I reached my full NVQ qualification in 2001 at Hereford college of technology, I started working in a little salon in my home town of Bromyard which was a great starting point to my career, shortly after starting there I was head hunted by a salon owner in Ledbury and in August 2001 I started working at Precious Time (changed owners in 2002 & became Elle S Beauty) & knew beauty therapy was the right career choice for me. In August 2016 I will celebrate 15years of working in this beautiful Market Town & I consider myself to be a reliable & thoughtful therapist putting the client’s needs first with giving the best quality advice/treatments.
I qualified my Beauty NVQ level 2 & 3 from Hereford College of Technology in 2008. For the first 2 years of my beauty career I worked in 2 very different health spas within Worcestershire. After working in a spa environment I quickly realised that becoming a nail technician and perfecting this skill was where I wanted to be. In 2011 I started working at Elle S Nailbar in Ledbury which is where I did most of my enhanced nail and professional threading training, I worked there for 2 & a half years where I met Aimee, after concentrating my career in this way I truly feel I have found my vocation. I consider myself to be a perfectionist, offering the best advice & service every time.
We became good friends whilst working together & realised our potential as a team, with us both specialising in different aspects of beauty we felt that by embarking on this business adventure together we could create something unique & special within Ledbury. We both feel we have much to offer as therapists & with this is in mind we’re extremely proud of what we’ve managed to achieve together thus far & look forward to introducing new products & expanding our beauty services over the coming years.
"I have been a very long standing client of Karla and Aimee for 10 or more years now, I have never had anything but the most positive of experiences. The standards of treatments I have received have always been of the highest quality, I have never come away feeling disappointed. They are extremely professional gifted ladies whose clients always come first, nothing is ever too much trouble for them to make you feel and look good .
The salon is a relaxing and tranquil place to be with every attention to the smallest detail from the soap and hand cream in the loo.!The finer touches are all around you. This is a really high class salon with a large variety of treatments,and I would recommend it to any lady or man for that matter who cares about and has high standards of personal maintenance.
Both Karla and Aimee are to be highly commended for this exceptionally beautiful, relaxing and professionally run Salon."
"I have been a client of Karla’s for over three years and genuinely believe she is the best nail technician in Ledbury. I have also had beauty treatments and have always been totally relaxed and comfortable in every aspect. I was so pleased that Karla and Aimee branched out into their own business, which I know has grown from strength to strength because of the beautiful decor and the personal and attentive service they both offer to all their clients. Well done to you both!"
"Beautifique provides an oasis of peace in the centre of Ledbury. Aimee is extremely professional and thorough, her treatments are wonderfully pampering and relaxing and the salon is so pretty!"
Alexandra Lyons Pilates Teacher.
"A visit to Beautifique is like spending quality “you time” with your best friends. The bonus is, you get a fabulous treatment to perk you up at the same time.
Aimee and Karla have created a warm, relaxing but luxurious ambiance, so walking in feels like getting home. Its not just about beauty (Their expertise and products are fabulous incidentally) its also about how much they both invest in you as a person.
It really is therapy, in the true sense of the word- you feel better on the inside and look better on the outside!"