Arlena Phillips, owner and beauty therapist.

My name is Arlena Phillips. I am 23 years old. I have grown up in this beautiful little town called Otorohanga, living here for the last 17 years. It is a pleasure to call it home.

I knew I wanted to pursue beauty therapy as a career at the age of sixteen, the idea of pampering people for a living and making people feel beautiful really appealed to me. My dream was always to one day have a clinic of my own.

In 2013 I began my two year journey at Wintec studying a Diploma in Beauty, Body and Spa Therapies, and gained all of my certificates. I also gained the City and Guilds qualifications which is recognised internationally in over 210 countries, making it possible to pursue a career in many different places. But there is no place like home to me!

Just after graduating, I began working at Skin Beauty and Day Spa in Te Awamutu. I really enjoyed my three years working in a busy clinic, gaining lots of experience as well as meeting lots of amazing people.

Finally, an opportunity presented itself to me to work closer to home, to start up a business of my own and to achieve my lifelong dream of having my own beauty room.

So here I am, giving it my absolute all. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you.

Arlena x