WEG about town Angela Vassallo from Higham Park
PUBLISHED: 13:14 27 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:20 20 February 2013
Salon owner Angela Vassallo tells of life in Highams Park, some Loughton highlights - and a beauty treatment for men which is really catching on
Who are you and what do you do?
Im Angela Vassallo and Im the owner of The Lemon Tree boutique salon based in Church Hill, Loughton. We specialise in beauty treatments and hair.
Where do you live and why?
I live in Highams Park. Its close to work, close to Epping Forest, which is great for my running, and it has the best Indian restaurants: The Avenue and E4.
Are you a lady who lunches and where do you go?
I am lucky enough to work in lively Loughton, so there are lots of places to go for lunch, but my two favourites are WB Brasserie they do the best burgers and also 15 York Hill where I can devour a seafood platter.
Whats your favourite boutique?
Definitely I Am So Fly in the High Road, Loughton they have such a beautiful range of clothes whether I am looking for something glam or for everyday wear, and the girls are so helpful and always get it right in helping me choose what to wear.
Where do you go for a girly night out?
We start off with a few drinks in 15 York Hill and then up to London to either Zuma or Roka where the Martini Lychees are out of this world.
Red, white or rose?
Red or white for me, please as long as its a large one!
What are your top 5 beauty products?
Dermalogica special cleansing gel leaves no trace of dirt at all!
Bare Essentials make-up its the way forward! You can sleep and swim in it!
Gellish nails your nails look great for 14 days.
Brazillian Blow Dry a must for Italian hair.
Botox for your hair it gives your hair body and uplift whilst keeping it in amazing condition.
Whats the most unusual treatment you offer?
At the moment its a Boyzillian which is basically a Brazillian wax for men. Its all the rage!
What was your last big splurge?
My wedding dress (details are top secret!) I am getting married in July to my Italian stallion Dean Wheeler (above), whom I have been with for 9 years.
Whats your most valued possession in your handbag?
My purse, my iPhone and my make-up.
If you werent in your current job, what would your alternative career be?
I would be a personal shopper to the stars. Being Italian, I have a sleek sense of style (or so they tell me).
Cosmetic surgery or grow old gracefully?
Mmm... lets just see what happens! Hopefully my Italian genes will look after me.
What makes you smile?
My upcoming wedding, a successful week at work, and spending time with my family and friends and Dean . . .
Do you have a claim to fame?
Well, I sat opposite Robert DeNiro in a restaurant in New York.
What luxury could you not do without?
It has to be my Chrystal Clear facials. My skin is literally glowing after these!