In 1954 Jacques Dessange opened his first salon on the Champs Elysées, one of the most prestigious sites in Paris.
Before long, top Parisian designers like Christian Dior and Coco Chanel sought his talent for their collection shows. The models and celebrities of yesterday and today - Brigitte Bardot, Jean Seberg, Kim Novak, Jane Fonda, Sandra Bullock among many, many others spread his name worldwide. Today, more than 40 years have passed and the tradition of beauty is now offered in over 800 DESSANGE Paris salons internationally.
It is Jacques Dessange's wish to allow women in every country to appreciate the quality of Dessange services and to enable those who travel, wherever they may be, to find the same DESSANGE Paris hallmark of quality, service, hygiene and understanding. Internationally recognized for its dedication to personalized feminine beauty. DESSANGE Paris has been selected as the Official Hair Stylist for the Cannes film festival and the Roland Garros French Tennis Open, as well as the Hair Stylist to the players of the US Tennis Open.
ABOUT THE SALON: This salon has undergone a major renovation and I can say: Wow! I like the private, quiet Manicure area.
THE BEST MANICURE/PEDICURE: Elizabeth, the Manicurist, gave me ABSOLUTELY THE BEST MANICURE/PEDICURE I HAVE EVER HAD -in my entire life!!! Oh my gosh,YOU MUST ASK FOR HER!!! It reminds me of the Medical Pedicures they do in France! I've had my nails done all over the world and she is a perfectionist! ***My polish lasted more than 1 week - with NO chips. Perfect nails, not to mention she is caring, funny & has such a happy outlook on life! -Refreshing!
HAIR: ALL The hair dressers are great! You simply cannot get a bad haircut there. I had my hair cut this time by: Daniel. -My hair looked wonderful. I appreciated that when I requested only a "trim" (a tiny bit off), that's exactly what I got. The finish was excellent. Daniel got my hair sleek & straight which I like.
COLORIST: Excellent colorists. Paul is wonderful at producing very natural highlights with a new technique learned in France, that I have never seen done here before. Besides that he is so sweet. What a wonderful personality!
DRIVING THERE: Free Parking in the back of the salon. -Is tight, but works. -Very busy on Saturday, (for good reason -this place is great).
GET THERE BY METRO: Directly across Friendship Heights Metro, and also there is free 2 hr parking in just about any garage you can find close to the salon -including across the street at the Giant Food parking lot (300 steps to the salon door.
CLEANLINESS: Very! The salon & the services are very clean! The brushes and capes are all washed and sanitized after every client and sealed in plastic by machine! (who else does that)? I value the cleanliness, and I give this salon five stars for service AND cleanliness! You will really like the people who service you!
CONS: Need more parking spots, would like glass coffee mugs downsatirs too.(no biggie).
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