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Meet the Team – Liz Bonnichon, Walton on Thames Salon

Liz Bonnichon

September’s ‘Meet the Team’ edition pays homage to the bubbly and super busy, super organised lady, Liz Bonnichon, a top stylist at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Walton. We’re mega excited and dusting off our hats to watch Liz prepare for her wedding in just a few weeks time! We’ll do our best to share a picture of Liz looking beautiful on her big day, so watch out on our facebook [insert link to www.facebook.com/maryannweeksaveda] and instagram [insert link to www.instagram.com/mawaveda pages if you love a good wedding pic!

Tell us about your life outside MAW? e.g.hobbies / family / where are you from
Well at the moment I’m very busy planning my wedding as me and my partner of 11 years are getting married on the 8th September this year! So that’s taking up a lot of my spare time as you can imagine!. But normally I do love to spend time with my family and friends. I grew up in lower Sunbury so haven’t flown far from the nest; my fiancé and I have moved to Shepperton. We are also pretty busy redecorating and putting our stamp on our home, which is exciting!

What’s your job title at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda?
My job title at Mary Ann Weeks is Top Stylist!

Describe in a few words what you do?
I love the fact that I can make people feel better about themselves – life can be stressful and a trip away from that for a little pampering is sometimes exactly what people need! I love that when they come and see me they can get a bit of time to just relax and unwind. Whether it’s a simple trimming of their split ends, or changing their whole look, I want my guest to go away feeling refreshed and beautiful! Because it’s important!

How long have you worked with us?
I’ve been working with MAW for 9 and a bit years now. It’s flown by which I guess means I love my job!

What are your favourite things about working with Aveda?
The products definitely! Especially the Aveda colour, I couldn’t work with anything else now because the results are just so great time after time. My Lovely Aveda family are also really up there – I couldn’t ask for better colleagues and we have so much fun in and out of work.

Whats your best memory of working here?
Ah that’s a tough question as there have been so many! I’d say all the summer and Christmas parties over the years are definitely up there but also I can remember being promoted from assistant to a stylist was amazing because I felt very proud that all my hard work was recognised and I was really progressing in my chosen profession.

Whats your ‘go to’ Aveda product and why?
Can I choose more than just one?! I love the thickening tonic because the result is so instant! It works brilliantly to make fine hair look thicker.

My other choice is confixor – it’s a liquid gel that you apply to define and control your curls or waves as well as conditioning the hair to make look really shiny. The smell is just gorgeous and the product it’s self is just so professional and works wonders. All the products are genuinely great though and I love knowing they are all cruelty free and use recycled plastic in their packaging because it’s important to think about what’s good for the planet.

If you could nominate anyone at MAW Aveda for an award for something what would the award be and who for?
To be honest – obviously I think we all deserve an award because as a team we all work so well in our own ways! But if I had to choose I’d say the assistants. I know what it’s like to be in their shoes – it’s a really hard job and the truth is the salon wouldn’t run as smooth without them.

What do you use on your own skin?
I love the tulasãra radiance kit, the gentle facial brush feels so nice on your skin and gives your face a real glow and the serum is so good for my skin. Its my own little ritual every day and I love it!

What’s your top beauty hack?
I’d have to say Eyelash extensions by our in house beauty therapist Erin Jones book yourself in with her, she’s amazing and very talented at them! (call 01932 240856 to book). I love the fact that when I have my eyelash extensions, I can just wake up and not have to worry about any other make up! It’s perfect for holidays too because no runny mascara and they last for weeks!

How do you like to relax after a busy day at the spa?
Well we’ve just recently purchased a blow up hot tub, it’s I’m loving using that for relaxing in! After a really hectic day in the salon, this is my current go to for unwinding.

Well there we have it, isn’t she lovely! To book your appointment with Liz, just give us a call at our Walton salon – and remember our new guest offer – if you’re a first time visitor or haven’t’ been to us for 12 months or more, you get:

  • £10 off any luxury spa treatment
  • A free Aveda facial, stress release massage or manicure
  • A free 50ml Aveda product of your choice

Whatever your hair, beauty or lifestyle needs, Mary Ann Weeks Aveda has it covered and our wonderful team will always make you feel appreciated, pampered and beautiful.

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