Hello and thank you for visiting Silver Styling. A place for women to share and encourage each other as we enter our 40’s and beyond. You will find styling and make up tips here, as well as hair inspiration. We also focus on embracing natural hair colour if you so choose to take that road…the road less travelled (although the road is getting busier, but in this case, it’s a good thing!)
My name is Mel Tickel and I am the founder of Silver Styling. The blog was born from my own journey to re define myself as an older woman. After years of stress and child rearing, including a severely autistic daughter, moving countries away from my family and friends, I just felt lost.
My turning point was getting sick and tired of being in pain with bad adult acne, which plagued me for almost two generations and having no energy to enjoy life. At 39, I damaged my hair so badly, I nearly had to shave it off. I knew then that I had to make some changes and some big ones. I had my hair cut to a short bob and stopped very hot heat styling and I also gave up the hair dye. This is when my life journey went from self destruct to self love, and everything gradually started to change. I am still building on this in real time at 44.
The decision to take charge of my health and my life catapulted me into a new discovery. At 40 I made a decision that I wanted to do something to help women while also helping myself. 4 years of research and dabbling in the world of natural beauty for women, Silver Styling was born.
I am a professionally trained make up artist, having completed a Diploma in Photography and Media Makeup in London. I am also a stylist for It’s My Colour and I use my training and both skills to help women look and feel their best. This is done through my blog and social media accounts and the community grows by the day. I am very proud of the community we have created together as women.
The blog was launched early in 2020 but the Instagram community is very established. Pop on over to @silver_styling for daily bitesized content to help inspire you to look and feel your best with a focus on style/ makeup and Hair. Oh…and don’t forget to introduce yourself to me via the contact form here or through Instagram Direct Message.