An expert, independent industry voice

The New Zealand Board of Professional Skin Therapies is an impartial and independent organisation representing professionals in the beauty and aesthetic industry. We were formed to provide representation of our industry’s issues to Government, local authorities and affiliated organisations. 

As well as being an advocacy voice for our industry, our multi-skilled team of industry experts provides independent advice, support, mentoring and guidance when it is needed.

The Board offers affordable membership, with benefits to help your business grow and keep costs down. 

We are stronger together.

The NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies also keeps you up to date with educational newsletters, ensuring you are abreast of current issues and industry standards, including important COVID-19 information, and supports you when you need a helping hand.

Read more about the Board at the link below. We welcome your donations / koha to support our mission and look forward to working with you.

Our current focus

2022 AGM - 12 June

NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on 12 June 2022 09:30am - 11:30am

We're pleased to say we'll be holding a virtual meeting again this year, which will enable members from all across the country to attend.

A key goal of our AGM is to engage with members and discuss our vision. We're keen to hear your ideas and views, and work together towards a common goal. If you would like time made available to discuss a topic, please let me know so it can be added to the agenda.

Please note, that our Constitution requires that only fully paid-up members may vote on any motion so please ensure that membership fees are paid by 11 June 2022

Members will have received an email with the On-Line meeting link, please email me if you wish to attend but have not received the email invite.

Beauty Forum Magazine

We're excited to see the second edition of New Zealand's industry publication, Beauty Forum.

This is an independent publication with industry news and updates, including contributions from us here at the NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies. Beauty Forum is a modern glossy fully digital magazine. 

Click here to read the full issue!

Beauty Forum magazine

Orange: COVID Response Framework (Traffic Lights)

New Zealand is now at the Orange traffic light setting. For close proximity businesses this means:

  • Medical grade masks must be worn at work.

  • There is no limit to the number of people present at the business.

  • There is no requirement to use My Vaccine Pass or to enforce workforce vaccination requirements. However, you may continue to use them if you wish to do so.

However, these changes do not mean COVID-19 is no longer in the community. COVID-19 still remains a serious risk for vulnerable staff and clients. Face masks still need to be worn in indoor settings to reduce transmission of the disease.

Vaccine mandates remain in place for certain sectors because workers in these areas have a high level of contact with people at risk of developing serious illness. As our industry is not subject to these mandates it is your decision, as the business owner, to decide whether staff should be vaccinated. It is up to you to determine the risk for your staff and clients.


  • Complete the ISICC Pandemic Infection Control Program training to help reassure you and your clients you are offering a safe clinic environment.
  • Get your Booster and ensure your staff do also. Vaccination is the best way to protect you, your staff, clients, and business. Not only are you much less likely to need hospital care, but evidence shows it lowers the likelihood of getting infected and transmitting COVID-19 to others.

  • Continue to wear masks indoors.

  • Decide whether you will maintain the Vaccine Pass system in your business.

  • Decide whether you will treat unvaccinated clients.

  • Decide whether you will introduce workforce vaccination requirements.

  • Make an Isolation Plan. Do you have enough food and medications? Are your prescriptions up to date? What about pet food and supplies?

  • Check whether you are eligible for the latest Covid Support Payments for businesses. Applications close 5 May.

  • Make a Covid contingency plan with staff about what to do if they become a close contact or test positive.

  • Maintain your Pandemic Response Plan procedures.

ISICC Pandemic Infection Control Program

The ISICC Pandemic Infection Control Program is now available online! Gain an internationally recognised qualification with an evidence-based approach to clinical safety.

Many clients may be nervous returning to clinics. This training helps reassure you and your clients you are offering a safe clinic environment.

For you, this qualification demonstrates that you support a global standard of safety and are educated and proficient in understanding Covid-19 related hygiene and safety measures necessary to ensure your therapists, staff and clients are being treated in a safe environment. These standards complement our NZ specific Health and Hygiene Guidelines.

This qualification is FREE for NZBPST MEMBERS!

Non-members: $145 + GST - or Join Now


Government Education Reform (RoVE)

The Government’s Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) is rolling on. This will have significant implications on the quality and standards of training provided to new entrants to our industry.

The NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies wrote submissions and petitioned our industry to be recognised within the Health, Education and Social Services sector and for us to be recognised as skin therapists as a distinct industry.

All main skin therapy courses will now come under the Health category.

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is establishing a new central collective for tertiary education called The Institute of Skills and Technology. All tertiary training courses have been divided into six Workforce Development Councils (WDC’s), who are charged with deciding what type of training structure would best suit ALL tertiary educational courses.

We are now at a crucial time of the reform initiative. This is where you, the business owner and therapist must speak up. Unless you do so, TEC will continue to listen to other industry organisations and the same educators that have created our present educational situation.

Without your voice, our credibility will further decline with increased client injuries and complaints [I have received several major complaints this year], destroy industry confidence, and individual reputations. Continual concerns raised by the public, has the potential for government to introduce regulations/legalisation and prohibit therapists performing skin penetrating treatments, resulting in loss of profits and possible business closures.

Recent News

  • April 2022 Newsletter
    ISICC Pandemic Infection Control Program
    NZ Hair and Beauty Expo - Meet and Greet
    APAN Conference
    APAN Online PMU Professional Development Programme
    COVID Updates
    Flu Vaccine Now Available
    Treatment Room Tuesday
    NZBPST Logo
    Work Wanted and Situations Vacant
    Posted: Saturday 30 April 2022
  • March 2022 News Letter
    Upper Hutt Council Appearance Industry Bylaw
    NEW Membership Benefit
    Business Insurance for Members
    APAN Conference 2022
    COVID-19 Updates
    KN95 Masks (adults & children)
    Posted: Wednesday 23 March 2022
  • Exclusive Member Discount on Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)
    Ministry of Health approved Healgen Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) members pay only $94.64 + GST per box That's a huge discount of 44% - saving $74.36 per box! less than $5 per test
    Posted: Thursday 10 March 2022
  • February Newsletter
    NEW Industry Magazine – Beauty Forum
    Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) Review
    Have Your Say About Future Beauty Education and Training
    COVID-19 Updates
    NEW Student Membership Available
    Posted: Tuesday 1 March 2022
  • January 2022 Newsletter
    Welcoming Leesa Roy to the Governance committee, NZBPST Partnership with Beauty Forum Magazine, invitation to provide feedback to Min Education on Qualifications, advice on ventilation to prevent Covid-19 transmission.
    Posted: Friday 28 January 2022