YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN
MERLANDE'S WORK IN YOUR FAVORITE MAGAZINE.
Her work has been seen on countless billboards, television, print campaigns, fashion runways for publications such as Allure Magazine, Essence, Sheen Magazine, Kontrol Magazine, Black Bride Magazine, Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show, Huf Magazine, Upscale Magazine and many more.
One of her best and highly regarded projects to-date was her serving as the hairstylist for the American Heart Association’s Tampa Bay Stroke Hero campaign. This was a special project for one simple reason: the star was her mom.
In September 2015, Merlande’s mom Yolande suffered a massive stroke. Eight months later, Yolande and her youngest daughter Jen were asked to be featured for the American Heart Association's Tampa Bay Stroke Hero campaign.
What started out as a simple photo shoot, blossomed into two PSA television commercials, billboards throughout the Tampa Bay area and countless appearances. And of course, Merlande was there every step of the way.