In 1991 Vanessa embarked on her career in Trichology and started training with the Institute of Trichology who are the UK's main qualifying and professional association. Interestingly in 1993 she became the youngest female ever to qualify as a trichologist. In 1996 after completing a further three years in clinical practice Vanessa was awarded the coveted membershipof the Institute of Trichologists and membership of the Royal Institute of Public Health.
From a busy London base, further extensive clinical work followed advising a broad spectrum of people ranging from media personalities to politicians, busy mothers, students as well as businessmen and women. Vanessa also had the opportunity of fronting the launch of an international hair care product range and being invited on to the list of experts for a large international brand involved with producing hair care equipment.