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The Silk Skin Spa Team are outstanding. They love what they do and they are really really good at it.

Specialising in skin analysis, diagnosis and facial treatments Silk Skin Spa also offers all aspects of beauty therapy. No detail has been overlooked and with our extensive treatment range you are spoilt for choice. Cosmeceutical facials, spray tanning, electrolysis & waxing, relaxing massages including hot stone massage, lomi lomi massage and body wraps rituals are all on offer at Silk Spa and our fantastic friendly and passionate team make you feel like you never want to leave. 

Our therapists knowledge in skin along with our skin diagnostic skills and technology is what makes Silk a Skin Spa & is one of the many things that stands us apart from other spas. Our wide range of skin consultations including dermo-nutrition, skinDNA testing and state of the art Scanning equipment makes Silk Spa the team to come and see if you want to make a difference to your skin.

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Charlotte Ward

Silk Skin Spa Owner

Charlotte's career in the beauty industry now spans over 30 years.

A lot has changed over the years but one thing that is still the same for her is the shear pleasure of making somebody's day. 

Charlotte has worked here in Taranaki and also a variety of spas and clinic's throughout London during her 6 years of living there in the early 2000's. 

Charlotte has always been interested in skin and it is hard to stop her once she is on the topic of skin and it's health, and the importance of in-depth skin analysis and diagnostic consults. She is passionate about education and is forever ensuring her team are at the top of their game all the time. The technology and information available to beauty therapists is phenomenal these days which keeps her on her toes and that is also what keeps her passion for Silk and the skin industry alive and kicking

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Karyn Clarke

Spa Manager - Senior Dermal & Beauty Therapist

Karyn was awarded the prestigious title of Most Promising Therapist in New Zealand in 2015 at the NZ Beauty Industry awards and she truly is.

We love having Karyn on our team, her passion for detail and making sure every single one of her clients are happy and getting the individual attention and care they deserve really does stand her apart.

Skin histology is a passion of Karyn's and her knowledge of skin, skin products and treatments are incredible....then there is the little thing about her brow work, her attention to detail and her skills means you walk out with killer brows from Karyn!

Karyn is our awesome Spa Manager so when she is not with clients she is working hard behind the scenes ensuring Silk is running as smoothly as possible.

  • Graduated in 2012 ( 2 year course)
  • Top Student 2011
  • CIDESCO Diploma,
  • CIDESCO Electrolysis Diploma
  • Lomi Lomi Massage
  • New Zealands Most Promising Therapist of the year 2015
  • Dermapen & Skin Needling

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Nikita Bailey

Senior Dermal & Beauty Therapist - Business Manager

Nikita has been with the Silk team since March 2013. She is passionate and very talented in all areas of beauty therapy, and has developed exceptional skills in massage, body therapy, and electrolysis. Nikita's electrolysis skills are exceptional and makes the treatments quick and often painless.

Like many of our therapists, Nikita has a strong knowledge and passion for skin and has a vast knowledge of dermo-nutrition, she believes that skin issues not only arise from the outer environment but also from internal factors as well. She loves a great skin challenge and can spend hours researching to ensure her clients are getting the best treatments and products for them She is also our cryo specialist and her dermapen  passion and skills are out of this world.

Nikita is our Business Manager ensuring our paper-work like our H&S, procedures and the likes are all up to date and awesome

  • Graduated in 2013 (2 year course)
  • CIDESCO Diploma, CIDESCO Elect Diploma
  • Top Student 2012
  • Lomi Lomi Massagae
  • Dermapen & Skin Needling

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Maia Giles

Beauty Therapist

Maia trained in Dunedin gaining her diploma in 2015. She moved to New Plymouth in August 2016 and joined the Silk Skin Spa team shortly after and has quickly found her feet in the world of skin and Silk!

She loves to help people and make them feel confident and happy in their own skin. Maia has a passion for Beauty Therapy as a whole but especially loves skincare and massage. Oh and Maia's brow work is incredible!

  • Graduated in 2015 (2 year course)

  • Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Electrolysis

  • ITEC International Qualification

  • Dermapen & Skin Needling

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Renee Cave

Beauty Therapist

Renee has a strong passion to make a difference.

With over 3 years of beauty therapy experience she is a fabulous addition to the Silk team.

Renee attention to detail is out of this world and it shows in her work. She especially loves to create, her brow work is out of this world and will always go the extra mile to make somebody’s day.

Diploma International CIDESCO 2016

Certificate In Beauty Therapy Level 4

Certificate In Beautician Level 3

Western Institute of Technology


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Kim Nobbs

Senior Dermal & Beauty Therapist

Kim has been living and working in the Norfolk Islands for the past 15 years. Late 2016 she and her family decided to come home to New Plymouth and we are so lucky she did.

Kim brings with her an extensive knowledge and experience of the beauty industry and her massages and facial work are to die for!

Since being with Silk Skin Spa, Kim's passion for skin health has become a bit of an obsession and has attended a lot of post grad training and now is a qualified dermal therapist as well as beauty therapist. She loves a skin challenge and works tirelessly with her clients to obtain the best results possible. 


1998 Diploma of Beauty Therapy CNGCA 3 
Certificate Swedish Massage Therapy 1998 
Certificate Hot Stone Therapy 2009
Certificate 3 in Fitness 2016

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Sandy Woodhead

Appearance Medicine Nurse

Sandy from Skin Zone operates her Appearance Medicine clinic at Silk Skin Spa. Sandy is a registered nurse with over 20 years experience and has been working as a cosmetic nurse since 2012. Sandy offers treatments of botox® and dermal fillers. 

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