Bare Waxing evolved out of a need for clean, affordable and professional waxing and grooming services.

We believe your salon appointment should be something to look forward to – even if it is just a bikini wax.  And that every client, no matter shape, shade, age or background feels comfortable and great about themselves when they have a treatment with us.

ABOUT  US

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What We Do

Waxing and grooming treatments are our core business; what we do all day long, and because our focus is specific, you can be confident we are experts.

OUR SERVICES

We offer a curated menu of maintenance and skin treatments we know you will love (or need).  And because our range is specific you know that we can deliver them to the highest possible standard on every visit.  

If it is on our treatment list, you can rest assured we perform them every week.

THE CONVENIENCE FACTOR

We're always looking for ways to make your experience with us easier.  This means things like online booking (and cancellations), free client parking at each salon, late nights, text reminders, getting the uncomfortable parts of a waxing treatment done as quickly as possible and looking for ways to add a little magic to each treatment. Not to mention our gift vouchers that never expire.

OUR VALUES

We are a diverse team at Bare. But our core values are the same – kindness, making our clients feel welcome and safe, delivering great treatment results and seeking to be the highlight in our client’s day.  

Part of our values mean we stand by our service. We’re not in a 100% business; as hard as we try, sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. So if we get it wrong, we’ll do something about it. Some of our most loyal clients are those who have given us a second chance (thank you). We were given that chance because of the way we dealt with the problem – we’ll own it, and fix it.

Care, consistency and your convenience are at the heart of who we are. 

OUR PRODUCTS

We keep our product range pretty simple.  Limited to products that we believe in.  We trust them, know them inside and out and believe they deliver results for you.  Our core brands include Dermalogica for results-based skincare and Pure Fiji for luxurious body-care.

OUR PROMISE

When you visit us you feel welcome, wanted and cared for, and the treatment you booked will meet your expectations.  It it doesn't - simply let us know and we will refund you and try our best to fix any issues.

We only stock products that meet the following criteria:

Paraben and sulfate free P A R A B E N & S U L F A T E F R E E
Eco Safe E C O - S A F E , R E N E W A B L E I N G R E D I E N T S
Not tested on animals N O T T E S T E D O N A N I M A L S
environmentally responsible packaging E N V I R O N M E N T A L L Y R E S P O N S I B L E P A C K A G I N G

Our Story

Bare was founded by Vivianne McIntosh in 2007 with our Glen Innes salon opening in 2008. Since then Bare has grown to four salon locations across Auckland including Grey Lynn, Albany and Belmont.

Viv’s passion is customer service with a focus on delivering professional and consistent experiences for clients.

Alongside Bare, Viv has a corporate career having worked for 15+ years in Change Management specifically behavioural and cultural change.  She sees many similarities between her work as a client-facing consultant and growing a small business that is ultimately reliant on having a team who love what they do.

“The beauty therapy industry is so unique – the skills and education to be a great beauty therapist are considerable – skin anatomy, ingredient knowledge, specific techniques and generally magic hands. Add in the importance of interpersonal skills, of understanding that line between over-familiar and professionalism, as well as the genuine desire to make people happy. And then replicate it across a team! It’s such a rewarding industry – knowing that you have an opportunity every day to make someone (hopefully many someone’s!) feel good. To build trust and a sense of community with your clients because of the nature of what we do. There’s something about that which is pretty amazing.”

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OUR PEOPLE

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Viv

FOUNDER

I’m definitely not a qualified beauty therapist! Pretty good with a spray tanning machine though. I am passionate about education and training our team so that they can deliver exceptional client experiences. I love finding ways to do things more efficiently, use technology to your benefit, and add more value into our treatments.

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Dave

THE GUY FROM ACCOUNTS

I’m the guy responsible for funding the salon social events, teaching the team how to negotiate a pay rise (they’ve gotten really good at this), and stopping them from ordering a year's stock in a single month. Mostly I do what Sam and Viv tell me.

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Robyn

SALON MANAGER / GREY LYNN

Hailing from the UK, I joined Bare whilst on my travels in 2017 and just never left. I joined the beauty industry back in 2012, but working with the team here has reignited my passion for what I do. I’m a waxer through and through and our male waxing specialist. I thrive off making people laugh and feel amazing when they leave.

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Zion

THERAPIST / BELMONT

Becoming a Beauty Therapist has been such a confidence builder personally.  My hope is to give our clients that same little bit of confidence when they leave our salon.  I really enjoy working to help people find their happy place, and that makes my day.

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Natalia

THERAPIST / GLEN INNES

My motivation to become a skincare therapist came about initially because of my own skin challenges.  I realised I could make a significant difference not only for myself but for others.  I receive so much personal satisfaction from helping people, from seeing an improvement, for making a client smile, and from forming professional relationships.

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Lilly

THERAPIST / GLEN INNES

I have over 3 years of experience as a  Beauty Therapist. Having previously studied a diploma in Hospitality, I care about our clients leaving happy and always providing the best service. I am a part time therapist studying a degree in Occupational Therapy as I truly care about people and their wellbeing. I am the go-to therapist at Bare for male intimate waxing.

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Kate

THERAPIST / ALBANY

I’m an Intermediate therapist at Albany, and have been with Bare for 4 years. Each time you see me, I guarantee a relaxed atmosphere with a couple laughs to forget the outside world. My number one goal is for the clients to enjoy their experience in the salon, and to feel refreshed and revitalised.

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Britney

 THERAPIST / GLEN INNES

My passion for beauty therapy started when i was little, performing treatments on my mum who greatly inspires me to this day (and who actually works in the Albany Bare salon). I've been with Bare since 2021 and continue to develop my knowledge and skill with them. I strive for the best results and relish skincare driven treatments.

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Sam

AREA MANAGER

I absolutely love the Beauty Industry and always knew that is where my future would be. I qualified as a Beauty Therapist 18 years ago and have been with Bare for over 10 years now! I absolutely love it and count myself lucky to manage such an amazing team, or our 'Bare Family' as we like to call it! I truly believe we are the best in what we do.

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Jordy

SALON MANAGER / GLEN INNES

Starting as a Bare client, I knew exactly where I wanted my first job to be once becoming a qualified Beauty Therapist.  After a few years overseas I have returned home to Bare to continue my journey as Manager of our Glen Innes salon. I'm excited to be back and to continue the high level of service Bare is known for.

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Mahia

THERAPIST / GREY LYNN

I started working with Bare back in 2008 when the Glen Innes store first opened. Six years later I left to pursue a career as a Spa Manager on Superyachts around the world. I've recently returned and have found myself right back home with the awesome teams at Bare. I love to wax! And I enjoy the interaction with clients whilst providing a professional and welcoming experience.

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Alexia

THERAPIST / BELMONT

I’ve only been with Bare for a short few months but I can honestly say it feels like an amazing company. The atmosphere is so welcoming and professional and I couldn’t be happier with the talented ladies I work alongside. I have a year of in-salon experience and I look forward to many more in the industry.

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Darryl

 THERAPIST / ALBANY

I'm a new edition to the Bare team in 2022, and have been in this amazing industry for 3 years.  I am well versed in a variety of different treatments including laser, advanced skin treatments, waxing and much more. Nothing is more rewarding to me than helping everyone I see feel confident and look their best.  Working at Bare allows me to do that while also having a blast.

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Eliose

THERAPIST / GREY LYNN

I have been a beauty therapist for 6 years now and have found my passion in brows and tans. The way a fresh tan and a lush set of brows can make you feel on top of the world is exactly why I love what I do! Seeing clients leave with a smile on their face makes my day.

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Wendy

SENIOR THERAPIST / ALBANY

I’m a Senior therapist in Albany and have been in the industry for 18 years. My favourite treatment is facials, seeing their results and confidence boost afterwards makes it worthwhile. I strive to help everyone feel comfortable and relaxed during the treatments they have with me, and to feel better about themselves when they leave.

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Harry

SOCIAL MEDIA

I started as a beauty therapist at Bare in 2018 then shifted into the social media role in 2019. I work to authentically communicate the brand with our audience online. I've been fortunate enough to continue my role remotely from Christchurch, where I'm studying towards my Bachelor of Communication.

LOCATIONS

ALBANY

Tel: (09) 476 3556

 

83 Apollo Drive,

Albany

albany@barewaxing.co.nz

 

Client parking available directly outside the door

GLEN INNES

Tel: (09) 528 0800

 

127 Apirana Ave,

Glen Innes

gleninnes@barewaxing.co.nz

 

Client parking available directly outside the door

GREY LYNN

Tel: (09) 360 0939

 

41 Crummer Road,
Grey Lynn(near the Ponsonby Road end)

greylynn@barewaxing.co.nz

 

Client parking available under the building

BELMONT

Tel: (09) 445 8999

 

197 Bayswater Ave,

Belmont

belmont@barewaxing.co.nz

 

Client parking available behind the building