Fekkai the mane man as celebrities flock to launch of hair care line

Legendary New York hair stylist Frederic Fekkai was in town last week for the launch of his hair care line at Joyce Beauty.

Friday, 4 May, 2012, 12:00am

Italian hairdresser parts company with star stylist and goes it alone

In February, CitySeen spoke to newly arrived Italian hairstylist Lorena Severi, who followed her husband to Hong Kong for business and found herself working at one of the salons run by star stylist Kim Robinson. Now the tai-tai turned hairdresser has left Robinson's salon and is running two franchised salons.

11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

A head for business

'I'M A FARM BOY from the country!' says Kim Robinson. Quite a modest appraisal from a man who has crossed paths with some of the world's legendary beauties: actresses Isabella Rossellini, Audrey Hepburn and the late Princess Diana, to name a few. 'I remember getting a fax asking if I'd be interested in styling the hair of HRH the Princess of Wales during her visit to Hong Kong.

3 Apr 2009 - 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

Alexandres get hairs in a tangle over alleged trademark infringement

Last week, we mentioned a launch event for the hair-accessory collection of Frenchman Alexandre Zouari by its local retailer Shiamas Ltd, and we noted its similarity to another brand that inhabited the shops that Zouari has taken over. The previous brand, also selling hair clips and bands, was called Alexandre de Paris and, yes, it used to be operated by Shiamas.

20 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Yenn Wong

Shoes: Gucci black mesh and leather double Velcro sneakers.

Handbag: Light-brown Bottega Veneta shoulder bag.

Latest fashion purchases: 'Rick Owens flowing silk pants, Chloe silver mesh bag, Juicy Couture terrycloth tube dress and Roland Mouret silk embroidered top, all from, my new favourite shop!'

30 May 2004 - 12:00am

Tears shed over salon's final cut

It's not often that hair makes headlines, but tears were shed over the weekend as the news broke that Jacques Dessange, Hong Kong's high society salon, is shutting its doors for good.

Clientele such as socialite Shirley Li, Marie-Chantal Miller, David Tang Wing-cheung and Sally Lo will have to find a new place to get their coiffures taken care of.

23 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

A user's guide to fashion

Catwalk comeback New York, Milan, London, Paris ... Shanghai? After months of cancellations owing to Sars, the region's fashion circuit is starting to buzz again. Shanghai International Fashion Showcase, originally scheduled for April, will begin on October 25.

12 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Stylist gets inspiration from fashion, lifestyle, news and European culture

UNDER THE GLARING lights and with techno music blaring, hairstylist Kolen Wong Chiu-kit and his staff are putting on a performance with a group of funky dancers in a Lan Kwai Fong disco.

It is not a rave party, but a rather unusual hair show.

If you thought a hairstylist only cuts hair all day long in a salon, you are wrong.

29 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

A market cut and dried for a master

Thirty-five years ago, a London hairdresser called Vidal Sassoon created his own version of the bob. He did so because Mary Quant, then the hottest designer in the coolest city in the world, wanted a cut as modern as the clothes she hung on her models.

29 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

desperate diners THE latest social trend seems to be keeping people waiting for dinner until it's way past their bedtime. Guests at recent black-tie functions hosted by Philippe Charriol, Cartier and Buccellati, at the Grand Hyatt and the Regent, said main courses were not served until nearly 11 pm.

16 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Loss of face

FORGET all those fancy potions with high-tech names with million-dollar advertising budgets and supermodel-studded campaigns. By far the most popular face cream these days is the bizarrely named named Lostalot Faceline Effector. The cream is made by Shiseido and actually promises to slim down the face.

4 May 1997 - 12:00am

My last Good buy

THE MOST famous hairdresser in the world hoists himself out of the swimming-pool and shrugs on a white towelling robe. He extends a crinkly little finger for a charmingly diminutive handshake.

10 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Pavlovian response

WANT your brand name on the shapely back of Flora Cheong-Leen? Fine. As long as you've got a few million dollars to part with.

Miss Pavlova caused a stir at a fund-raising 'cut-in' staged by Vidal Sassoon last week when she not only intimated that her hair was insured, but also seemed distinctly uncomfortable about being photographed wearing a Sassoon gown.

16 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Icons of our time

The Hong Kong Hairdresser.

REAL NAME: Dean, Lee, Warren or Lope, Homond, Dingo, Boffie (an artistic approximation of names that never existed in the first place).

NATIONALITY: Either expatriate Brits and Australians or local Chinese whose English came from a study trip to Vidal Sassoon in London.

AGE: Only their IDs can say.

12 Jun 1994 - 12:00am