In 2001 Joanne began a hairdressing apprenticeship at Roger Moore Hair in Bournemouth town centre. In 2003 Joanne completed a City and Guilds NVQ level 2 and continued on to gain her NVQ level 3. Joanne has also completed specialist courses in Classic cutting and Men's Barbering at Vidal Sassoon London, and further cutting and colouring courses by Wella. In 2004 Joanne joined the Costa Allegra cruise ship for seven months travelling around the Mediterranean and Caribbean working as a stylist. On her return to Bournemouth, Joanne worked at Townhouse salon in Ringwood, then HnB hairdressers before joining the family business at In Shape Hair Studio in 2009.