The Hong Kong weather and the work-hard/play-hard lifestyle can leave you looking and feeling less than your best. Roots need a touch up? Got a big event coming up and need to book a blow wave? Brows need to be brought into line? We’ve got all this and more covered in this bumper round up of beauty services in Hong Kong to have you in top shape in no time.
The humidity in this town can wreak havoc with even the straightest hair. For fuss-free locks that resist the frizz, speak to an expert to find a treatment that suits your hair type the best. Here are a few you can rely on!
Emmanuel F Upper G/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan 2167 8280 | emmanuelf.com
DAZ Hair 2/F, Tung Chai Building, 86-90 Wellington Street, Central 2956 3668 | dazhk.com
The Strand 18 Cochrane Street, Central 2850 7686 | thestrandhk.com
Paul Gerrard 1/F & 2/F, Wah Hing House, 35 Pottinger Street, Central 2869 4408 | paulgerrard.com
It’s amazing the difference well groomed brows make. Don’t DIY, try …
Benefit Cosmetics Shop G43B, 200 Queen’s Road East, Avenue Walk, Wan Chai 3621 0598 | benefitcosmetics.com.hk
Browhaus 7/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central 3950 3950 | browhaus.com.hk
Mani-pedis are a must in this nail-obsessed city. For toes that are dressed to impress, try a pedicure at these places.
My Perfect Body 3/F, 16 Wyndham Street, Central 2561 7272 | mypb.com.au
The Nail Library Level 1, 10-12 On Wo Lane, Central 2803 2290 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beau Nail Shop HOK73, Level 1, Hong Kong Station (under IFC), Central 2234 7328 | beau-nail.com
Nail 88 (the cheapest mani/pedis in HK!) Shop G24-25, Welland Building, 368 Queen’s Road Central 2851 6711
Prefer a healthy glow without the risk of sun damage? Then fake it till you make it, with self-tanning help from these salons:
California Super Tan 706, Working view Commercial Building, 21 Yiu Wai Street, Causeway Bay 2573 0099
California Beach Club 3/F, Jade Centre, 98 Wellington Street, Central 2851 3357
It’s hot for nine months of the year in Hong Kong, so prepare to bare some skin!
Strip Ministry of Waxing 7/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central 3950 3950 | strip.com.hk
Dolma Waxing Boutique 1508, 15/F, Takshing House, 20 Des Voeux Road, Central 6348 4452 | brazilianwaxing.com.hk
Lavar Premium Waxing Salon 13/F, One Lan Kwai Fong, Central 2915 0918
Room 802, Parker House, 72 Queen’s Road, Central 2915 0901
Nu Waxing Workshop 23/F, Hing Wai Building, 36 Queen’s Road, Central 2869 9680 | nuwaxingworkshop.com
Nude Beautique 14-01, 14/F, M88 Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central 2868 9100 | nudewaxing.com.hk
If you’re like us and you want to do everything in one place (and let’s be honest – traipsing about town in the heat defeats the purpose of a little pampering!), check out these venues that offer all the above under one roof.
Glow Spa and Hollywood Hair 9/F, Parker House, 72 Queen’s Road Central 2525 5198 | glowspa.hk
Flawless 4/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street 2869 5868 | flawless.hk.com
Sense of Touch Various locations senseoftouch.com.hk The Right Spot 5/F, 20 Stanley Street, Central 6998 7768 | therightspot-wellness.com
Feel Good Factor 2/F, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, Central 2530 0610 | feelgoodfactor.com.hk
The Skin Gym The Centrium, 21/F, Room 6, 60 Wyndham Street 2810 8088 | theskingym.com.hk
Indulgence 22/F, Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central 2815 6600 | indulgence.hk
Too much tea, coffee and wine can leave your pearly whites not-so bright. Get that Hollywood smile with a quick teeth-whitening session at one of these places.
The Smile Centre 17/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central 2110 9757 | smile-center.com
The Smile Bar 1/F, Hang Wai Commercial Building, 231-233 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai 2620 0615 | the-smile-bar.com.hk
Fit and Fab
To keep up in this town, you need to keep fit. Make a start or kick your existing routine up a notch at one of these awesome gyms and studios.
Flex Shops 308-310, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen 2813 2212 | flexhk.com
3/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central 2813 2399 | flexhk.com
UP Fitness 3/F, Unicorn Trade Centre, 127-131 Des Voeux Road Central, Central 2798 9000 | upfitness.com.hk
Iso Fit 802-805, 8/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street 2869 8630 | isofit.com.hk
Options Studio 15/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central 3188 8112 | optionspilatesstudio.com
See more our in our Style & Beauty section:
We review these nail salons
4 Spas for getting perfectly pampered
3 Very cool Hong Kong hairdressers
This article first appeared in the City Guide 2018 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.