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Mel Tickel

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Mel is a London-based make-up artist and hair stylist. After completing her Hair Diploma and Diploma in Fashion Photography and Media Makeup at the internationally renowned London School of Makeup, she went on to assist top makeup designers at London Fashion Week and started freelancing. Her experience ranges from working on set on small feature films, catwalks, and bridal make-up. Mel is also a certified color consultant and offers an online color analysis service as well as 1:1 consultations. Mel has been a blogger since 2016 and shares inspirational content for women over 35 through Instagram and her blog. After letting her hair grow out to its natural gray color at 40, she now has a special interest in natural gray hair and breaking the taboos and myths associated with women going gray.

Mel is a London-based make-up artist and hair stylist. After completing her Hair Diploma and Diploma in Fashion Photography and Media Makeup at the internationally renowned London School of Makeup, she went on to assist top makeup designers at London Fashion Week and started freelancing. Her experience ranges from working on set on small feature films, catwalks, and bridal make-up. Mel is also a certified color consultant and offers an online color analysis service as well as 1:1 consultations. Mel has been a blogger since 2016 and shares inspirational content for women over 35 through Instagram and her blog. After letting her hair grow out to its natural gray color at 40, she now has a special interest in natural gray hair and breaking the taboos and myths associated with women going gray.

Gray

8 Ways to Enhance Gray Hair and Make It Shine Naturally

As a woman of 45 with gray hair, I have discovered that my hair still needs a helping hand to get it looking its best, as white hair can look dull and is susceptible to yellowing and dryness. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to enhance the color and make gray hair soft and shiny. After all, if you choose to let your grays come through, you might as well give them the ‘wow’ factor. Here’s how.

by Mel Tickel
December 26, 2023

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Curly, Wavy

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Short

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Shag

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Braided

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Curly, Wavy

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by The Editors
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