Meet Michelle

Meet michelle

Michelle's passion for the beauty industry began at a young age, prompting her to enrol in Beauty College immediately after leaving school.

Her dedication to attention to detail and unwavering commitment to excellence resulted in her qualifying with the highest grade possible, a Triple Distinction, and earning the titles of 'Dermalogica Student of the Year' and 'Stroud College Student of the Year'.


with an unwavering commitment to excellence

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Michelle has held senior positions as Head Therapist and Senior Therapist in some of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire's most prestigious five-star spas.

In 2011, Michelle and her supportive husband Simon started Perfection, converting an old cowshed into the award-winning clinic it is today. Despite having no business experience, Michelle's passion and dedication led the business to grow rapidly into the large team she has today.

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The growth was so fast that Simon converted the upstairs of the salon into four additional treatment areas, as well as a dedicated office and staff room next door.

Michelle's background in Human Biology at A level has helped her develop a deep interest in Anatomy, Physiology, and skincare. Michelle and her team are always up-to-date with the latest products and technologies, with training being a top priority.

Our low staff turnover and the fact that Perfection has earned over 380 five-star reviews on Google. These achievements are a testament to the leadership qualities of our owner, Michelle, and the exceptional talents of our team.

Michelle's dedication to her work and her team is truly inspiring, and her unwavering commitment to excellence is reflected in every aspect of our clinic. Her ability to cultivate a positive work environment and inspire her team to deliver exceptional service is what sets us apart from other clinics.

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recognised as one of the top industry experts by Vogue Magazine

Her lifelong passion for beauty has been rewarded with numerous awards since opening the salon, including:

  • Salon of the Year at The Professional Beauty Awards
  • Finalists in the Wiltshire Business Awards for Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Business with the Best Customer Service

Michelle has also been recognised as one of the top industry experts by Vogue Magazine and has received many other accolades.

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Professional beauty awards

Michelle's expertise and reputation have led her to join the Professional Beauty Judging panel, where she contributes to judging the biggest awards in the industry nationwide alongside industry experts including Eve Exberry, Susan Routledge, Maria Mason, Andrew Hansford and Stafania Rozzi.

She is also a regular speaker at The Professional Beauty Show.

Michelle has co-authored the number one UK Hot New Release and UK Bestseller Beauty and The Best 2 in the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Category on Amazon.

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chosen as one of Vogue Magazine's Top 20 Winter Getaways

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“At Perfection, we are all about passion, excellence, and delivering an unforgettable six-star experience to every single one of our clients.

We strive every day to be the very best in the industry, and our unwavering commitment to excellence sets us apart from the competition.

With our state-of-the-art treatments, personalised skincare regimens, and a team of dedicated professionals, we are confident that we can deliver the ultimate experience you deserve.”

Michelle Stead, Clinic Director