Bellissima Exclusive has a team of friendly, approachable but highly professional individuals who share a common dedication to helping their clients achieve excellent results in safety and comfort. On this page, you can find out a little more about the people who will be caring for you.


Sara Wellman

Sara Wellman Company Director

ITEC Beauty Therapy CIBTAC Beauty Therapy

Sara started training in Beauty Therapy at 16 years old on the YTS scheme at Yorkshire College of Beauty, gaining an ITEC and CIBTAC Qualification in Beauty Therapy. She then went on to work in a salon in Leeds city centre before opening Bellissima in 1992. Sara has worked extremely hard to make the salon what it is today, gaining numerous awards including National Customer Care Award and Premier Salon of the Year Award to name but a few.
It is with her vision and expertise that Bellissima has continued to thrive year on year, consistently introducing new treatments and keeping up to all the changes and advancements in the beauty industry. Bellissima has grown through the 24 years it has been trading and Sara now employs 15 members of staff.

Claire Evans

Claire Evans Salon Manager

NVQ Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy

Claire previously worked as a fully-qualified hairdresser – but on returning from taking time off to have a family 8 years ago, she began work as receptionist at Bellissima. Claire has progressed after training and qualifying in NVQ level 2 and 3 in Beauty Therapy, NVQ 3 in Business Management and achieving ‘Student of the Year’ at Yorkshire College of Beauty. Now our Salon Manager, she supports both therapists and the company director. Claire’s role within the salon is to liaise with clients and provide fantastic customer care, whilst also working on reception. She is extremely customer centric and has true passion and enthusiasm for the Beauty industry.

Margaret Wellman

Margaret Wellman Company Secretary & Receptionist

Margaret is Sara’s Mum and has worked as receptionist at Bellissima for 16 years. She runs reception and helps organise behind the scenes. Before Margaret came to Bellissima, she worked as a Checkout Manager at a local supermarket for 26 years. She supports and organises the salon and the therapists and provides fantastic customer care whilst working on reception, she is a friendly face to all our clients.

Morgen Wellman-Brown

Morgen Wellman-Brown Beauty Therapist & Social Media Executive

Level 2 & 3 NVQ Qualified in Beauty Therapy.

Morgen has followed in her mother's footsteps. She has quickly built a strong client base and offers the whole range of treatments offered at Bellissima Exclusive. Morgen manages all our social media presence and loves getting all the team involved.

Charlotte Tate

Charlotte Tate Senior Beauty Therapist, Electrologist & Skin Specialist

BTEC National Diploma Beauty Therapy

Charlotte started working for Bellissima 18 years ago, after qualifying with a BTEC National Diploma in Beauty Therapy. She maintains a busy client base. Charlotte has a wide range of knowledge in all aspects of beauty therapy and is very experienced in all treatments, including clinical procedures such as Laser, Skin Peels, Skin Needling and LPG Lipomassage and Facial Contouring.

Natalie Ramage

Natalie Ramage Senior Beauty Therapist, Electrologist & Skin Specialist

NVQ Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy

Natalie is one of our longest serving members, starting as an apprentice 16 years ago! She qualified with an NVQ Level 2 and 3 and has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of beauty therapy, gained over the years she has spent working at Bellissima. She specialises in laser treatments and advanced electrolysis, in particular hair removal and skin imperfections. Natalie uses her knowledge to help and support the current trainee therapists.

Nicola McCann

Nicola McCann Skin and Laser Specialist & Training Manager

BTEC National Diploma Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy

Nicola has been working at Bellissima for 13 years, starting out as a trainee therapist. She qualified with a BTEC National Diploma in Beauty Therapy and a NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy, and also gained a NVQ Level 2 in customer service whilst working at Bellissima. Nicola has vast knowledge in all areas of beauty therapy but particularly in Skincare and Facials, including skin peels. She also specialises in eye enhancements.

Shannon Burdett

Shannon Burdett Senior Beauty Therapist

NVQ Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy

Shannon has worked in the salon for four years, starting as a trainee therapist. She has now progressed to therapist and has gained an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Beauty Therapy and a Teaching Qualification. Shannon supports our trainees and monitors and delivers extra training in salon. Shannon has a strong client following and enjoys all aspects of Beauty Therapy, specialising in a Lynton Laser Treatments.

Leah Metcalfe

Leah Metcalfe Senior Beauty Therapist

NVQ Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy

Leah has built up a fantastic clientele in the last 4 years of working for Bellissima Exclusive. She has a keen interest in Facial Therapy and Massage is busy with the full range of treatments we offer.

Lottie Lee

Lottie Lee Senior Beauty Therapist

NVQ Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy

Lottie has worked for Bellissima Exclusive for 5 years. Lottie is passionate about treating clients skin but equally enjoys nail treatments and has exemplary knowledge of colour trends and new manicure techniques.

Katie Dawson

Katie Dawson Beauty Therapist

Level 2 Qualified in Beauty Therapy.

Katie loves all aspects of beauty therapy and particularly enjoys carrying out facials. You often find her on the nail bar or treating clients on the pedicure chair too as she has a loyal following for her attention to detail.

Megan Popple

Megan Popple Beauty Therapist

Level 2 Qualified in Beauty Therapy.

Megan enjoys carrying out all beauty therapy treatments but specialises in manicures, pedicures and waxing.

Caroline Mertens

Caroline Mertens Facial Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber

RGN, Masters Degree Advancing Nursing Practice, Independent Nurse Prescriber, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Caroline Mertens is the Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and Independent Nurse Prescriber at the Facial Aesthetics Clinic here in Guiseley. She has a genuine passion for helping her clients to achieve safe, natural looking results, and is committed to providing the very highest standards of clinical care.

Ashley Nicholson

Ashley Nicholson Nurse Practitioner

The Facial Aesthetics Clinic are delighted to introduce our new Nurse Practitioner, Ashley Nicholson. Ashley has joined Caroline Mertens, enabling us to respond to the growing demand for aesthetic clinic appointments, and maintain our high standards of patient care.

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