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The Pro Beauty Pod is here!

The Pro Beauty Pod will keep you up to date with all the latest beauty news and industry insights from and for beauty professionals

Professional Beauty has launched its first ever podcast, The Pro Beauty Pod, to bring you insight and opinion on all the hottest trends and biggest stories in beauty, spa, nails and aesthetics.

With this podcast, the PB editorial team – Eve, Kezia, Ellen and Lollie – will bring you insider tips and success stories from beauty leaders and entrepreneurs spanning the whole industry, as well as the up-and-comers innovating and steering us towards the future.

The team will also provide education and discussion around some of the challenges facing our industry, as well as a platform for building community. This is also a great place to keep up to date with all Professional Beauty Group events.

We are so excited to bring you this podcast, which is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Please like, rate and subscribe. We really hope you enjoy our first four episodes and thank you for listening!

To find out a bit more about The Pro Beauty Pod, you can also check out our bonus intro episode where you can get to know the PB team.

Episode 1: All About You salon owner Elaine Beattie on staff retention and career paths

Eve Oxberry
Elaine Beattie

Recruiting and retaining amazing salon staff is an ongoing challenge for spas and salons – and one that was only exacerbated by the pandemic. Elaine Beattie, owner of All About You salon near Gateshead, has picked up some interesting ideas and skills during her 35 years in the industry.

In our first full episode of The Pro Beauty Pod, PB editor Eve Oxberry sits down with Elaine to get her top tips on staff retention, covering how to keep staff motivated with regular training and career development opportunities, as well as the importance of focusing on work-life balance and mental wellbeing and knowing when to involve your salon or spa team in business decisions.

They also chat about Elaine’s time spent working for brands and on cruise ships, as well as how she set up her first salon.

Episode 2: PB Therapist of the Year Lucie Allen on holistic therapy and wellness

Kezia Parkins
Lucie Allen

Lucie Allen, New Forest-based beauty therapist and Professional Beauty Awards Therapist of the Year 2023, has some of the most varied education and experience. As an avid learner, her unquenchable thirst for knowledge has led her to achieve qualifications in everything from nail technology and dermatology to nutrition and microbiology.

In this episode, Kezia Parkins sits down with Lucie to discuss her varied experience, how it felt to be a PB Award winner after being a finalist twice, and her love and passion for all things holistic wellness.

They also talk about the importance of looking after yourself as a therapist, and Lucie shares what she does to ensure her mind and body are looked after in order for her to be able to look after her clients.

Episode 3: Letitia Sophia on making it as a celeb MUA

Lollie Hancock
Letitia Sophia

If you don’t know Letitia Sophia, you’ve definitely seen her work. Known for her flawless finish and ability to bring out her clients’ natural beauty, she is the MUA of choice for TV presenter Maya Jama, as well as working on shows and events including Love Island and the Brit Awards.

In our third episode, Letitia speaks to Lollie Hancock about her mum’s influence on her love of make-up, and how she prepares to create standout looks for a show like Love Island. For a longer taster of this episode, check out our Q&A feature on page 96 where we share Letitia’s advice on everything from how to build up a client base, to balancing work travel with parenthood.

Episode 4: Hayley Snishko on massage and mental wellbeing

Ellen Cummings
Hayley Snishko

In our fourth episode, Ellen Cummings speaks to award-winning therapist Hayley Snishko, owner of Surrey-based mobile spa business Home Sanctuary and a passionate advocate for the use of massage in treating mental health conditions.

Hayley set up the Massage4MentalHealth campaign with the goal of having massage recognised as a credible treatment for people suffering with mental health issues on the NHS, either as a standalone or complementary treatment.

The PB Awards finalist also speaks about her 15-year career and why she’s so passionate about mobile therapy.

Scan the QR code to go straight to The Pro Beauty Pod on Spotify. You can also find us on all your favourite podcast platforms. Got a guest you would love to have on the show or a suggestion for an episode topic? Send us an email at

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