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CEO Ashley "Ace" Dean

Welcome to the Melanin Lab! I'm thrilled to be your go-to destination for all things beauty. At the Melanin Lab, I specialize in makeup and esthetician services tailored to the unique needs of skin of color. Whether you're looking to pamper your natural beauty or switch things up with a stunning makeup look for a special event or just because, I've got you covered.

My services include facials, back treatments, and soft glam makeup. I'm here to celebrate your natural beauty and provide personalized care to enhance your unique features. Join me at the Melanin Lab, where your beauty journey is our top priority. Stay tuned for additional offerings designed to elevate your skincare and beauty experience!

Location: 18440 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley

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My Story

I'm Ashley "Ace" Dean, a recently licensed esthetician and certified makeup artist, having graduated from Paul Mitchell The School. My personal journey with skin challenges like seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, keratosis pilaris, and persistent acne fueled my quest for effective solutions. Despite trying various skincare products, I often faced new issues, like hyperpigmentation and breakouts.

Frustrated by the lack of representation in beauty advertisements and the limited understanding of melanin-rich skin, I embarked on years of research to discern the unique needs of my skin type. This exploration led me to products specifically designed for my skin, ultimately restoring my confidence to embrace my natural self without makeup.

My goal is to share this empowering experience with others, fostering a sense of comfort and confidence in their own skin. I am dedicated to creating a safe space where clients can trust me with their vulnerability, allowing me to provide personalized care. Join me on this journey towards embracing and celebrating our natural beauty. 


(562) 337-9740

Location: 18440 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley 

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