It’s time to get that curtain off your shoulders and debut a brand new you. But, for all of us who live or work in the Sai Ying Pun and Sai Wan areas, where do we choose for a trim – particularly if we don’t have much time during our busy working day? Fear not. theDesk comes to the rescue.
We visited all the hair salons in the district and trimmed down the choices so we can put together a list of our favourite nine spots. Prices were correct from our visit but are subject to change.
So you’ve only got 15 minutes between meetings and you’re desperate for a trim? Where the hell can you go for a quick chop in Sai Wan? You can go to 15M, that’s where.
The hairdressers promise to cut your hair in just 15 minutes. It’s time and wallet-friendly.
This unisex barbershop has several locations across the city. The Sai Wan branch offers Anti Hair Loss Programme products from Le Mont Botanique in Switzerland for customers suffering from premature or severe hair loss.
- Hours: Open daily 9 am – 9 pm
- Find us: Shop G72 & G94, 402 – 404 Des Voeux Road West, 2332 0048
- Web: www.15m.com.hk
Amaze for Hair
You’ll be surprised how quickly a bad hair day can turn into an amazing hair day. A curl with the staff at Amaze for Hair can solve your problems.
The salon in Sai Wan does treatments, perms and Brazilian blowouts pretty swiftly for all you busy workers-on-the-go. Or you can opt for a regular shampoo and finish. Book an appointment for any day except Tuesday as they’re closed then.[/vc_column_text]
- Hours: Open Wed – Mon, 10:30 am – 8:30 pm
- Find us: Shop K, G/F, Back Block, 425 Queen’s Road West, 2549 5093
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Getting a haircut can make you feel brand new. At Asian Hairdressers, you can also make someone else feel good after you’ve had your snip.
One of the many services at this Sai Ying Pun salon is for you to donate your leftover hair to cancer patients. The owners send it to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. But you do need to donate at least 10 inches of hair!
And if you’re looking to save your locks instead of getting rid of them, then you can opt for a hair loss treatment spa instead.
- Hours: Open daily, 11 am – 8 pm
- Find us: 231 Queen’s Road West, 3147 4088
- More: www.facebook.com/Asian-Hairdressers
Future For Hair
Summer’s passed and you may be looking for new haircut deals.
One option is the wash, cut, set perm and blow dry. For something extra, try the Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment, which conditions and smooths your locks.
And for students, Future For Hair has a discount just for you: a shampoo, cut and blowdry.
- Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday, 12:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- Find us: Shop 1B, G/F, True Light Building, 100 Third Street, 2524 3633
- Website: future4hair
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Hair Health – Hair Treatment and Salon
Feeding your hair with healthy ingredients is just as important as feeding your body with healthy ingredients.
But when you dye your locks often, you damage the natural pigments. All that peroxide just ain’t good for you. Hair Health in Sai Wan, however, gives you the option to use a range of organic products to colour your hair.
If organic isn’t you thing, that’s OK. They have plenty of options. But we suggest you give the healthy ones a try as we head towards winter. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]
- Hours: Open daily 10 am – 9 pm
- Find us: 425, H2, Queen’s Road West, 2803 0707
田谷日本專業剪髮店 (Japanese Hair Salon)
田谷 is a super-stylish Sai Ying Pun Japanese salon. All of the stylists at this unisex spot were trained in Japan and the interiors look, well, just as stylish.
Plus, they only use products here that have been brought in from the +81. With prices starting at $135 for a regular haircut, 田谷 provides a good deal and a great ambience. Particularly if you’re a Japanophile.
- Hours: Open daily, 9 am – 8:30 pm
- Find us: 347 – 349 Des Voeux Road West, 2547 2382
- More: facebook.com – 田谷日本專業剪髮店
MW Hair Design
Passing by, you would never guess that this Sai Ying Pun hotspot would be a one-stop retro shop. But head inside and you’ll find stuff like Simpsons merchandise and old alcohol flasks adorn the place.
Plus, the trims for men and women that the stylists offer are reasonable in price. Shampoo and style costs no more than $98, and a protein treatment starts at $288. MW specialises in trendy cuts and styles, suiting its cool retro image. We experiment with our look here and love the results.
We recommend you comb on over and give it a try too…
- Hours: Open daily, 11 am – 8pm
- Find us: 11 Second Street, 3488 7978
- More: facebook.com – mwhairhk
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Redcat Hair seems to be one of the more popular hair salon in Sai Ying Pun. The owner and stylist is local and speaks Cantonese and English – catering for most residents in the area – and is hugely talented at a range of hairstyles for men and women. This is not the cheapest salon but it’s highly recommended in the neighbourhood. Book your pampering session in advance because this place gets busy.
- Hours: Open daily, 11 am – 7 pm
- Find us: 1/F, 47 High Street, 3102 9301
- More: FB.com/redcat2003
So.G Hair Salon
If the name doesn’t tell you just how G this unisex hair salon in Sai Wan is, then we will. From $398, you can colour or highlight your hair along with a treatment, a cut and a finish.
The same price applies if you want to perm or straighten those locks with a cut. A simple shampoo and blowdry starts at $98. Did we mention that it’s just down the road from theDesk? Come and see us after your trim.
- Hours: Open daily, 10 am – 8:30 pm
- Find us: 455 – 458 Queen’s Road West, 2618 1966