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Our Team

Identifying growing talent and encouraging a passion to succeed is how we cultivate our team, all our stylists and above are qualified to a level 3 standard 'Advanced hairdressing'. Delivering a distinctive style and bespoke looks for the individual.

Educated in the hottest and most advanced hairdressing techniques, we believe each stylist is unique so to help you in your quest for outstanding hair, please take a look at some of our individual qualities and passions listed below in our profiles.

John Bogg

Company Director

Having worked in IT all his life, John had decided there was more he could do with his knowledge and decided business was for him! He explored the different sectors and decided knowledge was key in business and teamed up his expertise with his niece’s passion for the hairdressing industry!

The rest as they say is history and John being the company director is always hunting out new ways to improve on perfection. You will often see John on reception as front of house as he likes to know the service his business delivers is personal and of the highest standard. The rest of the time he loves Milan and his home city of Manchester.

Rebecca Dickenson

Company Director

Manager of the Inspire Team 2010+2011+2012 and British Hairdressing Award finalist 2010+2011, during this time we won Image of the Year 2011. I opened the salon 8 years ago with John and it has been a whirlwind ever since. I am obsessed with the industry and love putting the WOW into client’s hair! If I was to pin point my true passion in hairdressing it would have to be sharp cutting edge looks ‘makeovers a must’ and I also love cutting men’s hair.

Dawn Mcpherson

Front of House

I have been part of the team for 8 years now and love working Front of House. I enjoy welcoming clients old and new, helping the stylists working in harmony with their columns and keeping reception running smoothly. I love the BUZZ of the busy salon where no day is ever the same!

Always delivering great service with a smile! I try making each visitors time with us as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.


Creative Consultant


I've been in the industry for 25 years, I trained at the now legendary west central academy in Covent Garden under Anthony Mascolo, before a career which has seen me work for Toni&Guy in Bath, Salisbury,Canada and the Channel Islands. For the last 19 years I have been the creative Director for Tony&Guy in Doncaster.

I love all aspects of hairdressing including shows and photographic work, this has seen me previously nominated for international awards, Loreal colour trophy and North Eastern hairdresser of the year.

Amy Chapman

Artistic Director

I have been here for 4 years I am level 1,2+3 qualified and have been involved in competitions such as the L’Oreal colour trophy, BhA and I received Bronze in the Getahead intermediate competition. I regularly do shoots in London and was given a great opportunity last year to do one independently ‘great experience’.

I am passionate about hairdressing and there is not anything I don’t enjoy but if I were forced to give one it would be the ultimate makeover! Doing the whole ten years younger thing from start to finish - I love bringing out the best in peoples look. I also excel in take up’s as this is a real speciality of the salon.

Hope to see you soon Amy x x

Toby Peck

Senior Stylist

Working at The Vanilla Rooms is something I've worked towards for a long time. I love the company and especially how welcoming the salon is; A persons hair is incredibly personal. I feel that how someone wears their hair says a lot about a person.

There is nothing more I love as a stylist than working with a client and being able to make them feel beautiful in their own skin. I think one of the most attractive qualities a person can have is confidence and being able to do that makes me feel privileged.

A would consider myself a friendly and easy going guy who loves all aspects of my job.

Love Toby xx :)


Senior Stylist

With over 30 years experience within the industry, passionate about cutting and consider myself to be the salon “Bob Queen”.  I enjoy all aspects of my job dressing hair is a personal favourite of mine. I love making my clients happy and am a real people pleaser.

Look forward to meeting you

Amanda xx


Senior Stylist

I enjoy my job immensely, and work diligently to make my clients feel special and happy. I love to combine modern and retro techniques and integrate them into my work (cutting, colouring and styling). I am also always willing to learn new techniques. I believe that hair is an integral characteristic/feature of one’s personality, and it’s an absolute pleasure to work on it, and bringing a big smile to my clients’ faces. Love my job. ❤️ 

Liz Brown

Holistic Therapist

I have worked within the Vanilla Rooms for 8 years now and am passionate about my position in the world of Holistic Health.

Whether you want a deep sports massage or the luxurious Lava Shell treatment ‘as seen in Vogue’, I am happy to oblige and put you in a state of sheer relaxation.

Making people feel good on the inside is what I do best. I have had the pleasure of seminar work and love spreading the word on how these therapies can make a real life difference.

Qualified within an inch of my life these are some of the accreditations I have against my name. MICH T ,IIHHT, VTCT, DIP, MC DH,MC DHyp , CIBT.

I love fitness and enjoy the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, it is a pleasure of mine to encourage and promote a feeling of inner well being. I look forward to your visit.


Apprentice Stylist

I am a keen and creative character who has a passion for travelling and exploring different cultures. l have just returned from travelling for 9 months and always knew that when I returned I wanted to have a career in a creative industry. While travelling, I did some voluntary work in a salon and fell in love with the career immediately. I particularly enjoy doing take-ups and seeing a project through from start to finish. I love taking care of my customers by satisfying their every needs to the smallest of details.

Hope to see you soon Ellie x


Apprentice Stylist

Hi, I have just joined the Vanilla team.I have always enjoyed doing my hair and friends hair as I have been dancing since a young age and had to learn many different styles for competitions and shows. I'm very artistic and creative and can't wait to learn new skills during my apprenticeship. I especially enjoy doing take ups and love practising different styles.

Love Atlanta xxx