions for various pageant systems.

A self professed high maintenance hippie she uses her knowledge as a face & foot zoning practitioner to empower her clients to take an inside- out approach to beauty. Melissa has seen firsthand when a woman takes small steps to improve how she feels about herself on the outside it motivates her to make other changes that impact her physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
Melissa says; “Makeup can transform how a woman sees herself. The confidence it evokes can spark something within her and she begins to remember who she is or it can empower her on her journey to becoming the woman she wants to be. The ripple effect that creates makes her a positive influence in the world around her and if you can empower even one woman you change the world for generations to come”. - Melissa

When Melissa isn’t with a client you’ll find her in an apron and barefoot in the garden,
or in heels and full glam volunteering as a local Director for Miss Davis County/Miss Wasatch Front for the Miss America Organization.

Melissa and her husband Logan have been married for 25 years. They’re have 3 adult children ages 24 to 20 and are nearly empty nesters.

They reside on their hobby farm surrounded by subdivisions with their mini-cows, goats, chickens, and a herd of adorable barn cats.

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Authentic, realistic & easy lessons for life,beauty & natural healing

Hey Sister!

If you’re looking for a bestie to help you pick out amazing clean beauty products & help you embrace your inner hippie you’ve found your girl.

As a full time makeup artist specializing in Brides I use & recommend only the best. As a licensed Foot Zoner I understand the long term effects of what we put IN & ON our body. As an animal lover & Mini-cow Mama I’m committed to using only cruelty free products & as vegan as possible.

If you’re here to book makeup services, stock your makeup drawer with clean beauty options, heal your body naturally, or just swap cute baby animal pics then check out the links below.

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