Saving Face, Hair and Nails
Owner and creative director Beverley Cappleman may be discreet to the point of silence when it comes to revealing the local and international celebrity clients she handles at her stunning, five-floor salon and beauty retreat in happening SoHo - but there’s no denying the success of The Strand. With a dedicated women’s floor, men’s floor, beauty and treatment floor, and even lounge floor and rooftop event space, the whole building fizzes with activity.
Beverley’s years with L’Oreal means she’s the go-to colour queen for many of the city’s expats, but cut and colour is barely the start of the long list of pampering available here. In Hong Kong’s notoriously humid weather the smoothing Brazilian Blow-Out is a must, as well as the next gen, non-peel GELeration nail polishes, while the beauty menu reads like a wishlist of sublime Algotherm and Dr Murad facials, massages, contouring and toning treatments. The men’s floor boasts bespoke barber chairs, designed and fabricated in Japan, a handsome, single chair, private VIP room for a range of grooming indulgences, including the extremely handy and efficacious jet-lag eye treatment, but our favourite has to be the gloriously hypnotic, water-free, shampoo massage administered upright in your chair. Bliss!