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Melanie Macleod

Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor

 I'm HELLO!'s Wellness Editor and I look after our HELLO! Happiness content, which is designed to help our readers live a happier, more optimistic life.


I started interviewing happiness experts in 2022 and since then have chatted daily with neuroscientists, therapists, life coaches and positivity pros, so I know what I'm talking about when it comes to feeling optimistic – sometimes I even surprise myself with how upbeat I am now, a shock seeing as I grew up as the ultimate emo.


When I'm not working on HELLO! Happiness, I also run HELLO!'s Beauty Collective. I have 10 years of experience writing about beauty, so feel well-placed to help people find the best skincare and haircare, as well as help readers know which trends to avoid. I have a keen interest in aesthetic treatments too, and put together our online aesthetics guide.


On top of that, I look after our Second Act and Out Loud content, created to reassure readers that life is only just getting started when we hit 40 – the best years are yet to come.


You'll also find content from me on health and fitness topics, from round-ups of royal skiing mishaps to deep dive into health issues.


As for me personally, I enjoy Taylor Swift-themed spin classes, coffees in really small cups, long coastal walks and being squashed at gigs. I'm also partial to the cinema, EastEnders and a Provence



My career highlights include covering the King's coronation (once in a lifetime!), chatting to Jordan North from Radio 1 on the red carpet – I'm a big fan! - and being the first journalist to speculate that Taylor Swift and Matty Healy were dating.


Find me on Instagram @melanieemacleod