Welcome to The Pretty Parlour.

I have been a Hair Stylist and Color Specialist for 7 years and I love what I do. After graduating from the Aveda Institute I worked at a great Aveda Salon where I honed in on hair color theory and precision cuts. I specialize in highlights, balayage, long and pixie cuts, Keratin treatments, blow-dry styling, Men’s and kids cuts. 

My top priority is for you to be comfortable in my chair and love your hair when you leave. I value the importance of healthy and strong hair and promise to always put the integrity of your hair first. I am also very passionate about teaching you how to love your hair with the right products and proper styling. 

Whatever your hair story is, I can't wait to meet you and become a part of it! 

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I have been a client of Melissa's for years!! She knows exactly what I want my hair to look like from the style to the color. I wouldn't think of going to anyone else. She can do no wrong with my hair. I can literally tell her to do whatever and she never disappoints.
Denise R.
I can't say enough about Melissa! She has been my hair stylist for years - and now she even cuts and styles my 3 teenagers' hair. Being super sweet and very easy to talk to, I always feel very comfortable in her chair. As I get older and my hair begins to change, I love that she gives me her honest opinions and recommendations when I ask. I love the color and style EVERY time!
Lisa L.
Melissa is a great stylist, a great chef and caterer, and great person because she listens. I hope to be a customer of hers for years because she cares if I’m happy, if I feel attractive wearing her work. She asks questions, she will say -I can’t do that with your hair but we can do this or that modified version. I recommend her without reservation and hope you appreciate her like I do. Kelly P.
Kelly P.
Melissa has been my hairstylist for many years. She ALWAYS does a terrific job on my hair. In fact, I have been asked by many people to give me the name of my stylist. In addition to her incredible professional styling skills and upbeat positive fun personality, She listens very carefully to your needs, makes great suggestions and follows through with an amazingly beautiful outcome. I always look and feel like a million when I leave. You can count on Melissa to recommend the very BEST suggestions, even wif the result will be less money spent. I know you will love the entire “package” of great honest skilled service as much as I have. Get ready to look and feel your BEST! Diane C
Diane C.
Melissa has been my hair stylist for about 3 years, ever since I moved back to the RDU area. She has been absolutely fantastic! She has encouraged me to try different hair styles that I normally wouldn't have the courage to do so (changing which side my part is on, fades, you name it!). In addition to wonderful haircuts, she is easy to talk to and immediately makes you feel welcome. She remembers details of my life that I even forget sometimes. I recommend her to everyone I know.
Ryan B.
Melissa works magic! I came in to see her after experimenting with bleach on my hair and she fixed me right up. She was able to color correct my hair with low lights, highlights, and a toner. My bleaching was uneven and orange and she managed to clean it up perfectly. I came to her a complete mess and left looking fabulous. She is skilled in explaining the effect of certain processes and products on your hair to ensure it can remain as healthy as possible. If you ever have a hair crisis (which happens to the best of us), she's the one! Her color correction was perfect. Thank you Melissa!
Ava P.
Melissa has been my hair stylist since I moved here 3.5 years ago. She has always listened to my concerns about my hair and has come up with wonderful solutions. She even encouraged me to “go grey” (before the pandemic)when it would adversely effect her earnings. She is always upbeat and willing to give feedback, but also respectful of the clients wishes. I completely trust her advice and love the outcomes after my visits!
Jo Anne R.