Hi, I'm Melissa Blaskovich
Melissa “ Meli” Blaskovich is one the founders and Co-CEO of D&M DEVELOPMENTS, as well as a Master Stylist & Owner of Hair By Meli B. A career driven Chicago native, from Schaumburg, Melissa has been calling Austin home since 2011. Some notable accolades include; 4 years at William Rainey Harper College with (two) Associate degrees in Hospitality Management & Hotel Restaurant Management, a minor in Wedding & Event planning & a Dean's List honoree. After realizing she had bigger dreams and ideas, while also wanting to explore more career possibilities, Melissa went back to school in 2013 at Avenue Five Institute to complete her Cosmetology License which she later utilized not only to excel in but also build her career as a Hairstylist for the last 7 years. Upon completing an advanced mentorship program, and managing a family owned salon, she applied her knowledge and skill set to create Hair by Meli B. in the South Austin area.
When she is not working to further her stylist brand she is diligently working alongside her business partner, Dana Takenaka, to expand & grow D&M DEVELOPMENTS. Driven by community and a desire to give back Melissa is constantly refining the "home away from home" experience for her clients and customers. While working towards the future of both personal and business goals she frequently reminds herself of the byword, "If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life."
Among many interests, which includes being a die hard sports fan for Chicago teams and the Iowa Hawkeyes, Melissa is also a amerature wine connoisseur, food enthusiast and traveler. She is also family oriented, animal loving and values her community of friendships.