The HSBC - HSBC ADVANCE / J. Walter Thompson London Pink Ladies commercial was shot in Acme, Alberta, Canada:
The Capitol regional newspaper covered it in this article, published 4 May 2014:
Commercial shot in Acme
Residents of Acme were all sent notices advising of a commercial being shot on the Village's Main Street for two days starting Tuesday, May 6. There will be a third day of filming in the Calgary area.
The street was shut down and crews manned the barricades. On Monday, crews for Means of Production Inc., of Vancouver, Canada were setting up, including laying out fake snow. It mostly blew away early Tuesday morning with the cold wind. Scouting for the location began three weeks prior and came down to Acme, Beiseker or Rockyford. The script called specifically for a small place on the Canadian prairies for certain scenes. The cast comes from Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, while the Producer is from England.
Acme's Seniors' Centre serves as a warm place for management, crew and actors, while Acme's Coyote Pub has been turned into a hair salon to depict a story plot around "The Pink Ladies" (as per the notices given to residents), of a young, third generation female thinking she would rather be following a career path of fashion design versus running her mother's and grandmother's salon.
In case you want to take notice in a couple of months of the locally shot commercial, it is for the international bank - Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).