Beautician Chong Sui-ko (right) is equipped with an array of modern cosmetic skills, but uses the ancient method of threading to remove her customers' facial hair. Photo: May Tse Beautician Chong Sui-ko (right) is equipped with an array of modern cosmetic skills, but uses the ancient method of threading to remove her customers' facial hair. Photo: May Tse
Beautician Chong Sui-ko (right) is equipped with an array of modern cosmetic skills, but uses the ancient method of threading to remove her customers' facial hair. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong’s dying trades defy high rents to hang by a thread

The tourism industry is trying to keep the old arts alive by introducing visitors to skills like threading and stencil-making

Beautician Chong Sui-ko (right) is equipped with an array of modern cosmetic skills, but uses the ancient method of threading to remove her customers' facial hair. Photo: May Tse Beautician Chong Sui-ko (right) is equipped with an array of modern cosmetic skills, but uses the ancient method of threading to remove her customers' facial hair. Photo: May Tse
Beautician Chong Sui-ko (right) is equipped with an array of modern cosmetic skills, but uses the ancient method of threading to remove her customers' facial hair. Photo: May Tse
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