Luna Beauty opens in the CBD

This week the Chronicle caught up with Luna Beauty, run by Hope Phillips.

Tell us about why you decided to open Luna Beauty

I was visiting family and noticed there wasn’t a beauty shop in the CBD, I also wanted to move my son here to have a small town life for high school (he’s currently year 9 at Raglan Area School)

What is your background in beauty and  Where have you worked or operated from?

I’ve been a beauty therapist for 15 years now, which includes makeup artistry, massage, nail tech and lash tech more recently. I own another small salon in Wellington also.

Do you have a speciality?

My passion is makeup artistry and eyelash extensions mum says I like the “Glam” which is absolutely true!’

What other treatments do you offer? We started with waxing, lashes and spray tanning- then recently added manicures/pedicures and facials as we were getting asked about them often.

When are you open?

I spend half my week in Raglan and half in Wellington- so usually 3-4 days are in each town per week.. I’m clocking up lots of air points for sure!

Where are you situated?

Haha great question. Google can’t really find us so I tell everyone “behind Raglan Roast, across from WOK organics and next to the Artisan Bakery” but “3 Wainui Rd” if that’s helps or B REX’s old frame shop.

How do people contact you?

Pop in for a chat if you see the doors are open! Also via Facebook, Instagram, my numbers 0211900111 & our website is

Do you have family connections to Raglan?

I lived here as a kid and went to RAS for a couple years, my little brothers a born and bred Raglan boy and my step mother has lived here 30 years and is a local business owner here too- “In my Good Books” second hand book shop, Hi Mum!