RELAX & REVITALIZE
Relax & Revitalize
All work and all play make little time for sleep. Luckily Hong Kong has an unparalleled range of spas and salons where one can get pampered to perfection. Sit back, relax and soak it all in!


SPAS
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Queen's Road
Central
2132 0011
http://www.mandarinoriental.com

Lush woods and serene simplicity envelop in this ultra-lux super spa with amenities such as Zen relaxation areas, amethyst crystal steam rooms, and vitality pools. Treatments using Aromatherapy Associates products in combination with the Mandarin’s signature line are excellent, and the two-floor complex offers everything from mani/pedis to yoga and pilates to a bountiful spa boutique. Check the website for seasonal discounts and indulge guilt free. It’s actually like saving money…or at least that’s what we tell ourselves!

29/F, Unit 2905
Universal Trade Centre
3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Central
2537 1373
Website

A haven for health, wellness and healing therapies – from yoga and qigong to hot stone therapy, homeopathy and vibrational attunement – right in the heart of Central.

Four Seasons Hotel
8 Finance Street
Central
3196 8888
http://www.fourseasons.com/hongkong

This spacious urban sanctuary redefines the art of luxurious pampering. Spread over 22,000 square-feet with contemporary, elegant décor, the spa offers extensive water areas including indoor vitality pools, Rhassoul chambers and crystal steam rooms as well as a delicious array of treatments. Once you’ve been polished and pampered, head to the relaxation room and recline on the heated chaises lounges as you’re served chilled herbal drinks. Mind, body and spirit are promised to be refreshed and rejuvenated.

MANICURE + PEDICURE
2nd Floor, Winsome House
73 Wyndham Street

Central
2530 0610
http://www.feelgoodfactor.com.hk

And this little piggy… went all the way to Feel Good Factor! Cheery colours and pretty accents as well as a very professional staff make this one of our go to places for the bi-weekly mani and pedi. Prices are not sky high and they always have the latest OPI colors. We have also heard they are adding air brush tanning… while we haven’t tried it yet, we will report back and let you know how it goes. Appointments are recommended and seating is arranged so it’s a fun place to go with a girlfriend or a group.

3rd Floor, Prosperity Tower
39 Queen’s Road
Central, HK

Essie polishes, comfy velvet chairs, café treats and peaceful surroundings make this a perfect spot to have a relaxing mani-pedi. The process is methodical but the lasting results are worth the wait!

6 Po Hing Fong Sheung (Po Yan Street)
Sheung Wan
+852 2803 2290

Head to the Nail Library for Hong Kong’s hippest manicures and pedicures with an encyclopedic array of polish brands and colours to choose from. Sip on a glass of Champagne or herbal tea while your piggies are tended to and emerge buffed and polished to perfection.  The Nail Library’s artists are experts are creating dramatic designs adding extra sparkle or geometric designs to your digits.

WAXING
1/F, 17 Lyndhurst Terrace
Central
2845 0886
http://www.browhaus.com.hk

A one-stop brow and lash grooming salon for threading, tweezing, colour, extensions, curling and more.

5 Connaught Road
Central
2825 4800

The Mandarin is classic, old-school Hong Kong style, but its new spa is state of the art. The loyal staff has received months of new training in anticipation of the Mandarin’s grand reopening. Many an in-the-know local has frequented this spa for years, and there is a reason why. The team at the Mandarin has some of the best and dare we say slightly less painful techniques. We see them for eyebrow threading and bikini waxing, and you should too.

9/F VC House
4-6 On Lan Street
Central
2868 9100
http://www.nudewaxing.com.hk/

Tucked away on On Lan street in perfect proximity to the city’s shoe shopping spots is the lovely little Nude – Beatuique of Waxing.  Their scented strawberry wax, kind technicians and expert technique make Brazilians a breeze and their spray tanning is said to be the most natural bronze glow in the city.  All that’s left to do is buy a new bikini!

11/F Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
2584 7688
http://www.plateau.com.hk

Request the “hot wax” with expert waxers Gaya, Vivian or Winnie for an almost “ouch-less” bikini wax experience. Paraffin, coconut oil and palm kernels considerably reduce the sensitivity. You can save the tequila shots for after instead of before!