Meet the Team


Emily (Salon Director) has nearly 10 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 five 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 our first year in 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 Marketing Manager) has over 6 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.


Nichole (Nail Technician) is a leader in her field with over 10 years experience in the industry. Her talent and creativity is a real asset to the salon and our clients particularly love her warm and generous personality. Nichole will inspire you with her spectacular nail designs from wacky bug nails to simple classy designs to suit every occasion. She is generous in sharing ideas and is well known across Bournemouth and Poole for her nail art. It’s often the highlight of the day when junior technicians get the opportunity to train with her. Her enthusiasm is infectious and The Venue is delighted to have her on the team. Please don’t forget to book in advance as Nichole is very much in demand.


Laura (Nail Technician) has nearly 20 years experience. Having started her career at just 15 years old working in her local Nail Salon, Laura discovered she has a real talent and passion for Nails. In her late 20’s Laura took some time out and found another love within Floristry. Working for 5 years in the industry Laura went back to her first passion of being a Nail Technician. She specialises in acrylic and Is a perfectionist at what she does. Recently she has found she is a dab hand at nail art and loves discovering all the new techniques the creative world of nails has to offer.


Katrina (Nail Technician) gained her qualifications at the famous Beauty Academy in London. Prior to being a Nail Technician Katrina worked as a fashion designer in London, Egypt and Dubai after graduating in Fashion Studies from The University of the Arts London. She specialises in Gel and Acrylic Enhancements with nail art being her most popular service. Katrina’s creative vision, huge passion for beauty and design allow her to deliver stylish and unique nail designs.  Her favourite being Gel foil work.


Sophie (Junior Therapist) is a highly talented young therapist and one to watch when she finishes her qualifications at the end of this year. 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 is booked out most days but still finds the time to be a great team player. She is working towards her Level 3 Beauty Qualification and above all she has a natural passion for beauty and is highly skilled in semi-permanent lashes and nails.


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 in March and is fully booked most days due to her infectious smile and bubbly personality. She will always ensure to brighten up your day.


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”.

Sophie Harvey

Sophie (Semi-permanent Makeup) our highly qualified Artist with over 3 years’ experience in the industry and is one of the most sought after artists on the South Coast. The salon is delighted to have such talent within the team. Sophie specialises in semi-permanent eyebrows, eyeliner and lip colour with outstanding results. She also specialises in removal of old permanent makeup and re-application. Due to high demand Sophie is often booked up to 8 weeks in advance, so remember to please book ahead, although who knows you may just be lucky and manage to grab a cancellation.

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