About us

Virginia Wood – Owner

Qualified in 1996 with a Masters Diploma in Health and Skin Care, ITEC and CIDESCO diplomas and a BSc(Hons) in Nutritional Therapy (2014) with a specialisation in skin. Virginia comes from Cape Town, South Africa where she owned two salons before moving over the pond to settle in the UK and took over Rare Beauty in 2016.



Karina Bentley – Senior Therapist

Karina joined the Rare team in July 2018 and works part time. Karina has been a beauty therapist for over 16 years with a CIDESCO qualification; She trained at the Ray Cochrane Beauty London.

Shelley Maclachlan – Microblading Artist

Shelley joined us, here at Rare Beauty, as a freelance microblading artist on a part time basis early in 2019. Her contact details and examples of her work are available in the salon.