Meet the Team

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.

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! What we do today will show in 10 year’s, what a thought !


Katie -Head Therapist

Katie 2016

Katie is due Back 3 days per week in Nov 2018 we have some dates over the next few weeks when Katie is going to do some drop in sessions. She is looking forwards to seeing all her clients again and is looking forwards to the work / mother balance to her week.

I joined the salon in June 2011 bringing with me  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.  My massages work magic on your stressed areas leaving you feeling like brand new again!  In March 2013 I was trained in No Hands massage which is a deep therapeutic massage & also sports therapy 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. Rejuvapen, Evo Gel nails  & CACI are some of the latest treatments we offer in the salon and I am keen on sharing with you. As head therapist & Decleor’s salon Ambassador my role is to keep the team all up to date and ensuring we all deliver amazing service to you.

Kate - Receptionist

KateKate joined the team as receptionist in March 2014 after a 9 year break to have her family. Kate is very knowlegable about all the treatments and will be happy to advice you on the correct treatment and home care products that you might require. Kate is a great problem solver and will try her best to accommodate your requirements for treatments, that might mean two therapists or splitting your visits. She will always try her very best to look after you. Kate is chatty and very keen to help, there’s never a quiet moment when Kate is on reception!


Heidi - Beauty Therapist

Heidi 2016

Heidi is on Maternity leave for her second child, who was born on the 21st September little boy this time, all doing well. Heidi’s maternity takers her well into next year before she makes any return dates. We wish her and her family all the love and enjoyment whilst she is away from the salon.

Heidi joined our team as a full time therapist in January 2014. She brings with her 13 years of experience and knowledge. Her background is cruise ships, salon not dissimilar to BB in Bingley and the award winning Millbrook Spa in New Zealand. She is extremely friendly and makes you feel instantly at ease. Her strengths are in massage, lash extensions, Caci non surgical and Decleor Facials.


Susan - Senior Beauty Therapist


Susan first joined BB in 2005 and left in 2017 for just short of a year, she missed the team and clients so much she asked to come back and we said YES! Susan joins the team on 10th April 2018 working 3 days per week, with 13 years experience under her belt your in good hands, Susan is a quiet and considered therapist and isn’t fluffy around you, her straight forward approach is refreshing, perfect choice for a quiet treatment. Susan has a wealth of experience  in all our services and excellent advice for home care products. Susan looks forwards to seeing all her clients past and present.





Alex - Beauty Therapist

Alex 2Alex joined the team in September 2016 and brings with her a fresh approach to our team, she has come from a salon/spa environment and her passions are in her Facial and Massage techniques. Alex has a keen eye for attention to detail and will look forward to meeting you and recommending your skin care routines and to finish she loves makeup so why not ask her some tips and see what we have in salon for a new look. Elizabeth Arden Pro & Decleor skin care companies are now in Alex’s portfolio and is keen on sharing her knowledge with you all. Her HD Brows & Nouveau lashes  are amazing so why not see how she can improve your brows & lashes. Alex has had some great compliments from our clients, a true little gem, don’t be fooled by her size she packs a mean pressure behind her.

Jodie - Receptionist

JodieJodie joined the salon early 2016 as receptionist, Jodie is extremely helpful and wanting to help you in your salon experience. If she doesn’t know she will find out. Effective, efficient and friendly helping you in your customer journey. Jodie is studying customer service skills NVQ and is keen to learn how she can advance within the business.



Katrina - Beauty Therapist

KatrinaKatrina joined us in October 2016 she comes with a background experience from working in a local spa, needless to say her massage techniques are amazing, she has completed her CACI non surgical face lift treatment in November and is keen to show her skills with you, and the results you can achieve. Decleor Facials, HD Brows, Nouveau lashes & LVL lash treatments are now part of Katrina’s portfolio, along with all her other services. Katrina has a very kind nature and wants to please, trying her best at all times to fulfil your expectations.



Lisa - Head Therapist

lisaLisa worked with us for 16 years and left in Feb 2017. Lisa couldn’t live without us so asked to come back and we said YES ! She returns two days per week and is looking forward to seeing all her clients past and present. Lisa is a no fuss therapist with a wealth of 17 years experience behind her, qualified in all our services and home care routines to advise you all to maintain your treatment at home.




Beth - Beauty Therapist



Beth joined the team in April 2018, her past experience from time working on cruise ships brings her high level of standards of service in all she does. Beth will be delighted to meet you and start to gain her own clients here at Bedale Beauty. See offers page


Job Applications

donna web picDSC_2513-2 Any college or apprentice therapists who might be looking for a salon situation then please get in touch with me.

We are always interested to hear from you if you think our salon is somewhere you see yourself working in,  we would love to hear from you ASAP.  If you would like to send your CV and covering letter to the salon address or email or use the contact us form on this site. We look forwards to hearing from you.

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.