Meet the Team


Wendy Penny


Wendy has 20 years of experience within the Beauty industry and has perfected her services and treatments to a very high standard. She rented a room at Up2Scratch, Sydenham for 12 years and built up her clientelle throughout this period, before eventually taking over the salon and managing the refurbishment, before reopening as 'Ambience'.  

Sarah-Jane Allwright


Sarah-Jane is our resident hair stylist with over 20 years experience in the industry. She trained in London Knightsbridge and has undergone extensive training over the years with, l'Oreal, Schwarzkopf, Matrix and Wella, from basic colour training to advanced colour correction which she specialises in.


Throughout her career, Sarah-Jane has done extensive show work including 'The Clothes Show Live' at Olympia and other charity events. Sarah-Jane has worked on photo shoots and has had her work published in the hairdressers journal and NVQ Level 3 training books. She also specialises in Brazilian blowdry, advanced cutting, mens hair, bridal hair and hair up. 

Roobina Berrie


Roobina is a fully qualified beauty therapist. She has over 30 years experience which ensures she can provide a professional and effective treatment tailored to individual client requirements. She specialises in laser hair removal, thread vein removal and tattoo removal.

Samantha Pope


Samantha has 20 years experience as a nail technician, completing her first course in 1993 with 'Backscratchers'. Since then, she has furthered her skills by completing courses with 'CND', gaining a Masters certification in 2001. More recently, she has gained certification in 'CND' Shellac Art and Style and hopes to complete the Master Painter certificate soon. Samantha loves her role at Ambience and enjoys trying new products and techniques. 

Anita Parkinson


Anita has been a fully qualified nail technician since 2001 having trained with CND and has been working in the salon for nearly 14 years. She is self employed, renting a desk within the salon using CND products exclusively. 
Anita offers liquid and powder (acrylic) full sets and re balance in either clear and permanent french. She also offers shellac which is a UV power polish giving a beautiful finish lasting around two weeks, sometimes longer.  It dries instantly and is very hard wearing and comes in a wide range of colours. In addition, Anita also offers brisa light which works with shellac if you need a little extra strength.


Tel: 0208 778 6060

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