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Graduate Profiles


A small cross-section of NaSA graduates working in different facets of the beauty industry

Our graduates go on to work in many different areas in the beauty therapy industry. We’ve assembled a few graduate profiles to talk about different career paths only a small sample of our graduates have taken. Many thanks to those NaSA graduates who have participated; we appreciate it!

Erin McPherson

Erin McPherson

Owned and operated her own clinic

Erin McPherson studied our Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics in 1997. She graduated and worked in Christchurch for a few different clinics before heading over to Australia, amassing a great amount of knowledge and experience. In 2007, Erin returned to Christchurch, armed with that knowledge and experience, to open up her own clinic, Allure Beauty.

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Melanie Wilton

Melanie Wilton

Worked on a cruise ship

Melanie Wilton was 18 when she came to study our Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics in 2007. She says, “Fresh out of high school, I wasn’t really sure what to expect but knew [beauty therapy] was what I wanted to do.” After she graduated, she worked and managed a sole-charge clinic before going to London, where she studied spa therapies and had orientation with Steiner (cruise ship recruiters and spa operators). Melanie worked on a cruise ship before returning back to New Zealand to work at Champs-Elysees Day Spa in Christchurch.

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Samira Sultan

Samira Sultan

Studied para-medical beauty therapy

Samira Sultan was in her late teens when she came to study our Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics in 2003. After graduating, she went on to work in beauty therapy, spa therapies, paramedical beauty therapies and even clinic management.

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Veronica Kapene

Veronica Kapene

Worked at a spa resort

Veronica Kapene returned home from the UK to study our Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics in 2005. After graduating as our Student of the Year, she went on to work in beauty therapy and spa therapies.

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