Shwe Tan

info@shwetan.co.uk - 01279 442844

Open 7 days a week. Until 9pm weeknights

Meet the Shwe team

Sarah Aherne

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!

Shwe Tan started in a small salon in 2010 with one treatment room, a nail bar and three sun beds.

In 2018 we expanded and moved into a new amazing space on the High Street in Old Harlow with three treatment rooms, three nail bars, a spray tan room, two pedicure areas and our three sun beds.

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 9pm on weeknights, so there’s no excuse not to come in and treat yourself!

We proudly have over 900 five-star reviews on Google for Shwe Tan and Shwe Beauty, and we were awarded Best Business in Harlow in 2022 by our Local MP Robert Halfon.

We’ve been awarded the GOLD Client Experience Award for our continuous high standard of service for over six years running and we were runners-up for Best Customer Service in the National Entrepreneurs Awards in 2019 and 2020.

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

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

Georgia Thomas

Reception Manager

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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.

Becca Langham

Beauty Therapist (Currently on Maternity Leave)

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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.

Theresa Corbett

Beauty Therapist & Dermalogica Expert

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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.

Sophie Lynch

Beauty Therapist, Dermalogica Expert & Lash Technician

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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.

Sarah Wainwright

Beauty Therapist, Dermalogica Expert & Lash Technician

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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.

Mia Sharpe

Beauty Therapist

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Hiya, I’m Mia and I've been in the Beauty world for 20 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.

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.

Kerry Aldridge

Beauty Therapist & Dermalogica Expert

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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 & Lash Technician

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Hi, I'm Sian!
I have been in the Beauty industry for 10 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 :)

Abigail Seymour

Beauty Therapist

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Hi, I’m Abi,

I joined Shwe in November 2021 as a Salon Assistant. I was promoted first to Junior Beauty Therapist and have recently been promoted again to Beauty Therapist, having qualified in Levels 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy. I’m currently studying for my Level 4 Advanced Beauty course to become an Aesthetic Therapist, which I’m thoroughly enjoying.

I am passionate about beauty and love making people feel good about themselves and I love seeing the results from treatments! I also love that I get to chat and catch up with my regular clients and enjoy meeting new clients and getting to know them.

My favourite treatments are spray tanning and LVLs, which I have recently completed training for. I love seeing the confidence boost these treatments give to everyone, with instant results!

I'm really looking forward to learning more treatments so I can offer them in the salon in the future.

Looking forward to meeting you in the salon soon!

Louise Hardy

Beauty Therapist, Dermalogica Expert & Lash Technician

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Hello, I'm Louise, the latest addition to the Shwe team. With more than nine years in the beauty industry, I bring a wealth of experience and an enduring love for my profession.

Building relationships with new clients and delivering exceptional treatments is what I enjoy the most. I have a special affection for nails, waxing, and lash services and I'm dedicated to ensuring you'll love the experience as much as I love providing it.

My skills have been developed in well-respected spas and salons, and I've had the privilege of showcasing my expertise in lash extensions at renowned beauty exhibitions at Olympia and Excel.

I'm excited to meet all of you and I'm committed to ensuring that your treatment at Shwe will be among the best you've ever had.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Victoria Lewis

Receptionist

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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.

Zoe Canty

Beauty Therapist & Dermalogica Expert

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Hi! I'm Zoe, a Level 3 Beauty Therapist with nine years of experience, and I'm a certified Dermalogica Skin Expert. My world revolves around beauty - and nothing brings me more joy than making clients feel good about themselves.

Whether I'm catching up with regulars or welcoming new faces, I thrive in the friendly, social atmosphere of the salon. I'm happiest when I'm performing beauty treatments - a passion that I genuinely enjoy.

My favourite treatment is the Dermalogica facials. I'm deeply interested in skincare, always eager to learn more and I have a particular fondness for the Dermalogica Pro Power Peel treatment.

Before joining the team here, I worked at the Dermalogica Skin Centre in Westfield, London, where I honed my skills to the 'Expert' level. My commitment to self-improvement is relentless - I'm always seeking to broaden my knowledge and sharpen my skills.

I love helping my clients set up skincare plans to achieve their skin goals. Seeing my clients leave the salon happier than when they arrived gives me immense satisfaction.

With a friendly approach and a commitment to giving 100% to my clients, I make sure that they are happy with their treatment before they leave the salon. I'm looking forward to meeting you soon in the salon!

Amelia Goody

Junior Beauty Therapist

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Hi, my name is Amelia.

I am currently studying for my NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy and have completed my Level 2.

I have recently completed my gel nails training course and am currently looking for models! I’m also seeking models for back, neck, and shoulder massages, as I have recently completed my training in this area.

I have always had a passion for the beauty industry and knew from a young age it was what I wanted to do. My specialties are in spray tanning and massage.

My goal is to make clients feel as comfortable as possible and to provide the best possible treatment. The reason I love this job so much is because of how good it makes the clients feel after their treatments. It's so rewarding to make someone feel happy and confident.

I can't wait to carry out lots more new treatments at Shwe and continue my learning.

I love being part of the Shwe team and learning new things every day to become the best I can be!

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Brooke Fincken

Junior Beauty Therapist

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Hello, I'm Brooke!

I started my beauty journey at Harlow College in 2019. I learned a lot about beauty therapy there and got my NVQ level 2 qualification. I now have four years of experience in the beauty industry, doing what I absolutely love.

While I was at college I had my first work experience in a salon, helping at the front desk and learning to remove gel nails. Then, I spent three great years working in a cosy garden room salon. I did many treatments like eyelash extensions, gel nails, eyebrow tinting, and waxing. The best part was seeing my clients' happy faces when they loved their new look.

Lash extensions are one of my specialities. I’ve been working on my skills for two years in styles like classic, hybrid, and Russian lashes. I love seeing the confidence in my clients when they look in the mirror after a lash treatment with me. The whole process is just so calm and nice - it's honestly my favourite part of the day!

I’ve also been doing gel nails for over three years, and it’s another one of my favourites. Making my clients feel good with a fresh set of nails is just the best feeling!

I really like doing lashes, gels and waxing - but I’m always ready to learn new things. There's always more to learn in this job, and I can't wait to bring new skills to you!

My goal is to make you feel at ease when you come into our salon. I want you to feel comfy, relaxed, and totally welcome. Beauty is all about feeling good, inside and out, and I love being a part of that journey with my clients.

I'm so happy to be a part of this team. I'm really looking forward to meeting you!

Erin Mckenzie

Receptionist

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Hi I’m Erin!

I love meeting all our lovely clients and making them feel welcome whilst visiting our salon. I have always had a passion for beauty, so it is important to me that all of our clients feel relaxed and pampered. My aim is to ensure that all clients receive the best advice on how to get the best tan safely.

I look forward to meeting you all in the salon soon!

Jess Brown

Receptionist

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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!

Billie-Jean

Receptionist

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Hi I’m Billie!

I’m one of the newest members of the Shwe team and I love being a part of this amazing team!

My favourite part of my job is meeting clients and watching them leave the salon with a smile on their face.

I love answering questions and helping clients. I have always been interested in beauty, so being a receptionist I get to see all the different treatments throughout the day.

I look forward to meeting all of you soon!