Last week, Daphné Hezard, the Paris-based editor-in-chief of L'Officiel, emailed us to say she'd chopped her usually long, glossy tresses into a shoulder-length style. Naturally, we ran through the usual questions:"What?!" "Why?" and, most importantly, "Where?!" Here, she fills us in:
I finally decided to cut my hair last friday. I don't know how it happened, but suddenly I was working at my desk, I took the phone and called an hairdresser I had never met, she gave me an appointment at 3pm, and I went there.
I'd heard about this new place called 22 rue de Verneuil through Jordane Crantelle. I loved the way her hair was cut ages ago: a "carré," very light at the ends...
It's weird, because I always go to the same hairdresser for years—his name is Donato—and I trust him more than anyone else. And every time I go and see him, I say, "Ok, next time we cut seriously," and when the next appointment comes, I never dare.
But this friday, I gave my head—my hair—to un unknown woman called Pauline and I told her, "Ok, you can cut as much as you want. I don't care."
And she did it. This is it. I think I look like a teenager now! I should have cut it even shorter, I think.
It's funny when you cut your hair and you are not used to it, you would expect people to notice it or at least to say something...At least: "Oh, you cut your hair?" Strangely, either people don't make any comment or they really love it, saying, "It really suits you, you should have cut it before." Those people were the one who always told me not to cut it!
When I told my mum I cut my hair, she asked for pictures. (My mum has never really liked my long hair, I think.) Every time I go and visit her, she wants to cut it. So, when I sent her photos, she texted me: "J'aime bien"
Then I said: "Did you prefer it long?"
She answered: "No, it's very new." And I was happy.
My boyfriend wrote: "C'est très bien," which means "It's very good"... I don't know what to think about this comment.
And when I told my ex-boyfriend I cut my hair, he said: "At least you know we can never be together again" and I laughed.
So, I can only recommend that you try 22 rue de Verneuil, a new intimate hair salon, situated just in front of Serge Gainsbourg House. Pauline cut the hair and Wanig, her partner, does the color. That's it. Only the two of them.
It's at 22 rue de Verneuil, Paris, 75007, tél 0142610024, and www.22ruedeverneuil.com. Oh, by the way, for maintenance: I wash it every 3 or 4 days. Right now, I'm using Kelly Calèche Shampoo from Hermès—I like the smell of it and it reminds me of my lovely cousin, who's called Kelly, too. Sometimes, I also use Crème Lavante au Citron from Christophe Robin (a very famous hairdresser in Paris). It's a mask that protects damaged hair..very nice, but very small, so try not to use it too often.