Different clients has different requests, but sometimes they don’t actually know what they actually need. So from this course I learned good communication and education are really important for getting good results - Sophie (Beauty Therapist)

A must do for all laser operators, I think it should be mandatory for all laser clinics to train staff - Dr Singh
Everything was explained clearly, the course is intense but i feel ive learnt a lot and am confident now - Justine (RN)

I thought both tutors had great styles of teaching, theory and practical. I felt confident to do practical and comfortable to ask questions. Really excited about what comes next - your time and knowledge was greatly appreciated - Renita (Beauty Therapist)

Thanks so much for all your help, this course has been really helpful - I’m looking forward to learning more in the future. Your an amazing teacher full of amazing knowledge” - Donna- Marie - Skin Institute (RN)

Your expertise and explanations were fantastic Ruth , we both really appreciated your depth of knowledge and professionalism - Appearance medicine nurse (Kate)
Brilliant course, well run - thanks so much for all your knowledge - Amanda (Beauty therapist)


So Inspiring - Brilliant course, Thanks” - Sanchia (Beauty Therapist)

As always, an enjoyable and informative course, very well presented, lots to learn and take away to share with others, Thank you.
— Rebekah (RN), Auckland

Thanks Ruth you are a Legend! I love being able to chat to you I know my stuff but reassuring to have a sounding board when I’m hit with something like this
— Leanne - Auckland

"I happily recommend taking a training course at the NZ Laser and IPL training centre. I am a nurse and as a change of direction I am keen to start my own Laser clinic. As I knew nothing about Laser treatment I decided on the Basic course. I was so pleased with the clear easy to understand information and the enthusiasm and professional approach of the Tutors. The amount I learnt in three days was fantastic. I now understand how laser and IPL differ and how to safely use the technology. Thank you Ruth and Leanne for making learning so much fun.” Brenda Cochrane

“I decided to study with NZ Laser Training and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only did the tutors offer such incredible and exciting learning, they also provided me with a lifetime passion. After being a bit indecisive about which direction I wanted my career to lead, I now know it is with Laser and IPL and their on-going support makes me feel able to dive into this area without being nervous and only excited. Thank you so much for the opportunity and the support ."

– Aimme Maddocks


I have to say I really enjoyed the training you provided, I feel confident in choosing a machine as well as actually doing treatments with the knowledge you have given me. Your teaching style is a huge credit to you, not only have you simplified the science of IPL and Laser but you have also delivered it in a way that is easily understood.
— Tanya – Self Indulgence, Whakatane
Good learning opportunities having a a range of models to work on, particularly treating difficult areas - Thank-you Stacey, - Jess (RN)

Thanks a lot Ruth & NZ Laser Team, so good being able to run this past you.
— Chris - Auckland

Thanks so much Ruth, I have told her we can go ahead and she is thrilled, thanks so much for your advice its so nice to be able to consult with you
— Ainsley - Auckland

“I own 2 beauty salons and am always looking at educating my staff in all areas of their therapy to the highest level. I have offered IPL services in our salons for over 6 years, starting by leasing a machine then purchasing 2 different brands. I wanted recognised training for IPL that was independent from suppliers and training which would allow our therapists to have a great understanding of how IPL affects the skin to ensure maximum results for our clients. I put my staff on NZ Laser and IPL training courses. It was a great investment as the therapists came back feeling completely confident and gained an in-depth understanding of IPL. Their passion and enthusiasm for doing IPL has been reflected in our increased revenue and I feel our reputation for being experts in this field continues to grow. Since the training through Ruth Nicholson, I have also used her expertise to help us purchase a new IPL machine. It is an expensive machine for our businesses and when you get it wrong can be very damaging to your business. Our last machine was one such machine and it cost us thousands of dollars. I approached Ruth as an independent consultant to help me choose the best machine for the best value. Ruth sat down with me and discussed what I was wanting from a machine. The report she gave me had a choice of 4 machines and a break down on what each of the machines offered. I would recommend all salons looking to purchase an IPL machine to do their research. Ruth gave me the confidence and put me in control of the process. I believe in investing in someone that can eliminate expensive mistakes and Ruth helped me achieve this. She is a great mentor for my staff who have gone through her training course, plus she provides on-going support for my team and my business.”

– Louise Dickinson – Auckland


Ruth is genuinely gifted. She has the ability to convert years of valuable experience and technical
knowledge into an easy to understand presentation condensing it to suit a short tight schedule for busy
businesses. Her analogies, humour and talented delivery reflect her commitment to making the laser
industry safe, regulated and quality centric. I now begin my journey into this industry with confidence and a desire to learn and grow.
Thank you Ruth.
— Kavita – Silk Laser, Auckland
NZ Laser have been a constant source of reliable and professional support to Palm Clinic, offering in-house training for laser knowledge and technical skills whenever we need it. No request seems too hard, thank you Ruth Nicholson.
— Palm Clinic -Auckland

"Just have to drop a line whilst it is all fresh in my mind.

I have to say that today was exceptional; I felt you both were completely with me with as far as what I was requesting in training, also where I was in competency. I also have to be quite frank in that I was terrified of that platform for quite some time.(So much so Ruth hadto help me pack it up.) Leanne, you sorted me out on that front "Get in there I'll do one side and show you and you'll do the other side." Fantastic! How you speak to the client and are advising the whole time was great I was concentrating too hard to speak but give me time I'll have the" spiel “down pat. Ruth, your knowledge of parameters and how to best diagnose was again exceptional, Leanne I have to thank-you for your generosity of knowledge, your notes on what you do in your clinic and how to record client treatments and who, and what not to do.

I have to say that you two women (NZ Laser & IPL) are exactly what this Country need as far as trainers

within this industry (albeit one that is not thus far regulated) you were so thorough and professional I will be recommending you on, to the powers that be."

– Leanne Dore - Illuminate Me


I really enjoyed the course. You were able to condense and simplify some complicated physics and still able to make it interesting. Your use of analogies was clever and helped to simplify and made learning fun. You really do have a gift for teaching. I will definitely recommend your courses to colleagues and look forward to attending the intermediate course in November
— Sue Stewart – Pharmalight