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Treat your­self to a host of health and beauty treat­ments in the many spas and sa­lons dot­ted around the is­land. From su­per lux­u­ri­ous es­tab­lish­ments in glitzy ho­tels and homegrown bou­tique spas of­fer­ing spe­cial lo­cal treat­ments, to funky hair sa­lons of­fer­ing the lat­est hair trends, you can get it all done and come out feel­ing like a new per­son! For more in­for­ma­tion, visit time­out­


Bayan Lepas

NEW Pri­or­ity Fit­ness Club

32-A, Per­siaran Mah­suri 2, Sun­way Tu­nas, Bayan Baru (+6016

440 2250/www.face­ pri­or­i­ty­fit­ness).

Touted as Pe­nang’s ‘best value gym’, Pri­or­ity Fit­ness Club has fit­ness classes in­clud­ing Zumba and RPM (spin­ning) and is renowned for be­ing a friendly lo­cal gym with all the nec­es­sary equip­ment to work up a sweat.

Mon-Fri, 8.30am-11pm; Sat, 9am6pm; Sun, 9am-2pm.

Ge­orge Town

Clark Hatch Fit­ness Cen­ter

15 Jalan Kelawei, Ge­orge Town (+604 227 8948/www.clarkhatch.

This fit­ness cen­tre lo­cated on Jalan Kelawei of­fers an ex­clu­sive ex­er­cise area, state-of-the-art equip­ment as well as var­i­ous group classes you can take part in. There are also steam and sauna rooms, Jacuzzis and spa treat­ments. Walk-ins are wel­come at RM20 per class.

Mon-Fri, 7am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm.


Jatomi Fit­ness

Sev­enth floor, Gur­ney Plaza, Per­siaran Gur­ney (+604 227 6671/ www.jatomi­fit­ Of­fer­ing a spa­cious, air-con­di­tioned gym area packed with mod­ern equip­ment, Jatomi Fit­ness is a chain of gyms of­fer­ing sev­eral types of mem­ber­ships and classes in­clud­ing FunStep, BodyPump, BodyCom­bat and Sh’Bam.

Mon-Fri, 6.30am-12mid­night; Sat, 8am-10pm; Sun & pub­lic hol­i­days, 8am-8pm.

Se­berang Jaya

NEW Her Fit­ness Cen­tre

25-2, 27-2, Jalan To­dak 6, Pusat Komer­sial Sun­way Per­dana, Se­berang Jaya (+6018 650 1023/Face­book: Her-fit­ness-gym).

A fe­male-only gym, this fit­ness cen­tre fo­cuses on fit­ness, weight loss and healthy liv­ing as well as Zumba, kick­box­ing, yoga and aer­o­bics classes. Show­ers and a sauna are also avail­able on-site.

Mon-Sat, 8am-10pm; Sun, 8am-2pm.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Ori­ent Fit­ness

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions (www.ori­ent­fit­ness.

Ori­ent Fit­ness is an ex­pand­ing chain of gyms in Pe­nang with branches in Ayer Itam, Je­lu­tong, Bayan Lepas and Gur­ney Paragon Mall in Ge­orge Town. With an abun­dance of classes to choose from in­clud­ing TRX, RPM, cir­cuit train­ing, yoga and Zumba, ev­ery­one’s workout needs are catered for. Hair and beauty

Bayan Lepas

Staay Young

Block D-17-1, Bay Av­enue, Lorong Bayan In­dah 2, Bayan Lepas (+604 611 9112/www. staayy­ A beauty sa­lon of­fer­ing an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of treat­ments cov­er­ing ev­ery­thing from wax­ing, thread­ing, make-up ser­vices, hair­dress­ing, man­i­cures, pedi­cures and fa­cials. Em­pha­sis is placed on us­ing nat­u­ral, or­ganic prod­ucts.

Mon & Wed-Sun, 10.30am-7pm.

Ge­orge Town

Es­sen­tial Hair Spe­cial­ist

Lot 33-3-19 & 20, 3rd Floor, Pran­gin Mall, Jalan Dr Lim Ch­wee Leong (+604 262 2262/www.face­ Essen­tialHairSpe­cial­ist).

A mod­ern hair sa­lon lo­cated in one of the most pop­u­lar shop­ping cen­tres on the is­land, Es­sen­tial Hair Spe­cial­ist’s hair stylists will try their best to turn bad hair days into good ones. Ser­vices in­clude restyling, colour treat­ment and hair loss treat­ment.

Daily, 11am-8pm.

Mas­simo Hair Lab

2 Gat Le­buh Chu­lia, Ge­orge Town (+604 261 6188/www. mas­si­mo­hair­

This stylish bou­tique sa­lon of­fers all hairstyling ser­vices from hair­cuts and up-dos to dye jobs and dig­i­tal perms. Chil­dren are catered for with hair­cuts start­ing at RM15 on­wards. The Shi­seido prod­ucts used are avail­able for sale as well.

Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 10am7pm; Sun, 10am-6pm.

Snob Hair Dress­ing

66 Jalan Masjid Kap­i­tan Kel­ing, Ge­orge Town (+604 262 4066/www. face­­hair­dress­ing).

Call ahead for an ap­point­ment at this pop­u­lar sa­lon, which of­fers all the usual hairstyling ser­vices with the ad­di­tion of Ar­gan oil treat­ments and hair loss treat­ments us­ing Korean prod­ucts. There’s usu­ally no in­crease in price dur­ing Chi­nese New Year, which is a plus in our books.

Mon & Wed-Sat, 11.30am-8pm; Sun, 11.30am-7pm.


Blonde & Brunette Hair Stu­dio L3.33, Level 3, Gur­ney Paragon Mall, Per­siaran Gur­ney (+604 218 9833/ Face­book: Blonde-Brunette-HairStu­dio).

This pop­u­lar Kéras­tase sa­lon of­fers the ser­vice and ad­vice needed for a to­tal makeover or even just a colour touchup. The stylists here are trained to bring your hair back to life and Kéras­tase prod­ucts are avail­able for sale over the counter. Best to call ahead as they work on an ap­point­ment ba­sis. Daily, 10am-10pm.

Fluff Wax­ing Con­cept Store

Se­cond floor, Gur­ney Plaza, Per­siaran Gur­ney (+604 226 8896/ Get all your wax­ing needs seen to here from arms and legs to face and bikini line. They also sell prod­ucts to ease and pro­long the ef­fects of wax­ing. Other than wax­ing, Fluff also of­fers Chanel man­i­cures and pedi­cures, and air­brush spray tans for those who don’t fancy ly­ing in the sun.

Mon-Thu, 10am-8.30pm; Fri-Sun, 10am-9pm.

Hair­venly Im­age Stu­dio

163D-7-07, Level 7, Gur­ney Paragon Mall, Per­siaran Gur­ney (+604 218 9053/Face­book: Hair­venly-ImageS­tu­dio).

If you’re ever stuck in Gur­ney Paragon Mall with ab­so­lutely noth­ing to do, why not give your hair a heav­enly treat? Here’s where you can re­lax af­ter a shop­ping spree and rest as­sured that the stylists are sen­si­tive enough to cater to your per­sonal styling needs, es­pe­cially if you’ve had a bad ex­pe­ri­ence in a dif­fer­ent place. Let’s hope that their styling is not as bad as their pun.

Daily, 10am-10pm.


Lot L4.17, Level 4, Gur­ney Paragon Mall, Per­siaran Gur­ney (+604 228 7835/+604 228 7836/www.strip-my. com).

What be­gan as a small sa­lon in Sin­ga­pore has now grown to be­come the go-to wax­ing spe­cial­ists in Asia. The therapists here are prop­erly trained to han­dle the wax­ing of any part of the body and they also of­fer IPL (In­tense Pulsed Light) treat­ments for more per­ma­nent hair re­moval. Af­ter-care is em­pha­sised with qual­ity prod­ucts on of­fer to en­sure your skin stays smooth for longer

Daily, 10am-9pm.

Tan­jung Tokong

Cut­ter Cove Hair Stu­dio

10-A-14, Precint 10, Jalan Tan­jung Tokong (+604 899 9636/www.face­ CUTTERCOVEHAIRSTUDIO). Owned by a vet­eran stylist with over 15 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the in­dus­try, this is a sa­lon with a slightly edgy slant. If you want a cool asym­met­ri­cal cut and dye job, Cut­ter Cove won’t dis­ap­point.

Tue-Sun, 11am-9pm.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Bap­tain Sa­lon

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions (www.bap­

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