Therapists

Mandy Oxley-Swan, Intelligent Skin Care Specialist & Beauty Educator, Shine Church Street
Shine - Mandy Oxley-Swan , Intelligent Skin Care Specialist & Beauty Educator, Shine Church Street

Mandy has over 10 years experience as a beauty therapist both within the UK and Cayman Islands. Her skills and passion for intelligent skin care have been adding welcome contours to the beauty department since 2004 resulting in the signature ‘Skin Analysis’ and facial treatments at Shine. She thoroughly enjoys connecting with a broad spectrum of clients as well as working alongside an incredible array of health professionals and creative stylists.

Mandy’s background in beauty journalism combined with her love of excellent skin care has resulted in extensive research of new ingredients.  She has recently consulted on a facial skincare range with a prominent natural body brand launched in May 2011.

Passions outside work include llamas and alpacas, vintage clothing and tennis- in no particular order!

From March 2014 Mandy is developing her role as Intelligent Skincare Specialist, beauty researcher, educator and social media specialist at Shine, Church St. She continues in her passion to bring Shine's clients the highest quality products and services.

Desi Petkova, Beauty Manager, Shine Church St
Shine - Desi Petkova , Beauty Manager, Shine Church St

Desi completed a Degree in Economics (2000) in her native Bulgaria prior to pursuing a career in Beauty. Over the last eleven years she has gained vast knowledge of Decleor, Dermalogica and Aveda developing her specialism in facials and waxing. She enjoys seeing clients from all walks of life and gains immense satisfaction to help them look and feel the best they can. She constantly seeks to develop her skills and update her treatments.

With a love of music, dancing and the arts Desi frequents London’s galleries, clubs and theatres with Sadlers Wells her firm favourite.

From March 2014 Desi is delighted to take on a new role as beauty manager at Shine, Church St.

Dana Vronska, Beauty Manager, Shine Newington Green
Shine - Dana Vronska , Beauty Manager, Shine Newington Green

Dana is from Latvia. She trained at the London School of Beauty and Make-up (NVQ level 2) qualifying in 2003. She has been working at Shine for three years and thinks that without the people who work and come to Shine her work wouldn’t be so joyful.
With her natural people skills she likes to care and pamper her clients and enjoys doing facials, massages and body treatments.

Dana completed a degree in Media and Cultural Studies in 2011. In her spare time she takes full advantage of London’s cultural life. She also practices yoga and enjoys travelling.

From March 2014, Dana is delighted to take on the role of beauty manager at Shine, Newington Green.

Ewa Szymankiewicz
Shine - Ewa Szymankiewicz

Originally from Poland, Ewa is a fully qualified beauty therapist (NVQ3) with eight years experience. She joined the Shine team in 2007 and with her excellent customer care, extensive product knowledge and treatment training in Dermalogica, Aveda, Thalgo, Yonka and more she quickly progressed to beauty manager at Shine on the Green.

She is an advocate for a natural holistic approach to health and beauty and combines her passion and knowledge to promote and maintain healthy, beautiful skin. She particularly enjoys facials, eyebrow shaping and, for those special occasions, parties, weddings and more, make-up sessions using our fantastic range of cosmetics.

She lives in Stoke Newington with her partner and young son.

Sylwia Pawlik
Shine - Sylwia Pawlik

Sylwia first came to London in 1998 to visit an aunt, she loved it so much that she returned to finish her training at The London Esthetique school of Beauty and Make-up in 2004.

Sylwia worked with Aveda, Dermalogica and Elemis and then joined the Shine team in 2011. She is happy to be working in an environment that focusses heavily on skin care. She especially enjoys helping people to look their best and the Dermalogica facials are a particular love.

Another creative outlet for Sylwia is painting - "London offers such a wealth of art" and the London gallery scene keeps her busy in her free time.

Yoana Cojan
Shine - Yoana Cojan

Originally from Romania, where she trained in beauty and holistic massage, Yoana came to the UK in 2010  to build on her career within the beauty industry. Her aim was to advance her technical skills and to gain further knowledge about new products and treatments. While in London she has learned about fabulous product lines alongside Dermalogica including Guinot, Yonka and Dr. Schrammek. She has also learned the art of threading and brings this finely tuned skill to our clients. Joining the Shine team her particular passion is facials so she loves to give her clients an amazing experience. ‘When I started to work for Shine I felt it was the perfect place for me to share and expand on my skills.’

In her spare time she likes to spend it in vintage shops, to read and explore the never-ending delights of London!