Latest Brows and Wax & Laser Hair Removal News

The Spinoff: On the Rag - Body Hair

Lather up, the gals are back to wax lyrical about the prickly topic of body hair. For the second episode of their feminist series On the Rag, Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michéle A’Court sharpen their secateurs and trim a path into the prickly world of body hair. Why do we have hair in certain places and not others? Who is hair removal really for? And how painful is a first time Brazilian? Alex joined us at OFF & ON to find for herself! MORE


TVNZ: Breakfast on One - Brow Trends for 2019

Breakfast invited us on the show this week to talk about what this year’s trends for your brows will be……

Turns out Kiwis are obsessed with their eyebrows, according to a study on our "hairy habits".

OFF & ON's Nicky Shore gave Jack's brows a once-over, and decided he's following 2019's brow trend of "au naturel" just nicely.


Beauty Heaven: What are Henna Brows? Before and Afters


You know when you buy a new car and then all you seem to see for the next month is that exact type of car, everywhere you go? That’s how I felt about henna brows after first hearing that they were a thing a few weeks ago. All of a sudden, they were everywhere! But I still didn’t know too much about exactly what henna brows even were. So I went and got some henna brows of my own, and now I’m here to tell the tale…MORE


VIVA: Back To Work Beauty Tips

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Save time and product in the mornings by scheduling in pre-work beauty prep before returning to the office. For brows, a simple shape and tint will help you appear more together. If it’s longevity you’re after, consider henna — the dye permeates deeper into skin, offering a strong colour payoff that lasts up to twice as long as a standard brow tint (additional $17 to any brow service from A lash tint may suffice for those who subscribe to a low-maintenance look, otherwise add a lash lift to your treatment for extra oomph. Go easy on eyeshadow — soft taupe will help you appear more awake. MORE


VIVA: Personal Grooming Survey Reveals New Zealander's Hairy Habits

OFF & ON opened New Zealand's first dedicated wax and brow bar 10 years ago. So, to mark a decade in the business, OFF & ON conducted the first ‘Hairy Habits’ survey of over 500 New Zealanders to see just how much has changed.

When we first opened, people would come in and whisper their request for a Brazilian wax,” she said. “Others would be confused that we did brows out in the open in our ‘brow bar’ similar to a hair salon.MORE


Hairy Habits: Trends in personal grooming.

Hairy habits have changed in the last 10 years, for example men in 2018 are fully embracing body hair management. Nicky Shore from OFF & ON joins Carly to talk about how stigmas around body hair have changed and some of the options that are out there.


Win a years' worth of free waxing!

The Hits have teamed up with OFF & ON to give you the chance to win a years’ worth of free waxing!!

Plus, to celebrate 10 years of hair raising adventures, the OFF & ON bus will be stopping by your town to celebrate on its national tour.

If you have a hairy or brow raising situation, come on down to Sylvia Park and the team will look after you (within reason!) onsite. We will be there on Tuesday 18th September from 12pm - 1pm!

There will be giveaways where you can win vouchers ranging from a male mono brow through to a full body waxing course. One lucky person in each location will also win a years’ worth of free waxing!

Spot the OFF & ON bus in you town, mention it to the team when you make your next appointment at and receive 25% off a Brazilian wax or brow shape service*. 

Enter now below to be in to win a manscape, landscape or lady garden.

If you’re more into bushy removals from the garden rather than yourself we’ve got a tonne of Stihl shop products we can give you instead!


NZ Makeup Experts On Meghan Markle's Wedding Look

Nicky Shore, owner and founder of Off & On, a nationwide brow and hair removal specialist, explains that brows need to be looked after too. 
She says brides need a gel to keep the brow shape firmly in place, and swears by Blinc Brow Mousse.  
When it comes to style, it's all about keeping it classic, she adds. You want your brows to be dark enough to add context to your face, as washed out brows make you look older. However, she warns, you don't want them to overwhelm your look. Anything too bold, dark, or big is a big no-no.


2018 Best in Beauty Awards - Outstanding Contribution

Best in Beauty Awards - Wax. Brow. Laser

OFF & ON win award for Outstanding Contribution to the industry. Here's what the judges had to say:
“It's hard to believe it was a decade ago that this sassy businesswoman burst onto the beauty scene. With her fun, fur-lined walls and cheeky catch phrases such as "don't let your lady garden go to seed" and "brozillian," she changed the way we think about hair removal, opening the country's first dedicated waxing salons, and more recently our eyebrows, pioneering the microblading technique in New Zealand. With clinics nationwide, cutting edge technology and an army of dedicated staff, she has firmly cemented herself as the industry's leading expert in taking it off and putting it on.”

Qantas Travel Adviser - Best Beauty Spots in Auckland

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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.


Sans Pareil - Things We're Lovin'

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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 - Christchurch OFF & ON "Taking Off"

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


OFF & ON proud to support Timely's game changing NZ success story!

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"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"


Using colour to strengthen the brow.

Strong brows using henna colour

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


Brow Wow – Review of Eyebrow Henna & Shaping at Off & On

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"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


The Urban List: Psst! The Biggest Brow Secret Has Arrived

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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: Everything you need to know about laser hair removal

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Laser safety

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


VIVA: Taking a Henna Brow Tint For a Test Drive

Henna Brow Tint Colour

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


PJ Harding: Laser Hair Removal Explained (Episode 2)

Back by popular demand, PJ Harding of ZM's Jase & PJ addresses some of the most burning questions around laser hair removal. With the help of the lovely Carlos and everyone’s best friend Google, PJ gets down to the nitty gritty details with OFF & ON and answers the internet's hairy queries. MORE