In need of a hair cut, or are those roots starting to drive you mad? We’ve lined up some of our favourite hair salons in Hong Kong.
Choosing the right hairdresser is such a personal experience. Depending on your priorities and budget, finding a salon that works its magic on your mane can vary from person to person. Whilst we all know it’s beauty on the inside that matters most, there’s no shame in leaving the hairdresser with a spring in your step. So, if you’re looking for a salon to suit, check out our guide to the best salons and hairdressers Hong Kong has to offer. Whether you’re going for a trim or a complete makeover, these hairdressers will tame your tresses and leave you feeling your very best.
DAZ Hair, one of the longest-running international salons in Hong Kong, has just had a makeover of its own.. It’s newly renovated its space and also teamed up with Rennie of the famed Hollywood Hair to continue to ensure every client’s experience is first class. The close-knit team will put you at ease from the minute you step foot inside the salon, as its highly-qualified and experienced stylists deliver a bespoke experience to best suit your hair’s needs. They constantly keep on top of the latest colouring techniques and trends, and use the newest products and treatments available. Your whole experience will feel just like the pampering session you deserve. What’s more, first-time visitors can take advantage of an introductory 20% off with selected stylists, or 30% off if you’re booking with the salon’s new Style Director, Michael Mesiti.
Mention Sassy Mama when booking and if you’re a first-time customer you will receive a free Living Proof travel set in addition to the discount mentioned above. If you book a full head of highlights you will receive either a free Olaplex treatment or a set of take-home products. Or if you book a Keratin Smoothing Treatment, Brazilian Blow Out or Behave Smoothing treatment, you will also receive a free set of home maintenance products.*
*These offers are valid until 31, January 2020, while stocks last. Only one offer can be redeemed at a time and cannot be combined with other promotions. The offers only apply to appointments with select stylists, so do check when booking.
Environmentally-conscious Love Hair has long been a Sassy Mama favourite and we’ve fallen more in love with the salon than ever since its recent expansion (think eco flooring and reclaimed wood shelving and screens). It’s fully committed to minimising its carbon footprint by recyling, reducing waste, using locally-filtered water and less chemicals. The highly-trained stylists have decades of combined experience and are truly passionate about ensuring each client walks out 100% satisfied. They realise our hair is as unique as our personalities, so don’t adopt a one-size-fits-all approach. They’ll use a mixture of colouring techniques including balayage, free-hand and baby lights to meet your demands. Plus, they’re constantly undergoing training to keep on top of the latest trends and stay current. FYI we recommend joining its free membership programme to get access to special discounts and perks!
If you’re a new client, quote sassymamaLH when booking to receive 10% off all services on your first visit.
emmanuel f. (which scooped the best hair salon prize in our 2019 Sassy Mama Best Of Hong Kong reader awards) is an expert in organic hair and beauty. It truly believes in the “look-good, feel-good” ethos and provides a holistic, eco-concious experience in Sheung Wan that will leave you feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We love that it’s a salon, spa and boutique in one single unique location and firmly believes our well-being and health are inextricably linked, which is why it uses only naturally-derived and certified, organic ingredients. It’s an expert in pregnancy-safe treatments too, whether you’re looking for hair colouring or a prenatal massage, so you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. You can also tell its skilled therapists really care for each client, as they take time to listen and respond to your queries and questions. And did we mention that it’s family-friendly too, just in case you need to bring the little one along!
First-time visitors to emmanuel.f will get 20% off all hair and spa services (excluding nails and waxing) from Monday to Thursday. Just mention the promotion code EF X SASSYMAMA 2019 when booking.
emmanuel f., UG/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2167 8280, www.emmanuelf.com
Glow Spa & Salon (which was runner-up in the best hair salon category in our 2019 Sassy Mama Best Of Hong Kong reader awards) is a hair and beauty boutique located in the heart of Central, and owned and operated by Sioban Guilfoyle. It’s recently relocated to new premises and now occupies a 4,400 square foot space on Wellington Street. Glow has upgraded its facilities and treatments too, to offer a whole menu of premium hair, skin care, body and beauty treatments for both women and men (carried out by its friendly team of specialists from across the globe). It also provides hair smoothing, colour treatments and is even the first officially-accredited Gold Fever luxury hair extension salon in Hong Kong. It’s worth keeping an eye on its site as it posts new offers and promotions regularly!
Style Brigade is on call to pamper, preen and leave you looking party perfect. Take your pick between booking hair appointments at home or at a salon of your choice. Its at-home stylists have been trained at top schools (like Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon) and the salons are amongst the best in Hong Kong. To top it all off, it’s easy to book and pay online. Plus, booking through Style Brigade lets you take advantage of special offers on site. You can receive up to 20% off hair services including cuts, blow dries, hair straightening and colouring treatments.
You know a brand is good when it’s been around for a while, and the Hair Culture Group is no exception. This trusted brand of salons, originally established in Hong Kong, has now expanded to Taipei and Toronto because of its well-known creative flair and professionalism. Hair Culture’s knowledgeable stylists support all client requests, catering to brides-to-be, the local media and entertainment industry, and those just looking to update their style.
Paul Gerrard‘s super chic salon on Pottinger Street is committed to ensuring your hair is looking its best! The team knows how to listen, advise and create looks that its clients desire – going above and beyond to make sure you have a relaxing experience. Needless to say, it has earned a stellar reputation in the 852 hair care game. And what’s more, if you’re after other beauty services, you only need to pop downstairs to make the most of its nail salon, makeup and skincare services.
Raw Hair Salon is a down-to-earth, vibrant salon in Soho that strongly believes your hairstyle should project your personality – and it works with you to do exactly that! The talented, avant-garde staff specialise in a variety of hair treatments, from basic cuts to permanent wave and straightening services, to achieve the look you’re going for. If you have an event to go to, this is an ideal place to pop by and get pampered.
Equipped with an expert team of internationally and locally-qualified stylists and therapists, Indulgence offers more than meets the eye. Its range of beauty services include bridal treatments, nails, beauty and, of course, a gorgeous hairdressing salon. Whether you’re after a new colour, a fresh cut, or exactly what is says on the tin (indulgence!), this salon has your needs covered from head to toe.
With various locations across Hong Kong, Private i Salon, offers a wide variety of services to fit your pampering needs. It covers everything from hair to makeup, manicures and pedicures. The coveted products are sourced straight from Japan, catching the attention of local and international media alike. Have a special occasion coming up? Grab the girls and book in to one of its exclusive VIP rooms, kick back and enjoy a day of indulgence.
Sozo is a Japanese-inspired boutique all about promoting confidence. After several years at Toni & Guy, Sozo’s founder, Yoko Hisatomi Lane, opened her own salon. Her team of highly-trained international stylists have years of experience dealing with hair of all colours, textures and styles. Its services include a plethora of Japanese hair treatments, including a specialised colouring technique that caters to a range of hair requirements. Sozo gets extra brownie points from us because it allows you to donate your hair to charity if you meet its criteria!
Hair Corner is a long-standing salon brand that has even been invited to perform at the Hair Styling Show in Japan’s Beauty Expo. On top of hair treatments, it also sells products to help maintain your fresh new cut and colour. Throw in a manicure or a beauty treatment and it’s the perfect one-stop shop!
A London-based renowned hairdressing brand that benefits from Toni & Guy’s cutting-edge training system, essensuals takes it up a notch by offering more attainable and playful looks. Tested by the Sassy Mama team just last year, it quickly impressed due to the professionalism and knowledge of its stylists. The treatments offered by essensuals range from haircuts and colouring, to perming, straightening and bridal services! Looking for some added length or volume? Give its extension services a try!
After spending five years as a Bollywood actress before relocating to Hong Kong, Anaitha Nair decided to follow another passion – hairdressing. She received training at Paul Gerrard here in the 852 and then the Vidal Sassoon academy in San Francisco, before opening her own salon several years ago. Since then, she has quickly gained well-deserved street cred! Specialising in cuts, colour, and all kinds of styling, Anaitha is an artist who clearly embodies both Bollywood and beauty. Book online or email her to find out about her services and let her amp up your tresses!
The Il Colpo Group has been a leading hairdressing and beauty company in Hong Kong for over 30 years and has a strong following of loyal clients (including celebs)! As an oldie but goldie, it excels in providing premium hair services and is also known for having brought the Japanese nail art trend to Hong Kong. Today, the company has more than 30 hair, nail and beauty outlets in Hong Kong and China and it’s not looking to slow down any time soon! In addition to hairdressing, it also provides beauty services for photo shoots, campaigns and beauty pageants.
Promoting Parisian glam at its finest, La Biosthetique has brought its 50-year reputation from Paris to Hong Kong. All of its services are performed using products created in-house in its laboratories, which have been around since the early 1950s! Over the years, it’s continued learning from the latest findings in cosmetics and medicine, and uses carefully and conscientiously-blended materials to create its effective products. The best part? They’re cruelty free! The products are available for purchase at the salon, so grab some after your glam session and create your own little La Biosthetique salon at home!
La Biosthetique, 2/F, 50 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2191 2222, www.labiosthetique.com.hk
With over 20 years experience in the industry, Elaine Swanson has built up a reputation as a skilled colour specialist, especially for those who are looking to play with blonde hair. She and her team offer a variety of services that range from basic haircuts, to all kinds of colour and straightening treatments, as well as a hair extension service! You’ll also be offered a variety of free refreshments during your appointment, including prosecco. There’s nothing like a little something to sip on, while your locks are looked after!
Popular with both local residents and hotel guests, The Mandarin Salon (which is located on the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong) is well known for providing quality services as its clients take in the amazing view of Victoria Harbour. Its trained stylists stay up-to-date with the latest trends to create looks and styles specific to each individual. We recommend the Philip Kingsley treatments that address hair and scalp problems caused by stress and humidity. Goodbye frizz, hello glossiness!
Offering a private urban sanctuary, Shhh is dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of hair through a multi-sensorial beauty experience. From its hand-blown glasses to the bamboo mops that date back to 1894, everything in the space was thoughtfully selected to create a minimalist-yet-detailed ambiance. From cuts and colouring to perming and styling, its stylists will spend time on the details (it’s all about the little things!) to ensure you get the look you’re after.
AUBE, which has more than 200 salons in Japan, has made its way to Hong Kong. Its expert Japanese stylists all have extensive experience and strive to turn their client’s beauty ideas into reality. It also offers a combination menu to make getting multiple services much more affordable. The best part? You can get an organic head spa treatment and a pedicure while you relax at the shampoo stations that lie completely flat! New offers and promotions are posted on its site often, so check it out to see what’s on before you book.
Editor’s Note: This post was most recently updated on 5, November 2019 by Manisha Nair.
Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of DAZ Hair, image 2 courtesy of Love Hair via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of emmanuel f., image 4 courtesy of Glow Spa, image 5 courtesy of Style Brigade via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Hair Culture via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of Paul Gerrard via Facebook, image 8 courtesy of Raw Hair Salon via Facebook, image 9 courtesy of Indulgence via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Private i Salon via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Sozo via Instagram, image 12 courtesy of Hair Corner via Facebook, image 13 courtesy of essensuals via Instagram, image 14 courtesy of Anaitha Nair via Instagram, image 15 courtesy of Il Colpo Group via Facebook, image 16 courtesy of La Biosthetique via Facebook, image 17 courtesy of Elaine Swanson via Facebook, image 18 courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong via Instagram, image 19 courtesy of Shhh via Instagram, image 20 courtesy of AUBE via Instagram.