Meet the Artists

At Lavish Cincinnati, we believe in building trust and connecting with you just as much as we prioritize technique. Your comfortability and comfort are important so we can give you the exact look you would like.

Our artists have an average experience of +8 years in the beauty industry. Learn more about us so you feel comfortable and we can join you on your beauty journey. 

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.