We asked the most beauty-obsessed people we know to reveal their secret sources, because nothing’s better than well-informed word of mouth. Our experts: Géraldine Boublil, a fashion and interior-design consultant and the curator of the @erinoffduty Instagram account; Mathilde Favier, public-relations director for V.I.P. services at Christian Dior, Paris; Barbara Schinazi, a fashion executive; Michelle Lu, a co-founder and the editor of Semaine magazine; Sophie Carbonari, a facialist and the founder of Sophie Carbonari Protocol; Sofia Nebiolo, a writer and founder of Great Consulting, a production-and-consulting agency; Christopher Niquet, a writer and founder of Study magazine; Vanessa Seward, a fashion designer and painter; Violette, a makeup artist, founder, and the C.E.O. of the Violette_Fr beauty brand, and the creative director of makeup for Guerlain; and Camille Rowe, a French-American model and actress.


Géraldine Boublil

Etienne Sekola

XVI Opera Salon at the Nolinski Hotel
16 Avenue de l’Opéra 75001

When I started to wear my hair short, a few years ago, Etienne was the first haircutter I trusted. He’s now operating out of a stunning salon near the Opéra Garnier at the Nolinski Hotel. —Géraldine Boublil

Camille Rowe

David Mallett

David Mallett Salon
14 Rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires 75002

If I’m being super honest, my mom cuts my hair. But sometimes I’ll get a haircut with David Mallett. It’s such a beautiful salon. I go there if I need any kind of a blowout. And they also do something called the Soin Tokio treatment that’s really changed my hair. —Camille Rowe

Sofia Nebiolo

David Mallett

David Mallett Salon
14 Rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires 75002

Once every few months, I indulge in David Mallett’s Soin Tokio treatment, which leaves my hair feeling hydrated and silky smooth. The plush and private jewel box of David’s salon is the perfect place to drift off. —Sofia Nebiolo

Barbara Schinazi

Diego da Silva

@diegodasilva; D.M. for appointment

My ragged ends are spoiled by the legendary Diego da Silva, who lives on a plane and often travels among Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. Besides being a very talented stylist, he’s a ray of Portuguese sunshine and full of good stories. —Barbara Schinazi

Michelle Lu

Chloé Jagouar

Salon de Coiffure Chloé Jagouar
71 Rue Condorcet 75009

For stick-straight Asian hair like mine, Chloé is the best! Her salon is also in my neighborhood. —Michelle Lu

Sophie Carbonari

Adrien Coelho

Très Confidentiel
Le Salon Palais-Royal
44–45 Galerie Montpensier, Jardin du Palais-Royal 75001

Adrien is an editorial hairstylist who gives haute couture–style service. The salon is designed to look like the backstage area of a fashion show, but without the chaos. His scalp treatments are especially heavenly. —Sophie Carbonari

John Nollet

Hair Room Service by John Nollet
5 Rue de la Paix 75002

John is a quintessentially French hairstylist who cuts with enormous care and sophistication. A perfect example is the Audrey Hepburn look he gave Deva Cassel for the recent Dior show. —Sophie Carbonari

Christopher Niquet


15 Rue d’Argenteuil 75001

I used to have a photo-session stylist come to my house and cut my hair, but that was before I discovered Daiki. He works in a small industrial space near the Louvre—filled with all the latest Japanese fashion magazines—that only holds one client at a time. I’ve been going there for a year, and there is no turning back. The head massage prior to the cut is a beautiful bonus. —Christopher Niquet

Vanessa Seward

Rossano Ferretti

Rossano ferretti salon
Cheval Blanc Paris Hotel
8 Quai du Louvre 75001

I recently discovered the Rossano Ferretti salon in Paris in the new Dior Spa at the Cheval Blanc Hotel in Paris and had my hair cut by Rossano himself. I was very impressed. He got me immediately, and gave me a great cut that looks good without needing a blowout—which isn’t easy with my hair! —Vanessa Seward



Franck Provost
61 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt 75008

Quentin is especially skilled at the Brun Cashmere technique of blending subtle highlights to achieve a natural shade of brown. —Géraldine Boublil


Christophe Pastel


I work with Christophe on shoots, but I’m lucky enough that he does my hair, too. He owns a chair in a salon, and if you contact him directly, you can book an appointment with him to cut your hair, style it, and do your color as well. He’s the only person allowed to cut my bangs. That’s a pretty big deal. —Violette

Louis Trautwein and Remy Faure

@louisremyhair; D.M. for appointment

Louis Trautwein used to be at David Mallett’s salon, and now he and his boyfriend, Remy, are out on their own. He’s the only one who does my color—actually, he and Remy do it together. I usually go to their house. They’re always at Cafe Charlot, so if they don’t answer your D.M., show up there. —Camille Rowe

Nicolas Felice

Des Garçons
217 Rue Saint-Honoré 75001

Nicolas Felice is one of the few colorists that my clients almost unanimously recommend. He’s a master of blondes, and tends discreetly to a number of French actresses, including Emmanuelle Béart. —Sophie Carbonari

institute leonor greyl
15 Rue Tronchet 75008

I’ve been going faithfully for 20 years. The result is extremely natural. I regularly do a customized treatment at their hair spa to keep my hair healthy. —Vanessa Seward


Sabrina Eléonore

Un Jour Un Regard
Unjourunregard.com for locations

Sabrina, the founder of Un Jour Un Regard, is the most talented at shaping your eyebrows to suit your face. —Géraldine Boublil

Mathilde Favier

Olivier Gay

Studio Olivier Gay
24 Rue de PenthiÈvre 75008

Olivier Gay is, before everything, a painter. He understands the balance of the face and the importance of harmony. I love the way he shapes and draws the brows, dyeing them with pigments that are not too brown or too light. He detects details that only a pro can see. —Mathilde Favier

Jimena Garcia


She does seasonal pop-ups in Paris, and it’s tough to get an appointment. I highly recommend getting on her waitlist. —Violette


Marie-Claude Donadini

Call +44 6825 81582 for house calls

Marie-Claude gives me a medical pedicure at my house, ending with a 20-minute reflexology massage that is the most relaxing experience imaginable. She’s so good that I don’t have to wear polish—I love the look of super-clean, natural nails in the summer. —Mathilde Favier

My Beauty Nails

85 Boulevard Malesherbes 75008

They offer classic manicures and pedicures, but also the fanciest Kawaï nail art. —Géraldine Boublil


36 Rue du Château d’Eau 75010

This salon offers simple manicures and pedicures as well as sophisticated nail art. It’s a favorite among trendy Parisiennes. —Sophie Carbonari

Maison Cocoon

31 Rue d’Argenteuil 75001

This salon adds a Japanese touch to the art of classic nail care. The cocooning manicure and pedicure are efficient and pampering. —Sofia Nebiolo

VNT Nails

65 Rue de l’Université 75007

This little place is within walking distance from where I live. They’re really good, but I don’t do nail art—I keep it simple. —Camille Rowe