Rochdale beauty salon celebrates 26 years of business

Date published: 10 June 2019

Established Rochdale beauty salon, The Retreat is celebrating 26 years of business this month.

Originally located on Baillie Street, the St Mary’s Gate salon was set up as ‘Nails and Things’ by Laura Prime in 1993.

The salon grew from humble beginnings and underwent a name change in 2009 – becoming The Retreat – to incorporate the spa feel and facilities available.


The Retreat


Laura retired in 2014, and the salon is now run by Emma Fitton, who initially joined the company as a graduate.

Today 12 members of staff are employed at The Retreat, which has won a number of awards over the years.


The Retreat


Emma said: “We are forever grateful to the loyal support we have had, and continue to have, over the years from all our wonderful clients, old and new.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating 26 years of business and we will continue to bring the newest and latest treatments to Rochdale.”


The Retreat


Paul Ambrose, Rochdale BID Manager, said: “Undoubtedly, independent retailers like The Retreat are the very backbone of Rochdale town centre as they make a huge contribution by creating employment opportunities and offering very high standards in customer services.

“In a world where online shopping is growing, it is the personal service offered on the high street that keeps people coming into stores and reinforces the relevance of the high street.

“Let me congratulate Emma and her team, who should all be very proud of offering a fantastic service.”


The Retreat


The Retreat


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