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NZ Beauty Awards 2015 | Winner of the Best Business Model

Written by Nadia McCracken on July 8th, 2015.      0 comments

Silk Spa Team SpaBeauty NZ News

Silk Spa in Vogeltown, Taranaki won the Best Business Model at the NZ Beauty Industry Awards on Saturday night. 
Silk Spa Creator Charlotte Ward SpaBeauty NZ News Charlotte shares:

"We opened our doors at the end of 2009 with the vision of offering the best in services, treatments and products while holding on to good old fashioned family morals. For many people, Beauty clinics can be very intimidating places - so we've designed an atmosphere where laughter and friendships rule; and where gumboots and stilettos comfortably sit next to each other. Silk does not have big fancy chandeliers, but the team makes every person who walks in our doors (including each other) think they are the Queen."

She continues "Silk Spa has the best of Teams. I know I am a tad bias, but I’ve always said this and always will. A team makes the place you work in, and we have the best of fun. Our team have each other’s backs and we love spending time together in and out of Silk. We are a tight-knitted team who generally love each other and love what we do."

It is no doubt that the closeness and shared passion of the Silk Spa team has paid off. In the history of the NZ Beauty Awards, it is the first time that three trophies are able to call the same clinic/spa home! Along with Silk taking out the New Zealand Best Spa/Clinic award, two individual therapists also took home awards:  
  • Tegan Frost – Manager, Senior Therapist / Skin Crazy Princess - 1st runner-up Best Therapist in NZ
  • Karyn Stachurski – Therapist/ Perfectionist Queen -Winner of Most promising Therapist in NZ
Charlotte beams with pride "This is it. There's nothing bigger in the NZ Beauty Therapy than this. I feel very 'Taranaki Proud', and very proud of myself and my team of course."

An integral part of the Silk team also, are:
  • Nikita Martin – Therapist / Creative & Electrolysis Princess
  • Rachel Barratt – Part Time Therapist / Pamper Queen
  • Shelly Kelson-MacDonald – Casual Senior Therapist / Knowledge Queen. 
Charlotte explains that Silk has always used the very best products and always will. "We stock two cosmeceutical skincare ranges: Nimue and emerginC. We use the best wax available, and use the most up to date techniques. We've always looked at the skin holistically, and from day one we've been recommending Bestow skin supplements and healthy eating along with our skin consults. We have one of the most sophisticated scanning machines on the market and now also offer SkinDNA testing.
Silk SpaTeam Wins SpaBeauty NZ News As skin experts the skin knowledge our team has is incredible and with our combined skin analysis equipment Silk can offer our clients a true, holistic skin diagnosis. We can now see what you were born with, what you have done to it so then we can prescribe products specifically for that client, no more guess work, no more wasted products."

I asked Charlotte what winning the Best Business Model in NZ means to her and her team.

Charlotte shares: "This is only as sweet as it is because of the success of my Therapists Karyn and Tegan. I am so proud of my whole team, and love the fact that a suburban Spa in a Provincial town is the best in the country. I fought hard for our location, I did not want to be in the CBD, and there aren't many who are more 'Taranaki Proud' than me." To bring three National Awards home to the 'Naki' means more than words can express."
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