Originally from South Africa, where she studied to be a special effects make-up artist and realised that hairdressing and make-up go well together so she qualified as a hairdresser as well. In South Africa, she has been involved in numerous fashion shows and well-known television productions and photo shoots. She has been in the hairdressing industry for over 14 years now and has realised that teaching is her true passion in life.
Favourite part of the job: Learning something new from the students every day, and also seeing them succeed and complete the course with pride.
Favourite quote: “Always be a little kinder than necessary”
Beauty Therapy, Newmarket
Tutor, Newmarket Beauty Therapy Academy
Have you ever had a dream to travel and enjoy your work?
Well, let Robyn tell you about her travels and profession. She studied beauty therapy in 2007/2008 in South Africa and spent the following few years in a variety of positions on a cruise ship, in salons and spas as well as retail. In 2012 I moved to New Zealand and spent over 3 years in a busy salon before starting my dream job as a beauty therapy tutor at our Newmarket campus in 2015.
Click here to read the rest of her inspiring story.
Hairdressing, Lower Hutt
Tutor, Lower Hutt Hairdressing Academy
Amanda shed some light on her history in hairdressing and a little bit about herself.
I currently have been hairdressing for 19 years. Owned a salon with my mum who is also a hairdresser, for 7 years, I worked as a colour technician, traveled to the UK where I was hairdressing and tutored. I have been tutoring with Premier for 7 years now.
I enjoy seeing our students flourish and become proud of what they have achieved and accomplished. The confidence that they gain from what they have learned is amazing to see.
Read more about her adventure that ended up at Premier, click here
Barbering, Lower Hutt
Tutor, Lower Hutt Barbering Academy
James started his career 30 years ago. All his siblings loved to travel and shared their stories with him, they inspired him to study barbering in the UK and to indulge in the history the UK has to offer.
“I love incorporating Māori language, colour and history into my lessons. Māori are a collective learning people and we value that at Premier.”
Want to know more….. click here to find out more about James
Tutor, Takapuna Barbering Academy
Meet Racheal, our barbering tutor in Takapuna sharing her story by answering a few questions.
How many years have you been in this industry? 23 years, before I did training to become a hairdresser – I did not enjoy that too much, so I started working in barber shops.
Why did you want to be a barber/hairdresser? My siblings are hairdressers so I followed their footsteps. I thought it was going to be easy – rude awakening! But looking back the joy I got out of barbering is priceless.
What’s the highlight of your career so far? The life long friends that I have met through all the years of barbering, I have watched kids grow up, go to high school and get married.
Meet Greg Patterson our barbering tutor in Napier campus, with a cutting edge story
about how he ended up in the barbering industry. Find out how he changed his career
after 18 years as a butcher. Read his full story here.
Tutor, Takapuna Hairdressing Academy
Adrine has 12 years experience as Hairdresser & MakeUp Artist/ Worked in Nz Prestigious Salons – Rodney Wayne / Was part of the National Artistic Team for Rodney Wayne.
Diverse experience doing various photo shoots, fashion shows, session styling, onstage presentation, competition, magazine editorial work, campaign shoots, fashion articles and blogs as well as training apprentices and coaching stylists!
What is your favorite thing about the Hairdressing Industry? We are in an amazing profession where we work one on one with another individual with the best intentions and expertise to make them look and feel their absolute best!
If you could give one piece of advice for Hair over the Autumn Months, what would this be? Frizzy hair is the most dreaded hair blunder when it comes to shifting from Summer to Autumn. Get your hair to behave by investing in rich conditioning treatments with oil extracts to prevent damage – this will also help to smooth down the cuticle. This will help to keep your hair looking soft and supple!
Tom has been the hairdressing industry for over 19 years with so much passion and skills to pass on to his students.
Tom even does some part-time modeling, so if you ever need a confidence talk Tom’s your man.
Read more about Tom and where he gets his inspiration from by clicking here.
Tutor, Napier Hairdressing Academy
A brief description of her history in the hairdressing profession.
I started my career in Hawkes Bay, and once I qualified headed over to Scotland and England where I was fortunate enough to work with some amazing talent, I got to be involved in doing some pretty amazing charity events and rub shoulders with some of the best in the Uk, after my time in the UK I was in Melbourne working in Technical Education for DeLorenzo Australian hair Care, and was lucky enough to meet and work alongside Mr Vincent Delorenzo himself before he passed away!
I also spent some time in Perth doing what I love, so this amazing Industry has afforded me some incredible opportunity’s. Now back in Hawkes Bay and have been working for Premier Institute of Education for 3.5 years and passing on and sharing all that I can to the awesome students we have here.