Melanie marie sklodowski

artist. mystic. creative.

Melanie Marie is a Chicago-based professional freelance makeup artist (2011) and licensed cosmetologist (2013) Melanie excels in special effects makeup, time period hair and makeup, clean beauty, men’s grooming, hair design and airbrushing. Her style is clean and timeless with a rock and roll- glam edge.


Her love affair with art and beauty began at an early age, when she would recreate hair and makeup applications of favorite musical artists and draw her own comic books. She has pursued this passion her entire life. Her love of music, art and her innate creativity drove her success working for cosmetic lines, followed by a cosmetology degree and stints at several highly regarded hair salons in Illinois. Melanie has experience in airbrushing, beauty, special effects, fashion, bridal, print, film, media, theatrical, waxing and lash enhancements. She has created looks for top cosmetic lines, photographers, models, and directors. She has a passion for clean beauty, women's rights, sustainability and the environment and gives back to local organizations and charities.


The natural and organic elements in Melanie’s work are complemented by her penchant for fine art, the mystical, photography, and the avant garde artists of her youth. She has built a reputation as one of the most respected and sought-after emerging artists in the business. Melanie believes that everyone is beautiful on the inside and that her job is to let that individuality shine through for the world to see.


Click for Melanie's IMBD page resume 


          Market Value - 2017          




Shakespeare Theatre Gala 2019           

      House of Blues 60's theme Gala event    


Tripp Heavy - sfx makeup




Aqstrashot Magazine

Marika Magazine  

Moevir Magazine


13th Floor Haunted House             

Rob Zombie Great American Nightmare 

Unplugged Artistic Event Planning And Studios



                 Hairborn Salon                  

John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center    



Estee Lauder



Fox News Halloween 2019


BARBICIDE® Certification, MILADY Infection Control Certification, DE® COVID-19 Certification, PRAVANA Color Certification Program, OLAPLEX Certification, KERATIN COMPLEX®, Safe Sets International COVID-19 Certificate


HOTHEADS® Hair Extension/ Easihair Pro Hair Extension/ REVLON PROFESSIONAL®/ Wella Professionals/  Kosart Effects Studios/ Pivot Point/ Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry/ The Makeup Show/ Americans Beauty Show/ IECSC /ISSE/ Reuzel/ TEMPTU, INC/ © Kryolan/ The Powder Group/ Frends Beauty/ Oligo Professional/ Davines


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Hairborn Salon

1000 N Rohlwing Rd #10

Lombard, IL 60148


Text/ Call: (630) 993-0230


Melanie is self-represnted and takes clients on a limited basis. Inquire about her availability.

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