Our Philosophy

Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the high street you will find Market Harborough’s best kept secret, The Retreat, a luxurious ladie’s and gentlemen’s beauty salon. Inside you will find an enchanting setting, just perfect to indulge in first class service, with a tempting treatment menu.
Our ‘hands on’ approach combining quality products with expert therapists and natural treatments challenge the trend of all things false! Our philosophy is to be true to yourself and not to be dictated to by the media and those glossy magazines.
Step into a spacious reception and retail area that leads onto 4 luxurious treatment rooms where our team will greet and ensure your visit is the perfect place to escape to from start to finish.

Meet the team


The Retreat has been with me since 2004. I qualified as a beauty therapist in 1998, during my journey my focus has always been how we can feel better about ourselves! Self love in my eyes is beauty! I wear many hats at The Retreat, I mostly enjoy the client time and making sure your inner confidence shines through. I have a clear vision with an honest approach making sure you get the best out of your treatment.


I have been a Beauty Therapist since 2003, working at other reputable salons in the area. Where I feel I have settled at The Retreat and I continue to look forward to meeting all the clients that come here, both new and existing. Facials are one of my favourite treatments, both to do and to have! I enjoy these because of the benefits it has to our skin to maintain a healthy complexion and to our overall wellbeing.


I have been working as a beauty therapist since 2008 and have been with The Retreat since 2011. I am the senior therapist and take a spa like feel to my treatments. I enjoy doing facials, especially using the Image plant-based products. I also enjoy treatments such as lashes, which give that instant feel-good factor.


I’m the newest member of the retreat, I qualified my Level 2 in 2021 (nails and waxing) and recently completed my Level 3 in June 2022 (facials and massage). I’m looking forward to developing my skills further. Beauty to me is about making you feel confident within yourself and to have that time to take a break and relax. I am quietly confident with a calm and gentle nature. I’m pleased to start my Beauty Therapy journey with the retreat and look forward to meeting you!


I’m Sam, I have been qualified since 2010 and started at The Retreat in 2022. I went into beauty because I have a passion for the industry to care and making you, our clients feel and look great! I also love developing my knowledge on health and nutrition where the inside needs to be looked after as much as the outside. With this I can advise you on your overall health and well-being, some say I have more of a holistic approach. I have a 10-year-old, so I know what it’s like trying to make that time out for you! Keeping that harmonious balance, which is important to maintain our sanity. I will look forward to treating you, when you make that all important time out for you!


I have been at The Retreat since 2017, where I am one of the receptionists here. My aim is to make everyone welcome and ensure you feel comfortable and looked after. I have been told that I am very sociable and chatty, I am currently undertaking my level 4 counselling diploma as my aim long term is to support help others. I enjoy meeting and getting to know clients at The Retreat.


I have continually worked as a receptionist in the Beauty industry since 1995 and have been with The Retreat since it opened in 2004. As the manager my role is varied and keeps me on my toes. I pride myself in making sure clients feel welcome and relaxed in what sometimes can be an unknown environment, especially for those who are new and may have preconceived ideas of the beauty salon environment.


I have been a beauty therapist since 2014. I have gained knowledge and experience in other local salons and joined The Retreat team in 2020. I really enjoy making our clients feel good on the outside as well as inside I have continuously gone that extra mile and given extra attention. I am highly skilled at intimate hot waxing and discovering my love for massage.

Our Salon

A few photos to show you Market Harborough’s best kept secret!

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