Debra Backhouse started Simply Skin in 1989. This year we are celebrating 34 years in business.

Many of our loyal clients have been with Deb right from the beginning.

The spa has blossomed over the years… with the move to our new purpose built premises on College Street in 2008 and staffed by a team of internationally trained therapists. We look forward to looking after you.

A few simple things that will ensure that you get the most from your time at our spa…

Arrive early for your appointment so you don’t feel rushed and can take some time to relax, take a look through a magazine and sip some water or a herbal tea.

For the benefit of others and yourself please switch off your mobile, this time is about you.

Bookings are confirmed at least 24 hours before, let your therapist know which phone number is best to contact you on. You can book online through the link at the top right of our website.

Our People

Deb Backhouse

My love of people, making a positive difference and creating a calm environment for connection created my interest in the Beauty and Spa industry. I trained at the New Zealand School of Beauty Therapy in Epsom, Auckland in 1986. Worked in the capital for a year before venturing overseas and working in UK.
On my return in 1991 I started Simply Skin. Over my 34 years in business I have been privileged to look after and have worked beside many amazing humans… this is my reason for being here in my business doing my best everyday.

Moira Agnew

I trained at the Joyce Blok Beauty Therapy School in 1982 and moved to Wellington in 1983 to work at the first Beauty Therapy clinic in the capital “The Cottage”, where I thrived for nine years before opening my own clinic “Tonique” in 1993. After seven successful years and three children I sold my business. Focusing on my family for three years before approaching my old friend Deb Backhouse in 2002 for employment at the legendary “Simply Skin”.
Moira has become part of our legend… most famous and loved by her clients for her knowledge of skin and her amazing Sothys facial treatments.