Kayley Melissa

Who is Kayley Melissa?

Kayley Melissa is an American beauty vlogger who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. She was born on 29th June 1990 in the United States. She is known for posting hairstyling and beauty-related videos on YouTube.

Education and background of Kayley Melissa

Kayley decided to pursue a career as a hairdresser after she finished high school. Although she enjoyed her work, she felt like she didn’t have the possibility to express her creative side. She got the chance to change the hair of many clients, but she couldn’t do what she felt like. She liked some unusual and uncommon hairstyles, but she couldn’t show them. In 2010, she created her YouTube channel and started posting makeup tutorials and hair-related videos.

Kayley was one of the few YouTubers who got famous within the first months of their career. She uploaded her first two videos, called 5 Minute Updos For Everyday parts 1 and 2, and she gathered over 1 million views on each. After the initial success, she continued posting hairstyle tutorials for beginners. For example, Types of braids, Party hairstyles and Hairstyles for short hair. Kayley focused mainly on short and medium hairstyles because she had shorter brown hair back then. A few years later, she grew her hair out and coloured it blonde, which is how most of her followers remember her.

YouTube channel of Kayley Melissa

Kayley has naturally straight hair, so she struggled to curl it properly when younger. She learned the right way during her training as a hairstylist and added some of her own ideas. She created a series called How To Curl Your Hair, where she collected all the ideas. She posted videos showing how to use different types of curling irons and what hairstyles are appropriate. Since curling irons cause heat damage to hair, people are constantly looking for new heatless ways to curl their hair. Kayley took the time and tried out every possible trick, and later presented her audience final results. She made sure to count how much time she spent on every trick and then calculated the results accordingly.

Over the years, Kayley had become the braiding expert on YouTube. She accomplished to do every possible type of braid, beginning with 3 strand braid and ending with more strands than fingers. Since complicated braided hairstyles are often used in popular TV shows, she created a series called Getting Into Character. In this series, Kayley picked one TV character each time and tried to imitate their hairstyle, even though most of those were executed on wigs. A big inspiration for her became the Game Of Thrones show because medieval shows tend to show the most complicated hairstyles. She imitated Sansa, John Snow and, of course, every hairstyle of Daenerys.

Is Kayley Melissa bisexual?

Kayley met her ex-husband early in life and presented him to the public in 2011. They met at a mutual friend’s party and got engaged just a few years after. Everything looked great until 2015 when Kayley disappeared from YouTube. After she came back, she explained that her absence was caused by severe anxiety and depression and apologized to her audience. After that, Kayley continued posting, but soon her fans noticed that she hadn’t been wearing her wedding ring. In 2019 she confirmed their suspicions and revealed that they divorced. Kayley took it very hard and felt like a failure because she may have caused the divorce.

After taking her time to calm her mind and explore her heart, Kayley surprised her audience by announcing that she was bisexual. In 2021 she came with another surprising announcement: she was engaged! Kayley met her wife, Jenna, through the Tinder dating app. Since then, Jenna has appeared in some of Kayley’s videos. Kayley shared with her audience that her self-searching journey has been long and hard but that she is the happiest she’s ever been.   

Interesting facts about Kayley Melissa

  • As of 2022, she is 32 years old.
  • Her zodiac sign is Cancer.
  • Her height is 5'4'' or 167 cm.
  • Her weight is 70 kilograms or 154 lbs.
  • She is a trained hairdresser.
  • She has over 1,8 million subscribers on her YouTube channel.
  • Her most popular video is My 5 Minute Ponytail Routine, with over 26 million views.
  • She was married to her ex-husband from 2012 to 2018.
  • In 2021 she announced that she was bisexual and got engaged again to her wife, Jenna.