Shwe Tan - 01279 939 062

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!

Sophie Wall

Senior Beauty Therapist & Dermalogica Expert

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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.

Meghan Cole

Beauty Therapist & Dermaloigca Expert

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Hi my names Meghan, I’m level 3 trained in Beauty Therapy. I’ve been working in the industry for four 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 Dermalogica facials and Gelish nails.

Becca Langham

Senior Beauty Therapist (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.

Georgia Thomas


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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 that they have the best possible experience while at the Salon. I also love working in such a friendly team

Theresa Corbett

Beauty Therapist

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My name is Theresa and I started out in the Beauty industry straight from school.
I have 17 years experience, and my career as a Beauty Therapist has taken me to the other side of the world and back, working in some of the world's most luxury award-winning spas.
I have a strong passion for beauty and making people feel good about themselves.

Mia Sharpe

Beauty Therapist (on Maternity Leave)

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Hi, my name's Mia and I've been in the Beauty world for over 10 years. I have no idea where the time has gone, but if you love what you do time definitely doesn't drag!
Over the years I've picked up some great skills. especially when it comes to waxing. I've worked in some London top Waxing Boutiques as well as local salons.
I'll be working every weekday evening for all your Waxing needs, and I'll be Spray Tanning for your weekend nights out

Victoria Lewis


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Hi there! My name is Victoria, I have always been passionate about the beauty and tanning industry and I love to see people feeling good about themselves. I’m looking forward to seeing you in the salon and helping to make each time you visit a happy welcoming experience.

Liv Blishen

Junior Beauty Therapist

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Hi I’m Liv and I recently completed my Level 2 Beauty Apprenticeship at Shwe which covered Waxing, Tinting, and basic Facials. I have now begun my Level 3 training which includes different types of Massage and Individual Lashes. I also have a Level 3 Nail Technology Diploma and I am qualified in Spray Tanning and Intimate Waxing. I love all the treatments I carry out and I love making all of you feel special - PS, watch out for upcoming model offers with me for Massage and Dermalogica Facials, I can’t wait to treat you! :)

Sacha Griffin

Rising Young Star

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Hi, I’m Sacha, and I’m one of Shwe’s Rising Young Stars!

I've always had an interest in beauty, especially Gel nails.

I love all things to do with nails! I have been qualified for a few years now and I absolutely love seeing my clients leave with a smile on their face, after making them feel happy and relaxed after their treatment. I also pride myself on being very friendly and approachable whilst maintaining a professional demeanour in the workplace.
I can’t wait to meet you all and make your nails look amazing!

I love looking after and taking my time to get to know my clients whilst I carry out their treatments.

I have also recently qualified in Spray Tanning and Threading.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Zoe Canty

Beauty Therapist & Dermalogica Specialist

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Hi my names Zoe, I am a fully qualified Beauty Therapist in level 2 and level 3. I qualified 7 years ago. I love everything beauty and making people feel good about themselves. My favourite treatments to carry out are the Dermalogica facials. I absolutely love the Pro Power Peels! Before coming to work at Shwe, I worked at the Dermalogica Skin Care Centre in Westfield, London. I am trained to 'Specialist ' level with Dermalogica and I'm always training to further my skills and knowledge. My aim is to set you up a skin-care plan and help you achieve your skin goals.
I hope to meet you soon :)

Laura Richardson

Rising Young Star

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Hello everyone, my name is Laura. I am one of the ‘Rising Young Stars’ here at Shwe.

I started my journey at Shwe in March 2019 and I am now nearing the end of my Beauty Apprenticeship, which finishes this summer.

I have already qualified in all nail and eyebrow treatments and spray tanning.

I am now looking for models to help me with my waxing training. If you'd like to be one of my training models for leg/underarm/lip/chin waxing you can book at half the usual cost with me whilst I am training. You can book online as a training model just CLICK HERE.

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 can’t wait to learn more so that I can carry out all your beauty needs in the future.

I look forward to meeting you all soon.

Sian Hudson

Beauty Therapist

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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 :)

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 gels, 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.

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!

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

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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’m very passionate about all treatments, my ultimate favourites would definitely be facials & massage.
I love to make people look & feel amazing! It’s so rewarding helping clients to achieve results through treatments & skincare. I look forward to seeing you soon!