Where to Get a Blow-dry in Hong Kong: the 4 best salons.
Looking for the best salon to get a blow-dry in Hong Kong? The summer humidity is upon us here in Hong Kong, which means frizz-battling on a daily basis. Blessed with an abundance of luxury hair salons, the city hosts a range of quick blowout remedies to tame the mane. Cure your locks and add volume with an indulgent blow-dry from one of this one-stop hair salons.
The Mandarin Salon
The Mandarin Oriental’s flagship hotel has been around since 1963 and is housed in Hong Kong’s Central district. One of its most notorious features is The Mandarin Salon, perched on the 24th floor for sweeping views of the city. Expert hairstylist Fathima Jowharsha is highly-sought after for her luxury blow dries and has a reputation from years in the making. Head here during morning time (8am to 10am, Monday to Friday) to indulge in a pre-work blow-dry (HK$630) which comes with a signature on-the-go Mandarin Breakfast.
24/F, The Mandarin Salon, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4800, www.mandarinoriental.com
Hong Kong’s best-kept secret—when it comes to hair salons—is SHHH, a by-appointment-only boutique tucked away on Hollywood Road. Its minimalistic decor and enticing candle aroma make this an inviting destination to cater for your luscious locks. Creative Director Marvin Lin is a celebrity in the hair industry and explains that hair care is just as integral as fitness and skincare. Get your blow-dry here for a professional do, using the salon’s popular (and exclusive) OMG products.
SHHH Salon, 94 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2915 1001, www.shhh94.com
Situated in the Grand Hyatt hotel, BRUNEBLONDE showcases a Parisian-inspired aesthetic in an expansive space. Founded by French-born Roland Boutin and David Gouygou, the salon and its stylists are celebrated for their experience with top clientele (think Naomi Campbell) and personalised services. Visit the salon for a five-star blowdry, excellent hospitality and natural haircare selection (which can be purchased after your treatment too).
BRUNEBLONDE 1 Harbour Road Mezz Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Hong Kong +852 2511 3988 bruneblonde.com
If it’s an eco-salon you’re going for, look no further. Emmanuel F is a holistic hair and beauty boutique dedicated to environmentally-friendly practices and chemical-free products. This sustainable haven is a go-to for your hair fix, whether it be for a pre-party sleek hairdo or for a full balayage. Note—clients can book in for a facial or massage at the in-house spa whilst waiting for hair to set.
U/G Floor, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2167 8280, www.emmanuelf.com