You’ve probably come across a recent report by UK bedding manufacturer Sleepseeker which found that Singapore tops the list of the world’s 15 most fatigued countries, outdoing China and even Japan which is notorious for its workaholic culture.
The work-from-home arrangements (and also home-based learning days for those with children) doesn’t help our case either as we become more hyper-connected during the pandemic.
To get away from the hustle and bustle, many have resorted to weekend staycations at hotels and resorts for a pseudo-vacation experience. But what if we tell you you can enjoy a getaway without needing to book a hotel room?
Indulge in a mini “getaway” while getting your hair done at a salon
Yup, your eyes are not fooling you – you can indeed escape from the busyness of your hectic life while getting your hair done, thanks to a brilliant “salon”-cation idea brought to life by the team at Chez Vous: HideAway.
Following a revamped service menu, the highly Instagrammable hair salon now lets you take your hair appointments to the next level with spa-like perks that are completely free of charge!
There are 10 therapeutic perks in total that you can choose and enjoy while doing your hair for a much-needed short escape.
Before your hair service or treatment
For starters, you can choose between The Convenience “Facial” or a Scalp Rejuvenation Therapy to unwind at the lounge in Chez Vous: HideAway.
The former is a quickie no-wash facial that simply calms and soothes tired skin with 100% pure rose essence under a 410nm blue laser light machine while the latter involves a 650nm red low-level laser light therapy that helps to promote hair count, density, and thickness.
For both, all you have to do is to sit back at one of the massage chairs in the lounge area and let the machine do its job while you enjoy a quickie shoulder and leg massage. Thanks to the set-up of the salon, the lounge area is surprisingly quiet and calming – so much so that we almost fell asleep while enjoying our 15-minute quickie “facial” in the massage chair.
To fully experience either of these relaxing perks, the salon recommends that you arrive 15 minutes earlier than your intended appointment time.
During your hair service or treatment
Any one of us who has ever coloured our hair or get a scalp or hair treatment will know that the waiting time for the colour or solution to process can be quite restless. To help you do away with that, Chez Vous: HideAway has come up with three complimentary activities for you to pick from.
You can choose to pamper your hands with a DIY Aromatic Candle Hand Spa using nutritious, tension-relieving melted candle oil and a state-of-the-art hand massager.
Or, opt for a Back Pain Relief Therapy that uses an Oska Pulse device that supposedly reduces inflammation and boosts healing with electromagnetic waves at precise frequencies.
There’s also the Breathe Easy Therapy, which lets you perk yourself up and reduce odours from chemicals with a waterless nebuliser.
It diffuses 100% pure essential oils such as thyme, peppermint, spearmint, bergamot, and lavender – just pick your favourite and let your stylist know!
During our media trial at the salon, we chose to give our hands some much-deserved TLC with the DIY Aromatic Candle Hand Spa. Initially, we were taken aback when our hairstylist lit up the candle right in front of our eyes.
Wouldn’t it be burning hot, we asked. To our surprise, the melted candle oil was just warm enough to soothe our hands as we massaged it in.
Thereafter, we slipped on a disposable hand glove before enjoying a relaxing hand massage with a portable device.
Other bonuses you can enjoy as a guest of Chez Vous: HideAway
In addition to the aforementioned perks that you can choose from, Chez Vous: HideAway also offers the following privileges to all guests.
- Opening & Closing Massage: Enjoy short but sweet doses of massages before and after the service. These massage rituals use tools such as a tuning fork, herbal ball, heated shoulder pads, and jade rollers for deeper relaxation.
- Bespoke Shampoo Menu: A first of its kind in Singapore, you can now choose from Swedish, Shiatsu, or Ayurvedic scalp massages during the shampoo step. Each massage technique is designed to cater to different scalp concerns.
- Silk Cocoon Scalp Scrub: Detoxify scalp gently with silk cocoons.
There are also other perks you can request to perfect your experience at Chez Vous: HideAway – and yes, they are all completely free of charge too!
If quiet me-time is needed, just let the team know when making an appointment that you would like to opt for the Quiet Chair Service. The team will be then informed not to engage in unnecessary small talks during your time at the salon.
Need to freshen up before you leave the salon for your next appointment? Ask the staff to bring you to the Perfume Library, where you can get a few spritzes of the salon’s luxury perfumes – think Jo Malone, Penhaligon’s, Diptyque, and more!
We’re not sure about you, but we certainly think that these little extras are just so thoughtful and are pampering treats that we never thought we needed… until now.
Plus, the “salon”-cation concept is also unique to Chez Vous: HideAway – we don’t think we’ve come across such a wide range of spa-like benefits that you can enjoy at other hair salons in Singapore!
So the next time you’d like to take a short time off from your hectic schedule without needing to plan for a staycation weekend, heed our advice and go for a “salon”-cation at Chez Vous: HideAway. We’re certain that you’ll love your pampering spa time here as much as we do!
Address: 391B Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City (Tower B), #14-04, Singapore 238874
Contact: 6219 3558, [email protected] (include “HideAway” in the subject header)
Operating hours: 11am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 10.30am – 7pm (Sat) | 11am – 6pm (Sun)
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