Melody Lasseter wields brushes and sponges like any other artist, but rather than paper or a famous chapel’s coatroom, her canvas is the human body. As the manicurist behind Gemini Nails and Makeup, she paints nails and rouges cheeks to prepare clients for casual nights out or special occasions. She finishes manicures and pedicures with enduring polish in one of 36 shellac polishes and 42 gel OPI colors, or creates custom polish blends and patterns with traditional acrylic nail paints. Her make-up services employ a similar level of artistry, whether she’s beautifying a bride for her big day or applying imaginative color combinations and patterns for fashion shoots. Her work even took home first place in the 2010 Create Your Ultimate Face contest with a denim-textured blend of colors that elegantly engulfed a quarter of her model’s face.