THE VANITY CASE team is Karen Shale, Harriet Rudd, Caitlin Stanaway, Lisa Jones and Olivia Johnson

Karen Shale

Director, Beauty Therapist & Independent Cambridge Weight Loss Consultant

Karen is the business owner and is an IHBC qualified Beauty Therapist.  Karen has been working in the Beauty Sector since 2001 and in 2010 added weight loss consulting with The 1:1 Diet Plan by Cambridge Weight Plan to her list of qualifications.

Karen consistently strives toward keeping the client at the forefront of the salons priorities. "I opened the Aldridge salon in 2004 with the vision of creating a warm and welcoming environment where clients could feel 'at home'. I have a passion for the industry and I'm enthusiastic about growing the profile of the business and my staff. 13 years later and the second salon was opened in Clayhanger and yet both salons feels like its a new venture every day I walk through the door. I enjoy my work and love having a chat with my extremely loyal clientele."

Harriet Rudd - Maternity Leave

Beauty Therapist

Harriet has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience which has been gained through working in various salon and spa environments. Having won student of the year when completing her beauty qualifications, Harriet then went on to complete a Level 4 Diploma in Business Management.

Harriet is a caring and competent person who strives towards delivering quality services to all clients. Harriet has a gentle nature and positive personality making her a very popular member of our team. Harriet has a passion and desire for the industry and believes it is important to ensure the clientele have the best possible salon experience during every salon visit.


Caitlin Stanaway

Beauty Therapist

Caitlin worked hard at Walsall College in order to complete her  NVQ Level 3 Beauty Qualification.

Caitlin constantly updates her knowledge of new treatments and products to enable her to be able to deliver the best for the clients that she treats. Since completing the NVQ Level 3, Caitlin has added Individual Eyelash Extensions to her list of qualifications.

She also has high standards in Customer Service, a friendly nature, a welcoming smile and gives a very professional service which you will experience during every visit

Lisa Jones

Beauty Therapist

Lisa joins The Vanity Case with over 12 years experience and a BA HONS in Salon Management. With a wealth of experience, Lisa is a trusted Beautician and her customer care is never compromised.

You will never see Lisa without a smile and no matter what treatment you have booked in for, Lisa will ensure you leave feeling happy and beautiful.

Hard working, focused and extremely well organised, Lisa is a pleasure to have around and a real asset to our team.

Olivia Johnson


Meet our Beauty apprentice, Olivia.  Olivia is working full time across both of our salons and is working towards her NVQ level 2 in beauty therapy. Olivia looks forward to gaining knowledge of the beauty industry and has spoken for two years about wanting to learn Beauty Therapy through an apprenticeship scheme.​  Greeting you with the biggest smile,  you will find Olivia at reception.  Her enthusiasm will have you as excited as we are to have Olivia working with us.

During training, Olivia will need models and we hope you will support her.