Dodie has been in the beauty industry for over 33 years. Owner and operator of Wright Hair & Co. for the last 8. She is coming up to her 10 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 8 apprentices in the last 10 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"
Ashley specializes in blondes(just ask any of her blonde clients).
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 chair!
Emilie has been a hairstylist for more than 30 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, avant-garde cutting techniques and barbering. Emilie competes regularly in barbering competitions and believes this has honed her skills to perfection. 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 has been around the world of hair her entire life. Growing up with her Mom (Dodie), she has always been very comfortable around "hair". 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 been involved in all our wedding, proms, graduations, photo shoots, Rogers TV show, and charity events. Spenser also will be finished her program at Fanshawe Woodstock the first week of February 2020, and also looks forward to competing in her 3rd makeup competition at the ABA’s Toronto this Spring of 2020.
Julie is our newest stylist. She started out as a client of Wright Hair & Co, when she was only 13 years old, and then fell in love with hair at Montcalm SS. After graduating high school, she completed her apprenticeship here at Wright Hair & Co. While apprenticing, she completed her schooling at Fanshawe College and graduated (with honours) in 2018. In addition to this she got her MUA and is one of our talented makeup artists. She has been fully licensed and behind the chair for over a year now. Through the power of social media & word of mouth, she has been steadily building her clientele for the last 3 years. Her love for all things colour & bridal has led her to specialize in balayage & updo/formal styling! 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!
Laura is a recent graduate of the Fanshawe Hairstyling Program. Laura is travelling from the small town of Ingersoll, to the “big” city of London; to begin her apprenticeship at Wright Hair Co. Growing up Laura had a passion for figure skating, dancing and competing, which drew her attention towards hair and make-up. She loves all aspects of hair, and has already received her certification in nano-link & micro link extensions. While attending the program at Fanshawe College, Laura was introduced to Dodie. Dodie took notice in Laura for her hard work and dedication during her time in school and once the semester came to an end Dodie offered Laura a part-time apprenticeship at Wright Hair & co. We all here at Wright Hair & co cannot wait to watch Laura grow into an amazing hair stylist and join along in on her journey here!
Meet our apprentice Jared! He is a recent graduate of the Fanshawe Woodstock's Hairstyling Program of 2019. Originally from St.Thomas, Jared is very enthusiastic about all things hair and has been involved with hair for theater and proms since the age of 14. Jared is certified in Hair Flair Nano Link Hair Extensions! Aside from hair, Jared is a makeup artist with hands on experience working at a cosmetic counter. He is looking forward to building his clientele and is up for any blonde challenge!