CITY OF LIGHT
If you traced the lineage of Gisele’s sun-kissed waves, you’d arrive at JACQUES DESSANGE. In 1983, the Parisian coiffeur invented his “California Blonde” technique, which involved painting highlights freehand (now known as balayage). Dessange opened his first salon on the Champs-Élysées in the early ’50s and went on to work with Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep and Charlotte Rampling. And Brigitte Bardot’s trademark golden hue wasn’t a result of her summers spent in Saint-Tropez; Dessange was the man behind the actress’s career-catapulting colour change from brunette to blonde. It’s no wonder the legendary stylist’s products favour the flaxen-haired. Recently launched in Canada, the range (from $13) includes several brightening shampoos and highlight-boosting treatments.