Bare Necessities was established over 20 years ago by Winchester beauty therapist Philippa Bendall.

From a select list of clients who visited her at home, Philippa moved the business to Winchester Tennis and Squash Club, where her client base flourished.

Before long, larger premises were needed to cope with demand and Philippa set up a new beauty salon in Otterbourne, which became Bare Necessities Urban Spa.

With Philippa’s attention to detail, industry experience and passion for the job, the reputation of Bare Necessites delivering an outstanding level of service became widely known. The business steadily grew over the next ten years.

Now, Philippa is delighted to bring you Bare Necessities Urban Beauty – her perfect combination of luxury, tranquility and expertise.

A far cry from the hustle and bustle of a busy salon, Philippa has gone back to her roots and what she does best – giving tailor-made, personalised treatments to ensure that her clients get the very best of her knowledge and experience.

At Bare Necessities Urban Beauty no treatment is ever the same. Each facial, every body massage will be exclusively yours. A bespoke and customised experience created just for you.

So lie back, relax and prepare to be pampered. You’re in good hands.

Philippa Bendall

Beauty Therapist with more than 20 years experience.

“Getting to know people well means I can best advise them on the kinds of treatments to suit them – and I get to know what they like so they can relax and have a truly restful and pampering experience.

It’s such a thrill when someone comes into the salon as a new customer and leaves as a friend – I look forward to seeing you soon.”



ITEC Diploma in Electrology
ITEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Member of the Guild of Beauty Therapists


The Skincare Sanctuary – Elite Salon of the Year – Winner 2008

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