The National School of Aesthetics
Celebrating 28 Years of Beauty Therapy, Nail Technology and Spa Therapies Training
Beauty therapy courses, nail technology courses and spa therapy courses: train through the National School of Aesthetics, one of New Zealand's leading beauty schools and the South Island's obvious choice, for a career in these exciting industries!
Welcome. Haere mai. Testimonials about us and graduate profiles attest to our strong training. We offer entry-level beauty therapy courses, like beauty therapy, nail technology, facial therapy, body therapy and electrology, and professional development beauty therapy courseslike spa therapies through The National Spa Academy .
In Christchurch since 1985, we remain the South Island's oldest beauty therapy school, offering beauty therapy courses, nail technology courses and spa therapies courses. Owners Noel Turner and Don Kendall, both internationally-qualified beauty therapists, are actively involved here. Registered with CIDESCO and ITEC, we offer the international qualifications industry expects.
We also are NZQA-Registered and considered a Category 1 Provider, with NZQA "highly confident in [our] educational outcomes" and "highly confident in [our] capability in self-assessment". We are 1 of 3 New Zealand tertiary education organisations teaching beauty therapy, and the only South Island based TEO teaching beauty therapy, rated "highly confident" in both areas by NZQA.
Demand for February 2014 programmes at the National School of Aesthetics has been strong, and we are attempting to meet this demand as best as we can.
For more information, see our news article on February 2014 Applications and Enrolments Strong on our News page.
Zombies!!! Halloween Makeup 2013
Our junior beauty therapy students made each other up as zombies for Halloween in their special occasion makeup class on 30 October 2013.
See the Halloween Makeup 2013 results for yourself!
On 6 July 2013, NaSA founders and owners Don Kendall and Noel Turner won the 2013 Contribution to the Beauty Industry Award at the New Zealand Beauty Industry Awards for their "significant contribution to the development of the beauty therapy industry in New Zealand" over the last 3 decades. Congratulations!