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Meet the team

We are a friendly, highly qualified team of therapists dedicated to creating a professional and relaxing experience for every client.


Sherry gained her HND in Beauty Therapy in 1997 at Moray College, Scotland. She began offering pamper parties and homemade aromatherapy skincare products from her home, before gaining broad experience and knowledge in a variety of salons and spas. Sherry took over The Retreat in 2004, and since has been key to its success. She qualified as a trainer in July 2017, and then became the Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Ambassador and Educator for Epiloderm UK in April 2018. In May 2018 she also became a Brand Trainer for Beautiful Brows and Lashes. You can feel assured you are in safe hands with her wealth of experience!
Sherry loves her job, and especially enjoys meeting all of the people who visit The Retreat. Some of them she has known for nearly fifteen years!
Her true passion is quality skincare and advanced facials. She believes there is nothing better than helping a client to achieve the skin they have always wanted.
Outside of work Sherry loves photography, catching up with her son in the USA and the odd gin and tonic! 


Vickie qualified in NVQ Level 3 Beauty six years ago. She received both the 'Peer of the Year' and 'Best Student' awards, so you know you will be well cared for by Vickie!
She is always trying to extend her skills, and loves being surrounded by people that share her passion for beauty.
Vickie is a true perfectionist and recognises the need for attention to detail in all of her treatments. Vickie particularly loves to make her client's day with relaxing hand and foot treatments, original nail art, creating beautiful brows and stunning lashes.
When she isn't working, Vickie still enjoys being creative and is very skilled in the art of calligraphy. She also loves going on holiday, socialising with her friends at the weekend and binge watching a good TV programme!


Lora is self employed within The Retreat Health and Beauty Salon, working for her own business Beau Monde. She qualified in 2012 and started her career with a few part time jobs in the beauty industry, but didn't feel fulfilled until she arrived at The Retreat in 2015.
She likes to do extra courses to keep her skills up to date, and has gained a lot of experience and new skills since joining the team.
Lora loves her job, but is especially passionate about transforming brows with threading, and being creative with nail art designs. Lora is sociable and loves meeting new people, getting to know her clients and helping them to feel better about themselves.
Outside of work, Lora is still obsessed with all things beauty, whether that is following bloggers or receiving treatments. She also loves fashion, shopping and fun family days out. 


Holly has a Master's degree in Graphic Illustration and Fashion Merchandise Management. She is trained in all areas of facial semi-permanent makeup, as well as multiple other aesthetic treatments. She has worked for herself since she was 17 and now owns Oasa Rosa Aesthetics, which specialises in semi-permanent makeup. Her true passion lies in creating the perfect eyebrow! 
Originally from up north, she is now based in Devon and works across South West England.
Outside of work, she loves spending time at home with her family, miniature sausage dog and her patterdale terrier. 


Daria is a qualified NVQ Level 3 and 4 Beauty Therapist with three years experience. She is passionate about working in the beauty industry and her biggest motivation is seeing a smile on her client's faces. She believes in attention to detail and enjoys performing treatments to the highest standard. She especially enjoys facial treatments, relaxing massages and eye treatements. 
When Daria isn't working she loves to travel, read a good book or look after her two lovely cats. 

Our Story


The beginning...

Sherry took over The Retreat when it was based within Cannon's Health Club, before it became The Nuffield.


New products!

Sherry introduced Environ, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup and the Advanced Nutrition Programme to The Retreat. They are all still some of our most popular products today!


New nails!

Shellac has transformed the nail industry. In 2010 Sherry introduced this gel polish to The Retreat's treatment menu and ever since our client's have loved it!


A big move!

Eight years after Sherry took over The Retreat, she decided to move to 6 Bond Street. Clients loved the central location and it gave the salon a huge opportunity to grow. 

July 2015


The fabulous Lora joined in July 2015, bringing all of her passion, experience and fun to The Retreat!

July 2016


Our lovely Vickie joined The Retreat in July 2016, and since has been very popular with our clients because of her bubbly nature and remarkable talent!

July 2017

Big opportunities!

In July 2017 Sherry qualified as a Trainer in Adult Education Training, opening up a whole new world of opportunity for The Retreat and its clients.



The creative Holly began working with The Retreat in 2017, offering our clients specialist semi-permanent makeup with spectacular and effective results!

March 2018

A little luxury...

After six years at 6 Bond Street, Sherry decided her clients deserved a little bit of luxury. Moving to 72 Hendford in March 2018 meant that The Retreat could expand their services and introduce training, all within a beautiful Grade II listed Regency style building.

April 2018

All about Epiloderm...

Sherry became the Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Ambassador and Educator for Epiloderm UK. Designed by a French Beauty Therapist who saw a gap in the hair removal market, the wax is 100% natural, peelable and moisturising. It is the waxing treatment that takes skincare seriously!

May 2018

Beautiful Brows and Lashes

Sherry became a Brand Trainer for Beautiful Brows and Lashes, an established manufacturer, distributor and school.

October 2018


The talented Daria joined The Retreat team in October 2018!



Ground Floor
72 Hendford
BA20 1UY