Introducing the rather marvellous Erin Jones, our Senior Aveda therapist in Walton. With her cool head and likeable steady nature, Erin is a popular member of both sides of Mary Ann Weeks Aveda and is also pretty brilliant at her job! Massage, nails, lashes, waxing, makeovers or general beautifying, Erin is your girl! Read on to find out more about what she’s up to.
Tell us about your life outside MAW? e.g.hobbies / family / where are you from?
My life is a little busy outside of Mary Ann Weeks. We moved house last year and are doing lots of renovation work so it’s not unusual to see me covered from head to toe in dust or a paint brush in my hand these days!
What’s your job title at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda?
Senior Aveda therapist and spa ambassador
Describe in a few words what you do?
I do near enough every treatment on our beauty menu, I love to learn. I qualified in reflexology last year and although it was one of the hardest courses I love being able to offer it to my clients. Spa ambassador also means that I work closely with the Aveda training team in London. I go 2-3 times a year and get up to date on new treatments and products that I then bring back to teach both the Walton and Guildford therapists
How long have you worked with us?
Nearly 10 years!!! Ever since the salon first opened, it’s crazy how quickly the time has gone!
What are your favourite things about working with Aveda?
I love that Aveda beauty treatments are customised. No two peoples skin or body is exactly the same so I love the fact that when you visit us, your facial or body treatment will be totally customised to suit your needs that particular day. It also means that you will experience new techniques whenever you visit and it keeps the job interesting and exciting for all of us
Whats your best memory of working here?
Oh gosh there has literally been so many. But one that has to be up there was an event we did for earth month one year. Aveda organised ‘it’s a knock out’ and all the salons came together to compete and raise money. So we teamed up with Guildford and took part. I must say it was a very funny day! Watching Kelly (a stylist from our Guildford salon) dressed up as a giant waiter was very entertaining, she did so well it looked really hard work!
Whats your ‘go to’ Aveda hair product and why?
Thickening tonic. I have quite fine hair and I notice the difference instantly when using this
If you could nominate anyone at MAW Aveda for an award for something what would the award be and who for?
Difficult to pick one but I’d have to say Romi, she’s the spa manager, I learnt a lot from her when I first started at Mary Ann weeks, so my award would be ‘the great teacher award’
What do you use on your own skin?
I could sit here and list a whole beauty regime but truthfully on a day to day basis I keep things quite simple. I use all sensitive cleanser, intense Aveda hydrating treatment lotion and intense Aveda hydrating soft cream. I will exfoliate 1-2 times a month with botanical kinetics exfoliator to get rid of any dead skin cells which keeps my skin glowing radiantly!
What’s your top beauty hack
Drinking water is the easiest, cheapest and quickest way to make your skin look brighter and more radiant
How do you like to relax after a busy day at the spa?
A night at home with my boyfriend, a glass of wine and a good film
And there we have it! To book the lovely Erin, call the Walton-on-Thames salon on 01932 240856.