Facial Hair

Hot fuzz: The Rise of the Hipster Beard

A hirsute hipster at the Pitti Immagine Uomo show in Florence.

With girlfriend jeans, hobo chic and ironic tattoos becoming mainstream, the male hipster phenomenon already has a lot to answer for. 

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 10:33am

Turkey's facial hair implant business booms as Arab men seek virile look

Turkey's booming health tourism sector is getting hairier.

Transplants have long been offered to those who are thin on top, but now facial hair implants are gaining in popularity, with men who want a more manly look flying in to make the most of the services on offer in the country.

28 Dec 2012 - 5:51am

Movember diary: Chester Grucza comes clean

Chester Grucza is regrowing his moustache for prostate cancer research.

One week in and I'm pleased to report growth along my upper lip is starting to show strong signs of progress (or should I say, mo-gress). It's great to see I'm not going it alone; I've noticed lots of guys around the city sporting stage one moustaches. Hong Kong seems to have really embraced Movember.

13 Nov 2012 - 9:11am

Dandy & Dapper

Dandy & Dapper

I've finally convinced my Russian bride that my American frame will never fit into any Chinese trousers, and, after a long weekend in Guangzhou to prove the point, I'm wondering where in Hong Kon

16 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Grow your own way

You'd have to be a fashion recluse to be unaware of the hair-icane that has taken men's grooming by storm. Pick up any recent men's magazine and you will find superheroes Andrew 'Spider-man' Garfield, Christian 'Batman' Bale or Michael 'Prometheus' Fassbender gracing the covers with a bit of scruff and fuzz.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Shaving grace

TwinLuxe Booster Serum (HK$660) creates a protective barrier between your skin and the blade before shaving, and acts as a calming agent after shaving. Available at The Oriental Spa, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 15 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2132 0188

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

The look of love

When it comes to life events, preparing for the happiest day of your life can be one of the most stressful. It's not just about the dress, flowers, catering and venue; the pressure to look flawless is high.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Room to Groom

Radiant Touch for Men (HK$290) by L'Homme Yves Saint Laurent

Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel (HK$270/15ml) by Clinique

Scrub and cleanse wipes by Milk & Co. (milk-co.com)

18-carat gold razor by Zafirro (zafirro.com)

The One Sport with notes of rosemary, cardamom, patchouli and musk (HK$745/100ml) by Dolce & Gabbana

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Vanity cases

Rosey Chan Pianist / Creative Director

Classical musicians don't often venture past their genre's influence, let alone into the worlds of fashion and beauty - but Rosey Chan isn't your average Brahms and Beethoven performer.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Mirror on the wall, who's the hairiest of them all?

If Hong Kong Disneyland's rules applied to the firm's cast of characters, quite a few wouldn't make the cut.

Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Peter Pan villain Captain Hook, with his scraggly black facial hair, would not meet the park's 'well-trimmed' requirement.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I was reminded of eyelash extensions when I saw a girlfriend with them done for New Year's Eve. I once had eyelash extensions done at Toni & Guy, but it doesn't do them anymore. Can you recommend somewhere good where I could get it done at lunch time?

Long Time, Central

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Unconventional thinker sees the science in song

Jaws dropped when Professor Dekai Wu first stepped into the classroom in combat boots and unevenly shaved red hair - a get-up common in Berkeley but shocking in early 1990s Hong Kong.

'This was before people even dyed their hair,' he recalls.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: false eyelashes

No Christmas party look is complete without a pair of luscious falsies. The lashes have the power to accentuate your eyes, transforming you into the sultry siren you've always wanted to be.

Shu Uemura Dazzling Sapphire Diamant?False Eyelashes (HK$125)

These look beautiful but is hard to put on since it has crystal-like granules at the tips.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

My husband and I have been invited to an Indian wedding this autumn, for which one of the daytime parties has a 1920s/ 30s/40s theme. Do you know of anywhere that supplies those round, retro sunglasses one sees in old Shanghai gangster movies?

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Blink big

From the catwalks of London, Milan and Paris to the pavements of Hong Kong, something is causing quite a flutter in the world of beauty. Eyelashes are back at the forefront of fashion and have sparked a mini boom in beauty products and treatments that offer improved lash length, thickness and curl without the need for heavy-looking falsies or layers of gloopy mascara.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am