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Alicia Melanson is happening

A new hair and makeup salon on Barrington Street opens


“I'm a native of Halifax, and have always been in love with the arts,” explains Alicia Melanson, an experienced hairstylist and makeup artist, about her new business, Alicia Melanson Hair & Makeup (1725 Barrington Street, 3rd Floor, 433-1616), which she’s opened with fellow beauty expert Meaghan Ryan. Melanson has trained at Bumble & Bumble in New York, been a stylist to the stars for special events and worked at Thumpers.

“When I found this funky little space on Barrington (shared with Strut International Modelling Agency) I had to jump on it,” says Melanson. “It's really a unique space---that really allows Meg and I to work creatively with our existing clientele and have the freedom to work on some fun projects with fashion, photography, and wedding parties both in-salon and on-site.”

 Melanson is working to make her salon a green business, and as such she uses a number of “eco-friendly products, cleaning products,” and colour with very low ammonia. She supports local artisans by carrying “handmade reinvented vintage jewellery” amongst other items. For more detail or to book an appointment, visit her website at

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