Executive Committee


Emma Fraser

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Nail Portfolio


Emma has been in the Nail Technology industry for over 16 years, owning a Nail salon that employs Qualified Technicians and Beauty Therapists.

For over 11 years Emma has also been involved in teaching 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 as well as more recently a HITO industry assessor. Her role within the PTE varied and involved being Academic Manager for 2 years across the campus that offered programmes in Beauty Therapy levels 3, 4, and 5, Nail technology, Makeup Artistry, Hairdressing, and Barbering.

"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


Louise Gray


Complaints Portfolio


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



Kim Ryan

Government Regulations Portfolio 

Membership Manager


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

Larissa Whitman



Area Representative Manager

Larissa has been in the Beauty Industry for a smidge over 20 years in which time she has had the pleasure of working with many inspiring colleagues and clients, and experienced the vigour’s & rewards of owning her own business. 

To restore a revitalised sense of self & inner beauty through therapeutic treatments has been a passion of Larissa's throughout her career.  She has specialised in MLD & Electrology and is now wanting to pass onto the new generation of beauty therapy students in her role as one of the Beauty Therapy tutors at Te Pukenga/ARA Polytech in Christchurch.




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Cosmetic Tattooing Portfolio

Member Benefits Portfolio

Cris is a passionate Beauty practitioner.

Her expertise is in Eyebrows and Permanent Makeup.  She started her journey in the Beauty Industry moved by the love of art and drawing. Since she discovered where her passion lies, Cris left the Law practice, in which she worked for over three years. With her enthusiasm for knowledge and science, Cris is thrilled to join the Executive Committee of the NZ Beauty Association and offer her experience to help support members and the beauty industry.