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Laser Hair Removal

If excess hair is getting you down, why not look into laser hair removal?

laser hair removal

Shaving, waxing and hair removal creams work temporarily but for a permanent solution to hair removal for all types of excess hair, Zeolight Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal is clinically proven to treat all hair colours including grey, white and fine hair. Find out more…

Radio Frequency Skin Rejuvenation

Feel like your skin needs a bit of tightening up? We can help.

radio frequency

We use Zeolight Dual Radio Frequency – a heat based treatment – to rejuvenate your skin. Our skin rejuvenation treatments are comfortable and relaxing but most of all – effective. Find out how we can help with lines, wrinkles, slack skin, and more…


Smoothing the appearance of scars, reducing stretch marks and minimising the appearance of wrinkles.

skin pen

Microneedling works by stimulating your body’s natural repair mechanisms, resulting in the skin’s thickness being increased by up to 80% minimising wrinkles and scars. It is completely safe

Alumier Skincare

Skincare that works!

AlumierMD was born out of an understanding that everyone wants clear, beautiful skin. We assembled a team of top scientists and physicians to bring you the most effective formulations using optimal medical-grade ingredients.

Why Us?

Take time out from your busy day and relax while all of your beauty needs are catered for by the team at Bare Essentials. Whatever you’re in need of, from a gorgeously pampering massage or relaxing professional facial to contouring and advanced aesthetics, we’re here to guide and advise you, and offer you the best beauty treatments, using professional quality product ranges.

If you want to escape for a few hours and enjoy some me-time, this is the place to come. We love to make our clients look and feel amazing, and we offer a welcoming, friendly space along with a fantastic selection of beauty treatments. Bare Essentials is a haven away from noise and urban stress as the salon is located in picturesque surroundings, giving you the look and feel of a bespoke countryside spa.

About Bare Essentials

Bare Essentials is a professional beauty salon in south Oxfordshire, owned by myself, Becky Lay. I’m a therapist with a passion for aesthetics – I trained with the best at world-renowned Champney’s spa in 2000 and have been working in the beauty industry ever since, gaining experience in some wonderful salons.

I took the plunge and opened my own beauty salon in West Hagbourne, south Oxfordshire, back in 2011. Bare Essentials is now a successful beauty business and I’m proud to offer a variety of beauty treatments, from pampering and relaxing to results-driven skin treatments, laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

We pride ourselves on putting out clients first at Bare Essentials, and we work with you to make sure that you get the results you’re looking for every time. Since opening the salon in 2011, I’ve been joined by Vikki, who is a professional beauty therapist with many years’ experience.

18 hours ago

Bare Essentials

It's always lovely to get such wonderful feedback from clients. Joyce looked so beautiful on her wedding day last week......

Hi Becky,

I love the pic of me laughing, I did that most of the day tbh. No sign of any redness there and that's all down to your treatment. I can't thank you enough for giving me a huge amount of confidence on the day. My skin is no longer the big worry it used to be. Thank you so much.

I'll see you soon for a peel, probably before we go off on honeymoon in September.

Warmest wishes,
Joyce xx
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“Becky really knows her stuff. She is highly skilled, professional and friendly”  Patricia, South Oxfordshire