Melissa Purcell is a designer hairstylist based out of Tomax Hairworks in Etobicoke, Ont. She's been in the industry since 2009 and has the passion to strive. She loves creating infinite possibilities threw photoshoots, magazines, competitions and of course behind the chair.
She's won 5 competitive trophies in North America. Melissa has done the hair for Cirque Du Soleil for the pan am games and for N.Y. fashion week. She's worked on the campaign for Toronto mens and womens fashion week as well as Fashion Shoot Extravaganza . Her work has been published in several magazines including Vogue UK. She is a master colorist and with all of her background, it ignited her to become a brand educator.
Melissa never stops doing what she loves, which is hair. It's given her infinite opportunities and she doesn't plan to stop there. She loves educating herself and always feels recharged with new techniques and tricks. She can't wait to see what's coming next!
I have worked with Melissa on many fashion-related events from editorials to fashion week campaign shoots and many more. She is an amazing person to have on the team, she effectively communicates and shares her ideas and understands the teams' direction. She is an amazing hair stylist who is able to execute many different hair concepts from simple to highly complicated ones. I highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again.
I'm very particular with my hair and like drastic changes. Melissa took the time to understand my vision and did exactly what I wanted with both cut (from long hair to short lob) and colour/tone (medium brown to blonde Balayage). I was so happy and have found my stylist. The fact I frequently have people asking where I had my hair done, and wanting a quick photo for reference is always a great sign.
Melissa and I have worked together on countless Fashion Editorials, and I'd be more than happy to continue working together! Her attention to detail with the looks is outstanding and she's really able to capture the hair look we are going for every time. Melissa also works very quick and efficiently, so she's also an amazing hair stylist for runway shows and events as well. Her looks are always creative and she can come up with new suggestions to make the hair ideas better and come to life.
AIMON S, Wardrobe Stylist/Runway Producer
CAITLIN G, Client
VANESSA K, Photographer/Designer/\Model