Catherine has qualifications in both NVQ level 3 Beauty Therapy and Holistic Therapy, and further advanced training in Lash Perfect Eyelash Extensions, Calgel Nails, Mii Cosmetics, Elemis among others...
With more than 10 years’ experience in the Beauty industry, having started her career working in a beauty salon in Taunton, Catherine became self-employed at the age of 19.
Subsequently, she has expanded the Lavender Rooms over the past few years and was joined by Charlotte in 2016. Together they have turned the Lavender Rooms into what it is today: a popular, beautiful salon with a relaxing atmosphere.
Charlotte launched her professional career after completing her NVQ Level 2 within a leading West Country salon chain. In addition, she trained as a Goldwell colour technician, has subsequently completed her NVQ Level 3 Diploma and is now a Master Colourist for Goldwell. Charlotte has completed the prestigious WAHL Academy Barbering Course and is a qualified Balmain DoubleHair® designer in colour, volume and bonded systems.
Her passion for hairdressing led her to qualify as a hairdressing assessor and, having completed a Certificate in Teaching, she became the Programme Manager for Hairdressing and Beauty Apprenticeships at Yeovil College.
Committed to providing exceptional hairdressing and customer care, Charlotte offers a complete range of services, including artistic styling for special occasions. Charlotte’s consultative approach to hairdressing provides personal, attentive care that will leave you looking and feeling fabulous.
Catherine Bunning | Beauty
Charlotte Patch | Hair
Grace is passionate about all aspects of beauty therapy and offers clients a comprehensive choice of services including nail art, eyelash extensions and a complete range of waxing services.
Grace takes pride in helping her clients look their very best, whatever the occasion. A specialist in wedding make-up, she will work with you to ensure you look stunning and feel confident, so that you can relax and enjoy your day.
Having gained experience in several professional roles; from luxury hotel spas to independent salons, Grace focuses on providing excellent customer service, understanding her clients’ needs and a focused attention to detail.
Grace has gained NVQ Level 2 and 3 in beauty therapy, and Level 3 in theatrical and media makeup. She has also received Espa training in face and body treatments, Demalogica facial treatments, Bio Sculpture training in gel overlays and extension application, as well as Jane Iredale makeup and St Tropez tanning. Grace now offers Elemis facial treatments.
Grace Boulton | Beauty
Julia is an ardent believer in therapy for wellbeing. She offers aromatherapy and pregnancy massage treatments, along with a full range of other holistic therapies.
Trained at the prestigious Cotswold Academy in Cirencester, Julia gained a level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy and has subsequently completed training in pregnancy massage and Indian Head Massage.
Julia has a vast amount of customer service experience and focuses on meeting the individual needs of her clients - providing rejuvenation, relaxation and restoration.
Julia Walder | Holistic Therapies
Mel has 14 years industry experience. She began her career after completing her NVQ Level 2 & 3 within a leading West Country salon, and has subsequently trained as a Goldwell colour technician and hair extension specialist. She is an Extension Master specialist with extensive knowledge with all application methods.
Mel’s passion for hairdressing is demonstrated in her flair for colour and creativity. She is a hair up specialist and also loves bridal work.
Mel Cotton | Hair
Carla has been hairdressing for over a decade and is passionate about colouring and creative 'hair up' styles.
With a wealth of experience in wedding and event hair, Carla is NVQ 2 & 3 qualified. She worked and trained at a leading West Country salon chain and became a manager of one of their flagship salons.
Most recently, Carla is proud to have completed the Colour Master Award with Goldwell - one of the highest levels of qualification in colouring.
Carla Davies | Hair
Holly has always wanted to be a hairdresser. After leaving school, Holly worked as part of the hospitality team at Hestercombe and was a client of the Lavender Rooms for many years. To further her ambition to become a fully-qualified hairdresser, she attended night school and qualified as a junior hairdresser.
Holly has now joined the Lavender Rooms team while she completes her Advanced Level 3 Certification. She is also taking courses in London at the Goldwell Academy and working on multiple courses with GHD and other leading industry brands.
Holly Smith | Hair