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Newsletter - April 2022

Updated: Jan 30, 2023

Dear valued professionals,

Here we are at the end of April and the weather is getting cooler, but industry is definitely heating up!

Already the next edition of Beauty Forum e-magazine is about to hit your screens and you won’t be disappointed with the variety of information of what’s happening on the skin therapy front, interesting articles, news, and insight.

With Beauty Forum’s new direction and focus, it's fast becoming the most popular and well-read industry magazine in NZ, so don’t miss out. If you would like to receive a complimentary copy directly, please email Dianne:

On a more sober note, I have received yet another very serious burn complaint last weekend. This burn involves a full lower arm and required immediate medical care. Unfortunately, this is the fourth serious complaint I have received since January, and as usual, it appears that the therapist didn’t hold any recognised qualifications.

While you may be horrified to hear this, it has now become a familiar event and a major industry problem which indirectly affects you, your reputation, as well as directly causing extreme stress and trauma for the client and their family.

As an industry organisation we have ideas on what to do, but as a representative organisation, we represent and advocate on your behalf. So, as practicing therapists, clinic owners, tutors, what do you want done about this? If you are interested in safeguarding your reputation and that of our industry, we'd be keen to hear from you. Whether you are keen to support our work by joining the committee or have feedback and ideas you'd like to get across, please email

Remember to Like and Follow our Facebook page for the latest news and updates as they come to hand:

In this Issue

  • 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

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.

This qualification is FREE for NZBPST MEMBERS! Non-members: $145 + GST - or join now SAVE THE DATE! 19 June - NZ Hair and Beauty Expo – Meet and Greet The NZ Hair and Beauty Expo is being held on 18th & 19th June at Auckland Showgrounds. The event showcases New Zealand’s professional skincare, beauty, hair, and male grooming industry.

With so many therapists coming to Auckland for the expo weekend, the NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies will be offering a meet and greet time on SUNDAY 19 June so you can discuss the changes that are happening in industry. This is your opportunity to tell us directly how you want to be represented and what concerns you the most as we move forward.

If you're keen to meet up, please email us for more information: APAN Conference 18th – 20th July With over 30 global guest speakers this is an event not to be missed. The great news for us here in New Zealand is that our International Alliance Partner, APAN, is holding their conference ONLINE this year. You'll be able to enjoy the 3-day event from home!

This conference experience will help you build on your existing knowledge and provide you with more technical information and insight that will help you deliver a broader range of benefits to your clients.

  • The world has changed, and our industry is radically changing too.

  • Be first to benefit from the most comprehensive educational programme delivered by leading world experts, presenting robust, evidenced based content.

  • Why base your future on opinions when you can gain-up-to the minute facts?

MEMBER BONUS: All our members receive the APAN discounted rate!

APAN Online PMU Professional Development Programme Are you a Cosmetic Tattooist or Permanent Makeup Artist? Our International Alliance Partner, APAN, is running an online PMU Professional Development Programme. Containing 11 educational segments the programme provides in-depth and up-to-date information on both the latest techniques and the industry’s further direction regarding education, qualifications, and regulations.

MEMBER BONUS: All our members receive the APAN discounted rate! Visit :

Covid Updates - Orange Setting NZ is now 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

Flu Vaccine Now Available With the opening of New Zealand’s borders, it’s likely we’ll see new types of the flu virus spreading in our communities. Pandemic measures like mask wearing and hand hygiene have meant we've had very little influenza circulating in New Zealand for the past two years, which means our community immunity is lower than usual. To protect yourself and your clients, you may wish to get a flu vaccine. It's free for those aged 65 and over, pregnant, or have certain health conditions like diabetes. For Māori and Pacific people, the free flu vaccination is available from 55 years. To get your flu vaccine, contact your GP or pharmacy. For further info click here:

Treatment Room Tuesday Would you like to feature in the next 'Treatment Room Tuesday'? This is one of the most popular posts on our Facebook page. If you would like your clinic to be featured, (and trending on the socials!) please send us a photo of your treatment room, a brief description of your clinic, and your website link to: We'd love to hear from you!NZBPST Logo Members, have you got the NZBPST logo displayed at your clinic? We'd love to see it! Take a snap of your logo inside and/or outside of your clinic and we'll pop it on our Facebook page. Send us your photos with your clinic name and website to:

If you would like the logo file sent to you, please email us. We're happy to send out a file for those needing to add it to their website too.

Work Wanted and Situations Vacant If you are a member and looking for work, or staff, please let us know. We are happy to add your details to our next newsletter and/or Facebook post. Work Wanted: Sharon is a trained Beauty Therapist and Electrologist based in the South Island but is happy to move for the right position. She has the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy, City and Guilds, 2005

  • Electrolysis, City and Guilds, 2005

  • Therapeutic Massage and Nail Certificate, City and Guilds, 2005

  • 2020 Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation IPL & Laser

  • Core Essentials 3-day IPL & Laser Educational Programme

  • Certificate of Completion Online Laser Safety Educational. Safety standard AS/NZ 4173:2018.

At present she is completing an online Laser Safety Certificate (LSC). Sharon says: “With my 18 months practical work experience I am seeking a position, preferably with other therapists so I can build on my work experience and contribute as a team member. As a mature therapist, I offer maturity coupled with high standards and work ethics. I am passionate about what I do and one of my favourite treatments is electrolysis. I am available for an immediate start, and I am also free to relocate to your area. Please contact me on 022 019 8051.

Please consider joining us If you find these newsletter of benefit, please remember the time and cost it takes to do this, So maybe it’s time to make a donation, or better still, join a proactive organisation that has the initiative to think ahead and implement action to grow and change our industry together.

For any further assistance please email ( or phone the NZBPST for advice.

Kind regards, Julie Martin Chair NZ Board of Professional Skin Therapies E: M: 021 02294638 W:

Posted: Sat 30 Apr 2022

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