Hong Kong’s climate can be tough on your tresses and the thought of finding a sylist in a new city can be daunting. Here are some expert tips to get help you out with all your hair worries:
Colouring your crowning glory? Emmanuel of eco-luxe salon Emmanuel F. loops us in on organic options for touching up those roots.
Cull the chemicals: Choosing a colour that contains fewer chemicals and is ammonia-free helps to maintain the hair’s essential proteins and moisture balance, reducing damage during colouring.
Best for baby: Many women are worried about potential side effects to their baby when colouring their hair during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Choosing safe, organic products ensures not only a great result, but also peace of mind.
Eco-chic: Not only does quality organic colour respect hair, it also respects the environment. Look for brands that operate ethically, avoid animal testing, pay fair wages and encourage recycling. Not sure whether your current brand does these things? Ask your stylist!
UG/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
2167 8280 | emmanuelf.com
We all know what these Hong Kong summers are like so here are some options for tackling high-humidity hair:
Brazilian blowout: This high-performance hair treatment spins frizz into silk. Older “BBs” contained formaldehyde; happily, modern formulations are far kinder.
Available at Indulgence, 4/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central
2217 0644 | indulgence.hk
Smoothing keratin: This commitment-free treatment washes out in around four shampoos, adding gloss and softness to hair.
Available at Jean Louis David, 12/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road Central
2869 4408 | paulgerrard.com
This treatment smooths and softens, retaining natural body and movement for a “your hair but better” result.
Available at Hollywood Hair, 9/F, Parker House, 72 Queen’s Road Central
2525 5198 | hollywoodhair.com.hk
Using raw natural keratin to calm and condition, Bhave adds manageability and shine.
Available at Love Hair, 1/F, 99F Wellington Street, Central
2458 0190 | lovehairhk.com