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The Leonor Greyl Institute

International Destination for Glamorous Natural Hair Care

Leonor Greyl Parisian Institut is a landmark of beauty and luxury in the heart of Paris, drawing clientele from around the world for renowned hair spa treatments and très chic cuts, color, and styling.

L’Institut also is a dream destination for elite stylists who share Leonor Greyl’s commitment to nurturing beautiful hair with natural products enriched with the best botanical extracts.

The serene salon is housed in a classic 19th-century building on Rue Tronchet in Paris’ fashionable Madeleine neighborhood, a few blocks from the majestic Palais Garnier opera house.

It has a wonderfully storied past saturated with Greyl family history, glamour, and innovation.

Naturally Beautiful Beginnings at L’Institut

When Leonor and Jean-Marie Greyl launched the salon and the Leonor Greyl brand in 1968, the concept of botanically-based haircare was quite revolutionary. Few in the industry were so focused on harnessing essential oils, plant proteins, and other organic ingredients to nurture hair from inside out, and also were not making the connection between a healthy scalp and gorgeous tresses.

Naturally Beautiful Beginnings at L’Institut

When Leonor and Jean-Marie Greyl launched the salon and the Leonor Greyl brand in 1968, the concept of botanically-based haircare was quite revolutionary. Few in the industry were so focused on harnessing essential oils, plant proteins, and other organic ingredients to nurture hair from inside out. They also weren’t making the connection between a healthy scalp and gorgeous tresses.

They opened the original Institut on charming Rue de Châteaudun before moving to their current location in the 1980s. Leonor, a sought-after hairstylist, diagnosed each client’s hair health and created elegant styles. Jean-Marie, a galenic engineer, worked nearby in his lab developing natural formulas that could treat, protect, and style manes and reinvigorate scalp health.

Caroline Greyl, the couple’s daughter and now brand president, remembers spending every afternoon and weekend at L’Institut.

“I practically grew up there,” says Caroline, who was 1 year old when her parents established the brand. “Being a little girl, spending time at a hair salon was so much fun. I remember helping the hairstylists, passing over the pins and rollers. I was so close to hair all the time that my mother’s passion passed to me.”

Leonor remains just as passionate about her brand and visits the Institut a few mornings each week to chat with the stylists and clients.

Customized Hair Spa Treatments

L’Institut is probably best known for its customized hair spa treatment – a bespoke “facial for the scalp” that is customized to every client’s needs.

Each indulgent ritual begins with a close diagnostic examination of the scalp using a special camera that can zoom in on product build-up, overactive oil production, and irritated skin cells. The diagnosis is followed by a specific hair spa treatment specialized in natural oils, cleansing, deep conditioning and time spent under an ozone steamer to increase the efficiency. The treatment is finished with the best scalp massage of your life to stimulate hair follicles and promote blood circulation.

“You know those few minutes when you get your hair cut and someone massages your scalp and you never, ever want it to end? Imagine an hour of that. Only 10x better, bien sur,” glamour and wellness author Rebecca Leffler wrote after her first visit.

“The experience itself verges on hedonistic,” gushed another reviewer writing for the Tatler.

Both soothing and invigorating, the results of the ritual are immediate. Clients leave with luxurious locks that are glossier, softer, and fuller than ever before.

If you have plans to visit Paris and would like to experience a Leonor Greyl hair spa treatment at our Institute, you can schedule an appointment by calling +33 1 42 65 32 26.

Leonor Greyl Hair Spa Treatments Near You

You don’t have to jet to Paris for an exclusive Leonor Greyl Hair Spa Treatment. We have premier partners across the U.S. who provide personalized diagnosis and customized hair spa treatment. Locations in major metropolitans include:

Treatment options may vary by location

Chicago
Anthony Cristiano Salon

Dallas area
Jovie Salon

Miami
Danny Jelaca Salon

New York + Connecticut
Eva Scrivo Salons
Maison d’Alexandre

San Francisco
Ron Pernell Hair Studio
Christopher Salon & Home (Tiburon and Mill Valley)
Crown Salon (Petaluma)

Santa Monica
Tovar Brown Salon

West Palm Beach
The Bohèm Salon

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