New beauty salon opens in Bedlington

A salon and spa has overcome the challenges of Covid and lockdowns to expand.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 8:00 am
Okra Beauty Retreat is the only Guinot skin salon in the area providing 12 unique facial for all skin types and concerns.

Okra Wellness Salon and Spa was opened by Ardia Wilkinson with Sara Lavender opening Okra Beauty Retreat in Bedlington last December.

But within weeks of opening, it closed due to the national lockdown, eventually reopening to customers in April.

And Sara, who has 15 years experience in the beauty industry, says customers have been flocking in for treatments.

Okra Wellness Salon and Spa has opened in Bedlington.

Okra, the sister company to Bassu Wellness Salon & Spa which has been in Morpeth for four years, is the only Guinot skin salon providing 12 unique facial for all skin types and concerns.

Sara said: “It’s going really well. We have all the safety measures in place in line with Covid guidelines.

"People want to get back to normality as much as they can. Most people want to come in a feel relaxed and enjoy a bit of pampering.

"Skincare is really big at the moment as women aren’t wearing as much make-up.”

Okra beauty retreat offers online booking 24hours a day at as well as more one to one personal care experience in a tranquil and private setting.

Sara added: “Okra prides itself on delivering a professional service, using cruelty free, vegan and eco friendly products in both hair and beauty treatments by leading brands Guinot, Aveda, Lycon wax and the gel bottle.

“Our bespoke salon packages can be created for any occasion with our beauty and hair services.

"Our partnership with the prestigious brand AVEDA means we care for your hair, skin and body with products that are naturally derived, made from pure flower and plant essence.”