CITY OF LIGHT

Fashion (Canada) - - Sundays -

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.

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