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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you visit us you feel welcome, wanted and cared for, and the treatment you booked will meet your expectations. If 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:
Bare was founded by Vivianne McIntosh in 2007 with our Glen Innes salon opening in 2008. Since then Bare has grown to three salon locations across Auckland including Grey Lynn and Albany.
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 20+ years in Change Management and communications. 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been in the industry for almost 7 years (three of those with Bare!) and I am so excited to be back home at Bare to share my knowledge and experience with you all after heading off for a couple of years specialising in skin therapy and all things lashes and brows.
My favourite treatments are lash lifts and brow laminations which I have been honing my skills on for the past 5 years.
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.
Kia Ora e te Whānau (hello to everyone), I am more of a new addition to the Bare Waxing team but I have been in this industry for nearly 3 years now. I have been fortunate enough to be well trained in a wide range of treatments including Laser Hair Removal, Advanced Skin Treatments to now Waxing and plenty more. For me personally my main passion is Skin and overall beauty maintenance which is how i ended up with the Bare Waxing Whānau. There is nothing more gratifying to me than being able to make people i see feel confident and happy. So if I am able to pass down my knowledge and apply my skills in order to do that, then I most definitely will. Furthermore, Bare Waxing allows me to do just that as well as providing a safe space and a fun working environment! I am very much a “peoples person” so please don’t be shy to say Hi! I can’t wait to meet and treat more of you, Ngā mihi nui(many thanks).
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.
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.
I have been a beauty therapist since 2007 and still love what I do! I’ve been with Bare since 2016 and have built a reputation for my magic hands and touch, making me a popular therapist for facials. I love seeing the happy faces after treatments, it encourages me to continue building on my skills.
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.
I’ve been in the beauty industry for 10 years and don’t plan on ever stopping! I love every opportunity to celebrate beauty and help people feel their absolute best about themselves. Everyone that meets me quickly learns I’m all about brows and some good banter.
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.
I started at Bare as a Beauty Therapist in 2018 then shifted into the social media role in 2019. I work to authentically communicate the brand with our online audience. If you're not already make sure to follow us on Instagram @barewaxingnz