Our Story

Welcome to Our Family: Beauty Bus Founders, Alicia Marantz Liotta (in yellow) and Wendy Marantz Levine (in pink) with Lindsay Marantz Mauro and Melissa Marantz Nealy (in her signature color – green), the beautiful inspiration for Beauty Bus.

The Beauty Bus Foundation was founded in loving memory of Melissa Marantz Nealy who lost her battle with a degenerative neuromuscular disease at the age of 28. Melissa was a girly-girl who loved a good day at the spa. When her ability to leave the home became compromised, Co-Founder Alicia Marantz Liotta, Melissa’s cousin, was able to schedule in-home beauty services through her connections within the beauty industry. Witnessing the hope, happiness and respite these services brought to Melissa, Alicia and Co-Founder Wendy Marantz Levine, Melissa’s sister, were inspired to launch Beauty Bus Foundation to bring the same lift and gift of beauty to others.