marina | OWNER & STYLE DIRECTOR | Sagittarius
Owner and Style Director Marina Melnikova immigrated to the U.S. from Siberia in 1999, bringing her grandmothers’ legacy with her. She has over 10 years of experience working in the beauty industry between New York City and Boston. Marina studied at Parsons School of Design and the Aveda Institute in New York, where she developed her unique approach to color and style. She later moved to Boston, where she rose through the ranks as a stylist before opening her own acclaimed salon, ZenaRose, in 2016. Her wedding and editorial looks have been featured in Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Boston Magazine, and more.
ALEXA |Lead stylist & Make up artist | LIBRA
Born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard, you can see beachy, saltwater-tousled waves and braids in many of Alexa’s looks. A graduate of the Toni & Guy Academy in Worcester, MA, Alexa focused on bohemian styling and expert cutting. She developed blonde hair care and coloring expertise with Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, TIGI, and Eufora. Alexa is trained in Dinair airbrush makeup, certified in Brazilian Blowout, and a salon go-to for Keratin tape extensions, making her an expert in wedding makeup and styling.
Stephanie | Junior Stylist & Makeup Artist | CANCER
As recent graduate of Tony & Guy, Stephanie has quickly learned the ins and outs of color theory and makeup artistry. Sensing her natural talent, Marina brought Stephanie under her wing, training her in every aspect of hair and makeup. Although versatile in her abilities, Stephanie's true passion is in color and bridal styling. Stephanie is a Cancer and her ability to connect with people is uncanny.
Alix | ZR MANAGER & MAKE UP ARTIST| SCORPIO
Alix was self-taught in makeup and skincare before Marina discovered her at a mutual friend’s wedding and brought her under her wing for formal training. She quickly became a favorite among brides who desire the ultra-natural and fresh-faced makeup look. Using her clients’ best features as a point of inspiration, Alix creates glowing and timeless looks the enhance their natural beauty. Alix is a true creative, having graduated from Boston College with a degree in Fine Arts and Film.
LAURA | JUNIOR HAIR stylist & MAKE UP ARTIST | GEMINI
A graduate of Toni & Guy in Worcester, MA, Laura went on to study under a leading Paul Mitchell educator. She soon became a master colorist, and is a salon go-to for color melts and color corrections. Laura is also an expert in airbrush makeup, extensions, and (if you ask) “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
SUZY |FREELANCE MAKE uP ARTIST | VIRGO
Suzy Meek worked as a presenter and model in the UK before venturing into bridal makeup. Having studied with the best in the industry, Suzy has personally worked with many leading makeup brands, like Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, and Anastasia Beverly Hills, in addition to acting as an ambassador for YSL makeup. Now a resident of Boston, Suzy brings her passion as a bridal makeup artist to ZR. She works with her brides to develop their dream wedding look, using the latest trends and colors she’s known to keep in her makeup kit.
ANDRE | FREELANCE HAIR STYLIST | Taurus
With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Andrae is well versed in both color and styling. He’s worked at the city’s top Newbury St. salons, in addition to training with some of the most recognizable brands in the industry, like L’OREAL, Oribe, and GOLDWELL. Andrae has a distinct style all his own and specializes in creating truly custom wigs.