Indulgence: The city’s hidden sanctuary and one-stop beauty shop

In celebration of it’s new location, we checked out one of the city’s most luxurious hair and beauty salons.

9 Nov 2018 — By Hira Desai / Beauty
Product shelves at indulgence

If you’re looking to escape the city for the few hours and to fit in some much-needed self-care time, check out Indulgence hair and beauty salon, located in the heart of Central.

Step inside the chic sanctuary and be welcomed by the warm and friendly team. Home to a number of stylists with experience working in top salons around the world, Indulgence is a salon where you can sit back and relax, knowing that you are in the safe hands of industry experts.

Interior of indulgence

Whether you are looking for a new haircut, a hydrating facial, or a quick 60-minute massage to unwind during your lunch break, the one-stop shop offers an extensive list of luxury hair and beauty services that will have you feeling relaxed and pampered from head to toe.

Hair

Indulgence Salon interior

For months, I have been flicking through magazines and reading over and over again about balayage hair, questioning whether it would suit me or not. Since Indulgence is well known for its balayage service, I decided to take a leap of faith.

Jim – who has worked at Indulgence for over a decade – explained that the balayage technique would create depth of contrast and colour tones to enhance my natural hair colour. Once we had agreed on a colour, I was ready to go!

While I was was nervous at the thought of having my hair bleached, Jim patiently answered all my questions, explaining each step of the process along the way. After bleaching and adding the toner, we were ready to see the colour, but not before adding some shape to the front of my hair and some layering in the back to give it volume and dimension.

Though I would normally leave my locks to dry in their natural curly form, I decided to have my hair blow dried and curled to see the effects of the balayage. Soft, chic and super shiny! I was extremely happy with the colour and immediately wondered why I hadn’t braved this before!

Balaylage at Indulgence

I was a little worried about the after-care but luckily, Indulgence are one step ahead of the game and offer a line of sustainable hair care products from Davine that will keep your coloured tresses protected, shiny and full of life!

Massage

massage room

If you’re looking to unwind and treat yourself, there is no better way then a massage. In Hong Kong, we are truly spoilt for choice so I was eager to see what Indulgence had to offer. If you’re anything like me, a cosy, comfortable and clean treatment room rank high on the list and Indulgence ticks all the boxes.

Relaxing music? Tick! A delicate natural aroma that will have you effortlessly falling asleep? Tick! During my 90-minute aromatic massage, my therapist Ivy was gentle but firm enough to release the muscle tension within my neck and shoulders. This treatment was nothing short of indulgent and left me feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, with a spring in my step!

Nails

manicure at indulgence

It always amazes me how the simple act of getting my nails done can make me feel healthier and happier. If you look good, you feel good…and ladies, Indulgence knows exactly how to take care of you. After choosing a colour from their extensive range, Nail Technician Connie carefully trimmed and filed my nails to the perfect shape. I was pleasantly surprised at the attention to detail and appreciated her taking the time to explain how I could take care of my dry cuticles. I left feeling happy with my super shiny and perfected soft-gel nails!

Facial

Thalgo Products at Indulgence

As we transition into the cooler temperatures, I have been failing to meet my daily water intake. The result? Super dry and dehydrated skin! After attentively studying my skin, Senior Beauty Therapist Carol, explained which facial would bring life to my dull skin.

The Source Marine Ritual (60 minutes) is one of THALGO’s signature treatments and aims to give your skin radiance and hydration. The four steps firstly include a welcoming massage and make up removal to allow you to fully relax. Next, the therapist applies a gentle technique with an anti-fatigue effect to activate your cell renewal followed by a signature massage, inspired from the movements of the sea to release tension and relax muscle features. I can quite confidently say that I fell asleep at this stage!

For those with sensitive skin, no need to worry! THALGO’s signature Heart Of The Ocean Rituals products use unique active natural ingredients including hydra-diffusine to activate flow from the dermis to the epidermis, hyalurophyline to stimulate the synthesis of your skins hyaluronic acid, SèveBlue des Océan to maintain water in the skin and lastly, Lumisource to improve original skin radiance and transparency.

I was in disbelief as I looked back in the mirror and questioned how much difference a 60-minute facial could make. My once dark and deep eye circles were nowhere to be seen and the skin itself was looking firm, plump and glowy! Is there really any better feeling then being confident in make-up-free skin? This facial did just that and moreover, will continue to do so as I left with a range of THALGO’s Source Marine products that will hydrate and replenish my skin further moving forward.

Verdict

This was my first time experiencing a one-stop beauty and hair shop like Indulgence and though at first, I wondered how the quality of each service would compare, I can quite confidently say that I will be back.

From the impeccable customer service and calming ambience to the friendly and highly skilled stylists, I walked out of Indulgence feeling happy, confident and ready to take on the world.

So, if you’re looking for a little me-time or the chance to beautify yourself in the hands of friendly experts, rest assured that at Indulgence you will be well and truly taken care of.

For more information, visit: www.indulgence.hk

Where:  Indulgence, 22/F Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

Book:     Email [email protected] or call (852) 2815 6600

 

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Hira is a British freelance lifestyle, food & travel writer currently living her best life in Hong Kong and blogging about her experiences here


 


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