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Soft spot for home town

Thursday, 30th January, 2014

Ex-local Chea Nilsen who will be moving back to Broken Hill next month. She is hoping to bring back some new beauty treatments as part of her time away from the city; studying and working in Beauty Therapy. Ex-local Chea Nilsen who will be moving back to Broken Hill next month. She is hoping to bring back some new beauty treatments as part of her time away from the city; studying and working in Beauty Therapy.

There’s no place like home. This rings true for ex-local Chea Nilsen who will be moving back to Broken Hill next month.

Chea moved to Adelaide in 2006 after she finished high school at Willyama High School and completed a 12 month diploma in Beauty Therapy.

“I’ve worked in the industry ever since,” Chea said.

“I’ve always had an interest in beauty. In Year 11 at high school, a VET course was offered where you could do a TAFE course.

“Lee Robertson taught me and I did a Certificate III in Beauty.”

The course was designed to give the students an introduction to the industry and they learn basic skills over three terms.

Chea said she is coming home to work with Lee at Smooth Beauty and Wellness.

“I really like working in the beauty industry. I like making people feel good about themselves and you are not always doing the same thing,” she said.

“I decided to make the move back home around October last year. I decided I needed a change.

“I’ve always loved Broken Hill and had a soft spot for it and the people there.

“There was a definite appeal to come back and reassess my life.”

Chea hopes she will be able to bring something new to the city and the beauty industry.

“There will be a few new things that I will offer at Smooth, including eyelash extensions, shellac and spray tanning,” she said.

“Spray tans are huge in Adelaide.”

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