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Meet the Team – Paul Wilkinson, Guildford Salon

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Tell us about your life outside MAW?
I support spurs and my childhood dream was to be a footballer so I regularly pretend I’m a professional by playing games with a local team. I also really enjoy watching boxing – getting to be a bit obsessive but there’s something really addictive about watching such amazing strength and technique. I like to occasionally go for a run and have recently starting playing tennis so you could say I’m a bit of a sporting man! I really like to feel good about myself and enjoy being healthy when I can.

What’s your job title at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda?
I’m a styling director

Describe in a few words what you do?
As the name suggests I try to be creative in styling hair and giving people the edge on their look. I really enjoy my work and how it makes people feel so confident when they love their hair.

How long have you worked with us?
I’ve been with MAW for over 10 years which seems like a long time but has flown by!

What are your favourite things about working with Aveda?
I love working with aveda colour as it’s so customisable and individual. It’s a great product that lifts the hair and gives great shine, but also gives me the ability to be really creative.

Whats your best memory of working here?
The annual parties have been great and Mary and Julian and genuinely terrific bosses over the years so I’d say my favourite memories have been partying with them at the Christmas do!

Whats your ‘go to’ Aveda hair product and why?
My favourite Aveda product is ‘Confixor liquid gel’ – it gives fantastic hold after blow dries and helps keep the style for ages afterwards.

If you could nominate anyone at MAW Aveda for an award for something what would the award be and who for?
If I had to give an award to anyone in the salon it would have to be shared between all our lovely assistants who do such a great job supporting us stylists. You would not believe how busy it gets sometimes here and they are worth their weight in helping me out when I’m busy! Thanks guys!

What do you use on your own skin and hair?
I use control paste in my hair as it totally lives up to its name – it let’s me style exactly how I want! I also use the Aveda Pureformance dual action aftershave as it moisturises as well as and smells pretty good!

How do you like to relax after a busy day at the spa?
I love cooking and especially baking with the kids – am a dab hand at lemon drizzle cake and I love carrot cake!

To book yourself in with Paul and pick his brain about cake recipes call our Guildford salon on 01483 306655!

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