Hong Kong spa and salon reviewsi

Our writers review Hong Kong’s best spas, men’s grooming services, beauty salons and hairdressers. From manicures and waxing to massages and wet shaves, we put wellness under the spotlight

  • Fivelements Habitat’s wellness centre on level 13A of Times Square’s Tower One will cease operating at 6pm on September 30, according to a notice
  • The wellness centre, measuring 15,000 sq ft, is estimated to cost HK$975,000 in monthly rent

When it comes to skincare, taking care of your body is just as important as taking care of your face. Experts weigh in with their tips and tricks on keeping our skin in top condition.

Fearing facials? Have misgivings over massages? Don’t worry – hygiene protocols are being boosted at beauty salons and spas reopening in Hong Kong, including mandatory masks, health declaration forms and treatments in separate rooms.


Natural skincare products are on trend, and herbs from traditional Chinese medicine are becoming more popular. Dr David Lee, who blends Eastern and Western medicine, explains how he uses Chinese herbs for custom-made skincare.

High-intensity focused ultrasound treatment is supposed to boost collagen, smooth wrinkles and contour the face. This non-invasive treatment promises to penetrate the skin, leaving it tighter and smoother.

Called “Pilates for the face” by some, the buccal facial has arrived in Hong Kong at the Sense of Touch spas. Divia Harilela gave it a try and – one slight shock aside – was amazed at the difference she felt.

A new full-body massage that helps restores your karma and cuts ties with things holding you hostage, both psychologically and spiritually, was too tempting not to try


A month without shaving your facial hair ... what could be easier? But after illness, heartbreak and sleep deprivation take their toll, can Brian Peach cut it?


Beauty brands such as Pura Botanicals, Sjal Skincare, Herbivore and Snow Fox have tapped into the growing popularity of crystals, which serve different healing purposes

The Spa at the Hong Kong Four Seasons, the Mandarin Oriental Spa and MGM Cotai’s Tria Spa can help you soak away your cares with a restful, relaxing, rejuvenating spa treatment this Christmas

Tired-looking eyes, damaged hair or oily skin? Fear not. We have you covered on treatments to prepare you for surviving Hong Kong’s summer heat and humidity.

The Plateau Spa’s latest massage treatment blends the sounds of Hong Kong, providing a sensory journey that will send you straight to la-la land

A 'facial for the back' is just the ticket at Wynn Macau's spa, but I'm made to feel too cold, then too hot, at Banyan Tree.

Espa offers 10 treatment rooms, three couples' suites and a relaxation room. The 120-minute Macau Body Smoother Ritual combines a body wrap and massage.

The Biotec device features five technologies, including microcurrent lift and oxygen infusion.  My skin was smoother to the touch and less dull after my trial. 

The Tsim Sha Tsui salon, opened by a Japanese couple four years ago, offers more eyelash extension options than most others in the city, and specialist staff too.