Julie Martin

Founder & Director​

B/Th Dip NZ, Confederation [Eng], ITEC [Eng], Counselling Dip

Julie Martin is a qualified Beauty Therapist Electrologist / Thermologist. She has worked in all sectors of the beauty industry since 1983. 

During her 37 years as a practicing registered beauty therapist, electrologist / thermologist, Julie had the opportunity to tutor, been technical adviser, mentor and a trouble-shooter for businesses. Julie has also judged industry awards and had four very successful clinics of her own. 

In 2014 she was invited on to the Executive Committee of the N.Z Association of Registered Beauty Professionals. Julie's role was Complaints Officer and Liaison Officer to Councils and Government agencies.​

As a complaints officer, Julie has represented industry at council workshops, mediated complaint resolutions, written reports for Health Boards, Disputes Tribunal, Health and Disabilities Commission and appeared as an expert witness in civil court cases. 

Julie has also authored Health and Hygiene Guidelines for industry, Code of Ethics and written numerous article for the beauty industry’s magazine and assisted many therapists with various hygiene issues and general advise. 

As a practicing therapist, Julie has experienced and witnessed the good and bad sides of the beauty industry. Over the years Julie has observed the decline of standards in this unregulated industry and experienced the lack of support, advice and advocacy for therapists. 

Julie believes that to create a healthier industry that strengthens the integrity and identity of the beauty profession, supports and advocate best practice for her colleagues, then changes need to be implemented to reflect those needs. With support and encouragement of other like-minded professionals, Julie decided to initiate the New Zealand Board of Professional Skin Therapies.

Francie Morgan

Infection Control Nurse Educator


Francie’s career in infection prevention and control spans 30 years in which she has practiced as a nurse specialist and consulted in infection prevention and control in various New Zealand health care settings, both in public and private sectors.

 She is familiar with office-based practices and day clinic centres such as those that exist within the beauty therapy industry. She is a lecturer and advisor for the New Zealand Infection Prevention and Control Masters postgraduate programme. She has been an invited guest speaker at Beauty Tech conferences. She offers her passion for excellence in upholding best practice for infection prevention and control and is a respected subject matter expert in her specialty field.

Yolandi Jacobs 

Office Manager

Somatology Dip, CIDESCO, ITEC, SAAHSP  Adult Education Dip L6 NZ

Yolandi completed her beauty therapy studies at the end of 2001, in South Africa with a diploma in Somatology, with accreditation from CIDESCO, ITEC & SAASHSP. (South African Association of Health & Skin Care Professionals)    

Her 18 years in the beauty industry includes starting and building a successful salon & spa, completing various sales & management training as well as many product and treatment modalities over the years.

Once relocated to NZ in 2008, Yolandi found her niche in Training & Education and went on complete her Diploma in Adult Education, creating a platform,  Salon Setup, to facilitate the need  for post grad education.  ​Her mission is working to protect & uplift the industry she loves.

Shannen Wagstaff 


Legal Executive Dip., B/Th., INM Int. Nail Tech

As an internationally qualified Nail Technician, with a certificate in Beauty Therapy and a Legal Executive Diploma, I have been involved in the skin therapy industry since I was 6 years old. Being part of a family of nail technicians, I feel it’s in my blood. So, after qualifying in 2011, I continued to develop my skills. 

Over the years I am amazed at how the nail industry has evolved from simple manicures and pedicures to an incredible art form.

 Unfortunately,with it has come the reputation of severe bacterial and fungal infections, incorrect applications using poor quality products and incorrect techniques.This has contributed to making our industry one of the most widely reported professions in the media, but for all the wrong reasons.

As a young millennial Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician I know that it is up to qualified therapists and nail technicians like myself to help improve and advocate for change.

I applied to NZBPST to help become an active voice on their governance committee so I could engage with industry and support others and to advocate on their behalf. With my legal skills and industry knowledge, I am excited to be part of an organisation of like-minded people who share the same values and vision. 

Dr Angie Winnington-Sharp


BSc Hons PhD

Dr Angie Winnington-Sharp BSc Hons PhDAngie has a PhD in Chemistry and Physics and have completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Medical Chemistry and Physics, the latter at Cardiff University Hospital. In the UK after a successful 10+ year period of running her own business, Angie also taught laser science techniques to 15-20+ year old therapist trainees. Angie also worked for City and Guilds, where she wrote and delivered a BTEC/NVQ level 4 (VI-Form College/University transition course).Angie continues to contribute to the development of our industry by supporting the Board in education standards here in NZ. Angie also teaches Chemistry (NCEA and iGCSE) and Physics. Her background in the UK was working/teaching as a Post-Doc' in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry and Medical Physics at University and a wide range of hospitals in the NHS. Angie is very keen to advance her teaching/research career and return to a post-college/pre-University environment, ideally incorporating a pastoral/mentoring role.Angie is committed to assisting  in the raising of professional standards in the skin therapy industry.