Our Founders

  • Lisa Smit

    The birth of L.S. Enterprises was started with Lisa, a visionary and entrepreneur, who through many years of determination and innovation experimented with formulations and ingredients until her efforts were rewarded when she launched her award-winning TheraVine™ range in 2004.

    After completing her International Diploma in Cosmetology and Beauty Therapy, Lisa achieved various specialised health and skincare certifications, as well as full membership in the South African Institute of Health and Skin Care Therapists and associated membership in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists of South Africa. Lisa contributes over 20 years of passion within the health and spa industry, her unique ability and skill to create extra-ordinary, unique spa treatment protocols, and her in-depth product knowledge to develop unique product lines accordingly. Lisa is highly regarded in the industry and press for being an innovator and industry leader.

  • Ilse Vermeulen

    Youth Beauty have been building client relationships and supplying top quality brands at competitive prices to the beauty industry in New Zealand since 2006.  Specializing in advanced therapies such as IPL and laser, education, skin and body care, managing director and founder, Ilse Vermeulen, has spent over 7 years researching and specializing in advanced technologies like Dermabrasion, Dermal Needling, Paramedical Skincare and Chemical Peels. Understanding that these innovated technologies require specialised training, Youth Beauty New Zealand offers extensive and ongoing training in the correct use of these technologies with special attention paid to educating therapists about the benefits of fusing super anti-oxidants derived from grape cultivars with cutting edge active ingredients at highest percentages to offer result driven face and body treatments. With an extensive network of contacts and relationships worldwide, Ilse is always on the lookout for the latest and most advanced beauty solutions to introduce to her stockists in NZ. We soon realised after discussions that our mission and vision aligned as both companies are inspired by finding new solutions to problems our stockists experience in their businesses and to achieve this vision we believe in building partnerships with our stockists that reach far deeper than just the delivery of equipment and products.

  • Angela Ashby

    Business Development Manager and Training Institution Representative

    Youth Beauty is proud to introduce Angela Ashby as our new Training Institution Representative as well as Lower North Island Account and Business Development Manager.

    Angela has worked her entire career in the beauty and hairdressing industries; including the last fourteen years teaching beauty modalities in the tertiary sector. Angela’s goal is to continue the development of best practice and improved teaching methods in the beauty industry. Angela wishes to utilise her skills to enhance and continually improve, while maintaining safe and professional practice in New Zealand. Angela is a highly proficient beauty therapist with expertise in Electrolysis, IPL & Laser Treatments, Hot Stone Massage, Nail Augmentation, Red Vein Removal, Indian Head Massage, Cosmetic Lining,  Advanced Skin Analysis, Micro dermabrasion, Dermal Rolling, Peels, Swedish Massage, Waxing and Facials.

    Angela is passionate about finding educational solutions, helping you advance to the next level of professionalism and skill, while being able to offer you results driven products & technology through Youth Beauty.

  • Lilly Halgryn

    Business Development Manager

    New Business Development Manager for Youth Beauty – North Island

    Youth Beauty is very proud and excited for Lilly to join our friendly and helpful team, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience.

    Lilly qualified with an International Cidesco diploma and her experience is working at a medical spa overseas as well as 8 years’ experience as a medical aesthetic sales representative specializing in  medical, aesthetic medical and skincare.

    Lilly’s passion and drive is not only to deliver the best possible service to the valuable clients, but also to build meaningful relationships with clients, exchanging information and experiences to help increase the success of their businesses.

  • Deni Ewart

    Business Development Representative

    We are delighted to announce that Deni Ewart has territory manager and Business Development Representative for Youth Beauty – Hawkes Bay, Waikato & Bay of Plenty plus Gisborne.

    Deni has over 15 years’ experience in the beauty industry and her passion for skin being at the forefront.  Deni specialises in advanced skin treatments, IPL and products to the appearance medicine industry. Despite Deni’s high level of knowledge and experiences; she is incredibly approachable and passionate to teach salon owner’s and staff at a level to benefit their understanding and taking a journey to up skill and advance them. One of Deni’s achievements and highlights in her career was being awarded twice the national top salon retail sales person for Caci clinics. Knowledge and experience Deni is passionate to share to help our clients built successful beauty businesses.

    “I love TheraVine™ as it not only supports healthy skin function but targets and treats skin conditions all while giving the skin and mind a therapeutic sensory experience”