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Clinic Director and Nurse Prescriber
Amy Bird, founder of KAST, is an aesthetic nurse practitioner with over 10 years nursing experience. Amy obtained her Bachelor of Nursing in 2010 at Chester University.
Starting her career in acute cardiology, Amy progressed quickly and became a nurse practitioner at UHSM where she obtained a nurse prescribers qualification.
Amy found her passion in plastic & cosmetic surgery and joined the renewed private cosmetic surgery group Transform at their northern hospital as a surgical ward manager.
KAST was born in 2014 and Amy opened her first treatment room in 2016. After much success, KAST Medispa was opened a year later and celebrates its second birthday at the end of October 2019. As a Save face Accredited clinic, Amy has been assessed and credentials validated for safe and ethical practice.
Amy has worked with injectable treatments, lasers and non-invasive cosmetic treatments for over 6 years and believes a natural and subtle rejuvenation as the desired end point. Her loyal patient following is a testament to her warmth and enthusiasm. This is also recognised by Eden Aesthetics, where Amy is a regional trainer in medical skincare line, Epionce products and peels.
Rachel Hennessey has been a laser therapist/aesthetician for over 3 years treating patients for skin rejuvenation, lifting, tightening and hair removal.
With an exceptional attention to detail Rachel has the ability to put her patient’s needs at the forefront of everything she does to ensure they have the best possible outcome.
Rachel started her career after obtaining her level 3 beauty therapy qualification and has spent 7 years in the industry, delivering a wide range of beauty and electrical treatments.
Before joining KAST, Rachel was a laser therapist for BUPA, where she built her expertise in laser hair removal and laser therapy.
Amanda Bowden brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked in the beauty and aesthetics sectors for over 30 years.
After obtaining a Higher National Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Supervisory Management, Amanda has enjoyed a varied and exciting early career combining work with global travel.
Amanda holds a Certificate in Education and worked as a beauty and aesthetic lecturer, assessor and verifier in further education and the private sector for over 13 years. Other roles include beauty therapist, aesthetician, business owner and clinic management.
Throughout her career, Amanda has remained at the forefront of treatment innovation and has acquired a deep understanding of the physiological and psychological effects on skin conditions such as acne, pigmentation, rosacea, ageing and the impact they have on our overall feeling of wellness. Thus, Amanda is well equipped to provide her clients with the most appropriate tools to address their individual concerns that best fits their time, budget, and expectations in order that they attain their goals whilst boosting their body confidence and esteem.
Amanda performs a wide range of face and body treatments, but her passion is for skin care and treatments that bring about notable changes in the appearance and health of the skin and improve her client’s overall quality of life.
Amanda very much looks forward to meeting you all very soon in clinic, for those of you who have already had the pleasure, you’ll agree she was the missing piece to our wonderful team
Nurse Prescriber and Injector
Nurse Hayley joined the team back in the summer and helped significantly in the early maternity Amy had to take. Since then she has seamlessly integrated into the whole clinical team here at KAST.
Hayley has trained with some of the UKs leading medic trainers in all advanced aspects of dermal filler and line softening treatments. She is an active member of the BACN and registered with the NMC.
Hayley combines her passion 6 year experience with her ‘day job’ where in depth anatomy is second nature. This combination allows for impeccable injecting skill.
Alongside her knowledge and experience Hayley injects all areas of the face including tear trough, lips, cheeks, jaw & chin.
Hayley and Amy have been friends and colleagues for a number of years after Hayley had shadowed Amy on a number of occasions for her own practice.
She’s a perfect fit and has been welcomed with open arms by our loving KAST family.