Staff Profiles

Meet The Team

Kim Krekeler

Owner, Dermal Clinician & Physiotherapist

Kim has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years beginning in Otago while studying to be a physiotherapist. After graduating, Kim blended her two passions; physiotherapy, the physical rehabilitation of her clients and beauty, the repair of skin dysfunctions. Kim's ethos is "to make a significant long term difference in someone else's life" and, having had severe and ongoing skin issues as well as multiple injuries from a young age, personal experience drives her ambition. 

Kim's career has been a full and successful one. She has been the recipient of multiple awards. Currently, she has holds the titles of NZ DermapenWorld High Performance Practitioner of the Year 2022, plus the 2nd Runner Up award,  Probeauty High Performance Practitioner of the Year for 2022 & 2021 Award, The Observ Best Before & After Entry 2021, double Dermapenworld Highly Commended Awards 2020, all derived from clinical outcomes and Hastings City Best Client Experience Award, voted by public submission. She has spoken at both national and international conferences, educating her peers in both the physiotherapy and beauty industries, and has published work that is now used as a resource to inspire other professionals and expand their knowledge base. 

Kim seeks to provide expert level information that is validated by science and/or clinical evidence, and is known for her 'go to the extra mile' efforts and attitude. Kim's focus is now on sharing her knowledge with her clients and educating her staff to take on a similar ethos to that of her own.

When not at work, Kim enjoys life in Hawkes Bay with her husband, two sons and a maine-coon cat called Karley.


Sophie Alexander

Duty Manager, Beauty Therapist

Struggling with a variety of genetic and extrinsic issues from a young age, Sophie's desire to understand skin at an in-depth level grew and grew. Through training provided by the owner of Cameo, Kim, Sophie's skin health knowledge has grown and she is now confident in her ability to educate others. 

Sophie gained her Beauty Therapy Diploma, Internationally Certified in CIDESCO in 2012. Sophie has worked in various clinics in both the Hawke's Bay and Wellington region as well as on film sets providing Beauty services. 

Sophie loves the Beauty Industry and the wide range of specialty services it provides. The ongoing guidance and product trainings Sophie has taken part in, has led to a rewarding career so far. 

Sophie is an avid traveller, always looking for her next adventure. She also loves spending quality time with her family. 


Christina Simcox

Senior Beauty Therapist

With over 10 years experience in award winning salons in the Beauty Therapy industry, Christina is not only a qualified Beauty Therapist, but also an experienced Skin Aesthetician. In 2021 she received a Highly Commended Award in the Probeauty Practitioner of the Year Competition.  She is passionate about IPL hair removal, skin rejuvenation and enjoys seeing the amazing results we are receiving with our new Super Hair Removal machine. Christina loves to make her clients feel pampered and confident in their own skin. 

Her other interests include anything associated with health and wellbeing. When not working, Christina is in her happy place when spending time with her very handsome little sausage dog, Toby. 


Tayla McCance

Beauty Therapist

Tayla loves every aspect of Beauty Therapy and the continuous growth of the Beauty Industry. She holds a Level 5 Diploma in Beauty Therapy as well as Certificates in Lash Lifts, Henna Brows, Lash Extensions and Semi-permanent Mascara.  Tayla won the NZ Beauty Association Student of the Year award in 2021 and received a Highly Commended Award in 2022 Probeauty High Performance Practitioner competition. 

Having bad skin as a teenager, Tayla became very interested in skin function. Bad skin can impact people's self-esteem, give rise to anxiety, and affect their self image. This inspired Tayla to work in the beauty Industry, helping people to see the light at the end of the tunnel through education on skin health and the numerous options of skin correction. 

When not working, Tayla is at home with her daughter, making memories and having a laugh. 


Logan Lima 

Beauty Therapist

(Currently on Maternity Leave)

Logan started working at Cameo in 2020, bringing with her 5 years experience as a beauty and skin specialist. 

Logan has a passion for everything skin related, and particularly enjoys skin needling treatments. She aims to achieve the best results for her clients, using treatments tailored to suit their specific needs and wants. Successful outcomes are a key priority.

In her free time, Logan will be found at home with her three pups tackling her most recent home renovation project. 


Pearl Harrington

Beauty Therapist

Pearl's passion for Beauty Therapy started at a young age. She graduated from EIT with her Level 5 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. She has studied a few times, holding other qualifications, but Beauty Therapy captured her heart. Pearls loves the connection that comes with doing these treatments. As a friendly, warm, approachable person who understands the day-to-day stress that comes with life, she feels privileged that she can guide you on a journey of relaxation - becoming the best version of yourself. With so many people telling you how you should look or act, she cherishes the opportunity to quiet the storm for the time you are with her and restore your wellbeing. When Pearl is not working, she loves anything to do with cats and cross-stitching. 


Krysten McIntyre

Beauty Therapist


Prior to choosing Beauty Therapy as a career, Krysten spent a year training to become a chef before enrolling in the Diploma of Beauty and Body Therapy.

With a particular interest in skin, Krysten also loves giving manicures and pedicures. The best part of Beauty Therapy for Krysten is having a day filled with a variety of different treatments.

The calm and relaxing environment that Cameo provides is better suited to Krysten's personality along with her love of making people feel amazing. When not at work Krysten will most likely be found doing renovations on her new first home, planning her wedding or spending time with her cat baby Rhaegar. 


Shauna Baxter-Love

Beauty Therapist



From an intermediate age Shauna has struggled with her own skin insecurities. This meant Shauna made the decision to learn anything and everything there is to know about skin. Shauna wanted to able to pass on her knowledge to others struggling the same insecurities and help to boost their self confidence.

Shauna has gained her Beauty Certification and Diploma. It has only been a few months that Shauna has been working at Cameo and she has already learnt so much working along side the amazing Cameo girls. Soaking up all the knowledge and education available Shauna is growing to become the best therapist she can be for all her clients. Her passion for the industry has grown enormously since making the move to Cameo.

Shauna is loving getting to know all of her new clients and excited to help any way she can. Outside of work Shauna spends her time hanging out with her one year old niece and has a passion for fitness and boxing.


Amelia Miller

Senior Hair Stylist

Amelia is so passionate about making people feel amazing. Not only with the result of fantastic hair, but with the exclusive relaxing experience too. With over 17 years experience in the Hair Dressing Industry, she loves colouring, cutting and styling. Our hair salon is a small private retreat where it's all about you. While not at work, she is spending time with her husband and two beautiful children, creating, up-cycling, painting or hanging out with her pets.