I grew up on the west coast of New Zealand where after finishing school I enrolled to complete a Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Working at a local Day Spa I was able to learn from some great mentors before moving to Canberra in 2009 to further pursue my beauty career.

It was at my first beauty job in Canberra I met my boss and great friend Sammi and still today work as closely as we once did.

Seven years on I am still a practicing Beauty Therapist and now studying a double degree in Communications and International studies at the University of Canberra. Talk about no limits haha

I am most passionate about travel where I can explore my sense of adventure and branch outside of my comfort zone. I love to immerse myself in new cultures finding I learn something new about myself in every experience.

With the many very different roles in my life, my yoga practice keeps me balanced and grounded while my two troublesome fur-babies keep me grateful and my heart full.

Laurel x