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Paris-Pas-Cher: the Secret to Natural French Beauty (With a Little Help)

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You are a beautifully unique mountain flower whether you choose to spend your hard earned money on products or not. However if you want to Treat Yo Self, Paris-Pas-Cher is providing a list of centers, pharmacies, and hairdressers in the city!

26 Rue du Four
Métro Odéon

Here you can find most major French brands for really cheap. It is technically a pharmacy but every pharmacy in Paris carries specialized beauty products and cosmetics. Also, they have a website where you can shop online and get stuff delivered at your door (if you happen to be disfigured by pimples – we’re all human!)

2 Rue des Archives
Métro Hôtel de Ville

More low-key than Citypharma but really competitive prices as well and the staff is very friendly.

74 Rue Monge
Métro Place Monge

A true institution in Paris in terms of where to find pas-cher beauty products, cosmetics and pretty much anything you want. Avoid going on a weekend as it tends to get crowded.


You may have heard of them as they’re also based in other countries. They are quite affordable and the quality is always on point. See their website for all store locations in Paris.


If you get a membership (8€ a month for students), you can go in and get waxed, haired and nailed whenever you want without getting an appointment, for 4€50. See website for their numerous locations and student offers.


This store only sells cruelty-free cosmetics. Of course it is a bit pricier than other alternatives but that’s the price you pay if you don’t want to feel like you’re lathering your face with Curious George’s blood.


Mademoiselle Bio sells all kinds of organic beauty products and cosmetics, and all their in-store assistants are certified beauticians.


If you want to get a haircut in Paris and you have no idea where to go on a student budget, don’t hesitate to check out hairdressing schools. Students give you a haircut for less than 10€ and in the most prestigious schools, you can definitely trust them. All you need to do is get an appointment with one of them. Or, you can email them with your contact information and a photo to arrange a session.

ABC Ecole de Coiffure
105 Boulevard Magenta
+331 53 20 45 50
Métro Gare du Nord

Centre de Formation Camille Albane
50 Rue de la Chaussée d’Antin
+331 43 59 31 32
Métro Chaussée d’Antin

Centre de Formation Jean-Claude Biguine
10 Rue Marbeuf
+331 47 20 85 38
Métro Alma Marceau

Jean-Louis David Training Center
5 Rue Cambom
+331 42 61 49 86
Métro Concorde

Internationale Académie de Coiffeurs Jean-Louis Deforges
71 boulevard Richard-Lenoir
++1 43 55 56 67
Métro Richard-Lenoir

There you have it, Treat Yo Self to obtain the natural French glow with these tips from Paris-Pas-Cher!

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