Oh, how the beauty scene has changed. Rewind a decade and you would only dare whisper “bikini wax” on the phone and getting your brows tidied involved a bit of a pluck while you lay on a treatment bed. But now… both the brow and the Brazilian are an actual thing. No, more than an actual thing… they are the hierarchy of beauty needs.
So now when it comes to all things hair removal and brows, the savvy amongst us don’t go to a cliché beauty salon—ain’t nobody want a waxing mishap or brow disaster! Instead, turn to the talented team at OFF & ON. Since launching in Newmarket 10 years ago, OFF & ON is leading New Zealand’s beauty specialist scene—and they do it with personality.
Situated in the heart of Newmarket, you’ll find OFF & ON’s flagship store. The double-levelled space showcases wooden floors and exposed brick walls—far from the usual stark white set-up. The walls are adorned with photos of animal prints with quirky quotes such as “your brows are 90% of your selfie” and “don’t let your lady garden go to seed” (lewl).
Neither a beauty salon or spa, you’ll immediately feel the difference in the quirky and welcoming environment. Upbeat music fills the space and the friendly staff don black-clad outfits—not a white coat in sight. They know their stuff… like seriously know their stuff.
As for the treatments, they are found within the name OFF & ON. ‘OFF’ refers to their extensive hair removal services, of waxing and laser. ‘ON’ alludes to their brow, lash and microblading services. Clever name, huh?
OFF’s waxologists (as they call them), don’t use any old wax—they’ve developed their very own formula to work in combination with their famous OFF wax technique. The result? Less breakage, less ingrown hair, longer lasting results and—most importantly—less ouch. Their waxing menu has it all—even a Brozilian™ for the lads (a name they coined themselves).
Alternatively, opt for laser hair removal and kiss hair goodbye for good. As specialists in laser, nobody knows hair better than OFF & ON. They use the crème de la crème of lasers (aka the highest medical-grade laser available). Better yet, the staff are trained to the highest standard possible in New Zealand. They’ll create a hair removal plan—customised to you and your bod.
And, if your brows are far from being on fleek, make a beeline for OFF & ON. When it comes to shaping there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach—no way, José! Instead, they’ll work with your natural brow to find the best shape possible. Their philosophy? Believable brows, just as nature intended.
Because a great brow involves colour and shape, OFF & ON offer custom colouring. Their henna spa treatment applies a natural colour that lasts up to twice as long and creates an amazing powder effect.
If you can’t make it to Newmarket—fear not—OFF & ON has salons in Britomart and Takapuna. They also have a dedicated microblading salon in Auckland’s CBD that specialises in browography (aka semi-permanent brow tattooing).
For all things brows, wax and laser, OFF & ON is the best of the best. They’ll have you looking (and feeling) amazing.
Image credit: Lydia Arnold