Meet the Co.

Beauty with Julie at Bar Beauty & Co. was created by the vibrant and passionate Julie Occhino. Julie is a graduate of Cazenovia College with a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Management with a Fashion Merchandising specialization. She is a highly trained beauty and make-up expert who has been working as a make-up artist for the past nine years. Julie has participated in make-up artistry for many brides and bridal parties, photo shoots, special events, theater productions, and fashion shows. Over the years, Julie has had the pleasure of working for numerous cosmetic retailers including: Lancome,  Macy’s, Jean Paul Salon and Spa, and Sephora. Julie is a Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Eyelash Extensionist, and Science of Sephora certified. She is also a featured make-up artist on The Knot Wedding Network. You will find Julie flipping through bridal blogs, reading and sharing real love stories, sipping on ice tea, trying new make-up and skincare products, trending make-up looks, jotting down new ideas on note pads, and involved in just about everything BRIDAL! Julie lives by the words of her loving mother who always told her to “Go Dazzle the World With Your Talent!” She is most appreciative for her wonderful clients and amazing support system who have inspired her sparkling success, and most of all she believes in everything Love. Xo

Melanie May Hasselbach is a hair stylist, barber, and make-up artist located in Upstate New York. Moving from her hometown of Montgomery, NY, more than 13 years ago, Melanie graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with an Associates degree in Individual Studies and attended SUNY Albany. During this time she realized that Hair and Make-up was her true passion! One year later, Melanie graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in Schenectady, NY, with a Cosmetology License. Melanie did not stop there! She went back to school at the Austins School of Spa Technology in Albany, NY, and became a certified Make-up Artist and also obtained a Master Barber License. Since then, Melanie has worked in several salons in the Capital Region and has experience in freelance work with Weddings, Photo shoots, and Fashion Shows! Currently, she is an instructor at Paul Mitchell the School Schenectady and recently joined the Beauty with Julie at Bar Beauty & Co. team in Troy, NY! From the bride to the groom, Melanie can cater to your every day needs or for your “big day!” Visit @melaniemaykeover to see more of her talented work!


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Licensed Esthetician, Makeup & Lash Artist

Christina specializes in Eyelash Extensions, Eyebrow Shaping & Waxing, and Makeup Artistry! She is a graduate of the Austin’s School of Spa Technology where she obtained both a certification in Makeup Artistry and Esthetician License. Christina is a highly trained beauty and skincare expert proficient in brands including Dermalogica, Eminence, Bella Lash Eyelash Extensions, TEMPU Airbrush Makeup, Stila, and Makeup Forever. She is also certified in Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels. Be sure to book with Christina today!!

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Amy Rose
Hairstylist & Master Barber / Natural Skincare & Energy Work 

Healing Hands for All

Amy Rose is a Licensed Hairstylist/Barber specializing in natural, curly, and short hair. She offers cuts, styling, color, and facial waxing to both men and women. Amy Rose also offers natural skincare treatments and energy work at Lotus Wellness Studio in Troy, NY. Visit Amy’s website to learn more and schedule your appointment now! 

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Katie Burns
Hairstylist & Makeup Artist

Katie is a licensed cosmetologist who has been working in upstate New York since 2006. She is certified with Redken, Temptu airbrush makeup and Devacurl. Behind the chair she specializes in balayage techniques and color correction. Katie also offers on location hair and makeup services. To learn more about Katie & view her exclusive portfolio visit