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Hong Kong Barbershops
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Trading stories: hair today, not gone tomorrow

Written by
Sarah Moran

Our brand-new Spring 2020 magazine is finally here! In this issue, we take a moment to appreciate the continuing legacies of three of Hong Kong’s iconic industries.

First up, we head to a traditional Shanghai-style barbershop to examine how the barber's industry has transformed over the decades. These old school barbershops have long held a special place in the hearts of Hongkongers. But in recent years, a new generation of barbers have clipped out a new path for this industry while paying homage to the masters of the past.

In this video, two barbers of different generations – Kelvin Yu, the co-founder of modern vintage barbershop Too Far East Barber & Co., and industry veteran Lam Bo – sit down and discuss what has changed, and what remains.

To read more about this story, grab a copy of our latest magazine issue at these spots around town, or download the digital version here.

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