Antoine Brechu is a highly skilled, French hair stylist specializing in cut and style, color, special events styling, up-do, bridal, photo shoots and fashion shows. Antoine is renowned for his creative talents and high standards, which have elevated him to become a leading face within hairstyling profession. Antoine is the quintessential hairstylist in New York, in both the fields of teaching and creating new hairstyling techniques. He has worked for numerous fashion shows, hair shows as well as photo-shoots and TV shows in Paris, London, New York City and LA, he also work for private international clients traveling across Europe and America. Recently Antoine opened his own exclusive “by appointment only” studio, L′ Atelier in Stowe, VT.
“My Hair Styling Philosophy is to work with hair in its natural state, to treat hair as organic material, to shape and balance it in order to reflect the individual and reveal and enhance their beauty. I always give 100% focus and attention to my clients. Whether it is stylishly tousled, natural, sleek ,volume, waves and curls or long and flowing I always aim to create beautiful and immaculate hair. The foundation of my work is confidence and creativity, connection with my client to empower them with their image, giving them a look that express who they are.”
Antoine Brechu was born and raised in Serre Chevalier, a major ski resort in the French Alps, son of a ski champion and an accomplished musician. Surrounded by sports, art and nature, Antoine always had a passion for hair and from the age of five decided that his vocation was to be a hairdresser. Today, Antoine is a talented and highly skilled hairstylist, trained in France at the prestigious Ecole de Coiffure de Lyon. For the past 20 years, his career has taken him from Paris, to London, to New York City and most recently Stowe, Vermont. Antoine has extensive international experience including salon work, teaching and mentoring, to hair shows, fashion shows, TV work, photo shoots and bridal hair. Growing up as a competitive skier and swimmer, Antoine is always up for a challenge. He is a calm and focused individual, dedicated to his clients and his work. He listens carefully to his clients’ needs, to which he responds with European flair, creativity and a perfectionist’s attention to detail. In Paris he worked for Franck Provost as Salon Director, then took the position of Head Stylist at the exclusive Martine Mahé boutique salon. During his six years in London Antoine rose to the position of Art Director at the Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salon in Notting Hill. He has developed a devoted and diverse international clientele.
Antoine relocated to the United States in 2008 with his wife Sophie and took up residence in Manhattan where he worked at the Roy Teeluck salon on 57th street in New York City. Since 2015 Antoine and his family have been living and working in Stowe, VT where Antoine opened his own studio L′ Atelier. Antoine continues to service a select clientele in Manhattan. Antoine establishes his balance between creative work, daily sports training and his family.
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