8 Go-To Hong Kong Hair Stylists For #HKTatlerBall2017
1/8 Kim Robinson @ kimrobinson Salon
If you’ve admired an A-lister’s hair, chances are Kim has worked with them. With over four decades in the hair business—including co-founding Salon Esprit, starting a haircare line and writing his own book—Kim’s star-studded client list has included Princess Diana, Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford, not to mention Asian leading ladies like Gong Li, Carina Lau and Rosamund Kwan. Mentored by coiffeur legends Vidal Sassoon and Alexandre de Paris, Kim is credited with introducing pioneering colour techniques to Hong Kong. His signature technique is the “dry cut”, which uses the hair’s natural flow to create styles that last.
Kim Robinson,106 Chater House, 8 Connaught Road Central, +852 2121 8484, kimrobinson.com
2/8 Alistair Rae @ Paul Gerrard Salon
Alistair’s globetrotting hairdressing career spans over 20 years—including opening his own salon in Scotland and becoming art director of Toni&Guy in Cyprus—before landing as Creative Director at Paul Gerrard in Hong Kong. A passionate believer in the transformative power of great hair, Alistair is a perfectionist with a great eye for detail who is happy to listen and advise each individual on how to create the ‘do of their dreams. With a loyal clientele that trust him to handle their hair (he’s worked with Drew Barrymore, Kelly Chen and Vivienne Tam, to name a few), you can expect service that goes above and beyond the expected.
Paul Gerrard,1/F & 2/F, Wah Hing House, 33-35 Pottinger Street, Central, +852 2869 4408, paulgerrard.com
3/8 Alfio Faro @ Jean Louis David
Boasting over 1200 salons globally, Jean Louis David is renowned for its highly skilled, cutting-edge approach—and their Hong Kong branch, led by Italian-born head stylist Alfio Faro, is no exception. Keeping his scissors on the pulse of all the latest hair trends (the salon’s stylebook is developed and updated seasonally by the Jean Louis Academy in Paris), you can be guaranteed a cut that is fresh and innovative, but that totally complements your personal style. Alfio is renowned for his signature Sunlight Treatment, which results in long-lasting luminous sun-kissed locks for those with light brown and dark brunette hair, and his hypoallergenic Organic 23 hair colour, which uses all-natural ingredients.
Jean Louis David, Shop 2, 1/F, Manning House, 48 Queen’s Road Central, +852 2997 9828, jeanlouisdavid.com.hk
4/8 Ronald Boutin & David Gouygou @ Bruneblonde
This dream duo opened Bruneblonde only four years ago, but with a high-profile client list including Naomi Campbell, Constance Jablonski and Xiao Wen Ju, they have quickly become permanent fixtures in many Hong Kong socialites’ little black books. With over 20 years experience in the coiffeur business, Ronald and David both trained and worked at some of Paris’ top salons before launching Bruneblonde (complete with its own haircare line) in Hong Kong. Their innate understanding of cosmopolitan life means they aim to deliver cuts and colours that continue to look effortlessly elegant long after your visit to the salon.
Bruneblonde, M/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, +852 2511 3988, bruneblonde.com
5/8 Marek Wan @ La Biosthetique Coiffeur Beaute
Marek has been in the hair industry for over 20 years, so when leading Parisian hair brand La Biosthetique opened their first Coiffeur Beaute salon in Asia, it’s no surprise they came knocking at his door asking him to be their creative director. Formerly L’Oreal’s education manager in international hair care products, Marek has trained over a thousand stylists in his career (he’s also La Biosthetique’s Regional Education Director for Asia) and has an extensive and deep understanding of hair concepts, techniques and treatments. An expert in hair, scalp and skin care with a creative contemporary flair, Marek is the definition of a trusted pair of hands for your tresses.
La Biosthetique, 2/F, Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central, +852 2191 2222, labiosthetique.com.hk
6/8 Joey Li @ ii Alchemy
When celebs like Kendall Jenner, Margot Robbie and Tilda Swinton come to town and need red carpet-ready hair, they turn to the talented hands of Joey Li, creative stylist at ii Alchemy (part of the renowned Il Colpo chain of hair salons in Hong Kong). Having also worked with brands like Tiffany’s, Glamglow and Burberry, Joey’s artistic flair and creative passion makes her the go-to for picture-perfect hair that’s bound to turn heads.
ii Alchemy, Shop LG1-3, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, +852 3106 0128, ilcolpo.com.hk
7/8 Tokita Hiromasa @ Ichirin
If you’re always searching for style inspiration in Japanese fashion magazines, then Tokita is the man to give you the hairdo that your heart desires. Hailing from Chiba in Japan, Ichirin’s Senior Director Tokita specialises in short layered styles, bobs, medium hair, perms and colours… in short, basically anything. Ichirin prides itself on professionalism and customer satisfaction, specialising in styles that perfectly balance classic sensibilities with the latest trends—try their popular “foggy” grey for a colour that will have everyone talking.
Ichirin, 8/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, +852 2567 1882, hair-do-gp.hk
8/8 Tristan Waikong
Tristan’s illustrious client list speaks for itself—he did Karolina Kurkova’s hair when she was in town for the Amfar Gala, is a regular go-to for Lane Crawford’s editorial shoots, and has been entrusted with the locks of Rosamund Pike and Liu Wen for big brand advertising campaigns. His creative attitude and polished aesthetic means he knows exactly what style will get you noticed for all the right reasons.
+852 9131 6889, tristanwaikong.tumblr.com