This month Dreamers celebrates 25 years in the Beauty Industry and thought it would be the perfect time to look back over where they started and how far they’ve come.
Dreamers started downstairs in Cherry Court in 1997.
Jo joined a couple of years later and has been by Suzanne’s side ever since.
They moved to Main Road Katikati, before heading off to Fantail Lodge, then to the house where the current library is located.
At that point Suzanne became Sole Owner.
This is also where D’Arna joined the team and stayed for ten years.
The team finally moved into the current Clinic on Jocelyn Street in about 2012.
Though venues have changed and staff have come and gone, Dreamers has maintained its exceptional service, technical excellence, and drive to show clients they genuinely care.
Their oldest client is 99 and Suzanne has been working in the industry for over 42 years now.
Her career began with a three year apprenticeship in Wellington when she was 17 years old before opening her first clinic when she was 20 in Johnsonville.
She first moved to Katikati and tried her hand at Kiwifruit before realising her heart lay with the beauty industry.
Her first clinic was called ‘La Femme’ which was where the little blue house used to be and where the library is now.
Over the next few years the Clinic staff grew to four and has remained at that ever since.
For Suzanne, the best part of owning Dreamers throughout the years has been meeting new clients and staff and forming lifelong friendships with both.
The team have had some great, fun times with trips to Fiji to attend the Pure Fiji conference and to the Beauty Expo in Sydney.
Their biggest achievement to date is reaching 25 years in business, particularly given the challenges they’ve faced due to the Covid pandemic over the last few years.
Suzanne’s aim now is to stay a ‘hands on owner’ but to step back a little and enjoy some time with her growing family.
Dreamers has always had an ongoing commitment to training to keep up with the latest techniques and as they celebrate 25 years in the Beauty Industry, they’ll carry on striving to learn more and keep delivering results.
Thanks to all Dreamers clients for their loyal support over the years. Here’s to 25 more years!