Hair & Beauty

Readers’ Choice: Auckland’s Best Beauty Therapists

By Natasha Van Der Laan
3rd Aug 2016

Readers’ Choice: Auckland’s Best Beauty Therapists

We all love a bit of pampering when times are tough (or, let’s face it, even when they aren’t). Thankfully, Auckland has a bunch of beauty therapists to take care of us. But how do we know which ones are the best? Well, that’s where you come in!

In our recent Readers’ Choice awards, we asked you to tell us who the best beauty therapist in Auckland is and the results are in! Whether you want to fake that summer glow, spoil yourself with a relaxing facial or get your nails did, here are the ten best beauty therapists in Auckland—as voted by you!

#1 Lisa Morris at Loft Beauty Boutique

Mt Eden

Snatching up first place, Lisa Morris at Loft Beauty Boutique knows her way around beauty treatments. As the owner and operator of this boutique Mt Eden salon, Lisa has more than a decade of experience in the beauty industry. Her warm and friendly nature is what keeps her loyal client-base coming back time and time again. The salon caters to all your beauty needs, offering facials, waxing services, spray tanning and more.

#2 Bryony Nixon at About Face

Various locations

The ladies at About Face sure know how to give facials—especially second place winner Bryony Nixon! From relaxation facials to those incorporating microdermabrasion, skin peels or light therapy, About Face have a treatment for everybody—or should we say every face? Sporting seven locations across Auckland, you can guarantee there’s a clinic near you. Pop in to find out what the fuss is all about.

#3 Rebecca Hutchinson at Lash Noir

City Works Depot

If you need to up your lash game, call on Rebecca Hutchinson at Lash Noir. Located in City Works Depot, this salon is dedicated to all things lashes—perming, tinting and lash extensions—as well as brow services. At the helm of the salon, you’ll find senior stylist Rebecca who has been specialising in lash enhancements for more than six years so she certainly knows her stuff!

#4 Ashleigh Cahill at Caci

Various locations

Caci is a beauty go-to in Auckland with 17 locations across the city. They offer a wide range of treatments with everything from laser hair removal and Botox to microdermabrasion and lip enhancement. At their Viaduct clinic you’ll find senior beauty therapist Ashleigh Cahill who takes fourth place as the best beauty therapist in Auckland.

#5 Charlotte Harrison at The Beauty Bar

St Heliers

Skin specialist, Charlotte Harrison is the mastermind behind The Beauty Bar. Book in for a warm honey facial (dreamy!), organic spray tan or gel mani. We’re particularly fond of her ‘the works’ brow shape and tint—it will totally transform your look. She runs an appointment-only system so flick her a message to nab a spot at this delightful salon.

#6 Amber McIver at Verdo Nails


Show your nails a bit of love with a visit to Verdo Nails in Parnell. Here you’ll find owner and lead stylist Amber McIver. Her passion for nails really shows as she is often booked out weeks in advance. Book in for a quick shape and polish or treat yo’self to a 60-minute deluxe spa manicure—go on, you deserve it!

#7 Melissa Gladding at FaceTime Skin Clinic

Mairangi Bay

Located in the heart of Mairangi Bay, you’ll find FaceTime Skin Clinic. The oh-so modern salon offers a range of facials and skin treatments as well as classic beauty services. Beauty therapist Melissa Gladding is loved by Urban List readers with her clients praising her for treating them like princesses—nawwh!

#8 Falan Coley at Skin Boutique

Browns Bay

The team at Skin Boutique are all about prioritising skin health. This salon’s speciality is—you guessed it—skin! You’ll find personalised facials, IPL treatments (that’s intense pulsed light), skin peels and wraps, which will help you get that dewy glow you’ve been pining after. Falan Coley and the team will also sort you out with a mani/pedi, waxing and delightfully relaxing massages.

#9 Rebecca Dawe at H & Co

Grey Lynn

Located on Richmond Road, you’ll find the lovely ladies at H & Co. This is one-stop shop does it all, offering both hair AND beauty services. Beauty therapist Rebecca Dawe is dedicated to making you look and feel your best. You can get brow feathering done here—a semi-permanent brow tattooing technique that replicates the look of the hair. Hellooo perfect brows!

#10 Gemma Nilson at Bare Waxing & Skin Centre


The team at Bare Waxing & Skin Centre sure know how to give them waxes—and leave you silky smooth! Specialising in Brazilians, bikini, underarm and facial waxing, the waxing queens will take the very best care of you. They have three locations throughout Auckland but you’ll find champ waxer Gemma Nilson at their Belmont salon.

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Image credit: Loft Beauty Boutique

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