When the Christmas party season starts, you want to head out knowing you look your best. So if you need to up the style stakes to get your through the rounds of festive soirees, here are some top Hong Kong beauty salons and skincare businesses to call on for help.
If you want to ensure you look sophisticated and polished on the Christmas party circuit, look no further than Patrick Henri in Sheung Wan. Belgian-born Patrick Henri Havegheer opened his eponymous Hong Kong studio after working internationally first as a professional make-up artist, trainer and spokesperson for Versace Makeup for five years and then Yves Saint Laurent Asia for nine years. Patrick Henri offers personalised services in skincare and make-up which will have you looking your best for your special occasion or event. “When it comes to makeup our style is unique and different, skilfully enhancing facial features and hiding facial flaws in persons of all races and genders,” he says. In addition to make-up services, Patrick Henri offers cosmetic tattooing, such as eyebrow micro-blading and eye liner tattoos. You can also buy premium Italian make-up brand Collistar, 100 percent natural French skincare products from Realia, as well as La Bastide Des Aromes vegan soy candles. Highlights include Patrick Henri’s own all-in-one cleanser, toner and eye makeup remover, Patrick Henri No.1 Clean & Tone, which he launched in December 2016. Their Realia anti-age day and night moisturisers come in a gift set with a free 5ml serum.
Fans of luxury organic beauty products should check out cabanee, an online store selling natural and organic skincare and haircare products. Company director Annie Chan says the cabanee team are passionate about selecting only the best organic and natural products for their clientele, which are sourced and shipped directly from the brands. You will find a wide array of products, such as cleansers, serums, scrubs and masks, all tried and tested by the cabanee team. “We only carry selected brands whose missions and values align with ours,” Annie says. The popularity of the products has led to the expansion of a physical retail space inside the high-end Number 8 Hair Salon in Central in September. If you want to get party ready in a flash, look to their haircare On The Go Set from Tabitha James Kraan. The products in the set will take you anywhere looking and smelling amazing organically! Volumise and revive the roots with the award winning organic dry shampoo compact, then spritz and scent hair and neck with the 100 percent natural organic perfume. Finish by moisturising and dressing hair with the multi-functional conditioner. For your skin, their Bottega Organica wildcrafted and organic Ageless Face Mist or Calm Face Mist will refresh and hydrate your face for a quick glow. They are also stocking Christmas beauty gifts exclusively at Number 8 Hair Salon. “Each gift set comes with a reusable cotton drawstring bag and gift tag,” she says.
Nature Care is perfect for those who want to be able to combine the luxury factor of French beauty products with the safety offered by organic standards. If you are after your products to have you or your loved ones looking fresh and festive, this online shop based in Hong Kong provides French organic skincare products, many of which they sell exclusively in Hong Kong. Owner and founder Helen Leen says all products are handpicked and made in France, aiming to ensure you can experience high quality, safe beauty care. “We like to hunt down the ‘hidden’ local and authentic French manufacturers which provide affordable and effective products, using predominantly local ingredients,” she says. “Because all products are often not equal in terms of quality and efficacy, we will not choose a whole product range to please the supplier or to make the sourcing more simple. We systematically test the products ourselves and we do a screening of the customers’ insights before selecting only the best ones.” They also only stock products which are certified organic by Ecocert. Nature Care is offering free shipping for all orders as a special offer for Christmas and a free gift of a 50ml organic hand cream or 50 ml hand sanitiser (worth HK$69), depending on stocks, for purchases of more than HK$600.