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Top Hong Kong judge refuses to let solicitors wear wigs in higher courts

Geoffrey Ma Tao-li

It's a ruling that may leave some solicitors tearing their hair out. The city's top judge, Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li (pictured), has refused their request to be allowed to wear wigs - historically a symbol of power and the preserve of judges and barristers - when they represent clients in higher courts.

Friday, 26 April, 2013, 11:23am 13 comments

Annie Woon's wig exhibition opens in Times Square

Annie Woon (left) in her "wig wonderland" with Kitty Yuen.

Local artist Annie Woon said she was thrilled with her first exhibition featuring artwork made with colourful wigs, which has opened in the atrium of Causeway Bay's Times Square mall.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:07am

Bunnygirls just want to have fun

Hong Kong International School students Michelle Timmermans and Sarah-Jane Raines were turning more than a few heads.

And 16-year-old Timmermans - who moved to Hong Kong from Sweden 18 months ago - said the blonde wigs and bunny tails were meant to do exactly that.

28 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


Look out for Cameron Henderson in the South Stand in a decade or so. With his father, Russel, as a role model, there's no telling what the rugby-mad kid will come up with to stand out among the bikinis, superheroes and assorted riffraff.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Hairpiece of history

Opera virtuoso Chu Kam-lan wears a 57-feather kingfisher hair ornament called 'Green Phoenix Unfurls Her Wings' at the Exhibition of Beijing Opera Art and Design in the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay yesterday. This rare, historic hair ornament, of a sort usually worn by the female lead in operas and not made after the Qing dynasty, has twice the number of feathers that were normally used.

5 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Who better to tell bad jokes on the sorry state of the world than 'wigs' and 'pens'?

It's not quite as secretive as Fight Club but one of the rules of a Wig & Pen gathering is, you're not supposed to write about it. Obviously, CitySeen is breaking rank somewhat, but last Friday one such event was held at the Foreign Correspondents' Club.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Dash of detergent keeps wigs clean

It takes just a little detergent and some fabric softener in lukewarm water once a year to keep a judge's wig clean, Judge Sweeney said.

He washes his own wig once a year, but finds wigs rather outdated and silly and thinks they should be abolished.

16 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Henan economic miracle labours under ugly truths

Local legend has it that German wig makers first came to Xuchang almost 100 years ago to collect the queues of Chinese republican revolutionaries who had emancipated themselves from the Manchu empire.

Today it is the wig-making capital of the world and an oasis of prosperity in the centre of Henan, China's most populous province.

17 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Big hair days

It takes 40 minutes and five canisters of hairspray to prepare the lead actor for the spotlights - and then there's the suit

28 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Hair today, gone ...?

Recognise this hottie? No, it's not Betty Boop on the Atkins diet, but Maggie Q sporting a new hairdo. On Saturday night, CitySeen caught up with the model/actress at Pure Fitness' Red Bar and Restaurant where a handful of celebrities - including Almen Wong Pui-ha, dressed as a woman of voodoo, and Eunis Chan Ka-yung, who let out the devil inside - gathered for a low-key affair.

1 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Florence Geiser, Girl about town

Florence Geiser graduated from the German Swiss International School this summer. She celebrated the end of her school days in Phuket and returned sporting a new hairstyle - multicoloured hair extensions.

24 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Tam Oy-lun

We used to knot each strand of hair individually. The Shanghainese women were the best. They had that magic touch and could produce a complete handmade hairpiece in just four hours. I never learnt what their secret was, but they produced wonderful work. I used to sit there and envy their speed and agility. Knotting by hand was exacting, painstaking work.

9 Jun 2003 - 12:00am


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5 May 2002 - 12:00am

Wigs and gowns will stay

Judges will be keeping their hair on after the handover, except those sitting in the Court of Final Appeal.

The traditional wigs and gowns, regarded by some as outdated remnants of the colonial era, will still be worn by judges and barristers in the SAR, it was announced yesterday.

26 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Judgment reserved on wigs

The big-wigs will be on parade in more ways than one at the opening of the new legal year today as judges don their ceremonial attire for what could be the last time.

13 Jan 1997 - 12:00am