Our Team

The team behind the brand


Sammy MacDonald


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

Katie Wade


Katie is our organisational queen, she keeps everyone right. Katie joined the team after years of being a salon client and loving what we do. Katie specialises in IPL and skincare. She also is our main customer service gal! You will find her running our new John Lewis branch. Got a question then ask Katie, she knows all our services and products inside out and also knows it from a clients perspective. Katie is also a part-time tutor at The Aberdeen Academy of Beauty Therapy and she absolutely loves teaching Anatomy and Physiology.  Employed at The Studio since - April 2018


Laura Clegg


Laura is our salon manager and waxing queen and can be found most of the time running our Victoria Street salon. She specialises in both female and male body waxing and more recently trained in IPL hair removal. Laura has been crowned Beauty Therapist of the year at the North East Hair and Beauty Awards 2020 and is sure to make any client feel welcome and comfortable for their visit in the salon. Laura does a fantastic job of helping to run our team and has worked along side Sammy since she was just a young teen. Laura is also a Beauty Tutor part-time at The Aberdeen Academy of Beauty Therapy. Employed at The Studio since - November 2018

Emily Howie


Emily is our Ellon Road supervisor she thrives when the salon is crazy busy. She is our skincare expert who loves Facial treatments and our fab Studio products. She aims to help keep all you Aberdonians as youthful as possible ;) Emily is now qualified in microblading and it's fast becoming one of her favourite treatments. She is also excited to offer brand new skin peel services so watch this space. She also is a part time tutor at The Aberdeen Academy of Beauty Therapy. Employed by The Studio since - August 2018


Kimberley Reid

Senior Therapist

Kimbers is our salon princess! She specialises in Waxing and Lashes and is our most glamorous staff member. Guaranteed to leave the salon happy after a visit to Kimberley. Her glowing personality will make you feel at ease every step of the way - Employed bThe Studio since - November 2018

Zaenab Mahmood

Senior Therapist

Zaenab previously worked with us self employed doing make up and loved our team so much she joined us full time she loves make-up, massage and nails. Whatever the occasion you can trust Zaenab to have you looking your best! Zaenab is very friendly and will make you feel comfortable at all times. She has been a great addition to our team and hopes to progress to management level. Employed by The Studio since - July 2020


Lisa Duncan

Senior Therapist

Lisa is our resident beauty fanatic and product junkie. Lisa has been a therapist for over 14 years and specialises in Microblading, facials and massage. You will always find Lisa with a pink set of nails and she is always there to help you pick out the best nail colour! Lisa has worked along side Sammy for over 10 years now and she loves being part of our team. Employed by The Studio since - March 2017

Kayleigh Hamill


Kayleigh joined The Studio as an apprentice and has worked her way through her training. She currently specialises in nails and facials and has started building her nail art skills! You will always find her with a big smile on her face and she will be sure to give you a giggle! Kayleigh also has developed her own line of homemade products called Tallulah Cosmetics during lockdown. You will find these stocked within our branches - Employed at The Studio since - June 2019


Kayleigh Middler


Kayleigh is a newly qualified therapist who works between all our branches and has previously trained with Glam Candy in Make-up. Kayleigh has been working hard in her treatment training and has recently been specialising in Nails and Facials. She can't wait to carry on with her training and to gain more experience and skills. Employed by The Studio since - 

Erin Farquhar

Junior Therapist

Erin is our newest team member, the baby of the team. She is based between our three branches and has really been dedicating herself to her new role around her college hours. She has already achieved independent qualifications in Gel polish, Manicure pedicure and Anatomy & Physiology - Employed by The Studio since - November 2020


Emily Law


Emily is based in our Victoria Street branch, Emily specialises in Nails and Lashes and is growing in confidence every day. She loves training and is now fully qualified in our new state of the art hair removal machine and all our new skincare services... Go Emily! Emily also holds an HND in Art & Design so watch out for her Nail Art designs blowing you away in the near future! Employed by The Studio since - July 2018