It’s a family story, really, and it all started with three strong willed women from Siberia -
a long way from Beacon Hill.
But that’s why we love Beacon Hill; everyone is from everywhere. Like Zena. She was the true definition of strength. A career woman before the term existed. Zena was a nature conservationist in Siberia from 1945-1975. Well-read, thoughtful, and in tune with all the beauty and color she encountered in nature. Like Rose.
She spent her days immersed in color. She was renowned for her grace and style, but she was better known for her work as a seamstress. Living in Soviet Russia in the 1950 and 1960s, she became somewhat of a revolutionary for creating unique designs that defied standard styles. Marina, granddaughter to the determination, strength, and beauty of both Zena and Rose.
Meet Marina – Owner/Lead Stylist of ZENAROSE
Marina Melnikova was born in Magadan, Siberia in the 1980s. In 1999, she immigrated to the United States and brought along with her her grandmothers’ eye for color and style and a lifelong dedication to bringing out natural beauty
Brides, models, and photographers alike agree that to be around Marina is to be around a friend. The kind of friend that remembers your likes and dislikes, your best angle, and your favorite lipstick. With an artistic understanding of color and texture, Marina pieces it all together to create a look that is distinctly yours.
Marina has over 10+ years experience working in the beauty industry in NYC and Boston. Her work has been featured at Martha Stewart Weddings, Refinery29, NYFW, Boston Fashion Week, Free People, and more.
Combining creative transformative techniques, focus on details, and passion for helping clients look and feel their best, Marina and ZenaRose brings forth an ultimate unparalleled beauty experience.
Education and Experience
Parsons School Of Design, NYC 2006
Aveda Institute, NYC 2007-2008
Color Apprentice Program, NYC 2008
3–year training program at HC Studio, Brookline, MA 2010
Freelance artist for weddings and special events, 2013-2016
Small business owner living the American Dream, Beacon Hill, Boston, 2016
L’oreal, NYC. Aveda Institute, NYC. Kerastase, Paris. TIGI, NYC. Aquage, Miami. Dinair, LA. Hot Head Extensions, San Diego. Brazillian Blow Out, NYC.