L’Oréal Hairstyling Ambassador Laurent Decreton Passes Away
L’Oréal Hairstyling Ambassador and Artistic Director at Haute Coiffure Française, Laurent Decreton passed away on 5th April 2020. With over 25 years of experience, Laurent was an inspiration to many in the global hairdressing community. As news of his sudden demise spread through social media, many expressed shock at the unexpected death.
L’Oréal Professionnel was one of the first to issue an official announcement with a social media post:
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🇺🇸/🇬🇧 Dear #LorealPros, We are infinitely sad to announce that Laurent Decreton passed away. Laurent was a great artist, and above all a true friend. The L’Oréal Professionnel family will never forget his great legacy and contributions to the French Art of hair. . 🇫🇷 Cher.e.s #LorealPros, C’est avec une tristesse infinie que nous vous annonçons le décès de Laurent Decreton. Laurent était un grand artiste et par-dessus tout un véritable ami. La famille L’Oréal Professionnel n’oubliera jamais l’héritage qu’il laisse à la coiffure française. . 🇧🇷/🇵🇹 Querido(a)s #LorealPros, Estamos infinitamente tristes ao anunciar que Laurent Decreton faleceu. Laurent era um grande artista, e sobretudo, um amigo. A família L'Oréal Professionnel nunca irá esquecer o seu legado ao mundo dos cabeleireiros.
While the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed, an official statement from Decreton’s family and team members was released on laurentdecreton.com, on the next day. It says –
“Dear customers, dear friends,
Laurent Decreton left this world on April 5th.
He has never stopped to give us daily his unique and exceptional artistic talent, his smiles, his kindness, his empathy, but also to influence us with his expectations and righteousness.
Laurent often said that he was not afraid of taking this great trip.
May his soul find a new peace.
To all of you who knew him, may you continue to carry in your heart the beautiful spirit and the values of this artist, who kept his childhood spirit every morning knowing how to marvel at the beauty of people and the world.
Goodbye, and a warm thank you, Laurent.
With all our affection,
Take care of yourself,
Jean-Paul Friedman, Antoine Pividori
And the whole team from Metz and Thionville.”
Shweta Sahni – Education Head L’Oréal Professionnel India, in an Instagram post said, “Rest in peace my dear friend Lolo !!! Don’t believe I will never see you again !!! The most humble soul, a legend, magician … Gone too soon. You will be always in our hearts. Miss you Laurent.”
From top models to elite couture brands, Laurent Decreton has worked with some of the finest names in international beauty and fashion. He has won several accolades including the title of Champion de France de coiffure, meaning the ‘French Hairstyling Champion’. He also travelled the world extensively to impart knowledge to hair professionals through hair shows and masterclasses. Those who have met him and have known Laurent remember him as a kind-hearted, talented, and inspiring personality who is truly a hairstyling legend.