Melissa Sassine, educator, brand founder, and multi award winning bridal artist, is on a mission to transform the bridal and beauty business. As Australia’s most successful bridal makeup artist, Melissa has been painting a new picture for the bridal makeup industry Australia-wide and it’s all thanks to her relentless passion. Since 2001, Melissa has established signature looks that have become the essence of her brand, and this brand identity has become foundation for her team of makeup artists, her teaching, and her cosmetics.
Makeup artists and clients alike seek to recreate Melissa’s look for themselves, which led to the launch of Melissa Sassine Cosmetics and Melissa Sassine : The Academy in 2015. Melissa recognised a significant gap in the makeup education space, and combined her passion for empowering women with her love of beauty to create her own concept. Especially created for makeup artists looking to refine their skills, and for beginners seeking to nourish their passion and turn it into a career, no other school in Sydney offers modules that cover managing your bridal business, colour theory, application, social media, marketing and in house work experience.
With a colourful and quirky online presence, Melissa connects with her audience as an influential voice in the social media sphere. Melissa’s social media following on Facebook and Instagram currently sits at over 1.9 million and continues to grow thanks to some of the world’s biggest beauty accounts regularly sharing and reposting her work.
Melissa is regularly featured as an expert educator at events including the Reed International Beauty Expo, the Doltone House Wedding Showcase, and the Bridal Bazaar hosted by Wedded Wonderland.
Staying firm in her bridal roots, Melissa and her team of makeup artists continue to take bridal bookings and special event clients. Melissa is looking forward to developing a new generation of beauty professionals and the continued growth of her cosmetic brand. As Sydney’s most recognised and sought after bridal makeup artist, Melissa’s innate ability to connect with people and form lasting relationships has set her apart from competitors. Known for their first class professionalism and the ability to create flawless finishes, Melissa and her team are booked nationally and internationally two years in advance.