Trial therapy: Nude
What treatments did you have?
A leg and bikini wax, and a 90-minute facial.
What was the atmosphere like?
Despite styling itself as a 'beautique of waxing', Nude is a no-nonsense sort of place. The bright and fresh reception area has small modern therapy rooms leading off it.
How was the treatment?
Uncertainty over spa protocol can make bikini waxes awkward but, at Nude, the therapist guides you through the procedure clearly and professionally. I had to choose from a menu of 'styles' including G-String, Brazilian (leaving a small strip of hair) and Hollywood (return to childhood). A design in stick-on Swarovski crystals is an option for the avant-garde. Using a hand-held waxing machine and tweezers, the hair removal was relatively painless and very thorough.
Then the tone of the session changed as the therapist dimmed the lights and started on the facial. A series of Collin products was applied including Lift-Extreme serum; an anti-ageing oil, which was massaged into the face and shoulders; and two hydrating and lifting masks. During the second mask, the therapist moisturised and massaged my arms and hands. The therapist gave some interesting tips, including washing your face with tepid water to avoid drying out your skin.
What were the results?
The waxing was done well and, after the facial, my skin looked hydrated, if a little oily.
How much and where is it?
17/F Soho Square, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 3171 7100. A full leg wax is HK$450, a basic bikini wax is HK$220 and the Hydro-Lifting Facial costs HK$1,080. A 30 per cent discount is available on all treatments for first-time customers.