Hema's professional commitment to quality skin care started in 1970 when she was
working for Mary Quant as a skin care consultant in a large department store in
Wellington. The store, known as the DIC, has long since gone but the original
building remains and that is where Margaret now works in her salon.
the early 1970s Margaret took up a position as a Lancome beautician at Old South
Head Road Pharmacy in Double Bay, Sydney.
the early 1980s, the years she was home raising her three children, Margaret continued
to work, train and increase her professional qualifications. A selections of positions
held, relevant training and qualifications follows:
skincare manager, Belle Fleur, Eastbourne, Wellington.
Clarins skincare consultant,
Sensations Skincare & Beauty, Manners Mall, Wellington.
Diploma - instructional and practical training in Parisienne Facial Techniques. March 1981. Jean Shirley, Aromatherapist, Double
Diploma - instructional and practical training in Aromatherapy
~ Essential Oil Treatment. March 1983. Jean Shirley, Aromatherapist, Double Bay, Sydney.
Madame Maguy Ruby, Principal, Advanced Academy of
Beauty Therapy, Cremorne, Sydney.
Diploma, ITEC, International Therapy
Examination Council, England.
1986 Margaret and the family returned to New Zealand. After working in two salons
Margaret quickly established a Wellington client base. Initially she was the only
person providing aromatherapy facials in Wellington.
1988 she established her facialling business, based in Harbour City Towers, Wellington. She has since relocated to 49 Courtenay Place. A company was registered in 1999. Margaret's son, Quentin, designed the distinctive logo.