Our story

My business began in 2011, on my own, visiting clients in their own home. After only one year of being mobile, I had built up enough of a client base to move into my first premises. I had found the perfect treatment rooms above a gym to rent and my business really began to flourish. I worked alone in my little treatment room 7 days per week, some nights until 10pm to accommodate my growing client base.

During this time I took on as much as I possibly could and began to train with different products/brands and learn new treatments..... This was the beginning of my big expansion!

After months of planning it was time for The Lash Lounge to grow, I took on my first ever premises, a disused car audio shop. The amount of work that needed to be done to the building was extremely daunting, but I had a vision! Since the big move and expansion over 5 years ago I have built a team of 10 staff and built five treatment rooms.

In 2018 I completed my Award in Education (Level 3 teacher training) and began to pass my knowledge onto students attending courses at The Lash Lounge Salon. 

May 2019 came my biggest achievement to date! I took on the premises next door to our salon to create The Lash Lounge Training Academy. The academy is something I had been planning for months, I wanted a space totally dedicated to my wonderful students.

The academy has been designed to be a fun yet calm and relaxed environment where new skills can be learnt. 


About Ashley

Owner & Head Educator at The Lash Lounge 

I have trained with some of the best brands in the industry and only use the highest quality products available on the market. 

Some of my qualifications include:

Award in Education and Training 

NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Beauty Therapy

NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Nail Technology

Master Lash Technician

HD Brows Master Stylist

Brow Lamination

Dermalogica Skin Expert

Some of my awards include:

Best Lash Bar 
Best Lash Technician 
Best Brow Specialist 
Excellence in Customer Service 
- The British Hair & Beauty Awards 2018

In October 2018 I was asked to be the Official LashBase trainer for Newcastle Upon Tyne. This was a total honour and one of the highlights of my career. Alongside LashBase we delivered the very best lash training and products in the industry for two years. In October 2020 LashBase decided they would no longer offer their official training. We are now a LashBase Affiliate academy.

Our training is accredited by Associated Beauty Therapists. We offer a wide range of courses in beauty, nails and business/social media. Alongside accredited training courses I also offer on to one mentoring and regularly run exciting new workshops.

I also deliver Microdermabrasion and IPL hair reduction training on behalf of SkinBase in salons across the North East.


About Louise

Educator at The Lash Lounge

I am a multi award winning beauty therapist with many years of industry experience.

Some of my qualifications include-

City and Guilds Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy.

Award in Education and Training 

O.P.I Nail Extensions 

Fake Bake

Lash Perfect

Nouveau Lash Master Lash technician 

Nouveau Lash LVL 

HD Brows

Eve Taylor skin specialist. 


Some of my awards include-

Beauty Therapist of the year 2021 with the British Hair and Beauty Awards.

Highly Commended Winner Beauty Therapist 2021 with The North-East Beauty Industry Awards.

Best Customer Experience 2020 with The British Hair and Beauty Awards. 

More recently I have completed my Award in Education and Training (teacher training certificate), I feel with my industry experience I would like to pass on my knowledge to help and support students who are new to the industry or experienced therapist who are wanting to learn new qualifications or upskill.

I absolutely love my life within the Beauty Industry, it has given me the best and most rewarding career I could have ever wished for, I’ve made some lifelong relationships and friendships while working within a job I love.

I joined The Lash Lounge as a Educator in November 2021 and I'm really excited about my teaching journey.