Oonagh is passionate about building relationships and in turn attracting new members within the beauty sector and educating the wider community to the ‘why’ of choosing a qualified beauty professional.
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
Judy has served the Association for over thirty years, many of those as President. After stepping down from this role in 2016, Judy now works with the Committee in an advisory role.
Judy’s motivation is to work towards the betterment of the industry, to raise industry standards and promote awareness.
“As an Association it is our role to educate, mentor and support therapists to strive for excellence. It has always been really important to me personally to encourage people to be the best they can be and reinforce the importance of having high ethical standards. I strongly urge therapists to become members of the Association and unite with your peers and to be proud of the profession you serve” - Judy West
Kim has been in the professional beauty industry for 25+ years and has enjoyed seeing the evolution of beauty products and technologies over this time. She joined the Executive Committee to give back to the industry and provide guidance and support to students and new graduates - ensuring they are working to the highest standards from the beginning of their career.
Kim is enjoying working with a team of like-minded individuals, bringing the best to the industry through positive education and guidance.
“We have a lot to achieve to maintain the industry standards, improve the gaps that are there and to work with the colleges and distributors to make those changes possible. I am looking forward to a positive year of change” - Kim Ryan
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Nicole is the owner of Beauty and Beyond in Invercargill. Nicole was just 17 years old when she embraced the industry, and 34 years on she has seen beauty therapy grow tremendously.
Nicole has been the Southland Rep on and off for 18 years and sits on the Beauty Therapy advisory committee at the Southern Institute of Technology and the Association’s Executive Committee.
“As a very hands on Beauty/ Laser Therapist and Business Owner I have found the Beauty Association a great place to connect, network and gain support from fellow members. The beauty industry is so diverse and ever evolving, our association is our hub to encourage this growth.” Nicola Carter
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Michaella Messenger draws upon over 30 years of experience and education in all aspects of beauty therapy. Her passion for knowledge in this dynamic, ever-changing skincare/beauty industry ensures that she stays informed with the latest technologies and developments in skincare.
An advocate for safe practices and high professionalism, Michaella works with both industry leaders and governing bodies to achieve a unified approach to reaching excellence within our industry.
"In our fast changing and growing beauty industry it is my honour to be part of an Association and family that is there to support, inform and educate our members to remain relevant in todays environment. I am excited to see what this year brings in all areas of our industry and seeing our Membership grow accordingly." Michaella Messenger
Emma has been in the Nail Technology industry for over 13 years, owning a Nail salon who employs Qualified Technicians and Beauty Therapists.
For over 9 years Emma has also been involved in teaching to NZQA standards within a private training establishment which lead her to be involved in the Targeted Review of Qualifications and a part of the HITO Industry Advisory Panel for Nail Technology.
"It is important for our Association to assist and guide Beauty Professionals to ensure they are providing the highest quality of service. High standards need to be strived for throughout the Industry (in particular Nail Technology), creating safe working practices, professionalism and therefore excellence. As our Industry is constantly evolving, we as professionals also need to do so. I believe this can all be achieved through knowledge sharing and positive guidance. " - Emma Fraser
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Gaius has been a qualified Beauty Therapist, Electrologist and Trainer for many years.
She is motivated to encourage all students and existing therapists to become members of the association so together they can build a strong community of professional beauty therapists. Gaius believes it is paramount to engage and participate in Post Graduate training and to operate under the guidelines set by the Association so therapists and clients are safe. Together all members will gain client respect and stand above the rest.
Gaius is also the Hamilton facilitator for the Look Good Feel Better programme at the Cancer Society.