Beauty Experts & Spas

Parisian women always look effortlessly chic, coiffed and polished. Is it a simple matter of their DNA? There must be some other explanation. Behold some of their secret weapons …

French Toast
A charming, yet sprawling space, just off the Place de La Concorde, with pale blue muted walls and rococo chandeliers.  High profile clients include actress Catherine Deneuve and glamorous first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.  The owner/head stylist also works on movie sets, like the recent Coco Avant Chanel. Cut and colors run around €150.

Paris 75008 France

Anne Fontaine
The brand’s first spa is located in the flagship store of the eponymous women’s shirt designer.  Love the batch of treatments that are perfect for everyday pick-me-ups, like: anti-jet lag, morale boosting, post- shopping and prenatal. The products used in the treatments are yummy—eco-friendly products inspired by Anne’s childhood in Brazil— exotic fruits and essential oils. | Phone: +33 1 53 67 65 35
370 Faubourg Saint-Honore | Paris 75001 France

Dior Institute at the Plaza Athenee
The first ever hotel spa created by Christian Dior Perfume, so of course it is fabulous. The waiting area is all soothing creams, rounded archways and minimalist … as is the staff, not too many people scurrying around to distract from the serenity of the spa.  Many of the treatments use Dior’s top line L’Or Range, very exclusive and toted to be a super youth infuser to your skin.  Each treatment room is small and modern, with marble tiled floors and tons of natural light. Best are the hours—8am-10pm, seven days per week. | Phone: 33 1 53 67 65 35
25 Avenue Montaigne | Paris 75008 France

Hair Salon: Christophe Robin
Follow the steps of Kylie, Catherine Deneuve, and John Galliano, and have your hair done by Christophe Robin. His new atelier in the Sixth Arrondissement is decorated with treasures he’s found along his travels—and the rooms are filled with beauty treasures like Joëlle Ciocco facials, Grégor Schultze’s osteopathic massages, and Bastien Gonzalez wonderful medical pedicures. Don’t leave (you won’t want to!) without trying Robin’s homemade waffles. | Phone: +33 1 42 60 99 15
9 Rue Guénégaud | Paris 75006 France

Day Spa: Espace Payot
Space-age cool—but what else would you expect from ultra hip interior architect and sculptor Joseph Caspari? Go for the personalized stone therapies and fabulous pool. | Phone: +33 1 45 61 42 08
62 Rue Pierre Charron, Ile de France | Paris 75008 France

Hair Salon: Joel Villard
The flagship salon of the first hair technician to open a salon fully dedicated to color. And boy does Monsieur Villard know color! Also the only fully licensed Aveda salon in Paris. Double whammy …!

Phone: +33 1 45 55 85 69
55 Rue de Bellchase | Paris 75007 France

Hair Salon: Jean-Michel Faretra
Uber-private hair and beauty salon in a Zen style loft. Enter as a frazzled tourist, emerge as a relaxed Parisian beauty. Perfect for a post-shopping/pre-dinner pick me up.

Phone: +33 1 47 23 01 16
21 Avenue George V | Paris 75008 France

Day Spa: Harnn & Thann
You’ll feel like all your dreams have come true and that you’ve woken up in Thailand at the new Harnn & Thann Natural Home Spa. All the products are made from vitamin E rich Thai rice oil and indigenous plants. Expect 5 star treatment … | Phone: +33 1 40 07 58 35
13 Rue de Rivoli | Paris 75004

Hammam: Les Cent Ciels
On weekends, many Parisians take an excursion to Les Cent Ciels, the most luxurious and authentic hammam this side of Istanbul. For the ultimate steam and scrub-down, escape from the city to this suburban heaven of Moorish and Moroccan style wonders with its pretty mosaics, hazy lanterns and stained glass. | Phone: +33 1 46 20 07 01
45 Bis Avenue, Edouard Vaillant | Boulogne 92100 France

Hair Stylist: Lucia Iraci
Parisian socialites and celebrities flock to this hair oasis like a moth to a bright flame. Experience the Italian hair coiffeur-extraordinaire work her magic and try her exclusive hair products for after-care that actually works. | Phone: +33 1 42 22 29 86
13 Rue du Vieux Colombier | Paris 755006 France

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