I knew that moving to Paris would post certain challenges: speaking a new language, assimilating into a new culture, etc.  But one thing I didn’t anticipate, until I landed on French soil, was that I would have to find all new people to keep me well-coiffed.

When I began my search on the internet, I was very scared.  I was reading lots of disastrous stories.  So for the next “blonde” who moves to Paris I thought I’d share with you my stylist discoveries along with a few other of my secrets de beauté:

  • Hair/cheveux:  I feel lucky to have stumbled across the Dream Team: Rishi and Remy at David Mallett (http://david-mallett.com/). They make me look like a natural and keep my hair long and lustrous.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they’re kind, funny, and some of the coolest people I’ve met so far.
  • Nails/ongles:  I must admit that I’ve tried a few places. After some research, I feel confident in telling you that Citad’In Nailbar (http://www.citadin-nailbar.com/) is the best pedicure that I’ve found in Paris.  (When you do a lot of walking and standing for work, a great pedicure can save the day!)
  • Skin/peau:  I’m convinced that I’m looking younger these days.  I wish I could credit the chocolate and the pastries, but really, I think it’s these two things:  Evian (http://www.evian.fr/) and Lancome’s Genefique serum (http://www.lancome.fr/_fr/_fr/genifique/genifique-269013.aspx).  They’re both miracle workers.

So whenever I’m feeling a bit like a zombie…

I just indulge in some beauty treatments.  Some people may call it silly or frivolous, but I think that taking a few moments out of your day, week or month to pamper yourself can go a long way in changing your life.

*NB:  I have not been paid or compensated in any other way for mentioning the salons and products here.