The Team

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Jacqui Devereau…

I qualified in Beauty Therapy after 3 years training at Bradford College in 1990 and now have 33 years experience. I then worked at a busy salon in Saltaire village and eventually established my own Beauty Therapy Business.

My qualifications are extensive and to understand the human body in greater detail I embarked on a degree course in Biomedical Sciences where I attained a First Class Honours Degree specialising in Cellular Pathology and have successfully completed my Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Molecular Vascular Medicine at Leeds University.

Quintessence was established in 2004 and since then I have undertaken further specialist training in all areas of massage (including THStone Therapy, Lomi Lomi and No Hands), reflexology, IPL permanent hair removal, Microdermabrasion, Hollywood Lashes, Hollywood Toes, Skin Peels, Organics, Hopi Ear Candles, Spray Tanning and am a Third Degree Usui Reiki Master. I have also completed my Advanced Aromatherapy and have been invited to be an advisor on the board of Beauty Therapists at Bradford College. I’ve also contributed to a beauty therapy book NQV level 2.
More recently I have completed 1-2-1 training with CND for skill building, gel conversion, BRISA, shellac, gel master, and Master Painter.
I’m also a qualified HDBrow stylists working towards my HDBrows Pro certification.

I truly believe that the only way to provide and maintain an excellent service to all my clients is to be constantly updating, reviewing and improving all aspects of Beauty and Holistic Therapy. It is essential that Quintessence is kept up to date with all the latest developments by attending exhibitions, shows, workshops and training courses.

All the therapists at Quintessence are constantly evolving and improving the range and standard of treatments we offer and are currently undergoing further training and attending new courses.


Kirstie Eccles…

I studied at the University of Bradford where I attained a First Class Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences, specialising in Biochemistry,  and went on to complete a PhD in Vascular Research.

I then worked within the Vascular Research Unit of the University as a Post-Doctoral Research fellow investigating the effects of the Statin drugs on the vascular system. During this period I completed my Third Degree Reiki Master qualification.

I followed this with a period of research at St James Hospital in Leeds, working for the University of Leeds, as part of the Transplant Immunology Group.

Whilst at Leeds I also started to study Acupuncture at BodyHarmonics Training Centre in Cheltenham and Gloucester and gained my Acupuncture Diploma in 2008 which included Acupuncture, Fire Cupping and Moxibustion.

Since then I have acquired a Level 4 VTCT qualification in sports massage.

I work full time as an Acupuncture and sports Therapist offering clients Acupuncture, Sports Massage, Cupping, Moxibustion, Hopi Ear Candles and Reiki.

I am currently working towards becoming an herbalist and should complete these studies later this year.


Debbie Fennelly…

Having retrained approximately three years ago, I began my career at Quintessence focusing on the many aspects of massage therapy.

My initial qualification was Swedish Full Body Massage followed quickly by deep tissue and the more specialised Sports massage.

I soon expanded my skills to include Hot Stone and Bamboo therapies, seated massage and have recently added both Pregnancy and Thai foot & leg massage to my repertoire.

Due to popular demand last year I also gained qualifications in manicure, pedicure, shellac, rock star nails and facial treatments. I thoroughly enjoyed these new challenges.

Later this year I am undertaking further training in Indian Head massage and Kinesiology (sports) taping.

Joining Quintessence has been a refreshing and enlivening experience, one which I hope to pass onto all my clients.


Tamar Neen…

My very first job working at The Body Shop ignited my passion for the beauty industry and drove me to seek further education at Bradford College where I attained first my NVQ Level 3 followed by a Foundation Degree in Beauty Therapy.


I have been with the Quintessence team since 2008 and during that time have continued updating my treatment repertoire to include Shellac, IBX, nail art and nail stamping, Hollywood lashes, I-appeal, Crybaby lashes, Non-surgical Face Lifts (CACI), Microdermabrasion and No-Needle Mesotherapy facials.
My most recent training was advanced intimate waxing techniques using the Outback Organics hot wax system.My specialist areas of expertise are Advanced Electrolysis and Advanced Skin Tag and Thread Vein removal.


I am looking forward to training with HD Brows later this year. I love working as a beauty therapist at Quintessence and look forward to seeing you soon.

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Zoë Inman…

I qualified from the University of Central Lancashire in 2016 with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Therapy followed by a Masters degree in Sports Medicine.

My studies enabled me to gain a level 4 VTCT qualification in Sports Massage Therapy and become Level 1 RockDoc qualified in the application of Kinesiology tape.

Since graduating I have worked largely within sport with Preston Hockey Club as well as Preston North End and Leeds United Football clubs providing injury assessment and rehabilitation. I have also treated athletes with sports massage and taping at a number of sporting events including the Great North Run and the Hell of a Hill Ultra Marathon.

I have a serious passion for learning and am looking forward to expanding my repertoire even further at Quintessence. I cannot wait to meet you all.