In nearly three decades of doing session hair and makeup for the entertainment industry, Melanie Shelley has built an impressive and exciting resume. With intensive New York training under her belt - alongside top editorial stylists Danilo, Kevin Mancuso, Losi and Oribe - Melanie’s independent work has been featured in countless major fashion and music magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, ElleMEN, Allure, People, NATIVE, Billboard, Vegas, Cosmopolitan, Interview and US Weekly.
Traveling between New York and Nashville, Melanie was featured in 2001 as one of VOGUE Magazine's young "rising star" stylists. Melanie continued to build notoriety for her forward-reaching editorial work with photographers Norman Jean Roy, Robert Ascroft, Annie Leibowitz and Frank Ockenfels, but her catapult into the public eye came from her creation of the now-famous "BINX" haircut - since copied by Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and many others - which rocket-launched the young gender-bending beauty Leona "Binx" Walton to supermodel stardom. Binx now walks the runways of Yves St. Laurent, Chanel and Marc Jacobs, and is widely considered one of the world's top 20 supermodels.
Now, in 2017, Melanie is “first-call” session hairstylist for actress Nicole Kidman, actor Morgan Freeman, recording artists Keith Urban, Martina McBride, One Republic, Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen, Tyler Farr, RaeLynn, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, hot new girl duo TNT, breakout country artist Teddy Robb - as well as lead hair for Nordstrom Runway Division and Frye Boots campaigns. She is frequently a featured beauty writer and editor for NATIVE magazine and other publications, as well as a highly revered advanced haircut and style educator for the beauty industry.
Keith Urban for CMA, CMT, ASCAP, BMI and Emmy Awards, 2018 Album Cover & Press Package, YouTube Best Cover Ever, The Today Show; Nicole Kidman for Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Signature Flight Ad Campaign, CNN Hurricane Harvey Benefit; Vice President Al Gore for An Inconvenient Sequel at CNN Climate Change Town Hall, Late Night with Seth Myers; Martina McBride 2018 Album Package, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Chew; Naomi Judd "River of Time" Book Cover and Launch Campaign
Steven Tyler Love Is Your Name Music Video; RaeLynn Love Triangle Music Video; Morgan Freeman Cover for ElleMEN Magazine; Jake Owen for ACM, CMT and CMA Awards; Thomas Rhett album package, Crash & Burn Music Video; One Republic for CMT Crossroads; Dan Rather for The Big One; Karli Whetstone Frozen Music Video; Oscar De La Renta Runway Show @ The Symphony, Keith Urban for Miranda Lambert We Were Us Music Video, NYE Canada, Light The Fuse Album Package; Tyler Farr Album Package, Guy Walks Into A Bar Music Video; VOGUE Magazine Runway Show with Andre Leon Talley; Thompson Square for CMT Music Awards; Actress Kerri Washington (Scandal, Django Unchained) for Oprah Magazine; Ke$ha Best New Artist cover for Billboard magazine; Lafayette 148 Runway Show; Emmylou Harris with Mumford & Sons for CMT Crossroads, The Colbert Report; Jewel Stronger Woman Music Video, Ashley Judd for Redbook Magazine Cover, Inspi(red) campaign; Bill Maher, Austin City Limits, The View, OPRAH, and plenty more if you're feeling greedy...