about beauty @ SoLo

Beauty @ SoLo is what we believe to be the best Beauty Salon in Carlisle. If you think that is a bold statement, then we encourage you to come and try us out and see for yourself.

Our aim is to be warm and welcoming with friendly, caring and professional staff. We like to think that our customer service is always excellent and value for money.

  • Treatments Overview

    Ear Piercing


    Hair Removal

    Hand & Foot Care

    Holistic Therapy


    Shellac Nails

    Skin Treatments

Sue Lamb

City & Guilds in Beauty Therapy & IIHHT- Proprietor

After qualifying at Carlisle College in 1994, I started my career at Armathwaite Hall Spa, where I met my husband Alan. After leaving I went to work at a top salon in South West Scotland. After gaining valuble training, skills & experience at both of these salons, I decided to move back to Carlisle after the birth of my first daughter Gemma, who has recently opened her own business alongside Solo as a Beauty Therapist.

I started working in the city at Salon Elysee, where I started building a clientele base, who are still with me today.

sue lamb

I have been with Dermalogica Skincare for over 20 years & was one of the first Beauty Therapists in the city trained in Dermalogica. I have a wealth of experience within this skincare range. I pride myself on my knowledge & experience of skin problems. I went on to open Escape Beauty Rooms in 2000 & then Beauty by S&S in 2002, whilst 7 months pregnant with Sophie who now works on reception on Saturdays.

I took the Dermalogica Skincare with me to both of these salons, as I believe the products to be world class. As the Dermalogica Logo says ’It Simply Works’. It is such a versatile range, there is a product for every skin condition & we prescribe this for the individual. I introduced another skincare range in 2014, The International Institute of Anti-Ageing Environ Skincare. I used these products for almost 1 year & the results were amazing. I am now a stockist & offer facials using their Ionzyme DF machine, specifically designed for Environ & is the first machine to combine Iontophoresis & Sonophoresis which gives a results driven facial.

I have worked for Caci-International since 2003, using various machines over the years I have recently upgraded to the Synergy Non-Surgical Anti-Ageing System - SPED Dual Action Technology, Microcurrent, Micro-Dermabrasion & LED Light Therapy, these facials are popular with celebrities & give fantastic results. We are the only salon in the area to have the very latest advanced technology.

I feel I am very lucky to not only love my job, but to be able to work for myself. I have a real passion for it, there are no two days the same, I have a great variety of treatments & clients, some have become good friends. As well as running my own salon. I also teach beauty & complementary therapies at Newton Rigg College in Penrith. I really enjoy teaching beauty skills to students' this is a new challenge for me & it gives me a great sense of satisfaction to pass on my knowledge & experience to the younger generation.

Joanne Thompson

Beauty Therapist - NVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy.

Joanne started working at Solo as a receptionist in 2008. She did an excellent job and all our clients have got to know her well. In June 2015 a position for a Beauty Therapist became available at Solo. Joanne approached me about the position and said she was interested in training as a beautician. We looked in to this and she enrolled at Kendal College as an apprentice, she worked and trained at the salon and college for two years where she passed her qualifications and was also awarded 'Student of the Year'. She excels in everything she does, her dedication, determination and passion for her job has earned her a good clientele base. Joanne specialises in Russian and Classic Lashes using Lash Fx from Liverpool. She is particularly good at nail painting and Shellac Nails, she carries out all of her treatments to the highest standard. Joanne has two daughters Lauren and Raya, who are her world alongside her family and her career.

joanne thompson

Tracie Ullrich

Beauty Therapist - NVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy.

I studied Beauty Therapy at Carlisle College, where I was awarded with ‘Student of the Year’. Whilst studying I worked for Sue part-time at Beauty by S&S. Where I gained much more hands-on-experience. I went onto work there full-time upon completion of my course & in a short time had built up an impressive clientele base, most of whom are still with me today..

I was thrilled when a vacancy arose for a self employed beauty therapist at Beauty@SoLo and started working here in February 2008.

tracie ullrich

I not only love my job, I really value my clients, most of them have become good friends. My job is different from any other, I like to make people feel better about themselves. I have a bubbly personality, which makes people feel comfortable & at ease. My honesty & down-to-earth manner makes me popular with clients of all ages.

I have attended quite a number of classes at the Dermalogica Dermal Institute, where I have been trained & educated by one of the best skin care companies in the industry & have earned my place in the salon as the Dermalogica Skin Care Specialist.

I am a skincare specialist both in Dermalogica & Caci-International Synergy Facial System.(The only machine currently available in this area) I also specialise in Waxing, including Brazilians & Hollywoods & Shellac Nails.

I have a daughter called Rachel & I married her dad Stu, my soul mate after he left the Royal Navy, in Sorrento Italy in May 2010, joined by my friends & family. In my spare time I enjoy going to Cross Fit, walking our dog Woody & spending quality time with my family & friends.

Gemma Lamb

Beauty Therapist - NVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy.

My mum is a Beauty Therapist and business owner who has been doing beauty ever since I can remember, I have always had an interest in the industry since I was little, I started working as a Saturday girl in Beauty @ Solo when I was 12, interacting with clients and taking an interest in beauty. I decided that Beauty was what I wanted to do so at 16 I started college & completed my NVQ Level 2 & 3 Beauty Therapy, I then worked in the salon for a little while, building up my clientele, gaining experience, I also completed several Dermalogica courses where I took a real interest in the skin & fell in love with the products.

gemma lamb

I decided that I wanted to gain further experience and knowledge so I left to work at Aqua Sana which is a 5* spa located in Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest, Penrith. I started off as a Therapist and worked my way up to Senior Therapist, whilst working there I was lucky enough to work with brands such as Decleor, Elemis, CND, Lava Shells, Made For Life & Bare Minerals. I gained so much experience in my 3 years working there, working alongside a team of 50+ colleagues including therapists, receptionists, spa assistants, seniors & managers.

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