The Team 2020-07-10T11:14:28+00:00

Laura Hudson -  Owner/Manager

Woody Hudson - Salon Dog!!

Laura opened the salon in March 2008 after converting the dilapidated building on Walmsgate which had previously been a second hand shop for over 25 years. Steeped in history and grade 2 listed it wasn't the easiest conversion and took a whole year to design and refurb the building before opening to the public.  Having no previous experience in the beauty industry and opening in a recession…..  the first years were challenging to say the least, however persistence and hard work paid off.

An exciting change to the business happened in 2017, and after working nearly 10 years to grow the business, it was time for Laura to take a back seat, (however still being involved in the day to day management) to let the experienced therapists take more responsibility and for them to move forward on a self employed basis.

Clients continue to see the same standards with no change to the high level of service received.

The only difference to the client with this change to the business is....

If you have a preferred therapist, please ask for them when making your appointments either by phone on 01282 850555 or our social media.

In quieter periods this may mean the opening times may differ slightly to advertised.

Our cancellation policy will now be enforced, in the past we have been lenient but now with the changes mentioned we have no choice but to enforce them, as this directly affects our therapists earnings.... please click here to refer to our cancellation policy on the client info tab of this website, before making an appointment.

Below are the details of all our therapists, hair stylists and professionals all of which are very experienced in their field, we have a fantastic working relationship which makes it not only a great environment to work in, but you will see from your visit that we have a strong working team.

Lisa Cockerill - Therapist

Lisa has been a beauty therapist for over 11 years, and worked here at the Elysium from 2009 to 2014,  leaving to pursue other opportunities but re-joined us in 2017.

Enjoying all aspects of beauty, but is particularily passionate about nail enhancements, Brow treatments, Russian eye lash extensions and Make-Up application for special occasions, loving how these treatments give an instant result, leaving the client feeling amazing.

Keep a look out for our instagram page (the_elysium_spa) where updates will be posted on a regular basis.

Lisa is also Elemis trained and recently championed a new waxing technique for intimate waxing using a new innovative product making this less painful and a much quicker experience.


Stef White - Therapist

Stef has been a Beauty Therapist since 2012 and has worked in prestigious Spa’s and Salons on land, sea and around the world.  Working with some of the best brands in the business Stef brings a wealth of knowledge and gained experience in facials, Dermaplaning, massage, waxing including intimate waxing, lashes, nails and make-up.

Elemis, being the main brand she worked with on Steiner ships, her knowledge is second to non. Trained in facial and body electrics Stef is also Caci trained and recently went through new improved online training with the company.

Passionate about getting the best possible results from each treatment and making sure her clients leave feeling amazing  Stef is looking forward to meeting new and old faces and couldn’t be more excited to be back here at the Elysium with our amazing team.

Rebecca Holmes - Therapist

Rebecca worked at the Elysium in 2014 and left to travel the world, returning home and continuing her passion for beauty by working at various prestigious Spas around the country including a Dorchester Hotel in Ascot and closer to home, The Devonshire in Bolton Abby.

Rebecca has a passion for Spa treatments particularily all massage/holistic and facial treatments.

Rebecca re-joined the Elysium in 2019 passing her Elemis training with distinction. She also enjoys nail enhancements and all aspests of beauty treatments.

Working predominantly evenings and weekends whilst being a Mum to 1 year old Henry.

Vicky Witherington - Hair stylist

Vicky has only just joined our team July 2020 and has been a hair stylist since 2004, Vicky has trained with various colour houses but in the last few years has been working with the fabulous Neal & Wolf range. Neal & Wolf is made from the finest formulations, with over 150 gorgeous shades of colour giving you the client the confidence of vivid professional-standard, long lasting colour you desire.

Vicky's experience has not only lead her to create beautiful hair styles but also gave her the knowledge and confidence to have the ability in colour correction.

Aside having her strength's using the extensive Neal and wolf colour range, she thrives on pin-ups and curly blow-dry’s having the satisfaction in sending people home feeling relaxed and happy about their hair!

Nothing feels better for Vicky than to be working back in her home town of Barnoldswick.

Working alongside the girls in the beauty business, Vicky runs her own diary,  so please contact her direct to book an appointment, cancel, rearrange or ask for advice.

Telephone: 07943344969

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We have an exiting opportunity for a self-employed hairdresser to join our team and work alongside Vicky. If you have your own client base and want to be part of the Elysium Team, please email Laura at in the first instance to organise an informal chat.


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Julie Pawson - Aesthetics Nurse

Our Harley Street trained nurse -Julie Pawson has a wealth of experience and gained advanced techniques from her professional training in Monaco, Nice and Paris. Julie is undoubtedly one of the best in the industry. It’s important for you to trust your nurse, especially when they are enhancing your appearance. You can have absolute faith in Julie, she will listen to what you want and offer her professional advice on how to achieve the look that will make you look the best version of yourself.

Julie works on a freelance basis in beauty salons and clinics across Lancashire and here at the Elysium.

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Suzanne White - semi Permanent / Microblading Specialist

Suzanne White is one of the country’s leading Semi Permanent Makeup and Microblading specialists with over 20 years’ experience.

Suzanne qualified as a Beauty Therapist in 1989. An expert in her field, Suzanne attends regular courses and seminars ensuring she offers the latest and most up to date techniques.

Using the most advanced digital technology along with the best quality long lasting pigments guarantees the highest standard of workmanship and outstanding results.

Suzanne works on a freelance basis in beauty salons and clinics across Lancashire and here at the Elysium.

Please click here to go to the clinic page of our website to find out more


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