1st Arrondissement Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty neighborhood
34 Rue du Mont Thabor, 1st
It may be a cliché that Parisians have perfect, perfectly imperfect hair, but it's probably a cliché for good reason. That tousled sensibility is partly because of Delphine and her team, who stand in the shadows behind some of the city's best heads. While the services here are top-notch, there's nothing intimidating about the girlishly glamorous salon, and the menu is well-priced considering the quality.
Much like his culty product range (in Paris, it's available exclusively at Colette), Herve Herau's dermatology practice is not widely publicized—in fact it's almost exclusively a word-of-mouth operation. We first heard about his restorative treatments (each one is 100% personalized, which explains why there's no treatment menu on his site) from a friend who swears that a session with him is like hitting the beauty jackpot.
350 Rue Saint-Honoré
Tucked into a garden courtyard near the Place Vendôme, the glamorously hushed Darphin Vendome Institute starts every treatment with a soothing pressure point massage. The facials are off-the-charts incredible; the body treatments and massages, pure heaven. We especially love the La Parisienne, an hour-and-a-half that includes a soothing facial and a rejuvenating massage.
32-34 Rue Montorgueil, 1st
Vaulted stone ceilings and walls (vestiges from its first life as a 17th century wine cellar) may not immediately channel comfort and warmth, but the flagship Nuxe spa is balanced by any number of tropical flourishes, like palm leaves, rattan, and a cozy pool for Watsu (there are multiple outposts in Paris). The gentle, plant-based Nuxe line never gets any complaints from us either, particularly when administered during a soothing facial. There are also locations in the 8th, 9th, and 16th.
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