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.
“EMBRACE AND LOVE YOUR BODY. It’s the most amazing thing you will ever own”
Our Owners – Sister Act
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.
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
Hannah Elliott - Alchemy Physio Manager
Hannah Elliott (BSc, AACP, MCSP), whom manages Alchemy’s team of Physiotherapists, is an an Extended Scope Physiotherapist (ESP) in orthopaedic triage clinics at the Haywood. With over 15 years experience working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Hannah also practises acupuncture.
Hannah’s skills are:
~ Spinal & musculoskeletal physiotherapy ESP
~ Team physio experience
~ FACE consultant (Cosmetic Acupuncture)
~ Loves a good marathon
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
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
Alyse Turton - Beauty Therapist
Alyse Turton, our Beauty Therapist, has 10 years salon experience having both trained and worked in Sydney Australia at the prestiguos Ella Bache. During her time there Alyse was promoted to Manager taking on significant responsibilities in terms of the day to day running of the salon.
Alyse’s skills are:
~ Facials & Tinting
~ Manicure & Pedicures
~ Waxing, Massage & Body Treatments
~ Having a lovely aussie nature
Paris Tyler - Hair Apprentice
Paris Tyler, our Hair Apprentice, is currently completing her Level 2 Hair Stylist course at Newcastle-Under-Lyme College. Paris is developing her skills and knowledge by supporting both Anna & Claudia within the Hair area.
Paris’s skills are:
~ Party Curls
~ Feathers & Tinsel applications
~ Her dry sense of humour
Taylor Molloy - Beauty Apprentice
Taylor Molloy, our Beauty Apprentice, is currently completing her Level 3 Beauty Therapist course at Newcastle-Under-Lyme College. Taylor is developing her skills and knowledge by supporting both Laura & Alyse. She is extremely talented at Make-up and is the bubbliest person at Alchemy.
Taylor’s skills are:
~ Make-up application
~ Bubbly nature
Chris Moors - Alchemy Sports Masseur
Chris Moors has a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science and has worked in a variety of both NHS and Private Healthcare settings. Chris is currently studying for a second degree in Physiotherapy at Keele University, whilst working as a Personal Trainer and as part of the Orthopaedic Therapy team at Royal Stoke Hospital (UHNM).
Chris’s skills are:
~ Sports Massage
~ Personal Training
~ Rock climbing and yoga
Sarah Thomas - Alchemy Physio
Sarah Thomas BSc, MCSP, AACP is a Physiotherapist (ESP), Acupuncture Practitioner, and Sports Masseur with several years experience. Sarah currently works for the UHNM NHS Trust and is undertaking a masters degree at Keele University.
Sarah’s skills are:
~ Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
~ Sports Masseur
~ Musculoskeletal Acupuncture for pain relief
~ Sports Physiotherapy experience
Meg - Alchemy Physio Trainee
Meg Rowley is in her third & final year of a Sports Therapy Degree at Staffordshire University and will be training under Physio Manager Hannah Elliott.
As Meg will be supervised the services that she will be offering including
~ Sports massage
will be at a discounted rate with the aim of giving her as much experience as possible.
Meg will be working at Alchemy every Wednesday.