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Summer guide to beauty and fitness: How to look your best when the heat is on

 

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Hey there, hot stuff! It’s coming.. Summer is on its way! Use this time prep yourself with beauty treatments, find out where to go for spray tanning, waxing and hair removal services, great pedicures in Hong Kong, hair straightening and keratin treatments, and where to up your health and fitness quotient for warm days and summer fashion.

Gorgeously Glowing

If you’ve hidden yourself under winter layers for the last few months, chances are your limbs are still lily white. Prefer a healthy glow without the risk of sun damage? Then fake it till you make it, with self-tanning help from these salons:

Feel Good Factor – 2nd Floor, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham St., Central, 2530 0610, feelgoodfactor.com.hk

California Super Tan – 706, Workingview Commercial Building, 21 Yiu Wai St., Causeway Bay, 2573 0099

California Beach Club – 3/F Jade Centre, 98 Wellington Street, Central, 2851 3357

Smooth Sailing

Summer means weekend junks and days at the beach, but if you’re hairier than a monkey’s uncle, it’s time to shed the excess before you bare all. The city’s best waxing experiences are to be found at:

Strip Ministry of Waxing, 7/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2845 0838, strip.com.hk

Browhaus, 10/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2845 0886, browhaus.com.hk

Nu Waxing Workshop, 23/F, Hing Wai Building, 36 Queen’s Road, Central, 2869 9680, nuwaxingworkshop.com

Nude Beautique – 9/F, VC House, 4-6 On Lan St., Central, 2868-9100, nudewaxing.com.hk

 

Stepping Out

Whether you’re into fancy sandals or flip-flops, your feet are usually the first part of your body to step out into the sunlight. For toes that are dressed to impress, try a pedicure at these places:

The Nail Library – 6 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, 2803 2290, info@thenaillibrary.com

The Oriental Spa – 15 Queen’s Road Central, 2132 0011

Nail Parlor, 5/F, Zhongcai Centre, 131 Queen’s Road Central, 2702 9882, nailparlor.com.hk

Beau Nail – Shop HOK73, Level 1, Hong Kong Station (under IFC), Central, 2234 7328, beau-nail.com

CerynneCentral, Wellington Street, 60 Well On Commercial Building,10/F, 2336 6697

Nail 88(The cheapest mani/pedis in HK) Welland Building, 368 Queen’s Road Central, 2851 6711

 

 

Capelli hair by Sense of Touch
Capelli hair by Sense of Touch

 

Blown Away

The humidity in this town can wreak havoc with even the straightest hair. For fuss-free locks that resist the frizz try a straightening treatment. Each of these places offers a range of different treatments and their experts can help you choose one that suits your hair type the best:

Strand and Science – DB North Plaza, Unit 17 1/F Block 2 Discovery Bay, Lantau, 2886 3820, strandandscience.com

Hollywood Hair – Parker House, 72 Queen’s Road Central, 2861 9830, hollywoodhair.com.hk

Paul Gerrard – 1/F & 2/F, Wah Hing House,
 35 Pottinger Street,
 Central, 2869 4408, paulgerrard.com

DAZ – 2/F Tung Chai Building, 86-90 Wellington St, Central, 2956 3668, dazhk.com

 

Flutter Those Lashes

Eyelash extension are all the rage in Asia, but get them done badly and you could end up looking more patchy than perfect. We’ve tried and tested one salon recently that we think you will love:

CerynneCentral, Wellington Street, 60 Well On Commercial Building,10/F, 2336 6697

 

Best All Rounders

If you’re like me and you want to do everything in one place (and let’s be honest -traipsing about town in the heat defeats the purpose of a little pampering!) Check out these venues that offer all of the above under one roof:

The Oriental Spa (inside The Landmark Mandarin Oriental) – 15 Queen’s Road Central, 2132 0011

Glow Spa – 9F Parker House, 72 Queen’s Road Central, 2525 5198, cerisilk.com

Flawless – Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, 2869 5868, flawless.hk.com

Sense of Touch – Various locations, senseoftouch.com.hk

LUSH Spa –  21 Lyndhurst Terrace Central, 3915 0638, lush-hk.com

Indulgence – 3/F, Prosperity Tower, 39 Queens Rd, Central, 2815 6600,  indulgence.hk
 

Get fit with Flex!
Get fit with Flex!

Fit and Fab

Summer is a great time to get in shape and there’s nothing like the promise of a holiday in the sun (and a new bikini) to motivate you to finally start exercising or to kick your existing routine up a notch. Check out the awesome programs at:

Flex – Shops 308- 310, One Island South 2 Heung Yip Road Wong Chuk Hang Aberdeen, 2813 2212 – or 3/F Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, 2813 2399 | flexhk.com

Raw Personal Training – 23/F, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, 2415 6233, rawpersonaltraining.com

Barre 2 Barre – 4/F Cheung Hing Commercial Bldg, 37 Cochrane Street, Central, 9688 3503,  barre2barre.com

 

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