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Proprietor | FOUNDER
Having worked with Aveda most of my career I opened The Little Sanctuary, Gillingham in 2016. I later opened Shaftesbury in 2024. My training background with Aveda is extensive and although I enjoy all aspects of hairdressing I have a particular warmth for colour & bridal hair.

Sophie Riddick

Salon Manager | Beauty Therapist
Sophie is our first fully qualified and experienced Beauty Therapist. Sophie has experience both working in leading spas and beauty salons.

You will also see Sophie working hard behind the scenes to make sure the Shaftesbury salons is running smoothly. An appointment with Sophie is a real treat.

Roderick Payne

Master Stylist | Experienced Educator
Roddy is a Master of his trade with many, many years of experience working with Aveda and other Global brands.

You may know Roddy from his work in Shaftesbury as Art Director or his long stint in Sherborne as Director of Education.

With Roddy owning an education company he is the perfect person to run our in house training programme.

Kitty Line 

Brow Technician | Make up Artist | Nail technician

Kitty is the face you will see happiest surrounded by make up, she is an established Make Up Artist with a particular passion for bridal. Day to day kitty runs the brow and nail bar where she is confident, creative and capable.  


Hannah has bags of experience and with her particular attention to detail and people skills.

Having worked along side Hannah her whole career I know her high standard of work and strong Aveda training background, you are sure to be looked after.


Michelle’s 18 years of experience are invaluable, she is a creative spark within the salon and will be able to advise you in any area of hairdressing.

Along with being a super Stylist you will adore Michelles infectious personality.


Senior TECHNICIAN | Bridal Specialist
Claire has 17 years experience and is hugely competent in all aspects of hairdressing, she has a vast training background with both L’oreal and Aveda.

Claire is our Bridal Specialist with her unique and beautiful talent for hair up.


Advanced Stylist | Bridal Hair & Make Up
Beth is both creative in colour & cutting. She has really blossomed both in skill and personality since joining the team in 2020.

Beth has a passion for Bridal work and is currently graduating as a Make Up Artist.

Katie Tarling

Advanced Stylist | Bridal Hair

Katie is extremely talented in all areas of hairdressing and Is such a lovely person. You can guarantee an appointment with Katie will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Lily Down


Lily shows outstanding talent and skill. Having won a National competition for some of her free hand colour work she is definitely one to watch.

Maddison Main

New talent | Apprentice

I have known Mads her whole life and I am so pleased to see her begin her hairdressing career with us. Maddison is an absolute superstar and has a bright future ahead.

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