Switch It Up: These Are Hong Kong's Best Hair Colourists
1/10 Emmanuel F.
Hair colouring is often associated with chemicals and damaging procedures, but not when you’re in the safe hands of Emmanuel. The co-founder and artistic director of his namesake premium eco-friendly hair salon emmanuel f., Emmanuel has over three decades of experience up his sleeve, offering first-class hair services using only professional-grade, certified organic hair products.
His balayage technique is meticulous and refined, making sure the client benefits from the certified organic hair colouring products without damaging the hair. Using a detailed brushing technique, his creativity and artistry are sure to add a wow factor to your new hair colour.
Find out more at emmanuelf.com
2/10 Kirsty Ward Robinson
One of the most sought-after hair stylists and colourists in town, Kirsty is Love Hair’s creative senior stylist, who can work with any natural hair colour or hair type to create your desired look.
Whether it is sun-kissed chocolate brunette or vanilla blonde, just a pop of contrasting colours or a full balayage effect, you can leave it to Kirsty to design a style that compliments your face shape.
Find out more at lovehairhk.com
3/10 Kim Robinson
Tatler 500 lister Kim Robinson is one of the city's most revered hair stylists. Since he arrived in Hong Kong in the '70s, he's been the go-to guru for the region's A-list celebrities and socialites. If you're in his chair, you can rest assured that your hair is in good hands.
Aside from his elegant flagship salon, kimrobinson Hong Kong, at Landmark Chater House, Kim has also launched his haircare line Kim Robinson HRF and a new concept salon, KR+.
Find out more at kimrobinson.com
See also: Inside Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Robinson’s Home
4/10 Heibie Mok
Trusted by Cantopop stars like Kary Ng and Jolin Tsai, Heibie Mok has made a name for herself in the world of hair styling and colouring.
The artistic director of renowned salon Hair Culture, has been featured in leading fashion magazines including Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Marie Clarie to name a few.
Find out more at hairculture.com.hk
5/10 Fei Ho
Fei Ho, who works out of Indulgence Hong Kong, has over 16 years of experience as a colourist.
She works closely with her clients to create natural-looking hair to suit her their looks and their lifestyle, and takes pride in making sure everyonre walks out of the salon with newfound confidence.
Find out more at indulgence.hk
6/10 Steve Mather
Colouring your hair can cause serious damage if not done properly, but Steve Mather - aka the "Hair Doctor" - goes to great lengths to ensure your hair retains bounce and shine long after you've left the salon.
Specialising in balayage, Steve has developed a unique "flow" technique where colour tones are used to create focal points and complement natural hair colour.
Find out more at hairdoctor-steve.com
7/10 Gabriel Gavalas
A Vidal Sassoon Academy alumni, Gabriel Gavalas specialises in ombre and balayage techniques.
Thinking of going blonde, or looking for someone to maintain your platinum locks? Gabriel, who is the technical director at Paul Gerrard, is an expert known for achieving perfect shades of blonde.
Find out more at paulgerrard.com
8/10 Oliver Tse
Oliver Tse specialises in "foilayage"—a technique that combines the hand-painting freedom of balayage with the lifting power of foils for seamless, blended color—and the results are stunning.
Whether you want to go bold with silver or bright red hues, or keep it natural with pretty browns and blondes, Oliver has got you covered.
Find out more at instagram.com/oliver_hair
9/10 Doan Giang Fayet
Trained in Paris, Doan has honed his technique to suit Asian styles. He is now the manager and director at Japanese-inspired hair salon, Sozo Hair Design, where he says "making people happy with their hair is my pleasure."
Judging from the impressive transformation photos on his Instagram, it's clear he's doing just that.
Find out more at sozohairdesign.com
10/10 Kayo Tang
From subtle tints to accentuate your natural hair colour, to bold rainbow hues, Kayo Tsang describes himself as a "hair artist"—and rightly so.
We guarantee you'll find your next look on is Instagram feed, which is like an endless grid of Pinterest-perfect hair inspiration.
Find out more at instagram.com/kayo.hairstyle
See also: 5 Foods To Eat For Healthy Hair And Nails
This story was published on November 7, 2018, and was updated on April 7, 2020.