7 Best Lash Extension Boutiques In Hong Kong
As Hong Kong social distancing rules relax further to allow beauty parlours to reopen, we’re listing the best places to get eyelash extensions in the city to help make your eyes pop behind the masks this season
Last year was one that changed everything—including our beauty routines. With mask-wearing has become part of the new normal, many of us found ourselves started investing in skincare solutions to combat maskne and new make-up products to try out all the mask-friendly make-up trends—you guessed it—smokey eyeshadow, winged liner and thick eyelashes.
It’s always fun experimenting with new beauty products and make-up looks, but when it comes to the eyes, the faff of fake lashes and woes of messy mascara can add a lot of unnecessary frustration and time to getting ready.
If you’re one of those people wishing to save some time doing make-up and look fresh, bright-eyed 24/7, be sure to visit these Hong Kong beauty salons to experience the transformative power of eyelash extensions.
Suavis Lash Couture
There's nothing generic about Suavislash Couture, deemed the most luxurious eyelash salon in The Landmark, where it is fittingly situated in shopping centre's new beauty and wellness space. If you’re seeking a highly exclusive setting, look no further than this studio’s completely private salon rooms, themed Black or White. For the woman on the go, the convenient location makes Suavislash Couture an ideal option for a lunch-time touch up or mid-day beauty nap (or both!).
Suavislash Couture takes its commitment to safety very seriously. "We send all our staff to train in Japan,” says co-founder Noel Chan. “And the basis of our company is founded on Japanese training systems and techniques."
Suavislash has also developed its own training academy in Hong Kong, from which it’s developed three bespoke techniques: “classic”, which produces a clean and tidy look; “volume”, for a distinctly more dramatic look; and “mix”, a hybrid of the first two. From these techniques, clients have six more style options to find that exact look.
Suavislash, 8/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, +852 2772 6228; suavislash.com
Resting above Lan Kwai Fong, Cerynne will usher you into a dimension of calm not normally found in Hong Kong. The name Cerynne, says owner Lucine Zhu, is a play on the word “serene”, which Zhu hopes to achieve with every aspect of her studio, from decor to services.
“We may be the least commercialised beauty salon in Hong Kong,” she says. “We'd like our clients to relax and truly get back to themselves in a peaceful environment while they enjoy a quality service at the same time.”
Cerynne focused on nails exclusively when it first opened, but the eyelash and micro-blading services that were introduced later have since become the studio’s most popular services—though many appreciate being able to get their lashes and nails done at the same time. Their silky, long-lasting and lightweight lashes come from Matsukaze and Miss Eye D'or, the top two eyelash brands in Japan.
Cerynne, 10/F, 60 Wellington Street, Central, +852 2336 6697; cerynne.com.hk
Developed by Jo Mouselli, a registered nurse from the US, Xtreme Lashes has become one of America's most recognised lash extension brands thanks to its medical-grade adhesives and a full line of branded aftercare and makeup products.
The elegant studio set up shop in the heart of Central in 2016 and combines American comfort with Asian hospitality, with a reception area larger than most salons in Hong Kong. A one-stop-shop for all things lash, Xtreme Lashes has developed everything from its own specially formulated rejuvenating makeup remover to its high-impact, vitamin-fortified mascara, all of which promise to help extend the life of your lashes and make them easier to maintain.
Xtreme Lashes, 3/F, V-Plus, 68-70 Wellington St, Central, +852 3708 8961; xtremelashes.com.hk
NovaLash takes the meaning of "set it and forget it" to a whole new level with their instantly waterproof and oil proof lashes. And with certified stylists in 43 countries, clients can easily get their lashes touched up wherever their travels take them. At their Hong Kong studio, NovaLash features spacious private service rooms designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation. Clients can choose from two services including the popular American Volume for a thicker, fuller look, or Classic for a lighter, more natural appearance.
Aside from the instant wearability of these lashes, another reason to love the brand is the durability of the adhesive which lasts up to four weeks, requiring fewer touchups.
Novalash, 10/F, 1 Lyndhurst Tower, Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, +852 2536 0998; novalash.hk
Conveniently located in the heart of Central on the fringes of Lan Kwai Fong, Canary is a Japanese-style beauty parlour that has a reputation for offering not only top-notch manicure services, but also eyelash extension treatments. It has a team of specially-trained beauticians to help you choose and create the perfect lash design tailored to your eye shape and preferences. Whether you’re looking to have a natural, cute, or dramatic look with extra volume, they will have you covered.
In addition to offering a diverse collection of styles, the boutique also provides guests with different types of glue to choose from, based on one’s skin sensitivity. Seriously, what’s not to love about Canary? Book yourself in for an appointment and enjoy a luxe “lash nap” to give your eyes the much-needed wow factor.
Canary, 9/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2537 0338, canary.com.hk
Browhaus might be best known for their brow embroidery service—which features a stellar technique to create natural-looking strokes—but their lash treatment deserves a special mention, too. Dedicated to offering guests a premium eyelash extension experience to help them look and feel amazing, Browhaus has a team of experienced in-house and international staff who always prioritise the safety and health of guests’ existing lashes.
Their signature treatment, “Lash In Bloom” is offered in three types of extension: multi lash design that applies a bunch of lashes on a single lash to create a fuller effect; strand by strand extensions for a more natural look; as well as cluster extension that features an application of lashes on the eyelids for that added drama.
Browhaus, 10/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3950 3950; browhaus.com.hk
Established in Japan in 1987, Kesalan Patharan is a known name to Japanese beauty and skincare aficionados in Hong Kong. The company opened its first Hong Kong-based cosmetic shop in 2002 before introducing eyelash extension services four years later, and now has three locations in Causeway Bay, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.
"[Our] most popular service is definitely the Eyelash Designing Service," says brand marketing manager Jenny Lo. Kesalan Patharan's series of specialised lash products also give customers access to professional-grade yet user-friendly items that help them cope with any of their beauty needs.
Lo shares that many of Kesalan Patharan's clients choose the studio because it uses certified materials from Japan and for the natural look its trained specialists are able to create. "It's loved by the general public," she says, "who are seeking a non-exaggerated way to wear lashes in their daily lives."
Kesalan Patharan, Room 603, 6/F, Century Square, 1-13 D'Aguilar Street, Central, +852 2918 9206; kesalanpatharan.hk
This article was originally published on 11 September, 2017 and was updated on 23 February, 2021.