This spa-like, no-packages salon will win the hearts of many a woman.
Getting your hair done in Singapore can be a pricey, stressful affair – all the add-ons on the base price can empty your wallet real quickly; and the environment in a popular salon can be noisy and chaotic. You could always visit a hair spa for a more rejuvenating experience, but you may not get the best haircut there. But now, Chez Vous: Hideaway wants to change all that.
The homegrown concept, an offshoot of the renowned Chez Vous salon, strives to check all the boxes that will make your experience unbeatable and worth repeating. Shape paid a visit, and we are sufficiently impressed. Here’s why.
It’s gorgeous as heck
Described as a part salon, part sanctuary and part playhouse, Chez Vous: Hideaway is probably the most instagrammable hair salon in Singapore. Behind the neon-lit front door is a Hogwarts-inspired reception area. Push through a painting and you will find yourself in an oxygen-filled relaxation lounge before you’re ushered to the salon area.
It’s as calming as a spa experience
The salon is located on the 14th floor of one of Ngee Ann City’s office towers. Upon entering the lift, you start to leave the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road behind. Each stylist at Chez Vous: Hideaway only takes up to five appointments each day so the space never gets too crowded.
You’re encouraged to arrive 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled time to unwind at the relaxation lounge where you can sink into the plush massage chairs, sip on herbal tea and nibble on delish snacks. Above each chair, you’ll also find a red light laser unit that’s said to rejuvenate the scalp.
Plus, be hypnotised by the oddly calming projections of swimming jellyfish at the hair wash area. This is also where a Tibetan singing bowl is occasionally sounded to reset your mind. You’ll also love their use of heated shoulder pads to relax the muscles.
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Your scalp and hair are well taken care of
At Chez Vous: Hideaway, you are pretty much guaranteed of a decent cut because they are staffed with only associate director stylists with an average of 10 years’ experience, we are told. That aside, there are complimentary add-ons such as a scalp sanitising treatment using a plasma-powered device to reduce irritation, bond strengthening shots with all chemical processes to minimise damage and a scalp soothing serum before any colour or chemical service.
If you opt for the signature Head Spa treatment, your scalp will be treated to a four-step process that covers deep cleansing and detoxification, moisturising and anti-ageing. The products used are botanicals-based and are chosen based on your scalp condition. For instance, oily scalps will be given a rebalancing essence containing lemon juice, carrot root extract and pumpkin fruit extract while dry sensitive scalps are treated to a calming blend with extracts of okra fruit, aloe vera and broccoli.
The pricing is transparent and reasonable
This might be our favourite feature of this salon. There are only four pricing tiers: $199 (before GST) for haircut and one other service like colouring; $299 for haircut plus two services; $399 for cut and three services; and $499 for cut and four services. You’ll need to add $99 for a few premium services such as the 10-step treatment rebounding and keratin hair treatment.
The best part: these prices apply to all hair lengths. AND… there’s a strict no-packages policy so you don’t have to feel cornered into shelling out a fortune.
Chez Vous: Hideaway is located at #14-04 Ngee Ann City Tower B. Call 6219 3588 for appointments; they do not take walk-ins.