SUZANNE Bennett opened Bella You in 2013 “with big dreams” of helping clients “feel good from the inside out”.

Fast forward ten years and the 39-year-old mum-of-two is celebrating being named Warrington’s Best for Beauty 2023 thanks to the support of her loyal customers – and they voted in their hundreds!

Each week, we will be searching for the best Warrington has to offer in different categories and we’ve given out 13 awards for 2023.

The winners so far:

Best for Hair – Ashleigh Hair and Beauty

Best for Pies – Tomlins Bakery

Best for Nails – Bamboo Hair & Beauty

Best for Roast Dinner – Heaths Kitchen

Best for Cocktails – Dead Eyes

Best for Breakfast -Café Blu

Best for Fitness – Daniel Warburton

Best for Fish and Chips – Fish Net

Best for Tattoos – Danny’s Tattoo

Best for Pizza - Donatello

Best for Pets – Victoria Park Vets

Best Independent Shop or Business – The Phone Whisperer

Best for Dessert – White Lace Bakery

Voting for Warrington’s Best for Kids is currently taking place and we’re also looking for nominations in our latest search - Best Gym.

Next on the list was the search for Warrington’s Best for Beauty and Bella You in Great Sankey took the latest Best of 2023 crown.

Suzanne with one of her clients in the spotlight

Suzanne with one of her clients in the spotlight

Suzanne is fully qualified in hair and makeup as well as massage and sports massage and she’s just completed her level 3 in education and training.

She’s worked at various locations around Warrington including Top Shop where she was asked to open her first braid bar concession and she works mobile travelling all over the north west for photography shoots, weddings, parties and holistic events.

Suzanne, who has lived in Great Sankey all her life, said: “I don’t have a fancy shop as I prefer to work from home.

“I can work early mornings or late evenings and fit clients in around my children.

“My clients are as young as four and in their 60s – I see people of all ages.

“They like my holistic approach and know they can really switch off and be pampered.

“I love nothing more than glamming up the ladies of Warrington, braiding the hair of an excited little girl or attending beautiful bespoke weddings.”

Suzanne has a background in sport and health having worked in spas and on makeup counters but wanted to implement what she’s learnt over the years in her own business.

She said: “I love holistics and helping others and massage is something I’ve always loved to do.

“It doesn’t feel like work - seeing children and adults leave their appointment feeling calm and happy is really important.

“We must all take care of our own mental health and mindfulness is so important.

“Life can be hard and it’s important we find healthy ways of coping – holistics combined with hair and makeup help my customers look good on the inside and the outside, which boosts confidence and self love.

Some of Bella Yous stunning clients

Some of Bella You's stunning clients

Suzanne added: “Braids are still as popular as ever.

“The ultimate makeup and hair package, and also my massage package, is very popular.

“Many of my clients ask for a head massage before they get their hair styled.

“It’s those little touches that really make a difference.”

But what do Bella You’s customers think about the business? Why did they want Suzanne to win the latest title?

One nomination said: “Suzanne is an incredibly talented lady who truly puts her heart and soul into making look and feel beautiful.

“She deserves all the recognition for her hard work.”

Bella Yous SFX makeup creations for Halloween

Bella You's SFX makeup creations for Halloween

The past few years have been tough for Suzanne and other small business owners so she was delighted to learn she’d made the shortlist in our search to find Warrington’s Best for Beauty 2023.

Suzanne said: “Reading my customers’ comments and the reasons why they were nominating me was very special and I’m so grateful for their support.

“It wasn’t just about winning - reading everyone’s kind words has been amazing.

“Having said that, I was over the moon to find out I’d won.

“I don’t take this lightly as I know there are so many talented artists in this category.

“It’s a special award as it’s based in Warrington and every single vote means so much.”

She added: “I wouldn’t have a business without my wonderful clients.

“I’ve worked so hard to keep my business going and it’s all been worth it.”

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Bella You is based in Great Sankey

Bella You is based in Great Sankey