Nicole offers existing and new clients a wealth of experience with a career spanning over 25 years in the beauty therapy, nutritional, health and fitness industries. She is still so passionate about beauty health and wellbeing, that in tandem with her own private practice, she used to also lecture at the Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin Beauty therapy campus, sharing her knowledge with the next generation of beauty therapists.
With a fascination with the science involved behind the structure and function of skin and disorders of the skin, Nicole has specialized in skin health gaining her Master Practitioner’s Diploma in Advanced Skin Diagnosis from world renown teacher Flo Barrett. This covered all angles of anti-ageing, pigmentation, rosacea and acne plus the study of cosmetic chemistry & the active ingredients in today’s formulations. Further postgraduate study has seen Nicole train in the latest treatments such as IPL & LED light therapies plus Collagen Induction Therapy using surgical dermal needling techniques to rejuvenate the skin’s own collagen synthesis.
Preferring to treat the “whole person” Nicole uses a holistic approach to skin health, understanding that an individual’s inner health and stress has to be balanced in order to have great skin health. She has trained in the complementary therapies of naturopathy, homoeopathy & Aromatherapy allowing her to prescribe supplements to complement the efficacy of skin care prescriptions and clinic treatments.
Odyssey for Skin & Soul is the place to begin to take the journey to great skin & overall health.
Nicole studied in Auckland completing her National qualifications in Beauty Therapy, Body Treatments & Electrology. She also completed the international qualifications from the Vienna based CIDESCO organization, and the UK based organisations of ITEC and CIBTAC in Beauty Therapy, Body Treatments and Electrology.
Originally from Canterbury, she returned and owned and operated a beauty therapy, ladies health & fitness studio plus hairdressing salon offering a one-stop destination for health & beauty. Nicole continued with post graduate studies in Aromatherapy, Naturopathy & Homeopathy beginning early in her career to take a holistic approach to the treatments she offered.
After moving to Lawrence, Otago with her husband she continued her practice and completed further post graduate study in skin diagnosis and cosmetic chemistry, following that up with her qualifications as a Master Practitioner in Advanced Skin Diagnosis. Nicole has also completed her IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) & LED (Light Emitting Diode) accreditation to complement existing anti-ageing, skin rejuvenation, acne and pigmentation treatments.
Collagen Induction Therapy is the latest modality to be added to the treatment menu and Nicole has been experiencing great results with her clients with dermal needling treatments for both dermal scarring and normal rejuvenation processes. This stimulates the skin’s own collagen synthesis through the wound healing process, combined with the use of peptides & enzymes.