About Us


Established March 2003


Rachel started her working career in 1986, gaining invaluable customer service experience within a diverse range of industries over the years.


Having had a passion for the cosmetics and beauty industry from a very early age, Rachel never lost the desire to work as a Beauty Therapist and run her own business.  When the opportunity arose through redundancy, Rachel attended Reading College to study a 2 year Beauty Specialist Diploma in September 2000.  At the end of the two years and qualifying as a Beauty Therapist, Rachel decided to study a further year of Swedish Massage.

During the 3 years of studying, Rachel practised her new-found skills on friends and relatives - nurturing a small client base of willing guinea pigs!  By the time Beauty Basics was born, she had already built a loyal following which has grown from strength to strength over the years.  Now much of her business is found through word of mouth.

Rachel has a professional yet friendly approach to her business, coupled with the desire to make every visit as enjoyable as possible for her clients.  Twenty plus years of invaluable customer service experience has helped her towards achieving and maintaining positive results.  Never one to take anything for granted, she strives to make every treatment as special as the first.



International Health and Beauty Council (IHBC) Beauty Specialist Diploma
International Health and Beauty Council (IHBC) Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage
International Health and Beauty Countil (IHBC) Level 3 Certificate in Thermal Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles)
The Usui Natural Healing System (Reiki) First Degree
The Usui Natural Healing System (Reiki) Second Degree
Southern Beauty Training Academy, Indian Head Massage
Axiom Wax Academy:  Female Intimate Wax and Advanced Waxing Techniques
Axiom Wax Academy:  Male Intimate Waxing and Advanced Waxing Techniques