Distressed tresses, take heed: There's a new treatment in town. At Metodo Rossano Ferretti salon in Beverly Hills, you can moisturize and renew your troubled scalp with an oil-based Shu Uemura clarifying treatment ($60 to $100) called "The Art of Hair" ceremony.

Inspired by traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, each step is designed to evoke results reflecting Japanese principles of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. Highlights include a shiatsu-style scalp massage, application of cleansing and nutrient-rich oils and a deep rinse.

Also included is a consultation in which your stylist will customize a 30- to 90-day program geared at maintaining your newly nourished locks. Our recommendations were to eat foods like beans (packed with protein and great for hair growth) and walnuts (loaded with omega-3 fatty acids).

You might also get a prescription for supplements like pantothenic acid (known for preventing gray hair) or vitamins A and C, which can reverse weak or dry hair. We opted for the bliss-inducing $95 treatment with a 45-minute-long scalp massage; for us, the takeaway was saying "konnichiwa" to healthier, shinier hair.

Metodo Rossano Ferretti, 345 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills; 310-598-6780 or metodorossanoferretti.com

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