Lauren Smith

Position: Manager, Sleeping Beauty Inverness

Hours: Lauren works at the Inverness salon Tuesdays - Saturdays.

Background: I joined Sleeping Beauty in 2009 whilst in my last year of HND Beauty Therapy at Inverness college. After graduating I joined the Sleeping Beauty team as a full-time therapist and became manager in 2015.

Qualifications: HND Beauty Therapy, Elemis Facials, CACI Non Surgical Facelift, Comcit, IPL Hair Removal, St Tropez Spray Tan,  Artistic Colour Gloss Nails, Universal Contour Wrap, Indian Head Massage, La Stone Massage, Elizabeth Arden Pro, Elemis Biotec, Threading, Microdermabrasion, Intimate Waxing, Novalash, Reflexology, Lash Lift Perm.

Personal: Lauren says 'I have been a therapist at Sleeping Beauty since 2009. I love working in the industry and meeting new clients everyday and being able to perform all the treatments I am trained in. '

Expert Areas: Advanced Facials, Spray Tans, Skincare Advice


Melissa Sanderson


Position: Head Therapist (4)

Hours: Melissa works at the Inverness salon on Mondays & Fridays.

Background: Melissa has been qualified for over 13 years in Beauty Therapy worked for another local salon before joining Sleeping Beauty in 2006.

Qualifications: HND Beauty Therapy, Dermalogica Skincare, CACI Non Surgical Face Lift, Elemis Facials, IPL Hair Removal, Artistic Colour Gloss, IBX Repair, St Tropez Spray Tanning, Eyelash Extensions, Novalash, Novalash American Volume, Lava Shell Massage, Hot Stones Massage, Universal Contour Wrap, Crystal Clear Skincare & Microdermabrasion, Lycon Wax, Advanced Hot Waxing

Personal: Melissa says 'IPL and CACI are two of my favourite treatments to carry out. Outside of work I have an active, busy lifestyle and enjoy coming to work for a busy but relaxing environment.'

Expert Areas: Waxing, Massage, CACI


Paulina Nowak

Position: Head Therapist (4)

Hours: Paulina works Tuesday-Saturday at the Inverness Salon.

Background: Paulina completed her beauty therapy training in Poland in 2008. She moved to Scotland in 2010 and started at Sleeping Beauty in 2011.

Qualifications: Beauty Therapy Diploma, IPL, Elemis Facials, Nail Extensions, Calgel, Artistic Colour Gloss, St Tropez Tan, Microdermabrasion, Comcit, Novalash Eyelash Extensions, Novalash American Volume,  Elizabeth Arden Pro, Elemis Biotec, Universal Contour Wrap

Personal: Paulina says 'I am from Poland and arrived to Scotland in 2010. I love my job because I like to chat with clients, meet new people and make them feel beautiful and happy. Working at Sleeping Beauty doesn't feel like a job because I have lots of clients who have become friends and I love it.'

Expert Areas: Eye treatments, Nails, Advanced Facials


Laura Pollock

Position: Senior Beauty Therapist (3)

Hours: Laura works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.

Qualifications: HNC Beauty Therapy, Elemis Facials, CACI Non Surgical Facelift, Microdermabrasion, COMCIT, Crystal Clear, Hot Stones Massage, Deep Tissue Massage,  St Tropez Spray Tan, CND Shellac, Artistic Colour Gloss, Calgel, Eyelash Extensions, Novalash, Hollywood Waxing, Elizabeth Arden Pro.

Background: Laura studied beauty therapy at Inverness College and gained an HNC. She joined the Sleeping Beauty team in October 2012.

Personal: Laura says 'I especially enjoy doing advanced facial treatments such as COCIT, CACI & microdermabrasion as the results are noticeable straight away.  Outside of work I enjoy socialising with friends (i.e cocktails :-)) and enjoy going to the gym & exercise classes to keep me fit.'

Expert Areas: COMCIT, CACI, Waxing/Intimate Waxing



Rosalyn Paton

Position: Beauty Therapist (1)

Hours: Rosalyn works Wednesday-Saturday at the Inverness Salon.

Qualifications: HND Complementary Therapist, HND Beauty Therapy, Artistic Colour Gloss, Elemis Facials, Novalash Eyelash Extensions, Novalash American Volume, Universal Contour Wrap, St Tropez Spray Tanning, Elemis BIOTEC, Hollywood Waxing and Elizabeth Arden Pro

Background: Rosalyn joined Sleeping Beauty in 2014.

Personal: Rosalyn says 'The three words I would use to describe myself are Calming, Professional and Holistic.'

Expert Areas: Massage, Novalash, Elemis BIOTEC


Zoe Finlayson

Position: Beauty Therapist (1)

Hours: Zoe works Tuesday-Saturday in the Inverness Salon.

Qualifications: SVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy, Massage, St Tropez Spray Tanning, Universal Contour Wrap, Intimate Waxing, Elemis Skincare, Artistic Colour Gloss, Nail Extensions. 

Background: Zoe started her beauty therapy training as an apprentice at Sleeping Beauty in September 2013. She qualified in 2016.

Personal: Zoe says 'I enjoy being a therapist because I like chatting to clients and meeting new people. Outside of work I enjoy everything mechanical, going to rallys/car shows etc.'

Expert Areas: Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing




Position: Beauty Therapist

Hours: Louise works Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Qualifications: HND Beauty Therapy, Elemis Facials, Manicures & Pedicures, Eye Package, Novalash Eyelash Extensions, Artistic Colour Gloss, St Tropez Spray Tan, Waxing, Relaxing Massage, Hot Stones Massage, Thai Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Conditioning Oriental Bodywrap.

Background: Louise joined Sleeping Beauty in 2016 whilst in her final year of college. She graduated in 2017 with a HND from Inverness College.

Personal: Louise says 'I enjoy meeting new clients everyday at work and listening to their aims and requests within each treatment I provide,  making them feel happy, relaxed & good about themselves. The three word that I'd described myself isFriendly, patient and helpful.' 

Expert Areas: Nails, Eye Treatments, Facials

Kayleigh Mcdonald


Position: Beauty Therapist

Hours: Kayleigh works between our Margaret Street & Palace locations.

Qualifications: HND Beauty Therapy, Elemis Facials, Manicures & Pedicures, Relaxing Massage, Hot Stones Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Conditioning Oriental Bodywrap.

Background: Kayleigh joined Sleeping Beauty in 2018 .


Expert Areas:

Maryann Morrison

Position: Nail Technician/Beauty Therapist

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.

Qualifications: Manicure & Pedicure, Artistic Colour Gloss Gel Polish, Eyebrow Shaping, Novalash Eyelash Extensions, St Tropez Tanning, Lash Tinting. Makeup, LVL Lash Lift

Background: Maryann joined the Sleeping Beauty team in Aug 2016 after previously working in a beauty salon in Stowaway for the last few years.

Personal: Maryann says 'I'm told I'm very bubbly, friendly and easy to talk too. My favourite saying is 'treat your nails like jewels not tools!'

Expert Areas: Eyebrow Shaping, Makeup, Nail Art


Sharon Mcdonald

Position: Receptionist

Hours: Sharon works in the Inverness salon on Mondays, Wednesdays & Sundays.

Qualifications: SVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy,  Elemis Skincare, St Tropez Tan, Threading, Npvalash

Background: Sharon joined the Sleeping Beauty team in June 2011 and worked on reception prior to starting her beauty therapy training in September 2013. She completed her training in 2016.

Personal: Sharon says I work part-time and am a busy mum of 2. After completing my beauty therapy qualifications I decided that I preferred to concentrate on reception although I do still carry out treatments when required. I really enjoy working in the salon environment and enjoy meeting and chatting to all our clients. '


Nicole Muir

Position: Receptionist

Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.

Background: Nicole moved to Inverness in 2015 from Glasgow and joined the Sleeping Beauty Team as an admin assistant. She recently changed roles and you'll now see her at our busy reception desk.  

Personal: Nicole says 'I enjoy the fast paced salon environment and thrive of knowing how good our clients feel after their visit.'

Expert Areas: Treatment Advice, Retail Advice, Event Organising



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Position: Receptionist

Background: Laura joined the Sleeping Beauty team in June 2019.



Arriann Macleod

Position: Salon Assistant

Hours: Saturday

Background: Arriann did work experience at Sleeping Beauty when at school and enjoyed it so much she applied for a Saturday job. 

Personal: Arriann says 'I have now been working on Saturdays at Sleeping Beauty since 2015 and am now at college studying beauty therapy.  I am looking forward to learning lots of different treatments especially eye enhancements. '

Expert Areas: Facial, Manicure