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Lock n’ Roll

July 20, 2015

Contesta Rock Hair
Nineties vogue might be back on the racks with a vengeance but, thankfully, our tress trends have matured since the decade that saw TV personalities and the grunge unwashed heralded as hair heroes. And so, with ‘the Rachel’ deader than a head full of extensions, how are we supposed to know what to ask for now? The answer is not what, but who. To find out, head to Contesta Rock Hair, where Manuel and his mod squad will coiff your mop into a ‘do worthy of a place in the lock n’ roll hall of fame.
An Italian import with sister sites in Rome, Florence, New York and Miami, his-n-hers salon Contesta brings a little European flair to Jing’an. The retrofitted, newspaper-pasted downstairs is dedicated to the dames, while upstairs dapper dandies find a whitewashed, mod-industrial men’s den.
Bouffants, bobs, buns and beards all benefit from first-class service courtesy of real-deal Italian-trained stylists, who specialise in colours and chic cuts, as well as offering barber bits on the second floor. And hear this, hirsute Harrys, they offer an extra-close ‘double’ shave for faces softer than a baby’s bot, plus fab facial massages and moisturising treatments.
If you want to feel parlour-prepped day in, day out, pick up some of Contesta’s own-brand mane taming products – the culmination of more than 20 years of styling experience that’ll leave your locks looking luscious. Hair we go!
733-4 Julu Lu / Jing’an / +86 21 5403 3511 / 10am-8pm Tue & Thu-Sat, 10am-10pm Wed, 11am-7pm Sun /