Head to Bare Essentials for the best in beauty and aesthetics

Come and be pampered at our therapy rooms in Oxfordshire

Bare Essentials was created by me, Becky Lay, and I’ve now been joined by lovely beauty therapists, Vikki and Fiona who specialise in different types of beauty treatment. Tamsin joins us for massage therapy and we have Jenni as our micro-blading specialist.

I’ve always been fascinated by beauty treatments and professional skincare, and I was lucky enough to have been trained by the beauty experts at Champney’s spa. I went on to work with several professional salons, where I gained a lot of experience in all aspects of professional beauty therapy, and developed a passion for skin rejuvenation techniques and aesthetics.

My Beauty Salon in West Hagbourne

I decided to start my own beauty salon in West Hagbourne in 2011, and it’s now a thriving little business. I’m available in the salon most evenings from Monday to Saturday. I love working in the salon; I enjoy meeting people and helping them find the perfect treatment for their needs. You can ask me absolutely anything, I’m happy to chat through your skincare and beauty treatments before you book and as we go, so that you’re totally at ease during a treatment and happy with the service you receive from us. We’re constantly expanding and hope to have opened another luxurious treatment room by the end of 2017.


Vikki has been working in beauty for six years and is qualified in beauty therapy, Swedish massage, spray tanning, and nails – she especially loves creating beautiful gel nails. Vicki also teaches – she has trained beauty therapy students at nearby Abingdon college. Vikki works most days in the salon with me.


Fiona has been working in the beauty industry for over ten years and has her own salon in Didcot. She works with skin care and makeup brand Mary Kay and her passion is skincare. Fiona offers bespoke make up and skincare consultations along with a range of facials, microdermabrasion, lash and brow treatments.


Jenni began her beauty training working with gel nails for Bio Sculpture and then trained in spray tanning with Fake Bake. She became interested in micro blading after having the treatment herself, “eyebrows are such an important part of the face.” Jenni trained in the techniques with the Beauty Delux training academy and says that she loves the difference she can make to someone’s look by creating beautiful eyebrows.


Tamsin is a qualified sports and remedial massage therapist with a specialist qualification in soft tissue therapy. She is also an advanced personal trainer (Level 4) with GP & exercise referral.

Between us, at the beauty salon in West Hagbourne, we offer a fantastic selection of beauty treatments from pampering organic facials to results-oriented skin rejuvenation and skincare solutions that really work. We also offer a full range of hand, feet and nail services, tanning, massage and hair removal.


claire beauty therapist hagbourne dedicate

Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself and the services I will be offering at Bare Essentials.

I am a personal stylist and wellness coach which means I can help you lead a healthier lifestyle and show you how to dress confidently through colour and body shape analysis.

I will be at the open evening on 14th December and on the night I will be offering free 10 minute style or health consultations, so please book your slot in advance with the salon.

I will also be running a Little Black Dress plan before Christmas, if you want to look great for the party season then this will be perfect for you! Details to follow shortly.

I am excited about working with Becky and her team and look forward to meeting you at the salon.

Claire x

The colour analysis will involve finding the customers most suitable colour palette that will enhance their complexion, I will go through a full range of colour swatches to see which ones  complement their skintone, hair and eyes, so they have a good understanding of which colours to look for when clothes shopping.

The 4 week coaching programme can either be for weight loss or just wanting to develop healthier eating habits for better health

Call us now and book a treatment, we’d be delighted to hear from you.