The Holistic Eco-Salon of Hong Kong: Emmanuel F
Opening its doors in 2003, Emmanuel F. has earned its title as Hong Kong’s first hair salon to use 100% organic, chemical-free products for its spa and hair services. Everything about this sanctuary is environmentally-friendly—from the biodegradable shampoo and conditioners to the eco laundry detergents used for washing the towels.
The hair salon is just a two-minute walk from Sheung Wan MTR station.
The five pillars of sustainable practices include:
Air – free from toxic chemicals like ammonia, with no pungent smells
Waste – free from aluminium foils, plastic cups, cutlery, water bottles
Water – water-saving equipment, routines, specialised water filters
Energy – Energy-efficient 100% LED lighting, screens and electrical appliances
Resources – 100% recyclable and natural resources, preferably organic
The salon uses handmade, washable (with eco-friendly wash) cotton strips to replace aluminum in highlights, and now uses its own washable paper as a biodegradable option for treatments.
After my shampoo, we had the hair treatment using Organic Colour System’s SoothePlus treatment—a formula designed to cool the scalp and calm irritation, made from organic fennel, chamomile, sea mayweed and aloe vera. We immediately felt the soothing effects against my red scalp and there was no discomfort. Our stylist then applied the Organic Colour System’s PowerBuild Revamp treatment to restore head health, particularly from mine being so damaged. This aims to add volume and protection naturally from quinoa protein and was nourished throughout my hair.
Gone are the days of mindless dwindling whilst waiting for your treatment to settle. Emmanuel F offers the unique opportunity to completely unwind during your hair experience by heading to their spa for a facial, wax, massage or slimming therapy. With the treatment in place and wrapped up securely for moisture retention, we entered the peaceful sanctuary for my 75-minute facial. After the consultation, my spa therapist recommended I have the Balancing facial, which caters to sensitive, combination skin types. Products used at the spa are from Phyt’s, a French certified-organic and all-natural skincare label to coincide with Emmanuel F’s ethos of eco supplies. The facial included a back massage, scrub cleanse, face steaming, blackhead and acne removal followed by a soothing mask.
Blowdry and Cut
During the blowdry, I could already see a massive difference in the quality of my hair—there was so much more volume and definition compared to prior to my visit—an overall healthier look.
Hair Cut and Blow Dry (including organic shampoo and conditioner with head massage) with Senior Stylist: $950 HKD
Signature Hair Care Treatment (natural and certified organic): $1260 HKD
Signature Facial: $1100 HKD (75 minutes)
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Address: G/F, 176 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong (changed locations since our visit)