Meet the Therapists

Mandy Painting - MBIAE, CRPE, C&G

Salon Director

Mandy has been in the Beauty industry for 35 years and is passionate about giving good quality and high standard treatments. She specialises in Electrolysis, the only proven method of permanent hair removal. Over the years she has helped many clients rid themselves of distressing superfluous hair growth and still finds it a great sense of achievement when a timid, shy, and self-conscious client changes into a happy, confident person who is no longer a slave to unwanted hair. If you are searching for help with your problem hair growth please come along and have a no obligation chat with Mandy. She is an active member of the British Institute and Association of Electrolysis and a past chairman. Please click on the link to the BIAE for full information on Electrolysis. As well as hair removal Mandy offers Advanced Electrolysis Procedures. This includes the treatment and/or the removal of many fibrous and vascular lesions that appear on the skin as we age. Examples are; thread veins, skin tags, warts, milia, pigmentation and much more. Please ask Mandy if something is worrying you, she may be able to help. Mandy is also a Dermalogica Expert and offers sound advice for skincare with relaxing, but results orientated facials. She is happy to give consultations before clients decide to take on a course of any treatment. If you have a problem skin, whatever your age; Mandy is happy to offer recommendations on care and improvement.

Victoria Strudwick - BScEcon (Hons), B.A, C&G, VTCT

Salon Manager

Vicki is a proud academic with degrees in international politics and Middle Eastern studies, plus has the desire to continue her academic knowledge in the future. Vicki spent two years working with Dementia patients in Texas, and helping to run a busy long-term care unit at a hospital. Here Vicki discovered a natural aptitude for helping people, particularly older clients. This is something she brings to her position in the salon, with a growing number of older clients enjoying her pedicures, facials and back massages. She retrained as a beauty therapist in order to join Mandy in the business and to expand her skills. She continues to strive for more knowledge and experience and continues her studies throughout the year in various disciplines. She is currently working towards a certificate in nutritional therapy and her full body massage certificate. Vicki is also our social media guru and regularly updates our Facebook and Instagram pages. It was Vicki's efforts in this arena that help the salon become recognized by Dragons Den star Theo Paphitis as part of his Small Business Sunday Twitter campaign.

Aaron Strudwick

Web Designer and I.t

Aaron (husband of our own Victoria) is a self taught professional website and logo designer. As well as designing, developing and maintaining our website, he also provides valuable IT and Tech support. With a growing portfolio and client list, you can trust that Aaron will deliver a beautiful website and eye catching logos. You can view his business at

3 High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9PX