Meet the Studio 8 Beauty Salon Team

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The Salon Team

We are extremely proud of the warm and welcoming environment created by our skilled and friendly salon team.

At Studio 8 we carefully select therapists that have been trained to the highest level to ensure that you receive the best personal service and leave feeling totally relaxed and pampered every time.

We also like to invest in our team and our team regularly receive further advanced training and opportunities to progress their skills by learning new and exciting treatments.

Please check out our testimonials page and see what our clients say about us. 

Lisa Young Studio 8 Beauty Salon Team Director

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Salon Manager / Director – Dermalogica Expert Status


Lisa entered the hair and beauty industry in 1986 and established a management career in the industry  before taking her Degree and pursuing a 2nd career in IBM finance and operations management. In February 2013 an exciting opportunity to create a new business venture at 1000 Lakeside North Harbour presented itself which married both her passion for the beauty industry and experience in business …. and so … Studio 8 was born.

Lisa is fully trained and experienced in all aspects of beauty and has also been awarded the highly sought after Dermalogica Expert status, recognising her as one of the highest trained skin care professionals in the country. She is also a qualified CACI Non Surgical therapist and combines these skills to specialise in skincare and anti-aging treatments.

Studio 8 Beauty Team Member Thea Leonard

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Therapist – AlumierMD Skin Practitioner & Dermologica Expert

Thea joined the Studio 8 Team in 2015 and has 15 years of experience in the beauty industry. She has a wealth of knowledge & skills and a passion for skincare. She is qualified in traditional beauty techniques including Swedish, Hot Stone and Deep Tissue massage techniques. She is an experienced CACI Therapist and a certified AlumierMD Skin Practitioner.  Thea specialises in advanced skincare techniques such as microneedling, glycolic peels and mesotherapy.

“I love working with my clients to help them achieve the amazing skin results they desire through a journey of discovery, skin treatments and professional skincare”.

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Alice Leng Studio 8 Beauty Salon Team Therapist

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Therapist – AlumierMD Skin Practitioner & Dermologica Expert


Alice is fully qualified and experienced in all aspects of beauty including a variety of massage techniques (Swedish, Hot lava shell, Hot stone, Deep Tissue and Aromatherapy). She loves all aspects of beauty and specialises in lash extensions and waxing. Alice is also qualified to offer advanced skincare techniques such as microneedling, skin peels and mesotherapy.

“I love looking after my Clients & helping them feel amazing. I meet such interesting people and the beauty industry is such an exciting profession to work in”

Studio 8 Beauty Team Member Jaime Godfrey

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Awards Finalist 2020 ImageJaime joined Studio 8 Beauty in 2016. She is fully qualified in both Swedish and Deep Tissue massage techniques and has a keen interest in massage including an established & expert skill of therapeutic techniques in addition to holistic treatments including Reflexology and Aromatherapy however her key passion is working with her clients to resolve their issues and loves to work with assisting clients to overcome pain & discomfort as well as achieve great skin results. Jaime is also qualified in advanced treatments such as electrical facials and holds Dermalogica Expert status.

Studio 8 Beauty Team Member Melissa Rogers

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Melissa joined the team in 2017. She is fully qualified in beauty therapy including Swedish and Deep Tissue massage techniques and loves Skincare. Her career experience has included Spa treatments where she spent a number of years developing her experience in Spa facials and Massage and body treatments and many of these techniques she uses in her treatments at Studio 8. Melissa is also qualified in advanced electrical facial electricals and is a certified AlumierMD Skin Practitioner & Dermalogica Expert status.

Studio 8 Beauty Team Member Emily Wright

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Salon Receptionist

Emily is one of our Customer Service & Reception Specialists.
Emily joined the Studio 8 Beauty Team in 2014 as a part-time receptionist alongside her University Business & Accounting Degree. She is a highly regarded member of the team and has flourished under the guidance of the Studio 8 Beauty Team from a new school lever to a highly competent and experienced receptionist. Emily loves working for the industry and brings enthusiasm, professionalism and a high level of attention to detail to ensure that the part she plays in the customer service journey is 2nd to none.

A bit about Dermalogica Expert Status

As Dermalogica Skincare Therapists, the salon team of Lisa, Thea, Alice, Jaime, Melissa and Blaise have completed on-going postgraduate education at the International Dermal Institute, training with the world’s leading professional skin care brand, Dermalogica.

To achieve this Expert status, they have completed a succession of specialist product, treatment and business workshops. They have also been involved in a range of unique workshops, which are offered only to the most skilled and knowledgeable therapists. This also involves ongoing training to maintain their Certified Dermalogica Expert status and ensure that they are ahead in their industry and that their clients receive the best possible treatments using the latest technology and products. This has enabled Dermalogica to award and recognise them as one of the best in the industry.

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