Patou Salon & Spa

Categories: Beauty Spa & Salon


709 D St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-7643

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The owner, Patou Castay, has 35 years of experience in the field of hair and has expertise with all hair types and textures as a trichologist, stylist and colorist. In the 80s, Patou opened her first salon in partnership with a holistic medical center where she saw first hand the negative impact that certain chemicals have on one’s health. She was already aware of the allergic reactions caused by certain hair dyes, relaxers, and permanent waves.

As a trichologist she had treated many cases of hair loss and scalp disorders. The answer was to find safer, less aggressive, “greener” alternatives than the traditional salon chemicals.

Because of her biochemistry background in her native France, Patou was able to navigate all the confusing product labels, misleading ingredient lists, and false claims found in the cosmetic industry. She selected professional products that were “green” enough to be safe, non-toxic, and eco-friendly but also capable of delivering the expected results without which she would be ecologically correct but with no clients.

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