Whether you’re looking for the ultimate spa experience to renew your body and spirit or just need to “hit and run” into a nail salon for some routine maintenance we’ve found the best spots in town to help you be your most fabulous self!
We love to put on a plush robe, soft slippers, and lounge around feeling like we can let all the stresses of the world ebb away. One of our favourite things to do is grab our girlfriends and hit the spa to catch up with each other while we rest and revitalize.
EDS Day Spa
9/F, Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 2521 6660 $$
From body wraps and massages, to facials and hair removal… EDS has all the aspects of any high-end resort spa. You won’t believe you’re slap bang in the middle of Central!
3/F Prosperity Tower, 39 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong, 2815 6600 $$
The name says it all; Indulgence is a fantastic place to get your hair styled, a mani/pedi, or even a massage. The cool, cream interior of this salon makes for a relaxing experience.
B/F, The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wanchai 2866 9221 $$
3/F, Bigfoot Centre, 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, 2866 9223
Decorated in all white with metallic tones. Let’s Spa has all the offerings of a full hotel spa somehow squeezed into a basement space. Every treatment has a funky name like Royal Release, Totally Chill-Ax, and Pump It Up. In case you’re curious, Pump It Up is a treatment that claims to enlarge your bust- line!
Star Crest, 9 Star Street, Wanchai, 2143 6888 $$
Shop 1094, Elements, Kowloon MTR Station, Hong Kong, 2893 9718
We covet the lotions, perfumes, and soaps sold at L’Occitane stores. The L’Occitane Spa is the perfect marriage between fabulous products and incredible treatments.
Sense Of Touch Day Spas
LG/F, The Ovolo, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, 2869 0939 $$
83A Hollywood Road, Central, 2517 0939
1-5/F, 52 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 2526 6918
140A-1, 1/F Block C, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, 2987 9198
G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road, 2592 9668
G/F, 77 Man Nin Street, Sai Kung, New Territories, 2791 2278
Always reliable and trustworthy for both men and women, with faultless service and great prices. Get your nails done, detox your body, get a sunless tan, wax or thread away unwanted hair, relax with a massage, and even get a facial at any of the locations around Hong Kong.
Bliss Hong Kong
W Hotel, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, 3717 222 $$$
Located in the ridiculously swank W Hotel, Bliss is great if you love a more modern experience. The spa menu is filled with cleverly named treatments like the Hangover Herbie, Betweeny Wax and Best Skintentions. After your treatments you can reach new altitudes while lounging pool side at the highest pool in Hong Kong. The best though is a chocolate treat from their famed Brownie Bar!!
Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, 2721 1211 $$$
I-Spa is known as being one of the only “Feng-Shui” friendly spas in Hong Kong. We love the I-Spa’s private spa suites, which all have their own saunas, steam showers, and Jacuzzi’s.
Landmark Mandarin, 15 Queens Road Central, 2132 0011 $$$
This 25,000 square foot haven is the perfect place to break away from the world. The Oriental Spa promises to give a holistic experience that will restore your body, mind, and spirit. The spa menu is filled with exotic treatments and ancient rituals.
The Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, 2588 1234 $$$
Truly a resort spa, including over-night spa suites. With the 5 star service and fabulous amenities, any girl could spoil herself here. When you book a treatment be sure you leave yourself plenty of time to make use of the jogging track and lunch at the pool side restaurant The Grill.
The Mandarin Oriental Spa
5 Connaught Road, Central, 2825 4888 $$$
Filled with soothing scents and calming music, The Mandarin Oriental Spa is home to Hong Kong’s first authentic Ayurveda Sanctuary. Ayurveda is a centuries-old system that stems from India and focuses on herbs, massage, and Yoga.
The Peninsula Spa by ESPA
The Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, 2920 2888 $$$
We all love visiting The Peninsula’s insanely glamorous lobby for afternoon tea. Another excuse for some girly time at The Peninsula … The Spa! All treatments begin with a ritual tea ceremony while overlooking unbelievable views of Victoria Harbour. In need of a real wake-up? Leave time to dip into the infrared ice bath.
Spa at Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, 3196 8888 $$$
The ultimate urban chic retreat with modern décor and a contemporary feel, Spa at Four Seasons redefines pampering. Make time for a consultation with Spa Director Shoshana who will provide you with a customized treatment programme that’s just for you!
Foot Reflexology/Body Massage
Foot Reflexology is an ancient Chinese method which targets pressure points on the feet and hands for many health benefits. Typically you can just walk into any Reflexology joint in town and spoil yourself with this super low cost/guilt-free treat. Some places will even give you a pedicure while you’re having a massage – the ultimate in multi-tasking!
11/F, Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lydhurst Terrace, Central, 2521 0066 $
19-20/F, Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 2522 1151
6,11,13/F, Jade Center, 98 Wellington Street, Central, 2544 1010
7/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 2573 3438
A Sassy Favourite. We love taking a 50-minute break from our days to get this cheap and cheerful ticket to bliss! The oversized chairs are perfect to get cozy in with a trashy magazine while indulging. The treatment also comes with a quick neck and back massage at the end.
Basement, CNT Commercial Building, 302 Queens Road Central, Central, 2808 0028 $
18/F, Coin Organize Centre, 13-15 Pennington Street, Causeway Bay, 2890 6820
Shop 9, G/F, 4-16 Hill Road, Yip Cheung Building, West Point (near Traders Hotel), 2777 1101
Not only a popular spot to rejuvenate your feet, but they also provide amazing body massages.
Sutherland Chan Centre
19/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central, 2544 5838
We highly recommend the Pregnancy Massage and their Osteopaths have also scored an A++ in our books.
Xi Shi Wellbeing
Your Home! Text or SMS only to 69725 6661 1802 or email email@example.com $$
Okay, this is for the diva in all of us! Xi Shi Wellbeing brings comfort and privacy to a new level. They actually come to you. Think of it as spa delivery. No need to change out of your pj’s to get to the spa, don’t need to worry about catching a taxi to make the appointment on time, and best of all you can fall asleep and not have to deal with getting back home.
Sometimes we need to take matters into our own hands. A good mani/pedi is the perfect excuse to put your hands to rest and your feet first while someone else takes care of your grooming needs. Hiring a professional to clean, clip, file, and paint your nails is almost a necessity after wearing open-toed heels on a night out in LKF. Then again, getting a mani/pedi for whatever reason makes any girl feel like a princess!
A Sassy Secret in Sheung Wan – but we’ll let you in on it here… $
Cheap and cheerful (just how we like it!) with a large selection of OPI and China Glaze’s latest colours. Manis cost just HK$50 and last as long as any more expensive ones – what’s not to love?!
20 Old Bailey Street, Central, 2810 0335 $$
Tucked away on Old Bailey Street, Blossom Nails is a charming little shop. They do exceptional mani/pedis that last. If you have chipping, but no time for a manicure, stop into Blossom and ask for a quick polish change.
Feel Good Factor
2/F Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, 2530 0610 $$
Not only is The Feel Good Factor a top choice for a mani/pedi, but it is also a fabulous venue to host a hen night or girl’s night out. In addition to nails they offer a wide variety of waxing, threading, and facial treatments. Appointments needed.
1/F 26 Cochrane Street, Central, 2545 8638 $$
53 Ship Street, Wanchai, 2545 8637
Decorated in relaxing and muted shades of green, this is the ideal spot to unwind. The Central location is fantastic for those who love to people-watch; situated next to the Mid-Levels Escalator it’s easy to stare out of the window and check out all the passersby. Walk-ins are welcomed. Sassy tip: Go on a Sunday morning when traffic is slow and book a foot massage with the fabulous Pa.
Kiss My Nail
1/F, 9-11 Cochrane Street, Central $$
This nail salon which is situated right off the escalators is just two floors down from one of our favourite hair salon (Louis & Co). The best part is that they even can send someone up to do your mani and pedi as your hair is getting done.
Room 902, Abdoolally House, 20 Stanley Street, Central, 2815 3319 $$
If nail salons gross you out with old polish bottles, dust everywhere, and year old magazines taking up space, then Manipedi is definitely for you! The décor is as sterile as the tools. White on white everywhere you look, no clutter, and the highest levels of sanitation. We think this salon should be renamed the Mani Museum! Treatments range from the most basic mani/pedis to customized items like Paraffin wax and gels.
14/F, C Wisdom Center, 37 Hollywood Road, Central, 2537 2991 $$
We just discovered Nailone and in our opinion they have the most comfy pedicure chairs in town. Sink into a lounge chair, flip through a magazine or two and just relax as the Nailone technicians do what they do best…Nails! In addition to nails (natural, artificial, nail art), the salon also offers waxing and massages (foot and body). Nailone is the place to go for a pre going out mani/pedi as it is situated in LKF. Can’t think of a better way to arrive at drinks then with freshly polished nails!
Champagne Nail Bar
Harvey Nichols, Central, 2111 0400 $$$
Giving your credit card a workout while shopping at Harvey Nichols may just be the number one excuse to get a Manicure while sipping on Champagne! That’s right, Harvey Nichols has a nail bar smack in the middle of their department store. What more do we need to say?
Nude Boutique Of Waxing
9/F, VC House, 4-6 On Lan Street, Central, 2868 9100 $$
8/F V Plus, 68-70 Wellington Street, Central, 2978 3883
If you live by the philosophy that less is more when it comes to hair, then Nude is the place for you. Offering an array of hair removal services, there will be a treatment here to meet all your hair-be-gone needs. They’ve got the basics like trimming and shaping your brows, to the more over the top requests like adding Swarovski Crystals to your bikini line.
Rozali Wax Factory
9/F, Tung Yiu Commercial Building, 31 Wyndham Street, Central, 9835 0284 $$
Rozali is full of personality, once quoted as saying “If your Miss Muffet is a great big tuffet, the fabulous Rozali is at your cervix.” The walls at the Wax Factory are adorned with nude portraits of Ms. Rozali herself. This waxing guru will probably have you laughing away your pain!
G/F, 17 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2845 0838 $$
9/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2845 0822
The hottest new place to go for a Brazilian. They treat their customers (especially Brazilian virgins) with the utmost care and respect!
Dolma at Salon Chandler
14/F, Tak Woo House, 17-19 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, 2537 3737 $$$
Dolma is a celebrity in her own right – this waxing Goddess is known across Hong Kong! Her specialty is the Brazilian. Dolma always makes sure that her clients feel comfortable and at ease. Full of sunshine, she makes this awkward situation feel normal. A great therapist to see for eyebrow to full body waxing needs.
Permanent Hair Removal
Bella Skin Care
9/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road, Central, 2526 6352 $$$
Room 1601, 16/F, Sino Plaza, 255-257 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 2568 6060
Room 1606-8, Hong Kong Pacific Centre, 28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2723 2371
Room 1606, 16/F, Tower 1, Silvercord, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2155 4863
Room 1309, 13/F, Telford House, 16 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay, 2331 9899
Room 810-812, 8/F, New Town Tower, 10-18 Pak Hok Ting Street, Shatin, 2691 1938
Room 3808-10, Metro Plaza Tower 2, 223 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Fong, 2487 2878
Sick and tired of using a razor, annoyed with little red bumps, frustrated with the time it takes dealing with embarrassing hair? Bella Skin Care can permanently zap away any strays. Bella was the first centre to launch permanent hair removal technology here in Hong Kong.
Feel Good Factor
2/F, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, 2530 0610 $$
The technicians at the Feel Good Factor are quick and skillful. It takes about two minutes per eyebrow. Threading should be done approximately every 4-6 weeks.
Hair is our crowning glory and when faced with a bad hair day, we just want to hide away from the world! The mere thought of a disastrous haircut or a colourist mistakenly turning hair green is enough to keep even the most high-maintenance girl out of the salons. Whether your locks are lacking luster, or you’re in desperate need of a mane makeover, we’ve found the salons that can help you achieve shear perfection!
Nexxus Building, Level 2, Shop 211-213, 41 Connaught Road, Central, 2167 8280 $$
Just across from ifc, this salon couldn’t be more convenient for a lunch-time stop-in. Using all organic and natural products, this is a great choice for eco-conscious girlies who still love to be pampered. Relax while having your hair washed in the super-cool shampooing room complete with LED ceiling, and browse their cute boutique which stocks natural French makeup line, Couleur Caramel.
Mina Dev’Wil Hair Dressing
G/F, 28 Cochrane Street, Central, 2121 0375 $
1/F, 52-54 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, 2895 3797
Shop 125, 1/F, Mikiki, 638 Prince Edward Road East, San Po Kong, 2870 3797
Located next to the Mid-Levels escalator this salon might be one you walk by a million times thinking you would never step foot in, not even for even a shampoo. Surprisingly, Mina Dev’Wil is actually a Sassy Favourite. This economical salon does speedy blowouts for less than HK$60. Walk-ins are welcomed.
O2 Hair Studio
G/F, 38 Wyndham Street, Central, 2522 2884 $$
Competitive prices make this charming salon attractive for the budget conscious girl!
1/F, Wah Hing House, 35 Pottinger Street, Central, 2869 4408 $$
Paul Gerrard (the owner) and his team of stylists offer an array of hair styling options using organic products. Highlights, cuts, and styling are always reliable.
Louis & Co.
3/F, 9-11 Cochrane Street, Central, 2543 8999 $$
What Louis & Co. lacks in size it certainly makes up in style. The friendly team specializes in colouring, styling and straightening techniques which are kind to your hair. If you love looking fabulous but not at the expense of your wallet then Louis & Co. is definitely the salon for you!
Right Hand Workshop
13/F, Wellington Street, Central, 2526 3635 $$
We have heard from someone directly that “The best place to get your hair cut and straightened is with Erin Yip at Right Hand Workshop”. He does amazing Japanese hair straightening which is essential for keeping your hair pretty in the HK humidity. The shop has been called a “hole-in-the-wall” but we are perfectly fine to overlook that if the result is pin straight hair!
Ken Qi Private I
5/F, Asia Pacific Centre, 8 Wyndham Street, Central, 2522 1112 $$$
If you want a cutting edge look or willing to get creative with your hair any of the stylist here can assist. Sassy tip: If you want to chemically straighten your hair, book an appointment with Nicky Chow.
14/F, Tak Woo House, 17-19 D’ Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, 2537 3737 $$$
This über exclusive boutique salon is home to some of Hong Kong’s most talented stylist superstars! The salon is designed to make you feel like the only client–privacy at its best. More importantly we promise you will leave the salon feeling like a Glamorous Goddess. Shayne (owner of Salon Chandler) is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to colour… He can achieve anything!
Paul Gerrard Salon, 1/F Wah Hing House, 35 Pottinger Street, Central, 2869 4408 $$
Sometimes a girl just wants to feel glamorous. Getting your makeup done by Lizzie is just the cure! You can book her for an express makeover at the salon for only $350. Or hire Lizzie to come to your home and host a girly night of private makeup lessons!
Skincentral Dermatology, Aesthetics and Lasers
1220, Central Building, 1 Pedder Street, Central, 2901 1281 $$$
Visit any of the Doctors at Skincentral for all your skin-care needs. From Botox and Fillers, to peels and facials, Skincentral is known as one of the best spots to get rid of your spots!
Dr. Lauren Bramley & Partners
Suite 901 Pacific Houser, 20 Queens Road, Central, 2877 6068 $$$
Dr. Bramley’s office is definitely an all-in-one medical practice: they even have a dental department! Dr. Lauren Bramley is quite popular, so be sure to book your appointments well in advance. Sassy Tip: Book with Dr. Steve for any anti-aging treatments.
Too many locations to count!
There’s a Sasa on almost every street in Hong Kong and they stock all your beauty basics like sponges and tweezers, a huge range of skin care products, and colourful and fun cosmetics.
Professional Hair Care
49A, Wellington Street, Central, 2536 0603
For the girl who wants to get the job done on her own, Professional Hair Care is a one stop shop for all your beauty tools. This small store has a large selection of flat irons, hair–dryers, hot rollers, and any other styling essentials.