Hair and Beauty - Expat Living Hong Kong
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4 ways to look fabulous this festive season
  • 17 December 2016

'Tis the season to look glamorous

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Tried and tested: 3 unique Hong Kong beauty treatments
  • 17 October 2016

Our reviewer put three very different and not-so-mainstream beauty treatments to the test

The Wardrobe Gods have landed: Save space in your home and store your clothes in this new Hong Kong "clothes spa"
  • 7 September 2016

Your clothes on demand when you need them, packed safe when you don't

Hair tips from experts: Colouring and fighting the frizz
  • 31 August 2016

Hair in Hong Kong takes on a whole new level of stress. Tame your mane with these tips

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The best hair salons in Hong Kong that use natural or organic products
  • 4 July 2016

We recently road-tested two local salons that deliver the results you’re after, while using only natural or organic products

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Summer guide to beauty and fitness: How to look your best when the heat is on
  • 17 May 2016

Spray tans, waxing, pedicures, hairdressers, spas and gyms - we've got your summer body covered!

Skincare: Six sunscreens for super skin defence
  • 22 October 2015

Protect yourself from the harsh rays of the sun with our top picks in sun creams

Tried and tested makeup: Our sister mag LIV trials Laneige's K-Beauty Cushion Hit
  • 13 October 2015

What do you opt for if you need a bit of coverage, but don’t want to use a foundation? Three LIV staffers test-drove Laneige’s 6-in-1 BB Cushion

Hong Kong hair salons: Meet the beauty gurus
  • 6 October 2015

We go behind the scenes of three popular Hong Kong hair salons and spas, and chat with the experts about what makes them and their businesses tick

Beauty tips: Step-by-step makeup tutorial on contouring
  • 10 August 2015

Pro makeup artist Kelly Bilimoria gives us her beauty 101 on creating contours

Skincare: Moisturizing creams and hydration formulas to keep skin glowing
  • 16 July 2015

Hey beautiful! Save yourself from dry skin with these hydration creams and moisture formulas

Beauty: Five self-tanning products for women
  • 6 July 2015

In need of that bronzy glow without intervention from the sun? Here are five self-tanning products for you to try

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Pedicures in Hong Kong: Guest blogger The Accidental Tai Tai on Summer Nails at The Loft by The Nail Library
  • 30 June 2015

Kate Farr of the Accidental Tai Tai shares thoughts on strappy sandals, sauna-like weather, and how to keep your toes in tip top shape

Beauty basics
  • 23 June 2015

Shopping for brightening products: Tried-and-tested essences and creams for your face
  • 20 May 2015

Keen on having fairer, radiant skin? EL readers recommend their favourite brightening products

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Mothers Day ideas: Spa treatments and champagne brunch picks for her special day
  • 30 April 2015

Make Mum’s day by spoiling her with treatment fit for a Queen this year

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Healthy beauty: Shopping for make-up with tips on how to get the natural look
  • 18 March 2015

Expert tips on looking natural, plus our favourite face-enhancing beauty products

Trendy hair styles: Blowouts, waves, braids and smoothing argan oil top catwalk looks in 2015
  • 4 March 2015

Give yourself a makeover with these gorgeous, easy hairstyles from the runway for a stylish and fuss-free new year

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Skin care advice from our expert: Tips for healthy skin
  • 24 February 2015

We get some practical advice from our aesthetician skin expert on how to tackle skin issues

Shopping for face products: EL tests four skin-saving formulas
  • 15 January 2015

In need of a quick pick-me-up for your face? The EL team tries out masks for different skin types

Hitting the big time? 40 things to do before you're 40
  • 9 January 2015

Now's the time to tick off some important life stuff to celebrate hitting the naughty 40

Christmas presents for women, gifts for kids, and toys for men
  • 23 December 2014

It's never too early to get shopping!

Hair loss: 10 things you need to know
  • 3 December 2014

Five things that don't help balding, plus five things that might improve the situation

Shopping for bronzers: How to get that superstar glow with makeup
  • 1 December 2014

Expert tips to look radiantly tanned without baking in the sun, plus our favourite bronzers

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Reverse that clock, you sexy thing! Forget special medicine, skin care creams and surgery at your mature age
  • 6 November 2014

Dr Lauren Bramley knows how your DNA, body chemistry and the right supplement can make you feel young again

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Christmas fairs: Shopping for dresses, gourmet foods, fashion accessories, and gifts galore!
  • 3 November 2014

Prestige Christmas Fairs shopping spectacular debuts at the Conrad Hong Kong

What’s new in eco-ideas, beauty products, new openings, and more
  • 2 September 2014

Discover what’s got us buzzing this Fall in beauty and health news

Beauty tips: Using makeup to contour your face like a pro
  • 21 August 2014

Makeup guru Kelly Bilimoria clues us in on the right techniques and products

Shopping for the best waterproof make-up to keep your skin glowing
  • 10 July 2014

Need to master beach beauty (or simply fight off the humidity)? Make-up artist Kelly offers her top buys

Bridal wedding makeup: How to achieve the perfect style on your wedding day
  • 2 July 2014

Makeup artist Kelly Bilimoria talks us through the difference between normal slap and gorgeous bridal makeup - and how to find the right person for the job

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Beauty: Hair treatments and top tips on how to look hot in the heat
  • 19 May 2014

The Strand’s latest deep-conditioning hair treatment is better than Brazilian blowouts

Beauty 101: Seven signs of a good manicurist
  • 7 May 2014

We find out what you should look for in a manicurist

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Beauty Treatment Secrets: Korea’s newest beauty facial treatment miracle comes to Allure Salon
  • 23 April 2014

Claire Locking gets a better-than-Botox facial treatment at Allure Salon

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Your beauty treatment guide to botox and fillers
  • 25 March 2014

Knowing the difference between Botox and fillers will help you look and feel younger

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Spa facial beauty treatment: Hydrafacial complexion correction
  • 18 March 2014

We give our nod to spa facial beauty treatment Hydrafacial suction cleansing

Christmas gifts for her: 20 fabulous ideas
  • 3 December 2013

We wouldn't mind unwrapping any of these beauties come Christmas morning

Beauty 101: The basics of nail care
  • 19 November 2013

We show you how to keep your nails in tip top condition

The best spas in South Africa
  • 19 November 2013

Spa treatments and luxury accommodation in Cape Town, Durban and beyond

Hong Kong Beauty Week 2013: Find out what's planned for the week
  • 26 July 2013

From 4 to 10 August, we'll be celebrating all things beauty, wellness and personal grooming

Mandarin Spa, Hong Kong: We review the Utopia Advanced Anti Ageing Facial
  • 8 July 2013

Editor Claire Locking spends a delicious three hours cocooned in her favourite Hong Kong sanctuary