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

Salon Manager

I have been in management for 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 in Leadership and Management. I am a qualified therapist and lash tech and enjoy getting hands on as needed in the salon.

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Laura

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

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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Ellie

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.

 

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Emily

Registered Nurse

 

I am a NMC registered children’s nurse and have been qualified for 6 years, working in Paediatric Intensive Care up until last year when I moved to Children’s A and E. I have been in the Aesthetics Industry for the last 3 years, working alongside Teresa Kis.  I am a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses. I completed my training initially at Wigmore Medical in London and have further continued my training with Galderma. I regularly attend conferences and training updates for continuous personal development and to maintain up to date with best practice.

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Chloe

Beauty Therapists

 

I started my beauty journey at Chichester College where I qualified in Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy. Since joining Vanilla Pod, I have undergone advanced training with Dermapen, LashBase, Decleor and Alpha H. I really enjoy massage and facials, my favourite being Dermapen. I Look forward to further developing my skills.

 

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Ashley

Beauty Therapist & Nail Technician

 

I have been a beauty therapist and nail technician for over 12 years working and training within a variety of salons in West Sussex. I specialise in acrylic nail extensions and brows. I love a challenge when it comes to nails and love being able to show my creative side with nail designs. I love experimenting with nails to suit all occasions using acrylic and gel polish.

 

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Kia

Eyelash Technician

 

I have always been interested in beauty and make-up since studying performance and production doing theatrical makeup at college. I am an eyelash technician qualified in Classic, Hybrid and Russian eyelash extensions. I love creating a set of full, fluffy Russians and love seeing how happy it makes my clients!

 

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