Treat Yo’self | Your Guide to Paris Hair & Care
Alright ladies and gents, if you didn’t know already, Treat Yo’self Day is October 13th and although we would have loved to have timed this post to publish on the big day itself, it just wasn’t written in t
he stars our blog planner. The Treat Yo’self concept was first introduced to me by the Parks and Rec family. Through their guidance and wisdom, I was able to legitimize dedicating a day to myself, getting a manicure, a facial, and a massage.
Moving abroad makes these precious escapes hard to come by. Haircuts can make a quick turn for the worse and no one wants 90’s Kim K brows. This is precisely why we cultivated a list of tried and true service providers for you to use when in need. We expect to see all of you out at our favorite salons next month doing right by Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford.
HAIR FLIP 💁
Oliver Brown Hair
2 Rue Edouard Vasseur
Ivry sur Seine 94200
Recommended by Christina
This place is much more than just a salon. Oliver Brown, run by two fellow expats, boasts a large open artist’s atelier that is meant to foster a place of community and sanctuary for English speaking expats that crave a reminder of home. Grab a coupe de champagne, meet fellow expats, and relax as one of the skilled hairdressers gives your locks some love. I was really impressed with Giverny’s highlights. I had been searching for highlights like the ones I got back home in Los Angeles. Giverny was able to work with the vision I had for my hair and keep the highlights natural and full of dimension. I really cannot say enough good things about my experience with them. Stay tuned for a blog featuring their unique story as an expat business.
5 rue Charles-François Dupuis, 75003
This place is a cult favorite, so we couldn’t not put it on the list. We know loads of people who flock to Messieurs-Dames for a cut, including husbands looking to cut the fringe for special occasions. The salon itself is in a central location and can be described as chic yet approachable. All hail this down to earth, humble business that cuts the frills, costs, and your hair.
8 Rue Rambuteau, 75003
Recommended by Samara
This discovery was made by our co-owner, Samara, blowout aficionado. She occasionally likes to switch out her gorgeous curly locks for a straight mane and happened to come across Space Hair after many previous attempts at blowouts in other salons across Paris. Vivienne, a fluent English speaker and Franco-American, created a blowout that lasted Samara days without a curl in sight. Pro tip: stop by the salon and snag a same day appointment or book in advance.
TREAT YO’SELF 💅
64 rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011
Recommended by Samara
We thought it would be useful to share one center that could offer you multiple treatments at one location. In addition, this day spa boasts a health food centered resto and indoor pool and lounge under a large skylight to give your skin some vitamin D while submerged in the comfort of a heated pool (waterfall included). The vibe here is also a plus. Many young professionals flock to L’Echappee to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a one-way ticket to tranquil town.
5 Rue d’Ormesson, 75004 Paris
Recommended by Christina and Samara
I can be forthright in saying Color Forever is not a diamond in the rough. It is a large Paris nail bar chain created and operated by the people behind O.P.I. That being said, we’ve tried many other places in search of a boutique with a quality job that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and many times, we’ve left disappointed. I can personally vouch that I have had my current pedicure going on more than a month and have not one chip. Thoroughly impressed by the quality of this job!
20 rue Croix des Petits Champs, 75001
Pair your beauty with a beverage at this successful spa shop. Boasting four locations in Paris, South Africa, Miami, and Brittany, this spa is a cut above. From 2007, they’ve expanded their brand to include teas, body products, and cosmetics surrounding the common theme of Chinese Tea Ceremonies. This Eastern approach to wellness and being will transport you to a place of inner peace and calm.
GROOM YO’SELF 👀
18 Bd du Temple, 75011
Waxing is one of those things that seems like a straightforward procedure. It doesn’t take a mastermind to pull strips of wax, right? Wrong. Let us tell you from experience that this is something worth investing in as there is a right and wrong way to wax. Charme d’Orient will leave you silky smooth without the pain and suffering normally associated with waxing. Furthermore, this place boasts a unique mix of honey and other natural ingredients to give your waxing experience a one of a kind twist.
Stella Beauty Indienne
67-69 Passage Brady, 75010
Recommended by Lisa and Christina
Alright, so we know this is the definition of “hole in the wall.” The last place you’d expect to get your eyebrows threaded is in an Indian beauty center located in this colorful covered passage filled with the smell of curry. For 7 euros, though, it may be worth migrating to this humble shop for a cultural experience unlike what you’ve ever discovered. Skip the 25 euro Benefit Brow Bar wax stations that book up days in advance and drop by Beaute Indienne for a quick fix and some brows on fleek.
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