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Don Kendall

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Don Kendall

Director of Education and Co-Owner

Don Kendall

Don Kendall has been involved in the beauty therapy and nail technology training fields for well over 40 years and has seen a lot of changes in the field. He was also one of the first nail technicians in New Zealand, with over 30 years experience. In 2013, Don was a co-recepient of the New Zealand Association of Beauty Therapists’ Contribution to the Industry award for “significant contribution to the development of the beauty therapy industry in New Zealand”.

Currently, Don serves as an owner of Aesthetics House Limited (the body corporate in charge of the National School and Absolute Aesthetics) and Aesthetics Importing and the Director of Education and Training. Don remains to be an asset to the school and the industry.

Don teaches cosmetic chemistry in our Diploma in Beauty Therapy and also helps assess throughout the year.

He is currently involved in the creation of the New Zealand Qualifications in beauty therapy and related fields.

His current office hours are:

Monday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday Not available


  • CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • ITEC Diploma in Manicure & Pedicure (Credit)
  • ITEC Diploma in the Application of False Nails (Credit)
  • Various beauty therapy, nail technology and post-graduate qualifications

Conflicts of Interests and Interests in Other Organisations

NZQA requires all governing members at every training education organisation in New Zealand are required to declare any conflicts of interest and interests in other organisations. This is the declaration, as signed by Don Kendall, on 28 February 2012:

“I hereby declare that I have no actual or potential conflicts of interest arising from my role as a governing member of the PTE named above. I have an interest in an organisation in the education or immigration sector that provides goods or services to tertiary students as follows: I am a director and shareholder of Aesthetics Imports Limited, a company that supplies beauty therapy products and educational textbooks to the education sector, including but not limited to the National School of Aesthetics and its students.”

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