Welcome to T12 HAIR & BEAUTY

Bowerhill’s newest Hair & Beauty Salon with a range of unisex hair, massage, nail, beauty & bridal services.


about t12

Bowerhill, the site of a former RAF base between 1942 and 1965 and known as “Technical Training Camp 12”, provides the salon with its unique name and identity.

After previously housing 10,000 military personnel at Bowerhill, T12 is now home to a hugely talented team of stylists, beauticians, nail technicians and a Thai masseur.

T12 (formerly The Base) is headed up by owner and Creative Director Vanessa Robinson with over 40 years of hairdressing experience.

T12 aims to deliver high quality hair and beauty services in a stylish salon environment. We want T12 to become one of the premier salons in West Wiltshire.

Vanessa Robinson






Meet the team


Creative Director & Owner
Having been in the industry for 45 years, Vanessa started her career as a junior hair assistant in Melksham in the hot summer of ’76, washing hair and then going on to gain experience cutting hair in other salons. After years of working as a mobile hairdresser, in 2010 she opened her own salon. Vanessa prides herself on first-class customer care and enjoys developing personal relationships with her clients. She has a dedicated following of clients and often finds herself cutting the hair of a client that has been part of that journey and now cuts their children’s and even grandchildren’s hair! She welcomes customers of all ages with the same level of warmth and professionalism as she always has done.


Hair Stylist

Emma is one of our professional hairstylists and has 30 years of experience. She trained with Wella and has developed in-salon experience at well established local salons. Being a natural people person, she prides herself on making people feel good and providing a professional and friendly service to each and every client.


Hair Stylist

Molly has been hairdressing since she left school in 2016, beginning her journey as an apprentice in a Bath salon and has since worked in Chippenham and Calne before joining The Base in 2018. Having originally trained in Goldwell, she also has knowledge of Paul Mitchell and Wella. Molly loves all aspects of hairdressing but her favourite part of the job is colouring and enjoys changing the way people view themselves and making them feel confident.


Nail Technician

Amy has been our fully qualified beauty therapist since 2017 and particularly loves all things nails! She started in the industry working in Devizes and Melksham for a number of years, but in 2019, she took the step to become self-employed at The Base. She loves providing treatments that have immediate results- seeing the smiles on people’s faces and brightening up people’s day with her manicures and pedicures. Many of her clients have confessed they cannot go back to having natural nails because they love looking down and having the perfect manicure.



Qualified Bridal, Beauty & Skincare Specialist, Joanne Ings offers clients the most enjoyable treatments in the therapy room at T12. Treatments are always carried out with the highest standards and passion ensuring you leave feeling just wonderful! Jo has many years of experience in the cosmetic, aesthetic, and medical industry with lots to offer from advice, treatments, and homecare.


Thai Masseur
Wan is originally from Thailand and has completed specialised courses at the world famous Wat Po Temple Traditional Medical School and the Chetewan Thai Traditional Massage School in Bangkok. Wan is certified in the various special techniques employed in traditional Thai massage, and has worked with Vanessa since opening her first salon in 2010, building up a loyal customer base.


Hair Stylist

I am Emma the newest member of the T12 team. I have been in the industry for 25 years, spending the first 7 years working in a salon and the last 18 years as a mobile hairdresser. The time is now right for returning to working in a salon.
I have a lot of experience and I am comfortable working with all aspects of hairdressing. I love making my clients feel happy and comfortable in the chair and creating for them the look they are looking for. I have clients that have stayed with since I began my hairdressing career.
I am looking forward to the challenge of working at T12 and being part of the team and providing a warm and friendly service to old customers and new.


Hair Stylist

Tash began her hairdressing career in 2009 and has continued training and expanding her knowledge ever since. Qualified in all aspects of hairdressing, Tash prides herself on her ability to create technical and personal colours and styles to suit each individual.

 Tash’s love for hairdressing is always growing, along with her loyal clientele.


Hair Stylist

Hello my name is Jade.You may already recognise my face. I am one of the original “Old Girls” from “The Base Hair & Beauty” I am back and looking forward to becoming a part of the new team at T12. 

I am a qualified level 1 2 & 3 NVQ (C&G) with matrix education certificate in men & woman creative cutting & colouring.

I have 10 years experience on a professional salon floor (not including 3 years of college time and along side working in surrounding salons).
I am excited to welcome new and old clients back to my working column.

T12 reasons to visit...

what you can expect when you land at t12

T12 reasons to visit...

what you can expect when you land at t12

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Above Tesco Express

49 Blenheim Park, Bowerhill, Melksham, SN12 6TA

Contact info
opening hours

Monday – closed
Tuesday – 9am-5pm
Wednesday – 9am-7pm
Thursday – 9am-7pm
Friday – 9am-5pm
Saturday – 9am-3pm
Sunday – closed
Evening appointments by request