Vanilla was established in October 2014. Having been in the industry for several years I felt now was the time to take that brave next step. I wanted to be able to offer wide range of treatments for my clients from a homely relaxing environment.

Somewhere that you can come and relax away from the bustle of the outside world.

Aileen Shand

I have always dreamed of owning my own salon and in 2015 I was ready. Having trained for three years at Grantham College in all the aspects of beauty that were offered to me, gaining a wide range of knowledge and qualifications. I enjoyed every aspect but I discovered my passion was for massage treatments. I went on to gain a lot of my experience, in my first beauty job at Eden Hall Day Spa, Nottinghamshire. This made my passion grow, working with skincare brands Elemis and Thalgo I developed so much more than what I learned in college. Having clients walk out of my treatment room feeling amazing gave me great job satisfaction.

My employment at Grantham Beauty Clinic was very different. Having worked in a spa/hotel atmosphere before this was quite different but I loved it. Having variety in my day and building my own regular client base was great. After gaining a good few years experience here, I felt it time to move on and open up my own salon and Vanilla Beauty was established in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. After having an amazing couple of years having my own salon in Lincolnshire, my life moved me to pastures new in Cumbria and now it’s time for Vanilla Beauty Grange.


Aileen Shand