Donna Stothard – Salon Owner & Therapist
After training at North Tyneside College Wallsend in 1989 for 3 years, Donna successfully gained distinctions in City & Guilds Beauty Therapy. She was lucky to have a work placement and then followed a full time therapist position at a long established beauty salon in Cleadon Village just outside Sunderland. Here she gained her foundation of knowledge loving her time at this well thought of salon.
In 1992 Donna’s soon to be husband Paul drew her to North Yorkshire, this was when Donna saw the need for a quality beauty salon in Bedale.
Bedale Beauty was born, the perfect start was to set up within Brodie & co Hair Salon , this was a fantastic starting point so that she could get known and understand the needs of her new clients, so after 3 years due to the overwhelming demand for her services it was time Donna moved to bigger premises.
In 1995 the premises at North End in Bedale became available and after a lot of development and hard work this is still where the salon stands. Since then the salon has gone from strength to strength and grown in size now with 7 treatment rooms and up to 11 staff. The salon has a fantastic reputation with loyal clients travelling from all over North Yorkshire.
During 2009 the salon had its very own pampering treatment getting its very own facial, Bedale Beauty now has a fantastic new image.
Donna’s attitude towards the industry is one of self believe, honesty and making the very best of what we have . She is not frightened to say if something is wrong for you or that ’this ‘ treatment would best suite you. She researches for the product ranges that best suite her clients and the business, always looking at the market place to keep at the forefront of the industry. Her attitude about education is outstanding maintaining her own knowledge as that of her team of therapists keeping them at the top of their industry.
Ageing is something that happens! But lets do it as gracefully as possible and not to get there before our time! Prevention is always better than cure!
Kath - Salon Manager and Receptionist
Working as salon manager Kath ensures that from the moment you step through the salon doors or on the telephone your every need will be professionally dealt with in relaxing calm manner. Kath’s industry experience started later in her life entering the hairdressing world at the age of 40, she enjoyed this part of her life but saw an opportunity for change and in 1995 went to work along side Donna as receptionist. Her loyal time at Bedale Beauty has resulted in her having a vast knowledge of all treatments and products that are available in the salon, Kath has experienced good and bad all the treatments that they offer so she can talk clients through a first hand experience which reassures you. Kath’s approachable nature allows clients to feel completely at ease making them confident enough to ask those all important questions.
Lisa -Head Therapist/Manager
Lisa returns 26th March 2013 after becoming a mummy last summer. Lisa will be doing 3 days per week Mon/Wed & Thurs and is so excited about being back and brings with her a fresh enthusiasm to the team. Lisa this summer will celebrate 12 years in the business and so brings with her a wealth of knowledge and trustworthiness.
Lisa trained for NVQ level 3 in Beauty Therapy at Darlington College finishing this 2 year course she was successful at landing her first job at Bedale Beauty. She has worked her way up through the ranks at the salon and for the last 5 years has had the position as head therapist/assistant manager. Having worked particularly hard over the last 10 years as well as working closely alongside Donna at Bedale Beauty Lisa has gained a wealth of expertise in all aspects of the beauty industry.
Lisa has trained in advanced electrolysis so she can treat the removal of thread veins on the face and also skin tag removal which is an advanced level within the industry. Her passion lies for the specialist knowledge on the most anti ageing treatments on offer at the salon having had outstanding results with her clients.
Lisa has a bubbly personality and is particularly approachable with a caring nature, with her love for chat Lisa’s is a popular member of the team and has a fantastic following booking her in advance is always recommended.
Janine - Senior Therapist
Hello, I’ve been part of the Bedale Beauty Team since 2009 and my position now is Senior Therapist. I’m a positive, down-to-earth girl and LOVE meeting new people, so if we haven’t met me before, book in for a treatment with me!
My favourite treatment would be Manicures/Pedicures, especially when using the Shellac & GELeration, long-lasting colour is important!
My favourite product at the moment would be anything from the Priori range, in particular the AHA products which have worked wonders on my long-suffering acne problems! I do have the odd break out now and again, but now I wouldn’t use anything else!
I’m always interested in learning something new which is why BB keeps me interested as we are constantly learning,looking at new treatments. I look forwards to meeting you and giving you a treatment that you will always remember. I’m HD Brow trained and look forwards to changing your look !
Susan - Senior Therapist
Senior Therapist Susan originally joined the team back in 2005. Susan worked as a full time therapist and left in 2010 when she became a Mummy. Since being off, Susan has kept in touch and joined us for team get togethers and training sessions, this has given Susan a continuation in her working role in the salon and she most definitely hasn’t lost any of her amazing therapy skills. Susan is back all day Wednesday and Friday and welcomes old and new clients to have a treatment with her.
Michelle - Beauty Therapist
I joined the team in April 2010, I bring 10 years industry experience with me. During that time I ran my own salon abroad & worked in a hair and beauty salon which gave me the opportunity to go to London shows and take part in photographic competitions of which I did the makeup, very stressful but rewarding and fun. I have a bubbly personalty and I am passionate about my job. I most enjoy Facial treatments, it is so rewarding when a client comes with a problem and I can resolve it! The choice of such excellent skin care products that we have at Bedale Beauty makes my job so much easier. Knowing that the results will be there for the clients as they get up from the couch and will continue at home with the retail home care, this just makes me smile…job done ! Fancy a makeup lesson or thinking about weddings or parties, if you’re not great at doing your own makeup then come in for a session with me. I will teach you how to repeat it and top tips on how to keep it up to date and fresh!!!!!!! Remember ask for Michelle I look forwards to meeting you X March 2013 is when I too will be NO hands Massage Trained get one booked they are amazing.
Katie - Beauty Therapist
I joined the salon in June 2011 bringing with me 5 years of industry experience, I trained as a therapist at York college and I completed my Beauty Therapy training in 2006 . I worked in a city salon in York for a year and then moved onto Leeds and worked in a Day Spa. During that time I had opportunities to develop my massage techniques, artificial nails, facial work and gained a senior position within the business. I am so looking forwards to bringing those skills with me to BB and can’t wait to learn more from Decleor & Priori. My massages work magic on your stressed areas leaving you feeling like brand new again! I hope to see you soon! In March 2013 I will be trained in No Hands massage which is a deep therapeutic massage get booked in for one they are amazing. I’m HD Brow trained so let me get to your brows to sort them out, it’s an amazing effect.
Nikki -Beauty Therapist
Nikki returns……. Nikki first joined the team in September 2010, she then followed her fiance to Australia in April 2011 where they have spent the last 12 months traveling and exploring the other side of the world. Nikki has returned to the salon and has been so lucky to slot straight back into a role as Beauty Therapist within the team. It’s lovely to have her back, she brings with her experince from her time in Australia where she gained more techniques from being a Therapist in a different country. Nikki has an lovely manner and delivers calm, caring and considerate treatments and is looking forwards to seeing clients old and new.
Kim - Receptionist
Kim joined the team at Bedale Beauty in May 2010 as receptionist. Kim shares this role with Kath and between them they run this happy ship! Kim’s background has always been retail from sports to antiques , her last destination was for a fashion house in Northallerton. During this time Kim learnt the value of customer service and strives to help you in your queries and bookings. Kim’s journey so far has been challenging but fun, still on that path of gaining knowledge so if she just don’t know the answer she will endeavour to find it out. Kim is one of the first faces you will meet at Bedale Beauty and look forwards to assisting you in either in person or over the phone.
Hannah - Beauty Therapist
I joined the salon in Sept 2010 as an apprentice. Over the last 2 years I have worked very hard at completing my qualifications along with the guidance of all the staff at Bedale Beauty and the teaching staff at the Yorkshire College of Beauty in Yeadon. I successfully graduated as a Beauty Therapist in July 2012 and now look forward to expanding my knowledge with Decleor and other treatments that we offer in the salon. I enjoy all aspects of my job especially facials, treating your skin issues and advising with excellent home-care. I am very friendly, bubbly person and love to meet new people, I am looking forward to developing my future career at Bedale Beauty.
At present we are not recruiting, however we are always interested in receiving CV’s so that if any positions arise we can contact you, send via post to salon address or email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact us form on this site.
We strive for the highest levels of Therapist and if you think that a future career with us is what you’d like then we want to hear from you, Donna.