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Emily Stevens, who has more than two decades’ experience in the beauty industry, founded Alverton Spa in 2002 after running her first salon for a number of years. Soon finding a need to expand her business, Emily found the perfect location at 30 Alverton Street on the first floor of a grand Grade II-listed Georgian town house in the centre of Penzance.

Alverton Spa quickly built up a loyal following thanks to Emily’s individualised, attentive service coupled with high-quality treatments – and it’s those luxurious therapies that has made the salon one of West Cornwall’s leading beauty spas. Emily and her team of highly experienced therapists are dedicated professionals who will make you feel completely at ease and in expert hands.

Customer Testimonials

“Emily and ‘her gals’ provide a calm and confident experience whether it be via a luxuriant facial or invigorating leg wax and I always leave feeling relaxed and revitalised. Alverton Spa is, indeed, a very special place!”

Angie Johnson

“Over the last ten years I have enjoyed some of the many treatments available at Alverton Spa. The monthly facials I have with Emily, the owner, are the most pleasurable and indulgent experiences, and are the highlight of my month. Emily’s expertise is the best I have ever known; she knows her products extremely well and is able to adjust each facial to suit the condition of my skin at the time. Not only is she brilliant at what she does, but she is delightful, calm and reassuring. I always float out of the salon at the end of each session, feeling like a heavenly body!”

Brenda Loader

“Thanks so much for the back massage. It was incredibly relaxing and the salon is fantastic. I’ll definitely be booking in again soon!”

Laura Barden

“To anyone out there looking for a lovely way to spend an hour or two, I would thoroughly recommend the facials. Every single member of staff is a talented and highly trained beauty therapist; when you enter the salon, the ambience of the place immediately makes you feel relaxed and ready for a treat.”

Diane Taylor

“I started visiting Alverton Spa when I needed expert help to rebalance my skin when I was recovering from breast cancer and I have been coming back ever since. Emily and her team are skilled and knowledgeable. The spa offers a wide range of treatments and products to suit everyone. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. For me, Alverton Spa is a little bit of luxury in the heart of Penzance and I look forward to every visit.”

Alison G

“I meet Emily over 20 years ago and realised at once that I had found somebody who understood my skin problems. I have been a regular client ever since and appreciate her gentle, caring professionalism.

“Emily is passionate about all aspects of skin care and is always up to date with the latest developments. Penzance is extremely lucky to have a beauty salon of this high quality.”


“A visit to Alverton Spa is absolute bliss in a calm, relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend it to everyone. No matter what treatment you go for, all the staff are professional, friendly and readily offer advice on both treatments and products. When you leave you feel absolutely GREAT!”

J Milton

“Alverton Spa is a stylish salon that offers a wide range of treatments. Emily and her team are always very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I can thoroughly recommend a visit.”

Lynne Shannon

“Alverton Spa is a peaceful and relaxing salon. The staff are very welcoming and the treatments are excellent. I highly recommend a visit.”

G Bailey