Beauty industry

Beauty centre customers carry on despite risks

Posters of beauty centres in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

While beauty centres have seen clients stay away in droves since the death of a patient in October, thousands of Hong Kong women still pay for beauty treatments - despite the risks.

Friday, 8 May, 2015, 10:02am

Beauty industry in crisis in Hong Kong

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Generations of women have tried to defy the ageing process.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

How to make beauty last

Beauty centre advertisements are ubiquitous here in Hong Kong.

One of the things I feel most fortunate about is the fact that I have never been the "pretty girl". I've been a lot of other things - "spunky", "funny", "gutsy", and "something else" (a term coined for people like me, not pretty but not entirely ugly, either, therefore literally something else).

31 Oct 2012 - 2:40am 1 comment

Beauty industry can't self-regulate; new laws needed

A staff at DR Esthetic Center Ltd beauty centre in Causeway Bay grabs their client as media surrounded the centre. Beauty treatment blunders at the beauty clinic have left three women in critical condition in hospital.

Having been heavily criticised for dragging its feet, the government has finally launched a review of the need to regulate high-risk medical procedures performed by beauty parlours. This came after "therapeutic treatment" killed a woman and made three others ill. This is not the first time legislation has been called for.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

Letters to the Editor, October 21, 2012

Mandatory Provident Fund leaflet.

Old and new MPF set-up impractical

The Mandatory Provident Fund is a good thing, because it forces very low-income groups to save money, which they otherwise might not do.

Even though the actuaries will argue that the savings are quite inadequate to meet retirement needs, the MPF is nonetheless a step in the right direction.

21 Oct 2012 - 1:39am

Letters to the Editor, October 20, 2012

New weight limit at Sheung Shui station. Photo: Nora Tam

Rethink flawed move to evict Montessori

My family has been anxious about recent developments relating to the International Montessori School ("Parents fight to halt school relocation", October 8).

My children like the school very much. My elder daughter joined last September and my younger son started there last month.

20 Oct 2012 - 1:51am

Beauty clinic guidelines will have some legal force, minister says

Dr Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health

Guidelines for the beauty industry to be drawn up by a government committee after four women fell dangerously ill following blood transfusions would have "certain functions in law enforcement" even though they were not legally binding, the health minister said yesterday.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

Beauty industry to draft guidelines on best practice

The DR Esthetic Centre in Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, open as usual yesterday. Photo: Nora Tam

Beauty salons will draft guidelines to regain the trust of consumers after "high-risk" treatments that left one woman dead and three ill in hospital.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am