A Visit to the Oldest Barber Shop in Hong Kong
Any man can confirm that very few things in life compares to the feeling of rising from the
Any man can confirm that very few things in life compares to the feeling of rising from the barber’s chair, and admiring oneself in the mirror after receiving a fresh haircut. Maintaining a clean-cut look is simply one of the essentials in life. Just in time before the upcoming Chinese New Year, we visited the Kiu Kwun Shanghai barber shop, notably recognized as the oldest barber shop in Hong Kong. We were serviced by the head barber, who opened the shop 56 years ago when he relocated from Jiangsu. A firm believer in traditions, he observes that his shop is the busiest during the days leading up to important festivals such as the Chinese New Year, as males and females come in to avoid attracting bad luck by opting to get their haircut during the holiday. Instead, happiness is incurred by those who try a new hairstyle, which symbolizes “a change for the coming year.” Watch as one of our own stops in for an “Egg Tart” fade at the historic establishment in the heart of Shanghai.
Kiu Kwun Shanghai
74C Java Road
North Point, Hong Kong
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- Tanley Lau and Daniel Teo/HYPEBEAST