About Samantha


sam-beauty-therapistHi I’m Samantha, sole owner & therapist at Lotions n Potion the Skin, Face n Body place!

I am a beauty therapist with over 40+ years experience & love all things beauty therapy, skin & health related. I enjoy reading up & researching the latest professional industry news, treatments & products available.

My interest & passion for all things skin & beauty therapy related started in my high school years. I am now in my mid 50’s, love what I do especially, helping clients work towards their goals, solve their skin problems & provide the results driven treatments that i have become known for.

What To Expect

wonderful-salon-feelingIf you’re new to the salon, welcome! Whatever treatment you’re after or problem you would like help with, you have just to phone or text the salon. I will be happy to discuss your options & how you can get the best results possible. Where appropriate I will tailor treatments just for you on the day of your visit.

If you are nervous don’t worry, I don’t bite (unless you have some cake, then that could be dangerous). The salon is warm & friendly,  just like me! Any questions feel free to ask, nothing is too silly, I will always be happy to offer advice & help put you at ease. It’s what Lotions ·n· Potions is all about.

As much as I enjoy having a good laugh & natter with clients, I do take my salon and treatments seriously. So expect expert advice & a professional service. I deal with clients one at a time offering a personalised service & treatments for their needs. I want every client including you to leave the salon feeling wonderful with professional results.

I have been doing this for a long time & use only professional grade products in treatments. I am constantly learning & refreshing my skill set. Using my knowledge of the skin together with professional techniques & products. I aim to get professional results that you just don’t get with the high street or do it at home beauty.

I’ve Been Going to Sam for Years!

 I’ve been going to Lotions n Potions for years now. Sam is always welcoming and friendly and makes me feel really comfortable. She fantastic at what she does and I always get great value for money. Can’t recommend highly enough! 

Sam is Fantastic!

 Sam is fantastic! So far I’ve only had my eyebrows done but she is always friendly and professional and provides a lovely, relaxing atmosphere. I’m the kind of person that can feel intimidated by big salons and this kind of thing but her service is so personal and the environment private and relaxing. Can’t wait to try a facial! Highly recommended 🙂 thanks Sam.Natty. 

Best Beautician By Far!

 Just a quick note to say I have been going to Sam now for the last year. She is undoubtedly the best Beautician by far. She is professional, discreet and a wonderful person. I highly recommend her. Every time I visit I know I am going to come away feeling wonderful (even after waxing which doesn’t seem that painful with Sam!!) and I usually book a new treatment that I have never tried before!! xx Wishing you all the success in the future. 

Experience & Qualifications

beauty-therapist-exam-resultsOK, I’m not going to bore you with every salon I’ve ever worked at & managed, or every single qualification I’ve achieved. So instead here are a few facts & figures about me!

  • I have worked in & managed over 10 different types of beauty salons, spas & clinics.
  • I have over 70 separate certifications & qualifications that relate to all aspects of beauty, skin, nails, health & holistics.
  • I have worked with over 65 different brands of beauty products, skin care companies, cosmetics & professional equipment.
  • I have scored 100% in every single theory & practical test I have ever taken within the beauty industry - except for one where I got 97%… Grrr!

This may sound like I am blowing my own trumpet, well yes I am. I’m blowing a great big fat trombone, not because I’m big-headed, I’m very proud to have achieved what I have accomplished over the years. I’m blowing it because I’m saying to you that you can trust me, that you are in safe & professional hands.

I am also a fully qualified adult educator & have taught many people over the years to become fully qualified therapists as well as teaching advanced treatments & techniques to already qualified therapists that want to take their skill set to the next level. I have had my own teaching academy & now teach for other training schools & companies throughout the country.

I have written articles for some of the industries leading professional  publications, given many talks, demonstrations & seminars at professional events throughout the country.

I have the experience, the knowhow & the qualifications to prove to you that you don’t need to feel nervous or intimidated by revealing your hairy top lip, lines & wrinkles or feel insecure about your spots or taking your clothes off.

My point is this, no one visits a beauty salon & walks through the door looking perfect with no personal issues what-so-ever. All my clients are down to earth women & a few gents from all walks of life. I’m just a normal lass too (though the jury is still out on that one), you will feel right at home at my salon, you will only ever see me when you visit & you will leave feeling better that you did!

its YOUR time so feel free to talk my ear off or have your treatment in complete silence. Here in Yorkshire we like a good natter & are very friendly but, sometimes the day or life itself means you just want to be left to your own thoughts so, either way i wont be offended or think you are weird if you talk non stop, not at all or somewhere inbetween - it is entirely up to you.

I look forward to meeting you,