Gil Mennetrey: 2011 Hair Icons Recipient

Born to parents who were both hairdressers, Gil Mennetrey has always been passionate about hair care and the treatment of hair loss. At age 23, he earned the award of Master Craftsman and later became a member of the prestigious “Club 50” in Paris, which later became the “Hair Club of France.”

With friend Norbert Theuret, he created a chain of wigs outlets, “Perruq’Shop of France”, and was soon the head of 85 franchised stores. The two men founded the first capillary institute in Nancy under the brand of “Norgil”. In 1994, they opened the first French clinic in Paris exclusively dedicated to hair transplantation, under the banner “Challeng’Hair”. The comfort of the clinic, safety, and especially the quality of its services, made it a great success. Gil now travels the world to support professionals and the industrial sector in the development of new hair loss solutions.