The Team 2022-03-11T14:18:07+00:00

Laura Hudson -  Salon Owner

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, (still being involved but  just not 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 - Salon Manager / Therapist

Lisa has been a beauty therapist for over 13 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.

Extending her treatment range in 2020, Lisa trained in 'Ombre Powder Brows' and during lockdown spent her time practicing this semi permanent 'make-up look' brow enhancement.  You can find out more about these here.......  Brows by Lisa (@browsbylisa2020) • Instagram photos and videos

Lisa also oversees the salon on a daily basis as the Salons Manager.


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.

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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Dr Claire Spencer MChD/BChD BSc

Claire is a qualified dentist (GDC registered) and is fully trained and insured to provide facial aesthetic procedures as well as cosmetic dentistry.

She is passionate about providing quality care and treatment plans that are tailored to each individual. She treats the face as an entirety and holistically, in combination with recommendations regarding medical grade skin care and/or fat dissolving injections.

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