Owner/Beauty & Massage Therapist
Christine, the owner of The Beauty Nest, has gained over 14 years’ experience within the Beauty and Massage industry. She prides herself in providing outstanding treatments that are both relaxing and personal. Her passion is to make you feel good about yourself, while delivering quality and exceptional service.
Christine first qualified from Craven College back in 2007 as a Holistic and Massage Therapist. During that time, she was awarded The Lecturers’ Prize for the most determined student in Holistics. Wanting to expand her knowledge further, she returned to college and gained her certificate in Level 2 Beauty Therapy. Since then, she has completed many additional courses including Hopi Ear Candling, Intimate Waxing and No Hands Massage.
Beauty & Massage Therapist
Francine is a conscientious and hard-working member of the team. She found her passion and calling for alternative treatments after completing a massage taster course in 2015. Then in 2017, Francine was awarded Student of the Year when completing her Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy at Leeds City College.
Her enthusiasm to help improve client’s well-being, has grown as she developed more skills and experience, gaining qualifications in Reiki, No Hands Massage and Lava Shell treatments.
Francine uses all her expertise to focus on her individual client’s needs, often researching different techniques to help enhance the effects of the available treatments.
The building, which is now the home of The Beauty Nest, once served as a former village Co-op store, dating back to the early 20th century. The historic building located on Station Road, Steeton, had been left unoccupied for several years. Christine bought the building in 2013 and carefully transformed it into the beauty and massage salon you see today. The high standard of the extensive renovation has preserved many of the original features, giving the building a new lease of life.
Owner Christine said, “As soon as I set foot in the front door, I fell in love with the place. Even though it was obvious how rundown it had become, I could see the potential in the building. It had always been a dream and passion of mine to own a salon and I was excited to take this project on. I believe I have restored it to a very high standard taking a great deal of effort to preserve its character within the Steeton conservation area.”
Christine named the salon The Beauty Nest as a tribute to her late grandparents whose surname was Swallow. This is why many swallow motifs are used in the décor and branding of the company.