How Christophe-Nicolas Biot reinvents the world of coloring

Le Labo des couleurs is the ultra-customized, high-end, made-to-measure color service finally available to the greatest number.

Christophe-Nicolas Biot, visionary hairstylist, benchmark colorist, talented artist, showman, Wella Professionals international ambassador, concept creator and savvy entrepreneur, needs no introduction. Today, at the head of six salons in France, he is launching a new concept: the Labo des Couleurs.

Promoting the values of the colorist profession and colorimetry

Over the years, many people have come to believe that applying color is as simple as choosing the right shade from a tube and applying it with a brush. All that was needed to achieve color was to know how to apply a ready-to-use color cream. But the colorist's craft is much more than that, and goes far beyond choosing a tube of color. The basics of the colorist's trade are based on colorimetry and chemistry, to skilfully compose the right formula. Like a chef-chemist, the hairdresser-colorist mixes, to the nearest gram, several powders or creams according to the desired result and the structure of the hair to be colored. He also doses the volume of oxidant needed to obtain the right result. He creates highlights, tones and gradations, adds shine and creates warm or cool tones according to each individual's personality. It's a profession that can't be invented, but can be learned over a lifetime. Christophe-Nicolas Biot is in a good position to know this, when he says that "a world without color is a world of infinite sadness". The colorist's craft is one that is lived, created and constantly evolving. That's why he created the Labo des couleurs, to enhance the value of the expert's word, to magnify this profession and highlight the knowledge of a good colorist.

Le Labo des Couleurs at La Maison de Coiffure Christophe Nicolas Biot

Housed in the Maison de Coiffure in Paris's magnificent Galerie Vivienne in Paris, the first Labo des Couleurs welcomes customers for a new color service, on the spot or to take away for a Do It Yourself (DIY).

A wood and wrought-iron counter welcomes women and men men and women who are looking for advice and a top-of-the-range, made-to-measure made-to-measure service.

The service

The "Le Labo des couleurs" service consists of several steps to be combined:

  • A precise diagnosis;
  • A color prescription ;
  • Tailor-made preparation of the color mixture to the nearest gram, something that has never been offered before;
  • On-site color service or purchase of preparations for at-home use, or purchase of colorants and pigments to mix at home.

The customer leaves with a complete coloring kit, including instructions for use, the customized preparation in a jar, the oxidizer (for the classic coloring service), and the toolbox needed to complete the service: a brush, a shaker, gloves and Color Save System Professional shampoo.

Price list

Diagnosis + color prescription + DIY preparation in a recyclable, refillable jar + oxidizer + toolbox. Price: price according to weight of products used.

From 49 euros.

Available from the end of April at La Maison de Coiffure in the Galerie Vivienne, Paris 2.

51 Galerie Vivienne, 75002 Paris
Métro Bourse (Line 3)

Tel.: 01 40 28 09 50

Monday and Tuesday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday and Friday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 7:00pm

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