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. 'I still love Kim, I really do,' Severi (right) said. 'When I told him that I was to open a new salon he was very understanding. I still talk to him.' Severi is running two Europe-based franchised salons, Dessange Hong Kong, in Central and in Causeway Bay. They mainly introduce her signature hair-colouring techniques such as balayage to her local clients and help train young hairdressers. 'I love teaching young hairdressers - they are like a piece of plain paper, and they learn and absorb things so quickly, like a sponge; it is very exciting to pass on your skills to other people.' Severi said she was also introduced to hairdressing at a young age. At 11, she began helping out at her mother's salon in her hometown, Trieste, Italy. 'My grandmother, my mother and my sisters are also in the hairdressing business, and now all of my sisters' children are also hairdressers too. We actually have four generations of hairdressers in the family. We always talk about 'hair' in the family. My dad, Alessandro, probably thinks we are all crazy,' Severi said with a laugh.