Meet the Brilliant Brazilian Team

Our beauty therapists are trained and accredited by the country’s leading experts on waxing, Andy Rouillard of Axiom Bodyworks, and Kim Lawless. They are the best in the industry and we wouldn’t entrust our clients to anyone else. And as we’re qualified, verified and insured by BABTAC, you know you're in the very best hands.

Sarah Panter

Business Owner

Sarah founded her first business, Gorilla Warfare waxing, back in 2007 and subsequently established Brilliant Brazilian in 2014. She has a Level 2 in Beauty and Level 3 in Holistic Therapy and is a Kim Lawless and Axiom certified advanced waxing practitioner.

She is passionate about raising standards within the beauty industry and strives hard to maintain the Treatwell Top-Rated Salon status for which her business is well known. She has a particularly dedicated client base who often travel long distances for her quicker, thorough, pain-free waxes.

Sarah is passionate about growing organic food and helping others to learn how to grow their own. Sarah loves to cook for friends, and is quite an expert in gin! She spends her spare time exploring the North Norfolk coast with her Dachshund, Anton.

Emma Nugent

Waxing & Beauty Therapist

With over 15 year’s experience in the beauty industry, Emma provides real excellence in every treatment she provides for our clients. Prior to working at Brilliant Brazilian Emma has worked in London and Stotfold as a therapist and Spa Manager.

She is also Business and Salon Manager at The Salon, Letchworth and also runs a training academy which specialises in hairdressing apprenticeships. Emma loves developing businesses and also interacting with clients. A real asset to the team and consistently receives 5 star reviews from our client base.

Mercedes (Merc)

Waxing & Beauty Therapist

Mercedez (Merc) has been involved in beauty since she was 15 years old. Merc has a real passion for nails and is the personal nail tech to celebrity skin expert, Caroline Hirons!

Merc has an amazing background working on movie sets to magazines and photoshoots. She has also worked throughout the major fashion weeks, demonstrating she's experienced in many different environments and has worked with a diverse range of people.

Initially a Brilliant Brazilian client, Merc has now been working with us for nearly 3 years. She is known for her efficient, no-nonsense approach and quickly builds strong and trusting relationships with our clients.

Merc loves working for Brilliant Brazilian, developing great relationships with clients, being receptive to their needs and supporting Sarah and the business overall as a successful independent, private and discreet empire.

Kate Partridge

Waxing & Beauty Therapist

Kate has been a beauty therapist for over 5 years. Her experience includes working in both spas and salons. Her passion has always been to help clients feel more beautiful, confident and relaxed in their own skin. She loves working at Brilliant Brazilian and all the treatments she undertakes.

Kate is passionate about ensuring all of her clients feel comfortable and leave feeling better and relaxed! In her spare time she loves going to the theatre (musicals are her favourite!) and spending time with my family and friends.

Heather Friel


Heather has worked within the medical industry both clinically and commercially for many years. Her highly popular Reflexology sessions at Brilliant Brazilian offer a relaxing and indulgent therapy in such a warm and amazing space. She absolutely adores the team at Brilliant Brazilian and enjoys being part of the BB family.

Her world is busy like many of us, so to kick back she loves spending time with friends and family. Yoga, Pilates and Walking are also top of her favourite things to do.