Kathleen Birch
London, W4 3DZ, 8 Elmwood Road, Chiswick
Kathleen Birch is an inspirational holistic skincare therapist. She has been a leading light in the professional beauty industry for over 35 years. Since July 1994 Kathleen has been running a private practice from her home-based, spacious treatment room in Chiswick, West London. Could Kathleen be Chiswick’s best kept secret? ‘Clients who have been visiting me for years suddenly find out that a friend of theirs has also been coming to see me for years and yet neither knew about the other. Client confidentiality is of prime importance to me’. Her clientele come from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. As she says, ‘It's very convenient being within half an hours journey from Heathrow Airport’. Her clients range from a Russian Princess to local business people, mothers and daughters to local celebrities. Kathleen has been recognised as one of the top ten beauty therapists in the country by such magazines as Professional Beauty and Good Housekeeping. Kathleen has deepened her knowledge and understanding of her profession. Regular attendance at professional-level courses enables her to offer clients the vary latest treatments, therapies and products. Kathleen has also explored ancient healing practices and beliefs. From her bright and peaceful treatment room clients are treated to exceptional quality across a variety of treatments.

Reviews

  • Kathryn Mangold
    Mrs
    5
    Being going to Kathleen for many years. Her attention her skill as a beautician and her kindness are wonderful. I always feel better after a treatment.
  • Paul Crook
    Paul Crook
    5
    Brilliant service as always.
  • Caroline Davidson
    Great treatment!
    5
    Had my regular brow and eyelash tint done as brilliantly as ever. Then had the fabulous Liftosome facial. A real treat - beautifully applied and massaged in so my skin felt wonderful afterwards.
  • Caroline Davidson
    Excellent - as always
    5
    Kathleen made a really beautiful job of my lashes and brows - as always. She listens so carefully and remembers exactly how to do things, so I can totally relax, which is wonderful. . She then did a Liftosome mask and my skin feels really amazing now. Will definitely have this as a treat every so often.
  • Clare Brown
    Mrs
    5
    It is always a total treatvisiting Kathleen. She is totally professional and very experienced and you always come away feeling like you have had a very personal treatment. In addition she really cares about all her clients.
  • Holly Nessling
    Eyelash and eyebrow tinting
    5
    Fantastic job. Kathleen is brilliant as ever.
  • Holly Nessling
    Fantastic
    5
    Brilliant facial, as ever. I feel amazing!
  • Jacky Sales
    Mrs
    5
    Another's wonderful facial. As always she is absolutely professional as well as friendly and kind, You know that your in the hands of a master
  • Jacky Sales
    Mrs
    5
    Yet another two excellent treatments. Pedicure and eyebrow tweeze and tint.
  • Holly Nessling
    Fantastic yet again
    5
    Wonderful facial. I walked out feeling relaxed and fresh, with very happy skin!
  • Holly Nessling
    Fantastic experience
    5
    I saw Kathleen for a medical pedicure today. Technically the experience was fantastic: she knows her stuff and I left with happier feet. In addition she is a fascinating and engaging person so I left happier mentally and physically!
  • Helen Silvester
    Miss
    5
    Superb Treatment. Exceeded my expectations. Would highly recommend.
  • Jacky Sales
    Mrs
    5
    A great pedicure and eye brows plucked perfectly as usual
  • Lizzy Boyce
    Great!
    5
    I went to see Kathleen for the first time yesterday as I was suffering with lower back pain and extremely painful nighttime aching. Kathleen fitted me in the same evening for an hour of Therapeutic Massage. Kathleen was professional, highly skilled and incredibly kind. Her therapy room was perfectly clean and very welcoming. I went home feeling very relaxed, and pain free. I then had the best sleep that I have had in months with no nighttime aching at all. I feel lucky to have found Kathleen and hope to return again soon for another treatment.
  • Tina Baston
    Great
    5
    Kathleen did a great job. And was lovely and had a lovely studio!
  • Minnie Drury
    Mrs
    5
    Brilliant as always. Artistic shading of my tan to suit the various parts of my body! Very dedicated.
  • Jane Pickering
    Pedicure
    5
    Another blissful pedicure. Amazing what a difference it makes to my uncared-for feet: they look and feel so much better.
  • David Whittaker
    David
    5
    A much needed medical pedicure yesterday means that I feel as though I am now walking on air. Perfect feet they are not but Kathleen always does a wonderful job offering caring advice and a mug of tea as an extra bonus! I mustn't leave it so long in future. Many thanks. David
  • Ana Muñoz
    Very good, as always.
    5
    Very good, as always.
  • Minnie Drury
    Mrs
    5
    Wonderful, as always. Thank you
  • Caroline Davidson
    Lash and Brow tint
    5
    would not trust my eyebrows to anyone else!
  • Egle Jones
    Wonderful facial!
    5
    I had a wonderful Hydradermie facial at Kathleen's treatment room - my face is feeling refreshed, looks younger and I had a good hour of relaxation... Highly recommended, Kathleen is not only a wonderful beautician but also very pleasant person to talk to. Thank you very much as always!
  • Carol Buckingham
    Facial...
    5
    Lovely to lie down and have this facial today. Will repeat this experience soon as it was such a pleasure. My skin is clean and shining rather than being a bit flat and dull as it was pre-facial. Came away feeling relaxed and shinny faced happy with my little exfoliating mitt that I will use to keep my fresh face until the next visit! It won't be too long.
  • Jacky Sales
    Mrs
    5
    As always a wonderful treatment.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Mrs
    4
    Lovely aromatherapy massage and good advice on exercises to alleviate the current issues.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Mrs
    4
    Lovely aromatherapy massage and good advice on exercises to alleviate the current issues.
  • Julia Watkiss
    Lovely service
    5
    Lovely facial - skin felt glowing and effect lasted. Came back following week for a massage which was very relaxing
  • Jane Pickering
    Mrs
    5
    Another wonderful pedicure from Kathleen. It is always such a treat and I leave walking on air.
  • Owen Evans
    Mr
    5
    Very friendly and professional service and process helped clear up the problem really well. And open late too which helped me a lot.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Mrs
    5
    Fantastic treatments as usual including the magic pedicure medical which transforms my feet. I have been a client for many years and find Kathleen to be very knowledgeable, caring and extremely competent. I can't imagine going to another therapist. I also like the home environment which is much calmer and more welcoming than some specialised therapy rooms.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Excellent treatments as always
    5
    Having been a client of Kathleen for at least 10 years I had a lovely pedicure medical which totally transforms my feet. Kathleen is very professional, caring and knowledgeable and I can't think of any reason to go anywhere else.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Excellent treatments as always
    5
    Having been a client of Kathleen for at least 10 years I had a lovely pedicure medical which totally transforms my feet. Kathleen is very professional, caring and knowledgeable and I can't think of any reason to go anywhere else.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Excellent treatments as always
    5
    Having been a client of Kathleen for at least 10 years I had a lovely pedicure medical which totally transforms my feet. Kathleen is very professional, caring and knowledgeable and I can't think of any reason to go anywhere else.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Excellent treatments as always
    5
    Having been a client of Kathleen for at least 10 years I had a lovely pedicure medical which totally transforms my feet. Kathleen is very professional, caring and knowledgeable and I can't think of any reason to go anywhere else.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Excellent treatments as always
    5
    Having been a client of Kathleen for at least 10 years I had a lovely pedicure medical which totally transforms my feet. Kathleen is very professional, caring and knowledgeable and I can't think of any reason to go anywhere else.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Excellent treatments as always
    5
    Having been a client of Kathleen for at least 10 years I had a lovely pedicure medical which totally transforms my feet. Kathleen is very professional, caring and knowledgeable and I can't think of any reason to go anywhere else.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Excellent treatments as always
    5
    Having been a client of Kathleen for at least 10 years I had a lovely pedicure medical which totally transforms my feet. Kathleen is very professional, caring and knowledgeable and I can't think of any reason to go anywhere else.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Excellent treatments as always
    5
    Having been a client of Kathleen for at least 10 years I had a lovely pedicure medical which totally transforms my feet. Kathleen is very professional, caring and knowledgeable and I can't think of any reason to go anywhere else.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Excellent treatments as always
    5
    Having been a client of Kathleen for at least 10 years I had a lovely pedicure medical which totally transforms my feet. Kathleen is very professional, caring and knowledgeable and I can't think of any reason to go anywhere else.
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Excellent treatments as always
    5
    Having been a client of Kathleen for at least 10 years I had a lovely pedicure medical which totally transforms my feet. Kathleen is very professional, caring and knowledgeable and I can't think of any reason to go anywhere else.
  • Valerie Killick
    Mrs
    5
    Lovely friendly lady, super treatments, always enjoyable.
  • Ling Mack
    Professional, expertise with wealth of knowledge
    5
    As a regular client of KAthleen I appreciate the holistic approach to her treatments. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise. She is very discreet and professional. I like the fact she is not based in an impersonal salon but a cosy relaxing home environment
  • Ling Mack
    Professional, expertise with wealth of knowledge
    5
    As a regular client of KAthleen I appreciate the holistic approach to her treatments. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise. She is very discreet and professional. I like the fact she is not based in an impersonal salon but a cosy relaxing home environment
  • Jane Pickering
    Age Logic facial
    5
    As always, this was an hour and a half of sheer bliss. It's my favourite treatment and is incredibly relaxing. It's not cheap but as an occasional treat it can't be beaten. Highly recommended!
  • Caroline Davidson
    lash & brow combo
    5
    Just really beautifully done - exactly the way I like them! All with no pain and great chat in a lovely, peaceful atmosphere. Always a pleasure to go there.
  • Jane Pickering
    Age Summum treatment
    5
    I had this treatment yesterday and I was very impressed. It was a very relaxing treatment and felt very luxurious. I noticed a real difference afterwards: words like 'radiant glow' sprang to mind, which doesn't usually happen. It isn't a cheap treatment but given the results I shall certainly be back for more!
  • Curzon Tussaud
    Delightful pedicure!
    5
    I enjoyed a wonderful cosmetic pedicure today in the skilful hands of Kathleen Birch. It was a very pleasurable experience, and the result is most attractive to look at!
  • Jacky Sales
    Mrs
    5
    As always a professional treatment in a warm and friendly environment. I have been going to Kathleen Birch for about 12 years and will be continuing!
  • Ling Mack
    Personalised expert Service
    5
    Kathleen comes highly recommended for anyone who wants treatment from someone who has had years of experience. Who cares about you as a whole person. Treatment room is clean and calm. Products used in treatment are top quality. She has improved my skin through regular facials tailored to my skin condition at the time
  • Elizabeth Daley
    Mrs
    5
    Lovely therapist; good pain free waxing and amazing pedicure
  • Clare Brown
    Mrs
    5
    As always a facial with Kathleen is a wonderfully rejuvinating experience. She knows just what to use on my skin to bring back the glow! Thank you!

Our providers

Kathleen Birch
Kathleen Birch is an inspirational holistic skincare therapist. She has been a leading light in the professional beauty industry for over 35 years. Since July 1994 Kathleen has been running a private practice from her home-based, spacious treatment room in Chiswick, West London. Could Kathleen be Chiswick’s best kept secret? ‘Clients who have been visiting me for years suddenly find out that a friend of theirs has also been coming to see me for years and yet neither knew about the other. Client confidentiality is of prime importance to me’. Her clientele come from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. As she says, ‘It's very convenient being within half an hours journey from Heathrow Airport’. Her clients range from a Russian Princess to local business people, mothers and daughters to local celebrities. Kathleen has been recognised as one of the top ten beauty therapists in the country by such magazines as Professional Beauty and Good Housekeeping. Kathleen has deepened her knowledge and understanding of her profession. Regular attendance at professional-level courses enables her to offer clients the vary latest treatments, therapies and products. Kathleen has also explored ancient healing practices and beliefs. From her bright and peaceful treatment room clients are treated to exceptional quality across a variety of treatments.

Our services

For the face

New client consultation
15 minutes
Skin Diagnostic Consultation
A skin consultation using the SD 202 Skin Diagnostic Analyser, this will identify the scientifically precise determination of sebum levels (oil), humidity (water) melanin density (sun damage) and erythema (sensitivity) so you can see exactly what condition your skin is in. It is an important clinical tool used by dermatologists and skincare professionals in the diagnosis of skin conditions, ongoing treatment and subsequent monitoring of progress.
1 hour
Kathleen’s Signature Facials - Deluxe Facial
A deeply cleansing, thoroughly relaxing and restorative treatment. The deluxe facial, includes a back and shoulder massage. The total treatment will relieve stress and tension allowing you to regain your youthful glow and vitality. Any specific skin concerns can be targeted and treated.
1 hour 30 minutes
Kathleen’s Signature Facials - Classic Facial
A deep-cleansing facial to suit the individual, treating specific concerns such as acne/congestion, lack of radiance, skin sensitivity and premature ageing.
1 hour
Kathleen’s Signature Facials - Petite Facial
A condensed facial to refresh and relax you. A good introductory treatment or a quick fix for any age or skin type.
30 minutes
Advanced Cosmetic Procedures
Effective and immediate removal of skin disorders and blemishes such as blood spots, warts, facial thread veins and milia using advanced electrolysis. FROM 35.00
30 minutes
Hydradermie.
Hydradermie is an exclusive Guinot treatment that will make your skin youthful and radiant from the very first treatment.
1 hour 15 minutes
Hydra Age Logic
This treatment does everything that the hydradermie treatment does but is created especially to solve the specific ageing problems of the face, eyes and neck.
1 hour 30 minutes
Hydra Lift Express
45 minutes
Hydradermie Lift
1 hour
Hydra Lift Deluxe
1 hour 45 minutes
Hydra Liftosome Deluxe
2 hours
Age Summum
1 hour
Liftosome
Liftosome is a treatment completely dedicated to improving the firmness and youthfulness of the skin, thanks to the key active ingredient, procollagen concentrate, and the modelling effect of the thermolift mask.
1 hour
Make-up Lesson
Everyone has unique beauty features that can become even more striking with the appropriate touch of colour.
1 hour
Make-up For Special Occasions
Professional Make-up for Day Time or Evening Events
30 minutes
Eye Care - EYELASH TINT
NB: New clients will require a patch test 24hrs before tinting.
30 minutes
Eye Care - EYEBROW TINT
NB: New clients will require a patch test 24hrs before tinting.
15 minutes
Eye Care - LASH AND BROW TINT
NB: New clients will require a patch test 24hrs before tinting.
30 minutes
Eye Care- EYEBROW SHAPE
15 minutes
Hair Removal - LIP OR CHIN WAX
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
15 minutes
Hair Removal - LIP AND CHIN WAX
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
30 minutes
Hair removal- FACE
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
15 minutes

For the body

St Tropez Cream Tan - FULL EXFOLIATION AND BODY TAN
This cream tan lasts longer than a spray tan and is ideal before any kind of holiday. It will give you the confidence to go out into the sun, especially after those winter months, and develop your own natural tan slowly and safely. • Any hair removal must be done 24 hours before tanning. • Please wear dark, loose- fitting clothes when you come for treatment. • Be aware that your tanned skin, and hands if tanned, must not come into contact with water for a minimum of 4 hours after treatment to allow the tan to develop. • Be aware that the St Tropez Cream Tan does not contain sun protection so sunscreens must be used.
1 hour 30 minutes
St Tropez Cream Tan - FULL BODY TAN
• Any hair removal must be done 24 hours before tanning. • Please wear dark, loose- fitting clothes when you come for treatment. • Be aware that your tanned skin, and hands if tanned, must not come into contact with water for a minimum of 4 hours after treatment to allow the tan to develop. • Be aware that the St Tropez Cream Tan does not contain sun protection so sunscreens must be used.
1 hour
St Tropez Cream Tan - TORSO ONLY
• Any hair removal must be done 24 hours before tanning. • Please wear dark, loose- fitting clothes when you come for treatment. • Be aware that your tanned skin, and hands if tanned, must not come into contact with water for a minimum of 4 hours after treatment to allow the tan to develop. • Be aware that the St Tropez Cream Tan does not contain sun protection so sunscreens must be used.
45 minutes
St Tropez Cream Tan - TORSO WITH EXFOLIATION FIRST
• Any hair removal must be done 24 hours before tanning. • Please wear dark, loose- fitting clothes when you come for treatment. • Be aware that your tanned skin, and hands if tanned, must not come into contact with water for a minimum of 4 hours after treatment to allow the tan to develop. • Be aware that the St Tropez Cream Tan does not contain sun protection so sunscreens must be used.
1 hour
St Tropez Cream Tan - LEGS ONLY
• Any hair removal must be done 24 hours before tanning. • Please wear dark, loose- fitting clothes when you come for treatment. • Be aware that your tanned skin, and hands if tanned, must not come into contact with water for a minimum of 4 hours after treatment to allow the tan to develop. • Be aware that the St Tropez Cream Tan does not contain sun protection so sunscreens must be used.
30 minutes
Hair Removal - HALF LEG WAX
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
30 minutes
Hair Removal - 3/4 LEG OR UPPER LEG WAX
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
30 minutes
Hair Removal - FULL LEG WAX
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
1 hour
Hair Removal - BIKINI WAX (With leg wax from 10.00) FROM 14.00
Basic Bikini wax is 14.00 for 15 minutes, but Hollywood or Brazilian waxing will be priced individually. Please e mail kathleen@kathleenbirch.com or call 020 8995 2042 to book these particular treatments. NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
Hair Removal - ARM WAX FROM 18.00
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
15 minutes
Hair Removal - UNDER ARM WAX 14.00 (WITH LEG WAX 8.50)
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
15 minutes
Hair Removal - LIP OR CHIN WAX
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
15 minutes
Hair Removal - LIP AND CHIN WAX
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
30 minutes
Hair Removal - BACK OR CHEST WAX FROM 35.00
NB: waxing is not recommended either before or after any other heat treatments (Steam, sauna, sun bed, sunbathing, swimming) or self-tanning application. Please leave at least 24 hours between these treatments and waxing.
30 minutes
Exfoliating - FULL BODY EXFOLIATING
A gentle effective way to clear dry skin so regeneration of new cells can be encouraged leaving your skin smooth and silky. The treatment guarantees that your normally inaccessible and often neglected back is also thoroughly polished.
30 minutes
Exfoliating - FULL BODY EXFOLIATING AND MASSAGE
A gentle effective way to clear dry skin so regeneration of new cells can be encouraged leaving your skin smooth and silky. The treatment guarantees that your normally inaccessible and often neglected back is also thoroughly polished.
1 hour 30 minutes
Pedicure Medical - FROM 50.00
Treatment time and cost is dependant on initial examination at appointment to establish best treatment for your feet.
1 hour
Pedicure Cosmetic
30 minutes
Luxury Manicure
Please tell me if you want to add French polish or Blancher for an additional £10.00
1 hour
Mini Manicure
Please tell me if you want to add French polish or Blancher for an additional £10.00
30 minutes
Re-varnish
Please tell me if you want to add French polish or Blancher for an additional £10.00
15 minutes

For the soul

Meditation Mindfulness 1 2 1
1 hour
Reiki
Reiki (pronounced “ray key”) is a natural healing treatment, which evolved many decades ago in Japan. The word Reiki means ‘universal life energy’ in Japanese. NB: Please wear loose thin clothing for this treatment.
1 hour
Bach Flower Remedies
Initial consultation plus personalised mixed remedy
1 hour
Daoyin Tao
Daoyin Tao (pronounced ‘Dow yin tow’) is a powerful and unique Chinese head, neck and shoulder massage combining a harmonious synergy of adapted and softened ancient traditional Chinese massage skills blended with modern Western massage techniques.
1 hour
Therapeutic Massage - I HOUR
Massage increases energy flow throughout the whole body. It does this by stimulating the circulation and lymphatic system. This in turn aids digestion and strengthens the immune system. It also relieves muscle tension, which reduces stress and alleviates aches and pains. Additional blend or body balm: £1.00 Hot candle massage: £5.00 extra
1 hour
Therapeutic Massage - THREE QUARTERS OF AN HOUR
Additional blend or body balm: £1.00 Hot candle massage: £5.00 extra
45 minutes
Therapeutic Massage - HALF HOUR
Additional blend or body balm: £1.00 Hot candle massage: £5.00 extra
30 minutes
Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy is the ancient art of using essential oils to promote health and wellbeing. Essential oils are the extreme concentration of the plants’ ‘active principle’ which are easily absorbed into the skin during massage.
1 hour 30 minutes
Hot Stone Therapy
This therapy is based on an ancient practice performed by many cultures. Heated basalt volcanic stones of varying sizes are placed on key energy points (chakras) on the body. The volcanic stones are formed and smoothed over hundreds of years and and are a mass of many minerals.
1 hour 30 minutes

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