Westbourne Team

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 talent and experienced team of therapists to create an outstanding experience and exceptional level of service to valued clients. Whatever your requirements may be, The Venue is the ‘one stop shop’ to feeling and looking 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”


Salon Director

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

Jacqueline has always been fascinated by the world of beauty and is a known fanatic to her friends and family for her interest in trying new products and having her own treatments performed regularly.

Through Jacqueline’s 4 years in the hospitality sector and previous customer service experience, her attentiveness for client’s needs is impeccable. Combining these two qualities was a no brainier and she looks forward to bringing a high standard of salon experience to The Venue Westbourne.


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 & marketing. Starting her career at the age of 17, Keira is qualified in level 2 & 3 Beauty therapy. After years of working in & around Bournemouth in Spa’s & Salons Keira decided to take a step 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 & welcoming personality you will be in safe hands from the moment you walk through the salon doors.


Senior Therapist

Natalie is Level 2 & 3 beauty therapy qualified and has over 8 years experience in the industry and also 5 years experience working for a premium skin care brand in Newcastle and Dorset.

Starting her career in a hair and beauty salon as a therapist working her way to manager of the salon and working as a therapist around the Hampshire area most recently. Natalie has gained additional skills and can’t wait to further her career in our brand new salon.

Natalie’s favourite treatments are all things nails, lash extensions and lash lifts and she has a passion for skincare.

Natalie says “I’m really excited to join The Venue team”


Senior Therapist

Tara has had a passion for beauty therapy from a young age. She has been working in the beauty industry since 2016 and is fully qualified at Level 2 & 3.

Tara’s favourite treatments are Lash Lift, Massage and Dermaplaning, but she really does love all aspects of beauty

Tara says:

“I am very excited to be a part of the team at The Venue, Westbourne and I look forward to building relationships with new and existing clients.”


Senior Therapist


Carla has been in the beauty industry for 18 years and is fully qualified in level 2+3 Beauty Therapy. She started her career working on board luxury cruise liners as a skin care therapist. She then furthered her career by working for Virgin Atlantic as part of their inflight beauty therapy team.

Carla says;

“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.”


Beauty Apprentice

Kayleigh is one of our apprentices at Westbourne. She is completing her final level 3 qualification this year at college and is eager to get going with her beauty career once she qualifies. Kayleigh has a real passion for advanced treatments and loves learning about the science of the skin and how the machines work on the face and body. Kayleigh says, “I cannot wait to start growing my clientele at Westbourne and making my clients feel happy when they visit the salon”


Beauty Apprentice


Megan is currently doing her Level 2 Beauty Apprenticeship at college and hopes to follow up with her Level 3. She have always been passionate about beauty from a young age and has self taught herself to carry out Gel Nails and Eyebrows which she does for friends and family.

“I am really looking forward to working with the team at The Venue Westbourne and widening my knowledge for all things beauty”


Aesthetics Practitioner

Kylie has been in the beauty and aesthetics industry now for almost a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in advanced skin treatments.
Kylie first started working with some of the best & innovative machines on the market; laser hair removal, radio-frequency micro needling  and chemical skin peels.
Kylie made the transition to aesthetics after many years as a senior therapist and has trained with some of the most prestigious doctors, nurses and anaesthetic practitioner‘s.
Kylie has a natural flair for enhancing her clients natural beauty, she is naturally artistic and believes that this has proved a real advantage in aesthetics procedures. Kylie’s priority is client care and safety, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands.