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About Parkside Beauty

Parkside Beauty is committed to providing quality beauty therapy treatments, electrolysis permanent hair removal, and skin blemish removal treatments since 1981. More recently Aesthetics.

Parkside opened its doors in January 1981 and was called Parkside Beauty Centre. Denise Keys and Elaine Clarke were friends from school both studied beauty at college and worked separately after college before coming together to open a small local business that became the beauty hub of Islington and Holloway always taking a holistic approach to the beauty needs of clients. Since 1981 the beauty industry has evolved with many specialist establishments offering a single beauty treatment such as eyebrow and lash bars, nail-only salons, etc…Parkside has maintained its all-around beauty hub status though it has always specialised in skin and electrolysis where it has managed to make a name for itself in the successful permanent solution to unwanted facial and body hair with electrolysis. Elaine Clarke managed and took sole ownership of Parkside Beauty Centre from 1993 till 2019.

I took over in 2019, having worked at Parkside since 1993. My passion has always been electrolysis as the permanent solution to unwanted hair and the removal of skin blemishes which can be disfiguring and cause discomfort. I looked at the possibility of taking on and learning laser hair removal for the speed it could provide for my clients who requested large body areas to be treated through having researched and then discovered, that laser is not permanent for all clients and it isn’t suitable for areas governed by hormones. I can’t bear to give clients hope that they may have results, I only want to confirm and promise permanent results. I’ve completely focused on my skill as an electrologist and skin specialist learning and using the latest techniques and equipment. We use Apilus the Senior 3G and the XCell Pur machines and specialist loopes.

All the staff at Parkside Beauty have a thorough knowledge of electrolysis and we regularly do in-house upskill training to ensure our treatment strategies and techniques are up to date. We are members of the BIAE (British Institute and Association of Electrolysis) I am a current board member and was the Chairperson from 2019-2021. I am an assessor for the BIAE and run courses for members to upskill their hair removal techniques along with master classes for machine knowledge and pre-exam mentoring sessions.

As the beauty industry has evolved we have to though an honest holistic approach will be at the forefront. We have developed our skills and knowledge to reflect the demand and changes in the industry. Our treatments include traditional beauty treatments, Aesthetic treatments including injectables, and permanent hair and blemish removal.  


Look forward to meeting and treating you at PB


Sharon Reid MBIAE


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