By: Rebecca Simpson
If I had a Hong Kong dollar for every social media post asking for a trustworthy blonde highlights or hair-lightening recommendation, I’d be a rich lady. Finding a stylist you can trust to go lighter in HK is a tough ask; finding a salon where that service is affordable is the holy grail.
The good news is that my experience at Indulgence salon in Central had plenty of highlights – including my new highlights!
Anya is the Senior Creative Stylist there, and she was able to gently persuade me to lighten my locks again; and I’m glad I surrendered to her recommendation. Anya oozes experience. She gave a solid colour recommendation, talking me through not only how the blonde highlights would work upon leaving the salon, but the long game of maintenance. A practical bonus were the day-to-day and girls’-night-out styling tips she shared, to help manage the never-ending battle with humidity. She also taught me a great trick for creating soft curls by wearing a top bun while doing makeup.
Indulgence is a nice space to retreat to from the bustle of Central. It’s a worthy alternative for those looking for a full salon experience and an international stylist, without the hefty financial burden other salons can impose.
Time-starved ladies should enquire about dual treatments when they book. I saw a smart customer have a blow dry and her nails done at the same time – clever lady!
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This article first appeared in the December/January 2018/19 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue