At Vanilla Pod Beauty we’re dedicated professionals always looking for ways to expand our already large portfolio of services, with a commitment to our clients which goes above and beyond the call of duty and always to convey a passion for the customer and to consistently deliver the best service experience. Our vision: Delivering Customer Satisfaction is about providing timely, responsive service with integrity, simplicity and a passion for excellence while meeting or exceeding our customer’s expectations.

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Emma Wright

Owner of Vanilla Pod Beauty

Elite Eyebrow Artist, Semi Permanent Make Up Artist, Teeth Whitening Technician, Laser Hair Removal Technician, Cosmetologist, PTTLS Qualified, Beauty Therapist & Founder of Vanilla Pod Beauty. Trained at Chichester College, Harley Street LoveLite, Dermace (semi permanent make up) & Carlton Institute. Qualifications –  City & Guilds NVQ 2 & 3 in beauty therapy, Carlton Institute diplomas (various treatments). Dermace certified Semi Permanent Make Up Artist City & Guilds PTLLS teaching qualification, beauty is my life.

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Teresa Kis

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Teresa Kis (nee Simmonds) is an independent nurse prescriber and has worked in the aesthetic profession since 2003. Teresa also works as a senior nurse trainer for a leading pharmaceutical company, training other doctors, dentists and nurses in basic and advanced dermal filler techniques. She has demonstrated dermal filler techniques at aesthetic conferences including FACE, IAAFA and BACN. Teresa is a member of the BACN (British Association of Cosmetic Nurses) and the RCN (Royal College of Nurses) and has also worked with many Aesthetic Key opinion leaders including Mr Raman Malhotra, Dr Sandeep Cliff, Dr Gertrude Huss and Professor Bob Khana.


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Georgina Parker

Professional Makeup Artist

Trained at: Make up by Sarah Woodhouse Qualifications: Diploma in foundation level Make Up . I was lucky to have one to one training with a lady called Sarah Woodhouse. she has been in the industry for 25 plus years and worked on celebrity’s and had her work showcased in magazines and well known websites like boohoo. I use mainly MAC Cosmetics. It’s my passion so I take all jobs seriously and always take my time to research a look our clients are always going to be happy with.

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Chloe Reynolds

Level 3 Beauty Therapist

I have been in the indurstry for nearly 2 and half years. I.left school unsure on what career path I wanted to pursue in and took the course of beauty in northbrook college in broadwater doing MVQ  level 2 When I finished the course I found my feet and knew this is something I wanted to expand and develop in. I found vanilla pod beauty and studied my MVQ level 3 within the salon and pushed myself further by taking course along side. I’m currently trained in bdb, and went to Ireland to train in alpha H and done many more. I love the position I currently do and love treating ladies that need a pamper and will continue to make clients have a wonderful experience inside of vanilla pod beauty.

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Natasha Moss

Level 3 Spa Therapist

Natasha is a local level 3 spa therapist. Trained and qualified to treat clients to the highest standard in brands such as Decleor & Alpha H. You may recognise Natasha from articles in ETC magazine being recognised for her outstanding contribution to the beauty industry. She has gone on to win awards in local business competitions for being a highly commended beauty therapist and continues to expand her knowledge in the industry, recently qualifying in her Soprano Ice Laser Training.


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Laura Ward

Level 3 Beauty Therapist & PA


I have been trained in the Beauty industry for 10 years and have qualifications in NVQ Level 2 and 3. Within this time i have trained with leading brands such as Elemis, Alpha H and Gelish to further my skills, and have experience within front of house.

I excel mainly in the holistic side of the industry such as massage and facials, further to this i am really enjoying my new role working as Emmas personal assistant.


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Lucie Purdy

Nail Technician


I started my career in the Beauty industry in 2001 at Chichester College where I qualified in NVQ2, and specialised in Nail extensions just a few years later,I have completed many extra courses to keep myself up to date and advanced, since I have been qualified I traveled the world for 2 years which I absolutely loved, I also took time out to have my two wonderful babies, I tried to work from home for a while but a salon environment is where my heart is at. I take huge pride in my work and thrive in making someone else feel beautiful inside and out, there is no better feeling than my clients walking out feeling more confident than when they came in.


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Alice Stoner

Beauty Student

Alice is currently studying her Beauty NVQ Levels at college full time along with working with us in salon on a Saturday to gain valuable experience in the industry. She will shortly be starting her Level 3 apprenticeship being led by salon owner Emma Wright. Alice is a keen and budding brow and lash technician and is showing signs of pure excellence already. You will catch Alice on front of house duties occasionally as she grasps a feel for the industry and soaks up as much knowledge as possible before becoming a full time therapist with us very shortly.


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Sarah Chambers

Holistic Therapist


Our holistic therapist Sarah offers Reflexology, Reiki healing, Indian head massage and signature massages every Monday and Tuesday.

Sarah returned to holistic therapies exclusively for us here at Vanilla Pod Beauty after spending some time at home having her 3 lovely boys.

Sarah qualified in holistic therapies in 2002 and has gained experience working in salons in both the UK and abroad. She really does have the magic touch and she brings much passion, energy and care to all her treatments.

You may also catch Sarah on front of house duties the later part of the week during our most busiest times.


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Ellie Symmonds

Makeup Team


Ellie is part of our make-up artistry team, focusing on making you lovely ladies feel amazing for special occasions such as proms, weddings, nights out. Ellie is currently studying a degree in Make Up and hopes one day to feature on film sets. Her level of skill is second to none and certainly one to watch in the industry. We are incredibly lucky to host Ellie at the start of her very promising and bright career as she builds her path to success. Ellie is available throughout the week as well as weekends. You may also see some truly spectacular body art popping up on our Instagram and Facebook during the summer festival period.


Our Quality Standards and Development is dedicated to driving our services to outstanding, by embedding high standards and effective quality control of operations. Quality Standards and Development works with our staff to ensure high quality and to establish strategies and actions to ensure continuous improvement and future development of learning qualifications to always ensure we give our clients the best possible services.
Our company’s mission is to enhance human life by the way you look and feel by providing the highest-quality beauty and cosmetic treatments.