Mong Kok, Mong Kok. Home to some of the best shopping in Hong Kong as well as the biggest and fastest moving hoards of people in the world (the name Mong Kok translates to “prosperous corner” or “crowded corner”). From Ladies Market to Sneaker Street, from the Goldfish Market to the Bird Market, and even from Langham Place to Argyle Centre, there is almost nothing you can’t buy in this district. Residents of Mong Kok seem to be familiar with every single nook and cranny of their mad district, what they might not know is that on their doorstep is a bundle of the best pampering parlours in the city. Let’s go, fellow Kowloonians. Time to put our BloomMe-magnifying-glass over MK.
Best Massage in Mong Kok
At BloomMe, we enjoy discovering exactly which treatment at a spa is the one we love the most. Argyle Street’s B-Bliss has so many brilliant treatments at such wonderful prices, we have discovered that yes, every single treatment on offer at a spa can be all equally awesome. Go figure!
A Head/Shoulder/Neck Massage lasting 30 minutes for $218HKD before discount could be a favourite, or the exotic Rose Foot Spa (which consists of a Foot Scrub and a Foot Relaxing Massage) for 45 minutes at $358HKD before discount. It’s a tough choice.
For the ladies, would you enjoy an Aromatic Oil Body Massage? It lasts for around 45 minutes of pure bliss for the astonishing price of $348HKD before discount, where you leave smelling like all sorts of delicious aromas as well as your body feeling like a well-cooked piece of asparagus. 45 minutes too short? You can also get a 70 minute session. In fact, all the massages come in 45 and 70 minute slots.
The long and the short of it is we love all the treatments at B-Bliss, and soon you will too. B-b-b-be pampered and loved by a spa that has it all.
Address: Flat C, 15F, Golden Hill Commercial Building, 39-41 Argyle Street, Mong Kok
Best Manicures in Mong Kok
Did someone say high quality nails at budget prices? Hold onto your hats, because Love Ur Nail is renowned amongst nail aficionados for it’s breathtaking ability to give you the best nail care at the best prices. Hiding up in the Righteous Centre on Nathan Road, this welcomingly decorated salon loves your nails so much they named the salon after them.
Our top pick for this salon is their Gel Nail package which includes 3 nail designs that you can pick. Get those juicy gel nails you see on Instagram for only $448HKD, and that price is before the BloomMe discount so you get it for even less!
If you’re after just a straight up manicure, a 60 minute session of buffing, shaping, polishing, and massaging will set you back $158HKD before BloomMe discount. And if you’ve met with tragedy and one of your nails is in need of repair, can you believe it is only $20HKD per nail before discount to get it fixed? The ride on the MTR will cost you more!
Address: Room 1604, Righteous Centre, 585 Nathan Road, Mong Kok,
Best Brow Shaping in Mong Kok
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as entering into a parlour with messy hedgehog brows, and leaving with brows so shaped it looks as though a Renaissance artist dedicated their life to making them works of art. Inner Beauty does just that, and we love them for it. Goldfish Market is no longer just a place to purchase adorable fish and encounter strange smells, it’s now home to your secret brow oasis.
Their 15 minute eyebrow shaping will only set you back $120HKD before discount, and because of their steady hands and precise work this small salon continues to pop up on our favourites for brow work.
In addition to their brow shaping, we also love their 4D Eyelash Perming. At $300HKD before discount, it’s tempting to book in for a brow shape followed by a lash curl so that you can stride into work the next day with a glamorous flourish.
Address: Room Room 1201B, 12F Witty Commercial Building, 1A- 1 L Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok
Best Haircuts in Mong Kok
If you’re standing on Fa Yuen Street, look up and you’ll see a salon that looks like all the cool kids go to. Well, you’re a cool kid and we insist you visit the super cool Kaba Hair salon for your next haircut.
You cannot argue with a $200HKD haircut (before discount, remember?) And it doesn’t stop there. From Perming to colouring, from straightening to highly effective hair treatments, Kaba Hair has you covered on all angles. And as you sit in your chair overlooking the street below, you too will suddenly realise you are the cool kid with the cool hair in the cool salon. And that’s just awesome.
Address: 1F, 172 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok
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Mong Kok, Mong Kok. Home to some of the best shopping in Hong Kong as well as the biggest and fastest moving hoards of people in the world (the name Mong Kok translates to “prosperous corner” or “crowded corner”). From Ladies Market to Sneaker Street, from the Goldfish Market to the Bird Market, and even…