Claude Marcel - Salon de Coiffure and Spa, Alexandria, VA



Claude Marcel is artistic director and co-owner of the Claude Marcel Aveda Salon in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. His French architectural design hair cutting and styling technique creates a popular “groomed, ungroomed look”. He also leads a training center at his salon for other Aveda stylists. “I offer an opportunity for women to simultaneously find beauty and harmony with nature,” explained Claude. “I am delighted to contribute my talent to Aveda’s groundbreaking work. It has been an exciting collaboration.”

Until three years ago, Claude’s salon was aligned with the Jacques DESSANGE company which helped launch his career in Europe. Claude began his career in the United States in 1999 when he moved to Washington, D.C. to assume the role of Artistic Director and Training Manager for DESSANGE USA located in Washington, D.C. His clientele included ambassadors, senators, television personalities, actors, and more. He also served as training manager for various DESSANGE centers and performed hair cutting classes for L’Oreal at the SOHO academy in New York.

Before moving to the United States, Claude trained under the famous Bruno Pittini and worked for DESSANGE in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Paris, and New York. In Paris, he was recruited by Jacques Dessagne himself to be the exclusive hairstylist for show business personalities and other dignitaries. In this capacity, Claude handled high-profile clients for television, movie, and stage work as well as haute couture fashion shows, premieres, and award shows such as the Cannes Film Festival. He is also certified in makeup application and specialty Fashion Photography-TV makeup from the Makeup Forever Professional Makeup School in Paris.



Owner / Artistic Director
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