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Hong Kong's Best Hairdressers for Head-turning Summer Tresses

Turn heads with a new 'do.

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 16 August, 2016, 3:52pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:17pm

Alchemy Boutique Hair Salon
This 3,000-sq.-ft. salon provides a spacious and comfortable hideout in Central to spruce up your locks, with 28 semi-private seats set up with mirror partitions to ensure you get your relaxing “me time” at the salon. The salon is helmed by Creative Director Justin Paul Chambers, an industry veteran who can turn your locks from limp and damaged to dolled-up in no time. Cuts from $490-2,700. Shop LG1-3, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, 3106-0128,

After a day at the beach, head to newly relaunched Capelli hair salon up the road at The Repulse Bay Arcade to get your locks expertly trimmed and styled by award-winning stylists. Creative Director David Malo brings over 20 years of international experience to Hong Kong, having trained at New Zealand’s prestigious Buoy Hairdressing, and was nominated as New Zealand’s hairdresser of the year a total of three times. Want locks like Mariah Carey or Khloe Kardashian? You’re in good hands as those are just two of the celebrities starring on David’s resume. He’s also an expert colorist, giving us effortlessly natural golden highlights for the balayage treatment on our last visit. Haircuts range from $550-980 and blow-dries from $250-650. G115-116, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Rd., Repulse Bay, 2592-9559,

Jean Louis David
This beautiful salon in the heart of Central is a convenient pit-stop if you have a few hours to kill between meetings or are looking for a blow-out before you rush off to dinner in SoHo. Always on the cutting-edge of the industry and keeping up-to-date with modern trends, Jean Louis David offers treatments ranging from balayage to keratin hair treatments, as well as manicures and pedicures so you can kill two birds with one stone. Women’s cuts are $700 while a blow-dry is $400. 12/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Rd., Central, 2997-9828,

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Private-i Salon
With several locations dotted all over Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, Private-i is one of the most popular hair salons in Hong Kong, providing consistent and convenient service with a wide range of treatments available. The Private-i Salon in Central is the flagship of the PS Group, offering 4,000 square feet of space including a million dollar Swarovski crystal curtain in the reception area to add an uber luxe feel. A modern and contemporary salon, Private-i is your one-stop shop to look and feel your best. Shop 3029-3030, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View St., Central, 2526-4488,

Kim Robinson
Can’t find a hairdresser who can work wonders on your Asian hair? Call on Australian-born celebrity stylist Kim Robinson, who’s known for his expertise in just that. His signature is the dry cut technique, creating a hairstyle to match the natural flow of your locks, which he’s used on A-list clients such as Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li. Hidden amongst the high-end stores in Chater House, Kim Robinson salon offers chic, private VIP rooms and premium service to deliver an experience that will make you feel like an A-list celebrity. Shop 106, Chater House, 8 Connaught Rd., Central, 2121-8484,

Hair Corner 
Established in 1985, Hair Corner has been offering fantastic salon and hair styling services to Hong Kongers for over two decades. The range of treatments is just as diverse as the customer base, and you can be sure to find a treatment that suits your needs and budget, from hair styling to beauty advice and skin treatments. Once you’ve achieved a new ‘do, be sure to pick up a basket of their premium hair products to maintain that fresh salon look. 8/F, VIP Commercial Centre, 116-120 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2507-2268,

Paul Gerrard
With a high pedigree and top-notch reputation, Paul Gerrard is the place to go to achieve your dream look. From the moment you walk through the salon, you’ll be expertly taken care of and you can rest at ease knowing your hair is in experienced hands. Grab a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea and browse the magazines or doze off as the A-list stylists primp and pamper your locks until you look like a brand new you. Paul Gerrard offers several different conditioning treatments, specializing in Brazilian Keratin treatments. Haircuts range from $600 for regular stylists to $1,500 for the director’s haircut. 33-35 Pottinger St., Central, 2869-4408,

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Hollywood Hair

Hollywood Hair can shape up your contemporary, modern do in no time—whether you’re looking for an elegant, throwback look or going retro and cutting-edge with bangs and a bob. Their stylists will analyze the condition of your hair and discuss what look you’re going after in detail before starting on the treatment, so you won’t have to cross your fingers and pray that your hair turns out the way you want. The jazzed-up salon offers a welcoming and open vibe for friendly salon chit-chat and girly beauty sessions. The salon currently shares its space with Glow Spa, but stay tuned for a revamped new salon of its own by this fall. A cut and blow-dry starts from $480. 9/F, Parker House, 72 Queen’s Rd., Central, 2525-5198,

Indulgence is the place to relax and kick back your feet with your girlfriends while you get everything from your hair to your nails done. In addition to expert haircuts, they offer “Sparties” for bridal showers, birthdays and kids’ parties including express manicures, pedicures, massages and mini-facials. There’s also a relaxation room for bigger parties with wine catering and complimentary goodie bags. Ladies’ cuts from $1,100. 3/F, Prosperity Tower, 39 Queen’s Rd. Central, Hong Kong, 2815-6600,

Set in luxury surroundings at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Bruneblonde offers a bit of chic Parisian charm in the heart of the city. A collaboration between stylists Roland Boutin and David Gouygou, this elegant salon is a charming hideout for Hong Kong’s well-heeled elite, offering an all-in-one pampering experience which highlights their premium service and talented hairdressers. Stylists at Bruneblonde work with confidence and precision, and are experienced with all types of hair from brunettes to blondes, and short to long hair. Cuts from $750. M/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Rd., Wan Chai, 2511-3988,