A haircut can make or break a look. While a sleek hairdo can bring out the best of your features, a reckless trim can result in months-long bad hair days. But where does one go for the money look? Without further ado, here are some of the top salons in Hong Kong— according to the rich, the famous, and the popular crowd.
The Strand, a one-stop hairstyling, grooming and pampering sanctuary for both men and women, recently got a makeover. Women can get their tresses colored on the first floor of the building, followed by an indulgent pampering session at the spa on the third floor.
The men meanwhile can kick back and get groomed and styled on the second floor. Enjoy a close shave, and get your beard trimmed or even a manicure.
1-5/F, 18 Cochrane Street, Central, 2850-7686, www.thestrandhk.com.
Aside from hairstyling services, Hair Corner also offers an array of services that range from manicures to beauty treatments. You can also pick up premium hair products to polish that sleek hairdo post-haircut.
The Central branch also features Convenience Corner Store (CCS), a cafe and boutique on the ground floor, a perfect location to relax and enjoy retail therapy after getting your hair done on the second and third floor of the building.
1/F, Duke Of Wellington House 14 – 24 Wellington Street, Central, 2522 3311, www.hair-corner.com/hk.
With over a dozen branches dotted all over the city, Private I is a popular brand that dates back to 1996. Brightly lit and spacious, the branch inside The Mira’s MiraSpa is dedicated to those looking for an exclusive salon experience.
Shop 3029-3030, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, 2526-4488, www.privatei.com.hk.
Nestled amongst the high-end boutiques in Chater House, the Kim Robinson salon offers a VIP experience – think chandeliers, leather couches and red carpets. Kim Robinson, an Australian-born celebrity stylist, is the most well-known for his signature dry out technique: or styling according to the natural flow of one’s hair.
Looking for a hairdresser who can turn back the clock on your aging hair? Exclusively available at the flagship salon, the Hair Rejuvenation Formula (HRF) is a holistic approach that seek to restore the fullness and youth of one’s hair.
Shop 106, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road, Central, 2121-8484, www.kimrobinson.com.
ii ALCHEMY Hair & Nail
Modern and sophisticated, ii Alchemy Hair & Nail is a hairstyling salon under the renowned il Colpo Group. Founded in 1987, the brand built its name by providing services to its A-list clientele: think celebrities and high society. Conveniently located at The Landmark, ii Alchemy Hair & Nail offers a comprehensive lineup of services ranging from scalp treatment, hair extensions, to bridal make-up and gel manicures.
Featuring 28 seats and 3 VIP rooms, this salon remains a go-to spot among celebrities today, including Tony Leung, Aaron Kwok and Galie Lok.
Shop LG1-3, G/F, Jardine House, Central, 3106 0128, www.ilcolpo.com.hk.
Toni & Guy
Founded by two Italian hairstyling veterans, this international salon landed in Hong Kong back in 2003. With two salons and one academy in the city, Toni & Guy’s outlets are a popular spot for the professionals and artists in town. Step into its salons and you’ll find yourself in an airy space with classy monochromatic décor, where friendly hairstylists are chatting away with their clients.
At Toni & Guy’s Essensuals, a younger hipper version of the original brand, coffee and styling go hand in hand — there is a cafe located right underneath the salon itself.
1/F, 86 Wellington Street, Central, 2254 6088, www.toniandguy.com.hk.
With four branches in the city and footprints in Taipei and Toronto, the Hair Culture brand is known for its creative flair and professionalism. Brides-to-be can also consult the team for makeup and hairstyling advice for the big day.
Hair Culture has a longstanding working relationship with the local media and entertainment industry, with its hairstylists creating remarkable hairstyles for magazine cover shoots, commercials, concerts, film production and fashion shows.
1-2/F, AshleyNine, 9-11 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2317-8888, www.hairculture.com.hk.