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14 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 www.times.co.nz It's a colour that has attained national status thanks to sporting superstars, but black is not the best colour for most, says personal image consultant Kerry Sharplin. "Colour affects people greatly -- it can boost self esteem, create trust and convey different messages. It's really very powerful." Importantly, the Dannemora mother of two, former teacher and Air New Zealand senior flight attendant, believes so much in the power of colour that she is committed to sharing it with others. Hence, Style Savvy was born and, in just under two years, Kerry has received more than 200 clients -- men and women from ages 15 to 78 -- solely by word of mouth. From her home-based studio, Kerry analyses clients' natural skin tone, hair and eye colour under special daylight bulbs, revealing their true unique colour. Through the draping of different colours, clients will see how they work. "The right colours work wonders -- lips look rosier and imperfections are diminished," she says. "It's about enhancing natural colour so people can be the best they can be." Kerry then equips clients with their own colour swatches which they can take on shopping sprees. Alternatively, they can take advantage of affordable personal shopping services. "A recent client discovered the discounts she received through me were enough to cover my fees!" In addition, skincare and makeup application, as well as hair colour advice and information, are part of every colour consultation. Kerry uses and retails skin care from internationally acclaimed brand Nu Skin and makeup brushes and colours from her own Style Savvy line which is manufactured and formulated by suppliers of the world's leading brands. Style Savvy offers style consultations and wardrobe audits as well as seminars for everyone from individuals to large corporate groups. An exclusive range of hand-picked accessories and gift vouchers are available to purchase from the studio. For every consultation (minimum $200) booked from now until the end of July clients will receive a $50 product voucher, so call Style Savvy to see a world awash with colour! Express yourself in colour and style Kerry Sharplin. Phone 09 273 8552, Mobile 027 273 2020 www.stylesavvy.co.nz 122990A Kerry Sharplin Although holidays are often the best way to relax and enjoy the good life, it can prove to be more of a hassle than a godsend especially in the twilight stages of life. But thanks to Twilight Travel, a boutique travel company specialising in group tours for the over 50s, beautiful places and experiences can be enjoyed to the fullest. Founded by Half Moon Bay resident Shavourn Nelson eight years ago, Twilight Travel was her solution to a problem she had while working as a travel agent. "I noticed clients were becoming frustrated with restrictions and travel was more about what they couldn't do than what they could do," says Shavourn. As a result, Twilight Travel set about creating a hassle-free and seamless travel experience. "Our tours are constantly evolving as we get to know our clients better, focusing on a very personalised service with a high level of attention to detail," says Shavourn. "For example, we have found that the social aspect within and outside the group is really important, and so we're often found enjoying morning tea picnics in scenic spots." Twilight Travel takes care of every detail, from organising pickups from home, transport, flights, accommodation, meals and sightseeing, to dropping off at home at the end. And there's something for even the most adventurous of souls. Shavourn says the spirit of adventure is kept well alive through a variety of outdoor walks and activities -- "We even went jet boating once!" Picturesque destinations such as Stewart and Chatham Islands and Doubtful Sound are among Shavourn's favourites. "We try to get off the beaten track with a focus on nature as well as local attractions." Those contemplating travel options will be pleased to know Twilight Travel has several tours lined up, with an Adelaide and the Murray River tour in September, Norfolk Island in October, as well as the Taranaki Garden Spectacular in November. What's more, register interest now or join the mailing list and receive a $50 voucher to use on your next Twilight Travel tour! Let the scenery unravel with Twilight Travel Shavourn Nelson, Twilight Travel. Phone 533 0453 Email firstname.lastname@example.org 120629A Shavourn Nelson Dazzling ideas need astronomical planning to light up the sky for businesses and their all-important clients and when it's done right everybody should enjoy success. Many businesses don't have time to toil away at their marketing plans and that's where Chatterbox Services' director Jackie Russell can provide a blast of magic. "Marketing ideas to retain existing clients and track down new ones can be great fun but it's also hard work," says Jackie. "We like to knuckle down with clients as soon as a promotional brainwave strikes and we can make sure they blast off in the right direction." There are simple and cost-effective tools small and medium sized businesses can use to decide if their concept is a flash in the pan or if it will capture the starry-eyed gaze of their target market. Chatterbox Services can work with businesses feeling exhausted and bewildered about turbo- boosting sales turnover. "We consider the business' existing marketing structure and often see lots of tools are in place but which are not quite used to their full potential to develop long term strength. "A small business may sponsor a local sports club and it's a win- win if they gain media coverage, put photographs on social media sites and join club events so people know the people behind the business." It's not rocket science but often overlooked because a lack of time can turn a cracker idea into a fizzer. With a wealth of marketing and media-related experience, including working as a market researcher, brand manager, journalist at the Times and a media and public relations consultant for a charitable trust, Jackie has all the tools and experience to give businesses and not-for-profit groups a boost. Ryan Stamp is the new marketing sidekick at Chatterbox Services and he injects a youthful perspective into projects targeting a younger audience. Give Chatterbox Services a call now and get people talking about your business. Helping companies shoot for the stars Jackie Russell, Chatterbox Services. Phone 537 1868 or 027 5708 971 email@example.com • www.chatterboxservices.co.nz 122929A Jackie Russell Winter is certainly no time to be slack, especially in the beauty department. And there's simply no excuse to fall off the beauty bandwagon now that The Landing StripTM in Botany Road is breaking fresh ground. The waxing specialists are extending their beauty repertoire with new services such as gorgeous Environ facials and eyelash extensions and have recently begun stocking the indulgent range of Pure Fiji body products. As a result, loyal clients can now take advantage of these enticing new additions whilst having regular waxes which have been the main draw card for the beauty salon since its launch three years ago. Word has got around town and now men and women from all over Auckland regularly make a beeline for The Landing Strip's trusted waxing experience -- because not all waxes are created equal. Superior to many other operations, The Landing StripTM uses only the highest quality wax available. Manager Jessica says hygiene and comfort is of utmost priority. "We only use hot wax for Brazilians, not strip wax which ensures the experience is as painless as possible, reduces breakage and creates long-lasting smoothness." The Landing StripTM specialises in the very delicate art of Brazilian waxing, while the gentle, fully-qualified therapists are also deft hands with facial waxing -- a godsend for mature clients and those who struggle with facial hair. The good news is you get points for looking good -- from your partner and The Landing StripTM! The salon has an attractive rewards programme which awards bonus points and discounts off treatments as well as rewards for referring a friend. What's more, gym-goers at Jetts Botany will find the location of The Landing StripTM an added convenience, being just three doors away. So, if things are looking a little unruly, perhaps it's time for these pesky hairs to take flight. And at The Landing StripTM, it's even easier to be beautiful with a FREE EYEBROW SHAPE for every treatment over $50 in July. Winter beauty takes off The Landing Strip™, 301 Botany Rd, Botany. Ph 271 1166 • www.landingstrip.co.nz 122933A Jessica, Michelle, Stefanie. Becoming ship-shape in winter isn't far-fetched anymore thanks to the friendly faces of personal training at Jetts Fitness Botany and Jetts Fitness Botany Junction. Personal trainers Brent Allen (Botany) and James Heta (Botany Junction) are committed to helping regular gym-goers stay on track. Although they come from different backgrounds and specialties, the young men share one common aim -- helping people achieve their goals. Brent, a Pakuranga man who specialises in bodyweight training and calisthenics, says he is completely results driven. "Seeing how far people have come is a key motivator for me. I fit in with people's busy schedules and make the most of their time. People become more motivated too once they start to see change," says Brent. "And it's my job to encourage them when they've done well and ensure they don't hit a plateau -- there's always the next level to aspire to." For James, who specialises in strength and conditioning as well as rehabilitation for sportspeople, health is a serious matter. "I'm really passionate about going the extra mile to get people to where they want to be and to raise awareness about the consequences of poor health and a bad diet," says the rugby league player from Flat Bush. Currently a trainer at Jetts Fitness Botany Junction, James began his fitness journey more than eight years ago, and has never turned back. "I've personally seen how diet, culture and lifestyle are responsible for unravelling all the hard work at the gym," says James. "I can really relate to that and help people understand that just going to the gym isn't enough. "Because of poor diet and lifestyle decisions, I've seen families torn apart because loved ones have chosen to ignore their health until it's too late. As a result, it's my duty to ensure this doesn't happen." To move closer towards winter weight loss or fitness goals, call into: Up close and personal with Jetts Jetts Fitness Botany, 309 Botany Road, Botany. Ph 215 9370 Jetts Fitness Botany Junction, 277 Te Irirangi Dr. Ph 215 7867 120626A-V2 James Heta and Brent Allen Huge demand from families wanting in-home childcare is creating attractive job opportunities in Howick. Leading in-home childcare provider PORSE is calling for more educators to join the organisation as it works to keep up with overwhelming demand from parents to have their children cared for at home. Choosing to be an in-home educator allows educators to be at home with their own children while running a business, which is both financially and personally rewarding. Tracey deCleene has been a PORSE educator for over nine years and says it's the best career choice she has made. "I love having the flexibility to work around my own family commitments. I can be at home with my son and also run a successful business." PORSE provides all educators and parents with free nationally recognised training programmes to learn more about early brain development and secure attachment relationships. Educator Joanne McWilliams says PORSE offers full support in managing her career. "The PORSE training is amazing. The children I care for have become part of our family and I have developed wonderful relationships with their families." Home Educators are independent contractors who benefit from PORSE providing optional full administration of family payments, access to tax benefits and ongoing support in setting up special terms and conditions with families. Michelle Whitton became an educator five years ago when her children were babies and has never looked back. "I loved being a stay-at-home-mother and earning an income at the same time. It's great to be able to offer other children a safe nurturing environment where they can grow and develop like they would in their own home." Working with PORSE enables educators to: • Create an environment for play and learning • Set your own hours and income • Be a working parent or grandparent at home • Contribute in community events • Build lifelong relationships • Gain ongoing professional development, training and business support for FREE! Choose a career with PORSE PORSE. Ph 273 9790 • www.porse.co.nz Vacancies available now! 120628A L to R: Tracey deCleene, Michelle Whitton and Jo McWilliams.
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