Makeup Artist and CEO
(Melina with 10m old daughter)
My name is Melina Tobin, born in South Haven Michigan, raised in West Michigan and now living in the beautiful city of Grand Rapids with my husband of 7 years and my almost 2-month old daughter! I got into makeup by freelancing, primarily focusing on bridal makeup, when I was working at Spectrum Health hospital and going to school at Davenport University full time. I started when one of my co-workers asked me why if I could do make-up for a wedding of her relatives. And that’s how it all started, I gained clientele by word of mouth from that first wedding I did. I think it also helped that I spoke Spanish. Word got out and I started getting busier and busier. My husband had talked me into enrolling into cosmetology school after being a medical assistant for 5 years. So, I did and the same time, I got a part time job at Sephora as a sales consultant, I worked my way from being a part time sales consultant to Senior Educating Consultant to Store Manager. But after while it was time to give it a break, and pursue my dream of owning my own business. So here I am now, having babies and starting up a businesses at the same time. Crazy, I know! Luckily, I have an amazing team and a family who is so supportive!
You may have met baby or get to meet baby sometime if you come by the store. She likes to hang out with mommy at the store from time to time.
(Update, it is now 2019 and we added a salon... I am amazed and thankful for the tremendous support from our community that has allowed Makeup BLVD to expand... thank you!!!)
Here is some work by Melina...
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