The Venue, in the vibrant hub of Westbourne, Bournemouth, offers a haven of calm and indulgent luxury together with an inspiring energetic and creative environment.
Founder Emily Dillon, leads a highly talented and experienced team of therapists who create an outstanding experience, providing an exceptional level of service to our valued clients. We offer an array of treatments, so whatever your needs may be, The Venue is the ‘one stop shop’ to looking and feeling fantastic, with 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 late opening hours until 9pm, a visual social media corner, iPads and mobile phone charges, life just got a little easier.
Meet the team
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 5 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”.
Caroline has over 20 years experience in business development, management and investment and is a self motivated business woman and entrepreneur. As a dedicated customer of The Venue Salon in Wallisdown Caroline grew to know Emily, the team and saw an opportunity in how well the business operated.
“I was really impressed by Emily’s passion, drive and success with the Venue beauty Salon.
The whole team are enthusiastic, friendly and clearly enjoy what they do.
I’m excited to be part of The Venue Westbourne team, seeing the business grow and all the opportunities that it holds for the future”.
Our vision is to create a ‘one stop shop’ for anti-ageing and beauty therapy treatments using the latest technologies. We aim to offer a classic modern environment, making our client’s experience both a comfortable, effective and enjoyable experience.
Front of House
Ellie has over 7 years experience in the beauty industry and is a qualified Makeup Artist, Eyelash Tech and Brow Tech. Her love for beauty spilled over into a love for marketing and social media where she set up her own marketing agency specialising in the running of beauty based social medias. Her journey with The Venue started as a client where she loved getting her nails and HydrO2 facials done regularly, this hasn’t changed!
Ellie is a key member of the Westbourne team, being point of call for both our clients and therapists, she keeps the day running smoothly while being a whizz on social media and working on ‘behind the scenes’ plans. With her friendly, charismatic nature and a realm of beauty knowledge you’ll be in safe hands with Ellie from the moment you walk into the salon.
”I am so happy to be apart of this amazing team and I look forward to welcoming all of our lovely clients, old and new, to the Westbourne Salon.”
Front of House
Keira has over 4 year’s experience in customer service. Keira previously handled all aspects of reception & marketing working in hair salons. Starting her career at the age of 17, Keira is qualified in level 2 & 3 Beauty therapy. After working at Bournemouth’s leading spa’s & salon’s, Keira decided to take a step down as a therapist to continue following her career in front of house and marketing.
Keira is a great asset to the team with her beauty knowledge behind her – and with her welcoming personality, you will be in safe hands from the moment you walk through the salon doors.
Natalie holds Level 2 & 3 beauty therapy qualifications. With over 8 years of experience in the industry as well as 5 years experience (working for a premium skin care brand in Newcastle and Dorset). You will certainly be in good hands with our Senior Therapist; Natalie is trained in majority of our available treatments.
Starting her career at a hair and beauty salon, she soon proved her capability as she became manager of the salon. Natalie’s salon experience shines through her whether it be perfecting nail designs, or offering skincare advice.
Natalie’s favourite treatments are all things nails, lashes and working with her regular clients with their weekly course treatments.
Natalie says “I’m really excited to join The Venue team, I can’t wait to expand my knowledge further afield to offer clients the latest machine technology treatments as well as developing my on-going love for beauty”.
Hannah is one of our Senior Therapists who has over 4 years experience working throughout the Bournemouth area and also travelling around the world working on cruise ships. Here at The Venue she has had the opportunity to expand her beauty knowledge.
Hannah is really keen on making sure that every client leaves the salon with a smile on their face, whilst making sure that they are looking and feeling amazing. She is trained in our specialist facials including the new HydrO2 facial, deep tissue massage, lash lifts and eyelash extensions.
“My favourite treatments are massage, facials and eyelash enhancements. I have really enjoyed being part of this great team where everyone works together for the good of our clients and to the same goals.”
“I feel very passionate about my job and I have been very lucky to travel all over the world and experience different cultures and treatments within the industry. I don’t particularly have a favourite treatment as I love all areas of beauty.”
Carla has worked with many popular brands such as Dermalogica, Elemis and Eve Taylor. Over the years she has gained a wealth of knowledge and has worked with some amazing therapists.
“I am very excited to be part of this new team in Westbourne and build new relationships with the clients.”
Megan is currently studying for her Level 2 Beauty Apprenticeship qualification at Bournemouth and Poole college; she aims to complete Level 3 after. Megan has always been particularly interested in beauty from a young age. She has already shown eagerness and initiative as she has taught herself to carry out Gel Nails and Eyebrows- which she does for friends and family. You will find Megan shadowing our therapists in action but she is a fountain of knowledge if you want to discuss beauty products and skincare! Megan runs her own Youtube and Instagram account where she samples gifted products and reviews them on her channel.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the team at The Venue Westbourne. There is always something to watch and something to learn here. Alongside college, it will be the perfect salon to widen my knowledge”.
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 Westbourne.
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 Westbourne 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.”