Initially trained in the UK in Beauty Therapy, Theatrical Make-up and Wig-making, Oonagh’s enthusiasm and drive to develop and increase her skill set lead to the desire to share her knowledge and experiences within a teaching role.
An exciting and varied career in the Beauty Industry includes experience within Beauty Clinics (UK and NZ), Health Spa, own Beauty Business, Cruise Ship, Make-up Artist, Laser/IPL Clinic, Principal of an Auckland Beauty Therapy College, Lecturer and Programme Lead for Moderation.
Working within an educational environment has been a strong focus since moving to NZ in 1990, gaining further qualifications in both academic and professional disciplines. Learning and training with inspiring beauty professionals and academics has maintained the passion for the Beauty Industry.
Experience gained through teaching across various private training schools, Polytechnic sector, University and working as a Beauty Industry Assessor and Moderator has provided a deeper knowledge and understanding of the beauty discipline including invaluable experiences in self-evaluation and growth.
As a Member of the Association and an Executive Committee member since 2002, these years have reinforced the value of relationships, networking and supporting fellow beauty professionals. A commitment to continually strive towards high standards, professionalism and promote a wider understanding to the greater community as to why we choose to be members of the Association and the importance of valuing qualifications.
"We need to value and support one another and work together to grow our membership, to ensure we are recognised as a strong cohesive voice." Oonagh Wolfkamp
Louise is a therapist and owner of the award winning clinic Louise Gray Skin Care in Mission Bay, Auckland. Prior to her 23 years in the beauty industry, Louise was a Registered Nurse working in intensive care. In addition, Louise has also been an educator and distributor.
Louise has developed relationships with many therapists, employers and distributors over this time, and has taken on her role with the Executive Committee to represent them and help lift standards in the beauty industry.
“My love and passion for the industry is still strong after two decades. I believe in giving back to the community we work in, and I regularly support local businesses, schools, and projects. I have been an active member of the NZARBP inc. for many years, and I have previously served on the Executive Committee”. Louise Gray