• I would just like to take the time to thank Donna.
    She is such a warm person who made each and every trip to The Beauty Retreat a comfortable experience for me .
    I had threading done by her and she also helped me deal with skin issues that I had . She was so kind and supportive. Unfortunately I am not in the UK for a couple of years so have had to stop my sessions with Donna but when I return home , I will be sure to make an appointment with her.
    However , All the therapists I have been treated by have been lovely :-)

    September 25, 2016
  • Thank you Donna for being such a fabulous therapist. The team are always very friendly and welcoming :) really enjoy coming down every few weeks x

    June 21, 2016
  • I would just like to say thank you to Phoebe for my treatment today. She was polite and friendly yet professional. Very knowledgeable and extremely thorough too! I will be back :-)

    Alice B
    December 29, 2015
  • Hi had a free make up spray yesterday at the old thorns wedding fair after speaking to the lovely girls as I had had a make up trial two days before and had brought my skin out terrible (acne which I had under control) but having the spray make up was amazing and my skin feels good today – anyway I was wondering on if you would come and do just foundation and blusher spray for my self and my bridesmaid ?? I know it’s late notice as my wedding is under 7 weeks now but I would be really great full if you could ?

    I am getting married on 21/11/15 @ the Langstone hotel hayling island at 2pm (have to be ready for 1pm)

    We have hair and the rest of the make up covered but really want the air brushed foundation and blusher.

    Hopeful for a reply


    Danielle best
    October 5, 2015
  • Could not recommend highly enough! Saw Mollie for my first ever ‘intimate’ wax. SO professional and puts you completely at ease! Wish I had come here a long time ago. Next appointment booked and definitely will be continuing to book! Love it! and a beautifully decorated salon x x

    February 21, 2015
  • I have never felt so compelled to write an email. I have had a massage with Julie before and it was fantastic but today I was in for a reflexology treatment. I have never had this treatment before so didn’t know what to expect. It was bought as a gift as I am now 39 weeks pregnant and due on Monday and this treatment was advised. This is my 1st baby and I am currently going through 100 different emotions from excitement to feeling the weight of the world and questioning will I be a good mum! I have had a relativity easy pregnancy but in the last 4 weeks have become very lethargic, I have had severe back pain which has really hindered mobility and generally felt very low. This treatment has exceeded expectations, the experience was wonderful but the feeling I have afterwards has changed everything. My back pain has gone, I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders emotionally and I have never felt so ready and prepared to give birth. It is so hard to put into word how I feel but it is magical and I just wanted to thank Julie for her expertise and knowledge. I could not recommend this treatment enough for any pregnant women and I wish I had gone sooner. I will defiantly be back after the birth. Once again please pass on my thanks to Julie x

    Jasmine ryan
    February 19, 2015
  • Wonderful salon!! Recommend this salon to anyone, had a really nice mum to be massage which I came out feeling A new woman, I travel all the way from midhurst to have treatment at the beauty retreat, will be going back again for sure, well done to the owner and all the team at the beauty retreat, professional, friendly, helpful team.
    Thank you

    Emma stanbridge
    January 21, 2015
  • I knew when I first started visiting this salon a number of years ago, this was the salon for me. The welcoming warm smiles from the staff in addition to the relaxed environment always help to put you in a relaxed mood for your treatments. The staff are very warm and friendly and would soon put you at ease if you’ve not been before. Having experienced a broad range of treatments, I can highly recommend them all and if you have any worries or questions, do not be afraid to ask one of the lovely members of staff. So don’t delay, book today and enjoy, unless you’re in for waxing of course :-)

    January 16, 2015
  • Love coming here! I have graduate and still try to travel back to Portsmouth as I haven’t found anywere that really compares! Great finish, friendly and professional girls who really care and offer quality, answering any questions! Such lovely girls! I enjoy my visit here and would recommend to all! Xxx

    January 13, 2015
  • A wonderful team in a beautiful location. Since
    finding Gemma and her team I wouldn’t consider
    going anywhere else for my waxing. I recently had
    a pedicure at the new Petite Retreat that was
    very enjoyable and the varnish lasted for ages! I look forward to treating myself again to another pedicure when the sun comes out!

    Sarahjayne burley
    January 10, 2015
  • Absolutely love the beauty retreat, lovely team, great treatments, always really welcoming and great specialist treatments with Julie,

    Carly Brown
    January 10, 2015
  • Will never go anywhere else. After 12 years at Gemma’s expert hands no one would ever compare!!
    Friendly, professional, fantastic premises and excellent service :) x

    Emma Harlow
    January 9, 2015
  • I’ve been to loads of salons all over Portsmouth for massages but I’ve got to say Julie is amazing,she remembers me no matter How far apart my appointments Ive had both pregnancy massages with her for 2 diffĂ©rent pregnancys and all i can say is mums to be if your not sure if it will help it truely does age even exceeded my expectations by letting me take my oil away with me for my bath thank you Julie x

    January 9, 2015
  • Beauty retreat is the best salon I’ve ever been to. The staff are really friendly and knowledgable and really make me feel welcome. The treatments are all top quality. I’m now a dermalogica lover and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.
    The team are fab…thanks guys!

    Cat Evans
    January 9, 2015
  • Amazing remedial back neck and shoulder massage with Julie as always. Thank you for helping me escape reality for a while whilst tucked away in this tranquil haven. You know I will be back xxx

    January 9, 2015
  • Always a professional service from everyone from start to finish. Feel refreshed and relaxed after every treatment, even after a wax! Highly recommended

    January 9, 2015
  • Love this place. The staff are so friendly and the treatments are great quality and reasonably priced. I love the atmosphere,I can go in feeling a bit fed up and come out having had a laugh, a good chat and always feeling a hundred times better. I always recommend this shop to people and wouldnt go anywhere else. Keep up the good work guys and gals.

    Lisa Ryland
    January 9, 2015
  • I absolutely love coming here all the staff are so friendly and helpful, would never change salons!
    Mollie is so good and would recommend her to everyone!
    Definitely the best beauty salon in portsmouth!

    Katie Curtis
    January 9, 2015
  • The best salon in the south!!! I have Been using the beauty retreat since it opened its doors, the team are always friendly and with each treatment they offer the best quality and service from start to finish. It is clear the staff all love working for Gemma the owner and they all work incredibly hard to ensure you always have a relaxing and enjoyable treatment. I have been living out of portsmouth for three years and would still not go anywhere else!!! : )

    Sarah Templeton
    April 4, 2014
  • Truely Amazing :-) Della did the make-up for my wedding and i could not have asked for better!!
    Keep up the good work, just a shame its not round the corner from where i live.
    Highly Recommended

    September 28, 2012
  • Been 3 times for waxing and already booked my fourth. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
    Friendly staff and lovely place to get pampered.
    Recommended to all my friends!

    June 30, 2012
  • Gemma Pinkerton was recommended to me many, many years ago and I have never looked back, I would not dream of going anywhere else. I have experienced a wide range of different treatments and have never been disappointed with the results. I look forward to every appointment.

    A beautiful salon, stunning surrounding’s and exceptional staff.

    10/10 and lots of gold stars from me

    Highly recommended.


    January 27, 2012
  • Have been here for various treatments and love them all. My st tropez tan gave me such a great glow and I LOVED my full body massage that my boyfriend bought me. Amazing place x

    Melissa reeves
    December 5, 2011
  • I cannot praise this salon highly enough. Truly professional and friendly. . . not to mention how beautiful and clean the salon looks.

    November 30, 2011
  • I visit the beauty retreat every 6 weeks for lots of giggles and occasional treatments :) only joking, ALWAYS back from Brighton Uni for my treatments, the lovely atmosphere is just a massive bonus. Love you BT xx

    Lucy Mills
    November 27, 2011
  • It was a great privilege to have worked with such a wonderful team. Worked for Gemma for 2 years and the business grew beautifully within that time. The girls are amazing and they work to a very high standard, every client is a satisfied one.
    Miss you all xx

    Sophie Emmess
    November 9, 2011
  • Absolutely love the salon and the staff are always friendly! x

    October 26, 2011
  • Gemma you have done amazing job well donexxxx

    August 27, 2011
  • What an amazing team !! Julie absolutely saved me when I was heavily pregnant, and the staff are always so friendly and welcoming. Wouldn’t go anywhere else ! x

    August 24, 2011
  • Amazing professional salon, always so happy with my treatments! x

    Sam Carroll
    August 24, 2011
  • The best salon I’ve ever been to, lovely professional team, fantastic service every time.

    lisa takle
    August 21, 2011
  • wouldnt go anywhere else!!!
    beautiful suroundings, friendly professional staff,
    always make you welcome xx

    emma harlow
    August 21, 2011
  • Hi, whilst on my travels i was very luck to gain a temporary position at the Beauty Retreat. Working here as been an absolute pleasure so far, the girls are very friendly and helpful. The salon is very well organised and prides itself on cleanliness and great customer service.

    Rachel Kent (Stall)
    August 19, 2011
  • A lovely team, I always feel special when I leave the salon. My first choice when i’m in need of spoiling myself !

    Bev Brown
    August 19, 2011
  • Thank you for all the years of pampering, the team are truly amazing and always accommodate me and my family x

    Sarah New
    August 19, 2011

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