Give the gift of a ‘little me time’ in Banbury

Lady at a hair salon

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, why not treat someone with a hair or beauty voucher?

The pressure of buying the ‘perfect gift’ can get a bit much. Choosing the right size, colour or that they already have ‘it’ can take the joy out of wanting to show you care.

However, a voucher is a great way to gift someone a personal choice and removes the ‘hope they like it’ dilemma.

Today, we are ‘time-poor’ and women are especially guilty of putting themselves last. So, we reckon a gift which enables them to take a ‘little me time’ and enjoy a pamper is a sure winner.

Get pampered in Banbury

Okay, you’ve decided a voucher is the way to go, but now what? Banbury town centre has a wide selection of places to shop, but where to start?

A stone’s throw from the Castle Quay Shopping Centre is Banbury old town. Home to an eclectic mix of independent salons and boutiques, you won’t have to venture far to find what you need.

Parson’s Street has loads of great hair and beauty salons to explore. For instance, there’s So Hair Nails and Beauty, Nail Envy, Lawrence Anthony, Paul Joseph Hairdressing and Flix Hair.

Explore the old town a little further into Church Walk. Here you’ll find Modo Bella and Total Image Hair and Beauty, both offering excellent value treatments like massage, facials, manicures and pedicures.

On the wisteria-lined White Lion Walk, there is Melody Mind & Body for nails and eyelashes. But if it’s treating those tresses you’re after, check out Renaissance, Wysteria Loft Hair Salon and RJ’s Salon. Furthermore, try Dr Li at her Acupuncture Centre for natural and traditional treatments.

The High Street is home to Matthew Grant Hairdressing and Toni & Guy.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for real luxury, visit Enhance Beauty on Horse Fair for its cosmetic clinic and health spa.

Finally, try R3balance – a place to empower, relax, heal and unwind. Situated on South Bar, it specialises in fitness, beauty, massage and the repair and recovery of muscles.

*A version of this article originally featured in an article for The Banbury BID Winter Guide 2019. View the Guide online.