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!
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!
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.
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.
Hannah Alford – Therapist
Hannah has worked as a Beauty Therapist since 2012, covering all aspects of beauty from nails and waxing, Envion and CACI treatments and Lipofirm.
Hannah loves to see immediate results so thoroughly enjoys providing treatments such as waxing and tinting, but she also enjoys working towards an end goal with a client, over a course of treatments, such as skin health improvements with Environ facials and Lipofirm fat reduction.
Hannah is a great addition to The Mulberry Spa team with a wide skillset, lots of experience and a friendly and welcoming personality.
Outside of work her energetic 4-year-old keeps her on her toes, so she embraces the calm and tranquil environment at The Mulberry Spa as soon as she arrives!
Rachel – Therapist
Rachel has over 15 years’ experience in the beauty industry and as a Mum of 2 she knows how important relaxation and downtime can be!
Rachel loves body treatments and facials the most but has a wealth of experience across a wide variety of treatments and skincare brands.
Rachel is qualified in Massage, ELEMIS Skincare, CACI Facials, Threading, LVL Lashes, Microdermabrasion, Gelish Nails, Footlogix Pedicure, Waxing, Brow Treatments and more.
Rachel is available Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays too.
Renea Dawes – Sports Massage Therapist
Renea joins The Mulberry Spa team as a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist. She is also trained in Pregnancy Massage, Lava Shell Massage, Indian Head Massage (one of her favourites) and Cupping Therapy.
Renea will be at The Mulberry Spa one Saturday a month, so make sure you book your massage appointments well in advance!
Renea loves all types of massage and can tackle those stubborn knots with a deep tissue sports massage or offer something more holistic and relaxing if you prefer. He only aim is to ensure you leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
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.