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About: Smooth and Sophistikated

Smooth and Sophistikated is a private and secluded home based, modern salon located in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Specialising in hair removal including Electrolysis permanent hair removal with a passion for helping people achieve smoothness with Sophistikation, conciencously! 

Smooth - having an even regular surface, free from projections or uneveness of surface; not rough. 

Sophistikated - a measure of refinement - displaying good taste, wisdom and subtlety. 

Conciencous - Wishing to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly.

With over 9 years industry experience I am a fully qualified, insured hair removal professional. I am also licensed and registered with Central Bedfordshire Council Environmental Health department, keeping your health, safety and care at the heart of everything I do. I keep my standards high by keeping my training and knowledge up to date and my salon clean, hygienic and safe by following best practice, enabling you to feel comfortable, confident and safe whilst carrying out your treatments.

You can expect a warm, friendly, approachable welcome with time taken to listen and understand what your needs are, treating every person as an indiviual which in turn enables me to try and meet your expectations.

I have been fortunate enough to of been trained by some of the best industry leaders with some of the industries most respected and trusted brands.

They have taught me expert techniques giving you the most pain free experience possible, aiming to get every last hair by paying attention to detail being quite the perfectionist that I am and meticulous in my work.

I choose to use premium quality, professional only products that enable me to create bespoke treatments according to my clients needs that deliver the high standards I pride myself on wanting to give you and being able to achieve exceptional results that you deserve!

Treatments I offer

Electrolysis - The only recognised method of permanent hair removal. Prices start from £20 a session. Book a consultation £25 to find out how you can be rid of your hair permanently. Includes patch test of area and after care product.

Waxing - Specialisiing in Intimate Female Brazilian Waxing, trained by the wax queen herself - Kim Lawless! Face and Body waxing also undertaken. I use professinal only wax from the luxury wax brand Italwax using both strip wax for larger area's and non strip hot wax for more sensitive area's.

Brow and Lash services*  - Lash Lifting and tinting/Brow tidying and tinting.

 *Patch test required 48 hrs before.

Please select Book to see full service menu and prices!

COVID-19 Update

What to expect for you

These are the additional measures I am taking to provide a safe environment for you.

  • Book Online, or message me 07769269183 to make an appointment, I do not accept walk-in's and treatments are carried out by appointment only.
  • Please fill out your pre-vist form before arriving at your appointment. These will be sent to you via email 24 hours before your appointment and include both Covid-19 and pre appointment questions. 
  • Before reopening Patch testing if applicable to your treatment will be redone and if any changes to your medical history occurs. 
  • If you develop a dry persistent cough, a high temperature or changes to your taste/smell please stay at home and rearrange your appointment to help protect myself and other clients. No charges will be applicable!
  • Only bring yourself to the appointment. If you are a duo please can one of you stay in the car until texted and told to come, this also applies if you arrive early to your appointment, please wait in the car until I text you to come into the salon.
  • Please visit the sani station or ensuite to sanitise/wash your hands before commencement of treatment.
  • You are more than welcome to come to your appointment wearing your own mask although I will have some available for you if necessary.  There is no additional cost for one of my masks however there is now an updated version of my service menu.
  • Please place your personal belongings into the clear plastic lidded box located in the ensuite bathroom , including mobile phone. The box will be sanitised in-between each client.
  • Card payment preferred for the time being. Cash can still be accepted but please place into an unsealed envelope. All devices/touchpoints santitised in between each client.

What to expect from me 

I have reveiwed my Risk Assessment and updated it accordingly due to COVID-19 virus.I will be regularly keeping up to date and following goverment and industry guidelines to be able to keep my clients informed to show my dedication to heightened measures to protect you and me.

  • I will be wearing a mask, disposable apron, gloves and visor to carry out your treatments, a clean fresh set for every client.
  • Upon arrival please fill out the test and trace register or use the scannable test and trace code via your mobile phone. The register will only be used if I am asked to share your detals with test and trace ONLY.
  • I will be carrying out regular lateral flow testing on myself to ensure continued ability to carry out your treatments safely.
  • A dedicated 15 minute clean down slot is automatically being added on at the end of your appointment so I can clean and disinfect all touch points, devices, couch, chairs, surfaces, equipment, door handles and tools.
  • Strict cleaning protocols have been put in place. All cleaning materials are hospital grade that destroy the COVID-19 casing/virus.
  • Each client has their own fresh set of tools that will be sterilised ready for use and kept in an individual clear container to eliminate any cross contamination.
  • For hand washing there is disposable towels for hand drying.
  • Each client has to fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire before treatment can be carried to ensure safety of myself and others.


Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal

Unwanted hair is a common problem affecting most people to varying degrees throughout their lives, prompting the use of various temporary methods of hair reduction or hair management systems. However Electrolysis is still the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal and many have benefitted from this trusted treatment.

Electrolysis today is gentler, more comfortable and more effective, offering an affordable modern treatment which is very popular amongst my guests in ridding yourself of hair permanently.


Electrolysis is a safe, effective progressively permanent method of removing unwanted hair. Indeed it is the only permanent method of hair removal and is therefore in great demand.

With the choice of 3 methods of electrolysis techniques available: Galvanic, Diathermy and Blend there is something to suit everyone. Treatment will be ‘tailor made’ to suit you.


A tiny probe (about the size of an eyelash) is inserted into the hair follicle where a short burst of energy is targeted at the root of the hair. This burst of energy prevents nutrients feeding the follicle and the new hair growth becomes weaker and finer.

After a course of treatments the follicle is no longer able to produce new hairs and complete hair free results are obtained. Each hair follicle requires a number of treatments because each follicle has its own growing cycle. Electrolysis works by weakening the hair follicle and eventually destroying its ability to produce hairs. Results take a little time, but just like dieting, it’s not the crash diet but the healthy eating plan that works in the long run.

The beauty of Electrolysis is that it works on any skin type and any hair colour however it can’t be performed in conjunction with other methods of hair removal such as laser or waxing whilst undergoing an electrolysis treatment plan in the area being treated by Electrolysis.


Electrolysis was first documented by a doctor in 1875 and is proven both effective, permanent and totally safe when performed correctly.

I completed my Electrolysis training in October 2019 with Sterex in Birmingham and I have obtained the correct licensing needed from Central Bedfordshire council to be able to perform Electrolysis from my home salon in Leighton Buzzard.


I offer no obligation electrolysis consultations, charged at £25 lasting up to 45 minutes which ensure if treatment is suitable for you and ascertain which method of Electrolysis is best. You will have a chance to ask questions about the treatment and to experience a ‘taster’ of what it feels like to have electrolysis done on the area/s you would like treated plus your treatment plan will be discussed. Important aftercare guidelines will also be explained to help you achieve the best results whilst undergoing treatment. 


Sterex, single use, disposable probes are used to totally eliminate any risk of cross infection. For each client a new sterile probe is used and you will usually see the individually packed sterile probe being opened in front of you before being inserted into the probe holder. My salon is registered with Central Bedfordshire Council and Environmental Health as a licensed premise to carry out Electrolysis whereby I had to meet strict criteria to gain this. 


Treatment sessions are priced from 10 minutes treatment time starting at £20 rising up in 5 minute increments up to 1 hour of treatment time which is priced at £70. This segment will be explained in more detail during consultation, once I can see how much hair you'd like clearing. Electrolysis is progressively permanent which means you come frequently to start with then the treatments become more spread out as the hair doesn't return, until you are coming only for maintenance, after which treatment is said to be completed. 

About me

Kate Lemon

I am the owner and founder of Smooth and Sophistikated. I first fell in love with waxing when I used to do my own pot and spatula leg waxing some 20 years ago. I remember loving the smoothness waxing gives as well as the hair free weeks that follow. When Brazilian bikini waxing started to become popular, I remember having to go up to London to get one as it was the nearest to Sussex where I was living at the time and it being done before the days of hot wax!!! It certainly gave the result I wanted in being hair free but boy did I know I'd had it done! Technology and techniques have evolved and improved so much nowadays. It makes me feel quite humble and grateful that I can now offer better practices to what was around way back when, through no fault of their own, just time.

Sophistikated's History - My transition into beauty started in 2012 when I got pregnant with my first daughter and due to me always having a passion for all things beauty I initially decided to train with CND, focusing on all aspects of Nails. At the time I worked for British Airways and made many happy memories travelling the world, which I did for 13 years. Since starting a family my priorities naturally completely changed and so from enjoying my cnd training so much I embarked on starting my own beauty business. Getting to grips with becoming a new parent,things didn't really take off however until 2015/16 after I'd had my second daughter when we decided to relocate from Essex and came back to my hometown of Leighton Buzzard to be nearer to my family.

Once set up I then trained in other treatments including waxing with Kim Lawless and I haven't looked back. A whole new vigour opened up, blossoming into Smooth and Sophistikated. I made the decision to specialise in hair removal, with the added addition of the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal called Electrolysis. I wanted to be able to offer a more permanent hair removal solution giving my clients a choice enabling them to be hair free for either 4-6 weeks or permanently so that as the hair is treated, regrowth is prevented rather than just removed temporarily, ultimately transitioning into a full spectrum hair removal salon.

Over the next few years I aim to evolve my Elecrolysis offering by going into Advanced Cosmetic Procedures being able to offer the removal of skin tags and thread veins to name but a few. 

In my spare time I like keeping fit and active with my husband and two young daughters by going on long country walks, bike rides, eating out and holidays away together. I am very family and friends orientated and love animals, yoga and 1950/60's soul music.

I look forward to welcoming you to Smooth and Sophistikated soon. 

Kate x


Smooth and Sophistikated, Leighton Buzzard

165 Cotefield Drive

Leighton Buzzard





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