Cutting Edge

Writer Stephanie Shiu | January 11, 2016

From Princess Diana to Michelle Yeoh, Kim Robinson has styled the world’s most beautiful women. The Hong Kong celebrity hairstylist reveals his finer things in life.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT TRAVEL?

KR: My mind is refreshed with each new experience.

MY FAVOURITE STAY

KR: Amanbagh in Rajasthan is a truly wonderful oasis. I was invited during a collaboration with Aman Resorts a few years ago and the experience blew me away. I was blessed to share joyful moments with my beautiful friends. It was one of my most memorable trips.

GO-TO DESTINATION

KR: I fell in love with India after my first visit during a meditation retreat. The history, art and culture are so fascinating, and a real source of inspiration for me.

DESERT ISLAND ESSENTIAL

KR: A mirror, so I won’t miss a thing!

HOLIDAY WARDROBE

KR: My work attire consists of white shirts and black trousers, which I always bring with me, in at least 10 different styles!  My gym gear is also essential for my daily workouts.

IN MY SUITCASE…

KR: Hairdryer, scissors and brushes are my must-haves. They are my life!

ON MY WISH LIST

KR: Stretch leather from Jitrois. It’s just so comfortable.

COLOGNE OF CHOICE

KR: Escentric Molecules. I have been stopped by people randomly on the street to ask which fragrance I’m wearing!

INSIDER BEAUTY TIP

KR: Get a great haircut that lasts, and the right style to flatter your face shape.

YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

KR: Eclectic and carefree.

WHERE TO EAT

KR: Sevva for business lunches, coffee with my staff for afternoon brainstorming sessions or after-work cocktails. I also take my friends from overseas there when I want to impress them with a special dining experience in Hong Kong. Almost a decade since it first opened its doors, the Sevva salad is still my favourite thing on the menu.

HOW I UNWIND

KR: With a traditional foot massage in a little place hidden in a building in Central Hong Kong. You walk in, sit down, close your eyes for an hour and hit the road again renewed.

Get a great haircut that lasts, and the right style to flatter your face shape
~ Kim Robinson