About me

I’m Mel and it’s lovely to meet you.

I’m 45, a wife and a mum of 3 daughters- who are 20, 16 and 13.

I was born in Melbourne, Australia but I now live in the UK- London and Essex and have done for over 20 years but I still have my Aussie accent.

I am a freelance makeup artist in London and some may call me an Influencer but I prefer to call myself an Encourager. I like to show women over 35 how to stay current with your hair and makeup and to learn new hair and makeup skills regardless of your age or stage of life.

That’s what happened to me…I could never braid, do my makeup any different to how I did it in the 90’s and I just got a little stuck.  Fast forward to now… I taught myself how to do all the hairstyles I dreamed of doing and trained as a hair and makeup artist.  An absolute dream come true.  Now I want to share my knowledge and experience with you.

It all started when I decided to ditch the hair dye in 2016- the year of my 40th and embrace my natural hair colour.  I encourage women to consider the option to stop colouring, whilst recognising that while that choice was a wonderful one for me, it’s not for everyone.  And of course, that is fine too.


I have a few other strings to my bow.  I’m a blogger/writer here on Silver Styling and I wrote a recipe book, which I self published back in the day when my girls were babies.

I always have to have a project and that one got me through some difficult years as I was dealing with parenting one of my daughters who was diagnosed with severe autism in 2003.

I’m also a certified Stylist and Colour Consultant

I also have a Diploma in Photography and Media Make up.
Primarily, I provide a service online for women both through my writing and social content. I also freelance as a colour stylist and makeup artist.

You will find hair and makeup content and everything in between to help inspire you to be your best as you approach 40 and beyond.

I do use affiliate links throughout the articles and pages, which may lead to me getting a small commission. If you do want to buy any products I recommend or review then know that you are helping me to keep the content coming and it’s very much appreciated.

Pop over to @silver_styling on Instagram and my other social media channels for regular bite sized content to help inspire you to look and feel your best.

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