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’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 completed her basic 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)
Yolandi was privileged to join the team at Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate, Southern Africa’s premier golfing and leisure destination at the end of 2001. Working there was a huge advantage to her as she was exposed to best training and meeting people from all walks of life.
Her 18 years in the beauty industry includes starting and building a 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.
Known for her work in industry including running Beauty Tech Conference for 6 years, educating Laser & IPL operators in awareness of melanoma; and the importance of therapists working within their scope of practice; Ruth has joined the board to receive the backing needed to continue work towards refined and better regulation and professionalism in industry. Ruth owns NZ Laser Training and is an NZQA qualified Tertiary and adult educator, she holds an NZQA qualification in workplace assessor. Ruth's background includes role in the beauty and appearance medicine industry for sales and training for 7 years; she has taught laser and IPL since approx. 2005. Ruth also possesses 7 years of pharmacy experience including being a Qualified Pharmacy dispensary Technician.