I began my career in 1986 when I embarked upon a two year full time course at Norfolk College of Arts and Technology earning both City and Guilds and International Health and Beauty Council Diploma’s in Beauty Therapy and Electrical Epilation.
Standards were extremely high back then and I am proud to still maintain and develop my knowledge and professionalism by attending many CPD courses and keeping up with current trends and treatments.
My first job out of college was with Glemby International, an extremely busy salon within Eaden Lily Department store in Cambridge. A year later I took the plunge and started my own business.
‘Kirsten’s Beauty Room’s’ was born in 1989 in Victoria Street Cambridge above Strands hair salon.
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A couple of years later I moved the business to the outskirts of town whilst also teaching Beauty Therapy at Cambridge Regional College (having gained my City and Guilds 730 teaching certificate in 1991.) Having moved to Chatteris around this time and getting increasingly fed up with the A14 commute I took a gamble and once again moved the salon to Chatteris High Street.
I was the only beauty salon in town at that time and introduced the locals to Dermalogica, acrylic nails, Jessica natural nail manicures, slimming and many other treatments!
Six years later, following the birth of my daughter I made the final move into a converted outbuilding adjacent to my home. Last year, I extended the salon and am now so proud of my beautiful nail studio and seperate treatment room and bathroom.
I first met Eve Taylor in 1989. At the time not only was she an internationally acclaimed aromatherapist but she was also responsible for formulating many of the core professional Dermalogica products and was the UK distributor and educator. So impressed was I by her amazing wealth of knowledge I went on to train under her in Clinical Aromatherapy and Reflexology. Chinese Acupressure and many other holistic therapies with The International Dermal Institute also followed.
In October 2017 despondant and fed up with Dermalogica which is now owned by Unilever I rediscovered Eve Taylor and was impressed by how her own range has grown out of all recognition. It is now a full skin and bodycare range which offers an effective, beautifully scented essential oil based, affordable range for men. woman and teens. The products are produced locally in Peterborough and unlike most ranges, made in small batches using only the very best essential oils dependant on where in the world has produced the best crop, Therefore ensuring freshness and shelf longevity. The brand has just won the prestigious ‘ Best professional organic/natural skin care range 2018’, is mainly vegan and never tested on animals.
In 1991 I trained in advanced electrolysis with Rita Roberts for the removal of skin tags, milia and red veins.
During the same year I trained with NSI in acrylic sculpting and the following year improved upon my knowledge by taking NVQ Level 3 in Advanced Nail Techniques.
I also became a Master nail technician with CND and have in the years since taken CPD classes with Hazel Dixon, Gemma Lambert and Alexa Kisygori.
Since 2018 I have been working hard to bring my discerning and knowledgeable clients more advanced skincare treatments and cosmeceutical products for home use. I now offer the latest in microcurrent technology, Fusion no- needle mesotherapy and Ekseption Polyhydroxy Acid, Lacto, Ferulic and Retinol chemical peels for skin resurfacing. Please see prices and more info in treatment menu.
It’s great to be able to offer both holistic and electrical treatments to make each treatment totally unique and bespoke for each and every client.