I trained as a Beauty Therapist in 1991 at the prestigious Joyce Blok Beauty Therapy School - with the vision to provide a waxing experience customers could rave about and brows and lashes to die for.
I moved to Kerikeri from Auckland in 2002 and opened Kerikeri’s biggest day spa - Skin Dynamique Day Spa which operated for 12+ years before I sold it in 2015. After taking a break and spending time with family I was really excited to scale down and open a boutique business - Brenda’s Beauty Bar, focused on exceptional service and treatments in 2017.
My philosophy is to stick to what I know, and do it bloody well. I pride myself in attending the latest training and keep up to date with world leading beauty solutions, products and trends so I can provide the best treatments and services to you.
My experience & qualifications include;
CIDESCO (Zurich) International Diploma in Beauty Therapy
CIBTAC (Confederation of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology)
Former Business Owner at Skin Dynamique Day Spa
North Tec NZQA certification to teach Beauty Therapy
Diploma in Te Ara Reo – Te Wananga O Aotearoa (in progress)
Bachelor of Business Marketing (in progress)
My military style practice raises the bar on standards in health and hygiene.
With sanitation protocols, hygiene wipes, hospital grade sanitation, leading wax products and no double dipping- you name it, i've got it. My aim is to make sure every treatment is the most safe and hygienic one possible.
I think you should actually look forward to having a wax. Using a leading wax product, you'll be provided with comfort and the best possible result - less ingrowns, longer lasting results and yes, less ouch!
I'm known as one of the best waxing specialists in the Far North area with clients coming from as far Kaitaia.
Nature has it right. When things are not forced, not fake, not a fad, they are not just more enduring, but more perfect, more believable... more beautiful.
That is what I do – work with your natural brow to realise something both believable and unbelievable, but most of all, beautiful.
There is no cookie cutter approach. No gimmicks, wrapped up jargon, 'brow look', fad or fashion forced on you. Simply expert eyes and skills working with you and your brows.
My clients describe my touch as dream inducing. Let me reduce your stress and relieve your tension and sore muscles to leave you floating.
As part of my Beauty Therapy Diploma I studied anatomy and physiology - so I understand how muscles are connected and work together. This means I can identify areas that need attention and provide you with a massage you won't want to end.
I know sometimes that things pop up unexpectedly but we appreciate 12 hour cancellation notice.