THE RETREAT - the story
After 17 years of industry experience I, Kay Adams, opened the doors to The Retreat Beauty Salon located in Barnstaple. A lifelong dream and I cannot wait to welcome you through the doors to our haven of calm and relaxation.
I first became aware of my passion for beauty at a tender age of 8. I would take my Mum’s body shop cucumber face masque and smother it all over my face - much to my Mum’s despair! I would secretly pinch her favourite lipstick and at the weekend my friends would crowd round for pamper sessions. For me the satisfaction has always come from making people feel better about themselves - even if they did look like clowns in those early days!
Fast forward a few years and I am now a well known beauty therapist in North Devon with over 17 years experience in the industry. I specialise in massage, Dermalogica facials and I am recognised as a Dermalogica Expert skin care therapist by the International Dermal Institute. We are also the only Authorised Dermalogica Stockists in Barnstaple. But it doesn’t end there! As the first therapist in Braunton to offer lash perms/lifts ( many moons ago) I now specialise in this area along with Intimate waxing, semi permanent lash extensions, spray tans and CND shellac manicures. Take a look at our treatments page to see the full list of what we can do for you.
I am so happy to be well known for my kind, gentle manner, attention to detail, professionalism, incredible skills and customer service. Known for being more than just your average beauty therapist - I really do care about what can make you feel better about yourself and have the skills to really make a difference. Whether you are a busy mum (as one of two gorgeous girlies I know how finding time for you is hard), business owners or in your blissful days of retirement, I have something to offer everyone.