Shanghai Sun Nga Monaliza Hair Salon
Time Out says
As one of the few remaining Shanghai-style hair salons in Hong Kong, the Shanghai Sun Nga Monaliza Hair Salon was one of the most popular hair salons in the 60s. Having welcomed a slew of star-studded customers, from local singers to international stars, this salon’s owner Mr Ngan was known for his top-quality services, and even imported Japanese barber chairs – an expense that equalled to two flats in a tong lau tenement building back in the day – in order to beat out his competition. Contrary to the common belief that barbershops are for men only, this salon was actually wildly popular with women decades ago. The shutter art accordingly alludes to the salon's evolution from mostly female customers back in the day, to these days serving mostly males.