We don’t know about you, but we have been on the hunt for an English-speaking, reasonably priced, trendy, and local hair stylist for quite some time. That’s why when our friend Steph confided that she wanted to chop it all off for the summer we jumped at the chance to find one here in Lausanne. We reached out to friends, paid a few salons a visit, and finally, through our good friend Eleni, we found Pedro.
Pedro claims he doesn’t speak English, but after thirty minutes of conversation, banter, and joking all in English you realize that he’s just being modest. Originally from Portugal, Pedro made the move to Switzerland many years ago and opened up the salon, Théâtre de la Coiffure, around nine years ago. It’s a large lofty space full of natural light with an art deco feel–magnificent mirrors line the walls with thick gaudy golden frames, the work tables hang from the ceiling from thick rope, and multi-bulbed Medusan light fixtures provide an edgy vibe.
Pedro is attentive, meticulous, and isn’t afraid to lend his own opinion about your chosen cut. Be careful though, he can be quite persuasive–he almost convinced me to shave part of my head! As a side hobby, Pedro spends his time DJing, which means the salon is always pumping great tunes and beats (which Violet the intern greatly appreciated as she busted out her moves).
And here’s Steph’s final cut!* Doesn’t she look incredible? After the initial shock, she has fully embraced her new summer locks…and makes us want to chop it all too!
What about you? Are you looking to change your look for summer?
Théâtre de la Coiffure
Rue Centrale 29, 1003 Lausanne
021 312 51 30
Watch this YouTube clip to get a feel for the salon and its stylists.
*Steph’s haircut with shampoo, blow-dry, and style cost 80CHF