Chez Vous: HideAway
A funhouse-style hair salon hidden in Ngee Ann City
For a hairdressing experience that’s equal parts kitsch and quality service, haul yourself down to Chez Vous HideAway. The latest in the Chez Vous Hair brand’s range of luxury salons, HideAway is arguably catered to the discerning millennial. Seven rooms designed in an immersive pop-up style make up the entire space, located in a former office space in Ngee Ann City.
The journey begins from the moment you step through Chez Vous HideAway’s glowing yellow door—and into the Renaissance-inspired library reception. To our delight, the framed painting at the end swings open into the next room, where a row of OSIM massage chairs await. Every treatment comes with a complimentary red light scalp therapy session in the massage chair, which you’re welcome to even on days when you don’t have an appointment (so long as you’re a returning customer).
In the main room, a brightly lit urban-themed space, have you hair cut and styled according to a four-tiered pricing scheme: $199 for two services (including cut), $299 for three services, and so on. Chez Vous HideAway’s menu includes everything from colouring to re-texturising, to hair treatments and even head spas for your scalp. The salon is a prize find for hair colouring, with the three accomplished stylists sparing no effort (or time) to evenly paint your locks to perfection; each stylist only accepts up to five customers by appointment a day, so as to dedicate their full attention.
Other pretty rooms in the 1,800 sq ft space include an all-pink private room for VIP customers, an atmospheric hair-wash room with hypnotizing projections of jellyfish on the wall, and quirky photo setups at the end that make a great backdrop for your long-awaited #hairreveal selfie.
Above all, service is impeccable. It’s almost like the Singapore Airlines of hair salons, with menus of complimentary snacks and beverages you can order from (skip the coffee and try the teas). Beyond the photo ops, HideAway aims to create a resort-like experience from start to finish—a world away from the harried chaos of typical hair salons. Other spa-like freebies thrown in include a head massage using scalp-soothing lotions, and a thoughtful aromatherapy element—your pick of four essential oils that will carry you through your entire treatment.