Meet the Team

Meet the Team



Emily (Salon Director) has over 11 years’ experience in the beauty industry, her career has taken her as far afield as Australia where she worked with a well-known skincare brand learning from leading skin experts about the science of skin and rejuvenation techniques.

Upon returning to the UK, Emily set up her own business which went from strength to strength and after six years decided to expand into larger premises. The stunning new salon ‘The Venue’ has enabled her to offer a greater range of beauty and skin rejuvenation treatments for her loyal and valued clients. “I am extremely proud of what I and our fantastic team have achieved in the last 2 years of business. We have created a ‘one stop shop’ for everyone’s beauty needs. Whilst we are delighted with our success we are eager to develop our knowledge and skills as a team to ensure that we can offer our clients the very best and innovative treatments at a competitive price”


Jenna (Front of House and Salon Manager) has over 8 years’ customer service experience and her priority is to ensure that clients have a great experience at the salon. “First impressions are everything and I want to ensure that our clients receive a warm welcome and know that they are dealing with someone who can answer any questions that they may have about our range of treatments so that I can advise them on the right treatment to suit their particular needs and ensure that they know exactly what to expect”. Jenna also makes sure that clients are kept up to date with the latest treatments and special offers and is a ‘whizz’ on social media and PR.


Alison (Senior Therapist) has over 8 years experience within the industry. She has worked in spa’s and salons in and around Poole and Bournemouth since she was just 17 years old. Specialising in facials and massages (including Reflexology, Lomi Lomi and Shiatsu) Alison is know for her ‘magic touch’. In the short time Alison has been with us she has built up her clientele amazingly and we have received some fabulous reviews and feedback. Alison is keen to expand her skills and will soon be fully qualified semi-permanent lashes an advanced skincare therapies. We are really excited to watch Alison grow as a Therapist here at The Venue.


Sarah (Senior Therapist)  has been in the industry for over 10 years and is fully qualified in Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy. She also has advanced qualifications in IPL, Microdermabrasion and advanced waxing. Sarah started her career as an apprentice in a leisure centre and gradually made her way up to deputy manager. Since becoming a mum in 2015 she has moved from Basingstoke down to Bournemouth and gone back to her original passion of Beauty Therapy. Sarah is a great asset to our team here at the salon, she is friendly, outgoing and a fantastic team player.


Kayleigh (Junior Therapist) has recently completed her Level 3 and 4 Beauty Qualification. Starting her Beauty Therapy career slightly later than planned at 24, she has truly found her talent and passion within the industry. Specialising in Lash Lifting (which is her favourite treatment) Kayleigh is now seeking the route of Advanced Skincare Therapies and now offers IPL, Radio Frequency and Laser tattoo removal. Always striving to learn more and better her skill set. Kayleigh has really built up her clientele since joining us last year and is fully booked most days due to her infectious smile and bubbly personality. She will always ensure to brighten up your day. (Currently on maternity leave)


Sophie (Junior Therapist) is a highly talented young therapist. Not only does she pick up new treatments quickly but clients love her vibrant and welcoming personality and attention to detail with all her treatments. After just one year of training she was booked out most days but still finds the time to be a great team player. She has recently completed her Level 3 Beauty Qualification with flying colours and above all she has a natural passion for beauty and is highly skilled in semi-permanent lashes and nails.



Silva (Nail Technician and Therapist) began her level 2 and 3 beauty apprenticeship 4 years ago at the age of just 16. Silva then went on to do further training and became a fully qualified nail technician. She has a great imagination and eye for detail, you will never be stuck on what amazing design to have next! “I specialise in nail art and encapsulating designs into the acrylic. I love using Swarovski crystals in my sets to finish off the designs.” Although Silva’s main passion is nails she still enjoys all aspects of beauty practically waxing and tanning. Silva is a great asset to our team, she is friendly, outgoing and a fantastic all rounder.



Emma (nail technician) qualified in level 2 nail technology at Bournemouth and Poole college in 2007 at the age of 21. To further Emma’s skills and training she then went on to complete an apprenticeship and continued working in a salon for the next 4 years.  After having a break to become a mum Emma was ready to take the plunge and get herself back to work. “I love being back in a busy, lively salon where I can get back into doing what I love and being creative.” In the short time Emma has been with us it has been lovely watching her get back into what she loves doing and building up her clientele.



Sian (Beauty Apprentice) recently started her level 2 beauty therapy course at college in September. It is a great experience for Sian being here at the salon alongside her college course as she gains a lot of knowledge and training working alongside the other therapists as well as her course one day a week. Once Sian has completed her level 2 training in November 2019 she will then start her level 3. “Since starting my training just a few months ago I am really enjoying doing waxing, manicures and pedicures.” Sian has already got her own column and it is clear to see her passion for beauty. She is keen to expand her kills and we think she Is going to be one to watch when qualified.



Nicky (Senior Stylist) with over 30 years’ experience in the hairdressing Industry is a highly valued member of the team. Nicky moved from the Cotswolds where she worked as a Senior Stylist and Training Assessor within a large hairdressing group. She learnt many of her skills whilst working in Australia and believes that continuous professional development is paramount in the hairdressing industry to ensure that her skills and product knowledge is of the highest standard. She also believes that attending regular Schwarzkopf training is a priority. Many clients enjoy having their hair done after a beauty treatment to complete their look, one of the benefits of the “one stop shop”.


My name is Julia Rasti. I have been a registered general nurse for many years. Spending most of my career in hospitals as a senior nurse in the intensive care unit locally and as far as Australia. Following this I studied and achieved a degree as a nurse practitioner in surgery. Latterly I then went onto study pharmacology and prescribing at masters level at university. I have been qualified in aesthetics since 2007 practicing at advanced level. I’m an independent prescriber an am regulated by the professional board and a voluntary member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses. Also, I have full medical indemnity insurance. I am delighted to join the team at The Venue and look forward to meeting you all.