About Us

Bonita Beauty was launched in November 2011, taking a risk Lisa & Lynda decided to take the leap and follow their dreams. The Mother & Daughter team were the perfect pair, with Lynda’s  business background and Lisa’s beauty skills the doors opened and the hard work started. Both Lisa & Lynda have always had a real passion for beauty and love meeting new people. Over the past few years the salon has grown and developed into a busy demanding salon that has a fantastic range of beauty treatments and high quality products for both males & females.

At Bonita Beauty we believe looking and feeling fabulous is a privilege everyone should be able to experience. Our beauty therapists are highly skilled, talented individuals that provide a service that is personal, professional and unique. With flexible opening times, private treatment rooms and a superb range of quality products you should not delay in experiencing what Bonita Beauty has to offer.

Lisa’s Story

Lisa has been in the Beauty Industry since the age of 16. Leaving high school and attending Edinburgh’s Stevenson College for two years she completed her SVQ Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy as well as winning Student of the Year award. Loving what she had learned and wanting to study further Lisa attended Edinburgh’s Telford College for a further two years studying her HNC & HND in Beauty Therapy. Whilst studying for her HND at Telford College Lisa had a real passion for the treatment ‘Ionithermie’, a body electrical treatment that aids detoxification and inchloss. Lisa built up a few regular clients within the college and demonstrated a real passion for the treatment and was awarded Ionithermist of the year. After graduating Lisa applied to Steiner, a worldwide company that supplies Spa staff to cruise liners. A month of training in London for a Spa Therapist/Ionithermist Lisa boarded Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas for 3 months touring Europe before transferring to Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of the Seas and touring Europe, Brazil and some of South America for the remaining 7months of her contract. After returning from the cruise Lisa faced a big decision….to work for herself or return for another contract on board cruises? By chance, the empty shop of 158 Ferry Road was spotted and the rest is history….the hard work of launching Bonita Beauty began and Lisa has never looked back!


Bonita Beauty Team

Lisa McIlwraith, Lynda McIlwraith