Since its launch in September 2013, Harmony Skin and Beauty has quickly gained the reputation as the premium Skin and Spa clinic in Central Otago. It is no wonder that this stunning clinic is celebrating their great achievement this week, being named the Best New Business Model for the NZ Beauty Awards 2015.
Situated in the heart of beautiful Alexandra, Harmony has cemented itself in the industry and has become known for its outstanding service, highly trained and qualified therapists, results driven skin-care range and the latest in advanced skin technology.
Harmony is the shared family dream of Sophie and her parents, Trudi and Chris Hull to offer Central Otago and surrounding areas the ultimate in beauty, skin care and spa treatments.
The name Harmony comes from the poem written for the Patron Saint Cecilia of Music with the words: ‘From Harmony, from Heav’nly harmony this universal frame began’. These words embody our philosophy of the importance of harmony in our lives, and a few words from this poem greets clients at the entrance to the clinic.
|With the goal of providing clients with an experience from the moment they enter the clinic, Sophie and Trudi worked very closely with friend and interior designer Sally to ensure colours and furniture used embraced that feeling of tranquillity.
A candle fragrance designed specifically for Harmony burns in Reception and the ‘Coconut Lime’ scent has become a signature range now retailed to our clientele under the Harmony brand. From the piped music onto the street front and the heavenly coconut lime fragrance, clients have a feeling of peace and serenity from the moment they enter the clinic.
Harmony Skin and Beauty entered the market with two other established businesses in close proximity, and in a town with a population of approx. 4000.
Treatments at Harmony were designed with care and with our brand in mind. Pitching as a serious skincare clinic, but also a relaxing day spa and beauty essentials clinic has given a broad range of treatments to choose from for Harmony’s clientele. Harmony offers advanced modalities of S-IPL, LED, Collagen Induction, High Performance Facials through to Massage, Spa Treatments, Body Treatments, Spray Tanning, Makeup, Manicures/Pedicures, and Beauty Essentials.
|Sophie and Trudi shares with us as they giggle:
"When we had our grand opening, it coincided with the local Alexandra Blossom Festival. While all our guests were enjoying mingling inside, the fireworks began outside and everyone rushed out the door to see them. Many of our guests thought that Harmony had put this huge firework display on to mark our grand opening - we wish!"
Harmony Skin and Beauty currently has a staff of 6, 2 fully qualified Beauty Therapists working full time and 2 working part-time and 2 Receptionists.
The team at Harmony Skin and Beauty have been chosen for their skills, their understanding of Harmony’s philosophy and their willingness to embrace this, their dedication to client care and above all their passion for the industry.
|Trudi and Sarah both look after reception and manage client bookings, Sophie and Anita both work Full Time in the clinic, and Jo and Nicky are our Part-Time therapists. Our team is an exceptional group of therapists - they work hard, love what they do, and are always striving to give their clients the best.
Jo was also an integral part of the set up of Harmony, and worked closely with Trudi and Sophie in the planning and design of the business. Jo’s input has been invaluable, and she is a team member that has been treated as ‘part of the Harmony family and its dream to succeed’ .
All of the therapists on our team have a reputation for exceptional client care, and results in skin-care, and each has their own passion for this industry.
We stock a wide range of products, our biggest skin care range being O Cosmedics. We believe this is an integral part of our business, and gives our therapists the ability to be able to treat any skin condition and ensure a high result. Our vision was to pitch Harmony as a serious skin clinic and provide our clients with the very best in skincare, something not available in our region. Providing a product at a cosmedical level was important and the choice of O Cosmedics has given Harmony the opportunity to encourage local clientele to achieve the ultimate in skin health. Our clients have embraced our skincare range and as our brand strengthens so does the enquiry for results-driven skincare for professional and home-care use.
Alongside a cosmedical grade of skincare, we also provide an organic range - Stem Organics. Both skincare ranges are produced in Australia and are designed to treat skin exposed to harsh climates such as that experienced in Central Otago.
|Winning this award means so much to us, as we have worked really hard to grow our business in the last two years and to get this achievement is something we never imagined possible!
We love what we do, and we have an incredibly supportive community that have been a part of the journey from the first day we opened, so for Alexandra to have the Best New Business in NZ, and to have Sophie Hull awarded the Best Therapist in NZ is so exciting.
It’s not only a reflection of what we do, it’s great to give it back to our local community.