melissa  jaqua 

People always ask that question to each other... " What did you want to be when you grow up?" So many never got there. Thank God I did, but not without suffering and sacrifice. I always LOVED hair. It's all I ever wanted to do. In high school, my careers teacher advised me to think about " a real job " instead. Nope, too late. I was destined for this! I pursued it with all my heart & never looked back. Guess what, it worked it out... really well actually! Not without a LOT of hard work. Here's how it turned out ->>>

I had many goals in my career. Moving to LOS ANGELES and working with celebrities was the biggest one. God had other plans for me first. After seeing my first hair show I had a strong pull to be on stage educating and helping others to learn and be the best they can be. Enter the beginning of my teaching career. 

As an international platform artist for John Paul Mitchell

Systems for over 20 years my educational classes and shows have blessed me with helping

hairdressers all over the world.

The USA, Canada, Mexico, the

Caribbean, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong

Kong, Italy, England, New Zealand, &

multiple appearances in

Austria, Germany, Japan & Australia.


I've been blessed to have my photo work published worldwide, have 2 MASTER'S CDs & thanks to my passion for multicultural hair, I earned the prestigious North American Hairstylist of the Year award.