where natural beauty blossoms

Testimonials

 

“From the moment I step over the threshold, till the moment I leave, I feel the ‘beauty’ of The Secret  Garden”

At The Secret Garden of Beauty we keep a Guest Book, where clients can write their comments.  Here are just a few….

Jo
Kathryn, what a fantastic pedi- thanks so much!

Bonnie
Thank you Aldene, I love my nails. Lovely talk too, I was listening to every word.

Alex
Thank you so much Jan- you have taken many away- I look forward to my next treatment. 

Rachel
Amanda as always you have made me look and feel fabulous- thank you!

Lea
Thanks to Aldene for making me so relaxed and a lovely chat! – You’re amazing!

Jackie
Came in feeling awful and going out feeling on top of the world. Wow! Thank you Kathryn. 

Llinos
Thank you so much Jade, what an amazing way to spend my birthday, I’ve already made my next appointment. 

Dan
FANTASTIC! So relaxing. Thanks Jan!

Suzanne
Wonderful, wonderful Amanda. Such a treat, thank you!

Pam
First time here, brilliant thank you so much Amanda. 

Amanda and Louise
Such a relaxing place when you want a little bit of ‘me time’. The girls are so welcoming and lovely. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.

Michelle and Alison
Thank you Jade. A wonderful experience of a new treatment. 

Diane
I feel I’m in heaven, thank you Aldene. 

Judy
Thank you my angel Kath! Xx

Tanya
It was absolutely magical, thank you. Xx

Angela
A lovely facial from Aldene, feel relaxed and my skin is super smooth. Thank you x

Audrey
Aldene, so very good to see you. Your massage was wonderful and I feel so good! Many thanks

Michelle
Sheila, you do such a wonderful job and you are always smiling!- Kathryn, you have been amazing once again. See you soon. 

Karen
Aldene, the most relaxing facial ever. My skin looks fab and I feel awesome! Thank you so much! 

Michelle
Amazing as always Kathryn!

Debs
As always Kath you have transformed both myself and my daughter. 

Karen
Thank you so much Jade for a lovely treatment, I feel so much better! 

Sue
Kathryn, this was my first time for a pedicure and I will certainly come again, perhaps for something else too. I was made to feel very welcome. This is a lovely place to be. 

Nicky
Fab massage and facial plus reflexology, you put me to sleep every time.

Paula
Lovely massage from Jade, the stress has lifted. 

Ceri
Brilliant treatment all round and excellent customer service. Made my birthday extra special.

Sarah
Wonderful ‘Top to Toe’, it was so lovely to have an hour of peace and calm. 

Natasha
What a fabulous treatment- the massage was fantastic and felt relaxed straight away. Thank you. 

Sylvia
Another relaxing time with Kathryn. Fantastic I cannot wait until next time. 

Danielle
Jade, my angel with healing hands. Thank you very much for fantastic treatments. I can’t live without them. 

Donna
This was my first time in the Secret Garden (Eyebrows with Amanda). They are lovely ladies and great treatments. I had a fab time. Thank you.

Louise
My shoulders, head and neck massage was out of this world! Kathryn was fantastic and I have booked again for 4 weeks time. I loved it and feel great. 

Rachel
Amazing foot treatment as usual, it feels like I am walking on air. My nails are beautiful. Thank you. 

Yasmin and Carl
Lovely massage and experience. 

Shelia
Thank you Amanda, I always feel better after having my pedicure and eyebrows done. I will be having my eyelashes etc done before holidays.

Kelly
Amazing service once again. Thanks Aldene

Helen
Floral facial with Jade, Bellisimo! Such a lovely relaxing start to the week- Thank you so very much Jade. 

Michelle
Amazing once again Kathryn, thank you so much. 

Delyth
I have been coming here for many years! What a remarkable place. I have received so many wonderful treatments with Aldene.
Thank you so much.

Rebecca

Kathryn, the Bamboo massage was fab, thank you so much, I feel like I am walking in air.

Leanne Newman

Aldene, lovely friendly lady – thank you.

Caroline Collard

I love coming to The Secret Garden, all the ladies are wonderful and the treatments are spectacular.  Thank you so much.

Suzanne Ware

Thank you, wonderful experience, staff lovely. 

Nicola P

Fantastic massage and facial by Melissa.

Nikki

Aldene, fab, floating on air.

Lucy

Thank you for rescuing my feet Amanda!

Julie

Aldene, That was fab! Really relaxed. Wonderful  for afternoon of treatments, will be back again.

Despime

A wonderful and pleasant experience! I would recommend the back massage, it was very enjoyable and soothing. Thank you.

Sylvia

Very relaxing and calming.  Kathryn was lovely. Thank you very much.

Gwenno

Bysedd hudolus! Diolch o galon. Xx

Beth & Ceri-Anne

Thans Aldene for the almost painless waxing! 😀😀

Beth

Great massage.

Viv

That was fantastic Amanda, thanks x

Catherine

Best yet Kathryn, thank you.

Sheil Jenkins

Thank you Amanda for working so hard with my nails, they are lovely.

Amy

First time here, it was fab! Amazing massage, lovely brows.

Emily

Amazing Back, Neck and Shoulder massage by Kathryn, always such a lovely relaxing experience.  X

Pam W

Aldene, I’ve waited over a year- worth the wait. I’ll be back!

Catherine S

Aldene, you have the most wonderful staff. They are kind and considerate and make me feel special. Thank you.

Stacey

Always love having my eyebrows waxed and tinted here, love this place. Thank you! X

Lucy

Thank you for a lovely and relaxing facial Aldene

Sue

Absolutely wonderful massage/facial with Aldene! Many thanks x

Steph

Amazing massage with Reflexology.  Best i’ve had. X

Gwynneth

Great first massage experience many thanks Amanda 

Louise

Aldene always makes me feel wonderful- Thank you.

Sian and Neale

Thank you for the lovely re-balancing for my birthday. I thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely be back!

Paula

Aldene, thank you so much for the lovely facial. I will see you in 4 weeks xx

Michelle

Jade once again, thank you. Amazing x

I could have stayed and slept the night I was so  relaxed.

Anne

Walking on air as always after Amanda has waved her magic wand x x 

Crystal

Thank you Kathryn for amazing Sport Massages. The knots in my back and shoulders have loosened and I feel heaps better already 🙂 xx

Stephanie

Thank you Kathryn for my wonderful Bamboo Massage and Balinese Head Massage for my birthday. Now I feel ready to party! 

Mellitsa

Thank you Amanda my feet feel and look great, really enjoyed my birthday treat! xx

Steph

An amazing birthday treat Aldene, thank you xx

Amanda

Jade- you are gifted, an amazing massage as usual 🙂 

Joy

Amanda, you always make my feet feel wonderful. Thank you very much x

Joy

That was wonderful as always. Wish I lived nearer but I always look forward to coming here. See you next year. x

Julia & Jane

Brilliant staff, lovely and relaxing. Thank you so much, defo will be back x 

Karen, Hannah & Katie

Thank you for the lovely treatments we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves x x

Danielle, Cara, Menna & Becky

Thank you for a lovely afternoon of pampering. Amazing experience everytime x x x

Amanda

Beautiful “Celebrity Eyebrows” and I only had to visit Barry to have them. This place is a wonderful secret- Thanks.

Delyth

This is a truly wonderful place. I love all the girls!

Katie

Always nice having my brows done here! It’s a real treat.

Wendy

Best nails ever! Amanda is Wonderful!

Vicki

A really lovely and calming place with friendly staff. Thank you!

Jan

I have been coming to the Secret Garden before it was even born and i have never written anything in this book. It should be full of appreciation for Aldene and her staff for all their kindness to me. Aldene, thank you so much for making me feel so special and making me feel like I am putting me first. Preparation for my son’s wedding went like a dream.

Emma

Amazing!! Thank you.

Carolyn

Wonderful massage once again Aldene. You have the perfect touch! Thank you very much.

Jocye M

Jade, what a wonderful relaxing massage, thanks.

Sylvia A

Amanda, thank you so much, my feet feel wonderful. See you soon “I Hope”

Wendy T

Myself and 7 friends celebrated my 50th birthday with the fabulous team here, we’ve had a blast!

Thank you all Wendy T  xxxx

Sylvia A

Amanda, Thank you so much, my feet feel wonderful.  See you soon “I hope”.

Beth

Aldene – you and your girls are amazing!  I’ve been coming here for a long time now for various treatments and I can honestly say that nowhere else compares to the Secret Garden – the atmosphere and ambience is so tranquil and special.  I have just had one of the best massages I’ve ever had from Kathryn – I would highly recommend her!  Thank you as always xx

James

My first beauty treatment for my 28thbirthday was lush!!  The staff  are amazing and took care of my every need.  Wish I lived nearer so I could come every week.  London xx

Matt

Thanks  Aldene.  Amazing massage!  So good and I left so relaxed!  Can’t wait to come back next time I’m down.  xx

Drew P

Had a lovely facial with my Mum.  So relaxing and the service was wonderful!  Thank you!

Kelly

Thank you so much. My feet feel amazing and look amazing. Enjoyed my me time for my birthday. Thank you X

Siobhan 

Back again! The pedicure and manicure are real transformations. Thank you so much Amanda. See you again.

 Donna

Daughter was raving about the Secret Garden so she got me vouchers. Jade is Fab, great facial, feel great, will definitely be back. X

Beth and Jill

First time for us having a facial and we absolutely loved it – very relaxing, worked wonders for my skin.  Thank you!

Shauna

A little bit of heaven!  Thanks to all girls for all my wonderful treatments.  Xx

Catherine

Kath is amazing!!! A brilliant massage.   Thank you my darling xx

Paula

Melissa, thank you so much for my treatments last evening and for the lovely chat – always a pleasure to come to the Secret Garden of Beauty, it’s like my escape heaven.

Kath is very friendly and did a fab job on my eyebrows.

Joyce

Jade- what a wonderful relaxing massage, thanks

Carolyn

Wonderful massage once again Aldene. You have the perfect touch! Thank you very much x

 

Gemma
30th birthday today and had a full body pregnancy massage – perfect start to my day! I would recommend this treatment as a gift for a mum-to-be.

Dale
First time here and a very relaxing experience, thank you Kathryn.

Linda
Melissa – beautiful and relaxing. Thank you
Skin Scanner and prescription Dermalogica facial with Mel *AMAZING*. So relaxing and my skin felt amazing afterwards. Looking forward to next time.
Thanks Mel + thank you for my free gift-awesome xxx
Dear Aldene & Staff

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to your staff for being so kind to my boyfriend. After a rather panicky phone call earlier in the evening when he’d got utterly lost in Barry, he came home totally beaming from the experience. Thanks for being so understanding and the wonderful service; it really was above and beyond!

Can’t wait to come and experience the Secret Garden for myself, in fact I think I might call and book some treatments this afternoon for myself and a friend who visiting next weekend! Oh what to pick!

Big Huge thank you!!  (Received by e-mail)

Beth
Thank you to the secret Garden for getting me ready for my holiday with exfoliation and wax treatments- because of this I’ve had a stress free run up to my holiday and we all know how stressful holidaying can be! Thank you, I’m off to Crete now.

Geraldine
Jade you have an amazing gift. Thank you for making me feel human again. Big thanks. Geraldine.

Clare
Amazing facial with Melissa- Thank you xx

Elise
Thank you girl for a wonderful afternoon of relaxation for Jeannie’s 40th- Lovely! Xx

Jeanette
Thank you girls for a wonderful birthday treat afternoon tea too! Was a fabulous 40th birthday surprise! Jeanette

Stephanie
To the wonderful Aldene – what an amazing facial as always. I feel so relaxed and just love coming here. Thank you

Joanna
Yet again another wonderful experience, many thanks

Christian
Always great service, thanks girls! X

Audrey
Aldene has magic ‘fingers’ really wonderful facial.

Jo
An absolutely fantastic facial! Thanks Aldene! X

Jennifer

Thank you all so much for the wonderful treatments, the tea and cakes were amazing and my bridesmaids and myself thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon! X

Jo B

Very gently facial waxing, lovely, thank you Melissa.x

Claire

Amazing facial with Melissa, thank you.x

Cara

Huge thank you to Amanda for an amazing hour of relaxtion and release!  Arrived stressed and left feeling the best I have in weeks! Feel amazing after an amazing pedicure.xx

Menna

A massive ‘thank you’ to Melissa, for the pre-holiday pampering.  A wonderful excuse to have some ‘me-time’. xx

Kelly

Had the most amazing and relaxing eyelash/brow tint and wax ever, who knew that a brow wax could be so pain free and relaxing!!! Aso, just want to say that I was feeling a bit under the weather, so Aldene recommended the Autumn/Winter Rescue and I have never felt better, does exactly what it says and more.  So would highly recommend and will be definately be back!  Thanks Melissa xx

Geraldine

Jade you have an amazing gift.  Thank you for making me feel human again.  Big, Big Thanks.

Emma

My first entry in this book – long overdue after so many amazing treatments and soothing visits.  Thank you Melissa for an uplifting treatment, I feel re-energised! (Top-to-Toe). X

Judy

Amazing treatment Mel.  Well done Aldene and all the staff, it was super to see the place so beautiful and peaceful.

Danielle

Thank you Secret Garden and Melissa for an amazing relaxing day.  I will be telling all my friends to come! xx

Susie

Always my ‘Sanctuary’, my little bit of  ‘me time’.  I love coming here.  Thank you Jade, you make me feel soooo special!

Mandy

Always a professional, caring and wonderful exprience from Aldene and the girls.  I really look forward to coming.

Tasha

I love the hot stone massage as it was so relaxing.  The Secret Garden is a lovely place to relax.

Emma B

I love every, single thing about ‘The Secret Garden of Beauty; treatments, the relaxing atmosphere as you walk through the door, the girlies.  I have been to many Spa’s, but nothing ever compares!

Sam

Jade’s massage is ‘out of this world’.  Enjoyed every second and such good value for money.  I will be back at every opportunity.

Avril

Thank you so much for my treatments and your love and attention.

Lucy

Such a beautiful place  to relax and unwind.

Eileen

Fantastic!!

Fran

Always a pleasure to have a treatment with any of the kind and beautiful girls at The Secret Garden.

Kim 

Where to start…….. The Secret Garden of Beauty is the most amaaaaaaaaaazing and magical salon I have ever been to. Barry is the luckiest town to have such a lovely place to go for treatmentswhether it be a beauty treatment such as eyebrow shaping, or a relaxing facial or massage, 1st class service is always given. All of the girls are lovely, friendly and highly experienced and fabulous in all that they do. The decor is beautiful and you really do feel like your entering a Secret Little haven from the moment you step in! I’ve had every treatment possible with each of the girls, and really can’t rate it enough! Everybody needs a bit of Secret Garden in their life! Enjoy! 

Delyth

What a fabulous place! I have been visiting Aldene for many years to receive wonderful treatments in a calm and peaceful environment. Everyone demonstrates total professionalism.  It’s “simply the best”! xxx

Sian

Amazing, I feel 16 again.  My skin feels wonderful.

Tracy

Very happy with my treatment.  Feel very relaxed.  Highly recommended J

Sandra

What a lovely, calming place. You feel so warm inside when you arrive and when you leave, it’s like walking on air!  Thanks for a wonderful Pedi –Plus + Mandy.  Feet beautiful once again.  Lots of love & hugs xx

Marie

A beautiful, relaxing salon.  The best facial I have ever had.  Will definitely be back.  Very friendly staff.  Many thanks.

Kathryn

What a beautiful salon and such lovely girls…I always love my treatments with you.  Lots of love xxx

Sonia

Thank you love you all.  Feel so relaxed, can’t wait to come again.

Rachel

What a treat!  Such a haven and wanted to stay all day long!  Forget me not package was wonderful and I feel relaxed to face the world again.  See you very soon xxx

Val & Jean

Relaxed as you walk in and such a treat to have nice eyebrows.

Rebecca

Who needs a facelift when Aldene does your eyebrows!!

Antonia

Yet again I feel really pampered and relaxed.  What a treat it is coming here.  Thanks so much.

Yvonne

Absolutely fab – my feet feel like new and I’ve got eyebrows I thought I’d never have.  The ambience and welcome is wonderful.  I will be coming back be rest assured.

Lesley

First time here, it won’t be the last.  Made me feel more than welcome.  Lovely relaxing place, staff absolutely fabulous. x

Claire

The Secret Garden of Beauty is my sanctuary.  I love coming here for treatments of all kinds and I can honestly say every single one is amazing.  The service you receive is better than any I have had from other salons and even 5* spa hotels.  The prices are very good value for money and all the staff are incredible at their job.  I love everything about The Secret Garden and will continue to come as long as you are open!  Thank you for everything xx

Laura

Love the décor, treatments and the staff!  Always have my brows done and they are fab!!  Much love for this place xx

Bettina

Amanda Pedi-plus+ is wonderful, she is an angel with my feet, I feel as if I’m walking on air after my treatment.  Secret Garden is a wonderful place, I want to live there.

Hannah

The Secret Garden is a place of solace and beauty.  The fairies in the garden always help to lift my spirits and make every visit a magical experience.  What would we all do without their magic touch?  From relaxing massage to makeovers which make you feel truly amazing…..the secret garden and its wonderful fairies are my not so guilty pleasure!  Thanks to all the fairies xxxx

Sian

Pure bliss as always.  Thank you Aldene, you’re a real Angel! Xx

Rachel

Long-time client – little bit of paradise away from the world, I love coming here.  Mandy is fab XXX

Rebecca

The Secret Garden made me look amazing on my wedding day and helped me by providing massages during my pregnancy. Real miracle workers. Thank you all so very much. X

Rose

Please move to Yorkshire Aldene!! J x

Linda

I always look forward to my visits for complete relaxation, a lovely place to be and unwind. Great service and I always feel very welcome. Worth every penny! X

Sam

The Secret Garden is my sanctuary!

Sally

What did we do pre- Aldene??? Love sally x

I look forward to coming, Aldene should be on the NHS or she should be small enough to take home. This is the best place on earth!

Emma

Nothing is too much trouble, to a kindly word or friendly advice. To a full blow treatment- end results= J x long may you reign. Thank you ladies.

Linda

The hot stones massage was a great treatment. Can recommend, feeling very relaxed. Thanks all!

Chris

Very professional and worthwhile. Treatment purpose was to unload stress and tensions. Highly recommended. Thank you. (Hot Stones Massage)

Emma

Came away feeling truly pampered, a very personal and special treatment. Cheers!

Beth

Love my four weekly visits, from eyebrows to hot stones massage. Always looked after, pampered and spoilt. Aldene and the girls do a wonderful job and I always feel so at home when I visit. Thank you X

Ann

Thanks for everything this year, my ups and downs, the wedding and just for being lovely caring girls. Good health to you all for 2013. God bless X

 Jane

From the moment I step over the threshold, till the moment I leave, I feel the beauty of The Secret  Garden.