Our Story

Our Story 

Created with a passion for the industry whilst driven by her attention to detail 'The Beauty Emporium' was established by Claire Ratcliffe-Wilson in 2004, with a philosophy to provide the very best in bespoke unisex beauty treatments and therapies and working with luxury skincare products, with a vision to offer a unique experience of total luxury and relaxation. The Beauty Emporium has now become one of the North West's leading award winning beauty and skincare salons. Working closely with their chosen spa partner [Comfort Zone] The Beauty Emporium has created a truly unique selection of signature treatments designed with a complete sense of wellbeing.

Whether you chose to pop in for a browse at our beautiful gifts or treat yourself to one of our fabulous treatments, we look forward to welcoming you to The Beauty Emporium.

Working with a team of specialists, providing regular clinics to offer a range of professional treatments, including a reiki practitioner, a hypnotherapist, a semi-permanent make-up artist and aesthetics nurse, The Beauty Emporium ensure that all needs are catered for.A tranquil bazaar with beautiful gifts and interiors, exclusive brands and apothecary situated in Warner Street Accrington, a carefully chosen location that's steeped in history, mystery and has a great British feel.

Our story started in 2004 within our Blackburn road location where we spent many happy years serving the beautiful people of the North West. Many months of research was spent in choosing the perfect skincare and product partners that would not only provide exclusive brands to us but were also only available in the best salons and spas worldwide. Claire has worked with some of the best brands in the industry and is fortunate to have been trained first hand by experts that are highly regarded within the industry...Noella Gabriel being one of those experts, now director of Elemis.


Claire came to the decision of Comfort zone Skincare, an Italian brand that is now widely used across the globe and is a regular winner of many industry awards. This ethical, sustainable and effective range caters for every skincare need and is just a beautiful brand with exquisite treatments. We are pleased to be one of the Norths' top accounts for Comfort zone and have won an industry award with them with trips to Italy as a treat for staff!

In 2014 we decided to relocate to the beautiful Warner Street... Steeped in history and with an array of fabulous independent businesses it was the perfect move for us and have to say that our clients love the new location too. The business has now grown further for us since our relocation and we now are also proud stockists of Vita Liberata tanning and the beautiful Delialah Cosmetics, also an exclusive brand that can be found within high end locations such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Now in 2017 we are also stockists of Melt candles, True Grace, Magic Organic Apothecary and many more goodies we are proud of what we offer and our fabulous team.