This months Meet the Team is the delightful Georgia – our newest stylist at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Guildford. She’s a real character and we have loved getting to know her. Chatty, fun and inquisitive, Georgia has really been brightening up our day! Read on to find out more about this quirky character.
Tell us about your Life Outside of MAW?
I have lived in Farnborough for the majority of my life, but have worked all over the place, from Farnham to Ascot and am currently settled in Guildford. When I’m not doing what I do best in the salon, you’ll either find me down the gym, walking my family dogs, or socialising with friends and family. I am a total busy body and love talking!
What is Your Job Title at MAW?
I am a senior stylist in the Guildford hairdresser team here at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda. I have been in the hairdressing industry for 12 years, starting as a Saturday assistant and building my career up from there. I have widened my knowledge and skill set over the years by working alongside such a diverse range of hairdressers. I love being inspired by others who have the same passion about hair as me
Describe in a Few Words What You Do – What’s Your Speciality?
I cover all aspects of womens hairdressing. I completed a prestigious colouring degree with my previous salon and at the time of passing my exams I was the youngest hairdresser in the country to receive my qualification, something I am extremely proud of. It’s far to say it was quite the challenge but worth it! My speciality lies with hair styling – in particular Updos. I am privileged enough to have had opportunities which have left to my updos being featured on the cover of Hello and OK magazine!
How long Have you Worked With Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Guildford?
I have only been working with Mary Ann Weeks Aveda for 2 months, although it feels like I’ve been here for ages! On my first day I felt like I’d always been here! both myself and my colleagues agreed that! I definitely hit the ground running and slotted into the fast pace of this busy salon. I think this is because of working with Aveda since I started my career and I am so familiar with the Aveda products, colouring system and brand ethos.
What are Your Favourite Things About Working with Aveda?
I absolutely love that Aveda haircare products are true to what they say and are genuine and ethical. There’s no faking the quality of the products or sneaking in alternative chemical ingreients. I love how I can use the Aveda colouring system to completely customise my fomulas to meet hte spcific and individual needs of my clients.
What’s Your Best Memory of Working Here?
As I’ve not been here too long, it’s hard to say I have a best memory yet (many nice ones!) but I know I’ll make one for sure! Ask me again in a year!
What is your ‘Go to’ Aveda Product and Why?
With a doubt it’s the Daily Hair repair in the Damage Remedy Range. I love the fact it is a 3 in 1 product – heat protector, detangler and a restructuring protein treatment. You just put it through wet hair before you comb through and forget it’s even in there!
If You Could Nominate Anyone at MAW Aveda for an Award, Who Would it be and What Would the Award be for?
I can’t pick an individual, but it would have to be the complete team of assistants – without them it would be impossible to do my job. Not many clients realise how much of an important role they all play in keeping the salon running so smoothly. They really are the backbone of what we do!
What Do You Use on Your Own Hair?
I am forever changing my hair colour, so I have to give my hair a little more TLC than an average person. I use the Damage Remedy range to keep my hair strong and healthy. Once a week I put the Intense Restructuring Treatment through before I go to bed and then rinse it off in the morning. This give the treatment time to really sink in and it works beautifully. My hair is so soft, silky and smooth I love it.
How Do You Like to Relax After a Busy Day in the Salon?
After a busy day I love to come home and have a sit down evening meal with my partner. If I’m really lucky he may even run me a bath (with Aveda Stress Fix Bath Salts of course!)