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Victoria Toye - The Darling Room

16 January 2023 - Victoria Toye, Elite School of Beauty and Spa graduate, has been featured in The UP 100 – a compelling showcase published by UP Education celebrating exceptional students that embody the transformative role of education.

The UP 100 tells the moving stories of 100 tertiary students and graduates across Australasia and beyond.

A farm girl at heart, Victoria moved from Raglan to Hamilton at 18-years-old to start work life as an office assistant. Graduating in 2005 with a Level 5 Professional Face, Body & Spa Therapies qualification, Victoria was one of the very first students to study at the Elite School of Beauty and Spa Hamilton campus.

Now, Victoria is the proud owner of The Darling Room, a successful beauty salon that has been in business for over a decade. Victoria has multiple therapists working at her clinic, which allows her to focus on operational and growth aspects of business. She says the Elite team played a monumental role in helping her set up her business and recruit excellent staff.

Her advice for budding therapists is to avoid the allure of profitability. At the end of the day, your quality of care is what will build a lasting reputation. With a commitment to establishing positive relationships, Victoria proves you can build a loyal client base as well as lifelong friends.

To read The UP 100, visit the UP Education website.