Our Team

Our beautiful team behind the brand

 
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Sammy MacDonald

Director

Sammy has over 20 years industry experience and specialises in Microblading, SPMU and advanced treatments. She loves training our girls and helping them be the best they can be. She's a fully qualified educator and spends a lot of time on product development for our own salon product line. The Nail Guru has also won more that 30 top industry awards. One thing we all know is the Sammy is always up to something she just can't sit still. You will find her between all our branches. She is also the co-owner of Aberdeen Academy of Beauty Therapy - Established The Studio December 2016

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Katie Wade

Manager

When did you start working at The Studio?

- April 2018, I joined to help Sammy with the administration… and here we are 5 years later, qualified in a large range of treatments, teaching and still doing the boring admin that no one likes, but I love! 


What is your favourite service to provide? 

- I love all things skincare and facial related. The ultimate facial is my baby, you can not beat the results you get from it. 

I like to share my knowledge and help people to understand how to look after their skin better. From teenage acne to anti ageing, I’ve got you covered.

I also do a lot of the IPL hair removal too. It’s a great treatment and always gives such fantastic results. 

What do you like the most about working at The Studio? 

- Being the mum and looking after all my girls. Getting to know and building relationships with my clients. Seeing them leave with a smile.

Keeping everyone and everything organised! Being the handywomen and always having hugs and a listening ear at the ready.

What are your career goals for the next 12 months? 

- I’m not sure that the filing cabinet in my brain and retain anymore new information….🤣

However I want to finish my injectables course, I would love to learn reflexology too. It’s always been something on my list. I will Continue sharing my knowledge and teaching the girls new and exciting treatments. 

What’s your biggest industry achievement to date? 

- I am proud of myself for doing my Beauty teaching diploma while off on maternity leave, so that I could teach the treatments I am qualified in.

I was also finalist in the SHABA Awards for massage therapist of the year in 2019. I didn’t win, but I was to excited to be in the finals.

What’s your life like outside of the salon?

- My 2 children are my world! They rule the roost at home. My daughter Ruby is 2 and loves nothing more than bossing around her older brother Sam who is 4. Don’t know who she takes after 🤔

Love spending time with my mum, doing her nails, shopping or going for food.

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Laura Clegg

Manager of Union Point

When did you start working at The Studio?

- November 2018 


What is your favourite service to provide?

- Waxing is my favourite brows are a very close second 🤍


What do you like the most about working at The Studio?

- Working with the best group of girls, and working in a gorgeous salon!  


What are your career goals for the next 12 months?

- To finally get back to normality seeing clients and to also see what new brow trends appear 


What’s your biggest industry achievement to date?

- Winning beauty therapist of the year for the North East awards 

What’s your life like outside of the salon?

- Similar to work life it’s very sociable !! I love keeping busy making time for friends & family also making sure I have enough time to pamper myself

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Emily Howie

Manager of Bridge of Don

When did you start working at The Studio?

- 2018

What is your favourite service to provide?

- Gel polish and brow treatments

What do you like most about working at The Studio?

- The girls I work with

What are your career goals for the next 12 months?

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What's your biggest industry achievement to date?

- Beauty therapist of the year bronze winner 2021& Skin specialist of the year Gold winner 2021

What's your life like outside the salon?

- My life outside the salon revolves around my crazy 6 year old 🤣

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Lisa Duncan

Senior Therapist

When did you start working at The Studio? 2017

What is your favourite service to provide? I enjoy doing a variety of treatments my days are always varied.

What do you like most about working at The Studio?

We have a fantastic team of girls 

What are your career goals for the next 12 months?

To learn more treatments 

What's your biggest industry achievement to date?

To be part of an award winning team and how much I have learned over the years.


What's your life like outside the salon? 

I love being a mum to my 2 beautiful kids and socialising with friends and family

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Kayleigh Middler

Therapist

When did you start working at The Studio?

- January 2020


What is your favourite service to provide? 

- Gel Nails or Lash Extensions 


What do you like the most about working at The Studio? 

- Endless Opportunities! I have been put through so much accredited training since joining The Studio team as an apprentice in 2020 despite a global pandemic. My career in the beauty industry has really taken off and I can’t thank The Studio enough. 


What are your career goals for the next 12 months? 

- I want to make a name for myself and hold a positive reputation within the beauty industry. 


What’s your biggest industry achievement to date?

- I qualified as a Therapist in March 2022. After working my way up from Apprentice to Junior Therapist to finally qualify as a Therapist after training & perfecting treatments, its a massive achievement & milestone in my career. 

What’s your life like outside of the salon?

- My life outside the salon is filled with nights outs with friends & hang overs.

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Emily Law

Therapist

When did you start working at The Studio?

- I started working at the studio August 2018


What is your favourite service to provide? 

- Definitely nails or lash extentions! 


What do you like the most about working at The Studio? 

- The team and my clients🥰 


What are your career goals for the next 12 months? 

- To keep developing my skills and paint more fun nail art designs


What’s your biggest industry achievement to date?

- Being able to draw little dinosaurs on nails🤣🦖

What’s your life like outside of the salon?

- I love seeing family and friends🥂

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Erin Duncan

Therapist

When did you start working at The Studio?

- 13th October 2021


What is your favourite service to provide?

- Nail art!!!! And anything gel polish


What do you like the most about working at The Studio? 

- The girls! And the amazing salons I get to work in every week.


What are your career goals for the next 12 months? 

- I’m looking forward to finishing all my training and continuing to gain more skills within the industry.

What’s your biggest industry achievement to date?

- My biggest achievement in the industry is completing college and getting a job at the studio so quickly, I will forever be grateful for the opportunities that I have received from working here.


What’s your life like outside of the salon? 

- I live on a farm 25 miles from town, in my free time you’ll find me sorting sheep around the farm or down at Crimond watching stockcars.

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Trudi Anderson

Therapist

When did you start working at The Studio?

- 7th October 2021


What is your favourite service to provide?

- Lash lifts & spray tans 


What do you like the most about working at The Studio?

- Our workspace is just stunning and I love how we can offer so many different services to clients. I love working with so many lovely girls. The studio also has offered me so many more opportunities in the beauty industry.


What are your career goals for the next 12 months?

- My goals are to continuing working in my dream job and carrying out treatments which I love. To keep working hard and keep trying to push myself to achieve big things. 

What's your biggest industry achievement to date?

- My achievement is how much I’ve grown not just as a beauty therapist but as a person since being with the studio. I have become so much confident in the services I offer and carry out. The quality and timings have improved immensely.

What's your life like outside of the salon?

- I love living my best life. Full off seeing my friends going for cocktails and living my 20’s right

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Lisa Schembri

Therapist

When did you start working at The Studio?

-23rd July 2021

What is your favourite service to provide? 

- Naaaails & Russian lashes 

What do you like the most about working at The Studio? 

- Have you seen our work space?!

I love seeing all my returning clients and building friendly relationships with them all. 

What are your career goals for the next 12 months? 

- I would like to perfect all the treatments I’ve newly qualified in. 

What’s your biggest industry achievement to date?

- I would say my biggest achievement would be how far I’ve come since my college days & all the treatments I’ve learnt since being at the Studio. I was made redundant at the start of the very first lockdown and I’m now In my dream job doing what I absolutely LOVE!! 

What’s your life like outside of the salon?

- I’m very family orientated, I enjoy spending my time making memories with those I love & living life to the full. I’m very adventurous & want to try everything at least once!!

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Katie Taylor

Junior Therapist

When did you start working at The Studio?

- 2nd of March 2022


What is your favourite service to provide? 

- Gel polish on hands 


What do you like the most about working at The Studio? 

- Always being busy 


What are your career goals for the next 12 months? 

- To learn loads of new treatments 


What’s your biggest industry achievement to date?

- Just working on improving my skills from when I first started 

What’s your life like outside of the salon?

- Doing college work and going out with friends

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Katelyn Teven

Hair Stylist

Katelyn is an amazing stylist who recently relocated to Aberdeen from Fife. She is a hair extensions and colour expert. You will find her always doing something creative. 
Employed by The Studio since - November 2021

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Megan Conway

Hair Stylist

Megan is a passionate stylist with four years industry experience. She loves a challenge. She has recently trained in some beauty services too. So you might just see her on the other side of the salon floor. 
Employed by The Studio since - November 2021

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Sammy Dey

Therapist

When did you start working at The Studio?

- July 2020 


What is your favourite service to provide? 

- Brow Lamination - the difference it can make to peoples brows & entire faces is insane! From no brows to full brows in an hour! And also tooth gems - sparkly teeth… yes please!


What do you like the most about working at The Studio? 

- 100% how beautiful the salon is - I feel grateful every day I walk in! But also how amazing the team are. As someone who is self employed sometimes you can feel separate from the group however everyone at studio are so lovely and it’s a real team environment!


What are your career goals for the next 12 months? 

- I plan on concentrating on doing some more funky & bespoke tooth gem designs - cherries, rainbows, flowers! As well as secure some more pop up locations across Scotland & maybe further afield for tooth gems too! I’ve also just opened my diaries to new clients again as I have opened up some extra availability so I’m super excited to meet some new faces!


What’s your biggest industry achievement to date?

- My business surviving a global pandemic when I was only 6 months into self employment when it all kicked off! 


What’s your life like outside of the salon?

Honestly, amazing! I love going swimming and try to go at least once a week! I’m a sucker for a good cafe or garden centre with fine panini’s or baked tatties! I also love jumping in the car and going on adventures with my girlfriend and wee days out places! Basically, I’ve spent the last 6 months really working on a work vs life balance - it’s  taken a lot of time, huge amounts of boundary setting and personal growth but I’m finally in a place where I take time off during the week just for me, I have a dedicated day for admin and the running of the business as well as regular holidays! All the things that so many in business say you can’t do however I’ve proven this wrong and feeling incredibly grateful and proud of myself for it!


If you would be interested in becoming a client, whether that’s to completely transform your brows or just a wee tidy up, to lift your lashes so you don’t need to wear mascara for 6-8 weeks orrrrr get yourself a sparkly new smile with tooth gems - then I’d love to meet you!


CLICK HERE TO BOOK: https://linktr.ee/sammydey

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sammydeymua/

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Ruth Glennie

Hair Stylist

Ruth is a self employed hair stylist in our salon. Ruth deals with her own appointments so please contact her directly.
Part of The Studio Team since - February 2022

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Louise Smith

Hair Stylist

Louise is a self employed stylist in our salon. She deal with all her own appointments. So please contact her directly.
Part of The Studio Team since - February 2022

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Rhiannon Soutar

Make-up Artist

When did you start working at The Studio?

- I started renting a chair at the salon in October 2020


What is your favourite service to provide? 

- My favourite service to provide is 1-1 lessons, because they cater to your needs and what you would like to learn, I enjoy the process of the lesson and seeing the client filled with joy seeing the work / improvements they have made from having a 1-1 lesson with myself. 

What is your favourite thing about working at The Studio? 

- From the moment I first stepped foot into studio salons I felt comfortable and right at home, everyone made me feel so welcome especially moving to a new city! I now consider these gorls as some of my closet friends 🖤 and this is why studio salons has been the only salon I have worked in since going self employed 


What are your career goals for the next 12 months? 

- My career goal for the next 12 months is to grow my business even more within the salon and clients while continuing to work/ travel for high fashion / editorial Photoshoot’s and fashion shows 

What’s your biggest industry achievement to date?

- Securing a lead tutor job roll at GlamCandy where I did my own make up qualification in 2019

- Lead make up artist - for the promotional video of the true north festival in Aberdeen for Aberdeen performing arts 

- Lead make up artist - Aberdeen fashion week 

- Traveled  to Ibiza for a promotional photoshoot for GlamCandy and commercial brands 


What’s your life like outside of the salon?

- When I’m not working at the salon on Fridays and Saturdays I’m either working on jobs for Photoshoot’s, weddings and fashion shows or you can find me at GlamCandy Aberdeen as a lead tutor teaching HNC level, Glam, Bridal and SFX, Kids clubs and masterclasses 


To book any service from make up appointments, 1-1 lessons, Bridal or shoot work, please simply send me a message x

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Eva Ritchie

Make-up Artist

When did you start working at The Studio?

- January 2022


What is your favourite service to provide? 

- Glam Makeup🥰


What do you like the most about working at The Studio? 

- Everyone is so friendly and the salon is such a nice environment work in!😊


What are your career goals for the next 12 months? 

- I would love to build up my client base and continue to keep doing lots of makeup!! ❤️


What’s your biggest industry achievement to date?

- i have recently just completed my HNC in makeup artistry which now means i am a fully qualified makeup artist!!


What’s your life like outside of the salon?

- I love creating SFX makeup looks and practicing doing what i love!


Instagram is @evaritchiemakeup

Book me by clicking this link

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Gemma Ritchie

Receptionist & Social Media

When did you start working at The Studio?

- June 2021

What do you like most about working at The Studio?

- The girls are all really friendly and will make anyone feel welcome to the team :)

The salon is STUNNING, And the view sells itself.

What's your biggest industry achievement to date?

- To get to the position to where I am today, and been given so many opportunities in my career 

What's your life like outside the salon?

- Very sociable