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Mel Paldino

Hair, Makeup Artistry & Grooming


    With more than 10 years in the industry, Mel Paldino has made her mark in the beauty industry and popular culture. The NYC , Boston, Miami based freelance artist has had her work featured on the hottest fashion runways, music videos, magazines, advertising campaigns and television shows. Her roster also includes some of the biggest names in music and television. Yet, even with such an impressive resume, it still comes down to one thing for Mel: “I love being able to transform people, not just the way they look but the way they feel about themselves.”

      Mel’s vast experience in every aspect of the industry, from the set to the salon, is what makes her such an in-demand artist. Mel loves that she is able to continuously learn new techniques and teach them to her fellow hair stylists around the country as a ColorProof Platform Artist and as a L'Oreal Paris Pro team artist for both Hair & Makeup. She brings extensive knowledge and an easy going demeanor to sets.

     Working in three major cities puts Mel in constant contact with creative people, which keeps her inspired and enthusiastic for her craft.  Challenges are always welcome. “Never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone,”.  “When things are tough that's when you learn the most about yourself.”



Umass Amherst '03- B.A. Legal Studies

Rob Roy Academy '04-Cosmetology License (MA,NY,FL)

Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry '07- Special FX, Airbrush, Print, Runway, Bridal, Film/TV 


Magazine Covers:

Parents Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Filter Magazine, Runner’s World Magazine, Arrive Magazine, Money Magazine, Improper Bostonian



Nike, Reebok, Saucony, Hyatt Place, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Heineken, IRobot, Evercare, Living Proof Hair Care, Jambu, Sofft Shoe, Puma, Vanilla Star Jeans, Starbucks, Walmart, Gerber, Atlantis Hotel, Plan B, Fisher Price, Hasboro, Jimmy Choo, Guitar Store, Converse, Prudential Center Boston, Citizens Bank, Pfizer, United Airlines, Experience Kissimmee Campaign



Glamour, Racheal Ray, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, O Magazine, Talbots, ColorProof Hair Care, L'Oreal Paris, Chicos,  Living Proof Hair Care, Dove, Real Simple, Parents, Vogue Italia, Arrive, Runners World, Parenting, Hollywood Reporter,, GQ , Seventeen, Brides NY, Velour, Moore, Fantastics, Filter, H&M,,, The Knot, Women's Wear Daily, Prevention Magazine, Nursemates, Hotel Tonight


Fashion Shows/Awards:

Victoria's Secret, Project Runway, Rock & Republic, Wendi Reed, Cala Ossidiana, Carol Hannah, Number Lab, Simon Spurr, Zegna, Allegra, David Delfin, Michael B, Shipley & Halmos, Christian Cota, Korean Concept Show, Malibu, Sachika, Park & Ronan, Stephan Burrows, Milady, Jeffreys, EMMY's, CFDA's, Strut, Icons of Style, GQ, NBA All-Stars



John Legend, Kygo, Don Lemon, Alex Rodriguez, Leslie Odom Jr, Marcus Samuelson, Paula Hawkins, Jake Tapper, Christopher Nolan, Thomas Mann. Alex  Wolff, Shameik Moore, Kid Cudi, The Knux, Joe Perry, Jorge Posada, Tyson Beckford, Necar Zadegan, DJ Pauly D, Nanna from Oh Land, Clagett Triplets, The National, DJ Tiesto, Alec Baldwin, Rocco Dispirito, Steve Bartels, Garance Dore, Phantogram, Bill O'Reilly



Jos A Banks, Lester's NYC, Talbots, Vanilla Star, Gilden, Saucony

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