Experience Health and Beauty is the unisex destination day spa that’s as luxurious as it is affordable.
We don’t think looking after yourself is just for special occasions, so we’ve built a day spa that fits into your life.
It doesn’t matter if you’re popping in for a quick eyebrow shape, a stress-busting massage, or a full day of indulgent pampering…We have everything you need.
And our philosophy remains the same: Exceptional Experiences for Everyone.
Phil is the Managing Director of Experience, providing direction for the business and leadership of the amazing team. In 2014, Phil joined Lora Caven, founding Director, in reshaping the business, as they began to develop a better culture and environment for the valued members and clients. He has a wealth of knowledge gleaned from a professional career alongside his business interests. Phil took over the company completely in 2016, allowing Lora to pursue other business interests. In his spare time, Phil likes to spend time with his boys and socialising with friends.
Biggest fear – Letting people down
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? – Good health, happiness and success for those I love and care about
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you chose? – Vegetables – they are so good for nourishing our body
Biggest pet hate – a lack of gratitude
Favourite place in the world – wherever my family are
Carol joined experience in February 2015 as a therapist. After 15 years of floristry, she took up night classes in waxing and nails at Clydebank College and soon after applied full time to gain her Level 3 HNC. She graduated in 2012, being top of the class in HND. Carol also has advanced training in areas such as nails, makeup and massage. In her free time, Carol enjoys going for walks, watching general knowledge quiz shows and spending time with her family.
Biggest fear? – Deep water
If you had 3 wishes, what would they be? – World peace, good health and a holiday home in Crete
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you chose? – Nutella
Worst pet hate – Bad manners
What is your favourite place in the world – The beach
Alisha is one of our beauty therapists and joined Experience in March 2015 after several weeks of training. She qualified in HND Beauty Therapy from Clydebank College in 2007 and can carry out a wide range of treatments. In particular, she enjoys waxing, lashes and spray tanning. Out with the salon, Alisha spends her time staying healthy at the gym and exercise classes, as well as trips to the cinema and spending time with her family and friends.
Worst fear – Drowning
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? – That my cats could talk back to me, to own my own house and my family to be happy
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you chose? – Pizza
Biggest pet hate – Cheeky people
Favourite place in the world – Florida
Julie has been with us since 2016 and has responsibility for ensuring the cleanliness of the salon. Julie also ensures team members are supported with laughter, love and treats! Julie is well known in the community and brings value to everything she is involved with.
Hayley joined us in June 2015 as a team leader. In this role, she takes client appointments, handles the daily running of the salon and oversees therapists. She spent 4 years in hospitality and has recently completed a course in cosmetology therefore she is very up to date on the latest cosmetic developments. Out of work, Hayley dedicates her free time to her two young daughters at home.
Worst fear – Birds
If you have 3 wishes, what would they be? – To be happy, for my girls to be healthy and content and for Cassia to sleep a full night!
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you chose? – Literally anything, as long as it’s edible!
Biggest pet hate – Noisy eaters
Favourite place in the world – My mum’s house
As a team leader at Experience, Brenda ensures the smooth daily running of the salon, supervises therapists and takes client appointments. She has been at the salon since July 2014 and continues to develop her role further. Brenda studied International Travel with Information Systems at Glasgow Caledonian University and History with the History of Art at Glasgow. In her spare time, Brenda likes to read, go to the cinema and spend time with her dog Jake, and her three cats.
Worst fear – A world without animals
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? – That Jake, my dog, would live as long as me, to have my own doggy daycare centre and to spend one more day with my mum
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you chose? – Good macaroni cheese!
Biggest pet hate – Rude people and people who hurt animals
Favourite place in the world – Orlando, Florida
Claire provides a behind the scenes administrative role and joined Experience in 2015. She has a wide range of skills gained from previous admin positions and assists our team leaders and therapists in providing the best services to our clients. Outside the salon, Claire enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two little boys.
Worst fear – Slugs. Terrified!
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? – For my 2 boys to be happy and healthy all their lives, to escape with my husband for a holiday in the Maldives without said boys, and to be thought of as a kind and happy person
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you chose? – Chocolate!
Biggest pet hate – People chuckling while they eat
Favourite place in the world – Home, or my mum and dad’s house
Isla is a therapist at Experience and has worked with us for over three years. Through City of Glasgow College, she has recently completed a HND Beauty qualification and has achieved multiple awards while competing in World Skills. In the salon, she covers many treatments and enjoys doing makeup, facial and massage. Currently, she is working towards competing in World Skills National for Beauty Therapy in Birmingham. Isla enjoys listening to music and going out in her free time.
If you could chose one food to eat for the rest of your life what would it be? – Macaroni cheese
Favourite place in the world – Disneyland
Jess started working with us in September 2016, coming from Newcastle with her husband and furbabies Alfie and Dexter. She studied Beauty Therapy at South Tyneside College, South Shields, in levers 2 and 3. Jess also has the City & Guilds diploma and certificate in Beauty Therapy. In her free time, Jess loves walking, cycling and travelling to see new places and meet new people!
Biggest fear – Spiders
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? – My family and friends to be healthy and happy, world peace and…longer legs!
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose? – Cheese and olives
Biggest pet hate – People who are inconsiderate, selfish or rude to others
Favourite place in the world – The Lake District. My husband and I got married in Keswich in March this year.
Catherine is our partner specialising in Chiropody and Reflexology, having graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in Podiatry and from Clydebank College in Reflexology. She has been practising for over 6 years now and is very successful – advance bookings are advised! In her spare time Catherine enjoys to keep fit at the gym and has a keen interest in holistic therapies such as treatments offered at the salon. She is currently working to extend her knowledge of food and nutrition as well as natural healing.
Biggest fear – Creepy crawlies
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? – World peace, that my daughter would clean her room and KEEP it clean and that I could eat whatever I want without putting on weight!
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you chose? – Any fruit
What is your biggest pet hate? – Bad manners
Favourite place in the world – The seaside
Nancy is a partner with Experience, offering Usui Reiki Treatments, Tarot Readings and Psychometry. She has worked within the salon for 2 years and has practiced Reiki for many years. In training, Nancy completed all 3 levels in Usui Reiki with a fully qualified Reiki Master, as well as various courses in Tarot and Mediumship development which is an ongoing process for her.
Worst fear – Snakes
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? – For my sons and grandsons to have good health and happiness, world peace and overall happiness
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you chose? – Red peppers
Biggest pet hate – Ignorance
Favourite place in the world – My home, with California as a close second