KOR HAIR STUDIO
Melissa Payton has been a stylist in the Quinte region for more than 15 years. Throughout her career, she has worked alongside some of the most prestigious in her field. Travelling to many locations across Canada and the United States attending hair shows demonstrating her talent on a stage for thousands to watch and learn, Melissa has showcased various techniques, while promoting products she uses and believes in enough to recommend to her clients.
Melissa’s very first entrepreneurial voyage started with on-site bridal hair and makeup through ‘Your Day, Your Way’. She has worked alongside many bridal parties in salon settings and fully understands the stress that can come with your special day. So, she set out to create a service that comes to the location of the bride, in an attempt to reduce the added chaos of traveling to various sites. Her full set-up of hair and makeup stations allow the bridal party to begin their day in the comfort of their own home or location of their choosing, enjoy breakfast (perhaps a mimosa, too!), while she prepares each of the ladies for the special day.
Melissa is driven by making those around feel their best, while also doing her part to help make a difference in the community. Aside from working in the wedding industry for the past decade, she also operated a small salon in her home which allowed her clients receive the same reliable services in a quieter setting. But just like her skills and abilities continue to grow, the demand for her expertise has outgrown these parameters, so she shifted her focus into making an even bigger dream a reality. A combination of past experiences and an ever-growing passion, she manifested these elements into a solid foundation to grow and expand, bringing Belleville exactly what clients asked for – KOR Hair Studio – a place that will leave you feeling beautiful from the KOR.
And that’s not it – there’s another first for the area that can be found at KOR. To honour her beautiful mother and the battle she endured while ill with cancer, Melissa has created a special place for those courageous warriors – a salon with private stations where the focus is on rest and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of a vibrant salon atmosphere, if you so wish.
Melissa Payton is a loving mother, wife, sister and friend, who takes immense pride in her work, which is also evident in the love she extends to those around her. One of her most joyful moments in this life is making people remember their shine. She thoroughly enjoys everything her industry has to offer and has no plans to stop anytime soon. Day in and day out, Melissa continues to love every second and is confident that when you walk through the doors of KOR Hair Studio, you will leave with an extra dose of sparkle in your style.