Transition

131-133 Fratton Road , Fratton, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 5AJ

About us

Bringing you over 30 years experience & passion in the beauty business, Debbie McIntyre and her team welcome you to Transition.

If you are looking for an established (1996) & trusted, unisex one stop salon treating you from head to toe, for your general beauty essentials, a soothing pamper day or a more aesthethic procedure, our aim is to offer our guests an experience tailored & bespoke to their needs. In extremely relaxing and comfortable surroundings, it is truly an Oasis at the heart of Portsmouth

Our spacious, purpose built and air conditioned beauty salon has a clinic room, two beauty rooms & laser room with two nail bars & make up station to allow clients to watch the world go by. All of our therapists continue to keep up to date with latest developments and trends, with regular training in order to offer our guests the most up to date treatments and advanced, safe techniques professionally.

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:30
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 15:00
Sunday Closed

Services

Nails
Beauty
Face
Body

Reviews

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Massage - recommend

Natalie Phillips
22nd Jul 2024
5.0
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I was bought a massage voucher and this was the first appointment I used it for. I’ve been to the salon many times before for treatment but not for a while.

From entry to departure, I was welcomed and treated very well by everyone I came into contact with - really politely and very friendly.

My massage therapist was lovely and talked through the treatment process and was really helpful. She did a really good job and applied the right amount of pressure too. One thing that’s good at Transitions is that the therapists ensure you’re happy with the amount of pressure applied and ask you to make it clear if it isn’t okay, and to make anything known. Not many places do so, which I find strange as it’s in everyone’s best interests.

After the treatment, I booked in my next session and cannot wait - highly recommend!

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Wendy Dillon
17th Jul 2024
Team Member: Shannon
5.0
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Very relaxing and a lovely experience

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Excellent

Ms Julie Ridden
16th Jul 2024
Team Member: Serena
5.0
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Had a lovely time with a nice cup of tea lol nice chatting to Serena and Debbie and my nails OMG they look amazing can't stop looking at them ..I need a life I know this 😅

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Legs

Anonymous
12th Jul 2024
5.0

Already guessed upon arrival why I was 10 mins late. No fuss or dramas. Always very professional and friendly. Can rely on for advice and help, if required. Always been very enthusiastic about her job and extremely keen to improve her knowledge and experience. Puts you at ease. Thank you very much.

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Anonymous
12th Jul 2024
5.0

Already guessed upon arrival why I was 10 mins late. No fuss or dramas. Always very professional and friendly. Can rely on for advice and help, if required. Always been very enthusiastic about her job and extremely keen to improve her knowledge and experience. Puts you at ease. Thank you very much.

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Anonymous
12th Jul 2024
5.0

Already guessed upon arrival why I was 10 mins late. No fuss or dramas. Always very professional and friendly. Can rely on for advice and help, if required. Always been very enthusiastic about her job and extremely keen to improve her knowledge and experience. Puts you at ease. Thank you very much.

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All polished

Mrs Alyson Hearn
10th Jul 2024
Team Member: Shannon
5.0
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A very relaxing time and a great job done

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Great salon

Trudi Brough
10th Jul 2024
Team Member: Serena
5.0
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A gem of a salon, always great service and a lovely atmosphere.

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Amazing experience

Jenny Milligan
9th Jul 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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As always the experience was wonderful. Bella is an amazing therapist. I always look forward to going to the salon. It has a lovely atmosphere. Truly special

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Great place

Eddie B
6th Jul 2024
Team Member: Shannon
5.0

I have been pass this place for years and often wondered what it’s like and on a friend recommendation I now now. It’s friendly, welcoming and very relaxing. I have been a few times and would highly recommend to anyone. My only issue is that all the treatments sound so good I want to try them all😂😂 For nails the range of colours is vast and you can get a colour to match any outfit.

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Pedicure

Mrs Prem Thatcher
5th Jul 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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Excellent as always !
Sorry about the glass !!

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Anonymous
2nd Jul 2024
5.0

Fantastic eyebrows yet again from the very talented Debbie. I always look forward to coming to the salon such a friendly atmosphere & lovely to catch up! 🫶

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Pretty pedicure

Ms Denise Bartholomew
29th Jun 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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Bella changed my ugly feet to summer ready - not ashamed to show them off now.

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Perfect!

Mrs Heidi Massam
29th Jun 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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A wonderful experience each time I pop into Transition. You’re made to feel incredibly welcome, comfortable & relaxed. All my treatments are flawless & perfect.

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Great manicure

Beth
22nd Jun 2024
Team Member: Shannon
4.0
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Lovely manicure, really pleased with the result.

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Nails with Shannon

Miss Vicky Carter
21st Jun 2024
Team Member: Shannon
5.0
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Shannon is so lovely, so thorough with her work. My nails look lovely, really clean and natural.

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Eyebrows re- tattooed

Mrs Sarah Harding
21st Jun 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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Love my new eyebrows and enjoy going to Transitions, always welcoming, a lovely atmosphere in there and such lovely girls especially Debbie, who is very professional, knowledgeable and 1st class in her profession, always have a giggle and a catch-up with her when I visit, I really wouldn't trust anyone else with my eyebrows, would 100% recommend

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Excellent service

Jenny Milligan
13th Jun 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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It is always a pleasure to walk into the salon. There is always a warm welcome.
I thoroughly enjoy my treatments and Bella is amazing.

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Jeanette Thomson
13th Jun 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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Bella always does a good job . And was really helpful today as broken my, wrist

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Sally Mcnally
11th Jun 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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Absolutely fabulous! Wonderful treatment, therapeutic and distressing!! Wonderful treatment by wonderful therapist ❤️

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Care, attention, & the extra mile

Julian Kent
7th Jun 2024
Team Member: Serena
5.0
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As ever, both Serena and Debbie are really caring people and go the extra mile. I always feel valued and cared for and the treatment is administered with care and attention, and with a large measure of good humour thrown in! I always look forward to my visit.

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Wacing

Edward Davies
7th Jun 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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Excellent vas always

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Manicure

Marie Elliott
6th Jun 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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I’ve been coming to this beauty salon for the past year to have my nails done. Bella is very professional and friendly.

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Excellent Swedish back/neck/shoulder Massage

Sion Reynolds
31st May 2024
Team Member: Serena
5.0
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This is an excellent massage. Serena really goes the extra mile - nothing is too much trouble. She is friendly, polite and professional. She listens to my needs and tailors a shared approach with me, of exercises and self-massage, to work on between sessions, so that I don’t become too dependent on frequent visits. Upon leaving the salon, I am stress free and can move more easily, with more grace. First-rate value-for-money.

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Manicure and gel

Miss Alison Chester
23rd May 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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Always love coming to have my nails done bell's is very skilled , always welcoming, and delightful.

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Back massage

A Mouse
22nd May 2024
Team Member: Serena
5.0
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Always made to feel very welcome in the salon. Very friendly, trustworthy and experienced. Puts you at ease straight away despite some pain due to knots, etc. Highly recommended. Given advice about using a ball in a sock for the back. Thank you very much.

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Excellent

Ms Julie Ridden
22nd May 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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A warm friendly relaxing experience as always

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Anonymous
22nd May 2024
5.0

A warm friendly relaxing experience as always

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Fantastic experience

Anonymous
22nd May 2024
5.0

Debbie is number 1

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Louise Owen
22nd May 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0

Amazing as always x

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Very happy

Wendy Haley
17th May 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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Thank you Debbie, I am delighted with the result of your expertise

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Pedicure

Mrs Diane Farr
16th May 2024
Team Member: Shannon
5.0
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Had a great time, friendly staff and customers, it was nice to be treated for a change, Shannon made a lovely job of my feet. Thanks

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Relax Time

Franny Phillips
14th May 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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Today Was Like Walking Into An Oasis Of Calm - Debbie Was Extremely Helpful Informative & Attentive - i Found The The Experience Most Worth While.

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Relaxing Facial

Stacey Moon
14th May 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0

Had a wonderful Relaxing facial today, Bella was so good and her massage pressure and technique was amazing! Thank you Bella my skin looks and feels so fresh

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Lovely nails

Colette Forer
11th May 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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Bella always does such a lovely job with OPI gel nails.

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Deep tissue back neck and shoulder

Rosemary Norman
11th May 2024
Team Member: Shannon
5.0
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Shannon was very calming and relaxing and I loved the experience

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So relaxing

Mrs Alison Morton
10th May 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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Had a lovely facial by Bella. Firm where it needed to be and gentle around the face. So relaxing.

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Friendly and welcoming atmosphere...

Liz Dunk
9th May 2024
Team Member: Serena
5.0
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I enjoy coming to the salon as there is always such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere from Debbie & the team. Very satisfied with my treatment as usual.

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Mrs Prem Thatcher
8th May 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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Excellent

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Fantastic facial

Mrs Tina Kellett
3rd May 2024
Team Member: Bella
5.0
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What an amazing experience with Bella today, who made me feel so totally relaxed after a stressful few months.
I completely zoned out and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
I wouldn’t hesitate in using Bella again.
Thank you!
Oh my nails looked amazing too! Xx

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Mrs Prem Thatcher
3rd May 2024
Team Member: Bella
4.5
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Excellent service as always

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Amazing always

Sue Payne
25th Apr 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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Debs always remembers what's going on in your life and it's just so lovely to catch up with a mate.
Always look forward to my visit and always felt very special

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Lip tattoo

Anonymous
23rd Apr 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0

Excellent as usual

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Eyebrows

Wendy Dillon
18th Apr 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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Lovely as always and thanks for all the advice today

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Mrs Sherry Dew
18th Apr 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0

Always love going to Transition - always happy smiling staff. Always cheerful when you arrive. Thank you Debbie for my ‘new eyebrows’ getting lots of amazing compliments.

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All smooth

Mrs Alyson Hearn
17th Apr 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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Very good as always

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Hair micropigmentation touch up

Myles Fitzgerald
15th Apr 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0

Debbie always does an amazing job. Very professional. Brilliant service.i highly recommend.

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Mr Myles Fitzgerald
15th Apr 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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Debbie as always does an amazing job. Very professional..

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H-eye Brows

Ms Annette Lewington
14th Apr 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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Perfectly fabulous High Brow eyebrows 🧡 I love them

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Hair micropigmentation touch up

Mr Myles Fitzgerald
12th Apr 2024
Team Member: Debbie
5.0
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Debbie as always does a great service, very professional, great outcome. 👍

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