Team

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/Aesthetic Practitioner

Aesthetic Practitioner and founder of Vanilla Pod Beauty.

I started my career in the beauty industry at 16 years old completing my training as a level 3 Beauty Therapist at Chichester college. After working in the industry for 7 years I expanded my knowledge by qualifying in semi-permanent make up and medical micropigmentation. A few years on I qualified in PTLLS allowing me to teach within the industry and went onto study my Level 7 Aesthetic Practitioner course. I now teach VTCT Level 4 students in semi-permanent make up both privately 1:1 in my clinic and for a private academy in Portsmouth. Alongside this, i treat clients 3 days a week at Vanilla Pod Beauty for any semi-permanent make up or medical micropigmentation procedures as well as cosmetic injectable treatments such as lip filler. I actively continue to take on apprenticeships for Level 3 beauty therapists who will have the opportunity to work and study directly underneath me for 1 year to gain their qualification and potentially stay on as a full-time therapist in salon.

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Olivia Heffer

Salon Manager

I have been in management for a few years now, working in various health and social care settings gaining a vast experience and knowledge of leading the team, running the business and gaining qualifications such as my Level 5 Leadership and Management Qualification. Alongside this I have extensive experience of mental health including counselling skills. I have always been passionate about all things beauty and am very excited to be working in an environment which I love.

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Laura Ward

Operations Manager

 

I qualified in the beauty industry 13 years ago, after working in the industry for many years as a beauty therapist, I moved over to working as part of the front of house team in many well-known salons in the area. I joined the Vanilla Pod family a few years ago where I help run the salon from behind the scenes as well as front of house duties. I now working closely with Emma as her personal assistant organising her ever growing clientele along with ensuring all staff are looked after on a day to day basis.

 

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Chloe Reynolds

Spa Therapist

After leaving school at 16 I went straight into Beauty Therapy studying my NVQ Level 2 at Northbrook College before becoming a junior therapist at Vanilla Pod Beauty working directly under salon founder Emma. Here I studied and gained my NVQ Level 3 qualification. Since then I have gone onto to train and qualify as a spa therapist completing my Decléor, Alpha H Skincare & Soprano Ice Laser training. More recently I have completed advanced brow training allowing me to offer high definition brow services such as The Pod Brow™. Whilst at Vanilla Pod Beauty I intend on perusing extra qualifications in the industry as treatments develop.

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Lucie Purdy

Spa Therapist

 

I started my career in the Beauty industry in 2001 at Chichester College where I qualified in NVQ level 2 beauty therapy and specialised in nail extensions just a few years later. Since then I have become a Vanilla Pod team member and gone onto qualifying as a spa therapist including gaining my qualifications in brands such as Decléor, Alpha H Skincare, The Pod Brow™ and Soprano Ice Laser. Since I have been a qualified therapist I have travelled the world for 2 years, I also took time out to have my two wonderful children and to get married. I take huge pride in my work and thrive in making someone else feel beautiful inside and out.

 

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Anna Nicholls

Spa Therapist

I started my Beauty journey with Vanilla Pod Beauty in 2018 where I have undergone some advanced training all over the UK and Ireland to qualify as a Spa Therapist. I enjoy all types of therapy but find my true passion lies with brows and lashes, so you will mainly catch me on the brow bar tweaking and fluffy clients brows and lashes. I have a great interest in skincare and how the human body works so can offer some great advice during facials to keep your skin at its best. My future goals are to stay at Vanilla Pod Beauty and grow as an advanced therapist.

 

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Ellie Symmonds

Make Up Artist

 

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.

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