Exotic extras

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 December, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 December, 2008, 12:00am

After weeks in winter trousers, long skirts and thick tights, it is easy to forget that the little black dress and strappy heels you plan to wear at the year's big Christmas party mean that your legs and toes will be on show. If the sight of your limbs conjures images of primates, hot foot it to Nude (17/FSoho Square, 21Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 31717100, www.nudewaxing.com.hk). The salon specialises in depilating, including leg, arm, bikini, and facial waxing, waxing for men and permanent hair removal. It also offers facials, eyelash and brow tinting, and skin tightening services.

For the perfect pedicure, visit The Jasmine Room (pictured, 15/FThe Loop, 33Wellington Street, Central, 25228353). It has a range of services from classic manicures (HK$220) and pedicures (HK$350) to gel nails (HK$1,100 to HK$1,600 for full sets), and hand and feet treatments (HK$450-HK$800). For busy people, it has express manicures (HK$150) and pedicures (HK$250). It also has waxing, brow and lash treatments, facials and massages. It is a pretty space in pastel pink, white and green, and the floral wallpaper, elegant chairs and chandelier lamps give it a classic French boudoir feel. The service is friendly and it's an ideal place to catch up with friends, drink a cup of jasmine tea and enjoy a little pampering.

Another favourite salon is Aveda Lifestyle Day Spa (2/F- 3/FThe Loop, 33Wellington Street, Central, 28689859), which offers facials, wraps, massages, waxing, eye treatments and hairdressing.

Indulgence (33Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 28156600), a cool, airy salon with a curving white staircase, has hairdressing, a wide range of massages, facials, bridal and special occasion makeup, body wraps, waxing and nail treatments, and an open-air cafe terrace.