Wallisdown Team

The Venue, a well-established and luxurious salon situated in the heart of Wallisdown, Bournemouth, offering a haven of calm and indulgent luxury for all your beauty needs. 

Founder Emily Dillon, leads a highly talented and experienced team of therapists to create an outstanding experience and exceptional level of service to valued clients.  The Venue is the ‘one stop shop’ to feeling and looking fantastic, providing the very latest aesthetic and non-surgical treatments available for both face and body.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority, but comfort and convenience is important too.  With 8 skilled beauty therapists to choose from, 2 aesthetic practitioners, 2 leading hairdressers, late night opening until 9pm, IPads and mobile phone charges – life just got a little easier.

Meet the team

Emily

Salon Director & Founder

Emily 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

Jenna has over 10 years’ customer service experience. Her priority is to ensure clients have a wonderful experience at the salon from the minute they walk through the doors. “First impressions are everything and I want to ensure our clients always receive a warm welcome and know they are dealing with someone who can answer any questions they may have about our range of treatments.”

One of Jenna’s main focuses in the salon is marketing. “I like to keep up to date with all the latest marketing ideas, whether that’s on social medial or advertising I think it’s so important to stay current with all the knowledge of what happens behind the scenes.” Jenna always makes sure clients are kept up to date with the latest treatments and special offers and is a ‘whizz’ on social media. “No working day is every the same which is why I love most about my job. From welcoming new clients, catching up with regulars and being part of a fantastic group of ladies. I love watching the girls learn new things and grow as women as the time goes on.”

Since returning from maternity leave this year Jenna has stepped up more into her managerial role at the salon and is now the main point of call for the therapists and our clients. “I have such a fantastic relationship with all the girls, they make managing them a pleasure. I love having more of a responsibility at the salon and being involved in everything behind the scenes!”

Keira

Front of House

Keira has over 4 year’s experience in customer service, having previously worked in hair salons taking care of all aspects of reception and marketing. Starting her career at the age of 17, Keira is qualified in level 2 and 3 Beauty therapy. After years of working in & around Bournemouth in Spa’s and Salons Keira decided to take a step down as a Therapist & continue her career down the front of house and marketing route. Keira is a great asset to the team with her beauty knowledge behind her and welcoming personality you will be in safe hands from the moment that you walk through the salon doors.

Sarah

Senior Therapist

Sarah has been in the beauty industry for over 12 years and is fully qualified in Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy. She also has advanced qualifications in IPL, (hair removal and skin rejuvenation), microdermabrasion and advanced waxing. Sarah qualified in CryoPen in 2018 and has had a huge demand in this particular treatment from the beginning. She is known for being particularly fast in waxing especially hot waxing and has been named the “wax queen” in the salon. Sarah loves being a part of our team here at the salon, she is friendly, outgoing and a fantastic team player.

Silva

Senior Therapist

Silva began her level 2 and 3 apprenticeship at the age of 16, being in the industry for 6 years. She has continued to expand her knowledge by completing a nail technician course, intimate waxing, eyelash extension, specialist facials and recently semi-permanent eyebrows. Silva says; “my priority is to ensure that our clients are delighted with their treatment and leave feeling like a million dollars. I like to build good relationships with my clients so that they will return time and time again.” Silva is a great asset to our team, she is friendly outgoing and a fantastic all rounder.

Sophie

Junior Therapist

Sophie has worked 2 and a half years in the beauty industry, experiencing both spa and salon settings in Bournemouth as well as the New Forest. She has qualifications in Level 2 and 3 Beauty and Spa Therapies which enabled her to learn extra treatments like electrical facials and hot stone massage. Sophie has a keen attitude towards learning new things and is extremely excited to be apart of The Venue Wallisdown.

Her favourite treatments are Gel Nails, Facials and Massage, but she thoroughly enjoys the diversity of treatments the salon provides. 

”I am looking forward to joining the team at Wallisdown and building a loyal client base. I really love meeting new people and making others happy, not only through treatments but through listening and chatting too.”

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Fran

Junior Therapist

Fran is one of the newest members to join our expanding team. From a young age Fran always knew she wanted to be in either the makeup or beauty industry.

“I started by studying makeup in 2016 but soon realised I wanted to pursue a career in beauty therapy and went on to obtain my level 2 and 3 qualifications.”

During this time, Fran expanded her skills by undertaking further courses including eyelash extensions & lash lift. Fran is a great asset to the salon. Her lovely nature and happiness shines through and we are really looking forward to watching Fran grow and expand her knowledge here at the salon.

Mel

Apprentice 

Mel has recently completed her level 2 apprenticeship “I believe working in a salon full time alongside my course gave me a good opportunity to watch treatments and help gain knowledge, whilst working and training alongside other therapists. In September Mel will begin her level 3 course at Bournemouth college. She has also completed extra courses including gel nails and lash lifts.

“My favourite treatment is nails; I love how creative you can be especially with all the colours we have to offer.”

Mel has already got her own column and it is clear to see her passion for beauty. She is keen to expand her skills and we think she Is going to be one to watch when qualified.

Nicky

Senior Stylist

Nicky has over 30 years’ experience in the hairdressing Industry and 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”.

Julia

Aesthetics Practitioner & Nurse

Julia has been a registered general nurse for many years. Spending most of her career in hospitals as a senior nurse in the intensive care unit locally and as far as Australia. Following this Julia studied and achieved a degree as a nurse practitioner in surgery. She then went onto study pharmacology and prescribing at masters level at university. Julia has been qualified in aesthetics since 2007 practicing at advanced level. She is an independent prescriber and is regulated by the professional board and a voluntary member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses. Also, Julia has full medical indemnity insurance. We are delighted to have Julia on board as part of The Venue team, a highly skilled professional, who’s qualifications and experience speak for themselves.