About Us

Meet Viv

Most important to me is the level of trust my clients enjoy in my ability and my opinions on the options for facial treatments.

I started boutique skin-therapy clinic Essence on St Heliers in Auckland’s Eastern Bays more than 20 years ago. I wanted to offer clients a more personalised approach in an environment that was non-threatening, private and relaxed, yet using industry-leading technology.

The services we offer have kept evolving with this fast-changing industry. Our commitment to the highest quality laser technology, Dermastamp, microdermabrasion and top cosmeceutical brands means we can offer the very latest treatments in the market.

Most important to me is the level of trust my clients enjoy in my ability and my opinions on the options for facial treatments. I know you want visible results from your investment, and I particularly enjoy combining treatment techniques and home care to produce the best results.

The excel HR from Cutera is one of the most respected lasers in the market, and is the cornerstone of the Essence treatment menu. Whether to return firmness to your skin, remove unwanted hair or small, unsightly veins, or treat rosacea, sunspots or teenage acne scarring, I can use this wonderful technology to help you.

I look forward to getting to know you.

Trained at Joyce Blok

1997

IPL Core Knowledge

Australia, 2005

Cutera Laser Clinical Forum

Melbourne, 2007

Current First Aid Certificate

2018

Cutera Laser Clinical Forum

San Diego, 2005

Advanced Skin Analysis

Flo Barrett 2005

Westmead Laser Safety

Australia, 2008

Thalgo Solo Therapist Award Winner

2002, 2004, 2005, 2006

Meet Jo

Jo trained in the UK at the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy and with Clarins UK, and worked in major department stores across the UK. She has also completed courses with the Ultraceuticals Education and Skincare Academy, and is also a Reiki practitioner.

Jo shares Viv’s passion for skin therapy. As a former client at Essence, she understands the level of service and quality results its customers have come to expect. While she specialises in laser nail treatment, Jo has a keen interest in other skin therapies and loves to give relaxation facials.

Jo trained in the UK at the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy and with Clarins UK, and worked in major department stores Harrods of London, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. She has completed courses with the Ultraceuticals Education and Skincare Academy, and is also a Reiki practitioner.

Working closely with Viv to research the latest treatments and products available, Jo prides herself on delivering a personalised, intimate therapy experience which leaves her clients’ skin literally glowing with good health.

Our Location

Essence’s unique setting is created within a stand-alone clinic, located at 13a Sylvia Road, St Heliers, with plenty of on-site parking.

Inside is a calming, private environment where you can take a break from the outside world and enjoy our professional service.

Call us on 09 575 8041 or email viv@essenceonstheliers.co.nz to discuss your personal requirements or to book your appointment, or to make a booking, click here.