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Tried & Tested: Jean Louis David

Your guide to looking fit and fabulous.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 March, 2016, 4:06pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:59pm

The Test Subject: Kate Springer

The Buzz: European hairdresser Jean Louis David opened up a sprawling all-white space last month in the heart of Central. Bringing its fashion-forward and tech-savvy skills to the hair styling scene, JLD offers thoughtful consulting, a glass of bubbly, Italian chocolates and a warming hand and arm massage.

The Experience: Walking into the bright white salon, you feel instantly refreshed thanks to the clean surrounds, the soothing lights over the wash basins and the subtle smell of lavender. JLD takes hygiene extremely seriously, using paper gowns and a new hair brush per person. Choose from the fast service “urban” section or linger longer in the indulgent “international” corner, where the stations take inspiration from First Class airplane seats—complete with nooks to stow your luggage and magazines.

The Treatments: It was one surprise after the next on my visit. My stylist, for example, had me stand up while he cut my hair with a pair of clippers. Meanwhile, my colorist—Lorena Severi, owner of Jean Louis David Asia—used a sponge to strategically paint sun-streaked pieces into my hair, creating a balayage effect, and wrapped it all in plastic wrap instead of foil.

The Takeaway: Jean Louis David offers a first-class experience and innovative, smart approaches to cuts and color treatments. Whether you’re looking for a new cut, expert hair color or a head-to-toe makeover, you’ll be in very capable hands.

Cuts from $700; Balayage from $2,500. 12/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Rd. Central, 2997-9828,