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French Flair For The Hair
Text by Viseshika Sharma
Published: Volume 21, Issue 11, November, 2013
Dessange Paris, at Kempís Corner and Bandra, Mumbai, is the newest space for ladies to get primped and pampered. Chairman of Dessange International, Benjamin Dessange, takes us through the seasonís line-up

What is the next Ďbig thingí in hair colour and style?
We have developed dark colours that work in line with full cuts, rather than layered ones, to give an effect of transparency and shine. A custom effect that is becoming popular is an auto-reverse effect where the hair is a natural blonde with highlights when styled naturally but is a more marked blonde when pulled into a chignon. With cuts, a short fringe has been the big trend for fall and we will be reinterpreting iconic and classical cuts in a contemporary spirit.

How is the dry hair cutting technique beneficial?
Dry hair allows a stylist to taper a curve more deeply, allowing for more creative freedom because you can achieve more detailing with the finish.

What are the key points of the A/W 2014 collection at Dessange?
There is a couture spirit in the hair styles, photo shoots and the styling. The inhouse make-up collection is marked by deep and sensual colours such as purple, grey and plum.

What is the next city to get a Dessange salon?
We aim to take Dessange Paris to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune in the next four years.

MY PRECIOUS
The French therapist at Dessange Paris takes a long look at my scalp before rubbishing my request for the Argan Oil Mask. The Precious Malachite Treatment will be better for my greasy scalp she maintains, purifying and regulating it and making my hair feel light. I settle back in the designated hair spa zone as she first divides my hair into large sections, applying the precious oil to my scalp. This is followed by a brisk application of the clay mask, as I sit leafing through the inhouse magazine that contains photos of Dessange salons from around the world, each featuring the signature dťcor, right down to the chair on which I am perched. My therapist starts a firm massage just as I fixate on a nail polish I can pick up from the salonís make-up line. A quick rinse in a massage chair, which is something Iíve started looking for everywhere now, a spritz of the mineral spray from Phytodess, and Iím ready to have my hair styled. I leave the salon, weekend-ready, with a bounce in my step and the promised bounce in my hair.

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