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 travelled 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, Ladies and Mens categories – Mar 16 & Mar 17
Barbering with DM Barbering and DuneHair poole – June 17
Fashion Fix at Toni & Guy London Academy with their International Directors – Aug 17 & Apr 18
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



Our Salon Manager 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 Foilayage 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 & 2018, where she was able to highlight her talent and flair.

Emmy keeps herself ‘skill savvy’ through continuous training by attending trendy courses, such as: Ashlee Norman’s Foilayage course, 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 in training and mentoring. 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 undertaken 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 undertaken is
Foilayage with US hair hero Ashlee Norman – Oct 17
Loreal Colour trophy regional finalist men’s & ladies image – Mar 17 & April 18
Barbering with DM Barbering and DuneHair poole – June 17
Bespoke 121 Barbering course in London – May 17


Chloe is a Senior Stylist with VHD and our Labelm product expert. She brings 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, cutting, 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 undertaken is
Our Labelm product manager so attends Toni & Guy Academy every 6 months for the launch of new products and seasonal trends in cut, colour and styling.
Balayage workshop – Feb 18
Loreal Colour trophy regional finalist 2017 men’s 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 & April 18
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



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 Harringtons she excelled in competitions and went on to find work in Winchester at a Boutique hair salon…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
Balayage workshop Feb 18
Salon photo shoot Jan 18
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; she has begun to master the basics of cutting and colouring as well as 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 basics of cutting and colouring as well as 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 or in the gym.
Next time you’re in the salon ask Ella all about her apprenticeship!


Latest In-Haus Training & Inspo for entire team;

L’Oreal colour trophy – April 2018
Fashion Fix 3 – delivered by Chloe & Heidi – April 18
Salon photo shoot – Jan 18
Labelm International Directors in-salon inspo model day – Nov 17
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