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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!



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, Brows,lash lifts and anything manicure and pedicures! Pop in and Introduce yourself or book online for a fabulous Treatment.


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 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