How many of you have had a facial?
How many have had some form of massage?
Now, who has had a hair facial?
Recently, I was invited to a luxurious Shu Uemura Art of Hair Deep Hair Ceremony at Maison Tsumiki, Melbourne. Yes you heard it right, they don’t call it a hair treatment because it isn’t, it is a hair ceremony akin to a hair facial. The Deep Hair Ceremony includes hair treatment, scalp massage, upper body massage and finishes off with a blow dry and the whole luxurious treatment took approximately one hour and 30 minutes to complete.
Tea ceremonies were invented in Japan as the utmost demonstration of respect and rare quality. It symbolizes the paragon of precision, aesthetics and a philosophy of constantly aiming for perfection. Mirroring the tea ceremony, SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR ceremony is an exclusive treatment for unique made-to-measure care and a sensorial journey.
The same utmost and precision technique was exactly what I experienced in my Deep Hair Ceremony. My hair and scalp, the massage, constant massage was as one would predict – relaxing for the body and mind.
We started off with a hair consultation to work out my hair and scalp condition, the appropriate Essential Drop Purifying Blend is then picked for my hair type and distributed all over my scalp in small sections. Then, the ceremonist massaged my scalp applying the shiatsu technique to deliver the most satisfying head massage one could ever ask for. The process is quite an unusual one as it is invigorating and calming at the same time.
Next, I was ushered to the most comfortable hair washing station ever to have my hair rinsed – think massaging chair that massages your back, legs and even arms. Then imagine having your head massage while all of these are happening. Bet you’ve never had a full head to toe massage happening all at the same time huh? It was pure bliss.
Then, it was back to the chair for the Absolue Oil treatment that was ceremonially whisked in a bowl before applying onto my hair with a Geisha brush. Whilst the hair treatment sinks in, I was treated to a neck, shoulder and hand massage that required synchronized breathing pattern with the ceremonist.
We finished off with a curly blow dry styled by Taka and boy can I say this is on hellava hair “treatment” that you can actually see the results when you walk 0ut of the salon. This was my hair WITH NO FILTER when I walked out of the salon, how smooth and soft does it look?
This Christmas be it treating yourself or a bff, the Shu Uemura Deep Hair Ceremony is definitely one pampering treat you don’t want to miss.
RRP AUD$180 (Deep Hair Ceremony 60 mins + Blow Dry)
Shu Uemura Hair Ceremony is available at Maison Tsumiki
Call 03 9510 5520 to book an appointment or purchase a voucher