About Us

Melanie "Mellie" Martinous



Melanie “Mellie” Martinous is Mellie Hair Salon’s owner, and she is a certified Master Stylist and a certified Master Colorist. Mellie has has worked in the beauty and fashion industry for over 21 years. She's recognized nationally as a hair design master, especially at precision razor cutting,coloring, and sharp, modern updos.


Mellie graduated from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts with a BA in Graphic Design in 1990, and then enrolled in Beauty School in Boston to pursue her lifelong dream being a hair designer. After graduating 1st in her class from Blaine Beauty Academy in Boston, Mellie mastered women’s and men’s precision haircutting under the tutelage of Master Stylist David Schumann at Linear Aveda in Boston’s South End in the early 1990’s.


In 1995, Melanie was recruited for a position as Senior Stylist at startup Grettacole Spa in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and she jumped at this opportunity of a lifetime. There, she further developed her skills as a high-end, professional stylist working and training side-by-side with Bravo’s famous style maven, Gretchen (Gretta) Monahan, being among Gretta’s first few employees. After over a decade at “Best of Boston” winner Grettacole, Melanie took her talent to another "Best of Boston" salon in Hingham, Mass., working as Senior Stylist and Creative Director.


In 2006, Mellie decided to take her many years of experience working with the best in the industry, and she fullfiled her lifelong dream of business ownership by opening Mellie Hair Design in East Milton Square, MA.


Melanie has trained personally and directly with industry names including Vivian Mackinder, David Schumann, Gretta Monahan, and Nick Arrojo . She has studied advanced color correction and balayage at L’Oreal Advanced Academy in soho, NYC, and advanced razor cutting at Bumble & Bumble in Manhattan.


Melanie's Advanced Education Includes...


Most recently (October 2014), Melie attended ARROJO Inspirations cutting workshop at Nick ARROJO's Education Academy in NYC where she studied and practiced advanced razor cutting techniques with ARROJO'S Master Stylists during this intensive, two day, seminar/workshop.


NYC. During of January, 2011, Melanie attended ARROJO EXPO in NYC. She brought her entire staff to this amazing, 2 day, advanced education and business development event. Mellie's focus during this event was business development, and her classes (taught by Nick Arrojo) focused on creating the ultimate high-end salon experience for Mellie Hair Salon's clients.


Her training also includes Minardi Beauty Focus in Manhattan, and Mellie studied Contemporary Updo Theory at Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. Mellie also was trained in advanced modern updo theory with Kevin Murphy's team at Kaliedescope in Boston. In June 2010, Mellie learned advanced cutting techniques with Master Stylist Travis Parker at L'Oreal Advanced Academy in NYC.


In November 2013, Mellie studied directly with Nick Arrojo at his advanced education center in NYC, further developing her skills in modern hair styling and business development.


Mellie is certified and experienced with SoCap Hair Extensions.


Mellie's updo skills are impossible to match, even by the most experienced artists. Her ability to create modern, unique, exquisite updos is a mystery to anyone who has ever had the pleasure of having their bridal, special occasion or prom updo spun by Mellie. Blushing brides, Prom Gals, and Bridesmaids have literally left the salon in tears, never believing their hair could look so perfect on such an important day... Mellie's updo skills are a gift indeed.


Mellie's real passion is cutting and she believes that hair should suit every aspect of a client, encompassing face and body shape, style, personality, and lifestyle. Beautiful hair should be easily achieved on a daily basis, and compliment, not compete with an individual’s beauty. Employing Melanie’s philosophy couldn’t be easier, with her super-stylish, yet low maintenance hairstyles. However, her love for hair doesn’t end with the service. Melanie hand-picks every item and product that is sold and used at the salon, ensuring clients easy styling on their own.


Mellie is ranked by SPOA (Salon Professionals of America) as one of the "Top 10 Master Stylists" in metro Boston.




Julie joined Mellie with over 8 years' of high end hair design experience. Julie graduated at the top of her Cosmetology class and hasn't looked back since. After extensive  hands-on training and seminars from some of the top brands in the industry like Paul Mitchell and Aveda, Julie is excited to join the talented stylists at Mellie. There is never a day Julie is not excited to get to work (how many of us can say that?).  She knows one of the most personal decisions someone can make is who they allow to touch their hair, and with this personal decision comes a lot of potential happiness. There is no greater joy for Julie than helping to make someone feel good about the way they look and feel, and this keeps her motivated each and every day. Julie lives in Boston with her favorite friend, Bergy  the Goldendoodle. She grew up in a small suburban farm town and is one of the most genuine, sweetest and sincere people you will ever meet... not to mention an extremely skilled hair stylist!






Morgan brings several years of top-end salon experience to the Mellie team. Morgan strives to make your trip to the salon a truely luxurious experience. She has intensive advanced training including Paul Mitchell, Goldwell and Matrix.

With an keen eye for color, Morgan will help you maintain your signature look or seamlessly transition you into a new color and style. She's eager to become your favorite face to see whether it's a haircut, a full foil or keratin treatment.





Renee is Mellie's junior stylist, but her work is on the level of a seasoned professional with several years of experience. She joined us after working for another "Best of Boston" winning salon on the south shore. She has trained at Bumble and Bumble as well as Matrix. Mellie has taken Renee under her wing, so she's been learning Master Stylist skills from Mellie. One visit to Renee's chair for a color and haircut and we promise you'll be so thrilled that you'll book your next appointment before leaving the salon.