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Leonor Greyl – hours of bliss

Leonor Greyl institut Paris

You’re in Paris, it is 37 degrees outside, you’ve had your fill of fine french food…what to do?

I opted for a visit to the beautifully positioned and exquisitely understated Leonor Greyl Institute. A haven just moments from the busiest corner of Paris, and a mecca for chic Parisian women (yes it was obvious that I was the only Londoner in the salon).

A very friendly, wonderfully coiffed, elderly lady attempted to speak to me, but quickly established that I understood very little. It later transpired this was Leonor herself, who attends the salon every morning for a wash and blow dry. I was caped, and led into a little treatment room. Sylvie, the hair specialist asked if I was scared..not the most auspicious start. I was actually very excited to have my scalp and hair closely attended to.

What came next was an hour of pure bliss: Firstly my hair and scalp were examined with a micro-viewer. Then the brilliant Leonor Greyl Palm Oil was massaged into my scalp and hair for deep hydration and circulation stimulation. Whilst the oil penetrated I had a neck and shoulder massage.

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…