Men's grooming in Hong Kong made easy: we’ve found some stylish faces in Hong Kong to give us the lowdown on the hot spots for gents to look fresh
We can’t help but have little gossip sessions now and then. From chats with rising indie music star Snail Mail, and Hong Kong artist Cath Love to model, artist, and influencer Alana Tsui, we love finding out what’s up in the city. So wee’ve asked some of our friends for their tips on men’s grooming in Hong Kong, luckily they happen to be some of the most stylish dudes in The 852. (P.S. don’t miss our complete guide to the best barber shops in Hong Kong too.)
Men’s grooming in Hong Kong
1. Arkadiusz Rybak, Director of Bars, Rosewood Hong Kong
For the past two years I have always gone to RAW Hair Salon on Aberdeen Street to get my haircut. It’s got a fantastic atmosphere and perfect for men’s grooming – every time I walk in I feel like I’m meeting up with old friends. The conversation always flows and, most importantly, they always do a top job!
RAW Hair Salon, 14A Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2628 9992, 中環蘇豪鴨巴甸街14號A
2. Nelson Chow, Founder of NC Design and Architecture
I go to Handsome Factory. They are straight forward, they have a sharp eye, and they understand what hairstyle suits your face, plus they’re quick! They don’t really do the 20-minute shampoo and massage thing that you have in most Hong Kong salons, it’s straight forward with no fuss. Book well in advance!
Handsome Factory, 27 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2320 9976, 銅鑼灣希雲街27號
3. Alexander Bent, Managing Partner at District15
I am usually pretty impatient when it comes to sitting for haircuts but Dickey of Dickey Blue Hairstyling has good chat and usually has some great shots of his latest drone photography to help pass the time. He’s also a super experienced hairdresser having worked on loads of ad campaigns in HK and internationally and that experience helps when it comes to knowing what to do with my hair!
Take a look at The Nate by District15.
Dickey Blue Hairstyling, p. 9088 8313
4. Alexis Holm, Founder and Designer of Squarestreet
For a man, I guess the best place for grooming is the gym. A lean and healthy body beats a smooth chin or curly moustache pretty much any day of the week. Having said that, I have been known to get the occasional pedicure as well as wet shave, but they are few and far between. Even went to Skin Laundry for a while and let them shoot me with lasers. If you want a serious answer I’d say go see Poison at Salon ThirT2 on Cochrane. She’s cheap, friendly, does a decent job of a twin peak victim such as myself and even trims my beard when I need it.
Salon ThirT2, 32 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2345 9627, 中環閣麟街32號
5. Marcello Pignatelli, Founder of Il Salotto by Dal Duca
I’ve come to care for Mauro at Era Barbers (now Selvedge Barbers), as he one of the first people I met when I came to Hong Kong from Italy. It’s been nearly five years, and I see him every two weeks. He’s a very skilled barber, and he knows how to entertain his clients and make you look slick. It’s is a cool place, and I always enjoy the coffee and their treatments. Mauro is the best!
Explore more about Il Salotto by Dal Duca.
Selvedge Barbers, 36 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2577 3080, 中環砵典乍街36號
6. Nate Green, Chef at Henry
I’m very fussy about who I let cut my hair and my beard. I have it done at Adam Chan’s Hair House in Central by the amazing Kelvin Yu. It’s an old school barber shop where you can get a proper wet shave and classic cut by a brilliant bunch of guys.
Read our full interview with Nate Green.
Hair House by Adam Chan, 2/F, 20 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 5598 9965, 中環德己立街20號2樓