Shwe Tan - 01279 442844

Salons open 7 days a week and until 9:30pm weeknights

Meet the Shwe team

Sarah Aherne

Founder & Managing Director

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Hi, I'm Sarah, the Founder of Shwe. Thanks so much for visiting our website!

I hope you'll find we’re not just any Beauty and Tanning salon. Most of our clients say they don’t know how they lived without us!

We first opened our doors in December 2010 on Station Road in Old Harlow, and in June 2018, expanded the Beauty side of the business into its own beautiful new location just a 2-minute walk away onto the High Street in Old Harlow.

We've got a FANTASTIC TEAM here at Shwe. It’s our absolute passion to not only just provide you with outstanding Beauty Treatments and Sun Beds, but to make you feel SPECIAL every time you visit us. And if for any reason you feel you didn’t receive this, please let us know so we can put it right for you.

If you didn't know already, we’re open 7 days a week and until 9:30pm weeknights, so there’s no excuse not to come in and treat yourself!

We proudly have over 624 five-star reviews on Google for Shwe Tan, and in September 2020 we were awarded the GOLD Client Experience Award for our continuous high standard of service for five years running.

We are so proud of this incredible achievement and it's all thanks to the amazing reviews our clients have left us.

We are also up for Best Customer Service in the National Entrepreneurs Awards in October 2020. We were runners up in 2019 - so please wish us luck for next month as this would mean the world to us to win this.

I hope you enjoy your time at our salon, and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Meghan Cole

Beauty Therapist & Dermaloigca Expert

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Hi, my name is Meghan, I’m level 3 trained in Beauty Therapy. I’ve been working in the industry for six years now and love it!

I love meeting new clients and making them really happy with their treatments. My favourite treatments to carry out are the Dermalogica Pro Power Peel & all waxing treatments!

I was always into beauty treatments growing up, so it made sense to me to do this at college and loved it! Also quite a few of my older cousins were in the beauty industry and seeing them in their jobs made me want to do this even more!

It's such a nice feeling making people feel happy with themselves with different treatments and getting to know clients is so lovely.

I feel like we always offer a lovely service to our clients here at Shwe, the treatments we offer will always make you feel better and it's nice for our clients to have someone to talk to you about whatever they need to.

I look forward to meeting you in the salon soon.

Zoe Canty

Beauty Therapist & Dermalogica Expert

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Hi, my name is Zoe. I qualified as a level 3 Beauty Therapist nine years ago and I am also a Dermalogica Skin Expert.

I love everything beauty, making people feel good about themselves, seeing my regular clients to catch up and also meeting new clients too!

I am at my happiest carrying out beauty treatments as it's something I am passionate about and enjoy.

My favourite treatments to carry out are the Dermalogica facials. I am so passionate about skin and skincare products, and I love learning new things all the time. I absolutely love the Dermalogica Pro Power Peel treatment!

Before coming to work at Shwe, I worked at the Dermalogica Skin Centre in Westfield, London. I am trained to 'Expert' level with Dermalogica and I'm always training to further my skills and knowledge. I aim to set you up a skin-care plan and help you achieve your skin goals.

I love seeing my clients leave happy with the results that I've achieved for them and I love the atmosphere of our salon.

I'm a very friendly person and I give my clients 100% at all times. I always ensure I check my clients are happy with their treatment before they leave the salon.

I look forward to meeting you in the salon soon.

Theresa Corbett

Beauty Therapist

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My name is Theresa and I started in the Beauty industry straight from school.

I have 18 years of experience and have worked in spas, salons and a cosmetic clinic.

My career as a Beauty Therapist has taken me to the other side of the world and back, having worked in some of the world's most luxury Award-Winning Spas which has given me the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in an array of different treatments.

I have a strong passion for beauty and making people feel good about themselves.

Whilst in my last year of school I carried out a shadow day at my local college on their beauty course. I spoke to the students, had some treatments myself and watched them being carried out. When I finished the shadow day I had no doubt this was the carer for me, and I've never looked back!

Eighteen years later I still have the same passion I did the day I started. I love making people feel happy, relaxed and more confident about themselves.

I take the time to explain each clients treatment to them and find out what they want to achieve on their visit to us and how we can help them achieve their goal.

I look forward to meeting you in the salon soon.

Becca Langham

Beauty Therapist

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Hi, I'm Becca! I am a fully qualified level 3 Beauty Therapist, with 9 years of salon experience and have been with the team at Shwe since 2014 and have loved it ever since! I've carried out nails for the X-Factor contestants and have assisted beauty companies at Olympia and Excel Beauty shows. I have a passion for making my clients feel and look amazing and I love carrying out all beauty services in Shwe but, my favourites have to be waxing and Gelish nails.

Georgia Thomas

Salon Coordinator

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Hi, I’m Georgia. I’ve been working at Shwe since August 2017.

I enjoy meeting and getting to know our clients and ensuring they have the best possible experience during their visits to our salon.

I've always had an interest in beauty and I love having treatments done myself!

I love meeting new people and educating our clients on how to get the best tan. I'm friendly and happy and I enjoy helping our clients with any questions.

I also love working in such a friendly team, it's such a happy and friendly environment.

I look forward to meeting you in the salon soon.

Mia Sharpe

Beauty Therapist

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Hiya, I’m Mia and I've been in the Beauty world for 18 years.

I love my job! I love that every day is different, I love that I get to carry out lots of different treatments, I love that I get to chat with my regular clients, and I love that I get to meet loads of new clients.

I carry out every treatment I offer with passion, care and a smile on my face.

My passion is waxing, and you guessed it - I love it!

We have an amazing hot wax that we use here at Shwe.
I’ve had new clients come to see me that have had terrible waxing experiences in the past and are very nervous to try waxing again. The hot wax we use is a game-changer, and these clients now come to see me monthly.

I look forward to meeting you in the salon soon.

Victoria Lewis


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Hi there, my name is Victoria. I have been part of the Shwe team now since 2018, and I can honestly say I love my job!
Making people feel welcome and relaxed when they come to us for treatments or sunbeds is my top priority. I want to make sure you have an amazing experience every time you visit.

I wanted to work in the tanning and beauty industry because it involves making people of all genders and ages feel good about themselves, and I love being a part of that process.

The thing I love most about what I do is the clients! I love chatting with people and building relationships so that they are more than clients to me.

I make sure every client gets a bespoke service, I listen to what they want to achieve and help them to do that and make sure they leave feeling special and happy.
I look forward to meeting you in the salon soon.

Laura Richardson

Junior Beauty Therapist

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Hi, I’m Laura and I have recently completed my Level 2 Beauty Pro course qualification. This included treatments such as manicures and pedicures, waxing, tinting, lashes, makeup, facials, and massage. Alongside this, I have also been trained in gel polish and spray tans.

The Apprenticeship was a great way for me to get into the beauty industry without having prior qualifications. I am now a qualified Beauty Therapist and have started training further to extend the range of services that I offer here at Shwe.

Keep an eye out for some model offers coming up and treat yourself to a pamper with me!

I am currently training in Dermalogica Skin Treatments and I cannot wait to start my Dermalogica facial journey in the salon with you.

My main passion is making people feel good about themselves. Beauty treatments can transform you physically, but also mentally. It is really uplifting to leave the salon with a fresh set of nails, or a new tan to boost your confidence and I am all about making that happen for you. I look forward to meeting you or even welcoming you into our team.

I love the beauty industry for the way it can impact my clients mental well-being. Sometimes you just need that boost of confidence or a relaxing treatment to unwind from the stresses you face day today. I’m very passionate about making clients feel good through the use of beauty treatments or even just the therapist side.

I love that my job brings human interaction with clients from all walks of life. It really is an amazing feeling to know that you have made a difference in someone’s day by being able to listen and help.
This job allows you to do exactly that and much more. Beauty therapy is more of a necessity than we all realise and it is important that we all look after ourselves every now and then.

It is important that all of my clients receive what they expect of their treatments and I thrive to achieve this goal for every one of you.
I like to educate my clients on their treatment and homecare routines that I feel would benefit them to give them the best results possible after their treatments. I’m also a very friendly person who loves a chat and has a great listening ear.
I look forward to meeting you in the salon soon.

Jessica Nimmo

Beauty Apprentice

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Hi, my name is Jessica. I started my beauty apprenticeship here at Shwe in December 2019.

So far I have trained and qualified in gel nails, pedicures, and spray tans.

I really enjoy seeing the results of all the treatments on my clients and seeing how happy it makes them.

I'm currently looking for training models to practise my new skills on for eyelash and eyebrow treatments. If you'd be one of my training models, please contact the salon and ask to book with me.

I look forward to meeting you in the salon soon.

Sarah Wainwright

Beauty Therapist

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Hi, I’m Sarah. I’ve been an ITEC, CIBTAC, and CIDESCO qualified Beauty Therapist for nearly 20 years now.
I really enjoy pampering clients and making them feel relaxed and refreshed.
Throughout my career, I’ve had amazing opportunities and have worked at events such as the London film festival, The Brit Awards, and the Oscars.
I’m really passionate about all the treatments I do. I specialise in waxing and have been lucky enough to be trained by the J Sisters that created Brazilian waxing.
I’m really looking forward to meeting you all soon.

Marian Hurley

Beauty Therapist & Dermalogica Expert

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Hi, my name is Marian. I have over a decade of experience within the Beauty Industry & I love my job!

I’m a qualified NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapist with additional training in many other treatments.
I‘ve worked in various Salons & Spas around Essex & Cambridgeshire.
I’ve always enjoyed everything to do with health & beauty. I knew from a young age I wanted to be a Beauty Therapist.

I’m very passionate about all treatments - my ultimate favourites are facials & massages.

I love to make people look & feel amazing! It’s so rewarding helping clients to achieve results through treatments & skincare. I love being able to make a difference to client’s physical & mental well-being.

I’m a positive & caring person. I enjoy creating a relaxing experience for my clients, so they feel relaxed & uplifted.

I look forward to seeing you soon in the salon!

Jamie-Leigh Williamson

Beauty Therapist

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Hi, I'm Jamie-Leigh and I have been in the beauty industry for 12 years.

I love what I do and making people feel happy and relaxed. I most enjoy carrying out pedicures and massages, but love that a day as a Beauty Therapist is never the same with all the different treatments you can carry out.

I like to make people feel happy in themselves - and what better way than to pamper them!

I love talking to clients and getting to know them, and building the trust and relationship that a therapist can have with each client. I listen to all my clients when they talk and I give them the best treatment I can.

There is no better feeling than seeing my clients walk out of the salon feeling less stressed in life and rejuvenated.

I am looking forward to meeting you soon in the salon.

Jess Brown


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Hi I’m Jess! I really love getting to know all our clients at Shwe.
My biggest aim to to make sure you have the best experience during your time with us while getting your dream tan safely.
I look forward to welcoming you in the salon and ensuring you leave feeling great!

Kerry Aldridge

Beauty Therapist

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Hi, my name is Kerry. I've worked within the Beauty Industry for just over 13 years. I am a qualified NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 Beauty Therapist, with a BTEC level 3 and 4 in Education and training.

I chose to work in the Beauty Industry as I love to make people feel special and pampered, whilst making clients look and feel their best.

I love getting to know each client that I see and love listening to things they wish to share during their appointments, whether it be about their children, partners, pets or what they’ve done at the weekend.

I love to give my clients the best possible service and a bit of downtime for themselves and make them feel extra special.

I enjoy every treatment that I perform, with skincare being my absolute passion.

I cannot wait to meet you whilst you indulge in your favourite treatments at Shwe.

Sian Hudson

Beauty Therapist (on Maternity Leave)

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Hi, I'm Sian!
I have been in the Beauty industry for 9 years now and have loved every moment.
I love making each and every client feel amazing during and after their treatments. I believe we all deserve some me-time every now and then!
My favourite treatments to carry out are waxing and gel nails.
I can't wait to meet you soon :)

Sophie Wall

Beauty Therapist & Dermalogica Expert (on maternity leave)

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Hi, I'm Sophie, I’m so passionate about everything beauty. Over the past 16 years, I’ve picked up lots of skills and trained in many treatments. I love making people feel beautiful and confident because everyone deserves some pampering and to feel good about themselves! Some of my favourite treatments to carry out are lash extensions, facials and body massage. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Amelia Lellow

Salon Assistant

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Hi, my name is Amelia. I’ve always been interested in and loved everything to do with tanning and beauty.
I love meeting new people and getting to know each and every client.
I love making people feel their very best. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our salon!