In 1991 after studying a 2 year full time Beauty Therapist Diploma, and gaining distinctions with both The International Health Beauty Council and City & Guilds London, Karen started her journey within the Health & Beauty profession. Continually furthering her studying & training, achieving Post graduate qualifications & developing her skills, knowledge and experience as a Specialist Skincare /Beauty Therapist,developing her skills to become a Health & Wellness Practitioner.
Running alongside this 2 years whilst studying to obtain her qualifications Karen worked for CLARINS within Browns of Chester, Chester, gaining her initial experience and skills within the cosmetic retail industry, also for 6 months worked and gained initial experience as a Beauty Therapist within an ANDRE BERNARD HAIRDRESSERS, Oxford Rd, London. Establishing these high standards that Karen still follows in her treatments almost 30 years on.
With all this in hand Karen re located to Manchester where she was offered a position within SPINDLES HEALTH CLUB, Britannia Hotel, Didsbury,initially as a Beauty therapist but was soon promoted to manageress, overseeing the complete running & organisation of a Health & Beauty Spa/Gym. In 1993 after learning great Spa management & business skills she started on a successful journey of establishing her own Health & Beauty Businesses.
PURE BEAUTY – 1993. Firstly operating as a mobile Beauty Therapist, offering her treatments to ladies within their own homes, building great trust and credibility, especially within the ladies of the Jewish community , of which Karen was honoured to become personal therapist to the Ra bis Wife for many years, confirming her own personal qualities and an absolute must for comfortable clients by showing honour, respect, privacy & confidentiality.
Also during this time whilst establishing and building her loyal client base, she also was employed and gained further certificates and experience whilst working and training with reputable beauty houses such as CHANNEL, ESTE LAUDER, ELIZABETH ARDEN, KANEBO & SHISEIDO and later managing the BOURJOIS counter (who were a subsidiary of Channel) all within the Beauty Department in Kendals (House of Frazer) Deansgate, Manchester.
PURE BEAUTY – 1994 was her first salon based business, within Ashley Hair, Ashley Road, Hale, Cheshire, at this point Karen was introduced to the excellent professional Spa product range REPECHAGE, “Beauty from the Sea” New York, taking extensive training & educational classes to be awarded Certificates in their specialised high end Sea Spa face & body treatments, Hot Stone Body placement & Massage, and extensive knowledge on the great rejuvenating benefits of different varieties of seaweed used within their excellent Seaweed product range. Working alongside Repechage Karen achieved and gained further experience in face & body therapy techniques. Karen was also highly recommended & in popular demand for her Wedding Make-up and pre-wedding glow beauty parties. PURE BEAUTY – 1995 after establishing a loyal and expanding client base Pure Beauty relocated to working within DeNovo Hair Salon, which was a Vidal Sassoon & Toni & Guy trained hairdressers, on the Cosmopolitan Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy.
Whilst running a very busy salon Karen followed her own interest of Health & Nutrition, and studied part time in a 2 year Health & Nutrition Diploma, graduating with Distinctions with the Royal Institute of Public Health & Hygiene as qualified Nutritionalist.
BOO SKINCARE - Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. In 2002 the doors opened to Boo skincare which quickly earns an excellent reputation and became a renown and highly recommended Salon in South Manchester, offering her funky but professional clientele of both Ladies & Gentlemen a space to chill out, sip herbal tea, listen to great music, all whilst receiving fabulous high end treatments from either herself or one of her personally trained Post Graduate Therapists, ( Boo - Post Graduate Training Centre) Boo skincare received many excellent reviews and editorials in the then trendy and reputable Manchester lifestyle magazine “City Life”.
Again keeping up with her own Post Graduate Training she studied further to become a Specialist Skincare Therapist, gaining Diplomas with The International Dermal Institute as a qualified Skin Therapist.
Following her passion for her work Karen proceeded to study more in-depth and specialised areas of skincare, and achieving 3 further Diplomas in:
Hormonal/Menopausal Skin. Sun-damaged/pigmentation Skin. Mens Specialist Skincare. Boo Skincare became a DERMALOGICA “Silver Salon”offering her clients excellent results after receiving an initial skin consultation, and receiving Karen's unique technique of “Combination Therapy” of facial treatments and home care regime using the Dermalogica product range.
BOO SKINCARE IBIZA -2004. Karen expanded her beauty business further and travelled between Ibiza & Manchester, where she started to establish her business in Ibiza, firstly within the 'Hotel Es Vive' where she established the foundation of their wellness spa, offering her treatments to the hotel guests, whilst working here she was head hunted to work as a private therapist for a very prestigious and famous Italian family.
In 2006 the Ibiza business was put on hold, as she entered the world of Motherhood with her beautiful daughter.
In 2008 Karen & her daughter moved to Ibiza permanently where she still owned and ran Boo skincare in Manchester, but also continued to build her business in Ibiza, working freelance for Ibiza Retreats, also her own exclusive private clients, working for celebrities, high end villas and yachts.
The business continued to expand and opened REJUVENATE AESTHESTICS skin clinic, Cala llonga, Ibiza, which was a very reputable skincare clinic and beauty salon serving both Ibiza residents and tourists to the island.
Also at this time her reputation was bought to the attention of IBIZA ROCKS, Pikes Hotel, and was asked to compile various spa packages for their “Rockovery” packages and offer these specialised face & body treatments to their guests. Please read the editorial in "Ibiza Spotlight"
In 2013 due to personal reasons Karen returned to the UK, at this point furthering her training and Qualifications with the company “DERMAQUEST” specialising in Glycolic, Lactic and Peptide resurfacers and working with the latest Peptide and Stem cell technology opening a very successful skincare clinic BOO SKINCARE, Hanover House, St Asaph, North Wales, and receiving excellent results with all her clients, Teenage Acne Skin, Ageing skin,hormonal imbalanced skin. Taking a Post graduate Make-up course with YOUNGBLOOD Mineral Makeup offering wedding 7 evening make-up.
The Warmer climes called and in 2016 Karen and her daughter moved to Mallorca, where she offered Day Spas for guests within their Villas & yachts. Furthering her knowledge & training as Wellness Advocate with Pure Grade essential oils.
In 2018 REJUVENATE RETREATS MALLORCA began offering one to one womens empowerment retreats, facilitating private retreats for ladies who need time to themselves to rest, restore & reflect. Also Day Retreats for ladies of residence in Mallorca who needed some “Me Time”. (These personal retreats are at this time on hold, but from this experience of facilitiating these one to one retreats Karen is in the process of bringing together more fabulous Womens Retreats - look out for these very Special Retreats!)
REJUVEANTE MALLORCA is now offering the residents of Mallorca all her experience & fabulous range of Face & Body treatments from within her treatment rooms(Andratx & Portals or Day Spas for a group of ladies within your home.
Throughout Karen's working career she has taken many Post graduate Diplomas and Certificates.
International Dermal Institute
- Hormones & Menopausal Skin Conditions
- Men's Skincare
- Sun Damage/Hyperpigmentation
Certificate Spa Face & Body Treatments
Nail Care System
Resurfacers & Peels
Post graduate with BABTAC
2 yr Nutrition Diploma
Qualifying with the Royal Intitute of Public Health & Hygiene
Make Up Artistry
With Linda Meredith and Young Blood Mineral Make-up
what people say about us
I loved the seaweed facial ... my skin feels smooth, hydrated and plumper, thank you.
Absolutely wonderful, amazing facial & body wrap treatment. I will definitely return.
The best manicure & pedicure, gentle and professional ... happy feet!
The comfortable space, calming surroundings warming teas combined with professional treatments made the visit a great experience and helped me feel much better.
This retreat was just the tonic I needed. I feel renewed, totally uplifted thanks to the peace & tranquility, relaxation and wonderful treatments. Thank you so very, very much!
With over 25 years experience in the health, wellbeing and beauty profession, Karen Yates brings to you Rejuvenate Mallorca. Personalised face and body treatments to Relax, Balance, Restore and Empower.
Enjoy a complete range of face, body, beauty, theraputic and anti-ageing treatments.
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Telephone: +34 646027586