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Our Story

Hilltop began as a dream, formed around Kathleen Basye’s kitchen table. A busy working mum, she managed her husband’s business there while training to become a beauty therapist.

In 1980, she qualified and found premises – a former children’s clothes shop – in green and leafy Highgate. With help from her family, she converted the shop into a much loved local salon.

Nestled for forty years in the heart of Highgate village, Hilltop has grown and flourished. Now owned and managed by Kathleen’s daughter Amanda, we offer advanced skin care and beauty treatments in our extended premises and new luxurious treatment rooms.

Following family tradition, Amanda’s daughters Vanessa and Hannah have also joined the team.

Together, these three generations have created a lasting yet ever evolving business that has become a vital part of the Highgate community.

Our wonderful team

All our therapists are highly skilled and trained practitioners chosen for their personal qualities as well as their professional expertise. We are committed to a continual learning program which means we are constantly evolving and developing our skills.
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Amanda Basye – Salon Director

Amanda, the visionary behind Hilltop Beauty Salon, has dedicated over three decades to nurturing the business and establishing herself as a seasoned skin therapist. Her journey began at the tender age of 14, when she stepped into the salon as a Saturday receptionist. With unwavering passion and a keen eye for detail, she steadily ascended the ranks, acquiring a wealth of expertise in the beauty industry.

As a fully qualified and experienced therapist, Amanda’s forte lies in treating skin concerns, meticulously crafting tailored solutions for each client. From non-invasive anti-aging remedies to addressing problematic skin conditions, her passion for results-driven treatments is evident in her approach. While she no longer actively treats clients, her expertise remains a guiding force in the salon’s operations.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Amanda cherishes her role as a mother to two daughters, both of whom have seamlessly integrated into the Hilltop family, contributing their unique talents to the salon’s success. Their presence exemplifies the enduring spirit of Hilltop, a place where expertise and family converge to create an exceptional beauty experience.

Vanessa Basye – Salon Manager

To say that Hilltop runs in Vanessa’s blood is an understatement. She is the third generation to grace the salon with her presence, following in the footsteps of her mother, Amanda, and grandmother, Kathy. As a child, Vanessa would spend long days in the salon during school holidays, soaking up the atmosphere and learning the ins and outs of the beauty industry from her family mentors.

Introduced to the ladies of Highgate by her proud grandmother, Vanessa became a big part of the fabric of this all-female family business. Her passion for the industry was evident from an early age, and her skills were called upon at the age of 14 when she too became Hilltop’s Saturday receptionist. This early exposure to the world of beauty therapy laid the foundation for her successful career.

Vanessa holds qualifications in personal training and beauty therapy, but her true passion lies in styling and design. Her creative vision has been instrumental in shaping Hilltop’s brand and visual identity, transforming the salon into a haven of elegance and sophistication. As salon manager, Vanessa oversees the front of house operations, ensuring that every client receives the utmost care and attention. She is also responsible for managing Hilltop’s social media presence, keeping the salon connected with its community and showcasing its latest offerings.

Beyond her professional achievements, Vanessa is a devoted mother to two daughters, who could, one day, be brought in to cover Saturday reception to follow in the family tradition! This legacy of women empowering women is at the heart of Hilltop’s ethos, and Vanessa embodies this spirit wholeheartedly.

With her unwavering dedication, creative flair, and genuine warmth, Vanessa is the heart and soul of Hilltop. She is a driving force behind the salon’s success, and her passion for the beauty industry is infectious. Whether you’re a loyal client or a first-time visitor, Vanessa’s welcoming smile and infectious enthusiasm will make you feel right at home.

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Vanessa Bridge – Front of House

Vanessa: A Welcoming Face with a Heart of Gold

Vanessa, a familiar face to many of our Hilltop clients, brings her warmth and genuine care back to our reception area. Having first joined the team in 1995, Vanessa spent a decade building connections with our valued clientele, leaving an indelible mark on Hilltop’s history.

After a hiatus, Vanessa felt a magnetic pull back to her Hilltop family, returning on a part-time basis to share her infectious positivity and unwavering dedication. It’s been a heartwarming reunion for many of our clients who fondly recall her friendly demeanour and exceptional customer service.

Beyond her role at Hilltop, Vanessa is a dedicated mother of three and a passionate advocate for equality. She’s currently pursuing her creative writing aspirations, further showcasing her multifaceted personality and zest for life.

Vanessa’s return to Hilltop is a testament to her love for our community and her commitment to providing exceptional service. Her warm smile, genuine care, and unwavering support make her an invaluable asset to our team.

Natasha Molloy - Therapist

Experience the transformative power of Natasha’s touch and uncover your skin’s true radiance.

With over two decades of experience in the beauty industry, Natasha has established herself as a master of her craft. Her passion for skin transformation is evident in every aspect of her work, from her meticulous attention to detail to her unwavering commitment to providing exceptional client care.

Natasha’s expertise extends far beyond the realm of ordinary facials. Her magical touch, coupled with her keen eye for skin transformation, allows her to create bespoke treatments that address your unique needs and concerns. Whether you’re seeking to combat the signs of aging, revitalise dull skin, or simply indulge in a moment of pure relaxation, Natasha will curate an experience that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and radiant.

Natasha’s extensive experience in Mayfair and Kensington has earned her a devoted following of loyal clients who swear by her transformative touch. Her ability to connect with her clients on a personal level, coupled with her unwavering dedication to their satisfaction, sets her apart from the crowd.

If you’re seeking a truly exceptional facial experience, look no further than Natasha. Her expertise, passion, and genuine care for her clients make her an invaluable resource in the world of beauty. Book your appointment today and embark on a journey to radiant, rejuvenated skin.

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Hannah Basye - Therapist

Immerse yourself in the skilled hands of Hannah, a rising star in the beauty therapy realm.

Following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother, Hannah has inherited a natural flair for beauty and a genuine passion for caring for others. Her journey at Hilltop began as a Saturday receptionist, where she quickly discovered her calling and immersed herself in the world of beauty therapy.

With a keen eye for detail and a meticulous approach, Hannah has honed her skills in advanced laser treatments, LVL lashes, and our most cutting-edge high-tech facial treatments. Her dedication to continuous learning ensures that she remains at the forefront of the latest beauty techniques and innovations.

Beyond the treatment room, Hannah’s adventurous spirit shines through. An accomplished horse rider and go-kart champion, she embodies the qualities of adaptability, resilience, and unwavering determination. Her passion for life is infectious, and she brings a refreshing energy to the Hilltop team.

While Hannah’s diary is constantly buzzing with appointments, her dedication to her clients ensures that each and every one receives the personalized attention and care they deserve. She takes pride in understanding her clients’ unique needs and crafting personalized treatment plans that deliver exceptional results.

If you’re seeking a beauty therapist who combines expertise with a genuine love for her craft, look no further than Hannah. Her passion, skill, and infectious energy will leave you feeling not only pampered but also empowered to embrace your inner radiance. Book your appointment today and experience the magic of Hannah’s touch.

Natalie Cole - Therapist

Unleash your inner glow with Natalie, your experienced waxing expert and skin health enthusiast.

Armed with 17 years of experience, Natalie’s passion for beauty extends beyond mere aesthetics. She believes in nurturing skin from the inside out, with a holistic approach that prioritises your overall well-being. From the moment you step into her tranquil treatment room, you’ll be enveloped by a sense of calm and serenity. Natalie’s gentle touch and warm demeanour will instantly put you at ease, ensuring a truly pampering experience.

As a waxing expert, Natalie is renowned for her meticulous techniques and ability to minimise discomfort. Whether you’re seeking a sleek bikini line or a flawless brow arch, she’ll ensure you leave feeling confident and radiant. But Natalie’s expertise doesn’t stop there. She’s deeply passionate about skin health and constantly expanding her knowledge of skincare treatments and products. Whether you’re battling acne or seeking age-defying solutions, Natalie will tailor a personalised plan to help you achieve your skin’s peak potential.

When she’s not gracing her clients with her transformative touch, Natalie embraces an active lifestyle, incorporating health and fitness into her daily routine. She believes that inner beauty radiates outward, and her passion for well-being extends beyond the treatment room. Natalie’s dedication to her craft and her genuine care for her clients make her an invaluable resource in the world of beauty.

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