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Kate Coles

Happily Married with three beautiful Adult Children and while raising my children I always managed to work full time as a Teacher and then retrained in Event Management and Outdoor Recreation. My Background is in Management and I have helped set up two Private Pre Schools, plus the Education part of NKBA and then growing Elite International School of Beauty and Spa Therapies in Wellington from 25 students to over 100 students. I left there in 2016 and after travelling for a bit, I was approached by Jude Campbell to set up a Spa and together we planned and created Elderberry + Kate!

My favourite go to is Light with serums and CIT treatment!

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Jude Campbell

I studied at Georgina Price College of Beauty Therapy in Galway, Ireland in 1998, then followed with 3 months at the Steiner Academy in London prior to working on the cruise ships around the world. I have done many post-graduate courses in the beauty/massage field to keep up to date with current trends and to update my knowledge base. I chose to become a Beauty Therapist as I enjoy nurturing and caring for people. My specialty would most definitely be Bespoke Facials, not only from a skincare perspective but also from a holistic approach. I aim to bring my clients on a sensory journey when they enter my treatment room where they can leave their worries behind and allow me to nurture them for 60 or 90 minutes while in my treatment.



Hi! I am a Beauty therapist, Bikram yoga teacher and a mum! .. and I am SUPER EXCITED to join the team here at Elderberry + Kate.

I studied Beauty therapy in 1999, in Sydney. And since then have been specialising in facials and facial treatments. I’ve worked all over including Sydney, Wellington , Auckland and cruise ships for 10 years.

My passion lies in Skin. Treating and fixing skin, especially problematic skin. I love creating skin care programmes for my clients and achieving those aweosme results !

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Gilly Obrien

Gilly Obrien

Meet Gilly our qualified Beauty Therapist from Christchurch. Gilly studied at the National School of Aesthetics and has a Diploma in Beauty Therapy and a Certificate in Nail Technology. Gilly has almost 5 years experience in the beauty industry. She has experience with IPL Hair Removal, Electrolysis and has a background in pharmacy.Her passions are Massage, waxing, beauty supplements and all things skin.Gilly's particular areas of interest are skin health and skin analysis. By working with beauty supplements plus Skincare you can achieve amazing skin results and beauty from the inside out.


Shannon Lee

I studied at Elite here in Wellington, where I gained my international qualifications and passion for beauty therapy. I decided to become a beauty therapist because I love to care for people and help them see that everybody is beautiful and unique in their own special way. My passion lies in anything lashes! Also my strengths are facials, massage and nails. I’d love to meet you soon


Danielle Currin

My strengths are waxing, spray tans and anything manicure and pedicures! Pop in and Introduce yourself or book online for a fabulous Treatment.

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Gina Ewington

I’ve been the beauty industry for over 15 years + trained here in Wellington where I gained International qualifications. I’ve worked in a variety of spas and gained extensive post graduate training in all aspects of beauty + spa treatments. One of my biggest achievements was running my own successful salon for 7 years.

Client care is hugely important to me which is why I feel at home here at Elderberry + Kate where we go above + beyond to look after YOU, the client! My passion lies in skincare, so nothing thrills me more to see amazing results + happy clients!

Andrea Toews Beauty therapist

Andrea Toews

I am the Mum of 2 school age boys. We are from Canada, that is where I trained in Massage Therapy and graduated in 2002. I have gained extensive experience in various massage modalities over the last 15+ years, both through formal course work and work experience. I am passionate about massage because it is a tremendously beneficial practice. Whether a client is dealing with an injury (old or new) or wants to just relax and and take a break from the world, massage can help achieve results.
For the past few years I have worked with pregnancy clients , from pre-conception to post pregnancy. I chose to take time to focus on this area of massage as I felt this population was underserved and in need of the benefits of massage. My aim is to improve clients wellbeing, so I tailor my techniques to what a client needs or wants in any given treatment. I will be working on a Saturday and a Monday and would love to treat you.


Lizzie Drake

I have just returned from my big OE working in chilly England and traveling around the hot spots of Europe. I am passionate about the Beauty industry and love meeting new people. I am loving my role as the receptionist at E+K. My go to at the moment is the Curtis collection makeup.



I am a dedicated skin care specialist and I am excited about joining the Elderberry + Kate Team on a Thursday! I am passionate about the skin therapy industry. I love my journey with skin and thoroughly enjoy ongoing postgraduate education. I have completed advanced skin analysis and cosmetic chemistry courses from the highly regarded Flo Barrett and additional education from The International Dermal Institute as well as corneotherapy conferences, enabling me to give the best possible skin and home care advice to clients so that they can achieve the best possible results.

Part of my success is building long-term customer relationships and exceeding clients’ expectation by having the upmost professionalism, leading to a consistently high rebooking rate and a very loyal client following. I know that listening to clients’ desired needs and delivering a solution is of pivotal importance to achieving positive results.

Over many years I have developed my skill set and knowledge to become a highly respected skin care specialist. Ongoing education has allowed me to progress in the industry and I have been able to pass on my knowledge to junior therapists when working in a team.

I would love to pamper you at Elderberry + Kate on a Thursday with my speciality being the FaceMe Facial, CIT Pen and Massages

I love Mary-Kate, the owner, and INCREDIBLE team of women who perform treatments there (shout out to Jude and Libby!). They’re an enthusiastic bunch who really care about their work and are very, very lovely.
— The Residents