Shannon Taylor


After a personal tragedy the love, kindness, and authenticity my Spa Gregorie's family showed me was crucial to my recovery.
A successful hire to me boils down to genuine passion - passion for the craft and passion for the company and its vision.

Spa Supervisor, Lead Aesthetician, Lead Massage Therapist - Spa Gregorie's

Hollywood dreams – well, if you grow up just down the road you’re probably more than likely to have them. Shannon Taylor grew up a stone’s throw from the glamour and glitz of Tinsel Town and had them, and even went to drama school to chase them. But as it turns out, she considers being Lead Aesthetician and Lead Massage Therapist at Spa Gregorie’s a more than adequate replacement. “I’ve lived here my whole life, I know that the life of an actor is usually a long way from the life it’s cracked up to be. Spa is far better - I get a captivated audience of one whenever I work!”

Shannon’s journey into spa was a little bit more orthodox, shall we say, than most. She started out working in a salon, where she loved seeing the relationships her colleagues created with their clients. From there she became an aesthetician, setting up her own business just as the trade was booming. “I used to get lots of personal visits from companies that have gone on to become household names. Maybe that should be spa-hold names! They trained her to offer things like body wraps, and it was a very exciting time to be starting out in the spa industry. So much was happening so fast.”  During that time, Shannon was one of the first dual trained therapists to create the unique service called the ‘Fassage’.

After seven years, Shannon sold her business and found what she considers her true calling – Spa Gregorie’s. Her role includes hiring and mentoring staff. What makes a successful hire? “For me it usually boils down to genuine passion – passion for our craft and passion for the company and its vision. When I interview I usually ask for a massage. It’s possible to feel the passion for the job in someone’s hands, their touch, and their mannerisms, so thankfully I have ended up regretting very few hires. When I hire someone I want to feel like I’m inviting someone to join my family.”

Speaking of family, Shannon’s Spa Gregorie’s family became an awful lot closer because of a personal tragedy. “Two years ago my fiancé passed away from cardiac arrest right in front of me. My family and friends rallied around, as you would expect. But my Spa Gregorie’s family gave me incredible support, helping me with everything from food to helping with paperwork to emotional support. The love, kindness, and authenticity they showed me were crucial to my recovery.”

Tragic though that was, it’s also what so many of us love about the spa life: spa is family, a family of passion and compassion. Fair to say, probably more so than Hollywood.


After a personal tragedy the love, kindness, and authenticity my Spa Gregorie's family showed me was crucial to my recovery.