Welcome, my name is Melanie Sleep, and I thank you for visiting my website!
I am a highly active and respected makeup artist in Toronto for over 20 years, specializing in television, film, commercial and print. I have advanced skills in makeup and SFX, I am creative and intuitive by nature, I strive to go above and beyond for my clients and celebrity clients. My passion, positivity, and love for the industry awarded me with a CSA nomination amongst the best in the industry. I pride myself in giving back to my clients every time they sit in my chair, I provide them with the best care and professionalism. My work can be found in many high profile shows/programs. Some of which feature very challenging and rewarding hair and makeup designs. I am committed to bringing new life and love to this growing industry.
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Ivan Reitman, Seth Rogan, Lydia West, Sean Doyle, Wendy Crewson, Judd Hirsch, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Serge Ibaka ,Scott Moir, Paul Sun-Hyung, Ryan Carnes, Marie Mai ,Scott, Jackie Richardson, Borchetta, Daya, Property Brothers, Don Cherry, Ron MacLean, Nickki Sixx, Lynn Crawford, Sarah Richardson, Sarah Baeumler, Bryan Baeumler, Deborah Cox, Alan Thicke, Will Sasso, Kevin Zegers, Jesse Soffer, Charlie Barnette, Enrico Colantoni, Martine Forget, Sangita Petal P Jason Preistly- Raine Maida - Measha Brueggergosman- Colin Mochrie- Shannon Tweed- Paul Anka - Alan Thicke - Ben Mulroney - Kidd Rock - Howie Mandel - Shawn Desman - Roger Hudgson - Hillary Duff - Danielle Mcgimsie - Elvira Kurt - Johnny Reid - Hedley - Tony Bennett - Jim Cuddy - Maroon 5 - Gorden Light Foot - Lauren Lee Bell - Ty Pennington - Janette Ewen - Paul Gross - Jessica Holmes - Jackie Evancho
Frank Content Inc, Warner, BL busters Productions, Universal , NBC, Bristow Global Media- Flare - BBDO- 3Bird Media-Media HQS-Great Pacific Media-Able Digital-Rocky Horror Productions Ltd - Insight Productions - Temple Street - Architect Films - General Purpose Productions - Mark Burnett Productions - Proper Television - TIFF - Enter The Picture Productions - Holiday Films - Cineflex - Bell Media - Shaftesbury - CSP Productions Inc - OPC Productions - Mowad Productions -Gyro Productions -Blue Ant Media - Media HQS - Great Pacific Media
"Mel’s talent goes far beyond incredible makeup and hair. She cares deeply about her clients and the projects she works on. Watching her weave in and out of scenes effortlessly on The Launch was so impressive. Mel was always there at the right time with the right solution for every moment. She has a gift that goes beyond training or experience. Mel has a work ethic, warm heart and emotional connection to everything she does.
Vocal Coach for The Launch, Artists signed to OVO, Universal Music, Warner Music and countless Independent Artists
Lawson Vocal Studios"
Thanking for saving us in a day when nothing was going right! She looked beautiful! You did such a great job under so much pressure! Thanks again for being so great when we needed it most! You'll be our go to for all things Toronto.
Christine (& Daya!)
"Melanie Sleep and I have worked together for three years on nearly 60 episodes of For Rent. Over that time she became an integral part of my on-set comfort and confidence. Her ability to achieve a naturally beautiful look day in and day out is unparalleled. She is caring and thoughtful in a motherly way; she anticipates my needs, protects me from unnecessary set stress, and is always there when I need her. She also seems to know when I need space - a very important skill for someone who's job it is to be right up in your face!Melanie helped me feel beautiful on camera through the awkward android' stages of two pregnancies - one of which she diagnosed! A great testament to how tuned into her clients she is. Melanie's professionalism and ability has me so loyal to her that she is an important part of my contract negotiations!" Jodi Gilmour
"In working with makeup artist (and genius as I call her) Melanie Sleep, I have discovered how, when having the "right" artist you can actually love how you look on TV on film. So often artists try to overdo my look, not Melanie. She makes me look great every time we work together, even on my "rough" mornings. She is a treat to work with and a doll of a human being. She has a knack for making skin look great and even made my unruly hair look good. Overall Melanie Sleep is a top notch artist and I am lucky to have her in my life!" Janette Ewen, TV host and Lifestyle Expert.
"I had the pleasure of working with Melanie Sleep on Canada Sings and found her to be a tremendous addition to the team. Her professionalism, enthusiasm, commitment and execution is always terrific". :) Lori Greenberg
Melanie expertly transformed subjects, captured iconic characters, and produced an endless array of injuries and tattoos with remarkable creativity and precision. She thrived under pressure, delivering outstanding results within tight deadlines, with a calm demeanor and efficient approach.
As a collaborator, she incorporated input from directors, producers and members of the production, bringing their visions to life. Melanie is also commended for professionalism, arriving prepared and fostering a collaborative environment across the production
Melanie is an outstanding makeup artist and valuable asset to any production. I wholeheartedly recommend her for future projects.- Howard Shefman, Co-Executive Producer
To whom it may concern, This is a letter of highest recommendation for Melanie Sleep, Make Up Artist extraordinaire. My name is Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, I am a two time Canadian Screen Award Winner and currently the lead actor on the hit comedy “Kim’s Convenience”. My career in film and television spans close to twenty five years and I have collaborated with many artists during that time. I had the immense pleasure of working with Melanie in 2018 as she was the Key Make Up Artist for the CBC Television Series I was host of: Canada’s Smartest Person Junior. Melanie was meticulous in her preparation and research and besides her obvious skills and talents as a Make Up Artist, she often went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and relaxed. What I loved about working with Melanie was that I trusted her implicitly. I knew she had my best interests in mind and she always made me look great - something of utmost importance to those of us working in front of the cameras. This trust lead to greater selfconfidence and in my opinion, a stronger performance on my part. On top of all of this, Melanie is a fantastic person with a very kind heart. She was a leader in the HMU department and created an atmosphere of professionalism, trust, and camaraderie. It was a fun and relaxed room where everyone took pride in what they did and it was a joy to work with her. Melanie’s reputation in this industry is far reaching and well known. She would be an incredible asset to any production smart enough to hire her. She is quite simply one of the finest Make Up Artists in Canada. Kindest regards, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
To Whom It May Concern, This letter is to serve as a formal professional recommendation for Melanie Sleep. I have had the great pleasure of working with Melanie, as a Key Hair and Makeup artist over the last 2 seasons of a Living History series called Back inTime for Dinner, produced for the CBC. This particular series was demanding on our Art teams as the premise has 5 key characters transforming through multiple decades. It was critical that we worked with department heads that had an exceptional competence when it came to research and execution of period accuracy, of which Melanie was no exception. As our department head she was responsible for leading her team in transforming our characters on a daily basis. She researched, designed, developed and implemented 30 plus hair and makeup looks for each of our cast over the course of each series. Melanie worked closely with our Wardrobe department and our Art department to ensure consistency and accuracy in each of the looks. Because of her excellent work on our first season of Back in Time, Melanie was nominated for a 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Achievement in Make-up. Melanie’s professionalism is one of her best attributes. She is a self-starter, incredibly organized and a trustworthy crew member to be on the front lines with our cast. She amassed and lead a very talented team with grace and her demeanour on set was delightful and supportive. I would highly recommend Melanie Sleep as a Key Makeup and Hair artist for any production and I certainly hope to work with her again. If you have any question regarding Melanie or this recommendation, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Kind Regards, Andrika Lawren Executive Producer 3Bird Media
Joan Tosoni Productions Inc.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am a television and film director with over forty years of experience in the business, from live entertainment shows such as “The Juno Awards” and most recently “Battle of the Blades,” to feature length documentaries such as “Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind,” which is currently playing in theatres across the country.
I have worked with Melanie Sleep on countless projects over the years (including those mentioned above) and have found her to be exemplary in all aspects of her work. On top of being an excellent makeup artist, she brings such warmth of personality to the job that those who have had the pleasure of working with her ask for her by name. Mel is also excellent at organization, and works superbly well with other makeup artists and members of the production staff and crew.
I would not hesitate to recommend her very highly for your project.