Meet the team

Studio B has been created by award-winning makeup artist Birute Thomas with community not competition in mind. Most important to Birute is to give local creatives/professionals and their clients an environment where they love coming in and spending time.

Birute, Studio B Collective, Southsea

Birute Thomas - Owner/Founder

Birute Thomas is an award-winning makeup artist. She is the studio founder and our in-house professional makeup artist specialising in natural looks and empowering her ladies through makeup application. Birute offers occasional and bridal makeup services as well as very popular makeup lessons. She loves teaching local ladies and especially over 40 through personalised makeup lessons.

With a deep passion for enhancing natural beauty, Birute offers tailored makeup techniques and tips to help you feel confident and radiant at any age. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience with makeup, her lessons are designed to cater to your individual needs and preferences, ensuring you achieve a flawless yet natural look.

In addition to makeup services and lessons, Birute also provides semi-permanent makeup services for those seeking a long-lasting solution. From perfectly shaped eyebrows to subtle lip enhancements, her expertise in semi-permanent makeup techniques ensures natural-looking results that enhance your features and simplify your daily beauty routine.

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Michaela, Studio B Collective, Southsea

Michaela Longyear - Senior Artistic Stylist

Michaela an instrumental part of the team and senior artistic stylist. Having worked in hairdressing for over 30 years she has a constantly evolving passion, talent and dedication to her craft. One of her many strengths is listening to her clients, whether it’s about their hair or personal life.

Michaela has been classically trained in styling, cutting and colouring techniques, her hairdressing style is effortless and versatile; she loves working with all hair types. She is focused and delivers work to the highest standards of suitability and technical skill ensuring her clients leave the salon happy and with exceptional style.

Her immense talent and vast experience are evident in her day-to-day salon work as much as her session styling and editorial work. Her services include cutting, colour services, styling including bridal, prom and formal occasion hair. Please ask for a full service list.

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Sarah Spears, Studio B Collective, Southsea

Sarah Spears - Hair Colouring Expert

Sarah is one of the BEST hair colouring experts in the UK. She really is!

Sarah is a passionate hair colourist and educator, with a wealth of knowledge, working for 30 years in the West End of London in some of the best salons, such as Trevor Sorbie, Brooks and Brooks and Paul Edmonds.

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Hayley, Studio B Collective, Southsea

Hayley - Dermabright Aesthetics

I’m Hayley, the owner of Dermabright Aesthetics. I have my own private clinic in Havant and will now be offering my services at Studio B every Tuesday.

I am a fully qualified Aesthetician, with level 4 qualifications in Micro-Needling, Chemical Peels, Laser, Radio Frequency and Tattoo Removal.

I offer advanced skin treatments from bespoke facials, scarring, ageing and pigmentation management to blemish removal along with corrective skincare, no matter the skin type or condition there is something for you. Book in for a consultation and let’s get you started on your skin journey.

I found this industry after a long time of struggling with my skin. After a lot of thought and planning I signed up with Skin Philosophy Training to become an Aesthetic Practitioner. I certified in NVQ level 2 and 3, completed the advance core knowledge of skin, and continued my qualification to achieve NVQ level 4 in Skin-Needling, Chemical Peels, Radio Frequency, as well as level 4 Laser Hair Removal and IPL Skin Rejuvenation. Since then, I have continued my training in Tattoo Removal, LED and Hydrafacial, and Dermaplaning.

I’m an experienced professional dedicated to providing solutions to your concerns and building confidence with a range of non-surgical treatments from bespoke facials, to medical grade chemical peels. I pride myself on ensuring you have the most relaxing, safe experience, and I look forward to welcoming you into my Skin Clinic.

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Sahar, Studio B Collective, Southsea

Sahar - Acucare Clinic UK

Hello, I’m Sahar, your dedicated Acupuncture Practitioner and Aesthetician with over 20 years of experience in holistic healthcare. As a member of the British Acupuncture Council and a specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I offer a unique approach to wellness that addresses not just physical symptoms but also emotional well-being. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, heartbreak, skin issues, skin blemish removal, permanent facial and unwanted eyebrow hair removal, hormonal imbalances, weight loss or seeking natural pain relief, I’ve got you covered.

My integrative method, AromaAcu Therapy™️, combines the power of acupuncture and aromatherapy to bring you enhanced benefits and a rejuvenating experience. I take a comprehensive approach to understand the root cause of your concerns, incorporating Chinese medicine face diagnosis, pulse diagnosis, and tongue diagnosis, along with blood tests when required. Your safety and satisfaction are my top priorities, and I’m here to help you reclaim your life and feel your best.

Having worked in the renowned Harley Street, I’ve brought my expertise and signature treatments to Hampshire. If you’re seeking a natural, traditional alternative to your GP, someone who listens and treats the root cause of your symptoms with a personalised touch, I’m here for you.

Reinvigorate your health and beauty journey with me. Book a complimentary Q&A consultation to explore the possibilities and start your path to a healthier, happier you. Discover the results-driven treatments, instant pain relief, stress reduction, and natural skin rejuvenation solutions that have made me a trusted practitioner in Hampshire. From immunity support to exclusive heartbreak treatment, my holistic expertise will empower you to live life to the fullest. Don’t wait, take the first step toward a healthier future with AromaAcu Therapy™️. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together. Stay well and beautiful!

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Hannah, Studio B Collective, Southsea

Hannah - Wellness With Hannah

Hi! I’m Hannah. Located within the beautiful Studio B Collective, just a stone’s throw away from Southsea Beach, Wellness with Hannah is a calm, mindful, safe, and inclusive space where beauty and holistic therapies combine with a slow beauty mindset. Grounded in nature and wellbeing. Encouraging balance between mind, body and spirit.

My passion has always been to make people feel good and to be trusted to share a moment of calm in an inclusive, safe, and professional environment that takes inspiration from the costal bliss that surrounds us. The treatments that I offer have been specially curated with that in mind. Including holistic massage, reflexology, reiki, facials, spa wrap treatments, hand and foot treatments and cancer touch therapies that all harness the power of nature using natural and botanical skincare.

I have worked within the beauty and holistic industry for well over 10 years in various spa, salon, retail, and educational environments. The wellness/holistic therapy pathway has always held my heart. I experienced my first ever Reiki session when I was just 7 years old where the lovely lady told me I that I had a gift and was a natural healer, me being a child still took no notice and carried on through childhood! Then time passed I finished school and started to explore career paths but training as a therapist was an absolute no brainer for me, it felt like what I was put on this Earth to do.

In my first year of college, I sadly lost my mum to cancer. While working within the industry while she was undergoing treatment, I saw the immoral impact that being turned away from spa / beauty treatments had on her. The embarrassment she felt when told ‘I wouldn’t touch you with a barge-pole’. I knew I had to make a difference in my practice because I was sure she wasn’t the only one to feel that way. And now I’m so proud that I qualified and can now fully open my doors to those living with and beyond cancer in her legacy.

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Sarah H, Studio B Collective, Southsea

Sarah - The Nail Garden Southsea

With over 20 years full time salon experience, and a natural nail specialist, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands at The Nail Garden. Whether you’re looking for a one-off treatment for a holiday, wedding or maybe a pick-me-up-treat, or you have long term nail goals, I can help you.

With first class service, attention to detail and definitely not a “one size fits all” way of working, you’ll see why so many clients remain loyal for years (check out my genuine Google reviews on my website).

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Natalia, Studio B Collective, Southsea

Natalia - Depilation Specialist

Natalia is our Ukrainian refugee specialising in Hair Removal and complex Vacuum Massage, as well as Electrolysis. Waxing and Sugaring at its best with Natalia. She’s very experienced and highly qualified to carry out all these services that help to get rid of unwanted hair or reduce body fat.

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Courtney Louise, Studio B Collective, Southsea

Courtney Louise Aesthetics

I’m Courtney, the owner of Courtney Louise Aesthetics. I am a registered nurse working at the local private hospital and on Thursdays, I am at Studio B Collective to offer my best treatments. I trained in aesthetics in Harley Street London with Ampikas in July 2022 and have since done further training to offer the newest and most sought-after treatments.

My goal is to redefine beauty by offering personalised aesthetic experiences. From anti-wrinkle injections to precision brow Laminations, every service is tailored to enhance your unique allure.

As a certified aesthetician, registered nurse and beauty enthusiast, Courtney is on a mission to make you feel confident and radiant in your skin. With a keen eye for detail and a pulse on the latest trends. Come join me on Thursdays for the best treatment you will have in your life.

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Thierry Hairdressing, Studio B Collective, Southsea

Thierry Hairdressing

Thierry has 30 years of experience in the hairdressing industry and has worked in Manchester city centre salons and Toni & Guy.

Originally from France, he has that flair for classic and modern looks and how to make the most of your hair.

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