2020 has been a rollercoaster (to say the least). Prior to Lockdown 1.0 Ametrine Aesthetics was based across three fantastic venues,

  • Humphrey and Wilson in Heaton
  • Babydoll Beauty in North Shields
  • Monroe Beauty in Consett.

It was great running clinics in all of these fantastic salons and studio spaces, but when the opportunity arose to set up our own space, I jumped at the opportunity!


Having been tattooed at the phenomenal Blind Tiger Studio, the space that Studio IX is based is just along the corridor! In fact the studio space was once rented by our fantastic logo designer @weareincahoots.

May 2020 came and the challenge of putting together a studio during lockdown! 😂

Here I am making sense of a very empty space.

I wanted to create a space that made you feel like you could sit, chill and have a coffee or a cocktail. The space needed to be functional as well as have clinical aspects too.

The challenge came when I set about sourcing furniture and fixings for the space. I am passionate about recycling and sustainability, so I aimed to use as much second hand and vintage furniture as I could.

Best Lockdown Buys

Mid Century Teak Cabinet.

I nabbed this baby from a man in Darlington on Facebook Marketplace.


Wicker Vintage Peacock Chair.

I wanted a feature piece for the ‘waiting area’, and this smaller peacock chair fitted perfectly. I found this on Gumtree.


Green Treatment Bed

I couldn’t believe my luck ben I found this guy! The shade of green was exactly what I was looking for the Studio.


I was so pleased with the progress I made over LD1.0, the most challenging part of setting up the studio was climbing the 5 flights of stairs with the majority of the furniture and fixings. That’s my excuse for not working out during LD!

I am always so pleased to hear that patients and clients feel calm and reassured when they visit the clinic. It is integral to Ametrine for anybody to feel welcome our space.

COMING SOON: We are working on our disabled access policy. At present, Carliol studios has a disabled accessible toilet and there is also a lift, however this is code protected. This is hopefully going to be manageable by 2021.

If you have visited our Studio and have had a 10/10 would recommend to a friend experience, pop a little review on our Google page.


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