Melissa Hago has been in the trend forecasting industry for over 15 years. She launched the Beauty & Wellness section at the trend forecasting agency Fashion Snoops in 2011 after seeing a need for specific beauty and wellness focused trend forecasting. As an industry insider, she is constantly exposed to the latest innovations and trends, and provides insight into cultural and lifestyle shifts that will influence future product development. Hago has traveled extensively to over 50 countries, immersing herself in various global cultures and providing global coverage of events and trade shows. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and holds a certificate in Fashion Makeup Artistry from Makeup Designory.