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The Retreat Beauty Salon

It's the personal touch which gives this bijou beauty salon in the heart of Barnstaple its massive fan base. Plus, it's a Muddy award winner!

With almost 20 years as a trained therapist in the beauty biz, it wasn’t until 2018 that owner Kay finally snaffled the keys to her own small but gorgeously-formed beauty salon on Cross Street in Barnstaple town centre. Thanks to a loyal following, she was an instant hit and within a year of opening had bagged herself Best Beauty Salon in the Muddy Awards 2019, and in 2020 was finalist as Best Beauty Salon Southwest in the English Hair & Beauty Awards.

From spray tans and waxing to eyebrows, lashes and pretty pedicured toes, it’s all here, as well as a range of tempting beauty packages – whether you’re after a flash treatment for an event, a bridal package or want to take advantage of the Holiday Hottie or Yummy Mummy treatment. *both immediately please*

Kay and therapist Sophie are also the only trained Dermalogica therapists for miles around, so expect waaaay more than just your fluffy facial. You’ll get a full skin analysis and a customised treatment plan tailored to your skin, with options on LED treatments, peels and cosmeceutical products and facials designed to get you the results you’re after, whether it’s zapping fine lines and wrinkles, acne, age spots, uneven skin texture or hyperpigmentation.

Blokes and teens are also well catered for with a range of popular Dermalogica treatments for men, and help with teenage skin issues.

But it’s not just the best-selling Pro60 facials, massages and OPI manicures. Kay’s got the personal touch, drawing on her own experience of family illness, and understanding of body image issues to create a nurturing environment. So no need to be shy, or intimidated by fear or unattainable beauty images, Kay’s got your back, and your face, and your nails and your… well, you get the idea.

Although many of treatments are clinical and medical grade, the salon vibe is far from it, bijou and feminine with one treatment room, and one focus – making you look and feel gorgeous! Plus, Kay has plans in the pipeline to move to bigger premises, so watch this space – and book that treatment pronto. You’ll love it.


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13 Cross Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1BD
01271 378399

Opening hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30am-3pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-3pm
Thursday: 9:30am-last appointment
Friday: 9:30-5pm
Saturday: 9:30am-3pm
Sunday: Closed

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