Located on Hollywood Road, one of the oldest streets in Hong Kong, one might question how urban sanctuary, Shhh Salon has remained the best kept secret in town.
Nestled between a lifestyle fashion store and a housing complex, the by-appointment-only salon has a discreet presence and can easily be missed if one does not pay attention to its simple yet direct scissor logo, jutting out above its door.
Upon entering, there is an instant feeling of peace and tranquility. With white-washed walls, minimalistic interior and a beautifully smelling candle aroma, it’s hard to avoid feeling giddy at the prospect of spending the next few hours in this calming oasis.
Creative Director Marvin Lin – one of the most sought-after hair stylists in Hong Kong – believes that the wellbeing of hair is just as critical as skin care and fitness plans. Salon pamphlets endorse this further explaining that “whoever told you there is no way to improve your hair health has not tried OMG or Shhh treatment services before.”
With over 20 years of professional experience in the hair and styling industry, Marvin has worked with leading salons and loyal customers that encompass royalties, celebrities and low-key tycoons. Her editorial hair styling has also been proudly displayed on the covers of magazines such as Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Esquire. Turning her frustration over the lack of promising hair products into action, Marvin created the OMG hair line – a series of professional hair care products that bring the results of luxury salon-grade hair treatment to your home.
Although on the outside, it may seem very low-key; Shhh Salon has established itself as the go-to destination for celebrities, socialites and even attracts those from overseas.
The most popular service is the OMG Treatment (prices vary) using the OMG haircare line among other professional salon-use products. The treatment may comprise argan fruit stem cells, hydrolysed keratin, collagen and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients are chosen specifically for their regenerative, restructuring and nourishing properties and the formulations used for each client will vary depending on your scalp and hair condition. This will be determined and explained by a stylist during your hair consultation.
For those manes that require some extra attention, the Signature OMG Treatment (HK $3,300) is the best fit. The augmented anti-ageing treatment includes further ingredients to strengthen hair and support hair growth. This treatment will leave your hair feeling 10 years younger.
But why end there? Feed your locks with love by taking home the OMG haircare line. Comprised of three ready-to-use products (Airy, Glossy and Scalp), the collection includes something for every season. For those hot summer days, use the refreshing Airy line, featuring a blend of sage, bitter orange and mineral water and creating a loose beach-wave look. To give your damaged hair a boost of protection, apply Glossy to the ends of your hair for the ultimate rejuvenation. These simple tools will leave your hair feeling bouncy, silky and super healthy.
It is evident through this salon experience that not only is Shhh Salon a place for people to retreat and unwind, but also to take away some very important lessons about caring for our hair.
Choosing to invest the business funds in the ingredients of her products, as opposed to marketing campaigns and pushy ads, Marvin believes that her products will ultimately speak for themselves. With repeat clients and a portfolio of continued success, it seems she is on the right track!
As you exit the salon, you will take away with you good vibes, positivity and well-being – not only for your mind, body and soul but for your tresses too!
If you like what you hear, you are in for a treat! Gafencu readers can enjoy a 30% discount on their first trial of an OMG treatment at Shhh Salon upon presenting this article. Go ahead, because you’re worth it!
Shhh Salon, 94 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, (852) 2915 1001, www.shhh94.com
Text: Hira Desai