“The most important thing is your attitude. You have to be a positive person in this industry”.
Positivity is something that Melissa Meretsky brings plenty of when teaching in our classrooms, “I am an inspirational and creative teacher”. Her desire to inspire others to follow their dreams is what brought her to New Image College.
Melissa has always been an artist; starting her artistic career as a singer under the tittle “M3”. Her band and herself traveled North America, playing everywhere from friends basements to large venues, “I would body paint my dancers before we would preform. I was doing music all the time but always had this desire to move into the makeup industry”.
After graduating at the top of the class, Melissa immediately began to make waves in the industry, competing at IMATS Vancouver and Toronto, winning both third place in Vancouver for prosthetic arts and second in Toronto for beauty. Melissa’s accolades are far from over, she has won first place in Act 5 Cosmetics, two time first place winner at the the Workless Party and 1st place winner at the Science World Art Expo.
“I have been lucky enough to achieve to so much and see the world, but I have always wanted to teach. I love to inspire others”. It is Melissa’s constant positivity that has allowed her to achieve so much in the makeup industry, and is what has made her a favourite among our students.”I hope our students find what they are searching for as artists and what makes them happy. What we are all searching for”.
Though Melissa understands that this search requires hard work, dedication and good guidance, “New Image puts its students in a positive workplace where their artistic ability is nurtured by like-minded people. We are all artists, and by virtue are all in this journey together… Everyday I come to work I am excited to take that journey with you”.