Melissa Bogardus (aka Makeup Mel) is a licensed master cosmetologist located near Birmingham, Alabama. With 15 years under her belt, Mel is dedicated to giving you a one-of-a-kind wedding experience before you say "I do". She will take your requests, combine it with her artistic vision, and give you the wedding look you’ve always wanted. She is the lead makeup artist for Alabama Weddings and has been signed with Miss USA, Miss America, and many more. Her open communication, impeccable customer service, and team of experienced makeup artists will help you feel and look your most beautiful on your wedding day.
Mel offers consultations and trials so there are no surprises when it comes to your wedding day look. She can also offer her services to wedding parties, attendants, and family. Whether you want a dramatic transformation or natural enhancements to your everyday look, Mel and her team are more than capable.
31 Reviews for Melissa Moore Bogardus
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Amanda C. · Married on 10/17/2020
Beautiful make up and hair for all bridal party members!
Mel does a beautiful job with hair and makeup! She is so attentive to what each individual wants, and everyone looked so cohesive. I don't wear much makeup on a day to day basis, and Mel created a beautiful glammed up natural look for me, and I am so thankful! I loved my hair and makeup, and my mom and bridesmaids all looked amazing. I highly recommend Mel and her team!Sent on 11/05/2020
Catherine · Married on 10/28/2018
I found Mel the week of my engagement photos and used that basically as my trial for the wedding (30 days later). She passed with flying colors! On my wedding day I’ve never felt more beautiful version of myself than on that day! Mel is a boss lady and just takes charge making sure everything’s perfect! Kind of funny, she put in hair extensions on my wedding day and I accidentally threw them away... apparently very expensive and we’re to be returned. Just FYI...if you get them don’t throw them away 😂 Highly recommend Mel and her team!Sent on 11/24/2018
Ashley · Married on 10/05/2018
Quick to response, affordable, & has a team of artisits so very flexible with scheduling, assigned artist reached out to me immediately after speaking with Mel, herself.Sent on 10/10/2018
Maggie Hodges did my makeup & styled my hair perfectly! Lasted all night & professional, she took into consideration sample photos of the look I wanted achieved.
I live in Miami & travelled to Hoover for a wedding & was worried wouldn’t find an artist, thank you! :)