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Noel Turner

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Noel Turner

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner

Noel Turner

Noel Turner opened the school in 1985 with Don Kendall and completed his training in the beauty therapy field through instruction by an independent tutor, gaining international qualifications in beauty therapy at that time. He has been active in the beauty therapy industry for over 30 years, and, in 2013, was a co-recipient 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”.

Noel is one of the people responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the school, as well as internal financial control. His reputation has seen him asked to lecture in congresses in Las Vegas (USA), Hong Kong (China), Singapore, Australia (Sydney, Melbourne), New Zealand and Europe, to work as a visiting lecturer in a Los Angeles beauty therapy school, to supervise spa staff aboard cruise ships and land-based spas, to provide guidance for potential cruise ship beauty therapists, and to examine for an international examination body. He once served as a board member of the Beauty Practitioners National Training Council (BPNTC), the organisation once responsible for advising and developing the unit standards for the National Qualifications Framework. He also served as an International Educator for Janssen Cosmeceutical Care.

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


  • PhD (English) Massey University/University of Canterbury
  • ITEC Aestheticienne Diploma (Credit)
  • ITEC Diploma in Physiatrics (Credit)
  • ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy (Credit)
  • ITEC Honours Diploma (Credit)
  • Various qualifications in reflexology, iridiology, hot stone therapy, etc.

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 Noel Turner, 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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