About Me

I’m Mel and thank you for visiting.

I’m 46, a wife and a mum of 3 daughters- who range from teens to adults.

I’m Australian but I now live in London and Essex and have done for over 20 years.

I work as a beauty author here on Silver and I’m also a freelance makeup artist and session hair stylist and I have also trained in colour styling, which compliments my work in makeup well.

They say when a woman changes her hair, she is about to change her life and that was certainly true for me in 2016 when I stopped dyeing my hair dark brown and let my silvers flow. You can find my blog post about my journey here.

Around about the time I stopped dyeing my hair, I realised that I had completely lost myself.  After years of stress, busy ness and just about keeping my head above water, I found myself in an exhausted state.  I didn’t really know where to start to get better but I knew that I needed to make some changes and start to focus on myself for once.



I set about trying many things.  I joined the gym again but never went, I tried  yoga and did weekly pilates for a time, but that fizzled out too.  I also tried various skin treatments and most of them didn’t help.

I wasted money looking for ways to look and feel better but I was focusing on everything all at once and I got overwhelmed and frustrated. I was dealing with skin problems too which had prevailed for most of my 20’s and 30’s.

At the beginning of this journey, my wellbeing was still on the floor but I did still have some spark and the determination to feel better from the inside out.

Eventually, I found the best ways to get my health and wellness on track.  To get there though, I had to wade through the mountains of products and information to find what truly worked to get results fast.

Who wants to feel anything but their best for longer than they have to?  Life is too short right?

It took me years, because I didn’t have a mentor or anyone who knew how to help me.  That is one of the reasons why I started to blog so I could build a community, which I’m proud to say is now tens of thousands of women both here and on Instagram.  I am grateful for every single one of them.

Silver Styling is a place to start where its ‘firm ground’.  I know what I am talking about because I have lived it. I found a holistic approach to healing and beauty from the inside out so you can be your best after 40, but unlike me, I can help you get there faster.

If you are not feeling good and also want to look and feel your best after 40, but don’t know where to start, then I’ve got you. I have streamlined all the things that can help you to feel your best after 40 by starting from the inside out.

It’s not vanity to want to look and feel your best.  It’s nothing to be ashamed of.  We have a body and we want it to function and be its best at every age and stage of life.

I’m a professionally trained and working freelance Make up Artist and trained at the London School of Makeup and have an International Photography and Media Makeup Diploma.  I also trained with the well renowned Kevin Fortune in London and am fully certified as a Session Hair Stylist.  I also trained as an Image and Colour Consultant with Itsmycolour.

Back in the day, I also fully qualified as a Personal Trainer with YMCA Fitness Industry Training and worked as a Personal Trainer and Exercise to Music Teacher and Instructor for 5 years before going on to have children and start my own business.

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