Owner & Master Stylist

Ever since discovering her talent and passion for the industry, Melyssa's dream has been to follow in her grandfather, Thomas' footsteps and own her own business. Melyssa believes that inspiration is a very powerful tool for change, growth and happiness.

The goal is to develop a culture within Thomas Taft Salon which is deeply rooted in the idea that inspiration can come from anywhere. Through treating our staff as a family, building deep and meaningful relationships with our clients, and being involved in our community, we hope to create an atmosphere which encourages the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

We set ourselves apart from other salons that offer rushed, dated services and products. Having come from such a salon, Melyssa has realized, from talking with her clients, that many remain frustrated by a lack of a customized and consistent service experience. Thomas Taft Salon is Melyssa's answer to this problem. 

Gus Gus is our frenchbulldog mascot!!!  @gusgusfrenchie



Master Stylist

On weekends you can be found:

Doing me, having fun and focusing on myself.

Favorite movie of all time:

Pretty Women

A quote you love?

Keep it cute or keep it in mute.

How did you get into hair?

I did all of my sisters hair since I was a teenager.

Favorite snack?

Protein bars



Stylist & Bumble & bumble Network Educator

On weekends you can be found:

Reading, taking walks, going to museums, having dinner and drinks

Favorite movie of all time:

Mildred Pierce

A quote you love?

"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life" - Coco Chanel

How did you get into hair?

I wanted a career that married art and reality.

Favorite snack?

Albanese 12 flavor gummy bears. Grapefruit is my favorite.



Creative Color Specialist & In-Salon Educator

On weekends you can be found?

Running, sewing or at a loud concert.

Favorite movie?

Dead Poets Society

A quote you love?

Carpe Diem

How did you get into hair?

I always thought I would making people beautiful, so I at attended FIDM at their Los Angeles location. After graduation and working for a few companies in NYC, I realized the Fashion Industry wasn't as instantly creative as I wanted it to be. Hair has so much more of an instant gratification of creating something from start to finish. So I applied at Thomas Taft Salon as an assistant and enrolled at The Aveda Institute. Now I love what I do and can make you feel beautiful!

Favorite snack?

Pizza. Always pizza. Meals, snacks and breakfast pizza!




On weekends you can be found:

Exploring the city, trying new foods, and/or taking naps

Favorite movie of all time?

Breakfast at Tiffany's

A quote you love?

"Don't be like the rest of them, darling."

Coco Chanel

How did you get into hair

Hair found me! I thought I wanted be a doctor but after attending my first few years of college I realized my passion was for something more artistic. My mom suggested I visit the local beauty school, and it was love at first cut. I was able to combine my passion for people and my creativity into an amazing and outgoing career called Hairdressing. 

Favorite snack?

Chicken and Waffles. Does that count as a snack?