What started as a one-woman show has evolved into a team of eight fabulous artists! A team of this size enables us to accommodate any sized wedding party, from a single bride to a 24- woman entourage. More artists also increases the chances someone will be available on your date.
All of our artists have been personally trained by Erin Blair Gobin on her specialized bridal artistry aesthetic and techniques.
Melissa comes to our team with more than five years of experience in bridal hair and makeup artistry. Having trained with the likes of Sam Villa and Mario Dedivanovic, in addition to being one of the most sought after colorists in North Dallas, Melissa has proven to be an invaluable asset to our team and we're thrilled to have her!
My mom wasn't really the girly type growing up, but that didn't stop me from developing a love for all things beauty! I picked up hair and makeup tips from the girls at school and practiced them on my two younger sisters at home. I later moved to Fort Worth, TX working as an accountant and receptionist for Marriott International. Customer service was my nitch. I was great with people and meeting new faces always seemed to brighten my day. After developing a shopping addiction in the cosmetics department, I began to notice I truly had a passion for something else as well! So as I was working full time, I decided to enroll in Ogle Hair Skin and Nails while also applying for a receptionist position at M and Co Salon. After somehow finding time to date in my super busy schedule and later planning a wedding, I wanted to test the waters before my big day. I hired Erin for her beauty expertise as I had a Christmas party to attend to. As she was pampering me with her services I found myself intrigued with what she was doing and asking lots of questions. I simply fell in love with her career choice. With my cosmetology background and an opportunity that later arose with Erin's team, I am blessed to be doing what I absolutely love. A tear-filled groom seeing his bride for the first time is what truly touches my heart in a way that's hard to describe. It's a picture perfect moment that they will forever get to cherish. The absolute perfect ending to any day!!
With degrees in criminal justice and arts (I loved both so much), I have also been classically trained in all aspects of beauty makeup and special FX. I have done everything from autopsy photos on the TV show "Dallas" to competing in national Bodypaint competitions and I have loved every minute of it! When Erin asked me to be on her team I jumped at the chance to work with such talented and amazing artists. Makeup is a wonderful thing that is different with every gorgeous face that gets into my chair. You never know where it will take you and who youwill meet. I can truly say I'm getting to work my dream job and it is the greatest. I can't wait to pick up those brushes!
A recent cosmetology school graduate with a knack for special event hair styling, Marta joined our team in late 2015. We are so glad to have her!
I've always been the friend who braided the other girls hair, had the most lipstick, and the Halloween costume with the most dramatic makeup. I believe make up should be fun, whimsical and not a dreaded chore each morning. I like making women who are uncomfortable with makeup, feel natural and beautiful.
With a background in Fine Art and Medical Illustration; the human form, color theory, and visual design has always been a passion of mine. When the opportunity arose to work with Erin and translate that passion into make up and hair, I jumped at the chance! The face is another canvas I like to paint on. Shadows, light, and color all play a role. I love working with people who don't understand about the transformative power of make up and how it can completely alter your appearance and give you a little confidence boost.
Nothing makes me more excited than hearing "Oh my gosh, I love it!" when they get their first glance in the mirror. I absolutely love making brides (mom's and bridesmaids too!) feel special on their big day.
My husband and I have recently located from Dallas to Nashville, and I couldn't be more excited about expanding Erin Blair Makeup & Hair Design's services to the Music City!