Built for the Instagram generation, Chez Vous: HideAway is tucked away on the 14th floor of Ngee Ann City behind a little yellow door. Step inside and you're greeted at the reception dressed as a handsome library complete with romantic-era murals and hidden doors masquerading as bookshelves and art pieces. There are seven experiential zones throughout the salon, from the Re:Charge relaxation den decked out in leather massage chairs, red light scalp therapy machine and an oxygen bar overlooking a wall covered in flowers to the rose quartz private room, a pale pink cacoon for VIPs and guests looking for absolute privacy.
The main salon is a minimalist black and white square illuminated by bright lights. There's a curious bathtub covered with plants as a centrepiece, a reference to the spas of Bali. After all, Chez Vous: Hideaway is a place for relaxation. Each session begins with a welcome drink – just like checking in to a resort – and a quick massage before your consultation begins. Even the prices give you ease of mind, with only four options to choose from. For $199, you get a haircut and one hair service – this could be anything from its signature Tokio Inkarami Hair Treatment to getting your hair dyed. For $299, you get a cut and two services, for $399 you get a cut and three services and for $499 you get a cut and four services – you get the idea.
Not sure what to try? We recommend the Growth Factor Therapy as a treat for your scalp. The eight-step treatment cleanses the scalp by removing buildup with a high-frequency comb before you're given a relaxing massage to thoroughly remove any impurities. Then, your scalp is renourished with an essence, masque and tonic before plasma and red laser are used stimulate the scalp and encourage hair growth.