The rising star CEO transforming her 150-year-old family business into a French hair care empire

By Sarah Parsons | Published: 3-Jun-2024

Julia Tissot-Gaillard, CEO of Altesse Studio, on elevating the humble hairbrush into the ultimate in French luxury style

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Julia Tissot-Gaillard’s family legacy is deeply rooted in the care industry. The French executive took over the 150-year-old family compacy Altesse Studio from her stepfather Jacques Gaillard in 2015 as a sixth generation of artisan hairbrush makers.

The leading manufacturer of luxury hairbrushes in France, Altesse Studio is behind many ‘made in France’ brushes as well as its own line.

Created with olive wood, along with bioplastic or upcycled boar bristles, the handmade brand is growing from strength to strength as it ventures internationally to help consumers elevate the everyday.

What is Altesse's purpose in one sentence? 

Our ambition is to become the undisputed

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