About Us

C.I.D.E.S.C.O. I.T.E.C. C.I.B.T.A.C. B.A.B.T.A.C. Hons

Sophie trained as a beauty therapist at the prestigious Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy in Leeds, where her progress was filmed by Sky One’s television series BEAUTY SCHOOL

Sophie graduated in 2004 with Honours and was awarded CIDESCO Graduate of the Year.

In 2007 Sophie reached the final of the British Beauty Awards Beauty Therapist of the Year on her first and (so far!) only entry.

The Beauty Room has grown and expanded since opening in 2008, adding new services and technologies to ensure that we continue to offer the most advanced treatments available. The salon has become a true family affair, as Sophie now works alongside her mum, Jill and sister, Sarah. We are a close-knit team with a strong bond of family and friendship which gives The Beauty Room its uniquely warm and welcoming atmosphere, often remarked on by our clients.

In 2017 Sophie won Salon Owner of the Year in the Germaine de Capuccini Spa Awards 2017. After several rounds of judging, including mystery shopper visits and online voting by her clients, Sophie was named number one out of more than 200 Germaine de Capuccini salons in the UK.

Our Team

Sophie Gee

As salon owner, Sophie does all of our treatments except lash enhancements but her love of all things ‘skin’ means that facials are her passion. It gives her a huge amount of satisfaction fixing skin problems, helping people improve how their skin looks and how people feel within themselves. She put the ‘Therapy’ in ‘Beauty Therapist’!

Jill Cleminson

At 50, Jill thought she would be retiring to look after her grandchildren, but Sophie had other plans! Instead, Jill embarked on a new career and has 13 years-experience of making people look and feel amazing. Her favourite treatment to do is Shellac manicures but you’ll often see her with a spatula and wax strip in her hand!

Sarah Ward

Having trained in massage originally with plans to work in equine therapy, Sarah joined the salon in 2010 to help out during Sophie’s maternity leave -and enjoyed it so much she never left! Now with over 10 years’ experience in beauty, she focuses mainly on massage and facial treatments, and is also our resident lash expert, specialising in lash extensions and LVL.

Relax in Our Tranquil Surroundings

The Beauty Room

Salon Gardens

Beautiful Country Setting

Treatment Room

Beautifully Furnished

Product Selection


“To offer each client a personal service tailored to their individual needs. We want our clients to enjoy the best treatments available, using the highest quality products alongside the most up to date technology. We believe that every client booking a treatment, from a 15 minute eyebrow shape to a full day package, should be lavished with the same care and attention to detail. Simply come and relax in beautiful and tranquil surroundings away from the noise and inaccessibility of York city centre.”