Press - 2009

From Pretty Beautiful
Helene Ravlich

9 November 2009

More often than not, the average facial is administered by an overworked beauty therapist with her mind on the next waxing, and finding a true facialist with a passion for their work is a rare and marvellous thing. They are out there, but they often take some tracking down, and once you’ve found your bellwether amongst beauticians you never look back.

Wellington, New Zealand based Margaret Hema is a specialist firmly in the latter camp, with a history of almost forty years in the business of beauty and a reputation that spans around the globe. For those that can't visit her ethereal salon in the heart of Wellington city, she thankfully sells a range of hand blended, organic oils that she creates herself with the mantra that “all skin should be treated like beautiful fabric” firmly in mind.

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An excerpt from Out & About with Mel
Dominion Post

31 October 2009

An excerpt from The Stars' Favourite Facialists
Harpers BAZAAR Dubai
July/August 2009

Full Harpers BAZAAR article available here - Page 1 and Page 2 (pdf format)

An excerpt from My City Week - Jennifer Looman
29 July 2009

"Her first facial clients were artists and the smart set....." Full article

An excerpt from North & South magazine

She also does a superb facial - without exfoliants, skin-shrinking clay masks and steam machines - so you leave looking radiant, not like a scrubbed kumara.

An excerpt from Out & About with Sally Thompson
Dominion Post

18 April 2009

An excerpt from Easy Living UK
March 2009

Hema Restoration Night Facial Oil, £76. Available at


Woman & Home
February 2009

An excerpt from Out & About with Sally Thompson
Dominion Post

25 January 2009