Heidi Dobson-Ventura

With over 20 years experience and a strong passion for hair, colour and fashion – Heidi heads up the salon at VHD. Heidi has traveled the world and worked with some of the best hairdressers to perfect her trade. To stay on trend and skill savvy, she regularly engages in courses in London, and keeps her salon fresh by providing her team with the best and most up to date training. Heidi stocks the salon with the industries must have products to give clients the finest when it comes to hair care, services and overall experience
The most recent training I’ve under taken is:
Loreal Colour trophy regional finalist 2016 Ladies – Mar 16
Barbering with DM Barbering and DuneHair poole – June 17
Fashion Fix at Toni & Guy London Academy with their International Directors – Aug 17
A weeks cutting course at Toni & Guy London Academy with their International Directors – Sept 16
Creative cut & colour – Adam Reed of Percy & Reed – Oct 16



Chloe has been with team VHD for over a year; bringing with her years of experience and a keen passion for fashion and all things hair & beauty. Joining us in July 2016 with 7 years of scissor holding behind her, Chloe has shown her expertise in cutting, colouring, gents hair, balayage and ‘hair up’ skills beautifully.

Chloe has clear style vision and is always on trend with great taste, which offers her clients fresh ideas and quality advice in hair colour, hair care and appearance. In 2016 Chloe trained with Toni & Guy and their International Directors for a Cutting Course, she also attended a L’Oreal Colour Change Course, 2 Day Bridal Hair-Up Course, Kerastraight Keratin Blowdry, L’Oreal ‘IT’ Looks, Label-M Product & Styling…to name a few. In 2017 Chloe entered the L’Oreal Colour Trophy for the first time and took her men’s image to the regional finals! Chloe’s fashion forward vibe and keen passion for super stylish hair will come through in your appointment.
The most recent training I’ve under taken is
Our Labelm product manager so attends Toni & Guy Academy every 6 months for launch of new products and seasonal trends in cut, colour and Styling. 
Loreal Colour trophy regional finalist 2017 mens image. Mar 17
A weeks cutting course at Toni & Guy London Academy with their International Directors – Sept 16
Fashion Fix at Toni & Guy London Academy with their International Directors – Aug 17
Loreal colour change and colour correction 2 days course July 17 
2 Day bridal course May 17 
Barbering course with Frank Lilywhite June 17 
Barbering with DM Barbering and DuneHair poole June 17 


Our Senior Stylist Emmylou AKA Emmy joined us in April 2015 after graduating from Bournemouth college in 2011. Emmy then gained much enjoyed experience at RUSH, and continued to build her skills by working in a small salon in sunny Bournemouth – she then moved to VHD…the rest is history! Emmy’s reputation in creative cutting and outstanding colour work is quickly growing, as she leaves clients with impressive and much sought after Ombre and Balayage work. Emmy’s passion for colour has taken her to London to take part in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy awards in 2017, where she was able to highlight her talent and flair.

Emmy keeps herself ‘skill savvy’ through continuous training by attending trendy courses, such as: Perfect Bleed, 100% Free Hand Balayage, Grey Specialist at ‘Not Another Salon – London’, Kerastraight Smoothing Keratin Blow Dry, Label-M Products & Styling, L’Oreal ‘IT Looks’, Bespoke 121 Barbering…just to name a few. Not only a precision cutter, Emmy assists her own salon and other salons in training and mentoring – with a future passion to go into educating. Emmy remains ahead in hair fashion and trends and is a true pro – one to watch on our social media.

The most recent training I’ve under taken is
Regularly assists on courses teaching balayage, ultimate grey and the perfect colour bleed at the multi award winning ‘not another salon with Sophia Hilton’ 
The most recent training I’ve under taken is
Foilayage with US hair hero Ashlee Norman – Oct 17
Loreal Colour trophy regional finalist 2017 ladies image – Mar 17
Barbering with DM Barbering and DuneHair poole – June 17
Bespoke 121 Barbering course in London – May 17


We recently welcomed EVE to our team here at VHD, and she has settled in perfectly. Eve may be a fresh face at Ventura but she’s been lighting up the hair & beauty industry for over 16 years.

The clear natural creative streak in Eve has taken her on a journey through beauty therapy to lecturing, all before settling her skilful hand in hairdressing. Eve’s clear passion is seen in her colour work as she delivers beautiful and on-trend balayage, hair-up and bridal looks which
Eve loves most when she’s working in the salon. Since Eve’s training at the Wella Studio in London she has gone onto create looks for photographic work, particularly specialising in vintage hair-up inc victory rolls, pincurls and beehives – all head turning looks at any event. With a keen interest in beauty and keeping with the trendful progression of hairdressing, any client with Eve will wear their hair-envy look with confidence.

The most recent training I’ve under taken is

2 day Well colour change – Mar 16
Assesors award


Meet Sadie, our Junior Stylist who is firmly finding her heels on the VHD floor by delivering beautifully styled hair. Sadie has known where her passion was since a young age, she left school and wasting no time in climbing the hairdresser ladder. With her apprenticeship from Haringtons she excelled in competitions and went on to find work in Winchester at a Boutique…all before joining team VHD.

Sadie has a clear creative streak in her work as she expands her client base successfully in the salon, her love of the perfect blow-dry is distinctive as her customers leave with bouncy locks.

Flourishing and settling in well at VHD, Sadie enjoys the fun and friendly environment with her colleagues and the atmosphere from the clients, she hopes to further her career by upskilling with Ventura and benefitting from the educational days.

The most recent training I’ve under taken is
NVQ 2+3
3rd Place at Loreal / Harringtons Apprentice competition
Loreal colour Keys June 15


Our girl India is one of VHD’s salon assistants, and is currently enrolled at Eastleigh College for her Hairdressing apprenticeship to chase down her career goals as a Hair Stylist. 
India is learning directly from the team at VHD on how to look after clients; so far she has begun to master the importance of a good head massage, hair washing techniques and the perfect curl. 
It was hair-up and on trend looks like braiding that caught India’s attention in hairdressing and it still remains a passion for her today as she trains in hairdressing; being at Ventura is providing her with invaluable experience on her journey.
When India isn’t on the salon floor she’s most likely out shopping with friends and enjoying life the best way she knows how. Next time you’re in the salon ask India all about her apprenticeship! 


Ella is currently working hard on her hairdressing apprenticeship, and when she’s not training at Eastleigh College she’s working her magic as an assistant to the girls on the salon floor. 
Passion was found for Ella through styling and taking an interest in her own hair care and fashion. Recently she’s been busy learning the skilful art of blow-drying, colour mixing and how to use the infamous and salon favourite Olaplex treatment. 
Ella has been working hard on the salon floor by learning the tricks of the trade and providing high-quality customer service and when she’s not at the stylist chair she can be mostly found enjoying time with family. 
Next time you’re in the salon ask Ella all about her apprenticeship!


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(Currently enjoying Maternity Leave). Our Senior Stylist Hayley has well over 15 years experience in hairdressing, and it shows in her client’s hair. Coming back to us recently after maternity leave, Hayley shows her passion for colour and cutting remained – her 15 years of hair flair technique shows in her confident, precise and exquisite work.

When you book in with Hayley, you’ll be met with professional and expert advice, she has a keen passion for all areas of hair work especially in precision cutting, hair-up, colouring and delivers beautiful highlighting. Hayley has kept herself on-trend and her skills active by attending courses such as: Balmain System Volume Hair Extensions, L’Oreal ‘IT’ Looks and Label-M Styling & Products training…all in 2016. Hayley is re-known for her bubbly and friendly character and is sure to put any client at ease, before leaving with beautiful hair.
The most recent training I’ve under taken is

Barbering with DM Barbering and DuneHair poole – June 17
Latest In-Haus Training for entire team;
Foilayage with US hair hero Ashlee Norman – delivered by Emmy – Nov 17
Fashion Fix 2 – Labelm – delivered by Chloe & Heidi – Oct 17
Kerastraight keratin Blow-dry – delivered by Kerastraight educator – Oct 17
Loreal technical knowledge – delivered by Loreal educator – Aug 17
Balayage – delivered by Emmy – Mar 17
Loreal IT looks (seasonal colours and trends) and Salon emotion -delivered by Loreal educator – Nov 17
LabelM product and styling updates – delivered by Labelm educators and Chloe – Nov 17

We are not actively recruiting right now, but we always love to hear from stylists with a passion!