Sue Shields

Owner - Beauty Therapist

I have over 25 years in the Beauty Industry and have many loyal clients who have trusted me with their skin for many years.

I pride myself on providing a friendly and professional service as well as putting my clients at ease.

Although I am qualified in all Beauty Treatments, my passion has always been skincare. I am constantly working on updating my skills and knowledge. I am very passionate about helping men and woman feel confident in their own skin and I strongly believe you can achieve long term anti ageing results without going down a surgical or invasive route. I love seeing my clients not only look visibly improved but feel it too.

Claire Taylor

Senior Therapist

With 15 years experience, Claire has so much knowledge regarding everything beauty related and loves sharing what she knows and how she can offer this to clients and always with a giggle and smile.

Her super power is in IPL hair removal.

Steph Aspden

Senior Therapist

Steph has worked at Pure Essence for over 7 years.

She has special powers when it comes to waxing, nails, prescribing facials and body treatments.

Anna Gleave

Anna is our youngest and newest member, she joined Pure Essence in 2021 and is a very talented young lady when it comes to nail art. Anna loves getting creative with makeup.

We are all very proud of Anna and how she is growing into a confident young therapist.

Sarah Lowell


Sarah has 20 years in customer service and previously managed a hotel health & leisure centre.

Sarah Is the smile that welcomes you to Pure Essence and does everything she can to make your visit at Pure Essence an unforgettable one. Sarah loves making the salon look welcoming and keeps all our displays and marketing up to date.

Sarah Lowell, Receptionist

Katie Read

Senior Therapist

Katie joins us after working in a 5* Lake District spa. She has 20 years of experience in the industry and her superpower is reflexology and massage.

She is also qualified in CACI, Espa and beauty treatments.

Katie Read, Senior Therapist