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. 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:
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.”
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.
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.
SALON MANAGER / BELMONT
I have 12 years in the beauty & cosmetic industry, working in the UK and then returning home to Bare. I love managing and training the team and adore the industry. For me it’s about inner & outer beauty and being a part of my client’s journey. I’m passionate about result driven skin treatments and am also the Bare microblading brow artist.
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.
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.
SENIOR THERAPIST / GLEN INNES
With almost 10 years in the beauty industry, I rejoined Bare in 2019 after returning from London where I was a senior therapist at a salon that did waxing and laser. I love waxing, but another passion of mine is result driven facials. Collagen induction skin treatments are one of my favourite facials to perform, and the results speak for themselves.
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.
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.
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.
SALON MANAGER / GLEN INNES
Manager of our GI Queens. Working for over 8 years in the same business is testimony to how much I believe in Bare. I know we have the best therapists, that our standards are high, and that we are all about quality products and following excellent hygiene practices.Our aim is for clients to walk out of our salons happier than when they arrived.
SENIOR THERAPIST / BELMONT
I began my journey with Bare Six years ago, first as a client and then as a therapist. The first drive to join the beauty world was to assist people with feeling beautiful and well groomed. I felt as a client initially I got the impression Bare was a safe, clean, and welcoming place which would offer that and has been since.
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.
THERAPIST / GLEN INNES
I have over 2 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.
THERAPIST / ALBANY
I’m an Intermediate therapist at Albany, and have been with Bare for 3 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.
SENIOR THERAPIST / GREY LYNN
For the past 8 years I have been working as a qualified beauty therapist. I have worked in many locations including Fiji. I bring my expertise and experience from the Manawatū & Wellington regions where I have worked for the last 5 years. My specialty is in precision threading, waxing & skin therapy.