Dodie has been in the beauty industry for over 38 years. Owner and operator of Wright Hair & Co. for the last 13 years. She is coming up to her 14th year anniversary as a Professor at Fanshawe College, teaching in the hairstylist program. Dodie takes inspiring young minds very seriously. She encourages apprenticeship in her salon and has sponsored 12 apprentices in the last 13 years.
Aside from working behind the chair everyday and teaching at the college part-time, Dodie is also a professional make-up artist, mastering her craft in bridal, photo shoots for editorial , rogers local television shows and numerous charity events.
Dodie grew up right down the street and currently lives in old south. Raising all 3 of her children( with husband Brian) in the village, has given her strong ties to the community.
One of the things that sets Wright Hair & Co apart, Dodie believes, is, constant education and being involved in industry related events. From attending hair shows, to competing and judging in competitions, to volunteering our services to our favourite charities annually. Dodie's fun-loving personality, and contagious positive energy, will draw you to her chair. Her dedication to her craft will keep you coming back!!!
Ashley has been with Wright Hair &Co. since the beginning, Sept 2009. After attending Fanshawe College in Woodstock, where Dodie and Ashley met. Ash started her apprenticeship and has worked hard over the years to build a large clientelle, while managing the salon.
Ashley has long been a creative and artistic soul and quickly found that hairstyling was her passion. Growing up in the small town of Walkerton, Ashley made the trek to the big city to pursue her dreams. Once settled into life in London, her training progressed and Ashley competed regularly in local and distant competitions. She placed 2nd in SKILLS2011 Ontario, a highly coveted student competition. and then went on to place top 6 in the Toronto Hairapalooza2011. While Ashley is busy with salon life, she still finds time to attend industry related events to hone her skills and living by her motto "there's always something to learn"
She strongly believes in helping others, whether it be in the salon or in her community. Everyone's got a story to tell. Ashley infectious laugh, and warm heart, will draw you to her
Emilie has been a hairstylist for 34 years, graduating from the apprenticeship program at Fanshawe College in London in 1986. Being bilingual in English and Italian, has afforded Emilie the flexibility to converse with many!
Emilie ventured to Montreal for six years to expand her skills and creativity. Back in London, for a few years now, Emilie specialtizes in colour, precision cutting techniques and barbering. Attending cut and colour seminars regularly to keep her skills fresh and current is a priority for Emilie.
Emilie is confident and always pays great attention to detail. She loves her craft, and it shows in her work as well as in her lighthearted and caring personality.
Spenser is our very own bubbly junior stylist, she has been around the world of hair her entire life. Growing up with her Mom (Dodie), she has always been very comfortable around the hair industry. Spenser has been a regular fixture at Wright Hair and Co. since the tender age of 15, helping when needed during busy seasons.
Spenser entered the industry in the Spring of 2017 and is almost at the finish line with working towards getting her licence this March of 2020.
Spenser has focused on her high quality MUA skills and has been involved in several wedding parties, proms, graduations, editorial photo shoots, Rogers TV show, and charity events. Spenser finished her program at Fanshawe Woodstock February 2020. Spenser is looking forward to competing in her 3rd makeup competition at the ABA’s Toronto 2020.
Spenser always looks forward to meeting new clients, leaving with a smile is her motto. You'll love your experience here with Spenser's bubbly personality & contagious laughter!
Julie is one of our stylists & MUA. She started out as a client of Wright Hair & Co, when she was only 13 years old, and then fell in love with hair through taking classes in high school. After graduating high school, she completed her apprenticeship at Wright Hair & Co. While apprenticing, she completed her schooling at Fanshawe College and graduated (with honours) in 2018. She has been behind the chair for 4 years now. Through the power of social media & word of mouth, she has been steadily building her clientele. Her love for all things colour & bridal has led her to specialize in balayage & updo/formal styling! In the very near future, she will be receiving her certificate in Hair Flair extensions. She loves a challenge and is passionate about her relationship with clients on a professional & personal level. Known as "the little blonde girl"; Julie is small but mighty, and you will love her fiesty attitude & outgoing charm!
Kat is the newest member of the Wright Hair & Co team. Graduating from Fanshawe in December of 2020 and working on completing her apprenticeship hours; Kat is accepting new clients at the apprenticeship rate. List of prices can be found on her Instagram under the pricing highlight.
Kat fell in love with the industry when she first learned how to French braid hair. She then became the “team hairstylist” for her volleyball team for 10 years. Taking various hairstyling classes in high school led her to believe this was the place she belonged. Although it took a little while for her to realize, everyone else knew this to be true. Before joining the team Kat worked alongside various boudoir photographers and has done some freelance work doing updos, braiding, styling and colouring.
Compassionate in all things she does, she will grab you by the heart strings and keep you coming back for more.
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