Jul 21, 2013|
Hair Craft has a fairly long history in Hong Kong. The hair stylist behind Hair Craft, John Ma, first opened his salon in Tsim Sha Tsui in 1983. It wasn’t until 2003 that the salon moved to Central. Hair Craft uses top-notch hair products including Philip Kingsley, O Way HColor and Moroccanoil.
Basic cut: $400-$700
Color: From $500
G/F, No. 61 Elgin St., Central, 2868-6985, www.haircraft-salon.com.
Walking into the salon, you might think that it resembles Toni & Guy. That’s because the same group opened the award-winning salon, Essensuals. Essensuals is meant to serve the younger crowd with its free and fun-filled environment. Its aim is to provide a wide range of services as well as attentive client care. You might want to consult the stylists before you decide on the service you want because the price can vary depending on your needs.
Basic cut: $330-$580
1/F, 86 Wellington St., Central, 2254-6088, www.essensuals.com.
If your child starts hyperventilating when you bring him/her into salons for haircuts, try Magic Mirror. It is essentially a playground with merry-go-round chairs, so kids can relax while getting their hair done by a team of stylists who are experienced in working with children.
Basic cut: $320-350 (15% off on weekdays)
Shop 218, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Rd., Causeway Bay, 2882-2118 / 2882-2138, www.magicmirror.com.hk.
Shop 106, West9Zone, 38 Cherry St., West Kowloon, 2957-8000.
The name says it all. From cuts to blowouts to even a $2,000 makeover package, Hollywood Hair promises to turn you into a Hollywood star in no time. Enjoy a cup of Italian coffee or a glass of wine whiel you get worked on.
Basic cut: $780 and up
Highlights: $1,200 and up
Color: $680 and up
23/F, 1 Duddell St., Central, 2861-9830, www.hollywoodhair.info.
Try getting a mojito (playful, tropical curls) or a Long Island iced tea (straight, silky smooth hair) at Airplay Blow Dry Bar. It’s blowouts only, which means no cuts or colors. However, if you’re in a rush to an event and have little time for a full-on make-over, Airplay’s the place to be. You can even add $180 for makeup services.
Blowouts and Updos: $280
7/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham St., Central, 2641-9888, www.airplaybar.com.
The Amika salon reflects the brand’s fun and colorful personality and even from a distance, you’ll notice the store is unlike the traditional salon. It specializes in styling and offers twelve different hairstyles for the clients—you’ll have to go somewhere else for cuts though.
Dry styling: $180
G/F, 8 Elgin St., Central, 2291-0070, www.amika.com.hk.
Capelli is part of the Sense of Touch family, where signing up and becoming a Diva member can help you save at many of the retail locations that are part of its membership program.
Basic cut: $500-$1,200
G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Rd., 2592-9668, www.capelli.hk.
Era is one of the latest additions to the Paul Gerrard family. They offer a range of services, including manicures, pedicures and makeup applications, at relatively affordable prices. One of their newest services includes digital hair perming using the Japanese Paimore machine.
Basic cut: $450-1000
G/F, 36 Pottinger St., Central, 2577-3080, www.era-salon.hk.
Indulgence is the perfect one-stop-shop. Whether you’re in need of something for your hair, face or nails, Indulgence’s probably able to help. You can even contact them for private bookings to pamper you and your friends at a bridal shower or bachelorette party. Indulgence is great when it comes to customizing and getting what you want, no matter how crazy you requests are.
Basic cut: $350-$1,100
3/F, Prosperity Tower, 39 Queens Rd. Central, 2815-6600, www.indulgence.hk.
Chicca is a posh Japanese salon that offers Asian-style cuts and hairdos at affordable prices. It is part of the larger Day By Day group with branches in Hong Kong, China, Japan and the United States.
Basic cut: $300-$800
1/F, 1 Lan Fong Rd., Causeway Bay, 2890-7993, www.hair-do.hk.