About Doctor Cuts

My passion is automotive.

It has been in my blood since forever and a lot of my working life has been involved in one way or another with vehicles. Big, small, old or new. Japanese, American, Italian or Australian. V8, rotary, 2 wheels or 12 wheels, diesel or petrol. I love them all!

A few years ago, I identified a hole in the local detailing and grooming industry. High end, quality workmanship, performed by passionate and skillful people, was not available. Top quality detailing products and advice were not available locally either. So, not being one to focus on the problem, I created the solution.

Doctor Cuts Detail Shop was born in 2018 and quickly became the number one detail shop in the Bay of Plenty, central North Island. We provide world class services and products that discerning people trust and deserve access to. We avoid using the cheap and nasty products in our workshop and we refuse to sell them in our retail shop.

Doctor Cuts Detail Shop vehicle with DC license

“Thanks Wayne and the Doctor Cuts team, my i30N is looking STUNNING! Better than when it rolled out of the showroom. The SlipStream Titanium Paint Protection is amazing, adds way more depth. Recommend Doctor Cuts to anyone looking for the highest standards, these guys leave no stone unturned, no shortcuts, they go above and beyond. Best in the Bay! Thanks again, will be back!”

– Daniel H, Tauranga

The Doctor Cuts Team

Our team are constantly training and learning about the latest products and techniques to ensure your pride and joy receives nothing but the best quality care while in our shop.

We have also partnered with leading mobile trade providers to allow us to offer; dent removal, interior repairs, painting, graphics and hydro dipping.

As the industry and products change, we are evolving and adapting our work to ensure we remain at the top of the game.

Wayne "Doc"

Wayne "Doc"

The Boss

Involved in the automotive industry since a young age, Wayne has experienced many types of automotive trades and skills throughout his career. After noticing a need in Mount Maunganui for a high end detail shop he created the now nationwide reputed Doctor Cuts Detail Shop. Starting alone and building to a team of five, Wayne now enjoys the more sedentary tasks such as social media, print media, TV media, and wearing socks and jandals…..he’s actually a bit of a show pony…shhhh… as well as giving plenty of good solid advice and mentoring to the team!



Office Manager (the real boss)

Tammy joined the team way back when we were in a tiny shed out the back of dog food factory and hasn’t left. Starting on the tools doing interiors and all the other dodgy stuff Wayne wasn’t into anymore, she’s now pushing the buttons in the office to ensure the work Wayne creates is invoiced and people are paid. Her real talent however, is being able to work with four of the biggest clowns she’s ever met. Also a pit bull at bill collecting…ouch.

Kieran "Chef"

Kieran "Chef"

The New Guy

Chef came to us after Covid demolished his career as a chef in Mount Maunganui and very quickly he became an integral part of the team. Kieran is the go to guy to get the little jobs that matter the most done, the details. Without the details we aren’t a detail shop and we’re pretty happy with how the pommy import is detailing! We are also pretty sure he now loves working on cars more than cooking for loads of people but he still makes a killer mud cake with chocolate dipped mandarins. His face makes funny noises sometimes and we all laugh so that’s good.



Boomer Apprentice

Eamonn has been in and around the automotive industry longer than the rest of us have been alive. Having owned his own paint shop for twenty years before heading to the USA to buy cars, his experience in prepping and painting is awesome! He met Wayne at a pub watching the UFC and starting working at Doctor Cuts Detail Shop a week later. Had we known his penchant for stupid grandad jokes and his old timers disease so he repeats them 5 times a day….it might have been a different story.

Vintage black mustang with Doctor Cuts detail finish
Motorbike fully groomed and detailed by Doctor Cuts Detail Shop
Automotive detailing specialists
Exterior detailing of vintage Porsche