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  • Writer's pictureSasha Huang

How Lash Pioneer Kesalan Patharan Enhances Natural Beauty & Empowers its Clients


Kesalan Patharan is a beauty and styling salon that believes in enhancing natural beauty and empowering its clients. Its minimalist interior design reflects this philosophy, and the team of skilled eyelash specialists uses only the highest quality products and techniques to create stunning and realistic lash extensions tailored to each client's unique eye shape and style preferences.

Founded by renowned makeup artist and hair stylist Mr Watanabe, Kesalan Patharan started as a makeup line that complements one's unique features. Over time, they have expanded their services, including eyelash extensions, which have earned them a loyal following in Asia and beyond. They are a popular destination for those seeking a relaxing and indulgent beauty experience.

At Kesalan Patharan, clients can enjoy a quick beauty boost or a restful afternoon of pampering in their eyelash salon. They stand out from other beauty salons in Hong Kong with their commitment to excellence and welcoming, calming atmosphere.

This article is also available to read in Chinese (HK).

1. Kesalan Patharan is one of Pias Corporation's award-winning beauty brands. What makes Kesalan Patharan unique and how did Kesalan Patharan grow into the success it has today?

ケサランパサランは、メイクアップアーティスト ワタナベサブロウ氏のプロデュースにより、美容室(ヘアーサロン)からスタートしました。ワタナベサブロウ氏は、日本におけるヘア&メイクアップアーティストの先駆者のひとりとして知られています。1987年に誕生以来、20年以上にわたって豊富なカラーバリエーションやリアルに効果を実感していただける化粧品を開発。更にはプロフェッショナルなメイクアップテクニックの一つとして、アイラッシュエクステンションサービスを提供するなど、時代に合わせて進化を続けているメイクアップブランドです。また、日本では、メークアップアーティストの育成にも協力しています。


Kesalan Patharan was founded by Mr Saburou Watanabe and originally started as a hair salon. Mr Watanabe is a renowned hairstylist and makeup artist in Japan. Since its establishment in 1987, the brand has been offering a rich selection of cosmetic services and products that deliver natural-looking results for over 20 years. In addition to their foundation, the brand has expanded its services to include evolving eyelash treatments that keep up with current trends. The brand is also dedicated to cultivating professional makeup artists in Japan.

Now in its 17th year in Hong Kong, Kesalan Patharan was the first makeup brand to offer eyelash extension services in the city. It has become one of the most well-known eyelash service brands in Hong Kong, earning the loyalty of many customers.

2. What do eyelash extensions mean to Kesalan Patharan?


The loyalty and trust in the brand that has been cultivated through time, along with the intricate makeup techniques, has allowed eyelash treatments to become one of the brand's iconic services.

3. Can you describe Kesalan Patharan’s training from apprentices to eyelash extension specialists?


Our basic level training period for junior eyelash stylists is approximately 3-6 months. Some trainees who do not meet the Kesaran Patharan standards during that initial time period may take over a year to pass. Nowadays, there are many courses that claim to teach the techniques of eyelash extension in 1-2 months. However, Kesalan Patharan's required level of expertise is often higher than those in the market, and 1-2 months of training is not sufficient to master our techniques. The training at Kesaran Patharan is led by those with over 20 years of professional experience and even after mastering the basic techniques, the training continues in different forms like travelling to Japan for assessment to receive qualifications at the Japan headquarters. To ensure that our eyelash stylists have the ability to provide personalised eyelash styling services tailored to each individual customer, we always strive to improve and maintain our service quality.

4. What do you look for when sourcing your staff?


We focus on looking for "Humble", "Creative", "Self-motivation" individuals, who have the ability to support others in the Kesalan Patharan team. As Kesalan Patharan requires higher standards of eyelash extension techniques compared to the industry, even experienced professionals start with training in the basics. Therefore, having a "beginner's mindset" or being "humble" is a necessary attitude for learning from scratch. After mastering the basic skills, eyelash specialists need to design the most ideal eyelash styles for each customer, which requires "creativity". On the other hand, there is no limit to the technical proficiency of eyelash professionals, so they need to have the self-motivation to constantly improve their skills. In addition, customers' demands for eyelash styles are constantly changing, so the ability to adapt and keep up with the latest trends is crucial. We believe that having these three traits, along with supporting each other to work together towards a common goal, are important qualities to consider when sourcing for team cooperation in Kesalan Patharan.

5. What does Kesalan Patharan hope to bring to Hong Kong's beauty scene?


Kesalan Patharan is one of the pioneers in the eyelash extension industry in Hong Kong. While there has been an increase in competition in the past 10 years, we believe that there is still room for improvement in the industry as a whole in terms of the quality of service provided. With this in mind, we hope to become a leader in the industry to create a welcoming space and service and to attract more attention to the industry through healthy competition. Additionally, Kesalan Patharan strives to develop new and innovative beauty technologies for customers can experience and enjoy.

6. Can you describe an experience for a first-timer at Kesalan Patharan?


With Kesalan Patharan's attentive consultation process and our exquisite Japanese eyelash styling techniques, all customers can experience a tailor-made "beauty”. The lash artist will first introduce the extension method, various styles and looks, then decide on the appropriate design together with the customer. Then, with professional techniques, they will clean the eyelashes, protect the eyes, carefully attach the eyelashes, and blow dry them. After, customers will be advised on care methods and specialized eyelash products. We are waiting for you in our outposts across Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Central.

"While there has been an increase in competition in the past 10 years, we believe that there is still room for improvement in the industry as a whole in terms of the quality of service provided. With this in mind, we hope to become a leader in the industry to create a welcoming space and service and to attract more attention to the industry through healthy competition."

7. What is next for Kesalan Patharan?



The goal of Kesalan Patharan is to help everyone who wishes to become the best version of themselves and feel their beauty from the inside with our professional skills and knowledge. Additionally, we hope that everyone who enters a Kesalan Patharan with the question of "what kind of transformation will I have this time?" and discovers an ideal self, or even a "new self", to strive to be. We are committed to making you stand out and making your beauty endlessly evolve. Furthermore, by analysing customers' facial features, we provide personalised designs for your look. In addition to Japanese-style eyelash styling services, we are also developing and researching eyebrow design services and makeup products that can showcase specific makeup techniques.

--- Book your eyelash appointment at Kesalan Patharan HERE. Address: Shop 1101, Century Square, Central Shop B106, Mira Place 1, Tsim Sha Tsui 17/F, Siu On Plaza, 482 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay 3/F, SOGO, Causeway Bay Website: | Phone: +852 3607 9500 | WhatsApp: +852 9122 1635

Instagram: @kesalan_patharan_hk | Facebook: @KesalanPatharanHK

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