About Us

Joanne Graves, NaSA, ITEC

Skin Treatment Therapist
(03) 384 5910

I specialise in and am passionate about the skin and corrective skin treatments.  I regularly attend postgraduate training, ensuring I am always at the forefront of the latest advances in the industry. 

To help you achieve superior treatment results, I use the advanced technology of  Environ  skincare products and the Ionzyme DF Machine. Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup, one of the few  “true” mineral makeups, is the makeup of my choice.

I strive to provide a professional environment, promoting education and knowledge with personalised care, in all aspects of skincare and beauty therapy.

I am an internationally qualified Beauty Therapist and have had 15 years experience.

I am dedicated to fulfilling your beauty therapy and Reiki requirements, and offers you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate.

You can be assured that with me, you get a prescribed treatment, not one treatment fits all.

I am a member of the Beauty Therapy Association of NZ and provide my services in a clean, hygienic and professional manner.

1996/97  National School of Aesthetics Beauty Therapy & Applied Aesthetics
National School of Aesthetics Aestheticienne, Electrology, Manicure & Pedicure, Physiatrics
1996/97 Itec (London) Aestheticienne (credit), Physiatrics (credit), Manicure & Pedicure (credit), Electrology
2004 Pastiche Advanced Skin Analysis
2006 Pigmentation/Melanogenisis
2007 Cosmetic Chemistry
2007 Reiki I
2007 Reiki II
2010 Environ Advanced Vitamin Skin Therapy
2005-14  Ongoing Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Training
2010 Medical Dermaroller Training
2014 Dermapen Training


I specialise in:

If you are unsure which treatment is best for you, put your mind at rest and phone me on 384-5910 to make an appointment with me for a consultation.

Are you unable to make it in for a treatment but need products?  We also offer a courier service from $5.00.

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Client Testimonials

"I love going to Beauty Essentials. My sensitive skin feels and looks so much more youthful than before and is definitely a lot more settled now I'm using Environ products. I'm always getting complimented on how young I look for my age.

Joanne is caring, professional and very knowledgeable about all the products she uses. After a treatment with Joanne I always leave Beauty Essentials feeling relaxed and rejuvenated under her expert care and gentle healing hands."

Deanna Gracie,

Southshore, Christchurch


Dear Joanne,

I am writing to thank you for the wonderful job you do as my skin therapist.

You were the first person to ever tell me the truth about my skin. In the past other therapists told me it was fine, but you showed me what damage had been done, and how I could go about repairing it. Consequently you recommended that I use Environ Skincare Products and my skin now feels better than it has done in years.

From the thorough advice and information you have given me I can tell you have had extensive training and experience in skin therapy. This has really reassured me and gives me confidence using the products you recommend. The positive changes to the health of my skin show that you know what you are talking about!!

I really enjoy receiving treatments from you. I find the time at Beauty Essentials to be relaxing and friendly and I always look forward to it.

Thanks once again,

Georgie Mortensen


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Client Testimonials

Hi, my name is Pauline.   I have been having treatment from Joanne at Beauty Essentials for two years now.

After years of bad skin, trying every beauty product and makeup on the market, I was literally at the end of my tether, and then I met Joanne.  Joanne has been just wonderful. Her understanding, expertise, skill, patience and amazing product has turned my skin and my life around!

I will never use any product now other than Environ and Jane Iredale - just amazing!!

I struggle to find the words to express just how grateful I am, and I would recommend Joanne to anyone with a skin problem, or to anyone wanting more healthy, beautiful skin.

Thank you Joanne from the bottom of my heart.


Pauline Penrose

Hi Joanne

I just wanted to write to express my great satisfaction with your service and product you are providing.

When I first visited you after a recommendation from my wife who also spoke highly of you I was I have to say sceptical.

Mainly this was due to approx 5 years of going to different clinics and trying different products and not to mention a huge waste of money in the process.

I found the experience straight away with your business was very professional and most of all you were genuine in your quest to help me.

This was a huge confidence boost for me as obviously being a male and entering an environment which is often perceived as more female dominant, I was put at ease.

My day to day job as a sales manager involves interacting with a lot of different people in the public environment.  It was a big factor for me to attempt to get my dry skin conditions which particularly affected my face cleared up.

I write this email today as a very happy customer, as I feel my skin is 100 times better than where I was when I first went to Joanne.

I continue to use the recommended products which are working, and even though I now live in Auckland, I still deal with Joanne’s business in Christchurch.

I have no hesitation in recommending Joanne and the Beauty Essentials business.


Blair Wethey

“I am absolutely delighted with Joanne and the Environ products.

Before coming to Beauty Essentials my skin was extremely sensitive and reactive. My face was often red, dry and flaky. I had tried many different products and ranges for dry/sensitive skin, all of which caused my skin to “flare up”. I could not wear sunscreen or make-up as my face would become red, dry and irritated.

Thank goodness I am no longer struggling with my skins sensitivity “outbursts”. It took sometime to slowly build up my skin’s “strength” but I can now wear sunscreen and make-up with out any problems.

I would highly recommend Joanne with her thorough knowledge of the Environ range.

Belinda Newsom
- Optometrist

“That was the best facial massage I have ever had.  With other facial massages, I have felt that the therapists were just slapping on product, rubbing it in, and not putting any effort or care into what they were doing.  You do.”  

Ngaire, Mt Pleasant