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Meet the Team

Here is more information about our team of fantastic girls that work at The Essentials.

Join our Team

We are always on the lookout for our next superstar so if you are looking for your next challenge and you have what it takes, you might want to join our award winning team.

Scroll to the bottom of this page and send us your details.

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Emma - Salon Owner

Emma is the owner of The Essentials salons. She has 23 years of salon experience. She opened The Essentials in 2002. She is happily married to Steve and they have been together 1996!

In her spare time, she loves Iyengar Yoga, running, days and eating out with friends and visiting her Mum and Dad in Spain.

She describes herself as loyal, trustworthy and fun.

FOOD HEAVEN: Crisps (all flavours), red wine in a nice glass.

FOOD HELL: Cold beans, and eating beans with anything other than breakfast!

FUN FACT: She is always the first and last on the dance floor.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT TO HAVE: Anything that last longer than and hour.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT PERFORM: Her favourite treatment to perform is waxing and KD Nourish and Hydrating facial.

DREAM HOLIDAY: She would love to do a road trip around America.

IF SHE WON THE LOTTERY: Move house, buy a holiday home.

MOTTO FOR LIFE: Is the juice worth the squeeze.

emma@the-essentials.co.uk

Emma's Expert treatments include:

Expert Level:

Katherine Daniels Facial Treatments
Caci Non-Surgical Face-Lift
Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion
Strip Waxing
Lycon Hot Waxing
Shellac
Manicures and Pedicures

 

Therapist level:

Laser Hair Removal
Swedish Body Massage
Aromatherapy Massage
Indian Head Massage
Eyebrow and lash treatments

 

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Laura-Jayne - Salon Manager

Laura-Jayne joined us in 2021, has over 20 years of salon experience and is our Salon Manager at Castle Bromwich. She is passionate about the client journey and loves nails and skin.

She as a Daughter, Amelia.  She loves going out for a meal and drinks out, and she is a tea and biscuit Queen.

She describes herself as independent, Caring and enthusiastic.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT TO HAVE: Full Body Massage

FAVOURITE TREATMENT PERFORM: She loves treating her clients to a gorgeous facial

DREAM HOLIDAY: Anywhere that’s warm.

IF SHE WON THE LOTTERY: She would buy a new car.

FOOD HEAVEN: Biscuits

FOOD HELL: Seafood.

laura-jayne@the-essentials.co.uk

Laura-Jayne's Expert treatments include:

Expert Level:

Katherine Daniels Facial Treatments
CACI Synergy Non-Surgical Face Lift
Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion
Indian Head Massage

Swedish Body Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Lava Shell Massage
Shellac
Plexigel
Manicures and Pedicures

Therapist Level:

Laser Hair Removal
Strip Waxing
Eye treatments
LVL Enhance Lashes

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Sarah - Beauty Therapist

Sarah has been part of the Essentials team since September 2018.  She is one of the most experienced. She has been in the industry for over 20 years so she a wealth of knowledge. She is a calm, warm and caring therapist with amazing waxing, facial and massage skills.

She is married to Lee and has 2 sons. She loves her reality T.V and a quiet night in (sometimes!)

FOOD HEAVEN: Chinese

FOOD HELL: Fishcakes and sweetcorn

FAVOURITE TREATMENT TO HAVE: She loves having a back massage in the salon.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT PERFORM: Her favourite treatment to perform waxing 

DREAM HOLIDAY: Dubai or Australia

IF SHE WON THE LOTTERY: She would spend it on the house.

FUN FACT: She massaged one of the members of the boy band A1

MOTTO FOR LIFE: Live for today

Sarah's Expert treatments include:

Expert Level:

CACI Synergy Non-surgical Face Lift
Strip Waxing
Lycon Hot Waxing

Therapist Level:

Laser Hair Removal
Katherine Daniels Facial Treatments
Swedish Body Massage
Aromatherapy Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Lava Shell Massage
Eye treatments
Shellac
Manicures and Pedicures

 

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Molly - Beauty Therapist

Molly joined the Essentials Family 2021 as a beauty therapy apprentice. She qualified in January 2023 in level 2 Beauty Therapy with Distinction! We are so proud of her. 

She has a son called Chester and lives live him and her partner Louis.  She enjoys, cleaning her flat, days out and going out for food with the family.

She describes herself as loving, witty and funny.

FUN FACT: She used to be a dancer and competed in lots of competitions.  SHe won gold at the Dance World Cup.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT TO HAVE: She loves having a massage in the salon.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT PERFORM: Her favourite treatment to perform is the LVL lash lift.

DREAM HOLIDAY: The Maldives or Bora Bora.

IF SHE WON THE LOTTERY: She would buy a house, go on holiday and split the rest between her family.

FOOD HEAVEN: Roast Dinner or Chinese takeaway.

FOOD HELL: Fish, can’t stand the look or smell.

MOTTO FOR LIFE: If you get tired learn to rest, not quit.

 

 

Molly's Expert treatments include:

Expert Level:

LVL Enhance Lash Lift

Therapist level:

Katherine Daniels Facial treatments
Swedish Body Massage
Eye treatments
Shellac
Manicures and Pedicures
Strip Waxing

 

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Safia - Junior Beauty Therapist

Safia joined the Essentials Family March 2024 as a Junior Beauty Therapist. She is qualified in Beauty Therapy level 2 and 3 and joined us from an Ayurvedic salon. She is a single Mum of 4 girls. She loves knitting and crouchet, she amazing at it too, and she is so excited to be working with the Essentials team and treating our wonderful clients.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT TO HAVE: Facial

FAVOURITE TREATMENT PERFORM: Massage or Facials

DREAM HOLIDAY: Bali

IF SHE WON THE LOTTERY: Buy her own home

FOOD HEAVEN: Indian Cusine

FAVOURITE BISCUIT: Jammy Dodger

WHAT COULD SHE NOT LIVE WITHOUT: Mascara and her girls

DESCRIBE HERSELF IN 3 WORDS: Friendly, helpful and caring.

 

 

Safia is qualified to perform the following treatments:

Therapist Level:

Swedish Body Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Indian Head Massage
Eye treatments
Shellac
Manicures and Pedicures
Strip Waxing

Safia offers her treatments to female clients only.

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Charlotte - Beauty Therapist

Charlotte joined the Essentials Family in April 2024 as a Beauty Therapist. She has over 10 years experience in the industry and a lot of that was in the hotels and spas. She has 3 children, 1 daughter and 2 sons. She loves a trip to the theatre and getting on the dance floor.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT TO HAVE: Facials

FAVOURITE TREATMENT PERFORM: Waxing, especially intimate!

DREAM HOLIDAY: Tour of America

IF SHE WON THE LOTTERY: Go on a Disney Cruise

FOOD HEAVEN: Mozzarella Dippers and Chicken Wings

FAVOURITE BISCUIT: Ginger Nut 

WHAT COULD SHE NOT LIVE WITHOUT: Music

DESCRIBE HERSELF IN 3 WORDS: Bubbly, chatty and friendly.

FUN FACT: Her nickname as a child was Sugarpuff

 

 

Charlotte's treatments include:

Therapist Level:

Swedish Body Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Indian Head Massage
Lava Shell Massage
Eye treatments
Shellac
Manicures and Pedicures
Plexigel
Strip Waxing
Lycon Intimate waxing
LVL Enhance Lash lift

 

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Rachael - Senior Salon Assistant

Rachael joined the team when our Coleshill salon opened in 2016. She is your 1st point of contact at Coleshill. She assists the therapists with their working day and our clients at reception and on the phone.

Rach has been married to Dan for over 17 years, and shares the house with 2 beautiful children and Kingsley the naughty Beddington Whippet Lurcher.

She loves spending time with the family, watching films (especially Marvel), T.V. such as Friends, following F1 motorsport, reading and running. She is super organised, loyal and has the biggest heart.

She describes herself as organised, loyal and shy.

 

Fun facts about Rachael

FUN FACT: Boris Johnson told her she was a good Mum because she gave her daughter a banana in Solihull town centre.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT TO HAVE: Having her nails done and nail art by Laura-Jayne.

DREAM HOLIDAY: Sao Paulo for the Rio Carnival

IF SHE WON THE LOTTERY: She would treat her family.

FOOD HEAVEN: Chocolate and more chocolate (then maybe some biscuits!)

FOOD HELL: Mayo

MOTTO FOR LIFE: Shoulder back, chin up, deep breath and GO!

 

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Hayley - Salon Assistant

Hayley is a member of our front of house team. She joined us in 2021 after a long career in childcare. She is a trained Beauty Therapist, and loves doing nails at home for friends and family. 

She brings a light and bubbly air to the salon with super organisation and some OCD about the nail colour swatches! 

She has married Paul and has 2 gorgeous daughters Marlei and Macy. She loves going out for food and drinks.

She describes herself as hardworking, loyal and happy.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT TO HAVE: She loves having a Pedicure in the salon.

DREAM HOLIDAY: Hawaii.

IF SHE WON THE LOTTERY: She would buy a bigger house.

FOOD HEAVEN: Curries (Madras!!)

FOOD HELL: Greens and Bacon.

Fun fact about Hayley

She loves sweeping up.  She has travelled and lived in quite a few different destinations

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Teresa - Salon Assistant

Teresa is a member of our front of house team. She joined us in early 2022 after a long career as a primary school teacher.  Teresa has been a client of the Essentials since the beginning, so it fair to say she is a Essentials team groupie.

She brings her warm and caring side to salon, she makes a cracking cup of tea and has the most beautiful handwriting.  

She has married Colin and has 2 grown up children Olivia and Jake.

She loves going out for food, dancing, music and keeping fit.

She describes herself as kind, positive and bubbly.

FAVOURITE TREATMENT TO HAVE: She loves having a Facial or Massage in the salon.

DREAM HOLIDAY: Thailand.

IF SHE WON THE LOTTERY: She would buy a few bottle of expensive Pink Champagne.

FOOD HEAVEN: Seafood.

FOOD HELL: Mushy Peas.

MOTO FOR LIFE: Age is only a number.

 

Fun fact about Teresa

She once shared a bottle of Champagne with Mick Hucknull from Simply Red at a after show party.

Join the Team

We are always on the lookout for our next superstar team member. If you would like to be considered, please send us your details using the form below.

 

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    29a Manor Park Road
    Castle Bromwich
    Birmingham
    B36 0DJ

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    Image Credits

    Images courtesy of:
    Katherine Daniels, Decleor UK, CND, Lycon, Grafton International, Crystal Clear, St Tropez, Caci International, and Nouveau Lash.