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 timeoutpenang.com.
NEW Priority Fitness Club
32-A, Persiaran Mahsuri 2, Sunway Tunas, Bayan Baru (+6016
440 2250/www.facebook.com/ 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.
Clark Hatch Fitness Center
15 Jalan Kelawei, George Town (+604 227 8948/www.clarkhatch. com.my).
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.
Seventh floor, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney (+604 227 6671/ www.jatomifitness.com.my). 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.
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 (www.orientfitness. com.my).
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
Block D-17-1, Bay Avenue, Lorong Bayan Indah 2, Bayan Lepas (+604 611 9112/www. staayyoung.com). 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.
Essential Hair Specialist
Lot 33-3-19 & 20, 3rd Floor, Prangin Mall, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong (+604 262 2262/www.facebook.com/ 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.
Massimo Hair Lab
2 Gat Lebuh Chulia, George Town (+604 261 6188/www. massimohairlab.com).
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. facebook.com/snobhairdressing).
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/www.fluff.com.my). 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.
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
Cutter Cove Hair Studio
10-A-14, Precint 10, Jalan Tanjung Tokong (+604 899 9636/www.facebook.com/ 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.
Various locations (www.baptain.com).