After years of suffering from eczema and psoriasis, it takes a lot for me to trust my hair and scalp with anyone else. But with June Ng, founder of J’s Salon, I knew I’d be in good (capable) hands. A trained IAT trichologist, she first analysed my scalp to identify any pressing problems, then recommend the Kérastase Aura Botanica treatment ($298) for a healthy mane.
Treatment breakdown: Seated in the Hair Spa Room, I was first treated to a hand massage and a cup of wellness tea. The treatment began with the nourishing Essence d’Eclat (containing jojoba, avocado, coconut, argan, sweet orange essential oil and Damask rose water) lavished on my hair. Next up, the Concentré Essential was applied to tame frizz with jojoba and avocado oil. The highlight of the treatment? Having my hair washed using the Bain Micellaire, a silicone and sulphate-free clarifying solution left my hair feel instantly lighter and more manageable (quite a feat considering how it usually reacts to the humid weather). As the final touch, Soin Fondamental, a creamy but lightweight serum laden with coconut, argan and sunflower oils, was applied generously onto my tresses. After that intensely relaxing, two-hour treatment, my hair felt so smooth I couldn’t stop caressing it.
Head to: J’s Salon, 92 Havelock Road, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (tel: 6834 0012)