Claire Mead – Owner
Before opening The Mulberry Spa, Claire first founded EDEN Beauty Clinic in 2009, having worked in the beauty industry since 2001. As EDEN’s success continued to grow, Claire knew she wanted to offer her clients even more…. So, The Mulberry Spa was launched in December 2017. Claire has transformed the beautiful Grade II listed building into a stunning spa facility and reinstated The Mitre Public House – bringing two amazing facilities to the village.
Claire Mead – Owner
Claire specialises in semi-permanent makeup, Plasma Pen, advanced electrolysis and advanced skin treatments, advising clients on the best technology, methods and products to improve a variety of skin concerns. The results she achieves speak for themselves! She is passionate about providing the very best selection of products and treatments alongside an exceptional and very personal service.
Claire is a true ‘people person’ whose bubbly, warm and welcoming personality shines through from the minute you meet her. As a busy Mum of 2, she knows how important her clients’ time at the spa can be and strives to make every appointment as positive and relaxing as possible. Claire would love to have a hobby, but there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day!
Melissa Rose Mitchelmore – Spa Manager
Melissa is our Spa Manager and in-house Lash Queen! If you want to look fluttery-fabulous with luscious lashes – Mel is your girl! Having worked in the beauty sector since 2008, spending the early part of her career in prestigious, high-end clinics in London, Mel joined Claire at EDEN Beauty in 2015.
Mel loves the results that can be achieved by treatments such as Crystal Clear Comcit and Dermalux, as well as painstakingly applying perfect lashes for her clients. She’s also a pro when it comes to nail treatments and Lipofirm too!
When she’s not pampering her clients and organising the team at The Mulberry Spa, Melissa is more than likely enjoying a West End performance – she is a total theatre addict who loves nothing more than a great musical or show! She’s seen Aladdin so many times, the Genie is virtually her best friend!
Claire Gothard – Receptionist & Therapist
Claire (or Claire-Bear as we lovingly call her) is our lovely front of house receptionist – a warmer welcome you could not wish for! Claire LOVES her role at the spa, meeting and greeting clients and helping wherever she can. She has been at the spa since day 1. Claire is also qualified in Gel nails, Jane Iredale Makeup, Environ Skincare and Dermalux Light Therapy treatments.
When Claire isn’t busy at the spa she’s either providing her Mum’s taxi service to her 2 children, trying to squeeze in some downtime or she can also be found throwing some serious shapes on the dance floor. Challenge her to a dance-off if you dare!
Demane Jones – Therapist
Demane has worked in the beauty and holistic sector since 2006, clocking up lots of valuable experience. Demane now specialises in advanced skincare (having gained additional qualifications in this field), favouring treatments such as CACI, Microdermabrasion and Geneo. She also delivers incredible massages – don’t just take our word for it – book in and see for yourself.
Demane is a big fan of holistic treatments and is keen to share the many benefits with her clients. She can be found meditating or doing yoga in her spare time. However, she’s also a bit of an adventurer and loves to embrace the great outdoors whether she’s walking, cycling, hiking, sailing, snowboarding or taking photographs. All these activities tend to end with eating and drinking too much with friends – well, all that fresh air is bound to make you hungry!
Angela Latham – Therapist & Reflexologist
Angela is The Mulberry Spa’s holistic expert – she oozes calmness and serenity, instantly putting her clients at ease. Her Reflexology treatments are legendary and receive incredible reviews from everyone who floats out of the spa following one of her treatments. Angela not only delivers Reflexology treatments, but she teaches the techniques too.
Angela also loves to provide hands-on facial and skincare treatments, especially Crystal Clear Comcit and Elemis. Client relaxation is always at the forefront of her mind and she always goes that extra mile to deliver the perfect facial.
When she’s not working or teaching, Angela enjoys her family, friends and food! She also loves to travel – so far, her favourite place was Iceland, but that could all change as she clocks up more air miles.
Laura Malone – Therapist
As a busy Mum of 2, Laura has enjoyed working in the beauty industry since 2007, taking a career break while her children were small. Enjoying the flexibility this sector provides to fit work around family life, Laura loves her role at The Mulberry Spa.
Laura is another one of our lash experts, producing gorgeous arrays of Russian, Volume or LVL lashes. She also enjoys doing nails and seeing the difference that can be achieved with the Lipofirm fat reduction treatments offered at the spa.
When not working or being a Mum, Laura chooses to relax by going to the gym or catching up with friends.
Ellesse Abbott – Therapist
Ellesse is our wonderful Nail Technician – who loves a chat! (She even gives Claire a run for her money). Let her work her magic on your nails and enjoy a good natter at the same time. Her cheerful disposition ensures everyone enjoys their time with Ellesse. Give her the opportunity to apply nail art or glitter and her smile sparkles as much as the nail polish!
She’s also a big fan of our Dermalux LED treatment and gets very excited about the results it achieves across such a broad spectrum of skin concerns.
When not at the spa, Ellesse enjoys going on adventures with her children and her husband. Her creativity isn’t only put into practice at work – she likes to get creative in her spare time too.
Emma Hill – Therapist
Emma has worked in the beauty sector since 2002, working for various salons before becoming a salon owner herself. Emma decided she wanted more balance from life and sold her salon, seeking employment in an exceptional spa environment instead – and we couldn’t wait for her to join the Mulberry team!
Emma specialises in nail treatments – acrylics, gels and other hand and feet treatments. Her experience is evident in her work – not just the quality of the nails she produces but also her professionalism and exceptional customer care. All qualities that we embrace at The Mulberry Spa.
Part of Emma’s new balanced life is spent with her partner, son and her dog – enjoying family time without the added pressures of running a business.
Annabelle Lamb – Therapist
Every great spa needs a waxing queen and Annabelle is certainly ours. With over 3 years industry experience she takes care and pride in all her treatments but is loved by many for her exceptional waxing skills and results. She’s also incredible at nails and massage – put her to the test for yourself…
Annabelle is one of the youngest members of our team, but has a mature head on young shoulders. She does however love a chat (which helps her fit in really well at The Mulberry Spa)!
When not busy at the spa, she makes the most of her downtime by socialising with friends and going out for dinner – both of which enable her to chat some more!
Barbara Deforn – Nurse
At The Mulberry Spa, all our Wrinkle Relaxing Injections & Filler treatments are carried out by Barbara Dafforn.
Barbara spent 35 years working as a General Nurse and currently still works as a Practice Nurse in Colchester. She is also an independent Nurse Prescriber. She has owned her own Aesthetic Clinic since 2013 and is a member of BACN (British Association of Cosmetic Nurses).
You’re in safe hands with Barbara, so contact us to book your FREE consultation or your appointment.
Lynne Rushen – Vitamin B12 Practitioner
Lynne is a fully qualified Practitioner in prescribing and giving Vitamin B12 injections. Lynne is hugely grateful for the benefits of Vitamin B12 injections having benefited from them herself for over a year.
Lynne is incredibly passionate about health and nutrition and loves nothing more than seeing the results B12 boosters and the right diet and lifestyle can achieve. She has been praised by many clients for her ‘pain-free’ injection technique, taking any anxiety away from those who are nervous about needles.
We’re fortunate to have Lynne running clinics for us at The Mulberry Spa and know that many of our clients will embrace this service.