Meet the members of The Beauty Lounge team
Angela Close - Salon Owner
I have successfully owned run The Beauty Lounge now for 23 years. I first started off working at The Last Drop health and beauty Spa. After completing a year there I started running my own little business above hair studio 336, where I rented a beauty room offering lots of different pampering treatments. After 6 years I moved across town into Premier Stores and rented 3 treatment rooms, this is where I employed Catherine Hopkins (who is still with me to this date!) the business grew and grew and it got to the stage where it was hard to accommodate the growing clientele, so I made the decision to move to where we are currently on Bark Street East. As soon I walked into the building which is a Georgian property I fell I love with the place! I knew instantly this was going to be my next venture. I envisaged every treatment room it wasn’t long before I purchased the property and it was mine. And 6 months of renovations began to complete my dream salon. I still feel proud as punch that from starting off renting a little treatment room my business has gone from strength to strength with help of amazing staff and a very loyal large clientele. We are a Guinot appointed salon, and even though i do still do quite alot of Beauty treatments, 10 years ago I trained in Colonic Hydrotherapy - this is something I absolutely love doing as i get great job satisfaction from helping people to feel better.
Catherine Hopkins - Beauty Therapist
I have been a beauty therapist for over 14 years. Graduating from Bolton College in 1997 I then went on to work for Regis Hair & Beauty at Whiteheads department store.I joined The Beauty Lounge in 2001. I specialise in Electrolysis and Red vein treatments as well as performing other beauty treatments.
Gemma Elworthy - Beauty Therapist
I trained at Lillian Maund Beauty Training Centre in 2008-2009, achieving NVQ 2, NVQ 3, an International Aestheticiennes Diploma and a number of additional courses. Lillian Maund Training Centre has enabled me to reach high standards of performance in all treatments that I do. I graduated in February 2009 and started here at The Beauty Lounge within the same month. In my 8 years of working at The Beauty Lounge I have done further training in Guinot products and treatments, Universal Contour body wraps, St.Tropez spray tanning, Lash Lift treatments and Gellux nails. Now i have been at The Beauty Lounge for over 8 years and have built up a large and loyal client base of my own. We are always doing training for new products and treatments at the salon which is great!
'Having been a client of Angela and her team for over 20 years, I am still amazed at their expertise, professionalism and dedication to all treatments along with continued training in new techniques ensuring my experience is second to none. Your treatment takes place in a beautiful Georgian building where the interior has been sensitively chosen by Angela to ensure your complete relaxation.' - Pat Amos
I've been coming to the Beauty Lounge, for nearly 6 years now, mostly for the Guinot facials which are incredibly good value for money. The salon is always so inviting, clean and the perfect environment to relax and get pampered. My therapist, Gemma, consistently provides the most professional, thorough and enjoyable service - my skin has never felt so good since I started going to the salon! She always goes out of her way to be as flexible as possible and my appointment is never rushed and finished to the highest standard. I will continue to use the salon for many more years to come!! - Kate Fearnley
"I have been a client of Catherine's for nearly 10 years. Her expertise and knowledge are excellent and her experience and skill as a therapist is second to none. I have experienced treatments insalons in the UK and over the world and the quality and value for money which Catherine delivers in every type of treatment, in my experience, unrivaled. I have recommend her to many friends over the years and none have ever gone back to their previous salon or therapist" - Claire Nuttall