IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JULY 10, 1954 - AUGUST 13, 1992
cofounder Florent Cossette was born
in La Tuque, Canada. When he was
all grown up, he became a construction
worker and brought his skilled hands
and his marginal command of the English
language to the United States.
gig took him to Barron Hair Studio in
Studio City, California. Right
away, he knew that his skilled hands
needed to be put to a higher purpose,
and he traded in his tool belt for a
pair of scissors. With a primary
interest in hair color, Florent began
to learn his new trade. As the
years and his English progressed, Florent
worked hard, becoming one of Hollywood's
foremost celebrity hair colorists.
stint at Barron's, Florent met Paul
and in 1990 they decided to pool their
talents, create a new salon and call
it Salon Paul/Florent. The new salon
was up and running in 1991 and the business
partners and their new stable of clients
But on August
13, 1992, Florent died from complications
associated with AIDS, taking his intoxicating
French accent and his twisted sense
of humor with him. Ten years later,
his vibrant energy remains at the center
of the salon's daily celebration.
He is missed, but his spirit lives on.