Beauty Salon

Socialite Helen Ma opens new beauty salon in Causeway Bay

Rosemary Vandenbroucke and Charles-Edouard Barthes

Heavily pregnant Helen Ma still knows how to have a good time, as she showed when she opened her EviDenS de Beauté salon in Cubus, Causeway Bay.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 2:20pm

Hong Kong urged to clamp down on beauty salon medical therapies

A retail store of DR beauty centre in Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam

Pressure is mounting on the government to close regulatory loopholes that allow beauty salons to provide risky medical therapies without the supervision of health authorities. This comes after four women fell seriously ill last week following blood transfusion therapy.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

Beauty clinics boss says there is no evidence transfusion treatment works

Dr Stephen Chow, founder of the DR beauty company, meets the media. Photo: Edward Wong

As three women lay critically ill after paying HK$50,000 for "anti-cancer" blood transfusion therapy, the founder of the DR beauty company that carried out the treatment, Dr Stephen Chow Heung-wing, admitted there was no evidence it worked.

The fourth woman to fall ill following the therapy is in stable condition and has been revealed as Chow's elder sister.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

Blood treatment should not be done in beauty salon, says specialist

Staff at DR beauty salon in Causeway Bay try to avoid media attention by putting a white cloth over the door. Photo: Nora Tam

The medical treatment that led to three women falling critically ill this week is usually used to treat cancer and should never be performed in a beauty salon, a blood specialist says.

Dr Bernard Chan said he was puzzled that such treatment was available at a salon. The haematologist added that the technology used was also too costly for it to be marketed commercially.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am 2 comments

AHA rapid exfoliator

Some claim manual blackhead removal is the only way to effectively solve the problem of blocked pores. But it can be a painful experience.

Fortunately, the Strand in Central offers the procedure with a new option - the AHA Rapid Exfoliator treatment - that promises to deliver cleaner pores without the pain.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty event turning heads

Deemed as the ultimate crossroads for the beauty and cosmetics industry in the Asia-Pacific region and the second-largest trade show of its kind worldwide, Cosmoprof Asia 2011 promises to be not only bigger and better but also more beautiful than ever this year.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Feather Forecast

Steven Tyler, one of the judges on American Idol, could be credited for spearheading the hottest trend of the summer. Ditto for actresses Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Hilary Duff, who have sported slender, coloured feathers in their hair, igniting a fashion fad that started in Los Angeles, and is now spreading across America - and beyond.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Wants + Needs

River of dreams

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Doing it with style

As a teenager, Tony Li spent all his pocket money on hard-to-get foreign fashion magazines, mesmerised by the colour and verve on display, features that were seriously lacking in the China of the early 1980s, a grimly monochromatic, and utterly glamour-free, nation.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Clean cuts

Chemical-fumed hair salons are not usually considered eco-friendly spaces, so when Emmanuel Faipoux announced that he wanted to open Hong Kong's first green hair salon and spa, quite a few eyebrows were raised. Emmanuel F. - Eco Hair and Beauty Couture opened on January 9 this year and has seen a steady increase in new clients who want to improve the environment and their hair.

18 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

324 complaints in first five months

From the light boxes in MTR stations to lamp posts and building walls, the city is plastered with advertisements and posters put up by beauty parlours promoting their programmes.

They highlight management by doctors and 'success cases' of celebrities and movie stars who act as their public faces.

13 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

'Lipstick effect' to the rescue

The lipstick effect is one of the reasons the beauty industry is still holding firm despite the downturn, according to one of the organisers of Cosmoprof Asia 2009.

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Trial therapy: royal flush

The Retreat for a King and Queen treatment package

What does it involve?

18 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Brand story: Sothys

What is it?

11 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

The Horn of Plenty: Excess and Reversability

Para/Site Art Space

Until Aug 2

Pass the front window of Para/Site Art Space and you'll see something is amiss: the 'Open' sign is upside-down. But that's the point made by the gallery's latest exhibition, The Horn of Plenty: Excess and Reversability.

25 Jun 2009 - 12:00am