Charlie’s story

Her wedding

Charlie Alain , Rosy Carita , Sarah Moon

I learned my trade as an apprentice at 17 when I joined CARITA, the prestigious beauty salon in Paris. I was lucky to be trained by the Carita sisters who instilled in me the love of beauty and something more than a know-how; they revealed the artistic flair I had within me. Thanks to them and their nephew Christophe, I took my first steps in the world of fashion by working in studios and on photo shoots.

 

I have styled the hair of Isabelle Adjani, Béatrice Dalle, Isabelle Huppert and Sylvie Vartan, as well as top models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. And I worked with renowned photographers like Sarah Moon, Richard Avedon, Newton, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Guy Bourdin, Paolo Roversi and Andre Rau. They sharpened my sensibility and my sense of aesthetics.

 

Recognized by the media, I still had to conquer the general public.

Her children

Charlie, Violette, Raphael et Tim.

It was Catherine Deneuve’s iconic short haircut that I created for Yves Saint Laurent’s 50-year retrospective in ELLE magazine that became a sensation around the world and was published in 65 countries. Women around the world wanted me to style their hair!! If Catherine could trust me, so could they.

 

That’s when my career took off. I created the concept of the makeover, French style, and men and women looking for their style came to me.

 

Because of my success, Alexandre de Paris welcomed me as the new great Parisian artist and offered me a space in his salon. « This is the private cabin where I have styled all my queens, it’s up to you to style yours! »

 

Five years later I opened my first salon in a private flat, Rue Goethe, in the 16th arrondissement. This delicate and refined setting that I had enjoyed creating became a huge success.

“ Charlie c’est Paris ! ”

Monsieur Alexandre de Paris

Her studios

Charlie et Alexandre de Paris, Rosy Carita, Sarah moon, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Isabelle Adjani, Cristiana Reali, Emanuelle Seignier, Catherine Deneuve . 

Rich with this experience gained over 25 years, I left for Los Angeles with two of my three children. I wanted to claim my professional freedom in the USA, get my licenses and my Green Card.

Today, I’m based in Paris again, between the Tuileries Gardens and Place Vendôme. The studio I created, located 7 rue du Mont Thabor, is a warm, intimate and colorful cocoon where I receive my clients.

 

For me luxury is an emotion that comes from within. It echoes old values like respect, consideration, sincerity, loyalty and listening. I put these values at the service of those who come to me to be revealed to themselves.

The horizon

Beauty and Art are the first seeds that bridge the past and the future, those that create the lines of our horizon. Born after Covid19 and confinement, I hope that this new horizon will be the line that will reinforce the change through reflection and intention that come from the heart. Despite everything, the pandemic will have given time to time, so that we can connect to our inner self and the other!

 

Which will be your « Beauty in this next world? » More intimate, more intense, more interior?

 

Today I’m working on creating my « House of Beauty of Being. » Very feminine, cozy and always intimate, with experts from all walks of life to accompany everyone’s journey to meet themselves. But it’s still a little early to talk about it.

 

What is certain is that each personality harbors an inner beauty. And this beauty emanating from men and women alike is the source of my inspiration.

“ I’m not styling heads but beings. ”

Charlie

Stephane Bern & Charlie

L’histoire de Charlie en film