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We comb, we saw, and we tried to conquer our hair but sometimes, life is much easier with a bit of help along the way. Whether you are looking for a haircut, a colour touch-up, or a fantastic perm, here are some of the best hair salons in Hong Kong to work their hair magic!
Everyone must already be familiar with global brand TONI&GUY, but of all their branches in Hong Kong, Essensuals by TONI&GUY is the one place where you can get more playful looks. Described as an “art hair salon,” you can find them in the heart of Central where their stylists pair up high fashion with hair. Given that they have such a strong foundation in styling, cutting, and hair-dyeing skills, the treatments are relatively wallet-friendly, with a Balayage or Ombré treatment starting from just $1,380, whereas a hair treatment is just $880.
Essensuals by TONI&GUY, 2/F, 2 On Lan Street, Central | (+852) 2191 9819
Glow Spa is staffed with everything you need for a real glow-up. From stylists and aestheticians to beauty therapists, there’s almost nothing you can’t do here. Their team will work together with you to find the best style fit, and you can either schedule all of your treatments into a day spa trip or just pop by for a blowdry before a dinner gathering. They also have super aesthetic interiors showcasing blue and yellow tones that will look great for a selfie backdrop and make any colour on your hair pop!
Glow Spa, 8/F, Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central | (+852) 2525 5198
Hair Duo is a shop that’s close to our hearts because it’s where we go to get our colours done! You can check out the store’s main Instagram page for their works, or even check out their individual stylists’ colourful pages for more inspiration. We usually plan our colours ahead, which means we sit down for a consultation with the colour kings and queens to talk about our current hair condition, what colours can we play with, and what colours we would like to sport for the next three months so that the hair dye can lay down the foundations for the next colour, too!
Hair Duo, 3/F, 11 Lan Fong Road, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2177 7369
Prices for a haircut differ for every hair salon, and it also differs depending on who you request for the haircut. Just like in any company structure, you get the juniors stylists, the senior stylist, and the directors. You can ask any of them to cut your hair, but because of the different skill levels, pricing will also differ. At Hair Culture, haircuts range from $300 to $4,500 depending on who you ask for. The senior-level stylists are known for working with the local media and entertainment industry for magazine, commercials, concerts, and more, so if you’re looking for an edgy or more sophisticated look, this is the place for you.
Shhh... we’ve got a secret to tell you. Shhh Salon is one of Hong Kong’s best hair salons with an eye for perfection. This by-appointment-only hair salon hidden on Hollywood Road pays meticulous attention to detail. Whether it’s the bamboo floor mops they use or the styling of your hair, they are here to create a multi-sensory experience for you. They are also lifestyle curators as they regularly collaborate with other boutique brands such as candles, coffee shop, and more.
Shhh Salon, G/F, 94 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2915 1001
With over 200 salons in Japan, Aube is an expert brand that brings Japanese hair aesthetics to Hong Kong. Located in Causeway Bay, these hair experts offer affordable and professional services, with a cut and full-colour treatment clocking in at just $700. Japanese hair aesthetics would mean the airy, fluffy look that is always an ongoing trend, using mini perms to make your hair bouncy and “babylights” for some fun in between!
Hong Kong’s hair salon group Il Colpo is a celebrity on its own due to the patronage of local superstars that many of you will know, including the likes of Tony Leung, Miriam Yeung, Donnie Yen, Karen Lam, and more. Next to hair, Il Colpo Group is also known as a pioneer in the beauty industry for introducing the Japanese nail art trend to Hong Kong back in 2000. This celebrity star power is the reason why their salons tend to be quite full so be sure to make your reservation well ahead of time!
Take a wild guess at what the team at Love Hair loves? Hair! This small boutique salon is all about hair ad the only use eco-conscious products to leave the best results in your hair. The salon takes being economically conscious to the next level by using eco-friendly flooring, reclaimed wood shelving and screens, as well as a water recycling system. They can do everything from simple Ladies’ Cut & Finish ($800) to Colour Works & Full Highlights ($1,600) so just lean back and breathe in the relaxing vibes.
Love Hair, 1/F, 99F Wellington Street, Central | (+852) 2458 0190
Blonde Boudoir is a super artsy hair salon with panting and sculptures spread around the salon that ensures the stylist will make your hair a piece of art! The team is always ready for any cut or colour, and they love creating luscious chocolate brunettes, flaming coppery redheads, dreamy pastels, or any colour that will satisfy your heart desires. A Full Tint ($1,400) for long hair can take several hours, so if your stomach is feeling a bit lonely, they also serve delicious coffee and cocktails during your treatments!
Blonde Boudoir, G/F, 46 Elgin Street, Central | (+852) 6804 5737
Indulge in a self-pampering session at Indulgence, which is all about inspiring the beauty within each individual. This urban retreat has a range of hair services such as cuts, colour treatments and hair treatment available, as well as body massages, lash extensions, facials, and hair removal services. That means you can start with a Ladies’ Cut & Finish ($500) and then go for a facial and massage all in the same place before calling it a day!
Indulgence, 22/F, Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central | (+852) 2815 6600
From hair to make-up, manicures to pedicures, Private i Salon has it all. Their shops all share the aesthetic interior design vision that has garnered them several awards, so when you pair that with their superb skills with hair, you’re guaranteed to be in for a rewarding time. They also offer exclusive VIP rooms ($250 per hour) that you can book for a maximum of three hours in order for you to thoroughly relax or have a nice bonding session with friends and family.
Hair Corner has been working their hair magic in Hong Kong for over 30 years, building up a famed reputation for their styling services as well as their wellness expertise on hair transplants, hair spas, and hair health consultation. They are often invited to showcases abroad, such as Japan’s popular Beauty Expo, so it goes without saying that they are true masters of their craft. They have three branches in Hong Kong, with the newest addition inside the picturesque K11 MUSEA.
Aesthetic shop entrances are just as important for hair salons as they are for restaurants. We came across M Plus Salon when we were window-shopping in Lee Gardens and boy, were we captivated. The salon is frequented by many of Hong Kong’s local celebrities such as Miriam Yueng and Pakho Chau for their creative colour work and detailed styling and accordingly, their prices for treatments and cuts are a little steeper as well.
M Plus Salon, Shop 311–315, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2890 2666
Last by not least, we have Sozo Hair Design in Central, a Japanese hair salon where you can create your own hairstyling menu. From regular cuts to extensions, all you have to do is ask and ye shall receive. The thing we admire most, however, is their hair donation program. Sozo Hair Design accepts hair that is at least 31 centimetres in length and in healthy condition, and collections are sent off to create wigs for Japanese children with cancer. What could be better than upcycling your discarded snippings?
Sozo Hair Design, 3/F, Worldwide Commercial Building, 34 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2353 5025