Lesley has been involved in the beauty therapy industry for more than 25 years.
Her vast experience includes working as a beauty therapist, college lecturer in beauty therapy, and is now the owner of one of the top beauty salons in Britain.
Lesley wanted to open a luxury beauty salon and also bring the spa aspect to the city of Newcastle.
City Retreat opened in October 2004 with the aim of offering first-class beauty services in a warm, friendly and luxurious environment, where each client receives an outstanding and memorable experience.
This has since grown to include City Retreat Salons & Spas in Jesmond and Gosforth - bringing the total to three fabulous beauty locations in the Newcastle area.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in (Education and Training) Cert Ed (Education & Training) D7306 Basic Teaching Qualification D7304 Internal Verifier Award NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3 Electrical Epilation VTCT Media and Theatrical Make up Elemis Face and Body Diploma CACI Diploma Aromatherapy Associates Diploma IPL Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenation & Acne Diploma
Amy is passionate about City Retreat and all things beauty. Her knowledge and skill-set is second to none and her passion and dedication ensures the whole team at City Retreat delivers and outstanding level of treatments and customer care.
Amy has been within the beauty industry for over 23 years now and has a real passion for nails, nail care, gel manicures, bio-sculpture gel manicures, eyelashes and High Definition Brows. She absolutely loves the instant results you get from these amazing treatments.
Tina is super efficient in everything she does and even though she’s tiny, she packs a powerful massage!
Tina has been within the beauty industry for 17 years. She’s passionate about advanced facial treatments and hands-on massage.
In her spare times she likes to keep fit by making healthy nutritional choices and overall healthy choices too. And she loves spending time with her family too.
Emma’s friendly and caring nature is evident throughout everything she does.
Emma has been within the beauty industry for 9 years. She’s passionate about all things beauty and ensures the client’s experience is second to none, whether it’s a simple wax or a full spa day; Emma delivers excellence at all levels.
Louise is a principal therapist and Front of House. She is a very caring and bubbly therapist and is passionate about massage and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of beauty therapy.
Louise has been within the beauty industry for 14 years and always ensures our clients receive a first class service with every visit.
Abbi has been within the beauty industry for 10 years. She is caring and considerate and goes the extra mile to ensure clients receive a great experience at City Retreat.
Emma has a kind and sympathetic nature and enjoys all aspects of beauty and spa treatments. Her holistic approach ensures a warm, comforting and nurturing experience.
Emma has been within the beauty industry for 10 years and loves to ensure that her clients receive an excellent treatment with every visit.
Sophie is currently on maternity leave.
Sophie is a very caring and considerate beauty therapist and is passionate about all aspects of beauty therapy.
Sophie has been within the beauty industry for 12 years. Her passion and dedication ensures that she excels in all areas and always delivers excellence in everything she does.
Natalie is bubbly and vivacious and is totally passionate about all things beauty.
Natalie has been within the beauty industry for 21 years. She delivers outstanding treatments and her passion and dedication is clearly visible in everything she does. Her experience and knowledge is second to none, which ensures she delivers a first class service every time.
Beauty Therapist Amy is a caring therapist who enjoys all aspects of beauty therapy, especially lashes and nails.
Amy has achieved her Level 3 in Beauty Therapy and is excelling in everything she undertakes. Her mature and caring manner has helped her develop into a highly skilled, passionate and competent therapist.