Melissa Flynn, Hairstylist & Master Colorist
Position: Hairstylist & Master Colorist
Star sign: Gemini
Time at trim.: 14+ years
Favorite movies: Desperately Seeking Susan, Django Unchained, Hugo, Pretty in Pink, and Better Off Dead.
Favorite restaurants: Gilbert’s El Indio, Salt Air, Gjelina, Milo & Olive, and Son of a Gun.
Passes the time: You can find her trail-running the Santa Monica Mountains, searching for adventure with her two little boys, or creating art in many mediums.
Melissa was born and raised in Detroit. She attended cosmetology school and high school simultaneously, and was licensed by age 18. She was given a scholarship to attend one of the top fine arts colleges in the United States, and moved to Los Angeles upon receiving her degree in 1999. She assisted a well-known stylist in Los Angeles (with an impressive celebrity clientele) and elevated her skills to LA standards. She marries her love and education for art with her career as a stylist. She worked in Santa Monica and then in Venice on Abbot Kinney for 10+ years before joining the team and welcoming her local Venice clientele at trim. on Rose Ave.
She is infatuated with color. She takes from her art education in color theory and experience in the business, and specializes in hair color and styles of the west-side. Those styles typically include long-haired natural-looking blondes and dimensional brunettes. She also has special skill and passion for making fine hair look thicker, thick hair cascade softly, and helping hair compliment eye color, skin tones and face shapes.
She is a loyal Davines (regular and amonia-free) hair-colorist. Her education includes Bumble and Bumble, Vidal Sassoon, Wella, Davines, etc.