IF YOU are looking for a relaxed pamper session in a warm and welcoming environment, then look no further than Studio 8.
The salon, which offers a wide range of treatments, opened at 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, in February 2013.
From then the salon has gone from strength to strength, even expanding earlier this year to include a luxury pedi spa area.
The salon has three private treatment rooms, a bespoke spray tanning room and a dedicated Dermalogica Skincare bar.
It was set up by salon director Lisa Young, 47, with the help of her husband Terry Buckel, 43.
Lisa started out in the hair and beauty industry in 1986 and had a management career before pursuing a second career in IBM finance and operations management for 17 years, and then returning to beauty with Studio 8. Lisa is trained in all aspects of beauty and has been awarded the highly sought-after Dermalogica expert status, making her one of the highest-trained skin care professionals in the country. She’s also a qualified CACI non-surgical therapist and uses these skills to specialise in skincare and anti-aging treatments.
Lisa, from Anchorage Park, said she was thrilled to win the award.
‘I am ecstatic. It is a big achievement,’ she said.
‘It is a massive reward as we work really hard and put a lot of effort in. It’s great recognition for the team as it is them that makes it.’