History

1954
Opening of the first Jacques Dessange hair salon at 37 avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt in Paris
1962
Opening of the first salon outside of France (Tunisia)
1975
Launch of the first affiliation franchise
1979
The first DESSANGE Training Center is established
1990
The first Jacques Dessange beauty and make-up ranges are created, in partnership with Sanofi
1992
Supermarket/hypermarket launch of the “Jacques Dessange Compétence Professionnelle” hair care range, manufactured by LaScad (under license)
1994
Camille Albane, a second franchise network, is created
1996
The Phytodess haicare range is created
1999
The Group’s industrial site is established in Guidel, Brittany, France
2000
Launch of the Camille Albane make-up range
2004
The Jacques Dessange trademark becomes the DESSANGE brand, and a new logo is rolled out
2006
The creation of a range of exceptional hair care appliances by Remington for DESSANGE to be sold in specialist outlets (under license)
2007
The Group commits to a Sustainable Development model
2008
Eurazeo PME (previously OFI Equity Capital) acquires 65% of DESSANGE International
2009
Launch of a DESSANGE Paris Signature prestige hair care range
2010
Launch of DESSANGE accessories in hypermarkets/supermarkets by LBD (under license)
2010
The DESSANGE Hair SPA is created
2011
Achievement of the first Carbon Footprint of a Hair dresser Group
2011
Creation of the distance-learning tool
2012
Purchase of Fantastic Sams in the United States, the third franchise network
2012
Creation of a distance-learning tool, Camille Albane Learning Lab
2013
Opening of the first Camille Albane (USA) salon in Boston
2014
DESSANGE celebrates its 60th year,Camille Albane celebrates its 20th year and Fantastic Sams its 40th year
2014
The Phytodess brand joins the international movement “1% for the planet”
2014
The DESSANGE Compétence Professionnelle hair care license becomes international
2015
Phytodess is distributed outside the networks in the USA and Mexico
2016
Opening of the first DESSANGE salon in Beijing, China
2016
Acquisition of a majority stake in Coiff’Idis