Meet the Artists

MEET MAKARA

I think it was eighth grade when I realized I wanted to be a hairstylist. Today I also microblade and do lashes. Expressing my creativity and artistry while connecting with all kinds of people; sharing stories, laughing, and building friendships… makes this the perfect profession for me. I love seeing my clients leave alive after they see their new look. Nothing beats that, seeing them leave feeling excited, confident and comfortable in their own skin.

In my free time, Im a mother of a beautiful little girl and I enjoy traveling, working out, and continuing my education of my skills trying to keep up with the latest trends.

MEET MELISSA

Melissa has known she wanted to work in the beauty industry since she was a young girl. She remembers feeling the excitement of putting on her grandmothers red lipstick and instantly falling in love with makeup.

Melissa graduated with Honors from Aveda Fredric’s Institute (Cincinnati) in May 2016 after completing their Managing Esthetics program. She loves making others feel good about themselves and says her goal is to be the best part of someones day.

After years of helping others with skin and doing event makeup, Melissa joined Lavish Cincinnati to further her knowledge and to open new doors to her clients. She is excited to work in a new environment and to meet many new amazing clients! “I couldn’t have picked a better team to start a new path in my career! Makara and Samantha are the best!”

Melissa is a wife and mother of 3 kids. When she is not at the salon, she loves to spend time with family, going to baseball games and concerts with her husband.

MEET SAMANTHA

Samantha Nash studied cosmetology at Regency beauty Institute. It was then that she realized her true love was for makeup, brows, and lashes. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for three years. She started with Lavish Cincinnati in 2018 where she was extensively trained.

She loves working with her clients to give them back some of their time and making them feel beautiful and confident! Whether it be lashes or makeup, she takes pride in her work and wants to make sure all her clients walk out feeling their best!

She is married to her husband of 4 years and together they have two daughters and a step son. She loves spending her spare time being a mom to her babies, fur babies, and going shopping 😊