Love Hair Article by Expat Living Hong Kong
With Hong Kong’s heat and humidity, it’s tempting to tame your mane with all sorts of treatments and chemicals. We recently road-tested two local salons that deliver the results you’re after, while using only natural or organic products. And they offer a bit of pampering too!
I love, love, love Love Hair! If you’re looking for a highly qualified UK-trained stylist who isn’t another “lazy” hairdresser about to give you the same-old expat “do”, then meet Toni Sutton-Marcus, the proud owner of Love Hair. You’ll find her new premises down on the trendy part of Wellington Street notable for its typically HK mish-mash appearance and buzzy vibe.
Toni previously worked at Hippfish and after its closure decided to go out on her own. After years spent in salons surrounded by chemicals, she was forced to make some lifestyle changes, which made her really question the products and environments she had been accustomed to.These days, Toni is passionate about all things healthy, natural and green, and she has engaged with many businesses, locally and internationally, who share the same philosophy. One of these is O&M, an Australian brand of hair care products. Toni likes their very simple and effective range, which has been created without nasty chemicals, using only high-quality Australian botanicals.
Love Hair's commitment to the environment flows through into other aspects of the business as well. The team at the salon recycles as much as possible through HK Recycles, and they use reusable gloves for hair dying. These kinds of small things add up to a huge commercial commitment on Toni’s part, but they’re very personal to her.
On the whole, the Love Hair experience is a pleasure, with lovely, warm and welcoming staff. The salon is located in a gently renovated Chinese building from times gone by, with a beautiful balcony, and the interior is relaxed, open, and light. Every corner has been well thought out.This is not just a standard hour at a salon but a relaxing experience where you can unwind and leave your hair to the professionals who go out of their way to make it an experience. I spent my time really being looked after, and I left with a lovely blowout that is still holding strong in this muggy weather.