Chez Vous Has The Perfect HideAway For Your Hair | Clozette


When we have a bad hair day, we often want to escape our daily routine and just hide out in terror that someone we know or someone we deem important might see the ruckus on top of our heads. But wouldn’t it be nice if it were the other way around? You hide away to a nice spot and come out with lush, enviable hair? Well, you actually can. Head to Chez Vous: HideAway, a pop-up salon nestled away on the 14th floor of Ngee Ann City Singapore, for a haircare session and you might just come out looking and feeling your best.



Chez Vous Salon's interior


In the salon, you can avail of Chez Vous’ different services, such as Bond Strengthening Hair Shots, Scalp Cleansing Using S-Ion Technology, Scalp Sterilisation Using Plasma Technology, Tokio Inkamari Hair Treatment and Balayage with Lightener Colouring.


What you’ll love about the salon


Chez Vous Salon co-director Shawn Chia


Aside from the treatments and services, Chez Vous’ Associate Director Shawn Chia says you’ll adore exploring what their pop-up salon has to offer because everything is, to put it simply, stress-less. What you see is what you get: they don’t sell packages or have hidden charges. The experience is also rejuvenating, he says. “With complimentary spa-like touches and relaxation lounge access — every guest's experience is a relaxing and rejuvenating one.”

To top it all off, the experience is reassuring. “Each stylist takes in only five appointments a day, [with] two hours apart. Coupled with a 10-day complimentary retouch policy from the service in question, guests can be assured that we place their satisfaction as the first priority,” Shawn says.



Every corner’s Instagrammable


Instagrammable section at Chez Vous salon


There are several Instagram-worthy zones in the salon, but one that Shane recommends you don’t miss is the Goodbye Lane, situated at the end of your experience before you leave the HideAway. “Not just because there are several Insta-worthy backdrops filled in this Goodbye Lane, but [also] because this happy and positive vibe-[exuding] lane represents our desire and intention for each customer to leave this place feeling refreshed, confident and merry,” he shares.


Chez Vous Salon mini lounge

You can also indulge at the equally picturesque mini lounge where you can take photos while experiencing the Re-Charge Loungers, the Oxygen Bar, the Red Light Laser Scalp Therapy and the Re-Fuel Bar.



They care about after-care


Chez Vous Salon treatment


You’ll have a grand time while at the salon, but they look after your hair even when you’ve gone on to your usual grind. After a classic hair cut, wash and blowout, Shawn recommends blow or heat styling. “Allowing the hair to dry naturally will not bring out the best of every cut,” he says.

If you went for a balayage colouring session, Shawn recommends using the prescribed shampoo and conditioner for your coloured hair so that it doesn’t get stripped off the dye.

Got the Tokio Inkarami hair treatment? Shawn suggests you follow it up with a home-care plan. “[It] requires the right prescribed Tokio Homecare series to provide consistent repair to the hair with every wash,” he says.



Chez Vous: HideAway is located at 391B Orchard Road #14-04 Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore.


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Beauty OTP all products


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Rimmel Match Perfection Primer + Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation 


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Beauty OTP Rimmel Primer + Estee Double Wear


Beauty OTP Rating:  7/10

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NYX Micro Brow Pencil + Benefit Gimme Brow Gel


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Beauty OTP Nyx Brow Pencil + Benefit Gimme Brow


Beauty OTP Rating:  8.5/10

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Maybelline Strobing Cream + The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Luminizer


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Beauty OTP Maybelline Master Strobing Stick + Mary Lou Manizer


Beauty OTP Rating:  10/10 

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