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Erin equipped with the tools to thrive in the beauty industry

Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Elite School of Beauty and Spa has supported Erin Rogers to improve her confidence and hit the ground running in employment.

At the age of 19, the soon-to-be graduate is on the verge of completing her Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy at Elite’s Hamilton campus and is working in the industry at LUXE Skin and Beauty.

Erin's fascination with the beauty industry began early, and it was her high school teachers who introduced her to Elite by suggesting she enrol in STAR Taster Courses.

She says the programme has provided her not only with the necessary beauty therapy skills but also with a renewed mindset and confidence.

“Elite’s motto is ‘work ready and world ready’. This really pushes me to become a professional and provide work to a high standard in a friendly manner which is important in day-to-day life,” she explains.

Taking on real clients at Elite also proved to be of huge benefit; “I learnt to build up my confidence by having conversations with clients and other people in the industry.”

During her time at Elite, Erin has had numerous achievements including being awarded top beauty technician of the year, securing a work placement early on in her training and successfully balancing her studies with her shifts.

She plans to continue working at LUXE Skin and Beauty for the next year or so, gaining important on-the-job experience.

“My next step in my beauty journey is to go and pursue my current job and get all the skills I can gain to become the best therapist I can be and to take opportunities one at a time.”

Erin says anyone planning to study at Elite should come with “an open and positive mindset, ready to learn all aspects of the beauty industry.”

“Most importantly, be open and honest with your trainer and elite staff members as they can be a lot of help while studying and even while you are out in the industry.”