La Réserve Geneva Opens Its Doors to an Exclusive Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa
Guests of La Réserve Geneva will now have access to one of the world’s most exclusive hair salons during their stay with Rossano Ferretti unveiling his first salon in the region. The world-renowned celebrity hairdresser has a long list of a-list clients – Kate Middleton, Dakota Johnson and Reece Witherspoon have all been spotted at his salons – so it’s no surprise that an appointment with the man himself can set you back a four figure sum.
His innovative haircutting technique “The Method” has brought international attention to the brand – Ferretti spent over two decades developing his revolutionary haircut which focuses on the innate nature of the hair, rather than using complex techniques. The unique technique involves using patented texturizing scissors, which cut around 12% less hair than traditional scissors.
“Hair is a malleable material, a living thing; it has its own life and if we learn to observe it, understand and interpret it, it follows us obligingly, without becoming unruly. Which is why I think that a cut should resemble as much as possible a work of art and not a mathematical calculation”.
Too good an opportunity to miss, when I was invited to review ‘The Method’ I hopped on a plane to Geneva to find out if the haircut lived up to the hype.
Rossano wasn’t at the salon whilst I was visiting so I was left in the safe hands of his second in command Carlos. Carlos tells me he had spent five years training under Ferretti and has worked in many of his salons around the globe. He’s clearly in demand – I saw him at 6pm and he’d had back to back clients since 8am that morning – the lady that preceded me bounced out of the salon swishing her glossy mane with a very confident stance!
Ferretti’s Geneva salon isn’t as opulent as some of his others – it has a cool contemporary feel – clean walls dressed with spotlit images of hairstylists in days gone by. Carlos tells me all the photos are of Ferretti’s family – “he’s from a long line of hair maestros”
My appointment begins with a consultation where I state (about 100 times) that I don’t want too much taken off. Carlos gets it. “You wear it back all the time and it’s way too heavy around your face, we’ll put some layers in, and when I say layers I don’t mean the sort of layers you know – you won’t see them” I trust him.
He gets to work and we’re chatting away like old friends. Before I know it there’s a mound of hair below me. ‘Thats a lot of hair!!” “Trust me, wait until I style it” He’s right of course. The length is only a little shorter, and the style is a triumph. Glossy shaped tresses fall around my face and I’m thrilled. Carlos created one of the best haircuts I’ve ever had and I’m a total convert to ‘The Method’. So much so that I’ve already started saving for my next jaunt to Geneva…
You can see before and after images of Lisa’s new locks on our Instagram page.
Set on the tranquil shores of Lake Geneva, with spectacular views over the Alps, Ferretti’s new hair salon will accompany the hotel’s Nescens Spa, offering guests the chance to look as good as they feel, with a deep sense of both inner, and outer, wellbeing.