Business cut short at alleyway hairdresser

Feng Yan-ping took over the stall a decade ago. Photo: Dickson Lee

Feng Yan-ping operates a long-established, licensed hair salon stall in the alleyway right behind the blocks slated for redevelopment. Unluckily for her, the stall lies a few centimetres outside the official redevelopment area, so she gets no compensation even though her business is completely disrupted by the work.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 5:03am

Style meter


Chunky cuffs

Must-have jewellery for the season.

Asymmetric party dresses

Show a shoulder.

Leather driving gloves

Sexy and sophisticated.

Bright high-waisted trousers

Keep it loose like Sportmax.


Hotpants and heels

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

How to cut the grade

There's more to a hairdresser's life than simply cutting hair - one has to be outgoing and creative

Requirements: A hairdresser needs to have an outgoing personality and know how to communicate effectively with customers.

22 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Top tips: hair talk

Shayne Chandler is the owner of hair salon Chandler in Lan Kwai Fong. The former Kim Robinson stylist tells us how to communicate better with hairdressers to get the desired result.

20 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


Question 1

What's been purchased?

Mrs Yeung has been shopping at her local supermarket. She unpacks her bags at home. She tells her daughter about some of the items she has bought. Listen to what she says and then write the number of the item in the correct box.

Question 2

A cancelled hair appointment

16 May 2008 - 12:00am

Mark Hill

Skin care: 'I use a mixture of products. Being a hairdresser, I'm very aware of the products we use. A few years ago, my wife, Paula, introduced me to Creme de la Mer and I've been using it since.'

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

How to choose ... kitchen shears

The scissors your hairdresser uses to cut hair are (or should be) different from the ones your tailor uses to cut cloth (if not, change hairdressers). In the same way, not all kitchen shears are created equal.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Take action

A reader complained that her hair was cut overly short at Esprit Hair Salon in Causeway Bay and when she asked the stylist to fix it, she was told she would have to pay more than $700 extra.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

I'm crazy about you, Mr Kim

Dear Kim Jong-il, belated best wishes for your birthday on Wednesday. I hope that the double rainbow and bright star that North Koreans have been told marked your birth 63 years ago made a special reappearance for the occasion.

18 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Cut the chatter

There's only one thing I want from a hairdresser and that's a haircut. Not conversation, not opinion, not gossip, not advice and definitely not fashion tips. I'd even forgo the cup of tea if they'd just keep quiet and leave me be.

23 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Man in charcoal suicide

A 22-year-old hairdresser killed himself by burning charcoal in his Tai Po home. His body, along with a suicide note, was discovered in his room at the Tai Ming Lane flat at about 10am by his father. The note apologised to his father and said he felt he had no future working as a hairdresser. Police said the man had been dead for about three or four days.

21 May 2002 - 12:00am

Hairdresser jailed for trafficking

A stylist lured a hairdressing apprentice into a life of crime, the High Court heard.

Yesterday the apprentice, Cheung Chi-kwong, 29, admitted drug trafficking and was jailed for 14 years by Judge Verina Bokhary.

Robert Kwok, defending, said Cheung already knew the stylist vaguely before working at the salon.

30 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Curly turn of events

MAYBE it's coincidence but Michael Constantinou, visiting hairdresser to the world's rich and famous, commented to the Post last week that Terri Holladay (yes, she used to be Terri Chao) had perfect hair that would be a dream to work on; shock, shock, he was the man with the brush and blowdryer working on Terri's tresses a few days later. Like we said, maybe it's coincidence.

8 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Keeping posted

IS it going to be blow-dryers at 10 paces in a more restrained part of Tsim Sha Tsui? For we hear the impending arrival in his neighbourhood of one of Asia's best known snip and curl artists has ruffled the delicate feathers of a hairdresser already in residence there. To add froth and bubble to the tale, it appears that the latter once worked for the former at one of his salons.

7 Nov 1994 - 12:00am