It’s so easy to get caught up in the demands of work and family life, that a bit of self-care ends up at the bottom of a very long to-do list. But it is important to make time for yourself to recharge your batteries – for everyone’s sake! Having a facial is a great way to have some “me” time which allows you to take some time out for a bit of pampering. Here are five salons which will have you looking and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated in no time.
Glow Spa Hong Kong
This boutique beauty salon in the heart of Hong Kong is owned and operated by Sioban Guilfoyle. Under her skilful direction, Glow is one of the city’s most desirable destinations for total skin care and rejuvenation, and a leader in innovative beauty practices. Sioban says Glow Spa offers a range of progressive skin treatments and is the Hong Kong flagship salon for cult cosmeceuticals brand, Skeyndor Scientific Cosmetics. Glow Spa offers treatments ranging from microdermabrasion, light therapy, virtual mesotherapy to laser hair removal and HIFU facials and body treatments. “All treatments are applied by the skilled hands of our expert beauticians,” Sioban says. “Our fully qualified beauticians will analyse your skin, and recommend salon treatments coupled with home-care advice. Glow strives to offer a comprehensive experience so that our customers can achieve all of their skincare goals in one haven of relaxation and comfort.”
The Feel Good Factor
This day spa in Central, owned by mother and daughter duo Helen Barker and Emma Fung, offers facials, massage, waxing, threading and spray tanning in a happy, friendly, and warm environment. “Our four beauty therapists are well-trained in the art of relaxing their clients,” Helen says. “It’s not unusual for them to have a ‘power nap’ during a facial or massage!” The Feel Good Factor’s international staff – Durga, Serita and Sam are Nepalese, and Zubi hails from Pakistan – are all long-time residents of Hong Kong and understand the specific skincare needs which result from living in this city. The Feel Good Factor offers facials using British luxury skin care brand Elemis, and the award-winning French Thalgo La Beaute Marine. Thalgo’s Prodige Des Oceans range won the Results-Oriented Product Line of the Year category in this year’s 13th Annual Asia Spa Awards, and in August Thalgo also won the Prodige Des Oceans Mask Oscar Award for Best Skincare Product 2017. “Both ranges have beautiful products scientifically developed to suit all skin types and ages,” Helen says.
2/F, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street (junction of Hollywood Road), Central | 2530 0610 | feelgoodfactor.com.hk
Sense of Touch
Offering the best in beauty and wellness since 2002, Sense of Touch is Asia’s most awarded day spa with six Hong Kong locations in Central, Repulse Bay, Discovery Bay, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, Cyberport and Tung Chung which offer all-round beauty care, relaxing and pampering treatments. Sense of Touch, which has been nominated for Day Spa of the Year in the Asia Spa Awards 2017, has the skin expertise to resolve any skin concerns. They offer a huge range of treatments, from traditional face and body treatments, to treatments with instant visible and long-lasting results incorporating cutting-edge and high-standard technology with a unique touch. Their latest state-of-the-art facial, the High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) facial, is available at Hong Kong’s only Balinese villa-style spa located at Tseung Kwan O. The HIFU is the ultimate lifting and contouring treatment for restoring youthfulness to the face and neck. It delivers ultrasound energy into a targeted region of the skin, stimulating and formulating collagen regeneration. The precision in the delivery triggers neo-collagenesis naturally in the skin. “It is perfect for blurred jaw lines, naso-labial folds, sagging eyelids, sagging eyebrows, double chins, turkey neck, fine lines, uneven skin tones, uneven texture of skin, and large pores,” Anna says. Relax while you enhance your inner beauty and indulge in the serene environment of a tropical garden.
1-5F, 52 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, (852) 2526 6918
140A-1, 1/F Block C, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, 2987 9198
3/F, Le Meridien Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, 2980 7698
G/F, 77 Man Nin Street, Sai Kung, New Territories, 2791 2278
G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade,109 Repulse Bay Road, 2592 9668
3/F Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street,Tseung Kwan O, 3983 0406
Elly House of Beauty
With a philosophy that beauty treatments are a form of relaxation and enjoyment for body and soul alike, it is no surprise owner Elly Avcu has built up a loyal clientele at Elly House of Beauty in Discovery Bay. Elly, who trained in Hong Kong and has international qualifications, is passionate about beauty and wellness. Based in the North Plaza, she offers a number of different rejuvenating facial treatments. These include Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments which can be used for wrinkle reduction and to reduce redness and pigmentation, and micro-current skin and eye treatments for facial toning. The Elements hydro-therapy collection treatment is perfect for dry and delicate skin and the stem cell treatment can be used to increase elastin and collagen production. And if really want to indulge, she also offers the ultra-luxe 24K Gold Treatment! “We are committed to providing high quality and competitive skin care services,” she says.
The emmanuel f. day spa is a little oasis of calm, conveniently located in Sheung Wan. Step inside the comfortable treatment rooms and enjoy one of the extensive range of facial and body therapies designed to provide effective results, as well as create moments of relaxation. This is achieved with all signature facial treatments including a back massage, as well as a hand or foot massage, using aromatic oils to ensure you are able to completely enjoy the benefits of your facial! The spa has an emphasis on being eco-friendly, and so the treatments take the best of French beauty expertise and combine that with certified organic skin care products made of 100 percent natural ingredients. The spa’s therapists are trained to analyse all types of skin and can recommend a personal treatment guide that take into account your lifestyle and the Hong Kong environment. As an added bonus, the day spa can be found in the same location as the emmanuel f. hair salon meaning you can save time by combining your facial with massage, waxing, nails, or having your hair done. What could be more relaxing that that?
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