'My name is Melissa, and my biggest passion in life, and in my business, is helping woman to see that they are 'worth it', and that they deserve to be pampered and nourished. Not just for special occasions, but for every day'.
Blushed & Beautiful, formally Bronzed and Beautiful, was born 5 years ago in the garage of my home, when my partner surprised me with a spray tanning machine for my birthday. Little did he know that he had ignited the spark that was to lead to the entrepreneurial journey that I am still enjoying today.
Fast forward five years, and I now own and operate a beautiful shabby chic/ French provincial styled makeup and hairdressing salon in the heart of Ballina; 25 mins from Byron Bay and hinterland. Stocking the full range of Gorgeous Cosmetics makeup, and the Juuce hair care range, we only use cruelty free and vegan products where possible.
Our biggest business achievement to date is winning the Northern Rivers 'Hair & Beauty Business of the Year' award for two years in a row; 2016 and 2017. My personal achievement is winning the 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award for 2015. This tells me two things; my business is on the right track, and our clients know that they are more than just a number to us.
My clients are my canvas. My makeup and hairdressing tools are my instruments. And my passion is creating a unique style that encapsulates the essence that makes you, you..
We hope to see you at our beautiful Hair and Beauty Lounge soon,
Kristy E: Mel, you did the most AMAZING job with Kellie's wedding makeup yesterday. It looked incredible and I adore the airbrush makeup! Will get her to post photos when she can but wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU!!!!!!
Sam W: Hey Mel, thank you so much for EVERYTHING! I really appreciated all the time and advice you put into helping me feel so beautiful on my wedding day. Our makeup was stunning, and our hair was divine. You really went above and beyond what I had expected. Also, thank you for answering all my emails, and Facebook messages with the many questions and photo's I sent, seeking your advice. You really helped me to feel beautiful and relaxed on my big day. It was so much fun to work with you xx
Hannah C: I got married in May 2017 and Mel did an amazing job with me and my bridesmaids. Even before the day arrived, Mel was there for me even if I wanted a chat! She did an amazing job and we all got very nice compliments from everyone saying how beautiful the hair, make-up and nails were. I wanted simple and natural makeup and Mel and her team did a great job at giving me that amazing look. I recommend her to everyone!
Emma H: I'm so happy thanks to Blushed! I had my hair and make up trial last night and I am more than happy with the result. I couldn't stop staring at my eyes! Highly recommended, such wonderful people and I feel so relaxed around them :) Thanks Mel and Jess!!
Simone P: You did an amazing job with my makeup Mel :-) x I got so many compliments on my makeup and hair! Thankyou!!!
Sarah B: We all had a great day thanks so much and the pampering we all got was awesome! Loved my makeup and still had it looking fab at 2 in the morning lol. Thanks again Mel!
Kylie T: Hello. My name is Kylie and I had Blushed Hair and Beauty Lounge do the makeup and hair styling for my wedding on the 8th October 2017. I was impressed by not only the quality of their work, but also the attention to detail that was shown throughout the trial and the actual wedding day. For a bride, knowing that you have professional people you can count on is priceless. I can definitely recommend Blushed - you will not be disappointed.
Hayley M: Dear Mel, thank you so much for all of your help with arranging Anita's hens party. We all had the most relaxing time and it would not have gone so smoothly without your help. Thanks again and we will definitely tell everyone about Blushed Hair and Beauty Lounge!