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
Latest Brows and Wax & Laser Hair Removal News
At parties, as soon as people understand that brazilians make up most of what we do, they drop off other conversations and start crowding around you. You feel like you're doing a bit of a TED talk over canapes.
There's a fascination in how we can look at vaginas all day….. MORE
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.
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.
"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"
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
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
"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.