As I’ve mentioned in a past post, hair styles in HK are crazy. I’m not talking perms, braids, or pigtails. I’m talking bleach blonde, teased, and contorted in a quaffed fashion you can’t imagine. Oh, and I’m also talking about guys, not girls. The men of Hong Kong, as well as many other Asian cities, are striving for individualism in modern day Asian society. They’re breaking free of traditionalism and conformity, whether through art, music, or personal style.
I decided to get to the bottom of this hairy trend through some firsthand ethnographic research at a local hair salon in Kennedy Town called China Town. I walked in and told the half-blond mohawked barber to give me whatever he wanted, whatever is popular amongst the high-maintenance hommes these days. I was obviously nervous, would he give me blue hair? Extensions? Frosted tips?? Well, the proof is in the pudding. Check out the pics and see what you think of my new haircut. It’s what many of the Hong Kong hipsters are wearing these days: short on the sides, longer and slicked back on top.