13th & Joan Signs Celebrity Makeup Artist|Melissa Hibbert to Historic Book Publishing Deal

2019 promises to be an explosive year for literature. Heavyweights are telling stories like never before and 13th & Joan has emerged as the premiere vessel for stories from authors from every realm of possibility and profession.  Highly regarded celebrity makeup artist and beauty entrepreneur Melissa Hibbert has secured a book publishing deal to produce her first literary offering, “Face Your Beauty.” Face Your Beauty chronicles an insightful journey of Melissa’s quest to transform trauma into radical self-love in every aspect of life. Candid and unapologetic, the book reveals a collection of riveting stories of trials and triumphs associated with emotional abuse that is far too often left unspoken – leaving women feeling unworthy, invisible and powerless, until now!

In the age of transformational movements like #metoo, global focus on physical and emotional abuse in women, and a myriad of work to support the benefits of mental wellness blazing across America’s news headlines daily, this memoir is a timely addition to the discussion.

Melissa is a frequent guest Beauty Expert on The Real daytime talk show on Fox and her work can be seen on BRAVO TV, Oxygen Network, Lifetime Network, WeTV, TV ONE, VH1, BET, CBS, CENTRIC TV and a variety of syndicated networks.  In addition, Melissa’s work has been featured in leading Beauty Industry publications, including several digital platforms like Brides Magazine, Essence Magazine, Brides.com, BET.com, Essence.com, Ehow.com, YouTube and more.  Furthermore, her work has been published on the cover and in the pages of several beauty & lifestyle magazines and is a frequent contributor to leading Beauty and Lifestyle blogs such as “In Her Shoes“, “She Runs It“, Small Business Trend Setter Magazine, Mogul in the Making and is a frequent contributor to the Beauty column of Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine.  In March 2015, the prestigious Black Enterprise Magazine ran two stories featuring Melissa with an interview discussing her leap of Faith from Corporate America to Entrepreneurship and Empowering Women Through Beauty.

 “I want to serve as a catalyst for the empowerment of women from the inside out. There are so many women who suffer from emotional trauma that the world knows nothing about. It is my belief that we must heal internally prior to realizing every aspect of our beauty presented outwardly to the world. My work in this space is not only intentional but also a true opportunity to walk in purpose.” says Hibbert.

In addition to being a dynamic, professional Makeup Artist, Melissa is the creator and Executive Producer of Behind The Glam docu-series, also the Founder of Beauty and the Business Empowerment Conference and SHEEQ Cosmetics, a Luxury Makeup and Skincare brand for the Discerning Woman.  In Spring 2015, Melissa embarked on a defining new venture, The GLAM Agency, the premier multicultural talent management firm representing leading Makeup Artists, Hair Stylists, Fashion Stylists, Manicurists, Beauty Bloggers & Lifestyle Experts. Her aim and focus are clear – to leave a legacy of service, empowering through Beauty. Melissa’s forthcoming book will release in the Spring of 2019.

We are thrilled to have Melissa to be a part of our roster. Her intent and message are so pure and right on target with what we need to be discussing and taking action towards for the healing and empowerment of women who have experienced emotional abuse. I am proud that Melissa has chosen 13th & Joan as the home for her story, says 13th & Joan CEO, Ardre Orie.

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