Merivale Health & Beauty is based in Christchurch and is owned and run by Nicola Austin.
With over 25 years in the beauty therapy industry you are sure to find yourself well looked after in her lovely brand new clinic.
I always love hearing from other Mum's who work from home. Enjoy reading about Nicola and her business,
Tell us a bit about yourself...
Hello! My name is Nicola Austin and I am the owner of Merivale Health and Beauty. With two busy boys, I am blessed to be able to work from home in our brand new purposely-built clinic, which means that I can work full-time and still spend time with my family!
Tell us a bit about your business...
With over 25 years experience in the beauty therapy industry, I am an award-winning, fully qualified professional Beauty Therapist, with internationally-recognised qualifications, and a registered member with the Association of Beauty Therapists New Zealand.
What services do you provide?
I offer the absolute best in service, products and treatments. From facials to spray tans, manicures and pedicures to electrotherapy - we provide rejuvenating, hydrating and luxurious treatments. We care for all skin types - including hyperpigmented, sun damaged and sensitive skin types. We offer a range of cleansing, exfoliating, steaming and therapeutic moisturising treatments for your skin, using natural and organic ingredients. We also offer beauty packages for special events, using high quality cosmetics to ensure your make up is light-weight, luminous and long-lasting.
What is your favourite part about running your own business?
I am passionate about skincare, so I love being able to introduce my clients to only the best products on the market that will truly nourish, soften and condition their skin! Our latest skincare range is derma-cosmeceutical brand, Niume. I love being able to discover powerful skincare formulations that will effectively treat a range of skin concerns, including: fine lines, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dryness, oiliness, acne, roacea and eczema. The best part of my job is enhancing the beauty in my clients that is already there!
What is one thing you do daily to make your business work?
We engage with our clients through social media across multiple platforms - including Facebook and Instagram, to keep our clients up to date with the latest trends, services and products!
Where to from here with your business?
Beauty and skincare is an ever-evolving industry, so I keep up with the most effective and advanced beauty technologies by undertaking continuous professional development and training to ensure that I am offering my clients the very best.
How can we make an appointment with Merivale Health and Beauty?
For those based in Christchurch, I can be contacted on (03) 355 7812 or 027 283 1905. For anyone outside of the area, you can purchase a lovely gift voucher for a family or friend in the area!