About Us

Alresford Beauty started life originally as the Rachael Street Beauty Clinic on October 1st 1990, in a small room in the hairdressers in East Street. After 2 1/2 years, Rachael started a mobile business until she found her own premises. On March 1st 1994 Alresford Beauty opened at 34 West Street, originally with Rachael working alone in a curtained off room.

Over the years the business grew to such an extent that in June 2013, Alresford Beauty re-launched itself in new larger premises at 24a West Street taking the ground and lower ground floor. In January 2018 Alresford Beauty expanded into all four floors of the premises.

Alresford Beauty prides itself on offering reasonably priced treatments using top quality products, in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Meet the team

Rachael Ashbee - Alresford Beauty - About Us

Rachael Ashbee

Owner / Head Beauty Therapist

Rachael qualified as a Beauty Therapist and Aerobics instructor at The Belbins House Health and Beauty Academy, Romsey, in 1989. A small private college, with only 8 pupils, she gained IHBC qualifications. (International Health and Beauty Council).

In 1990 Rachael went back to train as a Reflexologist. Although no longer practising, Rachael likes to include a little reflexology into her foot massage. The next Qualification was in Advanced Electrolysis, in 1995.

Lastly a Sports Massage Certificate (under the IIHHT – International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies) was gained in May 2000.

Other companies Rachael has completed courses with are; Clarins, Jessica, Jan Marini, Mii Cosmetics, St Tropez, Crystal Clear, Depilex, RVB and Maria Galland.

Rachael briefly worked at The Botley Park Hotel and Country Club as Beauty Therapist and Aerobics instructor when she left college, but after seeing an advertisement in the Hampshire Chronicle for a beauty room to let decided to take the plunge and work for herself.

Now, 32 years after her initial qualifications, she still loves the jobs as much as ever.

“I am so lucky to be able to get up in the morning and love the fact that I am off to work. I have built up a fantastic little business, and many of my clients I would class as friends. I pride myself in knowing you all by name! I feel my niche treatments are waxing, electrolysis and red vein therapy. I also love treating ‘problem skins’ whatever your problem may be. Also if you have a knotty stressed back then my massage is firm, but effective.” 

Megan Dipper

Megan Dipper

Beauty Therapist

Megan is a City & Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 qualified beauty therapist, who qualified in 2019 and has been working full time in a busy town centre salon in Bedford for four years. Since qualifying, Megan has trained with many brand familiar to Alresford Beauty;

Jessica manicure and pedicures, Elemis facials Elemis Biotec facial, Hot stone massage, Nouveau classic lash, Mii gels Mii brows, LVL lash lift, Brazilian and Hollywood waxing.

“Now I have moved to Alresford and am very excited to be joining the Alresford Beauty Team. I get great satisfaction and pleasure from helping my clients to feel amazing. I pride myself on being highly motivated, hard working and customer focused.”

Nadia Kleinig

Nadia Kleinig

Nail Technician

Nadia studied beauty at Farnham College and was trained by Sienna X in spray tans. Once she left College she felt that nails were her calling and has been doing them for over 2 years and qualified in her NVQ level 2 Nails in a salon in Farnham, she gain lots of experience doing Nail Enhancements, Gel Nails, Manicure, Pedicure and Nail art.

Nadia is our newest member of the team who has joined Alresford beauty in October 2019 and is eager to build her clientele and to bring an exciting new service to the salon.

“I enjoy every set of nails I do and I’m super exctied to be bringing acrylics to Alresford Beauty. I can’t wait to started designing and creating some lovely nails. I love meeting new clients, building relationships and having a good chat with every client that comes though the door.”

Sarah McMahon

Beauty Therapist

I’ve worked with Rachael since 2010, and been in the beauty industry since 2000.

I am a level 3 therapist with additional training in Elemis, Clarins, Guinot, Jessica and St-Tropez.

I love the salon environment as its always lovely to see regular clients. 

Before starting full time work I represented GB in synchronised skating.  My free time is now taken up by my beautiful daughter who keeps me on my toes.

Our Partners

Edwina Clarke

Dr Edwina Clarke

Aesthetic Doctor

Welcome to Dr Clarke our new aesthetics doctor.

Qualifying as a medical doctor in 2012, Dr Clarke splits her time between General Practice and her facial aesthetics clinic. 

Dr Clarke is passionate about enhancing natural beauty through the precise use of anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation treatments. Her ethos is to make her clients feel the best version of themselves. 

She can also offer treatments for excessive sweating and teeth grinding, and Vitamin B12 booster injections which promotes healthy skin & nails, boosts metabolism & weight loss, improves brain fog and boosts energy levels. 

Dr Clarke will be offering treatments at Alresford Beauty and appointments can be made directly through her or via the salon. All consultations are free with no obligation to proceed. If you are new to aesthetics Dr Clarke can talk you through all options and help formulate your perfect treatment plan.

Emma Hall #2

Emma Hall

Permanent Make-up

My background is in beauty, I am a qualified beauty therapist with 8 years experience in the industry and a year in permanent make-up.

I am passionate about creating permanent makeup that looks as natural as possible, whether it be Hairstroke brows, Ombré/ Powder brows, Lash enhancement eyeliner or Lip Blush.

I will be offering all of the above services as well as touch ups, so if you have had permanent makeup elsewhere and would like a touch up or you have an issue with your previous work, please do get in touch!