Need somewhere to get spruced up before a big night out on the town? We’ve rounded up the top spots to get your face made, and a whole lot more.
Whether it’s a shave, a hair cut, a trim or a foot rub you’re looking for, Gentlemen’s Tonic will have a package for it. The UK-originated chain offers top-notch grooming service to those who need to jazz up their look for a big event, or just because. Clippers, razors, shaving brushes and everything traditional will be used here to pay homage to the days when “gentleman” was an actual designation.
G/F, Sun Lee Building, 43-49 Wellington Street, Central, 2525-2455, www.gentlemenstonic.com.
One should never underestimate the power of well-kept and well-designed brows. Browhaus is Hong Kong’s answer to perfect brows, combining shaping and threading services all in one. Browhaus offers a multitude of treatments, including a “Browgraphy” for $360, and, the ever-popular eyelash extension treatment, Lash in Bloom: strand-by-strand extensions for $820.
10/F, 8 Lyndhurst terrace, Central, 2845-0886, www.browhaus.com.hk.
Touting itself as an urban spa, Flawless is a place where you can get glammed up with a bunch of friends while sipping on a glass of bubbly. The spa is decked out in black and white, with sleek brown leather sofas and an outdoor terrace to boot. Guests leave feeling fully relaxed and pampered with a fresh set of manicured nails, a full face of flawless makeup, or a glow from a state-of-the-art facial. Facials go for anywhere between $1,080 to $1,680. Makeup services start at $480 for day makeup and $680 for evening makeup, and $580 for a basic manicure and pedicure.
4/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, 2869-5868, www.flawless.hk.com.
Fox and The Barber
Fox and The Barber is Hong Kong’s coolest barber shop, and a definite must-visit. The Graham street hot spot is a traditional barber shop that provides Hong Kong’s best wet shaves and hair cuts. Decked out in white butcher’s tiles and vintage lighting fixtures, get that perfect fade with a bottle of beer in hand while at Fox and The Barber. Barbers here pay serious attention to detail and use only the best and most historic London brands, including Truefitt & Hill and D.R. Harris. Prices range from $580 for a wet cut and finish to $680 for a “re-style” for longer hair. If you’re really in need of winding down, go for head massage as well for $280. A range of high-end products is available for purchase so you can keep that fresh look for a few extra days at home.
41-43 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2405-6880, www.foxandthebarber.com.
Sponge offers convenient, flexible services to complement busy schedules. For those who don’t feel like leaving the house, the mobile hair and makeup service comes right to your door or office with a menu of looks to choose from. Offering hair, makeup and eyelash extension services to the home, office, hotel or event space at the click of a button. Clients can book their slots as little as four hours before their desired appointment time or up to one month in advance. What’s more? The on-the-go service accepts all major credit cards, catering to the on-demand generation. Prices range from $330 to $440 for hair, $440 to $550 for makeup and $1,300 to $1,800 for eyelash extensions.
Airplay Blow Dry Bar
Blow dry bars are relatively new to the Hong Kong scene but boy are we glad they’re here. Airplay Blow Dry Bar offers 12 blowout styles, from classic straight to silky smooth, sea-breeze beach waves and glamorous up-dos. The best thing? It’s all done in about 30 minutes while you enjoy a drink and a snack. Nail, makeup and eyebrow shaping services are also available. Signature blowouts are $380, with more intricate styles going for $480 or $580. Get the full whack with the Party Queen 45-minute full-service makeup for $580 or just 30-minute light, casual makeup for $480. Parties are also available here upon request for both adults and kids.
Shop 317, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 2388-8179, Kowloon | Shop B223, k11 art mall, 18 Hanoi road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2388-8824, www.airplaybar.com.