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Nali Mall, San Li Tun Bei Lu (Sanlitun)
(86) 010-6417-3029 | www.cdefrance.com
SERVICESHair; facials; waxing; nails; tanning
PRICE (CUT)RMB 400-500
Chichi French salon headed by globetrotter stylist Catherine Colin. With its shiny white marble floors and mod black leather treatment chairs, the bright salon space is chic, and the international staff of stylists equally so–you can trust them to always be up on the latest hair fashions from around the globe. If you’re looking for an avant-garde look, Catherine develops a unique haute coiffure collection every season.
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WHY WE LIKE IT
Getting a haircut in Beijing is a risky business–no matter how posh the salon, odds are you’ll go home with a mullet or a bowl cut (or an unfortunate combination of the two). Not so at Catherine de France, where the expert staff actually listens to your requests and produces stellar cuts–and in a swish setting to boot!
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The teeny tiny toilets. They detract from the overall luxury experience.
GOOD TO KNOW
That they’ve always got a huge stack of the latest French- and English-language fashion mags for you to peruse while waiting–a real treat if you’ve been away from home for awhile. If you really dig the salon, consider joining the house VIP program, which offers extra special pampering and preferential treatment at other luxury venues around town.
Toni & Guy (Beijing)
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