Born and raised in London, England now living in Los Angeles. Mel has always loved painting nails from as far back as she can remember, then at the age of 18 her passion became her profession and she has never looked back, over 16 years of experience and counting.

Mel also goes by the name of ‘Painted Lolly’ (‘Lolly’ being her nickname) and is most passionate about nail art, freehand being her specialty and prefers to work with the natural nail, using either gel or acrylic paints. A confessed perfectionist known for creating detailed and intricate nail designs Mel delivers a bespoke nail care service of the highest level.

Originally a salon based nail artist Mel now contributes to editorial publications providing quotes and bespoke nail art designs and is now working on fashion and beauty editorial photoshoots, advertising campaigns, at press events and with celebrities.