Nestled in the chic Upper East Side, you’ll find the Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa. In New York, where hi-tech spa treatments are a dime a dozen, there’s something charming about a spa experience that could be straight out of Gossip Girl. Using favorites from the French pharmacy, the Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Capillaire Purifying Hair & Scalp Treatment nourishes your pretty little head, and leaves you with soft tresses.
“The secret to healthy hair is a healthy scalp,” according to stylist Frederic Moine of Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa. Because of hard water, product build-up, and sebum that comes from the pores in your scalp, even if you vigilantly wash your hair, it might not be as clean as can be. Why? Because scalp build-up weighs down hair. Using products from the French pharmacy by the high-end Biologique Recherche Shampoo line, you can strip away scalp build-up with a multi-step treatment process, that takes about an hour.
First, your stylist will wash your hair.
Following a good shampoo, your stylist applies a purifying scalp lotion. This step is made pleasurable by an intense scalp massage. Moine explains, “The scalp massage increases blood circulation,” which has many benefits. A scalp massage can stimulate hair follicles and condition the scalp, which will boost the strength of the hair from the roots and make your hair grow faster.
To restore moisture to the hair, your stylist then applies a nourishing mask.
Next, a serum is applied to deliver moisture.
Your hair is then shampooed and conditioned a second time, and your stylist applies a leave-in conditioner before your blowout.
After your blowout, you will notice how light your hair feels. My stylist did not use any product on my hair, which suffers frizz from a double-process. I also have an oily scalp, and I was amazed by how squeaky clean it felt after the treatment. For lasting results, Moine suggests five scalp treatments. After that, you can maintain a healthy scalp with regular treatments, every month or so. Hair will feel weightless and soft, and will require less product. A healthy and luxe treatment, Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa’s purifying scalp treatment leaves your hair shiny and porous.