Looking for a place that can sort out all your hair and beauty treatments, so you don’t have to traipse from one side of Hong Kong to the next on separate trips? Glow Spa & Salon in the heart of Central is exactly that. Earlier this year, the hair and beauty salon in Hong Kong won an astonishing eight gold gongs in our Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards 2023, picking up the “best of” award across a wide range of services, from hair styling and hair colouring, to facials, body massages and more. The business has also bagged other beauty and hair salon awards around town recently too.
As a highly regarded international skincare, hair and beauty salon in Hong Kong, Glow provides a genuinely customer-centric approach, with a full menu of offerings, based around the following three key pillars.
#1 Hair styling
If you’re newly arrived in Hong Kong, you may have noticed your previously smooth and silky hair has turned almost overnight into something far frizzier! The Glow team hails from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the US and Hong Kong, so they understand how different conditions affect hair – including HK’s humidity. And they have practical solutions at the ready.
The salon offers a wide range of hairstyling, colour, treatments and more for you to tame those tresses. It also caters to a diverse set of clients across a range of prices, depending on stylist; so you needn’t feel that it has to cost the earth to get your highlights done!
In addition to highlights and smoothing treatments, Glow offers hair extensions, hair-loss solutions, barber cuts and more.
#2 Skin & Beauty
For its facials, Glow uses best-in-class product ranges including Environ, whose restorative formulations are based on decades of scientific research, Skeyndor, made and developed in Spain for over 50 years, and CACI, the UK’s number one provider of non-invasive microcurrent treatments.
To complement the range of facials, peels and eye treatments, you can visit the spa for beauty services such as waxing, brows, lashes and nails, along with full-body aromatherapy, lymphatic, and pre- and postnatal massages. The Glow team hold internationally recognised qualifications and can make recommendations to address your skincare and beauty concerns.
Glow can help you tackle various aesthetic concerns through its affordable and effective treatments and therapies. These include Dermapen micro-needling to address ageing, acne scarring and pigmentation, Cryopen, a cost-effective treatment for skin tags, warts and more, and laser hair removal using state-of-the-art machines.
Meet the newest faces on the Glow team!
Christina Boulieris – for highlights, cuts and curls
Joining the team in January 2023 as a Creative Director is Christina from New Zealand, formerly part-owner of popular HK salon Hippfish. She specialies in highlights and cuts, and in particular in curly hair.
Elaine Swanson – gorgeous styles
Elaine from Scotland is another new Creative Director on the team; she ran her own hairdressing business in Hong Kong for over 10 years, coming on board at Glow in December 2022.
Carol Cheng – beauty salon therapist
Senior Therapist Carol has more than 25 years of experience in top spas in Hong Kong, moving to Glow from the Paul Gerrard salon after it closed during COVID. She specialises in skincare, massage, hair removal and micro-needling.
Barry Mann – fab hair stylist
Barry is a Hong Kong local who joined Glow as a Creative Stylist in 2022. After starting her career here in general hairdressing, she then spent eight years working in salons across Australia before returning to HK and fixing on local hairdressing.
Joyce Lo – hair salon specialist
Joyce is an Emerging Stylist at Glow. She decided on career change into hairdressing seven years ago; today, she’s continuing to develop her client base and her skills with the team.
Meet the owner of beauty and hair salon Glow
Relocating to Hong Kong in 2007, Sioban Guilfoyle continued her career in retail and consumer banking, working with teams across Asia. In 2014, she established Lissome Hong Kong Limited to explore entrepreneurial opportunities. Identifying an underserved and largely ignored segment in the hair, skincare and beauty market, she purchased Glow in April 2015. The beauty salon in Hong Kong has flourished ever since.
Glow Spa & Salon is at 8/F, Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central. For more information, call 2525 5198, WhatsApp 9680 2107 or visit glowspa.hk.
To find out more about hair and beauty salons in HK, including more features on Glow Hong Kong, see our Style & Beauty section.
This article first appeared in the Autumn 2023 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.