Melissa, Stylist and Education Director at Christiaan Best Salon and Day Spa, Providence, RI

Melissa, Stylist Educator

Being the niece of a talented stylist like Carol, it just came naturally to Melissa after watching her for years. She trained and worked as a stylist in South Carolina before moving back to her home state of Rhode Island. She also lived in France for 3 years and is fluent in French! She has been through extensive training with Christiaan’s staff, she also continues to take Goldwell and Tigi classes. Melissa says: “Hair is absolutely what I was born to do, there is nothing like spinning someone around in my chair and hearing “I love it! It’s exactly what I wanted!” ” In her spare time Melissa enjoys Zumba classes, crocheting accessories, and creating nail art. “Viens me voir! “

Photo Shoots
(Melissa directs our photo shoots)

9/2014  2/2014  11/2011  10/2011  6/2011  2016

Hair by Melissa


Hair Services start
Kerasilk treatment haircut 71
women’s haircut 51
thick hair straight blowdry add 10
men’s haircut 46
child haircut (under 12) 30
bang, beard trim  10
shampoo & style  25
flat iron  10
Conditioning start
deep conditioner treatment with blow dry  35
Kerasilk treatment blow dry  45
Complimentary Consultation Advisable for
New Clients before a Color Service.
regrowth touch up 55
color balance 15
customized men’s color 30
partial highlight 82
full highlight 110
light and tone 100
balayage/hand painting 120
color correction, price upon consultation  
Texture start
Keratin treatment 250
Keratin Express blow out 125
Keratin Express blow out with any service 75
Special Occasion start
up style 65
style down 40
Bridal start
bridal up-do with veil 70


  • Angela Descoteaux Google+ 5 stars
    What is not to love about this place? The salon is beautiful, clean and inviting. The staff is super friendly, and are passionate and knowledgeable about their profession. I have never felt so welcomed initially to a new salon as I did here. I had the amazingly talented Melissa for a foil/cut, I’m so happy with the results! 🙂 She was so friendly and sweet, as was her assistant, Tayla (hope I spelled her name correctly). It was such a fun, relaxed, easygoing experience. I would highly recommend this salon, and I’m looking forward to coming over and over and over! Thank you ladies! 🙂
  • Christiaan’s is one of many reasons I miss being in Providence!It’s just so hard to come by a salon that does such an excellent job with cutting and styling short hair — specifically, Melissa! I’m never comfortable getting chatty when I go to get my hair cut, but Melissa always polite, charming, and respectful and never made me feel obligated to talk, besides asking me specific questions about how I wanted my hair cut.
    Price wise — around $40 for a women’s short hair cut (with tip). For a college student, it burned a slight hole in my pocket, but well worth it for a haircut of that high quality!
  • A very special salon, great haircuts and color. Melissa is my gal!
  •  I had a pleasant appointment. Melissa fixed my terrible existing cut and somehow also gave me what I wanted. I will be back.
  • Melisa always makes me feel and look great! My hair is often complimented by complete strangers and always by friends.
  • Melissa NAILED my haircut yesterday! We’ve been working on “going short” for the last couple cuts. This time I knew exactly what I wanted and what did/didn’t work the last time. I am SO excited to have a cut that I love and found someone to help me in my “going short” journey. Thanks, Melissa!!
  • My experience was excellent. Melissa was extremely helpful with my decision on how I wanted my haircut and my color was perfect.

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