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The scalp is essentially the root of healthy, beautiful hair. Isn’t it time we pay it more attention?

While similar to the skin structure on the face and body, the scalp has more lipid and sweat glands, so the chances of it getting dirty, clogged and sensitised are higher. Beyond that, the scalp also has a lower ability to self-replenish, and may sag or get drier as we age due to the body becoming less efficient in generating collagen, a protein that is key to maintaining elasticity and strength. Thus, the need for more thorough cleansing and nourishing solutions to neutralise the effects of ageing, for better hair growth and reduced hair fall.

While adding collagen to our diet through food and supplements is a maintenance option we can opt for, the right hair product and treatment can also make all the difference. Try the Collagen Deep Moisturizing Mask Treatment developed by home grown trichologist-founded brand, Luxescalp. This targeted three-step treatment delivers a much- needed boost of hydrolysed collagen that’s been broken down to aid absorption, as well as a rich dose of amino acids to improve scalp elasticity and balance pH levels.

This treatment also nourishes and pampers with rich-in-protein royal jelly, providing a moisturising, anti-ageing treat while in turn helping to stimulate natural regenerative systems. Think of it as a facial for your scalp—one that will give you a headful of healthy, soft and shiny tresses.

LuxeScalp is at #02-61 Novena Square 2, Tel: 6702-0777; #04-29 Tampines 1, Tel: 6555-1065.

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If you are into out-of-thisworld hair colours, you have probably seen top colourist Guy Tang’s work on Instagram. The hairstylist, best known for his balayage technique and bold colour creations, has developed an innovative colour series #Mydentity, which is now available in Singapore at the Chez Vous: HideAway concept hair salon.

#Mydentity offers bold, kaleidoscopic dye jobs for everyone, making rose gold, ash and rainbow shades more than a dream. The collection, formulated with a lavender fragrance and heat-protection properties, works perfectly with Asian hair and lightens effectively within a single application. We’re talking less damage and with the right homecare, longer-lasting colour.

And you will want to factor in more time before your hair appointment because the modern salon features seven Instagrammable zones and a complimentary relaxation lounge where you can enjoy a scalp rejuvenating Red Light Laser treatment and a revitalising oxygen boost at the O2 bar—all while relaxing in a fullbody massage chair. Other add-ons indulgences include a Swedish scalp massage, to the melodic vibrations of a Tibetan Singing Bowl no less, bond-strengthening hair shots and a host of other soothing scalp treatments.

Guests will also be treated to a bespoke aromatherapy journey where selected essential oil blends are used throughout the hair service, from the shampoo to the shoulder massage. A luxurious spa or a modern-day hair salon? We can’t decide.

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Chez Vous: HideAway is at #14-04 Ngee Ann City Tower B, Tel: 6219 3558.

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Tiramisu Brown Service, $399+

Food-inspired hair colours are all the rage and undoubtedly, this trend is just as wearable as it is delicious. There has been mushroom brown, cold brew and blackberry hair, and for fall/winter 2019, awardwinning salon Chez Vous has designed a new colour collection called #TiramisuHair.

What you get is scrumptious-looking, multidimensional locks, which play with various depths of brown to create an overall look that is lush, textured, and sophisticated for work but just as effortless for our tropical isle as well. With a range of cool, warm and neutral tones to work with, the variations for a personalised colour that suits your skin tone are endless.

The bespoke Tiramisu Brown Service includes a cut, highlights or balayage, toning, strengthening Goldwell BondPro hair shots and an express K-Gloss Treatment for manageability and vibrancy.

This isn’t the first time the salon has pioneered an innovation. The first director-only salon in Singapore, it previously created the Trilogy Hair Care System, Hair Botox + Fillers Therapy, and the ground-breaking #RightColourMatters diagnosis methodology. No wonder it’s one of the most positively-reviewed hair salons in town.

Beyond their expertise in handling Asian hair, Chez Vous also has a specialised team working with Caucasian tresses, so you can trust they will work magic on your mane, no matter what your hair type.

Chez Vous (main outlet) is at #05-05 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya, Tel: 6732 9388.