meet the team
We have a friendly team of six here at Utopia - five highly qualified and experienced therapists and one warm and welcoming receptionist - all on hand to put you at ease the minute you walk through our door.
The owner and Director of Utopia, Nikki is a working therapist as well as in charge of day-to-day running of the salon.
Working through her lunch break to ensure the reception area is never closed, Nikki answers all emails and queries, runs all social media accounts and updates the website in any spare time she can find.
Usually working five days a week, Nikki is trained in every treatment on offer at Utopia and is the salon's Dermalogica Expert.
A new mummy to her first baby, Nikki is currently on maternity leave.
Find out more about Nikki and her background here.
Michelle has worked at Utopia for over five years and is trained in most of the treatments we offer.
Qualifying in NVQ Level 2 followed by Level 3 back in 2008 from Abingdon and Witney College, Michelle is our Salon Manager and Head Therapist, and has a large following of clients requesting her time and time again.
Working in two different spas before joining Utopia, Michelle's experience exudes in her confidence and stunning treatments, and her bubbly and friendly personality keeps clients returning year after year.
Sammy joined Utopia in June 2015 after qualifying in her NVQ Level 3 at Abingdon and Witney college and is now one of our Senior Therapists.
Having worked in another salon for the past year before joining us, Sammy was looking for something more local and we couldn't wait to snap her up.
Sammy was awarded Student of the Year for NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy in 2014 as well as Student of the Year for NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy in 2015, and also took part in World Skills Beauty Therapy 2015.
Her quiet yet bubbly nature sees her fit in just perfectly with the rest of the team, and makes for a stunning therapist.
Vanessa is another of our Senior Therapists, with CIBTAC and CIDESCO qualifications equivalent to NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy, which she gained from The Oxford International College of Beauty.
With a spa background and three years of experience, Vanessa has a vast range of treatment skills and knowledge and a very professional image.
Her preference for Spa Rituals shows her caring and calm nature, as well as her professionalism shining through with her perfectionist ways.
With qualifications including NVQ Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 Beauty Therapy, Pooja trained at Swindon College and has learned skills in advanced Beauty Therapy during her Level 4 training.
Her friendly and welcoming manner, combined with her knowledge and professional skills makes for a wonderful therapist and her personality fits our philosophy just perfectly.
Pooja is very passionate about the industry and is looking forward to furthering her career with new techniques and training.
Pam is our much-loved receptionist and has worked with us from day one of opening.
The mother of Utopia's owner Nikki, Pam was initially a little nervous about working in an unfamiliar environment, but soon picked things up and is a popular member of our team.
Very friendly and down to earth, Pam makes everyone feel at home and puts them at ease, both when visiting the salon and calling on the telephone. Generally running reception on her own, Pam also helps to answer emails and sends products through the post when ordered.