Press — 2009

From Pretty Beautiful
Helene Ravlich

9 November 2009

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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

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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)

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

An excerpt from My City Week - Jennifer Looman

29 July 2009

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

An excerpt from North & South magazine
June 2009

"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

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An excerpt from Easy Living UK
March 2009

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Hema Restoration Night Facial Oil, £76. Available at

Woman & Home
February 2009

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An excerpt from Out & About with Sally Thompson
Dominion Post

25 January 2009

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Sean Walker