Tao Skincare Clinic

49 Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3SR

About us

Tao Skincare Clinic is situated over two floors of a beautiful Georgian building in Exeter’s city centre. We originally started offering only electrolysis many years ago and while still specialising in this procedure Tao have continued to expand their beauty treatment menu. Over the past 20 years Tao have developed into one of Exeter’s premier beauty destinations. Being Exeter’s longest standing beauty salon offering the very latest up to date treatments including the celebrity acclaimed CACI Ultra for anti-ageing and toning benefits, the prestigious skincare brand Guinot Paris staring the famous Hydradermie Facials and the original power polish SHELLAC, for a shiny perfect 14 day wear manicure.

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Opening hours

Monday 9.30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 6pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 8pm
Thursday 9.30am - 8pm
Friday 9.30am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday Closed

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Electrolysis

MARIA Speriatu
19th Jun 2024
5.0
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I always have the treatment at Tao skin, and all I can say they are very professional, kind, offering the best treatment tailored to the customer's needs. Thank you.

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Beauty treatment.

jane reynolds
17th Jun 2024
5.0

Excellent beauty treatment.

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Annoying skin tag removal

Simon
11th Jun 2024
5.0

It was my first time visiting the TAO clinic and Michelle was very easy to communicate with and immediately made me feel at ease. I had quite a number on skin tags namely under my armpits, but the real bug bearers were some on my eyelids. A delicate piece of work, but Michelle took her time and was able to successfully remove them, so 10 out 10 from me

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Wouldn’t go anywhere else ….

Eve Bower
9th Jun 2024
4.0
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Love Shona does a great job and very friendly
Find there’s a great atmosphere there always

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Could not recommend more!

Jenny
29th May 2024
5.0
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I've been having treatments with Chelsea at TAO for a few years now and am always so grateful for her honest skincare advice, professionalism and general loveliness! I've had both electrolysis and facials with her and couldn't recommend more. The electrolysis has really helped me gain confidence, and she knows exactly which facials to recommend to get the results I want. The TAO salon is also a lovely place to be- always so relaxing and welcoming as soon as I walk in the door.

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Eyebrows with Katie

Mandy O Hara
10th May 2024
5.0
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Once again a fab experience visiting the clinic . Katie was as lovely as ever - friendly , professional and once again excellent care and attention and I left very happy with my eyebrows .

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Patch testing

Charity Bantle David
9th May 2024
5.0
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I had the very best experience with Chelsea, she explained the best option between laser and electrolysis hair removal. I learnt a lot, felt welcomed and looking forward to my sessions.

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Laser hair removal consultation

Lucy Ladd
2nd May 2024
5.0
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I had an initial laser consultation with Chelsea this evening, she made me instantly feel comfortable and at ease with a treatment I really didn't know very much about.

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Fantastic Service

Samara Lily Crawford-Hunt
2nd May 2024
5.0
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Nice to come and meet everyone! Really helpful people. I was a little unsure about how some of the the services work, but everything was explained beautifully and I felt like I was in very safe hands. Maybe a touch more expensive than some services I've seen/used but it's pretty clear that you're paying for the expertise, and I have no doubt that the girls at Tao will do everything they can to get good results and make you feel comfortable. Would recommend them to anyone.

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Everything was Perfect & Happy to Return Again..

Brett
14th Apr 2024
5.0
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Excellent removal of a Milia just by the side of my eye and located on my eyelid .. well happy with the result as it’s been there for around 3 years. Great relaxing facial too by well experienced professional.

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Mole removal

RACHEL Durrance
8th Mar 2024
5.0
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Michelle.was brilliant today with my procedure .
Very friendly staff throughout and made me.feel very welcome .
Very professional and excellent experience

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Nails etc

Celia Davies
29th Feb 2024
5.0
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Lovely experience having nails done by Chelsea. As always relaxed and gentle.

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Welcoming, kind and professional

Sheila Sloan
16th Feb 2024
5.0
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Have been a client at Tao for over 10 years. Love the welcome, the kindness and the wonderful treatments. Came in yesterday feeling a bit flat.. staff looked after me so well, Sharn, Katie and Chelsea. I soon recovered with tea and sympathy and stayed for a pedicure as well as my booked treatment. Many thanks x see you soon..Sheila S.

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Facial treatment

KATHRYN Rew
14th Feb 2024
5.0
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Wow the best little bit of time l have given myself for ages! Sian was lovely, kind, listened and I had the best facial experience that I’ve ever had. Thank you so much.

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Lovely as usual

Marion Craven
12th Feb 2024
5.0
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Chelsea is always so lovely, listens carefully to what I’d like & puts me at ease.

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Great experience

Richard Bradbury
6th Feb 2024
5.0
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Always a really good experience.

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FABULOUS

Amanda Godfrey
29th Jan 2024
5.0
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I visited recently for a Hydradermie facial with Katie. It was fabulous! Katie was very professional and friendly from the moment I got there to the moment I left, making me feel welcome and valued. She even kindly took a photo of me when I requested it. The facial itself was absolute bliss and I left feeling relaxed, pampered and with soft and hydrated skin. My husband even noticed how different I looked when he got home from work. I will definitely be back for more. Extremely highly recommended beautician, treatment and salon.

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Manicure

Joyce Pym
27th Jan 2024
5.0
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Another lovely Manicure today from Katie at the lovely Tao. Always a pleasure to go in there, you are always made to feel very welcome. Coffee or tea if you want. Always look forward to my visits and my treatments. All the girls are lovely too…soo friendly. Would highly recommend the Tao.

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Second Electrolysis session....

Ann Charlotte Walters
27th Jan 2024
5.0
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I absolutely love coming to Tao Clinic, the staff are very friendly and helpful and very professional in their work and care passionately about what they do.
I've been treated by Chelsea and Sharn, and simply cannot fault them. I will definitely be taking up another block booking when this one is finished.

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Tao

Laura Sims
13th Jan 2024
5.0
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Many thanks to Sian for some excellent treatments. Really value her experience. Amazing pedicure. Many thanks

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Y
5th Jan 2024
5.0
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First time here and I had a great experience. All staff were really welcoming and kind. Sharn made me feel very comfortable and we had a lovely conversation together.

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Manicure

Joyce Pym
21st Dec 2023
5.0
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Had my nails done this morning with Shellac with Katie, excellent manicure, as always, lovely Salon, very welcoming with lovely staff.

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Professional and friendly

Aline Foster
19th Dec 2023
5.0
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I love having treatments here. I have had my nails done today, they look great. Katie was friendly and professional as usual. I always get such positive comments about my nails when I am out. I can’t recommend Tao highly enough.

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Electrolotrux

Janice Wood
19th Dec 2023
5.0
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It was a good session today.
Looking much better now
Not so much facial hair now.
A relaxed atmosphere and friendly session today

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Excellent

Lucy Fox
12th Dec 2023
5.0
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Just had another electrolysis session on my long journey, this time with Michelle. As ever, excellent service and I can see progress, (despite my impatience!) Even though she worked on my top lip, Michelle's expertise meant that it didn't hurt too much. I really look forward to coming in as all the staff are so nice, it really is like catching up with friends rather than having treatment.

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Amazing!

Lexi
11th Dec 2023
5.0
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Such a lovely place and lovely people.

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Gel nails

Maggi Green
1st Dec 2023
3.5
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I was recommended to go to Tao to have my nails painted from a client of mine who is a regular at the salon. I was overall disappointed with the experience from the start. I walked into the salon, and was not welcomed with a smile, or an hello until the receptionist got off the phone, which took a while.
The lady who did my nails seemed nice, brief conversation. She asked me what shape I wanted straight or curved. I said straight. She started to round my nails, I reminded her that I wanted them straight. She said that she didn’t want the edges sharp. She then showed me one hand, they were not straight, a bit wonky, so mentioned again I want them shaped straight. When finished, I had a look, there was varnish on my fingers, under the nails. The overall finish was not perfect and surprised that she didn’t want me to check that I was happy with the treatment at the end.
Her next client was waiting. When I paid with the same therapist serving me, I was charged more than what was said on the phone when asked. The beautician then rushed off to sort her room out for her next client waiting. I didn’t expect to file some of the nails straight when I got home. Within the following week, one of the nails has chipped.
Sadly, I won’t be returning to this salon.

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Sessions with Sharn

Mandy Selley
29th Nov 2023
5.0
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I have been to Sharn since last summer and I always look forward to seeing her smiling face. She always puts me at ease and does wonderful treatments on me in a professional, and caring manner . She a credit to the business. I will certainly return for other treatments .

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Brilliant experience

Celia davies
27th Nov 2023
5.0

Great experience as always.

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Tao

Julie
24th Nov 2023
5.0

Always lovely to go to Tao.
Staff lovely, been going to Katie for years but the rest of the girls are also lovely.

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professional electrolysis

Liz
23rd Nov 2023
5.0
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First appointment and too early to report on overall results but was impressed by highly competent and sensitive service.

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Electrolytes

Anonymous
23rd Nov 2023
5.0

Great experience

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Jan

Janet/JAN Elson
20th Nov 2023
5.0
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Wonderful friendly welcome ! … Excellent service and treatment ALWAYS!!!
Great motivational advice !!!
So greatly appreciated …. Especially when one is facing senior years!!!!
Thank you so much to both Michelle and team … See you soon Jan x

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Janet/JAN Elson
20th Nov 2023
5.0
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Wonderful friendly welcome ! … Excellent service and treatment ALWAYS!!!
Great motivational advice !!!
So greatly appreciated …. Especially when one is facing senior years!!!!
Thank you so much to both Michelle and team … See you soon Jan x

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Beautiful experience🩵

Nika Wiles
16th Nov 2023
5.0
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I had such a lovely bikini wax experience earlier today with Sharn! I was made to feel very comfortable, especially as it was my first wax in over 5 years…Sharn clearly has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. I will definitely be back in the near future🩵 thank you🩵

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Todays visit

Debbie Rose
10th Nov 2023
5.0
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Excellent service as always

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My first procedure

Maya B.
4th Nov 2023
5.0

The staff is very friendly. The place is very clean. I was happy with the results and left a good review on trustpilot.
Unfortunately due to doctor's appointments and vehicle troubles I have missed a few appointments. My apologies. And thank you Michelle and Tao salon. I am happy I found this place, as my skin is a different thing now, from just one visit !

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Skin tag removal

JULIE COLLINS
24th Oct 2023
5.0
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Quick & relatively painless removal of a skin tag which has been bothering me. Michelle is very good & made me feel relaxed & comfortable whilst doing the procedure.

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Response from Tao Skincare Clinic

Thankyou Julie for coming back to us at TAO for your beauty treatments. Really lovely to see you again. Hopefully we'll see you again for more pleasant treatments in the not to distant future.
Michelle

Electrolysis

Sandy Harper
24th Oct 2023
5.0
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Michelle was fantastic, knowledgeable, professional & reassuring. Thank you, I will be back.

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My visit to Taoskin

Angela Samuel
19th Oct 2023
5.0
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I was very happy with my visit

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As always, excellent care!

Sarah Phillips
12th Oct 2023
5.0
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Whether it is a regular appointment, or an occasional visit, the staff at TAO salon are consistently professional, efficient, caring and kind. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Electrolysis for broken capillaries

STORM Brooks
7th Oct 2023
5.0
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Really happy with my appointment today. Super friendly and welcoming environment. Treatment worked well and good aftercare advice was given. Look forward to coming back for other treatments. Thanks

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Electrolysis session

Carmen Hicks
5th Oct 2023
5.0
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I have had another fantastic experience at tao skin clinic, my appointment was with Chelsea. She is amazing at her job,as is all the staff there. Tao is the place to go for all your treatments,I give them 10 out off 10.

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Recommend place definitely

Julie Dimitrova
5th Oct 2023
5.0
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I went today to have a consultation about a mole on my body and I book the appointment for this afternoon very quick service and sold my problem on the same day. I am glad that I came. Everything was fast and very helpful. The lady she was so nice, careful and lovely. I recommend that place definitely to everyone.
You will be happy as long as I am.

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❤️

Nige Kindcome
5th Oct 2023
5.0
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Amazing lady x see you soon -

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Electrolotrux

JANICE Wood
4th Oct 2023
4.5
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I was disappointed that some water was not put on my upper lip.
It has resulted in a spot resulting and is sore.
This is the only session that this has happened otherwise it was a good session.
My own Clinique cream applied afterwards.
Hope this does not happen again.

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Manicure and facial

June Forbes
23rd Sep 2023
5.0
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Lovely atmosphere and excellent treatments

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Skillful electrolysis service

Holly Bayfield
22nd Sep 2023
5.0
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I am delighted with the skillful and professional service I receive at TAO. I highly recommend their team who perform electrolysis. Money (but more importantly time) well spent.

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Tea

Susan Bonner
20th Sep 2023
4.0
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Great experience today and had best mug of tea that I hadn’t made Thanks !!!

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Wonderful service

MAYA Borisoba
13th Sep 2023
5.0
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For just a consultation it was very helpful and the lady was understanding, friendly and easy-going. Thank you. All the best. See you at the next appointment.

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