Personal Experience in Health and Beauty Care Industry: We Need Health "Advocators" not only "Executors"

Queeni T.Y. Ip, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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The Worldwide Beauty Industry is a huge market globally, which is not thought of as beauty salon treatment only. Actually, it can be divided into several small industries, for example: hair, makeup, natural healthcare supplement, dental and even the medical industry. Different products are traded and Asia ranked as highly as in the top 3 in the World Exported Supplies. China ranked 9th in exporting in 2005 at a value of 337,810,000 U.S. Dollars, which makes up 3.15% of the world. Hong Kong is also relatively high in the world, ranked 24th and valued at 37,208,000 U.S. Dollars which accounts for 0.35% of the world. For Hong Kong, the health and beauty care industry is expanding so much that productivity reached 2200 billion in 2004 (Hong Kong Trade Development Council b, 2005). The potential market in Hong Kong has gone through different changes and an interesting personal experience in the industry is described both macroscopically and individually. Advantages and disadvantages of the Hong Kong health and beauty care industry are discussed. Hong Kong is part of China and the exceptional gifts of the Chinese culture, like acupuncture, threading hair removal, and traditional Chinese medicine. Hong Kong can show uniqueness in the health and beauty industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Issues in Chinese Contexts
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781536112177
ISBN (Print)9781608761784
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)


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