Lydia Shi

Lydia S.
Lissom Co-Founder | Clinic Director

With a background in health and wellness and business startups, Lissom Spa & Beauty is Lydia's brainchild. Her passion for nature and skincare led her to start up Lissom's eponymous skincare brand with Michelle A. in 2018, with a "one-stop shop for all things beauty" brand promise. She is passionate about growing Lissom as a beauty brand platform that customers love being a part of. The fresh flowers, floral wallpaper and golden bar cart that delivers banana chips and fresh ginger tea to your bedside are all creative flourishes by lovely Lydia.


Michelle A.

Lissom Co-Founder | Beauty Director

Michelle A. has been involved in Lissom's set up, including liaising with suppliers to ensure that we bring onboard the best brands to our in-clinic, professional and consumer beauty range offerings.

"I've been obsessed with the beauty world since I was a little girl. We work so hard to keep our bodies strong and healthy; I believe we need to invest in our skin as well. When you feel and look good it translates into every aspect of your life, and I'm a big believer that through ongoing maintenance, the ageing process can be slowed down. I started Lissom with Lydia with the hope that our brand helps you with achieving your "feel good" beauty goals."

Michelle Shi

Michelle S.
Clinic Manager, Beauty Therapist & Hairdresser

Heading up the clinic's treatments, Michelle S. (there are 3 Michelles!) is Lissom Spa & Beauty's senior beauty therapist and trainer, and is a Master Ambassador with Kerastase. She has trained extensively in beauty therapy, hairdressing and eyebrow tattooing with a Korean beauty institute, our machinery suppliers and Servilles (Auckland). Prior to Lissom Spa & Beauty's opening, Michelle operated her own home clinic with over 200 customers.

With a delicate, professional touch, Michelle goes the extra mile to ensure that customers are comfortable throughout their treatment.


Vivian L.
Massage & Beauty Therapist

Vivian is Lissom Spa & Beauty's massage therapist, having studied the science of the human anatomy and importance of pressure points at a traditional Chinese health and beauty institute, then trained under a well regarded reflexologist. She is passionate about the health benefits that massage therapy brings, and has over the years built up a portfolio of customers who are from all walks of life, all of whom benefit from the holistic and healing properties of touch. 

With a forte in traditional Chinese massage as well as vast experience across all massage disciplines, a session with Vivian is at once healing and relaxing, defined by her energy and holistic technique.

Facials and manicures are also her passion. Vivian lives by the motto, "Let's pursue beauty together." 



Beauty Therapist

With a background in cosmetology and International Diploma in Beauty Therapy, Cher is passionate about the beauty industry because of the happiness and confidence it brings to customers. She adopts a meticulous, caring approach when it comes to her specialties: facials, lash extensions, and manicures. She is in particular drawn to nail art - it is always a head turner and conversation starter, and brightens up one's day! 

"When customers leave feeling great both aesthetically and mentally, it is a lovely reminder that I'm doing a good job."




Lynx loves creating long, healthy waves through perm techniques, and is our go-to for a trim and blow wave.



Hairdresser & Beauty Therapist

Kerastase's Fusio Dose and Scrub tailored offerings are Clare's favourite treatments, where clients get to choose their favourite scent and infuse it with a dosage of Kerastase's renowned Fusio goodness that delivers an instant boost of nutrients and shine to hair that lasts for weeks afterwards.

Michelle O.
Registered Nurse

One of the most experienced and respected cosmetic nurses in New Zealand with over 30 years under her belt, Michelle started her career upon graduating in 1991 as an intensive care nurse at UCLA medical facility in California, USA across Critical Care for 6.5 years and then in ER for 10 years before moving to New Zealand with her family. In Whangarei, Michelle became a nurse injector in 2009 while working for an appearance medical clinic, where she specialised in skincare for acne and rosacea, skin cancer removals and stem cell therapy. From there, she started working in appearance medicine and plastic surgeons' clinics across the Auckland region.

With a steady hand, consultative style and assured and knowledgeable approach, she consults for the top cosmetic clinics in Auckland and is our resident nurse at Lissom Spa & Beauty every Friday. Treatments most commonly performed are Dysport, fillers, facial threading, and IV Nutrition. She is also available to administer FILLMED's latest hyaluronic acid microfiller injections, HA10 and HA18.

Leo Y.
Dental Hygienist

- Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensics, Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health
- Oral Health Hygienist (Full-time hygiene & therapy role) 
- Guest speaker at AUT on Oral Health topics
- AUTHOR FOR SDI: “Professional Dental Whitening using POLA In-Chair Whitening”

Leo works full-time at a nationwide dental clinic as an Oral Health Hygienist by day. Available on weeknights and on alternate weekends through pre-booked appointments, our resident dental hygienist is available to perform POLA and ZOOM teeth whitening in our clinic consultation rooms. Permanently pearly whites are easily and painlessly achievable through a brief 45 minute appointment with him.
"In the past few years I have worked in After Hour emergency dental clinic, which provided me abilities to handle nervous and anxious patients. I have gained experience in patient communication and reassuring techniques. Such experience is crucial in my future career to provide gentle practice."


With an accounting background, Alex is usually the one to greet you upon walking into Lissom Spa & Beauty's foyer, and immediately sits you down with a freshly brewed herbal tea. Relax, you have arrived!
To book an appointment with the Lissom team, please get in touch via email or book directly online here.