It has always been a life long dream of mine to one day share my passion, skill and expert knowledge by opening my very own luxury boutique beauty spa.  Education has always been important to me, which I make a priority in my own personal development. I enjoy furthering my education and believe to be an expert in your field you should always continue learning throughout your career. With this passion, it has lead me to open Moroccan Rose Academy Of  Beauty Therapy. Here I want to empower students through education and offer training to the highest standards.

When creating Moroccan Rose, it was designed as a place of escapism, wellness, to uplift the scenes, restore balance and add a touch of luxury.

With the daily stresses and being on the go 24/7 we want to be your go too for some much needed r&r.


In Essex. there are not many hotels including spa facilities or wellness retreats. I wanted to create a boutique, to have all the elements of how it feels to visit a spa, this was reflected in our decor, product brands, treatments and how we operate at Moroccan Rose completed with finishing touches; such as Moroccan Mint tea in our relaxation lounge post treatment. This ethos, being different amongst the crowd sets us apart and offers a complete head to toe experience. A little mot for body and mind. 

Moroccan Rose has been established since 2013 and since gone on to become multi award winning, WINNER of 12 amazing awarding titles! 

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Michaela Johnson

Founder and Owner of Moroccan Rose.

Esthetician, Beauty and Massage Therapist, Skin Care Specialist and Nail Artist. 

Level 3 Educator and Assessor. 

I have been a qualified Beauty Therapist for 16 years and absolutely love my role within the health and beauty industry. Making people not only look amazing but to also feel amazing is very rewarding. 

Being part of our guests 'special moments' in life whether its bridal nails, a pregnancy massage or uplifting someone through difficult times.

Once I completed 3 years of education at Havering College of Further and Higher Education in Hornchurch, Essex

I decided to embark on my career in London, working at some well known luxury day spa's. 




- City and Guilds NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualifications - 2006

- City and Guilds VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualifications - 2007

- City and Guilds VTCT Level 3 Health, Safety and Employment Standards - 2008

- Award In Education and Teaching Level 3 qualification (PTTLS) - 2020

- Assessors Award In Education Level 3 (2021)

I have previously worked in several of London's most famous and iconic luxury day spa's once I finished studying at college, starting at the iconic and famous ladies only day spa 'The Sanctuary' located in Covent Garden, London.

Spa's I have worked in include;

The Sanctuary Spa - Covent Garden

The Spa in Dolphin Square - Pimlico

The Dorchester Spa - Park Lane

Spa Experience - Bethnal Green 

Elemis Day Spa - Mayfair

After long term positions I decided I wanted to absorb more experience and knowledge before opening my own business, so I decided to complete some short term Senior Spa Therapist / Supervisory positions.

Spa's included

The Mandarin Oriental - Knightsbridge

Liz Earle - Chelsea 

The Organic Pharmacy - Chelsea and Kensington

Chelsea Harbour Hotel and Spa - Chelsea 

It was great to gain valuable experience and be part of the above spa locations. Here I delivered treatments, assistant supervisor, was part of the events and help co train therapists.

I have been fortunate to train with some of the best brands used within the industry.

I am fully qualified with the following product brands;

Aromatherapy Associates, La Sultane de Saba, The Sanctuary Spa, The Organic Pharmacy, Liz Earl, Thalgo, ESpa, Nude, Elemis, Dermalogica, Rodial, BeautyLab London, Comfort Zone, Ella Bache, St. Tropez, Beau Bronze,  Mii Cosmetics, Jane Iredale, Lash Perfect, Salon System, Ibd Just Gel, NSI, Spa Ritual, Orly, OPI, Lycon, Babyliss Pro Satin Smooth, Wellmax Callus Peel, Jessica Nails / Jessica GELeration, Skin Base, Nailtiques, Gigi


I have had the privileged to be given the opportunity to perform treatments on leadingindustry experts as well as  the following celebrities over the years at events and spa's that I have worked at including;

Anna Wintour - Editor in Chief at Vogue

Natalie J - Editor of Conde Nast Magazine

Nadine Baggott - Beauty Editor 

Joely Richardson - Actress 

Jo Sugar - Make Up Artist 

Beyonce - Singer 

Dita Von Tese - Burlesque Performer 

Holly Willoughby - Television Presenter 

Danni Minogue - Singer 

Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child) - Singer 

Elaine C Smith - Actress 

Rita Simons - Actress 

Millie Mackintosh - Television Personality 

Lucy Cave -  Editor at Heat Magazine 

Mollie King - Singer / DJ

Kate Nash - Singer 

Verity Rushworth - Actress

Amanda Holden - Radio Host / Actress 

Kelly Brook - Model / Radio Host 

Jodie Kidd - Model 

Linda Barker - Interior Designer 

Amber La Bon - Model / DJ

Theo Walcott  - Footballer 

Rupert Everett - Actor 

Boris Johnson - Prime Minister 

Eddie Redman - Actor 

Haim - American Pop Band 

Industry experts and reporters 


Education is very important to me, I love learning new skills and personally  think for career and personal development you should never stop learning. The health and beauty industry is continuously evolving and as a professional within the industry you should always be furthering your knowledge and skills set. 

With this passion in mind, I have gone on to complete relevant teaching qualifications and am now a Level 3 Educator. 


I have also completed experience as an educator at The London College of Beauty Therapy, teaching an iTech Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy combined course to aspiring students. 


I am truly grateful for the awards myself and my business have been awarded over the years. I always push myself within my career, as a beauty professional and business owner. I am thankful to have a wonderful client base who enjoy their treatment experiences at Moroccan Rose, as well as being recognised by industry awarding bodies.

Moroccan Rose 'Indulgent Beauty'

I knew from the moment I started college once day I would aspire to opening my own beauty salon. I personally do not like beauty salons, mainly due to their conveyor belt service, in / out, I feel they lack atmosphere, personal touches and tranquillity. During my time working only in London Day Spa's it become apparent that salon and spa are completely different. Through experience this gave me inspiration that when I opened my beauty salon, it would have no beauty salon vibes. Everything about Moroccan Rose is to enhance a place of relaxation and escapism. To visit somewhere luxurious and be pampered like you are in a fancy spa in London, without the hassle of travelling to and from. Moroccan Rose uses only high quality spa only product brands to compliment the ethos of Moroccan Rose. We have total exclusivity on treatment and products by La Sultane de Saba and Aromatherapy Associates. (Found in spa's such as The Dorchester Hotel, Harrods, Liberty of London, Spa Nk and Harvey Nichols. Aromatherapy Associates is exclusively used on Richard Branson's Necker Island and fans include the Royal family, Princess Diana was a fan)

The inspiration of the name come from my Nannie Rose, who sadly passed away when I was just 11 years old. I wanted to add her name into the business name in her memory. The Moroccan part was inspired by a love of lanterns and my product brands; La Sultane de Saba, although known as a Parisian brand, is the creation of a Moroccan Family who source some of their authentic products from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Aromatherapy Associates also source their Rose from Morocco so all components complimented one another well. One thing I get asked is if I have Moroccan heritage, the answer is no. My family is British and I am from Essex. I have never been to Morocco, but would love to visit in the future. 

Moroccan Rose Product Range

I am currently working on launching my own product formulations, which is something I have always wanted to do and achieve. Stay tuned for products to launch in the near future!

Nails by Michaela Johnson

I love being part of events and you will often find me working as lead nail artist at London Fashion Week. 

Please reference 'Events' page for more details. 

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Michaela Johnson Founder