« If Chanel gave women freedom, Yves Saint-Laurent gave them power » said Pierre Bergé. And Charlie gives them the confidence to claim their unique beauty. Creating a hairstyle, applying makeup and enhancing a woman’s elegance is not work for Charlie. It comes down to a process that flows in four phases – the cut, the color, the makeup and the dress makeover.
« Hair is what you notice first, so hairstyle is crucial, especially in case of an upheaval in one’s life. The purpose of a haircut is to embellish the silhouette to be in balance with one’s features, hair type and personality. Color should not look as if it was done at a hair salon; it shouldn’t be a veneer. Color brings depth and contrast to a cut. It brightens your complexion, whether your complexion is light, golden or brown. »
As far as Charlie is concerned, color is not a mask. She starts with your base and keeps it. And what about white or gray hair?
« I do not necessarily hide it. Having to do your roots every two weeks is a constraint. I mix them up with highlights, pearly or milky tones. A color is successful when people believe it is your natural tones, to which the sun has given a sheen. »