Meet Larissa!

Hello! I am Larissa Drummond and I am a fully Qualified Beauty Therapist with over years experience in New Zealand. 

Throughout my entire life, Mount Maunganui was my cherished hometown. However, in December 2022, I established a new residence in New Plymouth. Since my intermediate school days, I have harboured a profound passion for the beauty industry. From a young age, I developed a strong inclination for taking care of my health, well-being, and appearance.

My true journey into the world of beauty commenced when I confronted skin issues, particularly acne. I explored various avenues to address this concern, including hormonal treatments, Accutane, and naturopathy. Although I observed some degree of improvement through these methods, it wasn’t until I embraced the naturopathic approach that I experienced a substantial transformation, not only in my skin but in my overall well-being. This personal experience underscored the profound interconnection between gut health, lifestyle, and their impact on physical and mental health.

“I firmly believe that our external appearance profoundly influences our internal state. This belief is what fuels my passion for my profession. Having the privilege to enhance someone’s self-esteem and overall well-being brings me immense joy and satisfaction.”

Qualifications include:

  • 2021 New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)
  • 2020 New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

Meet Lala!

Hello! I am Lala Shin and I am a fully Qualified Beauty Therapist with over 20 years experience both in New Zealand and Korea. 

I moved from Korea to New Zealand two decades ago to explore Western beauty practices. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working at lovely Day Spas in both Korea and New Zealand. After completing my New Zealand Beauty Diploma, I began working in Queenstown. However, my heart was in New Plymouth, and I eventually returned, now considering it my hometown. After five years at a local salon, I decided to start my own business, which I’ve proudly owned for over 11 years.

“Everyday day I wake up excited to do what I love, and that’s making people feel their best. What motivates me and makes me deeply passionate about my work is the opportunity to make a positive impact on others’ lives. I find immense joy in providing guidance and support to my clients, sharing my knowledge to help them achieve the best possible results. It’s not just about beauty; it’s about boosting confidence and well-being. I am truly privileged to be a part of this journey with each person I serve, and their satisfaction and happiness fuel my love for what I do.”

Qualifications include:

  • 2021 Skin Rejuvination
  • 2020 Core Essentials IPL & Laser Educational Programme
  • 2019 Core Knowledge: Laser User Training
  • 2018 Light Based Hair Reduction Course
  • 2018 Laser Safety Educational Course
  • 2017 Advanced Skin Analysis – Pastiche
  • 2011 Holistic Body Training (Hawaiian lomi lomi massage) Christchurch
  • 2008 Thai massage certificate training – Ching mai, Thailand
  • 2008 Thai herbal hot compress training – Chiang mai, Thailand
  • 2006 CIDESCO Certificate in Beauty Therapy (International qualification, came top of my class)
  • 2006 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, Western Institute of Technology- Tarananki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • 1999 Certificate of Beauty Therapy, Geum Chon Women’s Vocational Education & Training Center Seoul YWCA, Korea
  • 1999 Reflexology Master Approved Diploma, Korea Health Care Association Lee Youn Woo
  • 1999 Sports Trainer Approved Diploma, Korea Health Care Association President Lee Youn Woo