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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!

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.


Ella Creagh

Hi, I am Ella, a Beauty Therapist recently moved to Wellington from Taranaki.

I studied at The New Zealand Institute of Electrolysis and beauty therapy in Palmerston North back in 2014.

My strengths and passions are waxing, and facial treatments.

I have a great love for outdoors and nature.



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.

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Alia Fong

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. 
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


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.