At a very young age, he discovered that he
had a dual passion for hair styling and the
healing power of plants. While becoming one
of the most renowned hair stylists in Paris,
styling the hair of legendary women such as
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Catherine Deneuve,
he also experimented with different plants
and essential oils to create a variety of
natural hair care products.
In 1969, he opened his own salon (which is
still in existence today) where he perfected
his craft and tested his own botanical mixtures
What grew from his vision is a complete and
comprehensive line of hair care products that
employs the synergy of plants to treat a variety
of hair types and conditions. Today, each
PHYTO formula stays true to Mr. Alès'
philosophy and is scientifically designed
and tested in order to reveal beautiful, healthy
drew inspiration from plants well before
the emergence of environmental awareness.
To this day, our family-owned Phytosolba
Laboratories carefully select the plants
with the most beneficial properties to use
in each product. Our solutions boast extremely
high concentrations of active botanical
extracts with clinically proven results.
Phytosolba Laboratories are led by a team
of scientists including doctors, pharmacists,
biochemists, engineers, and botanists. The
experience and talent of our distinguished
experts allow us to offer our advanced hair
care range based on highly innovative concepts
Identifying and selecting the active molecules
in plants, and choosing their appropriate
mode of extraction constitute the scientific
approach adopted by the group in order to
develop superior quality products. PHYTO scientists
learned that every plant's chemical structure
is composed of more than 200 components where
the juxtaposition of each element combines
to form a single element. Following an initial
selection of plants, it is necessary to choose
the botanical parts of the plant that contain
the greatest wealth of active substances (root,
flower, bud, whole plant, fruit, gum, resin,
sap, seeds, etc.) It is also essential to
define the extraction (decantation, maceration,
decoction, etc.) method capable of yielding
the most powerful active agents.
These scientific techniques ensure the quality
and effectiveness of all PHYTO products. PHYTO
products are not tested on animals.
their creation, PHYTO products have been packaged
in glass bottles and aluminum tubes to minimize
the use of preservatives and to maximize the
effectiveness of the botanical formulas. While
the stay-fresh nozzle of the aluminum tubes
prohibits air from entering the containers,
the boxes in which the products are packaged
protect the formulas from light and heat.
These two safeguards further preserve the
integrity of our formulas.
Beyond its primary function, this packaging
symbolizes the pharmaceutical identity of
the PHYTO brand while contributing to environmental