HOW IT BEGAN
The first steps
Meet the team
With over 30 years in the business Marcia is a Master of her trade, she has worked around the world in Brazil, England and NZ. An absolute artist in Sugar waxing second to none.
Senior Beauty Therapist
All round expert
Jasmeen is a Waxing & Nail Expert and is highly recommended if you are looking for excellent & consistent results.
Patricia is a Brow & Waxing Expert. She has been working in the Beauty business for 5 years. Having worked in Brazil, Ireland and now NZ Patricia is highly experienced.
Senior Beauty Therapist
Claire is a highly experienced Nail technician who trained in France and has worked all over the world. Claire has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years and is always happy to share her experience and advice with you.
Senior Beauty Therapist
All round expert
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Senior Beauty Therapist Wanted
Beauty and football to Brazilians is like Rugby and the environment to New Zealanders, It's just imposed on you at a young age and you can't help but see it all around you. Whether you love it or hate it it's just there.
Your first introduction to the beauty world in Brazil is when you are about 12 where tips and tricks are passed down from mother to daughter on how to maximize your potential and look great whilst your doing it. There are expectations of what you should know from waxing to being able to do your eyebrows, nails and skin care.
This tradition has created a huge beauty industry where we now have many state of the art surgery's and beauty clinics that America and many other countries like to take advantage of.
Why Brazilian Secrets Beauty?
With so many fantastic treatments and products in Brazil that arn't in New Zealand it was a no brainer to bring Brazil to Wellington and share our secrets with you. Our philosophy is to live love and feel great doing it.
Amongst modern waxing we are also offering a great, new to NZ, sugaring technique with our own natural wax recipe see below for a better explanation. Other services we offer include, Eyelash Tinting, Eyebrow Shaping, Full Body Massage, Spray Tanning, Nails and cellulite reducing massage treatments, for a full list of services check out our price list page.
One favorite Brazilian beauty secret is our own sugar wax "recipe" developed many years ago in a little town called Ipatinga. It's a fabulous "sugaring" product and the techniques used are extremely effective. The wax is made from all natural and fresh products, now of course sourced in NZ. The sugaring technique used is still quite hard to find in Brazil and carries with it a premium. It has proven to be more popular than modern waxing due to its effectiveness and healthy ingredients.
The sugaring mixture is applied at room temperature and can be used for Brazilian bikini waxing, upper lip waxing, eyebrow waxing, forearm waxing, underarm waxing, leg waxing, you get the idea.
Of course pulling your hairs out by the root is always going to hurt but we are often given feedback on how smooth the experience was with less pain then usual and a fantastic overall result. Find out more by reading the page on sugaring.
"After years of waxing Marcia introduced me to 'sugaring' - I don't know why I never tried it earlier!! Not only is the hair growth slower - but there is less growth every time I go and it's less painful than waxing! Marcia is a perfectionist and takes pride in doing an exceptional job - I cannot recommend this highly enough!! Thanks Marcia!"
- Debbie, Wellington
"I have found Marcia's waxing service to be professional and much less painful than hot waxing. No skin burn!!! I recommend Brazilian secrets to anyone wanting a really great wax."
- Jocelyn, Kelburn
"For 2 months now I have been doing the anti cellulite massage treatment and i definitely can tell a difference in the firmness of my skin. the appearance of cellulite has reduced and i feel much more confident now, especially as summers coming :) "
- Sarah, Hataitai
"I've tried lots of studios around town and Brazilian secrets is by far the best. the studio is so handy being on Johnston street and it's always so clean. Marcia is great and made me feel really at ease. Thanks so much, see you soon."
- Lisa, Taranaki Street
"Hi Marcia, I really enjoyed my appointment with you on the 11th of August. I was hoping to have a follow up appointment at 6.15 pm on 7th September if this is alright? I am also a student, so will be taking you up on the 20% discount that you suggested."
- Stephanie, Wellington
"Brazilian Secrets is the best! They use sugar instead of wax and the room is immaculate. I find the sugar less painful that traditional wax and there are no ingrown hairs. Brazilian Secrets staff are skilled and experienced and put you at ease. You feel you are in very safe hands! I've also found them to be really helpful when I have had to change my appointment and they've had to squeeze me in elsewhere so I don't get out of sync. I find their appointment reminder txt very handy. I wouldn't go anywhere else."
- Lilypearl, Wellington
"I have been going to Brazilian Secrets Beauty Studio for over a year and a half now for facial and Brazilian waxes. Sugaring makes my waxing experience less painful and my skin feels much better for it. The staff are incredibly professional and take a lot of pride in their work. I have never found the odd stray hair after any of my treatments and I always leave looking and feeling great. I highly recommend Brazilian Secrets and would never go anywhere else for my waxing!"
- Lanibani, Wellington
"I have been going to Brazilian Secrets beauty studio for well over a year now. I've always been a bit self conscious but was recommended to get my Brazilian done here and my experience was as good as your first time can be (probably better than most) and I've been a dedicated regular ever since. I'm always made to feel absolutely comfortable and relaxed which is so important to me and the ambiance is so peaceful and calming as well as extremely organised and clean. Also having very sensitive skin the sugaring doesn't irritate and ingrown hairs are a thing of the past! The staff are so flexible and accommodating, I've cancelled and had appointments re-booked without a fuss! I recommend Brazilian secrets beauty studio to all my friends and to everyone else out there too!"
- Florrie F., Wellington