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About me

My name is Karen, and I would love to welcome you into my private Beauty Studio tucked away in the heart of Welcome Bay, Tauranga.  I have been working in my own salons since 1996 and thoroughly enjoy making clients feel listened to and looked after, and helping them with practical advice and support with their skin and beauty concerns.


Here in my salon, my wish is that you feel completely safe and comfortable. There are no airs and graces, just come as you are and you can escape from all your worries and dedicate some well-deserved time to yourself.

I have been a beauty therapist for forever, but my other loves are my family & my animals, (which actually outnumber my family) with my horses, dogs, cats and chickens, so I am kept pretty busy, but I also love a good run around at squash and watching crime and thrillers on tv.

I'm genuinely looking forward to sharing my passion for beauty and skin with you and ensuring you feel the utmost care and attention during your visit to me at Wild Thistle Beauty!

Hope to see you soon xo

Karen is an absolute legend, I originally found Wild Thistle when I was looking into sugar waxing for my sensitive skin back in 2016, she was lovely and inviting from the first visit. My mother and 4 sisters all started going to her shortly after and she is still a firm favorite for us all 8 years on, she is very talented at what she does. Treat yourself and go give Wild Thistle a try, you won’t regret it ❤️


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