Our wonderful Team xx
Formerly a Registered Nurse. Owner and Creator of New Definition Brows
I have been in the beauty Industry for 14 years now and am passionate today as the day I started!
I Worked as a nurse for 22 years both here and overseas, until a back injury at work made me look at alternatives. Seeing the affects stress has on the body and that 80% of Dr visits can be attributed to stress… it was always my desire to run a day spa. Buying The Manor 2005 gave us the perfect opportunity to do that dream.
CHANGES Medi-Spa was lovingly created and opened the doors in 2012. We were so thrilled to reach the New Zealand National finals of best new business in 2013.
Now trained in post grad advanced beauty therapy I can use all my skills I had as a nurse working in plastic surgery and in the regional burns unit. I love to work with skin and more complex issues and mainly work in the appearance medicine wing at CHANGES.
Fully IPL qualified and with advanced training under my belt I have been treating the women of New Zealand for over 14 years. I am also trained in Medical Collagen Induction Therapy and hold certificates in Introduction to dermapen and also have completed my two day intensive advanced course with Dr Andrew Christie in August 2018 and the masterclass in 2019. The latest string to the CHANGES bow is the introduction of the Louise Walsh international plasma pen as an elite plasma pen technician. This has similar results to surgery so its very exciting to be able to offer this to our clients with problems with sagging jowls, eye bags, skin tightening, skin tags red veins and lumps and bumps – once signed off from GP of course!)
Katie’s main passion is improving the way we do brows in NZ really not happy about applying hot wax to the most delicate part of the body after seeing the damage it did for years New Definition Brows® was created. A new concept in brow design . Katie also speaks on brows whenever she can and has returned form the NZ beauty expo as a guest speaker this year. She also runs a brow academy teaching others how to improve their brow game 🙂
Katie attends as many courses as she can. She started off her brow micro-blading journey with Advanced Aesthetics international in Jan 2017 and completed advanced training with Suzie Macintosh from Melbourne Australia July 2018. she as also completed Powder brow machine training with Cherie from Feather touch brows and just completed the advanced feather strokes with Cherie also in March 2019.
Katie has just returned from the UK this July where she also completed her HDBROW training which was UKs version of NDBROWS® and has brought back all the latest ideas and brow trends!
I have put together a really passionate friendly motivated team who really care about making people feel extra special and I am so intensely proud of how far we have come.
We really look forward to meeting you and joining our friendly CHANGES familyx
Senior Therapist - Dermalogica Expert. New Definition Brow® Angel. Lash Queen: Works Friday, Saturday
Paige is in her 10th year at CHANGES and is fully qualified with her level 5 beauty diploma and internationally CIBTAC Qualified.
Paige has been with us since our beginning! She is meticulous and organised and has great attention to detail. Come and see Paige if you want fantastic results with all aspects of beauty therapy. She is passionate about Brows and lashes. She is also one of the best for french tip Manicures!
Paige has qualified at Dermalogica expert level now and has completed her Dermalogica Peel qualification too.
Paige has completed her New Definition Brow® Angel course and is an absolute brow boss!!
Senior therapist New Definition Brow Artist and Tutor Works Tuesdays and Fridays
Jasmine is well known to the beauty industry as she has grown up in it! Her main passion however, is eyebrows.
She completed her Threading Diploma in the UK in 2014 and has her New Definition Brow® qualification. Jasmine also trains therapists all around New Zealand in the New Definition Brow® technique running 2 courses per year.
Jasmine Completed her Microblading training with Advanced Aesthetics International in September 2016 and her advanced brow course in July 2018 with international brow expert Suzie Macintosh! Although she specializes in NDBrows, Jasmine has completed her beautician’s course in Wellington 2015.
Senior beauty therapist works Tuesdays to Saturdays late night Thursdays
Sammie joined us in April 2019. After working in the spa industry.
She has completed her Level 5 Diploma in Beauty Therapy and is internationally qualified through ITEC.
Sammie loves being a beauty therapist, her favorite treatments include manicures, pedicures, lash extensions and waxing.
Sammie has been recently trained in dermalogica o cosmedics and completed her Russian Volume lash training. She just loves lashes and people!
You will just adore Sammie- she is so gentle and a bundle of brightness and will brighten up anyone’s day
Beauty therapist and Senior Masseuse
Stacey is our newest member of our spa family. She joined us in December 2019
Stacey first trained as a masseuse and is highly skilled and qualified in Deep tissue, theraputic, sports, relaxation and hot stones. She then went on to complete a years beauticians course so that she could add to her experiences.
”I really love doing facials and massage.I became a massage therapist because I am really interested in how the body works,learning therapeutic massage is a amazing tool,weather it’s Relaxation Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage etc and helping people learn how to look after them self rather then talking medication to dull the pain and live with it. I make real connections with people.
I don’t just talk to people over the phone, I’m working with them individually, face-to-face. I get to have real conversations with them about what matters to them. I also listen when so many others don’t.”
Senior therapist Full time working Tuesdays to Saturdays Late night Fridays
Very excited to announce our newest staff member who has moved over from Wellington. Anna- lisa is a senior therapist with 5 years in a top busy salon in Wellington. Trained at Elite beauty school in wellington she has earned her – CIBTAC Diploma in Aesthetic Treatments and Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapies
Trained in The gelbottle, dermalogica and Pure Fiji we know will be right at home here at CHANGES! Anna- lisa is a incredibly talented and meticulous nail artist and a fast and efficient waxer. She loves facials and getting great results for her customers.
Born in Feilding, youngest of three. I moved to Wellington in 2014 to study Beauty Therapy. At the start of 2020 I moved over to the Wairarapa. I have brought over with me a love and passion for beauty therapy – I want the first timers to have an experience, become educated and walk out with confidence.
I love that beauty therapy is rapidly growing and the benefits that come with the variety of treatments which in turn helps me grow. I want to help people by making them feel more confident in themselves and their looks which can have a hugely positive impact on their lives.
Manicures and facials are my top treatments – come in and treat yourself because we all work hard and deserve to look good and feel better.
Cant wait to meet all my new future customers in the Wairarapa
Welcome to our newest member of the team, Sara Shelley.
Sara comes highly recommended from her tutors colleagues and is well loved and respected in the community.
She is just finishing off her Level 5 diploma and joins us on Saturdays until she finishes her course in November and she will be joining us full time. Sara is mature, caring and very meticulous with her work and has impressive knowledge base which are the qualities we love our girls to have She loves massage and facials and enjoys working with the high quality products we use here, pure Fiji and Dermalogica.
We know you are going to love her as much as we do!
Always looking for talented staff members Although our girls stay with us for many years always on the look out for exceptional staff to join our happy team.