Beauty Awards 2019: Standout Spas and Salons in Hong Kong
You’ve heard it all before: we have one only face and one body so we better treat it right. If you’re not sure where to start when the plethora of facials and spa treatments on offer in Hong Kong, we present our top picks.
Incorporating deep cleansing, tui na massage using rose quartz, and top-quality botanicalproducts, the De Mamiel Pollution Proof Facial scored top marks for firming, hydration and increased circulation. beyorgbeauty.com
Not quite a facial, but your face just wouldn’t look its best without beautiful brows. The semi-permanent 3D Hairstroke Eyebrow treatment mimics real brows and you’ll be in expert hands at this local industry pioneer.
Our tester was in rose-scented heaven during the Rose de Mai Signature Facial, and described the treatment as “a big drink of water for your skin”. The spacious room was another bonus.
Using ayurveda- and aromatherapy-based products from Subtle Energies, the Ayurveda Lifting Facial offers a sensory journey and effective pressure-point therapy. You can request the non-invasive CACI machine for added lift.
The Spa at Four Seasons
The 90-minute Digital Wellness Escape is tailor-made for our screen-obsessed culture. The best part, in our opinion, is the bespoke facial, eye treatment and massage.
The Mandarin Spa
An escape in every sense of the word, the Wellness Escape at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is perfect when you want to linger a while. Our tester enjoyed an Omorovicza facial, spa meal and some al fresco lounging, and left glowing inside and out.
Anytime we need an escape, our first choice is a Melo Signature Massage. We get a big private room, a super-plush robe, perfectly tailored pressure and sense of well-being that lingers long after we return to the busy city.
There’s a whole industry that’s grown out of Hong Kong’s love of body shaping. And if you want to tackle several areas at once, the Body Contour Collection is a good place to start. It features three fat-fighting machinesin one 90-minute session.
The Peninsula Spa
With all the focus on our faces and bodies, it’s easy to neglect our crowning glory. That’s where the stem-cell-rich OMG Advanced Anti-Ageing Hair Treatment comes to rescue and restore. “Best hair treatment ever,” says our tester who visited SHHH.
The only drawback of Balayage here seems to be the salon’s location inside the Grand Hyatt, because otherwise our tester thoroughly enjoyed the impeccable service, personal approach and even fully reclining shampoo stations.