About us

Over the last 28 years Claire has offered an exceptional array of treatments and a superb service to many thousands of clients from Edinburgh and beyond. Claire understands how hard it can be to find a salon that allows you to relax, get to know and trust the therapists and above all, want to return. Claire has ensured that this is the case at Alva Street by bringing a team of experienced, professional and highly trained therapists together in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Over the years Claire’s has won many awards including Harper’s and Queen’s Best Salon in Edinburgh, Guinot’s first Crown Salon in Scotland and Environ’s Top Selling Salon in Scotland.

Claire takes immense pride in her salon, as do all her therapists. We really do look forward to welcoming you to Claire’s and onto our long list of loyal clients.

Our Team

All our therapists are sent on various courses throughout the year to ensure that their qualifications are up to date and that they continue to be experts in their field.


Claire trained at the acclaimed Mary Reid School of Beauty, opened the salon in 1991 and has been a therapist for over 20 years. She has built up the salon to be the trusted place it is today. Claire is trained in all treatments at the salon, and has continued her training to another level, now specializing in skin treatments: Fillers and ‘Face Magic’ in particular.


Ann also trained at the Mary Reid School of Beauty, and has now been a therapist since 1989. Joining Claire’s beauty salon in 1994, Ann is an expert in all treatments and one of the most skilled with the IPL Laser and Electrolysis in Edinburgh.


Kinga, our next professional, graduated in Poland as a Beauty therapist in 2001. Kinga joined Claire’s in 2007 and owing to her skills is being sought after for all treatments but her nail work is particularly amazing.


Camilla is also a graduate of the Mary Reid School of Beauty and has been a practicing therapist since 2003. Camilla specializes in skin treatments and all Eyelash extensions and Lifting treatments.


Melanie gained her qualification in Beauty therapy in South Africa and has been a therapist since 2001. She specialises in facial treatments and Swedish massage.



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