This month we’re getting to know the lovely Chloe Thorn a little better. Easy going Chloe is a popular member of the team who has a gentle but determined character and will be making us a fine hairdresser one day for sure! Read on to find out more about Chloe in and out of work here at the Guildford Aveda salon, and discover her rather excellent top tip below!
Tell us About Your Life Outside MAW?
I’m originally from Yateley in Hampshire, but at the end of last year I moved in to an apartment in Farnborough with my long term boyfriend. In my spare time I love to spend quality time with my family and friends. And when I’m not seeing them, I like to keep active at the gym. I’m really interested in beauty as well as hair and love trying out the latest colours in the nail bar upstairs or experimenting with the LVL lash extensions and new Aveda makeup bits – I admit I’m a true girly girl!
What’s your Job Title at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda?
I’m a trainee apprentice and full time assistant – but not for long! It’s hard work but a great way to get into the industry. I have been so passionate about hairdressing for such a long time and I love that I’m getting closer to my goal every day
Describe in a Few Words What You Do
Unlike most people I love Mondays because this is our practical training day – I get a real taste of what it will be like when I qualify and get to learn about all the different Aveda colour and cutting techniques. We bring in real models and you are basically working on them as you would in the salon.
Aside from that I my week is spent doing everything to help the salon run smoothly, from sweeping the floor to washing hair to greeting guests, help assist the stylists, mixing colour, answering the phone and all those jobs that keep things ticking along.
How Long Have You Worked With Us?
A whole year and a half now which has genuinely flown by! I do enjoy my job and the people I get to work with a lot
What are Your Favourite Things About Working With Aveda?
I love how all the ingredients in Aveda products are sourced from sustainable or renewable plant based origins. And how the aromas are so unique and amazing you can smell them from a mile away. Its lovely working in a place that smells so great all the time! I also love the bespoke training we get to do sometimes with the stylists who teach me things they specifically know. Learning from different sources really interests me because everyone has their own style.
What’s Your Best Memory of Working Here?
Having the opportunity to go up to the Aveda Head Quarters in London for 2 day training classes to learn all about the products and colouring. It’s an amazing building with lots of wow factor and it was so much fun, I learnt so much!
What’s Your ‘Go To’ Aveda Product and Why?
I love the whole ‘Damage Remedy’ range, the shampoo, conditioner, daily repair, split end repair, the list goes on! This stuff really works! I have seen really damaged hair become smooth and shiny again after only one treatment and it’s great being able to recommend something you know actually works.
A top tip for those who can’t put the curling tongs and straighteners down, a daily dose of our ‘damage remedy daily hair repair’ is one of our best sellers, the leave in treatment protects against damage from heat styling up to 45O degrees.
If You Could Nominate Anyone at MAW Aveda for an Award for Something, What Would the Award Be and Who For?
If I could nominate everyone then I would because everyone is so lovely! But it would have to be to Galina and Paul as they have trained me from the very beginning and their skills and techniques are amazing – They inspire me everyday.
What Do You Use On Your Own Skin?
Aveda hand relief cream is a must for me. After a busy day of washing hair where my hands are constantly in water it is important to keep them hydrated and this cream leaves them visibly smoother and softer. It’s the best hand cream I have ever tried!
What’s Your Top Hair Tip?
Before applying conditioner, it’s important to make sure you really towel dry your hair first so that the conditioner can really penetrate into the hair more deeply. If it is soaking wet the conditioner will just run off your hair and won’t do what it’s suppose to do!
How Do You Like to Relax After a Busy Day at the Spa?
I like to cook a delicious meal for dinner and then put my feet up in front of my favourite TV program and relax with a cup of tea.
Well we think that sounds lovely! How about you? Why not ask for Chloe to wash your hair next time you visit? Or perhaps you’ll let her work on your hair sometime? Chloe is very keen to perfect her craft and loves new guests! All work is overseen by our Directors. Apprentice nights are every Monday between 4-8pm and are charged at greatly reduced prices. Please call 01483 306655 to book an appointment with Chloe.