I’m Claire Banbury, founder and owner of Banbury’s Beauty Spa.
My career began at Saltash College, studying level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy. From this, I progressed to completing my Cidesco Diploma - the crème de la crème of the beauty industry.
Banbury's Beauty Spa began in 2004, when I started alone in a single treatment room at a successful hair salon in Launceston. After five successful years, I took the plunge and branched out, opening my own boutique salon with three treatment rooms. Banbury’s grew from strength to strength leading me to open the current modern, contemporary premises in August 2015.
The beauty industry is my passion and I’m known for being a perfectionist, which is why I have an amazing following. After many years of experience it is impossible for me to choose just one favourite treatment. My focus is centred on helping people feel great about themselves. Specialising in both CACI facials and reflexology helps me to give my clients a confidence boost, enabling them to feel happy in their own skin again and aiding deep relaxation.
I love to research the latest in treatment technologies and product innovation, continuously bringing new treatments to the salon. Banbury’s Beauty Spa would not be the business it is today without our ever-growing, loyal clientele and team.
A big thank you to each and every one of you for choosing Banbury’s Beauty Spa!
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Hello, I'm Leah. I work part-time on reception. I have been with Banbury's since May 2017 and instantly loved the salon and the lovely team here. I have always had a passion for the beauty industry, and am qualified in Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy, Guild of Beauty in Acrylic nails and have also completed many Dermalogica workshops and I am confident in advising clients on treatments and products.
Hi, I’m Zoe. I’ve worked at Banbury's Beauty Spa for seven years where you’ll find me on reception. I was full-time for five years then decided I needed a career change but I couldn’t stay away from the lovely clients and team and I’m now working every Saturday. Although I am on reception I completed my Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 and 3 at Cornwall College so I have the knowledge and experience to advise clients on what treatments are best for them.
Hi, I’m Hayley! My career in the beauty industry began over 12 years ago after completing my training at Cornwall College. Since then I have worked at many salons, spas and education centres across the South West, continuously building my knowledge and expertise.
Accomplished in a multitude of treatments, I love to help people feel pampered and make time for themselves. I couldn’t possibly choose just ONE favourite treatment, but I love to work on tight shoulders, provide expert Dermalogica skincare and help to create the perfect brow & lash.
Working at Banbury’s with its fantastic treatment offering is great, because it allows me to tailor treatments to suit each of my individual clients' needs.
Hello, I’m Esta. After completing two years studying Beauty Therapy at Plymouth City College I fell in love with the industry. After qualifying, I started work in a spa as a receptionist and used this as a platform to becoming a therapist before joining the Banbury's team in May 2016.
Since then, I have furthered my training with Acrylic Extensions, LVL Lashes, CACI and obtaining Dermalogica expert status. I enjoy being able to perform a wide range of treatments, yet I couldn’t possibly choose a favourite. I believe that if the treatment is helping the client feel relaxed and to feel good inside as well as out then it’s the best treatment to give. After training with Dermalogica I have grown more passionate about skin care and love tailoring the treatment to the client's individual needs.
Hi, I’m Paula and I joined the Banbury’s team in October 2015. I have been in the beauty industry for four years now after gaining my City & Guilds qualifications in Beauty Therapy, Nail Technologies, and Body and Spa Therapy at Petroc College.
I offer a wide range of treatments and I am dedicated to keeping my knowledge current in all of my beauty therapy disciplines, which means that I can offer a variety of up-to-date treatments tailored to each of my clients’ individual needs. I enjoy all aspects of my work and I am super passionate about every treatment, although, as a Dermalogica Expert, I thoroughly enjoy providing a relaxing treatment while educating clients about their skin and helping advise on products.
The best part of my job is knowing that I help my clients feel good about themselves, and they leave the salon feeling refreshed and pampered. I don’t just want my clients to look a million dollars; they should feel it too.
I'm Louise, Banbury's resident massage therapist. I completed my ITEC training in 2015 and I am now qualified in a wide range of massage therapies, including Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy, as well as other specialised massage treatments. I particularly enjoy working with sports injuries and providing therapeutic treatments to those suffering from stress and anxiety.
Having worked for many years as a medical translator, I have a deep interest in science and the workings of the human body. A proponent of integrated medicine, I believe that complementary therapies can work in tandem with medicine to provide greater benefits to people suffering from physical and emotional ailments. I am committed to working with people to enable them to relax the mind, reduce stress and create an environment through which the body can function at its best.
Louise Hill (BA (Hons), MBA, MA, ITEC (Dip), FHTM, CThA, BABTAC)
Hello, my name is Ellie. I started my journey to becoming a beauty therapist in 2014, completing my NVQ Level 2 Diploma at Stafford College in the West Midlands, where I grew up.
After completing my diploma in 2016, I moved to lovely Cornwall and started my apprenticeship here at Banbury's Beauty Spa, while simultaneously completing my NVQ level 3 diploma in Holistic Therapies. I have learnt a lot here about the industry and what it takes to be an excellent therapist. I completed college at the beginning of 2017 and became a self-employed therapist here at the salon. I have been working professionally at Banbury's for a full year now and I am enjoying all the incredible opportunities and experiences. I am privileged to work with such a truly dedicated, fun and talented team.
Since working here I have completed training with market-leading and award winning brands, such as: Dermalogica, Nouveau Lashes and Lycon Waxing System, to name a few. I truly enjoy specialising in make-up and I complement this with my other skills and particular interests in eye enhancing treatments, spray tanning and skincare. I am excited to continue training and learning about new techniques, brands and treatments in order to ensure my skills and knowledge are kept up-to-date, so that I can provide and offer the best treatments for all our clients here at Banbury's Beauty Spa.
Hi, I’m Grace! I qualified with my NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy and NVQ Level 3 in Nail Services in 2013, and I was lucky enough to get an interview here the day after! I’ve been working at Banbury’s since 2013 and I love it; I specialise in acrylic nail enhancements and LVL lashes, though I enjoy doing our full range of treatments. I always look forward to meeting new clients and seeing our lovely regulars, and transforming their nails and lashes to make them feel pampered! It’s such a rewarding and satisfying job and I love being part of the Banbury’s team!
My name is Holly and I am a qualified beauty therapist at Banbury's Beauty Spa. I have been in the industry for over five years and love all things nails and lashes.
I have recently returned from travelling around Asia and Australia where I worked in a high-end brow and lash studio. Prior to this, I worked in a 4 star hotel and spa.
I am so passionate about delivering a first-class service to my clients and creating the best results for them. I always take great pride in my work and focus on my clients' experience with me in the salon.
I'm Elle and I am a level 2 qualified nail technician; I also have a level 2 diploma in spray tanning and am a fully qualified makeup artist with a First class BA (Hons) degree in Specialist Hair and Makeup. I have worked as a self-employed therapist for some time and have worked in TV, including Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
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Hi, I’m Debbie. I qualified as an Allergy Intolerance Therapist (DipAIT) in 2005. I ran clinics alongside my health food shop which I had for 11 years; I also completed many courses in supplements and health in that time.
I am now a sales manager for a supplement company called Terranova and run food intolerance clinics once a month.
Hi, I’m Jade. My interest in beauty from a young age led me to pursue a career in the field and I completed my studies at North Devon College. I gained qualifications in Level 2 Beauty Therapy, Level 3 Body and Spa Therapy and a Level 3 qualification as a Nail Technician. I continually further my professionaldevelopment by regularly attending additional courses to learn new skills and perfect my existing ones.
I have over 5 years' experience in beauty and I am always passionate about learning the next new development or innovation in beauty to improve my clients' experience at the salon. I absolutely love my job and enjoy every aspect of it, from seeing my clients and making them feel relaxed, to doing the treatments. I specialise in shellac, gel, manicure/pedicures, waxing, facials, massage and tanning.