Meet the Team

Meet the Team



Book for Woodford Book for Prestbury

Wilmslow Road, Woodford, Cheshire

The Village, Prestbury, Cheshire

Kate Shelmerdine

With over 12 years of experience in the beauty industry and working with many exclusive brands, Kate’s passion is still client satisfaction. 
Having worked in many top hotels and day spas, Kate has substantial experience in delivering luxurious treatments with remarkable results. 

 The Skin Hand Tonic brand evolved from Kate’s desire to keep the client at the top of the priority list and every element of your experience with us is focused on your needs and requirements.  

Kate’s areas of expertise included:
  • Massage
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Facials
  • Meta Therapy 
  • and Microdermabrasion.

Gemma Hallowell

Make-up artist for weddings, theatre, television and fashion 
Gemma qualified in 2004 and since then has worked in some of Cheshire's finest spas. She prides herself on providing the highest levels of customer service and delivers every treatment with the utmost care and attention. 

 With a keen eye for detail, Gemma is able to tailor each treatment to the requirements of the individual and aims to ensure that each client leaves feeling refreshed and pampered.

Gemma's areas of expertise are: 
  • Facials 
  • Massage 
  • Manicures /Pedicures 
  • Indian Head Massage 
  • and Reiki
As well as working in beauty therapy, Gemma also works as a make-up artist for weddings, theatre, television and fashion and can work with brides getting married at the hotel to create their flawless bridal look.





Emily Radford

Emily is a bubbly, caring therapist who thrives on making her clients feel like the only person in the world.
In 2009,  when my children started school I decided to retrain in beauty therapy. I have gained experience working in high end salons and spas. I love all aspects of my job, but I specialise in massage, facials and nails

Emma Ridgway

Emma has over 11 years of expertise in the beauty industry and is trained in several different prestigious product brands ensuring the highest quality of
She prides herself on consistency of clients feeling able to unwind, relax and
leave her treatments feeling rejuvenated.

Emma specialises in Hot stone therapy, Facials, Female intimate waxing, and
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