29 March 2011

Perks of Being Young: Free Haircut


The first ever haircut I had in France was free. I was a bum then, still very much an expert in converting peso to euro and euro to peso, like it was some kind of natural mind exercise. The friend of my ex-landlady who's a hairstylist offered to cut my hair for free, provided he would have a free-hand on cutting my hair. He told me that most of his girl clients prefer long hair and he kinda missed turning hair to short lengths and experimenting on edgy looks.

Naturally, I didn't have a problem with that. I volunteered my head freely, with all my heart and soul, not caring at all if he would murder it. In the Philippines, I often permit strangers to experiment on my hair. Most of them were students who need guinea pigs to chop or color hair. Mind you, I don't have the best hair or a beautifully-sculpted head, but I have the kindest heart to those who are in need...

...of hair.

In Paris, there are also several beauty schools who are in dire need of guinea pigs. Some of them offer cuts for free or a contribution of 5 or 10 euros. Not bad considering most haircuts for women are priced at 35 euros on the average.

If you're game and are willing to trade the future of your tresses for the future of aspiring Parisian coiffeurs/coiffeuses, consult this list for the hair academy nearest you:

Eric Stipa Centre de perfectionnement
5 euros for shampoo+cut+brushing for girls
by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays
79 Avenue Ledru Rollin 75012
0821 23 16 15

Toni & Guy Academie
haircuts and styling for free for 18-30 year old
by appointment from Mondays-Thursdays
122 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore 75001
01 40 20 15 93

Jean-Louis Deforges
10 euros for haircut
by appointment from Tuesdays-Fridays
71 blvd. Richard-Lenoir
01 43 55 56 67

Jean Louis David
Shampoo, haircut, brushing free
Mondays-Fridays
5 rue Cambon 75001
01 42 97 51 71

Camille Albane
for female under 40s
39 Ave. Franklin d. Roosevelt 75008
01 43 59 31 32

Centre de Formation Jacques Dessange
for 16-45 years old
51 rue du Rocher 75008
01 44 70 08 08

Jean Claude Biguine
4.55 euros participation fee
Mondays-Tuesdays
10 rue Marbeuf 75008
01 47 23 97 23

Centre de Perfectionnement Franck Provost
All ages accepted except those with curly hair
10 euros for female, 8 euros for male
36 rue Laugier 75017
01 56 21 10 50

Centre Techniques Revlon
for 18-25 years old
26-28 rue de Paradis 75010
01 47 70 65 15

ABC Ecole de Coiffure
free for kids until 6 years old
105 blvd. Magenta 75010
01 53 20 45 50

Centre Jean-Marc Maniatis
free for female 18-25 years old
12 rue du Four 75006
01 46 34 79 83

L'oreal PRO
14 rue Royal

Ecole Internationale de Coiffure
76 rue Reaumur 75002

Saint-Alque
services from 5-30 euros
156 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis 75010
01 53 35 53 35

Espace Eugene Perma
services at 7.60 euros for under 18s
6 rue d'Athenes 75009
01 40 23 23 66

Franck de Roche Academie
free haircut on presentation of coupon
55 rue du faubourg st.-antoine 75001
01 43 46 05 00

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