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Brush with elegance

If done right, shaving can be an invigorating experience that can shape the rest of your day. Photo: Corbis

Preparation and a few special techniques can revive feel-good factor, writes Euan McKirdy.

Friday, 4 January, 2013, 5:38pm

Shave and save - how to scrub up and trim costs

Talianna, in Central, is one of the oldest barbershops in Hong Kong, and offers a shave and a haircut for HK$400 - or just HK$200 for each. Photo: Thomas Yau

Two things men can count on to scrub up well are a shave and the haircut - but the rise in men's grooming has seen many stores turn what used to be a daily ritual into sheer extravagance. So where can a man get a shave and a trim that won't break the bank?

8 Apr 2013 - 3:09am

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

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

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. (

18-carat gold razor by Zafirro (

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

JUST the tonic

Dry air and late nights, combined with daily shaving, can often leave men's skin parched and sensitive during the winter months. The solution? Add a moisturising treatment to your daily regimen to soothe and protect delicate skin all season long.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

TPV and Philips confirm LCD TV joint venture

TPV Technology, the world's largest contract producer of computer monitors, expects to consolidate its position as a global leader in liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions after acquiring the loss-making TV business of Royal Philips Electronics.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Joyce Grooming

It's no longer enough for a man to start his day with just a shave and some moisturiser. No, with androgyny now spreading its sexless form into the male world and many brands reconfiguring their once-female products for both genders, the flood of gentlemen's beauty salons throughout the city heralds a change in the world of grooming.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Barefaced chic

The art of shaving has a long history, and although many traditional makers of shaving products are stuck in their tired, tried-and-tested methods, one new brand is hoping to (literally) change the face of the modern man.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

PROBLEMS are skin deep

If you're a man, solving your skin problems shouldn't be a matter of reaching for your wife or girlfriend's skincare products. While some problems may be similar, men often have unique concerns that need to be targeted with specific products.

Unsightly rashes and ingrown hairs, as a result of shaving, are one of the most common skin complaints for men.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Philips keeps options open over TV venture

Royal Philips Electronics, which yesterday announced plans to cut 4,500 jobs worldwide as profits fell last quarter, may pursue other options if no deal is reached to sell the majority of its television business to Hong Kong-listed TPV Technology.

18 Oct 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

A close shave at Talianna

In any other city, the Talianna Beauty Salon and Barber Shop would be well respected for its illustrious history - a presence in Hong Kong for almost half a century, at the pinnacle of which there were six branches in distinguished locations such as The Peak, Repulse Bay and the old Hilton Hotel on Queen's Road Central.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Sluggish economy a turnoff for TPV

Tepid demand in key markets during the first quarter may have put a dampener on TPV Technology's ambitious expansion efforts in the global liquid crystal display (LCD) television sector.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am