Founder Nicky Shore revolutionised Auckland’s hair-removal scene in 2008 with the opening of her now thriving business. The aim was to make the process more professional and, dare we say it, almost enjoyable (a wall switch signifies when you’re ready for the therapist to enter, which feels more dignified). Shore’s three salons in Newmarket, Britomart and Takapuna specialise in Brazilians – using special store-made wax – and laser hair removal.
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"Off & On is a hair removal and brow bar with locations all over New Zealand. you’ve probably heard us talk about them before, because they are so damn, amazing!"
"I am obsessed with their Henna Spa Treatment. Because, well look.....I don’t even wear makeup when I have my brows looking this good"
Cityscape catches up with Off & On’s founder and owner Nicky Shore, who revolutionised the beauty industry with her national chain of premium hair removal and brow design destinations, and has now brought the ‘Brow Wow’ and ‘Brozilian’ to Christchurch. MORE
"Just like our friends Nicky and Kelvin at OFF & ON. When we met them four years ago they were just opening their second branch and a small team. Today they have grown to six locations across the country and a team of around 50 staff. It’s been fun to share the ride with them and Nicky tells us that we’ve been pretty helpful.
'I remember asking Ryan and Andrew if they believed they would be able to grow and develop the Timely product to match our ambitions. It was the most important thing to me because I could see that the other booking systems weren’t keeping up with the times. The guys gave me their word and have not let us down.' MORE"
Brows provide context to a face and they are kind of like the road maps of how we see the face, and therefore decide if somebody looks beautiful, or older, or harsh. The more we can strengthen that frame, the better. When you don't have any strength or colour, brows that kind of wash into the skin; you've lost the ability to create context. MORE
"Ten days on I’m really happy, they still look very defined and are a definite improvement over regular tinting. At $65, I probably won’t go every time my brows need shaping but I it will definitely be something I work into my regular beauty routine every few months! It’s a big YES from me! I would highly recommend both henna as an option for brows, and Off and On as a one stop shop for all things brows" MORE
We’re talking colour, gloss and vibrancy with no nasty chemicals in sight. OFF & ON’s innovative (and oh-so pampering) henna spa treatment will leave you with tattoo-like colour—without the commitment. And, better yet, the natural colour lasts up to twice as long as traditional brow tints. Um yes, please! MORE
NOW TO LOVE came to us to get the expert answers to all your questions about permanent laser hair removal.
Summary: How will laser change your life? In a word, freedom. Freedom in time, hassle, feeling that hair free feeling, and ultimately money. MORE
Janetta Mackay gives her verdict on a five-step henna brow treatment.
The verdict: I’d be wary of henna in the wrong hands, as getting the colour right is vital. I was happy with mine. The henna definitely lasted more than twice as long as a standard tint does on me, pushing the “why did I bother” question from around 4-5 days to nearer a fortnight. This would make for a good pre-holiday service. MORE
After years of battling with razors and ingrown hairs, Now to Love came to test out the best laser hair removal in New Zealand.
Their verdict: "As ridiculous as it sounds, laser has actually changed my life. The ingrowns that used to make me miserable and literally unwell have all cleared up, and my scars have faded so much.
Plus, my once-thick hairs have diminished down to silky little whisperies that you can hardly see." MORE
"As a fairly typical man I’ve never put much thought into hair that doesn’t reside on my head or face. I shave, get regular haircuts, and that’s about it. Women on the other hand, tend to have a fascination with removing as much hair as possible below the tops of their heads. As society becomes more and more balanced in terms of the differences in beauty standards across the genders, it’s more and more common to see men concerned with grooming." MORE
Stuff visits ON Browhouse, (Quay St) to experience our signature featherstroke semi-permanent brow tattoo treatment - Browography.
Their verdict: "Looking into the mirror after the first session, I expected to see a different face that would take a while to get used to. Instead, I looked like me, but after the best brow shape and tint of my life. I have the nicest brows I could hope for every day, without having to mess about with makeup." MORE
"For a good period of time, women have been fretting and obsessing over their eyebrows, constantly plucking, shading and altering to find that perfect look. But what about us guys? There are many men out there who want to look good and are prepared to put effort in, but don’t want to have a perfectly preened brow. What do we do?" MORE
"7. MAINTENANCE BRAZILIAN AT OFF & ON"
The Off & On legacy, started by #girlboss Nicky Shore in Auckland, has made its mark in Wellington, where it has risen to sit among the best. It’s now known as the place to go for all sorts of hair removal, from it’s “browography” brow shaping, through to the simple-but-important Brazilian maintenance. It’s less a spa, and more hanging out in an awesome luxe house with your besties. From beginning to end, the gals offer 5 star service with a smile.
OFF & ON opens in Wellington
One of our favourite beauty destinations has opened it's doors in Wellington. Finally, a well crafted believable brow and brilliant brazilian can be found in the capital. Trudi Brewer sheds some light on what you can expect. MORE