Melainie Kettlewell
Owner, Lash Master

Obsessed with all things beauty for as long as she can remember, Owner and Master Esthetician Melainie Kettlewell’s professional career may have began over two decades ago, but her natural talent and passion for her craft began in early childhood—first grade, to be exact—where she could be found sneaking her mother’s magazines into school in order to “fix” the models brows, lips, and lashes with her crayons.

Since then, Melainie has taken the Beauty World by storm, spending over 20 years working, studying, and training with some of the industry’s most respected names and institutions.

After receiving her Cosmetology Degree from David Presley Aveda Academy, Melainie began her career at Mystique Day Spa, an upscale Day Spa catering to the high-end clientele of Dearborn, Michigan. Here, she was given the coveted opportunity to study underneath their Master Esthetician, where she specialized in Aveda skin and nail care.

Melainie’s advanced skills were soon recognized by another luxury spa in the area: Salon West, who eventually hired her on as their Lead Esthetician. But it wasn’t until 2007, at Mind Body Spirit Salon & Spa in North Dakota, that she realized her love for lashes and brows. With the beauty trend of the time drastically shifting from the over-plucked brows of the 90’s to the full, fluffy brows of today— Melainie found her true calling—quickly becoming known for her seemingly miraculous ability to rehabilitate eyebrows that had been over-tweezed for years (and considered “unfixable” by others) back to their natural shape.

Now a renowned brow rehabilitation specialist, mastering the art of lashes seemed like the next natural step. Obtaining her initial certification from the prestigious Paris Lash Academy, Melainie pursued her lash education to the fullest degree, eventually completing the Lash Educator International Certification from Lash Incorporated, amongst several noteworthy others (below).

The hunt for the perfect location for her own salon was next on the list—and in 2013, she found exactly that, in the quaint little lakeside town of Tawas, Michigan.
Drawn by her love of nature and sold by the vast amount of white space she saw in the market, Melainie excitedly moved North — and after two years of building, and a lifetime of planning—Pretty Obsessed Brow Bar was finally born.

The first, and now the most reputable Brow & Lash Artist in the area, when Melainie’s not at the salon, or continuing her education, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and exploring the great outdoors.










Education

Cosmetology Degree, David Presley Aveda Academy
Advanced Aveda Makeup Certification with Aveda Global Artistic Director, Janell Geason
Advanced Aveda Makeup Certification with Toronto Makeup Artist Anna Conte
Skin Wise I Advanced Aveda Skincare
Skin Wise II Advanced Aveda Skincare Rituals
Kimberly Munie Microblading Basics Private Training
NadyB Ombré Brow Master Class: Ombré, Powder, & Combo Brows
BeautySlesh Machine Nano Hair Strokes (European technique)
Paris Lash Academy Classic Lash certification
Paris Lash Academy Volume Lash Certification
Emily Chu Infection Control
Lash Inc Lash Educator International Certification
Lash Inc International Accreditation
Biologix Infection Control