It’s Friday afternoon, a whole weekend lies ahead and there’s not a glimpse of sunshine in sight. How to make the most of this gloomy summer weather? Slip out of your wellies, into spa slippers, and hit up some of the city’s most indulgent dens of zen. Here are a few of our top spa picks for summer…
@ THE MANDARIN SPA
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 5 Connaught Road, Central, +852 2825 4888
A blend of summer cocktail deliciousness designed for our bodies? Sign us up please! Mandarin Oriental’s Sun Kiss treatment ensures that you are given the summer glow through a series of products filled with fruity goodness. Skin is prepped and smoothed starting with a full-body exfoliation with sugar, sea salt, and papaya. A nourishing Kalahari watermelon seed, macadamia, and olive oil moisturizer is then slathered on the body, which not only hydrates the skin, but adds an eco-certified tanning effect, leaving you with ultra soft skin and a healthy, radiant glow! (60-minutes; Weekdays: HK$1,500 + 10%)
7/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, +852 2641 9888
Nothing is better than treating yourself to a hairstyle change for an instant “pick me up”. To get the summer waves and glamorous braids of the beach babes gracing your favourite glossies, head to Airplay for their fun “Summer Braids” promotion. Whether you choose a signature blowout or a dramatic up-do for a summer bash, as a Dim Sum and Then Some reader, you will get a complimentary Morrocanoil treatment, ensuring your hair is soft and silky, whilst looking fabulous!
*Please mention Dim Sum and Then Some upon booking to receive the complimentary Morrocanoil treatment.
DETOX & REJUVENATE EXCLUSIVE SUMMER PACKAGE
4/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, +852 2869 5868
Flawless’ “Detox & Rejuvenate” package is perfect for holistic beauty buffs. The treatment begins with bespoke facial tailored to your skin type utilizing Aromatherapy Associates products. An active serum, facial oils, and treatment masks will moisturize, nourish, and tone your skin, giving your face a revitalized freshness resulting in the much-coveted summer glow. To prolong the experience and ensure you are refreshed inside and out, a special 2-day Genie Juicery cleanse will be given to you to take home. (60-minutes; HK$1700 including 2-day Genie juice cleanse)
VINO PERFECT RADIANCE FACIAL
@ CAUDALIE BOUTIQUE SPA
5 Gough Street, Central, +852 2319 1006
Combining two of the city’s favourite pastimes — drinking wine and being pampered – Caudalie’s “Vino Perfect Radiance Facial” is the perfect summer indulgence. The facial begins with a gentle milk cleanser, followed by spritzes of Beauty Elixir and Grape Water. A Clarisonic brush is then used to remove dead skin, followed by a toning massage with hot and cooling stones and an Enzymatic Peel Mask to seal in moisture. The facial ends with Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance serum and cream, ensuring you step out of the spa with a lasting summer glow! (50-minutes; HK$780)
PAMPER & SPOIL YOURSELF THIS SUMMER
@ FEEL GOOD FACTOR
2/F, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, Central • 2530 0610
For all you ladies out there in need of a pampering pick me up, Feel Good Factor’s ‘Pamper & Spoil Yourself’ offer is made for you! Enjoy a selection of signature treatments big and small, from simple threading and waxing to a lasting shellac mani and pedi, to a more indulgent day of beauty with a revitalizing facial or a 90-minute massage. Whatever treatments you choose, you will be treated to a 30% discount on the service, simply by mentioning Dim Sum and Then Some!
*Please mention Dim Sum and Then Some upon booking to receive 30% off
POLYNESIAN SUMMER TREATMENT
@ CHUAN SPA
Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, +852 3552 3510
Drift away to the blissful shores of the Polynesian isles with Chuan Spa’s fabulous tropical treatment. Inspired by traditional Polynesian beauty secrets, the treatment kicks off with a body scrub using sugary sand from Bora Bora and coconut shells, followed by a traditional Mahana massage using Algo-Monoi Sargassum, an ingredient from the island that is known to moisturize and protect the skin. This delightful treatment will leave you with an unmistakable glow, prompting friends to wonder where you’ve found the time to go on holiday! (90-minutes; HK$1,495 +10%)
Suite 802, Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar Street, Central, +852 3564 8660
Let’s be honest, no one actually looks forward to waxing. However, the experience can be made more enjoyable by going to expert therapists with stellar skills in a relaxing setting. That is exactly what you can expect at Honeypot, a newly opened waxing studio from Singapore specializing in state-of-the-art Brazilian waxing using their own top-of-the-line products. Zip in, wax off, and you’ll be beach bound in no time! (30-minutes; $265 for first-time customers)
SUMMER LEG THERAPY
@ PLATEAU SPA
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, +852 2588 1234
With summer comes an open invitation to bare your gams in fabulous dresses and chic shorts. Check-in to Plateau Spa at the Grand Hyatt for an extra boost of confidence with their new Summer Leg Therapy. For 60-minutes, your legs will be treated to a stimulating foot scrub and massage to improve circulation, before a cooling algae and menthol mask is applied from toes to knees to help with stubborn water retention. As if all that isn’t relaxing enough, a head and hand massage completes the treatment, ensuring you will emerge totally relaxed and walking on air! (60-minutes, HK$980 + 10%)
Looking for more pampering pick me ups? Get the glow back in your cheek’s at Limewood’s Yogi Monday sunset yoga class and dinner this coming Monday 27 July or check out our full list of the season’s top spa treatments in our Summer on the Scene Guide.
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