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Giulia Simmonds launches Alchemy Skincare and Aesthetics

black and white company logo, showing hands holding a moon and sun.

Giulia originally trained in hair and beauty before starting a family. After the sad loss of her husband, Giulia, now a single mum of four, wanted to return to work but also be able to control her hours.

After completing her aesthetics qualifications, she combined her new knowledge with her previous hair and beauty training. Giulia then found a room in local surgery convenient for schools and close to her parents for childcare.

To begin the business, Giulia needed funding to pay the initial room rent and to buy all her equipment and stock. Having had a period looking after her family, Giulia’s financials did not meet the criteria for traditional lenders.

After an introduction to Sian Jones of Business Wales by the DWP, Sian was able to help with business planning and introduced Giulia to Purple Shoots.

Purple Shoots were able to discuss her individual situation in detail. Impressed with the professionalism Giulia showed especially regarding having her business in a clinical rather than beauty setting. Along with her dream of adding many more services!

With the help of Purple Shoots Giulia was able to sign a lease on 26th of October 2021.

“Opening Alchemy has been my forever dream and I am delighted to do so in my home town of Bangor. The word Alchemy means ‘transformation’. After each treatment, I want you to feel transformed and wonderful both inside and out.

I am fully insured, trained and experienced in all the treatments I offer, including complication management. I only ever use quality products sourced from trusted suppliers, giving you the best result and a safe experience.

My future plans are to rent another room, so I will have a salon for hair and my clinic to do my aesthetics. I have also booked to go on the advanced dermal filler and advances Botox course to expand what I can offer & to keep abreast of rules & best practice.”

Giulia’s business details can be found online at –


Alchemy Skincare and Aesthetics is located at The Glanfa Surgery, Orme Rd, Bangor LL57 1AY