As Melanie's assistant one of my main roles is to help prepare for the client: including body art, eye lashes and make-up products. One of the most important parts of the job is Melanie briefing me on her plan for the hair and makeup and I particularly enjoy this as I get to hear and learn the thought process of an expert. I love being Melanie's assistant because of the vast array of different experiences from the Hilton to a studio and because she makes me feel like a really valued member of the team. Melanie inspires me to follow my dreams.

Lucy Mae Jenkinson

A 15 year old girl who has been invited on work experience with Melanie such as live fashion shows and editorial photo-shoots for publication in magazines.

I have known Melanie for 6 years I started off as Melanie's student studying in Media Makeup. Melanie is one of the best teachers I have ever come across. Her teaching skills are outstanding! Melanie is well loved by all her students and everyone that meets her. She is a wonderful, helpful, friendly teacher and friend. Melanie not only taught me to become a successful makeup artist but Melanie also agreed to mentor me through my university course to become a teacher. Her help over the two years of my teaching course is indescribable. Her encouragement, motivation and positive energy as my mentor helped me so very much and I know that without Melanie's help and advice I wouldn't be the successful media makeup teacher that I am today!

Debbie Edwards

A past student of Melanie’s for her full-time Level 2 and 3 Media and Fashion Makeup VTCT VRQ Qualification. Debbie was also mentored by Melanie for two years through her teaching Degree and Debbie attended many celebrity events with Melanie to help her gain experience

I have had the great privilege of working with Melanie on many occasions, North West football awards & SPOTY awards to name a few. Melanie is always on time and I can't speak highly enough of her professionalism whilst doing my makeup. I always feel very comfortable around her & she always gives me her honest opinion of what look to go for to match my outfit. On the occasions Melanie has done my makeup I have been inundated with compliments of how I look. The service as well as the art of the makeup is fantastic and I can't recommend Melanie enough, she has a great variety of looks which she has created for me and I have loved but is also a great person to be around too.

Toni Duggan

Plays football for ‘Manchester City’ and ‘England’

I have had the great privilege of working with Melanie on many occasions, North West football awards & SPOTY awards to name a few. Melanie is always on time and I can't speak highly enough of her professionalism whilst doing my makeup. I always feel very comfortable around her & she always gives me her honest opinion of what look to go for to match my outfit. On the occasions Melanie has done my makeup I have been inundated with compliments of how I look. The service as well as the art of the makeup is fantastic and I can't recommend Melanie enough, she has a great variety of looks which she has created for me and I have loved but is also a great person to be around too.

Colin Laphan

CEO HDR Beauty LTD ADCreativ

I whole heartedly recommend MelVic Makeup Academy to any aspiring Makeup Artist. Melanie and her academy are one of a kind, not only is Melanie a brilliant teacher but she is still very much vibrant and working in all genres of the industry which is so important to students. This means you will have up to date knowledge in an industry of ever changing products and tools and the aftercare Melanie provides is second to none.

What sets Melanie apart from every other school and tutor out there is that she first and foremost genuinely wants the best for her students and goes out of her way to teach them and ensure they have the skills and the knowledge for the path they wish to take. Melanie continually takes her students on jobs with her which was invaluable experience and a great way to network and build up connections.

Even after my course, when my confidence wasn’t quite there, Melanie kept in touch and invited me back for extra tuition and further work experience to build my confidence and I cannot thank her enough for this. Even now over a year later we are still in touch and Melanie loves to hear about our journey and still to this day offers us the chance to work on events and jobs. In fact, one of my goals was to one day see my work published in a magazine and I achieved this shortly after completing my course due to Melanie’s connections in the industry and the confidence and skills she had installed in me.

Since completing my course and through the leads Melanie has given me I have since gone on to gain work experience on numerous TV & Film Productions with Disney, the BBC, Channel 4 as well as being part of the Makeup Team on huge events such as London Fashion Week and Miss England which was televised worldwide. Without Melanie this would still be nothing but a pipe dream. Then my dreams really did come true when I gained a place on Creative Skillset and landed my first contract as a Hair & Makeup Trainee on Warner Brothers Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindlewald. This seen me head off to London and I haven’t looked back since.

I am beyond grateful to Melanie and her academy for everything she has helped me accomplish. Not only a great mentor and teacher, but a genuine desire to help her students fulfil their dreams with continued support and course fees that are achievable to make your dreams come true.

MelVic Makeup Academy is the best start to any aspiring Makeup Artist. 100% recommended. Thanks Melanie.

Colin Laphan

CEO HDR Beauty LTD ADCreativ