Paris travel guide: The best beauty addresses
Discover the best places to get the most amazing beauty products and treatments in Paris with these picks from ELLE France editors..
Wondering where to go for your next beauty treatment in Paris? 5 ELLE France editors give their suggestions on the best beauty hot spots:
• Valérie Toranian – Editor in Chief of ELLE France
• Erin Doherty – Fashion & Beauty Editor of ELLE France
• Elisabeth Martorell – Deputy Editor of ELLE France
• Catherine Roig – Lifestyle Deputy Editor of ELLE France
• Lauren Bastide – Editor of ELLE France & Deputy Editor of DailyELLE.fr
FOR BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Sephora, 70-72 avenue des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris
33 (0)1 53 93 22 50
Clarins has been shaking up the beauty world with its 100% Pure Plants Oils since 1954. Today, it is still a trustworthy label that treats your skin right. Whatever you need, Clarins has it. And in this huge Sephora shop, you will find literally everything. There are countless brands to chose from, from Sephora to Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent…
69, rue d’Argout, 75002 Paris
33 (0)1 42 33 15 54
Looking for organic and ethical beauty products? Don’t look any further, you will find whatever you need here. Nopeg does its best in respecting the environment and offers you the most natural products.
64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
33 (0)1 42 82 50 00
This is THE department store you have to go when you come to Paris. Created in 1865, it has been a real hit ever since. Fashion, home decoration and even a very upscale grocery store on the corner… there is something for everyone. And the beauty area is packed with the best and the newest trends.
LB: “First floor of the Printemps : make-up paradise ! For the rest, I go to a pharmacy, like most French women.”
142 Galerie de Valois, 75001 Paris
33 (0)1 49 27 09 09
The shop is simply amazing with its painted walls and quiet atmosphere. The purple lights make the place intimate while the very friendly staff helps you choose your make-up or perfume.
VT: “I love the decoration of the shop.”
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Beauty products at Culture of Color
FOR A MANICURE / PEDICURE
147 Rue du Président Wilson, 92300 Levallois-Perret
33 (0)1 47 59 66 09
A small beauty salon in Levallois-Perret which is only a short trip away from Paris by subway (5 minutes) and a favorite local place of the ELLE team.
VT: “Everybody from ELLE goes there. She takes such good care of your nails. It’s very hygienic!”
CULTURE OF COLOR
40 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris
33 (0)1 45 26 01 10
Another OPI nail bar nestled in the heart of the 9th quarter of Paris. Their website is quite attractive as you can choose your colour according to your skin tone and the length of your nails. The prices are really good too with many deals to choose from.
LB: “It’s an OPI nail spa, my favourite nail polish brand.”
6, rue Cardinet, 75017 Paris
33 (0)1 46 22 80 63
A really cool, low-priced nail bar (5 Euros to have your nails simply painted) with a lot of different nail treatments. The girls only use OPI nail polish as a pledge of quality.
13 rue de la Chaussée d’Antin, 75009 Paris
33 (0)1 47 03 37 33
Right in front of the Galeries Lafayette, Manucurist was the first to use Essie nail polish in France. Since then, it has also launched its own line available in its three Parisian salons.
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The Royal Conceau spa
CLARINS’ SPA AT ROYAL MONCEAU
37 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
33 (0)1 42 99 88 99
One of the most coveted spas in Paris. The luxurious spa was designed by Philip Starck offers a wide range of Clarins treatments. There is a treatment for everybody.
VT: “In my opinion, the best face massages in Paris!”
LB: “The best products and the most amazing underground swimming pool.”
58 bis rue François 1er, 75008 Paris
33 (0)1 42 56 14 08
This woman is so good she even created a school and has been dubbed "the celebrities’ beautician". To get your skin renewed, you know where to go…
FOR A MASSAGE
ESPACE FRANCE ASIE
11 Rue du Chevalier de Saint-George, 75008 Paris
33 (0)1 49 26 08 88
Espace France-Asie is a traditional Thai massage spa which opened in Paris in the early 90’s. Today it is still a must-see to experience real relaxation.
CR: “The best Thai massages in Paris, by Miki and his team. Linda is just extraordinary!"
HARNN & THANN THAI’S SPA
11, rue Molière, 75001 Paris
33 (0)1 40 15 02 20
A Thai spa nestled in the 1st quarter of Paris, the zen atmosphere surrounds you as soon as you enter. And for those who do everything together, some treatments are available for two. Otherwise, take 5 minutes to visit the shop if you want to bring a bit of zen home.
LES BAINS DU MARAIS
31 Rue Blancs Manteaux, 75004 Paris
33 (0)1 44 61 02 02
Welcome to the Queen of Sabbah’s Kingdom. Created in 1995, Les Bains du Marais defends a concept: oriental chic. Once you are there, you can either enjoy the Turkish bath, go for a manicure, a wax or a massage (face or body).
VT: “Simple and clean, high-quality massages.”
6 rue de la Renaissance, 75008 Paris
33 (0)1 40 70 16 49
A spa launched by a former Miss USSR with products made with anti-stress Russian plants, like the Siberian golden root or the Siberian ginseng combined with 100% pure and natural essential oils. Definitely worth a try.
SPA DES CINQ MONDES
6 Square de l’Opéra Louis Jouvet, 75009 Paris
33 (0)1 42 66 00 60
The Spa des Cinq Mondes is inspired by ancient beauty traditions of the world and guarantees that all the recipes are organic and tested under dermatological control. A real experience of luxurious well-being.
LB: “Beautiful place and their essential oil skincare products smell really good.”
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Soaps at Herboristerie du Palais Royal
HERBALIST / WELL-BEING PLACES
HERBALIST OF PLACE CLICHY
87 Rue Amsterdam, 75008 Paris
33 (0)1 48 74 83 32
In this little herbal shop, everything seems to be old-fashioned. Nestled next to the buzzing Place de Clichy, this store is a quiet haven. Ask for whatever you can imagine, the house takes orders in order to concoct your very own formula.
VT: “One of the oldest in Paris. You’ll find things you didn’t even know existed there!”
HERBORISTERIE DU PALAIS ROYAL
11 rue des petits champs, 75001 Paris
33 (0)1 42 97 54 68
Right behind the Palais Royal gardens, this herbalist will remind you of an old apothecary store. The smell captures you when you enter and will remain with you even after your visit.
MONT KAILASH’S TIBETAN CENTER
19, rue Pierre Leroux, 75007 Paris
33 (0)1 53 86 94 73
Close to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, Mont Kailash’s Tibetan Center, as you might expect, is specialized in Tibetan massage. Forget everything you have experienced before. It is time to discover a new kind of pampering.
SIVANANDA’S YOGA CENTRE
140 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, 75010 Paris
33 (0)1 40 26 77 49
If you want to relax with yoga, this is the place to go to. For over 30 years, the people here have been practicing yoga intensively and will even propose a trip abroad to live your passion to the fullest.
LB: “The best yoga centre in town. Very authentic, with real Buddhist monks teaching you yoga.”
BLONDE BY FRANCK VIDOFF
12 rue du Pré aux Clercs, 75007 Pariis
33 (0)1 42 22 66 33
Nestled in the heart of the 7th quarter of Paris, Franck Vidoff has been dying women’s hair for the past 8 years. His specialty? The perfect shade of blond, and by the look of his customers, he does it incredibly well. But if you want to catch a glimpse of his talent, it is by appointment only.
LB: “Franck is more to me than just a hairdresser, he is a guru! He has this unique way of doing a very natural and savage blond hair that has made him famous amongst all the blonde girls in Paris.”
20 rue Danielle Casanova, 75002 Paris
33 (0)1 47 03 92 04
In a very refined salon (which is actually a typical Parisian flat), David Lucas awaits you. If you are struggling with your curly hair or want to do gorgeous highlights, you know where you have to go.
CR: “Extraordinary for hair dying. His hair salon is an exquisite purple apartment. You bump into lots of female TV hosts."
34, rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris
33 (0)1 47 03 35 35
You won’t feel like you are at the hairdresser’s in this beauty salon. Delphine Courteille works with the best (Peter Lindbergh, Ellen Von Unwerth), and takes care of celebrities’ hair (Maggie Cheung). Perfect if you want to feel like a star.
36 rue de Courcelles, 75008 Paris
This hairdresser cuts on dry hair, and is convinced that it takes two to make a haircut: the hairdresser and the customer. Refreshing.
VT: “Michel Brosseau cuts on dry hair."