Fri 5 Jul 2019

Beauty leaders at WITT

WITT Beauty Therapy tutor Lisa Carruthers hosted industry professionals on campus recently, bringing together the NZ Association of Registered Beauty Professionals for their annual area meeting.

Joining members of the beauty therapy community for the evening were a number of WITT beauty therapy students, allowing them to network and gain more of an insight into the industry.

Guests heard first from WITT’s Hair & Beauty Programme Manager Kirsty Ryan. Kirsty gave an update on current students’ progress and discussed the future of WITT’s study options, including upcoming intakes and recently introduced Stand-alone courses

“We are taking on students in a July intake, aiming for students to pathway into the Diploma of Beauty Therapy in February 2020,” Kirsty said.

“We are also focussing on upskilling our local workforce. So, think about whether there are any areas you’d like to upskill in. We are looking toward the future of work and providing courses instead of just full programmes.”

Kirsty said the evening provided an opportunity to get feedback from industry leaders, to make sure WITT students are learning what’s relevant to the industry today. “We want to make sure our graduates fit your profile,” she said.

Other guest speakers talked about how health and safety can be improved in the industry, with a supplier on hand to demonstrate a treatment. 

As an area representative for the NZ Association of Registered Beauty Professionals, event organiser Lisa keeps up-to-date with the industry while enjoying a fulfilling teaching career as a tutor at WITT.

“Working with students is rewarding. I enjoy the whole journey,” she says. “From teaching the students, to seeing them develop their skills and build confidence, to passing the course and following their journey into the industry”.

When asked what advice she’d give to potential students considering studying Beauty Therapy at WITT, Lisa’s not short on encouraging words.

“Come and give it a go. We have such a diversity in the course, we cater for all beauty interests, from makeup to nails to spray tans to massage, you will have fun and make some friends too.”

Is beauty therapy something you’re interested in studying? Spaces are still available for the NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy July intake as well as new Stand-alone courses. To learn more, visit


Pictured: WITT Beauty Therapy students attending NZ Association of Registered Beauty Professionals evening.