I have now joined the 'STRIP' Club– The Best Waxers in Town. What were you thinking? (tut tut)
After checking out Harper’s ‘Beauty Hot 100’ list, there are some products I really questioned what the hell they were doing in there, such as Revlon’s nail polish (Over Orly seriously?) and others I have added on my next beauty shopping list;
- Sarah Chapman facial,
- Vichy Eye Make-Up Remover
- SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic
- NuFace Face Firming Tool
- Dr Sebagh Serum Repair
- Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion
- Bliss Super Slough Scrub
- Liz Earle Body Scrub
- Best Salon Waxing – STRIP
I can cross the last one off my list now. I booked myself in yesterday in the Soho branch of Strip.
STRIP is London's original and premiere waxing boutique that has revolutionised the waxing industry by dispelling the myth that waxing is painful and boring.
Founded in 2005 by sisters Danielle Featherstone-Price and Maria-Louise Featherstone, STRIP’s three luxurious and unique boutiques in Chelsea, Notting Hill and Soho have made hair removal glamorous! Offering global clients the ultimate waxing and shopping experience - pairing your perfect wax treatments with pampering products and beautiful lingerie.
STRIP's therapists are sourced from all over the globe (I had a lovely therapist called Chelsea from Australia) and are trained to the highest standards ensuring the ultimate waxing experience that is fast, effective, hygienic and virtually pain free (I promise you it is pain-free). They use their own specially blended Lycon waxes to suit your skin and hair type depending what mood you are in.
I was offered the choice between opulent Chocolate Wax for a heavenly scented treatment, fruity berry, moisturizing olive or relaxing lavender to stimulate the senses. I chose fruity berry because I could smell it wafting out of the treatment room. The scent is divine and when I saw the wax pots I was tempted to dip my finger in (strongly advise against it though), the wax looks like melted starburst.
STRIP also has a 'Manifico' treatment room created especially for their male clients. The best part? The premium Lycon waxes prevent hair breakages, ingrown hairs, redness and the associated painful sting, leaving you soft and smooth with no sticky residue.
The berry room is gorgeous, with a superior, comfy treatment bed, plasma TV, amazing furniture and cool artwork on the wall. STRIP's sumptuous treatments rooms are designed using opulent fabrics and furnishings carefully selected to compliment each wax flavour or colour.
I laid back, watched Love Actually and talked about electric blankets with Chelsea. I was actually disappointed when Chelsea told me I was ‘all done’. I was in there for around half an hour but could have stayed there all afternoon. Usually, I can’t wait to get my clothes on and get out of the treatment room after a wax.
The overall experience was memorable, amazing and I can’t wait for my next wax appointment! Every single hair has been removed, in-growing hairs were thoroughly extracted and I was given instructions/recommended products on how to look after the skin on my erm ‘Vajayjay’ to keep it looking super smooth.
The cost: I have a Hollywood which cost £50.
STRIP’s unique philosophy has made waxing a treat and not a chore. It's no wonder that STRIP have a legion of loyal celebrity followers, including Victoria Beckham, Emily Blunt, Poppy Delevigne, Jasmine Guinness and Emilia Fox.
Check out the STRIP website here.