Meet the Team
My name is Philippa Harrington and I am here to offer you the finest in Holistic Therapies. I am qualified to IIHHT standards and I am insured through the Guild of Holistic Therapists.
When both my children were diagnosed with illnesses that involved lifelong medication, I decided to learn Reflexology to help them. However, on completing that first course, I found I wanted and needed to learn more and that set me on the path that I am on today.
In 2009 I took a huge leap of faith and decided to unleash my skills on the public and so, Body & Sole was born. Initially I rented a room in Holmfirth at the front of an established hairdressers and slowly but surely I began to build my business. In September 2011, I took another leap and took on the entire floor with the intention of renting rooms out to other therapists.
I pride myself on doing a few treatments well rather than doing a lot of treatments averagely and I can honestly say I love my work and I believe this shows in my treatments.
Each person who comes through my door is different and I have the satisfaction of knowing that every one of them leaves with the same feeling of relaxation and calm.
My commitment for hairdressing originates from my desire to give women confidence. As my knowledge and experience increases, so has my passion for this career.
My interest in hairdressing began to develop whilst I was working Saturdays in a local salon. I progressed to an apprentice from which I have never looked back. Studying at Kirklees College prepared me with a sound knowledge base in hairdressing. Developing my skills and learning the craft has helped me to understand and respect the complexity the profession can involve.
Becoming self-employed at the age of twenty demonstrates I have gained considerable experience. This is shown within my client base who have been loyal from my qualified years and providing continuity of hair care shows clients I have confidence in my knowledge and ability. I have developed warm friendships over the years and love spending time helping people relax and enjoy the salon experience.
I believe using Joico maintains the art of healthy hair and working together I can help to find the right product for you to maintain the health of your hair and your style at home.
I look forward to seeing you in the salon.
I can genuinely say that I love my job, from little trims to dramatic colour changes I just want people to walk out feeling amazing! I regularly go on courses to keep up to date on the latest products and trends.
I use Wella colours which I find fantastic as there is such a wide range, including the new “innocence range” for the more sensitive or product conscious. We stock Nioxin, Wella and Cloud 9, all products I love and believe in.