About Us

About Us The Lavender Rooms

Sonya Zabiela and Beckie Kelling had a clear vision of what they wanted from their new enterprise, based at the Fleur du Jardin in Castel.

“We wanted to create a discreet, tranquil oasis of calm and professionalism for our clientele and at the same time be able to cater for the growing desires of the people of Guernsey for something special and different”.

The Lavender Rooms is a sumptuous salon which exudes the peaceful setting the girls were trying to achieve. As the name would suggest, the salon is bathed in subtle purple tones, nestled in the trees which surround the Fleur.

After more than ten years experience as beauty therapists, Sonya and Beckie, both knew the island was crying out for a salon which provided top quality products in an environment that was warm and welcoming.

Many people do not know level of commitment and expertise which goes into building and maintaining a thriving salon. There is a high level of training in the products used and even the selection of those products demands a knowledge and understanding of the industry to ensure the right choices are made.

Sonya and Beckie are Decléor trained and, within six months of opening, they were awarded the “Decléor Aroma Gold Award”, which now makes The Lavender Rooms an Accredited Decléor Aroma Gold Salon.

There is no disputing the quality of the Decléor products and, when used by experts, the results are magnificent. Through 30 years of research into the science of Aromatherapy, Decléor, the specialist in Aroma-Skincare, has created a unique, natural approach to caring for your skin.

`They continued to maintain this high standard and have been accredited Decleor Aroma Gold Salon every year since being open. In 2012 the salon was awarded Decleor Beauty Salon of the Year. A national Award that all 900 Decleor salons across the UK were able to enter.`

The Decléor range includes face, body, men and sun, and can treat all skin types from normal to dry, mature, oily and combination and sensitive and reactive. It is 100% pure, 100% natural, 100% preservative-free.

“They are really beautiful products and we were very pleased and fortunate to be awarded such a prestigious award in such a short space of time”.

The Lavender Rooms also stocks the exciting, CACI non surgical facial treatment and Vegan range of SpaRitual. SpaRitual is committed to creating eco-friendly products and packaging perfectly crafted for clients who can be confident of pure products. Vegan ingredients from around the world are used including many specially sourced and selected plant essences that are wild crafted or organic. The formulations are naturally coloured and free of synthetic dyes.

About Us The Lavender Rooms

Beckie Kelling

Owner/Beauty Therapist

Beckie, alongside Sonya, turned a dream in to reality in 2007 when they opened The Lavender Rooms nearly 10 years ago. She has always had a passion of all things beauty and has now been working in the industry for 17 years.

Like Sonya, Beckie she is very involved in running the business as well as providing the wonderful range of Declèor treatments the salon offers.

It’s hard for her to choose her favourite treatment as she loves them all but she particularly enjoys doing pregnancy treatments for mums to be.

Beckie had her first baby in September 2016 so her outside activities revolve around caring for and enjoying her daughter Honor with her partner Olly. She loves the outdoors, walking and keeping fit, travelling and food.

About Us The Lavender Rooms

Sonya Zabiela

Owner/Beauty Therapist

Sonya has been working as a beauty therapist for the past 23 years since she graduated from Chichester in 1994.

Sonya has gained significant experience having worked in a variety of local salons. She also lectured for five years in beautify therapy with the Guernsey College of Further Education. Her passion for training continues as the Lavender Rooms continues to grow its own local talent.

Together with Beckie they opened The Lavender Rooms in October 2007 realising a dream for them both and they’re now looking at celebrating a successful decade as business owners.

Sonya manages the business and maintains a thriving, loyal client list as a hands-on therapist.

No two days are the same and she loves nothing more than connecting with her clients and providing them with a unique experience at the Lavender Rooms.

About Us The Lavender Rooms

Rebecca Marquis

Manager/Beauty Therapist

Rebecca joined The Lavender Rooms in 2010 from The Spa at the OGH.
Following Declèor face and body training, and building an enviable clients within three years at The Lavender Rooms, she was inspired to follow her dream, and went to work on cruise ships in the Caribbean for three years working for a prestigious on board spa company where, with 18 months, she was promoted to spa manager.

After missing out on Guernsey life and missing the Lavender Girls she returned joined Beckie and Sonya to become the salon manager to help with daily running of the busy salon.

Rebecca enjoys enhancing client’s well-being and inner and outer beauty. Her favourite treatments include massage and facials.

Lisa Brehaut

Beauty Therapist

Lisa qualified 14 years ago and returned to The Lavender Rooms in August 2020 after previously working here about 10 years ago.

Lisa returned from Spain in July after living and working there for eighteen months. Prior to that she ran her own salon.

Lisa enjoys all the treatments but her client’s wellbeing and a professional service is of most importance to her. Lisa is very happy to be back in Guernsey with her husband and three beautiful cats.

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Becky Singer

Beauty Therapist

Since graduating from Chichester College in 2005, Becky has been working in the beauty industry off and on for the past 12 years. After spending a busy couple of years working at the award winning Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Spa she returned to Guernsey and has worked in between having her three children.

Becky enjoys doing a variety of treatments and says she loves the sense of wellbeing the treatments give her clients. Now her youngest child has started school she has joined the Lavender rooms team bringing her invaluable varied experience. When not working Becky she loves spending time with her kids – Ryan, William and Lily. She likes cooking and creative projects around the home, swimming and just enjoying time with friends when she can.

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Lily-Mae Matthews

Beauty Therapist

Lily-Mae joined The Lavender Rooms in 2016 starting as a receptionist on a Saturday. That September, she began the NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy at The Guernsey College of Further Education.

Since becoming fully qualified in July, and with her experience and proven competence on reception, The Lavender Rooms has proudly taken her on as a full time Beauty Therapist.

Lily-Mae loves treating clients to our gorgeous Declèor facials as well as our Classic, Sumptuous and Shellac manicures. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and traveling.

About Us The Lavender Rooms

Celia Belo

Beauty Therapist

Celia qualified as a Beauty Therapist at the Guernsey College of Further Education in 2014.

She has a passion for facials, aromatherapy massage and pedicures. Celia enjoys making a difference on peoples’ feet – in her native Madeira, flip flops are worn year-round as people enjoy beach parties from sunrise to sunset. Celia intends to bring that positive, sunny feeling to each of her treatments!

Celia enjoys summer days at the beach with her two young boys and lots of family time.