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Katie Winstanley

Katie Winstanley

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

Paige Churcher

Paige Churcher

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!! 

Jasmine Rufford

Jasmine Rufford

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.

Sammie Field

Sammie Field

Beauty Therapist works Monday Thursday Friday and Saturday

​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 

Stacey Carter

Stacey Carter

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.”

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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.