“EMBRACE AND LOVE YOUR BODY. It’s the most amazing thing you will ever own”

Alchemy is a health and well-being retreat which focuses on transforming people from the inside out by using a little bit of nature’s magic. Often referred to as a universal elixir Alchemy is a unique concept that prides itself on the best health and beauty services and products within the Staffordshire area. Whatever your desire or need will be catered for from the moment you step through the gated courtyard.

Our Owners – Sister Act

Laura (left) with Hannah (right) in the Alchemy Pamper Room

Alchemy is owned by sister’s Hannah Ault & Laura Price whom since childhood had the dream of opening their very own health and wellbeing retreat.

The retreat is run by Laura whom is a renowned skincare, nail and beauty specialist with more than 15 years’ experience within the industry.

Hannah, whom is also a therapist and is Sales & Marketing Director at Valentine Clays, oversees the marketing and general day to day business.

Our Team

Laura Price

Laura Price - Alchemy Beauty Manager

Laura Price is Alchemy’s co-owner and extremely talented Therapist. Laura runs the day to day activities at Alchemy and has several year’s experience within the industry having worked as a head therapist for a local spa and a lecturer at Newcastle-Under-Lyme College.

Laura’s skills are:

~ Holistic therapies

~ Skin care advice and knowledge

~ Make up artist (trained at Shepperton Studios in London)

~ An avid snowboarder

Anna Nixon

Anna Nixon - Alchemy Hair Manager

Anna Nixon, who manages the Alchemy Hair department, has a wealth of experience having recently worked as Senior Stylist at Signature in Newcastle-under-Lyme and has more than 20 years of industry knowledge. She has previously owned Beba, a successful hairdressers that was based in Endon, and has worked for Toni & Guy as well as other local well known hair salons.

Anna’s skills are:

~ Latest colour techniques

~ Long hair styling

~ Having a large drink in her hand

Emma-Lou Tschubenko

Emma-Lou Tschubenko - Senior Beauty Therapist

Emma-Lou has an extensive career within the beauty world including owning her own salon Lou Lou’s Beauty Boutique for over two years. With over 11 years experience having worked in spas at land and at sea including Rookery Hall, the Buxton Crescent Hotel, and Steiner Transocean, Emma-Lou has also completed a BSc Spa Management Degree at the University of Derby.

An extremely knowledgeable therapist Emma-Lou is renowned for her sugaring skills, which are hard to find, and her body & massage treatments are one of the most relaxing you will ever experience.

Emma-Lou’s skills are:

~ Hair removal (Sugaring in particular)

~ Massage

~ Facials

~ Her ability to ensure all clients feel at ease & have a fabulous treatment

Stacey Bamford

Stacey - Aesthetics Practitioner

Stacey Bamford MSC, BSC, RNDipHe is an Advanced Practitioner within the NHS and has been qualified for 15 years. Stacey has a Masters qualification in Advanced practice and has trained in advanced aesthetics with award winning provider cosmetic courses.

Stacey will be help to restore volume loss, soften lines and and give a fresher, more youthful appearance.

Stacey skills include:

~ Advising on aesthetic treatments

~ Helping to restore

~ Always honest with her advice

Jayne Birch

Jayne Birch - Alchemy Senior Hair Stylist

Jayne Birch, our Alchemy Senior Hair Stylist, has over 20 years of hairdressing experience having worked in local salons.

Jayne’s skills are:

~ all aspects of hairdressing (including gents) & meeting people

~ being a good listener & a caring person

~ Loves to sing when she works

Taylor Molloy

Taylor Molloy - Beauty Therapist

Taylor Molloy, our Beauty Therapist, has two years experience following completing her Level 2 Beauty Therapist course at Newcastle-Under-Lyme College. She has since continued her training with Laura and is a valued member of our beauty team. She is extremely talented at Make-up, nail art, eyebrows and lashes and is the bubbliest person at Alchemy.

Taylor’s skills are:

~ Make-up application

~ Nails

~ Eye brows & Lashes

~ Bubbly nature

Claudia Hayes

Claudia Hayes - Alchemy Hair Stylist

Claudia Hayes, our Alchemy Hair Stylist, has 7 years salon experience as well as doing a 2 year school link program at college before she left school.

Claudia’s skills are:

~ Creative colour

~ Hair ups

~ Specialises in long hair

~ Shopping and having a large glass of rose in her hand

Cara Wellington

Cara Wellington - Hair Support

Cara Wellington, our Hair Support, has over 15 years of experience within the hair industry and will be working with the hair team to ensure all cusomers receive a high level of customer service.

Cara’s skills are:

~ Helping all customers feel at ease

~ Fab scalp massage, hair wash & blow dry

~ Taking care of her georgeous baby Nora!

Sienna Millward

Sienna Millward - Front of House

Sienna Millward, our delightful Front of House, is studying a BTEC in Business Studies at Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College.


Sienna is our friendliest member of the team who greets every customer with her sparkling smile and will be on hand to assist with any additional needs, and is an expert with any fashion orientated questions too.


“People will stare, make it worth their while.”

We look forward to welcoming you to Alchemy soon and hope that you enjoy your transforming experience.