Il Colpo Group
Il Colpo Group consists of multiple salons with gifted hairdressers that both local and overseas names rely on for perfect manes. Creative director Justinpaul Chambers is one of the regions leading stylists who has done the hair of multiple celebrities including Michelle Yeoh and George Clooney. Other notable hairstylists here include Ray Chan, Johnny Lam and Joey Li, who is a favourite with brands and international talent including Burberry and Tilda Swinton.
Try: A hairstyling session with Joey
Il Colpo Group’s list of locations can be found here
Founded by Roland Boutin and David Gouygou, this salon located in the Grand Hyatt is the epitome of Parisian chic. It delivers sharp cuts, exceptional colour and healthy haircare to all clientele. Both founders have roots in Paris where they honed their skills at top salons before moving to Hong Kong, and their roster of famous clients include Naomi Campbell and Sophie Marceau. This is where top models like Gaile Lok go for balayage that grows out beautifully and where many gents trust for sharp cuts. Don’t forget to pick up their natural haircare products on your way out the door.
Try: Balayage with David
Mezz Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
The Mandarin Salon
The Mandarin Oriental is home to talented hairstylist Fathima Jowharsha and her reliable team of hairdressers. They have a steady roster of multigenerational clients and are known as one of the most dependable salons in Hong Kong that excels in everything from baby-blonde highlights to big blowouts. It’s a firm favourite with parents for their little ones and the Mandarin Barber a few floors down is an old Hong Kong favourite for gents of all ages.
Try: Fathima’s signature haircut and blow dry
24/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Rd Central
This eco-luxury salon in Sheung Wan is the brainchild of Emmanuel Faipoux who’s created unique and innovative haircare techniques to deliver beautiful results without compromising health. It was the first salon to use 100% organic and chemical-free hair products in all of its treatments including colouring, perming, straightening and extensions. A firm favourite with wellness-conscious consumers, this is an insiders go-to for sustainable haircare, especially during pregnancy.
Try: Emmanuel’s natural anti-frizz treatment
22-26 Bonham Strand East, The Pemberton, Upper Ground Floor, Sheung Wan
Australian-born Kim Robinson is a legendary hair stylist in Hong Kong, whose eponymously named salon can be found in the Landmark Chater House. Throughout a career that has spanned almost four decades, he’s worked on shows for luxury fashion houses including Christian Dior and Valentino, been mentored by legendary Vidal Sassoon, and developed groundbreaking hair products. His famous dry cut technique flatters all face shapes, and he has a list of clients that include Princess Diana, Kate Moss and many more devotees.
Try: The famous Kim Robinson dry cut
Chater House, 8 Connaught Rd Central, Central