It is not new that hairdressers earn floor and now occupy the place of old apartments with a very warm atmosphere. But that was hitherto reserved for well-filled purses and never a "real" apartment. The 161 is Kat's apartment with its own kitchen, lounge, his trinkets, his little desk ... there is a real image of his hand, seem to be received with a girlfriend easily. I went to see my cut (you know that hyper degraded made here ), but also with great curiosity.
Kat and his story
Kat is a dynamic thirties who has 12 years of experience in hairdressing. After having worked for two major franchises, she joined Tony & Guy team for 2 years and then flew to England and Australia. Back in France, she began to think of the perfect s alon. One that would accommodate the client in the best possible conditions ... without noise, without a long wait between two women chattering or two staffs who make war. . Lounge makes the client feel at home (and I want to say with all its rights, as hairdressers often scoff and do as their head) and a relationship of trust, or even 'é friendship. When I was in Switzerland, I loved spending time with Cecile, my hairdresser attitrée in Lausanne. She was good but also very funny and confided much to each other. I feel the same predisposition in Kat ... a keen sense of hearing and a smooth, contrasting with lofty and aggressive behavior Parisian hairdressers.
The lounge apartment with love inside
The 161, which will celebrate its first year on January 1, 2012, therefore at 161 Temple Street. 2 floors above me here at Kat. I crossed the living room-kitchen to join her single cabin area. It is tastefully decorated in soft tones. The living room overlooks the busy street, yet nothing filter ... I enjoy listening to the relaxing lounge music and sipping tea.
Kat listening, watching, studying, and many questions. Spent on my hair, my wishes and my way of seeing the cup evolve over time. Uh, I do not know. What I am certain is that the current cut is ugly, not women, the hair falls straight and I lost all my good volume. "I want my potential glamor back!" Well, I said it.
Dressed in a beautiful evening gown, I am passing the pot on a massage chair and a shampoo along with delicate movements. It is important to say because how shampooing hurt you with their depressed and nervous fingers ... Even if is the name of the activation of microcirculation, although I'm not cozy at the hair, I like when a little love is injected (yes, love!) and respect in care. And this also involves the selection of products that Kat wanted as natural as possible.
During cutting, I want to scan the room with the sofa that calls for reading people and greed. For a brief welcoming sofa mom, sister, girlfriend or witness it for the love and care that we can share this moment together. And during installation of color, Kat can also take care of the hands or feet of the accompanying person.
Good point: I guess the place to meet the bride and witnesses in a boudoir atmosphere. This, in another room, could quickly turn into attraction and entertainment for customers. There, at least, it is possible to be yourself and make pretty pictures without stress.
And then this cut?
It seems much more balanced and more feminine. I regained volume, it's nice!
Side brushing, Kat gave me a tip to create the sideways movement easier. Wet hair before you even begin brushing, give direction with a flat comb and press with the tip of the dryer. To repeat the motion, then move to brushing. I will follow his advice!
Good point: 20% discount on first visit. So I paid the cut € 50 instead of € 70. See all rates here .
161 rue u d Temple, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 6 29 99 77 51 / +33 9 51 21 48 93