In need of a hair cut, or are those roots driving you mad? We’ve lined up some of our favourite hair salons and hairdressers in Hong Kong to get your locks luscious in no time!
Choosing the right hairdresser or hair salon is such a personal experience. Depending on your priorities and budget, and even hair type, 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. Listed in alphabetical order, find the perfect salon near you!
Glow Hong Kong
Glow is a welcoming, friendly hair salon and spa right in the heart of Central, offering hair care services to Sassy parents and kids alike. Though the city hustles and bustles right outside, you’ll relax as soon as you walk through the doors to enjoy your pampering session in this modern and tranquil salon. .
Glow’s team of hairstylists boast many years of experience, both internationally and in Hong Kong, so you can rest assured that your locks are in safe hands! No matter your hair type or the hair style you desire. Glow’s hair salon team are happy to offer inspiration and advice on how to achieve the style you want. The hairstylists use the best products and techniques to ensure optimum hair condition and consistent results. Book in for a colour, balayage or highlights, a smoothing treatment, hair extensions, or a regular cut and finish all delivered with the warmest welcome in the city!
Did we mention that we love the comfortable salon chairs as well? Glow is the perfect place to unwind with a magazine, a slice of banana cake and a delicious hot cup of coffee! !
Get your hands on a complimentary Home Care Set (Davines Shampoo and Conditioner) with every salon or spa treatment when you mention “SassyMama” while booking and follow Glow on Instagram or Facebook.
(Expires 31st October 2021. Must be claimed on the day of appointment. One set per client.)
AUBE – Japanese hair stylists and organic head spa
At AUBE, 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! Offers and promotions are posted on its site often, so check it out to see what’s on before you book.
Blonde Boudoir – Experts in creating blonde hues
Established by a collective of world-class expat hairdressers, Blonde Boudoir is known for its mastery of colour. The salon is particularly skilled in creating gorgeous blonde hues, ranging from creamy blonde to icy blonde, strawberry blonde and more, though the team also love dabbling in luscious chocolate brunettes, flaming coppery redheads and dreamy pastels. Found on Elgin Street, it will move to a new location on Cochrane Street from Friday, 10 September 2021.
DAZ Hair – International hair salon in Hong Kong
DAZ Hair is one of the longest-running international salons in Hong Kong. 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.
emmanuel f. – Organic hair styling and beauty experts
emmanuel f. (which scooped the best hair salon prize in our 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 only using 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. And did we mention that it’s family-friendly, too? Just in case you need to bring the little one along!
Elaine Swanson Hong Kong – Hair stylist with a wealth of experience
With over 20 years experience in the industry and frequented by one Sassy Mama, 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.
essensuals by TONI&GUY – London-based hair salon in Hong Kong
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, 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.
Hair By Anaitha – Bollywood actress turned top hairdresser
Anaitha Nair received training at Paul Gerrard here in the 852 and then the Vidal Sassoon academy in San Francisco, before opening her own Hong Kong 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!
Hair Culture Group – International hair salon in Hong Kong
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.
Indulgence – Beauty and hair dressing salon
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 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.
Il Colpo Group – Longstanding luxury hair salon
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.
La Biosthetique – Parisian hair cutting glam
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!
Love Hair – Trusted hair cuts and hair dye including balayage
Environmentally-conscious Love Hair has long been a Sassy Mama favourite. 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’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.
Paul Gerrard – Hair care experts in the 852
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.
Private i Salon – Hairdressing, makeup and beauty
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. If you’re looking for a cut for your kids, keep an eye out for its Private-i Garden branches.
Raw Hair Salon – Wide range of hair treatments, hair cut, straightening and wavy hair treatments
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.
Sozo – Japanese-inspired boutique hair salon
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!
Other Hair Salons In Hong Kong
ARTEEZE (formally Style Brigade) – Online booking hair salon service that comes to you, www.arteeze.co
The Mandarin Salon – located on the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, this is a popular option with both local residents and hotel guests, www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong
Shhh – A multi-sensorial beauty experience, from cuts and colouring to perming and styling, www.shhh94.com
Hair Corner – Hair cuts and colour treatments, also offering hair transplants, hair spas and health consultation services, www.hair-corner.com
Amour Hair Spa & Salon – Bespoke hair salon in Wan Chai, www.amoursalon.com.hk
Hollywood Hair – Since the sad passing of Rennie Fensham, Yentl is the only stylist so make sure to book at least one week in advance for this previous Sassy Mama Reader’s award runner up. Facebook: @HollywoodHair.HK
Han Kuk Korean Lifestyle Hair Salon – With hair salons in TST, Central and Causeway Bay, www.korean-lifestyle.com
CHICCA (also known as Ichirin) – Specialises in Asian hair, www.hair-do-gp.hk
Tala’s Hair & Beauty Boutique — Sai Kung Mama’s will be familiar with this long running salon, www.talashair.com
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2017, updated in 2019 by Manisha Nair and most recently updated in September 2021.