Caring about the earth doesn’t mean you need to go all patchouli and tie-dye when it comes to your beauty regime. We have picked our top names for getting groomed without the negative earth factor. These spots will have you looking your best without toxic additives or environmental damage. Looking amazing and feeling amazing all whilst making conscious choices? That is the Green Queen way!
Best For Nails
Using essential oils to treat your nails and skin Iyara Natural + Organic Spa offers a full range of manicure treatments and a selection of pedicure options. Their Ultimate Pedicure includes a foot mask to make sure to get even the most tired feet stiletto ready. Iyara uses cult French favorite nail brand Avril, a line of polishes and removers which are non-toxic and free from many nasties including parabens, toluene, formaldehyde, and phthalates.
Green Queen Loves: For those in a time crunch who need the full monty, Iyara offers an express manicure and pedicure as an add on to any of their hair treatments.
27 Hollywood Road, 2/F, Central, Hong Kong. Open every day from 10AM until 8PM. Call +852 2545 8638 or click here for appointments.
Best for Hair
Using exclusively natural and organic hair care products, Emmanuel F is the place to go for gorgeous tresses you can feel good about. Using products from the UK based Organic Color Systems and Organic Care Systems that are free from ammonia, bleach, and other synthetic chemicals, Emmanuel and his team ensure your hair and scalp will be treated to perfection, the natural way. Even their straightening treatments make use of plants amino acids to work their magic!
Green Queen Loves: Their unique highlight technique is free from foils and uses bleach-free ammonia- no more irritated nose and allergy flare-ups!
U/GF, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Open Monday – Friday from 9AM until 8PM and Saturday from 9AM until 7PM. Call +852 2167 8280 for appointments.
Best For Pampering
Green Queen Loves: Their waxing services using an organic hair removal product containing certified organic lemon juice, chamomile, tea tree oil, and sugar. Pretty smooth!
3/F-4/F, 60 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong. Open Monday – Friday from 10AM until 9PM and Saturday from 10AM until 8PM, closed on Sundays. Call +852 2997 2208 for appointments.
Best For Online Indulgence
Featuring a wide range of natural and organic beauty products including Neal’s Yard Remedies, Anoint, Christophe Robin, and absolution, 10/10 Hope‘s online shop has an eco-luxury line for your every need (and whim!). Their dedication to sourcing the best products and brands mean they have the cult product for every green beauty goddess including items that can be hard to find elsewhere such as organic fragrances and products for him.
Green Queen Loves: 10/10 Hope offers a wide range of essential oils- perfect for the DIY aromatherapist.
Shop online here. You can also visit their physical store at LAB CONCEPT, Queensway Plaza, 93 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
Best For Local Luxury
Created by certified aromatologist Daniela Pelonara, Native Essentials is a luxury skincare and body care brand made in Hong Kong using essential oils that she produces herself, plant extracts, and organic ingredients. The large product range includes skin care, hair care, aromatherapy products, baby care, and products for moms to be. The healing power of essential oils in gorgeous packaging with no carbon footrpint- win!
Green Queen Loves: Native Essentials offers bespoke products and essential oil blends tailored to meet the needs of even the most demanding green queen.
All images courtesy of Iyara Natural + Organic Spa, Emmanuel F, Sparadise, 10/10 Hope, and Native Essentials.