Melissa Wilson

License #: HDR21214

My name is Melissa Wilson, and I’m the owner and principle artist at M.A.W.Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio. I love the color pink, I’m obsessed with eyebrows, and even though I’m a hair and makeup artist – I’m still a regular girl who does not have her hair and makeup done every day. In 2011, I opened M.A.W.Beauty with 2 simple goals in mind: to provide brides with an unforgettable luxury beauty experience for one of the biggest days of their lives, and to create a team of the best professionally licensed artists that I could find to provide these services.

I gained my experience in hair artistry by attending Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology in 2004. During my training, I worked as an assistant in one of Rhode Island’s top ethnic salons and eventually moved my way up to stylist. After relocating to New Jersey at the beginning of 2007, I began working as a makeup artist for Clinique at Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan, and after moving back to Rhode Island in Spring 2008, I enrolled at CCRI and obtained my Certificate in Marketing. In 2011, I realized that there was no on-location bridal beauty team that could truly cater to all hair textures and skin tones, so I decided to put my passion for hair, makeup and business together to create M.A.W.Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio. Since our inception, my team and I have been blessed with the opportunity to service over 150 brides and their bridal parties, and I have personally had the pleasure of travelling internationally to create the perfect bridal beauty experience for destination weddings. I have also styled makeup for Style Week Northeast, Boston Fashion Week, and I provide beauty services for a number of professional photo shoots.

M.A.W.Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio has been voted “Best of Weddings” by The Knot and also received the “Bride’s Choice Award” from Wedding Wire in 2013, 2014, and 2015. My work has been featured in publications such as WellWed Magazine and Southern New England Weddings Magazine, and can also be seen on several blogs. I have also had the humbling experience of mentoring students from the MET School in Providence who aspire to enter the beauty industry upon graduation. I’m constantly working hard and pushing myself to stay current on what’s new and next in the beauty industry. I love expanding my skill and knowledge through regular classes, workshops, seminars, and trade shows, and by learning from some of the industry’s top names.

I’d be honored to chat with you about your upcoming wedding or event, or about creating a look that is perfect for your every day life. Feel free to contact me. I look forward to bringing out the beauty in you.



License #: HDR21402

My name is Felisia-Shalene, and I’m a licensed cosmetologist with more than 10 years behind me. I graduated from the Paul Mitchell School of Rhode Island in 2004, and gained experience in a well known salon on the East Side of Providence. Over the years I’ve traveled the east coast to Miami working with photographers and styling hair and makeup at fashion shows. I’ve been a hair and makeup artist with M.A.W.Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio since January, 2013, and I love doing weddings.

Notably, over the years I’ve taken many continuing education classes to improve and stay current with my skills. Being able to utilize the techniques of others while also implanting my own techniques allows me to stay flexible in a constantly changing atmosphere such as the beauty industry.

I’ve also been part of the fitness and wellness industry – teaching fitness classes and personal training, which has assisted me in the beauty industry by helping me to apply the understanding of the natural mechanics of the body. Currently I’m enrolled at Rhode Island College for Public Relations; specializing in Advertising, with a minor in Marketing, and I will be graduating spring 2016.



License #: HDR24787

My name is Miranda, and I’ve been working with M.A.W.Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio as a Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist since June, 2013. I attended the Paul Mitchell School of Rhode Island, and I’m a licensed cosmetologist. I love working with brides, but when I’m not doing that, you can find me behind the chair cutting and coloring hair for my growing clientele. Since beginning my career in the beauty industry, I’ve had the opportunity to provide services for not only brides, bridesmaids, and salon clients, but also on professional photo shoots and as a member of the makeup team for Style Week Northeast. I’m incredibly passionate about my industry, and I love doing anything I can to gain more experience. I stay current on products, techniques and trends by attending classes and trade shows like The Makeup Show and IBS New York, and of course, by watching some of my favorite beauty pros on YouTube. I’m still at the beginning of my career, and I hope to keep working with brides and building my clientele for many years to come.



License #: HDR24610

From a young age, I’ve been asked by friends and relatives to do their hair, nails and make up. After becoming a mother at a young age, I felt like it was almost impossible for me to become a license cosmetologist, but I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in the hair and beauty industry. In 2005, I decided to go to school for nails, and became a licensed manicurist. Then, in 2011, I had the opportunity to enroll in cosmetology school. By February of 2013, I graduated and became a license cosmetologist.
I began my career in Bridal Hair Design in 2013 with M.A.W.Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio. I have taken many continued education courses to learn and perfect my skills as hair design artist with many hair lines (Aquage, Goldwell, Pravanna and Sexy Hair). I have also participated backstage for bridal shows. I really love what i do and hope to continue working with brides and clients for a very long time.



License #: HDR25595

Hey, my name is Jasmine! I’m a recent graduate of Toni & Guy, and I am also the newest Assistant at M.A.W.Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio. I’m excited to begin my career in the bridal industry and to start developing my skills as a Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist. I also work as an assistant with a salon based in Newport, and can’t wait to start gaining more experience as a stylist behind the chair. Being brand new to this industry, I’m really excited to learn as much as I can. I’m looking forward to my first wedding season with M.A.W.Beauty, and can’t wait to get my feet wet in this amazing industry.