In 2011, after feeling frustrated that there was no easy way to book beauty appointments, Melody McCloskey founded StyleSeat, an online marketplace for finding and booking beauty and wellness services.
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ABOUT Melody

  • Cofounder and CEO of StyleSeat

  • She has raised nearly $40 million from investors like Ashton Kutcher

  • Named by Fast Company as one of its Most Creative People in Business


  • In high school, she actually felt discouraged from entering the tech world after being the only female in an advanced computer science class. But she worked through the self-doubt and went for it. More than 350,000 beauty professionals in nearly 16,000 cities use the platform today and customers book more than 30 million appointments each year.