Ashton – Founder and Owner
Ashton first began her career as a beautician and MUA at the age of 18. She focused hard to build up her clientele and in 2010 was rewarded when she branched out on her own, setting up her freelance business.
Taking her love for the industry and mixing it with her passion for learning Ashton worked towards creating her own academy. In 2014 she gained her first teaching qualification (level 4 PTLLs). Ashton created a variety of beauty courses which she then gained accreditation for via the Guild of Beauty Therapists.
With the Academy and her salon up and running, Ashton wanted to continue to push herself, her skills and ability. After some research into her options, Ashton was drawn into the world of aesthetics. Starting at the beginning, Ashton qualified at a foundation level. but this wasn’t enough, it had given her an insight into the medical aspects which fascinated her. Wanting to learn all she could her next step was to qualify as a phlebotomist. Studying first at the Centre for Medical Sciences and Research followed by a placement at a private London clinic in North London. Not wanting to stop there, Ashton has continued to develop herself, working with a variety of leading Aesthetic Trainers and Practitioners, Ashton has gone on to complete 4 advanced aesthetic courses. Ensuring that she has a comprehensive understanding of aesthetics and a skill set that would be hard to match.
As well as keeping up to speed with all the mandatory training and first aid updates each year, Ashton spends most of her evening’s researching, offering advice and support to her growing portfolio of aesthetics students and of course fuelling her passion for learning. Although her next adventure may keep her busy for some time, the satisfaction and accomplishment of becoming a medical student will make it all worthwhile.
Sophie – Senior Stylist
Sophie is our Senior Stylist here at Decadence, Sophie has been with us since early 2019 & has recently taken on the role of managing our growing team of Hair Stylists. Starting out at an early age, Sophie has been working in the industry for 11 years. Training at a number of high-end salons while gaining her Level 2 & 3 NVQ in Hair Dressing along with an Honours Diploma in Colour.
Sophie is a highly skilled Hair Stylist & Colour Tech and has proven to be an instrumental addition to our team, Sophie has a passion for hair extensions & has trained to the highest level in all methods. As with all our team members, Sophie is constantly updating her skills and enriching her industry knowledge. We are soon to join a select few salons offering the most advanced hair extension method as Sophie begins her training with MAGO Hair in March.
Jade – Hair Stylist and Jnr Aesthetics Beautician
Jade has been with Decadence for just under a year and joined us in 2019, initially as a junior Hair Stylist after qualifying as a Level 2 Hair Dresser. Jade has since progressed on to learning a host of beauty treatment such as Dermaroller, Dermaplaning, Lash and Brow Lamination to name just a few. Jade has also found herself being drawn to the world of aesthetics and has since taken the required gateway steps and qualified as a Foundation Level Aesthetic Practioner. Jade is currently studying to progress to an advanced level within the aesthetics industry as well as studying for her Level 3 Vocational awards. You will also see Jade making use of her Level 3 PTLLS in the salon as she is one of our primary teachers for our Decadence Beauty Courses.
Kelly – Beautician
Kelly is our level 3 beautician, with 15 years’experience in the industry. Offering bespoke treatment plans and courses for client’s individual needs, as well as recently completing her level 4 Foundation aesthetics course.Kelly is about to up her game in the world of beauty and move into the medical side of things, helping Ashton cover the medical academy that we will be launching shortly.Kelly has years of experiencing in teaching, and has led cosmetic and skin classes for some of the biggest brands in the business.
Jess – Hair Dressing Apprentice
Kelly is our level 3 beautician,Jess is our level 2 hair dressing apprentice. Joining us around 6 months ago, she has been progressing in the world of hair at a super quick rate, and offers client’s the most perfectly sleek keratin blow dries. Known for her attention to detail, Jess has also qualified in some entry level beauty treatments, with a quickly growing amount of client’s to her name already, you can also book Jess for the likes of a microdermabrasion facial, radio frequency facial, lash lift and tint and a few other services.
Madison – Beautician
Madison – Already qualified from college with her level 2 beauty NVQ, Madison is now on the level 3 beauty course. Along with this, we hope that Madison will go from apprentice to permanent staff here at Decadence, as she is also being trained at one of the more prestigious nail academies, ran by one of the best know and talented nail technicians in the industry.