Bienvenue! You’ve arrived in Paris and you’re ready to have an adventure.
As you walk down the street, you’re in awe of the city and all it has to offer.
All around you, people are either on their phones, shopping, or rushing off to somewhere important.
It all seems terribly romantic and daunting, at the same time.
You’ve heard the songs, seen the movies and drooled over the Eiffel Tower. Now you're an expat, you’re in Paris and anxious to be “one of them.” Perhaps you envision a Parisian as someone who sits in a café with a demi-tasse, a baguette and a small plate of cheese. Will there be wine, afterward? You wouldn’t be too far off the mark, but let’s take away the fairytale and look at the things consumed by the everyday Paris dweller.
Her journey as a hairstylist started as a 6-year-old tomboy growing up in a household of three brothers. Although she was against anything girly at this age, she would accompany her mother to the hair salon and sit in awe as she watched the stylist entwine hair between their fingers as they curled, cut, coloured, and created styles that seemed to defy gravity. She would dash home and spend hours recreating looks on dolls while begging my mother to let her live out her inspirations on her long tresses, and as the years went by, her passion for hair only grew.
There are many wonderful things that could be said about residing here, but one thing that may be challenging is navigating the healthcare system. Depending on where you’re originally from, you might not be used to the level of bureaucracy that exists in this country, but it is possible to make it through, I promise! You simply need to arm yourself with information. Lots of it.
And coffee. Perhaps an apéritif…
Why move to Paris, Why move to France, you ask? Well, pourquoi pas? After having lived here for many years, I’ve come up with some really good reasons to do so. Below are a mere handful of them. The list grows daily.