The right hairbrush can be a total game-changer. Whether you are styling your hair in an elegant updo, bringing out your natural waves, opting for a full-on glam blowout or detangling stubborn knots, there is a hairbrush for the job. Choosing the right handmade hairbrush and using it correctly can make all the difference in achieving your perfect hair look. One brand to have on your radar is Alexandre de Paris. The company’s high-end, handmade hairbrushes are defined by sophisticated design, superior quality, craftsmanship, durability, and timeless luxury.
Alexandre de Paris makes some of the finest French handmade hair accessories in the world. The company specialises in headbands, bows and snoods made of velvet, silk, organza and linen. Beautiful classic and fashionable hair clips and barrettes are embedded with pearls, stones and Swarovski crystals. Many are true works of art.
However, what may be less known is that Alexandre de Paris also crafts the most exquisite handmade hairbrushes.
Made in France, the premium brushes are expertly handcrafted by artisans practised in the specific skill of brush-making. The beautiful and elegant design turns everyday brushing into a luxurious experience, and thanks to the supreme quality, these brushes will last you for many years to come. A handmade cushion pad holds precisely spaced natural boar bristles and nylon brushes that gently massage the scalp, stimulate follicles, and distribute sebum to create a gorgeous, healthy gloss.
Made in France with expertise and care using only the highest quality materials, each handmade brush is a unique masterpiece.
Why we love the luxury handmade hairbrushes made by Alexandre de Paris
We recently came across the Alexandre de Paris hairbrushes, and we fell in love with them. There are a number of ways in which these hairbrushes are set apart from all others:
EACH BRUSH IS AN ORIGINAL: Alexandre de Paris hairbrushes are not mass-produced. Most of the work is carried out by hand, preserving traditional skills and techniques. So, each hairbrush that gets into your hands will be the original.
MADE IN FRANCE: Beautifully crafted using time-honoured traditions, the hairbrushes are handmade in one of the last workshops that have been handcrafting brushes since 1875.
QUALITY MATERIAL: Alexandre de Paris hairbrushes are made of the finest first-cut boar bristles, which are more desirable because the bulb end of the bristle is the healthiest and strongest one and has better penetration.
SUPER GENTLE: The majority of ordinary plastic brushes can damage not only your hair but also irritate your scalp. This is not the case with Alexandre de Paris hairbrushes.
All the brand’s brushes are super effective and gently to hair. Brushing the hair cleans and polishes it and stimulates the scalp all at once. You will find that an Alexandre de Paris boar bristle brush glides more easily and smoothly through the hair. The bristles are completely smooth and do not cause friction or breakage. One of the key points of difference with an Alexandre de Paris hairbrush is that its bristles sit on a handmade cushion pad. This allows the bristles to flex with the cushion instead of being stiff and scratchy, allowing for a more gentle brushing.
STIMULATES THE SCALP: The cushioned boar and nylon bristles are what sets Alexandre de Paris brushes apart. When you brush, it gently stimulates circulation and brings blood flow to the scalp, which can promote healthy hair growth.
REDISTRIBUTES YOUR NATURAL OILS: If you choose an Alexandre de Paris boar bristle brush or mixed nylon-boar bristle brush, another benefit is that they are impressively effective at distributing your hair’s natural oils from root to tip. So, you are left with glossy locks all around rather than concentrated, greasy roots. It also works wonders for smoothing out any frizzy hairs or flyaways.
The boar bristles are the key here – they not only give a mild cleansing action at your roots, loosening dead skin and dandruff, but they also absorb and distribute the oil evenly down the hair shaft. This is why I also carry around the small Alexandre de Paris boar bristle brush in my handbag. It makes my hair look glossier and healthier and is an instant fix when you are on the go.
SEVERAL VERSIONS AND SIZES: There are several models of Alexandre de Paris hairbrushes – one to suit every hair type and length, and in different sizes, too. You can choose boar bristle, nylon, or bristle-and-nylon mixture. Go for the boar bristle version if you have got fine to medium hair. The boar-nylon mixture version is suitable for medium to thick hair and the nylon version for seriously thick and coarse hair.
LONGEVITY: Alexandre de Paris hairbrushes are designed to provide many years of luxury and quality usage.
Alexandre de Paris represents the unique heritage of French luxury
Hallmarked by a careful selection of precious materials, skilled workmanship and elegant aesthetic, Alexandre de Paris hair accessories are recognised as the most coveted.
The company’s couture spirit is based on a perfect balance between a strong sense of elegance and fine detailing, tradition and modernity, craftsmanship and innovation. Great attention to detail, technical mastery and sophisticated finery characterise the handcrafted work of Alexandre de Paris, makers of exceptional hairpieces that can enhance your natural beauty. Each piece is unique and entirely handmade from luxe materials, including Swarovski crystals.
Discover Alexandre de Paris’ unique French savoir-faire and craftsmanship.
More than 50 years of craftsmanship, beauty and creativity
Established more than 50 years ago, Alexandre de Paris was the first Maison of fashion accessories for the hair.
The company was founded by the famous French hairdresser, Mr Alexandre – born Louis Alexandre Raimon – known as the creator of “Haute Coiffure”.
Responsible for some of the most famous names in European royalty, Hollywood stars, society grand dames and haute couture, Alexandre de Paris made a lasting impression in the hairdressing industry for generations to follow. Among his prestigious clients was the Duchess of Windsor (he did her hair on a daily basis for more than 30 years), the Princess Grace of Monaco, Audrey Hepburn, Liza Minelli, Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Greta Garbo.
His hair creations became iconic. He developed artistic looks for the classic chignon by putting different twists to the style. In the 60s, he added diamonds to Jackie Kennedy’s bouffant and created Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra hairstyle for the epic Hollywood film. During his long personal relationship of work and friendship with Grace Kelly, Alexandre made the Princess of Monaco more than 300 hairpieces for ‘soirées’, anniversaries, and the Red Cross’s extraordinary galas held in Monaco. He also collaborated with many prestigious fashion houses such as Chanel, Saint Laurent and Dior.
The fashion shows in which he participated encouraged him in 1971 to create his own line of luxurious hair accessories to perfect his signature French chignon. It also prompted him to craft the iconic Vendôme comb, inspired by the famous Place, the hub of the greatest Parisian jewellers.
Continuing his legacy of excellence, Maison Alexandre de Paris is deeply rooted in the love of craftsmanship, quality and fine aesthetics. It is the only authentic hair accessories brand that fully designs, manufactures, and decorates each piece by hand from the company’s two workshops in France. Combining stunning workmanship and elegant design with a touch of couture allure, each hair accessory is sure to be a showstopper.
Alexandre de Paris presents reinterpreted iconic pieces embedded with pearls, camellia or knots, as well as new materials, colours and seasonal collections. From sleek headbands to classy hair clips, the company’s handmade creations continue to enhance customers’ beauty with their dazzling allure, so French, so chic. Brushes and combs are a natural complement to the brand’s range of hair accessories.
Made in France celebrates fine French craftsmanship and traditional artisan skills
Known all over the world, ‘Made in France’ stands for the excellence of creativity and craftsmanship, where luxury and artisanal know-how are combined to stunning effect.
Maison Alexandre de Paris is known for its French manufacturing heritage, exquisite workmanship and forward-thinking innovation. The company’s luxurious hair accessories are handcrafted with precision and meticulousness to perfectly capture the essence of the Parisian couture spirit and its timeless elegance. Carried out by skilled artisans who possess an authentic sense of craftsmanship and savoir-faire, the Maison’s workshops in Paris and Oyonnax have been the stronghold of Alexandre de Paris’ heritage for over 50 years. The hairbrushes are handmade in one of the last workshops that have been handcrafting brushes since 1875.
The company’s creative studio lives and breathes Alexandre de Paris’ spirit of the present and the future. With its strong technical expertise, the studio creates timeless designs in an elegant yet decidedly contemporary style.
Each Alexandre de Paris hair accessory is certified “Handmade in France”. Although the workshops’ artisans are highly talented and there are quality control checks to ensure consistency with production, there may be some minor differences from accessory to accessory. This is the beauty of handmade; every piece is unique and slightly different to the next.
Elegant products that deliver a great hair day
Alexandre de Paris takes pride in its refined craftsmanship and use of fine fabrics to create a timeless message of heritage, style, tradition and innovation. Focused on high-quality hair tools and accessories with a sophisticated, premium aesthetic, the brand’s elegant products will take your look to the next level.