Style News: H&M beauty to launch here

PHOTOS: H&M, YUNOMORI ONSEN & SPA, FITBIT

H&M BEAUTY TO LAUNCH HERE

The launch of the Swedish fashion brand's beauty range (above) in Singapore will mark the first time it is available in Asia.

Besides fragrances, body and haircare products, expect a 700-piece collection of beauty tools and make-up products. Prices range from $2.90 for a face mask or make-up applicator to $39.90 for a cosmetic pouch.

There is also a premium line of body products such as shower oils and body creams, and Conscious, an eco-friendly range of body and hair products made from plant-based or natural ingredients.

Prices for the premium line start at $9.90 for a shower oil or cream to $19.90 for a body scrub or cream, while the Conscious range is priced from $9.90 for a body wash to $17.90 for a body cream, dry shampoo or fragrance oil.

Mr Fredrik Famm, country manager of H&M South-east Asia, says: "We hope the extensive selection of our beauty range will allow fans to have fun exploring and creating any kind of look they want, whether classic and natural or a more high-fashion aesthetic look."

The full beauty range will be available at H&M Orchard in August, with plans for H&M Raffles Place to carry the make-up range at a later date.

H&M Orchard is located at Orchard Building, 1 Grange Road, tel: 6235-1459, and opens daily from 10am to 11pm.


YUNOMORI ONSEN & SPA OPENS HERE

A new onsen and spa facility (above), boasting more than 11 pools with six variations of baths and saunas, as well as massage and spa treatments, opens at Kallang Wave Mall tomorrow.

Yunomori Onsen & Spa, which opened in Bangkok in 2012, offers a Japanese hot spring experience and Thai spa treatments and massages.

The facility, which spans more than 16,000 sq ft, also includes a shower area, cafe, lounge, lockers and a luggage concierge service.

The entrance fee is $38 for adults and $28 for those aged 15 and below or 65 and above (prices do not include GST) for access to the onsen facilities for a day.

Customers can add on massage and spa treatments, which include a 60-minute traditional Thai massage for $88 and a 30-minute foot massage for $38.

Yunomori Onsen & Spa is located at Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, 02-17/18, tel: 6386-4126/ 6385-7985, and opens daily from 10am to 11pm.


FIT AND FASHIONABLE

Fitbit, the American company which specialises in wearable fitness trackers, is making inroads into the fashion scene.

The brand's newest models, the Alta and Blaze, feature interchangeable straps for personalisation. Apart from the classic silicone wristbands, there are leather straps and stainless steel versions.

Ms Jaime Hardley, senior director of marketing for Fitbit Asia-Pacific, said this is because most customers want to personalise their Fitbit bands to "fit the device beyond their workout time".

More recently, Fitbit partnered home-grown fashion label Eight Slate on a fashion lookbook (above) as it liked the label's "sleek and seamless" aesthetic.

Ms Savina Chai, owner of Eight Slate, said: "We felt it communicates the idea of wearable technology and contemporary fashion to our audience."

Fitbit has also partnered highprofile fashion labels such as New York streetwear label Public School on a range of unisex straps such as graphic-printed sports bands and braided rope straps, which debuted at New York Fashion Week in February.

In 2014, a collaboration with American fashion designer Tory Burch brought forth a collection of patterned silicone wristbands, jewellery-like brass bracelets and pendant necklaces for the Fitbit Flex. At the Tory Burch boutique at Wisma Atria, only the double-wrap leather bracelet ($330) in brown, black or grey is available.

The Fitbit Alta is priced at $198 and the Blaze at $318 and they come in small and large sizes. They are sold at retailers such as Best Denki and Harvey Norman. For the full list of retailers, go to www.fitbit.com

Tory Burch is located at Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, 02-28, tel: 6733-2980, and opens daily from 10.30am to 9.30pm.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2016, with the headline 'Style News'. Print Edition | Subscribe