Staying on trend whilst working in a rural part of East Yorkshire might seem hard – but Mel revels in the challenge.
Ask her anything about the latest hair products or colour techniques or trends, she will have a view and can explain what her professional opinion is. She can often be found reading and keeping herself updated, even between clients.
Since taking to social media (Facebook and Twitter predominantly), she has become recognised by Paul Mitchell International, Salon for Success (UK) and others in the industry and is considered to be at the forefront of the industry.
Just for a personal challenge in 2015,
Mel decided to test her creativity skills, as she felt she had not done any real publicity shots for a number of years. She wanted to see if “she still had it in her”.
So working with local model “Casey” Mel decided to see what she could create and naturally chose an Angel theme.
The results were Simply Stunning!
In January 2017 another challenge presented itself to Mel, when she received news of the new global Paul Mitchell competition. So Mel got to work, she could see a vision of a particular syle and look she wanted to create so she approached Casey once again. But this time it had to fit within the competition rules. Looking at previous winners she would have to aim very high
The challenge of finding a photographer was solved when a client knew a local chap who had taken lots of portrait photos a number of years ago.
So the entry was created and submitted and Mel relaxed into her busy routines once again.
Sadly not a winner this time – but the international competition was fierce with Russia leading the charge. Take a look here at the standard of this year’s entries – You will see the before and after shots.
Mel’s own entry was stunning and in many people’s eyes a winner in its own way, she was hoping that perhaps if she had got to the finals then she could have met the man behind the products she uses.
So now Mel is setting her challenge of meeting Jean Paul deJoria (one of the founders of Paul Mitchell) in a different light and knowing her, she will achieve her dream