Maintaining good haircare, much like skincare, is essential and can do wonders for an overall polished appearance. To gain constantly-healthy locks, however, one needs to keep up with a regular hair spa at home and work up routine visits to the salon. With Autumn’s cool breeze arrival, citizens can bid farewell to hot, humid summer, and welcome the better months ahead—especially for anti-frizz hair, thanks to the climate. Around the corner from Lei Tung Avenue, Amour Salon is a longstanding brand with professional scalp care and high-quality hairdressing services, in an expansive 2,000 square-feet venue. Cha Siu Papers Times stopped by the elegant salon to try one of their newest treatments—the Hair Spa by Amour.
A decade of haircare
Nestled within QRE Plaza, the same building which houses crowd-favourites including Ohana tiki bar, Amour Hair Salon is a fully-integrated hair salon run by an expert team of hair and scalp specialists. Founded in 2009, the salon was renovated in Wan Chai just this year (2020) to provide an expansive 2,000 square-feet space, with two storeys of hair-cutting areas, professional scalp care space, private personal area, and a VIP Room.
Products at Amour Salon are from well-renowned haircare brands Kérastase and L’Oréal. The hair salon exudes a humble yet upscale ambience, thanks to its rows of comfortable treatment areas lit by warm lighting throughout.
The latest hair spa menu takes place in the private room, only available for one booking at a time. Featuring its own wash basin, dressing area, and adorned with popular products, the intimate venue takes you away from the busy outside for a moment of peace and calm—and pampering.
After months of neglecting the aftermath of my dried-out balayage, I arrived ready to give my hair some self-love, finally. And Amour Salon did exactly that.
Hair Spa by Amour
The latest treatment on the menu—the Hair Spa by Amour (HK$2,800)—is a 120-minute session which takes you through all the joys of a spa, focusing on haircare. My hair specialist, Cat, explained that haircare can be as indulgent and pampering as a day at the spa—enabling a full detox to every strand. Best results are achieved, of course, with regular treatments, but my trip proved immediate results despite my recent shameful lack of home haircare.
There are four stages to the Hair Spa menu—Wake, Balance, Recovery, and Energy. If you’re looking to fully unwind with some self-indulgence, this treatment is a viable option for hair wellness.
After changing into my bathrobe, I sunk into the comfortable, plush seat and prepared for part one—Wake. My therapist began the treatment with a warm oil shoulder massage to relax the neck and shoulders. Next, I lay down on the private hair washing basin lounger where Cat worked on scalp cleansing with the Kérastase product to help stimulate it. This helped to add volume and remove dandruff, redness, oily and itchy scalps. The hair bath also helps remove pollution particles, a consequence of Hong Kong city air.
The Fusio-Dose is a personalised nutrient hair concentrate for the hair. My hair was labelled oily so Cat applied the deep detox to my hair to transform damaged hair fibres. I needed the Booster Reconstruction for 50% less breakage, a result of the dry split ends accumulated after months of neglect. The tailor-made haircare experience is followed with a nano steam for 10 minutes to help open the pores. While waiting for the nano steamer to do its magic, I was greeted with a sweet touch—a little afternoon tea set to snack on between stages.
For the Recovery stage, Cat applied a luxury Mimetic caviar pearls mask from my scalp to hair ends. The formula is made up of three components—Hyaluronic Acid, Abyssine, and Vitamin E. Hyaluronic acid helps lasting hydration, fibre repairing, and scalp and hair health. The Abyssine is a multifunctional substance which helps fade wrinkles and neutralises free
radicals, reduces irritation on sensitive scalps, and repairs hair damage. Meanwhile, Vitamin E is a natural anti-oxidant which helps hydration and boosts shine. I then had my second head massage for hair relief.
Finally, the treatment ended with a scalp serum with photodynamic therapy. There are four serums catered to specific haircare needs:
- CURE APAISANTE (anti sensitive)
- CURE ANTI-PELLCULAIRE (anti dandruff)
- CURE AMINEXIL (anti hair loss)
- SERUM EXTENTIONISTE (anti breakage)
Results—a new awakening
The 90-minute treatment left me feeling completely detoxed and rejuvenated. As the first “hair spa” I’d experienced as of yet, the process was very enjoyable and indulgent from start-to-finish, much like a day at the spa. I felt soothed and my hair looked instantly healthier and bouncier thanks to the deeply-nourishing treatment and each step which led to the final result. Regular hair treatments are recommended to keep locks healthy and happy—whether it be conditioning treatments or hair detoxes.
Amour Hair Salon, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Rd E, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2868 3100, facebook.com/AmourSalon