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Anywhoo – a few weeks ago I was treated to an amazing manicure at Stripes in Worcester. I didn’t realise but they have a hidden gem of a beauty salon tucked at the back of the store. The set up of the whole ‘shop and pamper’ experience is ideal as it allows you to treat your wardrobe and yourself all at the same time!
I absolutely love Stripes, they stock so many amazing European and contemporary labels such as; AG Jeans, Inwear, By Malene Birger, YMC and Dante 6 . The product and brands they carry are sleek, stylish and ever so chic and the whole shopping experience is very relaxed. I was expecting BIG things from the beauty experience and I wasn’t disappointed.
The Living Room is where the manicures and pedicures happen and it’s decorated as though you could be sat in a salon of an old house. The fireplace, the decadent feature wall and lush sofa allow you to feel totally transported when you settle down for your treatment. The soft, grey winged back chair I sat on was so comfy that I honestly could have stayed there all afternoon. Oh and before I forget, whichever coffee or tea you drink (and there’s quite a selection!) is served in a delicate china tea cup and saucer. These little finishing touches are what make the experience so special.
There are loads of treatments on offer and I really enjoyed the Happy Springtime Manicure – with an OPI gel polish, Guerande salt scrub for exfoliating my hands and forearms and a soothing hot stone massage. The treatment costs £45.00 and £5 of that is donated to the Worcester Breast Unit.
It was so relaxing sitting there, chatting, sipping my coffee and gazing at the shoppers browsing the rails in Stripes. After lots of deliberating, I opted for a delicious soft grey for my OPI colour and it looked fab. My hands were so amazingly soft afterwards and my gel polish lasted well over two weeks and still looked great.
There are another two treatment rooms upstairs for massages and the full service menu can be viewed here.
It’s well worth a visit, but hurry as the Happy Springtime Manicure offer won’t last for much longer!
Stripes Retail Ltd
13 The Foregate
Worcester, WR1 3QD
t: 01905 26772