When in Paris, I know that the majority of our thoughts are focused on architecture and history, art and culture and of course where we eat and what we drink.
I have one little extra thought when I travel… and perhaps it is not something that even remotely enters your radar.
For me, my hair and the blow drying of it is an issue.
Shallow, fickle, silly… yes, yes… I am aware that my life would be so much easier if I could escape ‘hair prison’… there is no point even trying to dissuade me.
If I was on a desert island, the last thing I would relinquish would be the blow dryer.
I’m not going to justify my addiction to sleek, smooth locks but I will tell you… a professional blow dry once a week is my therapy.
I have been having my hair washed and dried for years .. and I don’t want to live without this luxury.
My hair isn’t that easy kind of hair… it needs pulling and yanking… twisting and torturing.
It is how it is.
Where to have hair done in Paris?
I don’t have my hair cut or coloured in Paris but I do have a regular blow dry when I am there.
I found a chain of salons called Coiffirst, that do a really good job and don’t require any advance notice.
They aren’t inexpensive, nor are they over the top… but it is Paris.
Most importantly, their hairdressers do a fabulous job.
** A little tip… In Paris, the prices can run away at the basin of all places.
The price for the blow dry will not include conditioner or any other masques that might be applied to the hair.
When at the basin a “special” treatment is often suggested… be aware… as the massage lulls you into the never-never… the final bill at the cash register will certainly wake you up.
I am sure you are all so much more sensible than me… or are you locked in with the locks, too… xv
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