Meet Your Therapists

Andrea
Role: Manager / Therapist – Dermalogica Expert
Birthplace: Blyth
Education: Northumberland College, Qualifying 1999

Beauty Qualifications:
City & Guilds Level 3, Dermalogica Expert, Plasma Pro, Nanosure Tattoo Removal, Hair No More IPL & SSR, Pregnancy Massage,  CACI, 3D Lipo Ultimate & Plus, Skin Tech, HIFU, Jessica, St Tropez, White to Brown, Threading  Lycon Intimate Waxing, Youngblood, Yumi, Lash Perfect, Bio Therapeutic Technologist, Studex Ear Piercing
Clarins, Bare Minerals, Espa, MD Formulations, Energist IPL, Guinot, Priori

@The Beauty Factory since: 1997
Experience:
Andrea started at The Beauty Factory as a student and is now a Director. Over the years as treatments and products have changed or evolved her continued education has added to her wealth of knowledge and experience.

Speciality:
Advanced Skin Treatments & Hair Removal
I love my job because I work in a very professional salon with a great group of therapists. I get huge satisfaction from seeing results from all the fantastic treatments I do.

What’s In Your Beauty Bag?
Too much, but if I had to choose Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery, as I’m not getting any younger and a SPF is a must and to save time I cleanse with
With a really busy life, juggling work & kids, I love a bit of pamper time, turning my bathroom into a spa whenever I can (& locking the door!!!), Natural Spa Factory scrub, Oil & Bath Nectar, leave me and my bathroom smelling amazing.

SuperPower:
Super Friendly & Chatty!!!!– Andrea is always happy to help, full of tips and advice and always happy to talk.

Reviews

“Andrea was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. She was also very helpful and informative. I will be returning”

“Really relaxed appointment lots of information given on treatments so I could make correct choice of treatment. I felt confident in therapist’s hands as I was aware that she was very experienced and up to date with all the current treatments”

“Lovely treatments today as well as useful beauty tips from the lovely Andrea”

Rebecca
Role: Manager / Therapist – Dermalogica Expert
Birthplace: Blyth
Education: Newcastle College, Qualifying 2011

Beauty Qualifications:  
BTEC Level 3 (Distinctions), Dermalogica Expert, Plasma Pro, Nanosure Tattoo Removal, Hair No More IPL & SSR, Pregnancy Massage,  CACI, 3D Lipo Ultimate & Plus, Skin Tech, HIFU, Jessica, St Tropez, White to Brown,  Threading, Lycon Intimate Waxing, Youngblood, Yumi, Bio Therapeutic Technologist, Studex Ear & Nose Piercing
Bare Minerals, MD Formulations, Energist IPL, Elemis, Decleor, Priori

@ The Beauty Factory since: 2013
Experience:
Starting her beauty career in the spa industry, working in a Northumberland Hotel & Gleneagles. Using different brands and ongoing training has increased Rebecca’s knowledge and kept her up to date with product and treatment developments.

Speciality:
Her passion is the skin, knowing how beneficial having the correct skin care routine and treatments can be. Rebecca is spoilt at The Beauty Factory with the choice of advanced equipment available to obtain the desired results for her clients. If you have any questions about skin fitness, either in salon treatments or your homecare, Rebecca is your go-to Skin Expert.

What’s In Your Beauty Bag?
Dermalogica Pure Light SPF50 is a must, I won’t leave the house without it, SPF’s are so important to protect your skin every day, all year round. As well as Overnight Retinol Repair, I use it to improve skin texture, it’s not only for signs of ageing.
I like to wear natural make-up most days, so normally go for Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint and can’t live without a touch of Lip Gloss, Youngblood Fantasy is a particular favourite
Having suffered with problem prone skin in the past, I have a strict skincare regime and once a week have ‘facial night’, which involves Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel and Multivitamin Power Recovery Mask, a well needed overhaul after a busy week.

SuperPower
OCD – Obsessional Cleaning Disorder – don’t leave anything lying around, Rebecca will have it cleaned and put away before you know it.

Reviews:
“Friendly, Polite and Professional as always. Very happy with my treatment, wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else.”

“Becca was amazing. Probably one of the most relaxing treatments I’ve ever had. It was so nice to be pampered in the later stages of pregnancy. It’s made me feel less anxious and tense. I think I may be booking in another before baby arrives!”

“Fantastic as usual. Look forward to my pampering sessions so much. Can’t do without them now. Becca is amazing. Looking forward to next week!”

“Perfect treatment. Becca always makes me feel so much better. Love the result.


Rachel
Role: Therapist – Dermalogica Expert
Birthplace: Cramlington
Education: Newcastle College, Qualifying 2004

Beauty Qualifications:
BTEC Level 3, Dermalogica Expert, Hair No More IPL, Pregnancy Massage,  CACI, Jessica, St Tropez, Threading, Lycon Intimate Waxing, Youngblood, Yumi, Lash Perfect, Studex Ear Piercing
Bare Minerals, MD Formulations, Energist IPL, Guinot, Priori, Comfort Zone, Jane Iredale, NSI

@ The Beauty Factory since: 2007
Experience:
Before arriving at The Beauty Factory, Rachel worked in a local salon & a spa, completing specialised massage training and becoming an advanced spa therapist, this is where she developed her love of massage, especially hot stones and now Pregnancy Massage.

Speciality:
Rachel still enjoys massage, helping people relax and have some pamper time, but also being able to do a wide variation of treatments and keeping up to date with new, up & coming treatments and products.

What’s In Your Beauty Bag?
Having 2 young children and not much time for myself, a quick and easy routine suits best. A double cleanse starting with Dermalogica Precleanse, followed by Skin Resurfacing Cleanser – saves time,as I don’t need an additional exfoliator and leaves my skin fresh & clean.

SuperPower
Small but super strong – don’t be put off by her size, you need to be on the receiving end of her powerful massage. Plus, any lids to remove, Rachel’s your girl.
Plus, cake provider – keeping Courtney stocked up and the rest of us (unfortunately, but ok if it’s after salad, then cake doesn’t count)

Reviews:
“Rachel is always friendly & professional, she takes her time with the treatment & always does a great job, thanks x”

“Really enjoyed my treatment, excellent technique and very professional. Very relaxing and just what I needed. Thank you.”

“Amazing facial, the products used were beautiful and smelt amazing. I felt relaxed and calm. Rachel was great, highly recommended. Thank you, I will be back later on in my pregnancy for a massage”

 


Courtney
Role: Therapist – Dermalogica Expert
Birthplace: Blyth
Education: Northumberland College, Qualifying 2017

Beauty Qualifications:
NVQ Level 3, Dermalogica Expert, Plasma Pro, Nanosure Tattoo Removal, Hair No More IPL & SSR,  CACI, 3D Lipo Ultimate & Plus, Skin Tech, HIFU, Jessica, St Tropez, White to Brown, Threading,  Lycon Intimate Waxing, Youngblood, Yumi, Bio Therapeutic Technologist,  Studex Ear & Nose Piercing
Bare Minerals, Energist IPL,

@ The Beauty Factory since: 2016
Experience:
Courtney started working at The Beauty Factory before leaving college, as an apprentice and before that, carried out her work placement from school here. Since leaving college, Courtney has completed various advanced courses all over the country, which has given her a vast knowledge of treatment and product development

Speciality:
Courtney enjoys the more glamorous side to the job, lashes, nails & make-up.

What’s In Your Beauty Bag?
Youngblood Mineral Primer is fantastic for giving the perfect base for my make-up.

Superpower
Eating – Courtney can empty the fridge in one sitting (as long as it’s chocolate or cake)!!

Reviews:
“Courtney was really friendly and excellent at what she does! Defo recommend her  J )

“Lovely attentive and friendly welcome as ever. Thanks for a great treatment Courtney”

“Lovely friendly lady & make up was fantastic, will be back again XX”

“Courtney was lovely as always and my eyebrows look fab”

 


Amy
Role: Therapist – Dermalogica Expert
Birthplace: Blyth
Education: Newcastle College, Qualifying 2017

Beauty Qualifications:
NVQ Level 3, Dermalogica Expert, Plasma Pro, Nanosure Tattoo Removal, Hair No More IPL & SSR,  CACI, 3D Lipo Ultimate & Plus, Skin Tech, HIFU, Jessica, St Tropez, White to Brown,  Lycon Intimate Waxing, Youngblood, Yumi, Bio Therapeutic Technologist, Studex Ear & Nose Piercing
Bare Minerals, Energist IPL,

@ The Beauty Factory since: 2016
Experience:
Amy started working with us, part time, while completing her final year at college. Since then she has completed advanced training all over the country (with her partner in crime, Courtney) building on her experience and knowledge.

Speciality:
I’m an all-rounder, there’s nothing that I prefer to do, I like my day to be varied and enjoy working with all the new technologies.

What’s In Your Beauty Bag?
Anything in the Dermalogica Ultracalming Range, to help keep my skin calm when I have a flare up of eczema
Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation in Shell is also perfect for my skin, it keeps my skin hydrated and doesn’t irritate.

SuperPower
Awesome Amy & her Amy’isms’, unintentionally funny, with quirky comments and responses. Super intelligent with little common sense.

Reviews:
“Surprised my mam with a Jessica Manicure & eyebrow wax for her birthday with Amy. She thoroughly enjoyed her treatments and said she’d definitely return as Amy was so lovely and made her feel very relaxed. Thank you Amy.”

“The facial I was recommended was exactly what I needed. The massage and whole experience was fabulous.”

“Amy is lovely, very professional and helpful suggesting products and treatments for my skin”

“Amy is always an absolute pleasure. Her friendly approachability, knowledge and understanding o treatments and tips are a reassurance. Amy always makes me feel welcome and her skill and talent leaves me happy with every visit.”

 


Gillian – Managing Director / Therapist

I worked in a local salon for two years before setting up The Beauty Factory in 1990, after two previous locations in Blyth we moved to Havelock Street over 20 years ago. Although I don’t get the opportunity to carry out treatments very often, I’m a fully qualified therapist, completing four years training (a few years ago!). We’ve had lots of changes over the years and endeavour to keep up with the latest treatments and techniques and have some state-of-the-art equipment. Of course, I love everything we provide but my favourite treatment and products have to be our signature facial, which includes CACI Facial Toning, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening and Re-Hydration Therapies, along with the Dermalogica AgeSmart range.

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