Receiving a BFA in photography and art history from Indiana University, owner Danny Cheshire’s artistry is evident in his craft. Each style he creates results in the ever elusive no-fuss ease, much like the bohemian rockstars from the 60’s and 70’s that most inspire him.
Danny first gained attention early in his career with crop cuts, pixies, and textured bobs. He was included in the popular, Indy Monthly hair issue, highlighting Indianapolis’ most talented stylists. Danny has found new love in creating popular modern shag’s using a straight razor. Mastering this tool has led him to creating fashion forward personalized fringe, bangs, and face framing- which he strongly believes every haircut should possess in some aspect.
Before owning the French Pharmacie Danny was an educator for the famous NYC based Bumble and bumble and has trained extensively at their New York headquarters. Earning the title “blonde wizard”, Danny’s talents in coloring include hand painted highlights, dimensional coloring, and tricky blonde bombshells. According to the tarot his strengths include an adventurous spirit, psychic insight, and an overactive imagination.
Inspired most by the sea and sun, owner Heather Price works hard to play hard (preferably on a beach).
Tenacious and fashion forward this mother of two has a long list of accomplishments including advanced classes with industry icons Vidal Sassoon and Vivienne Mackinder. Feeding her travel addiction, her quest for the best education has taken her across the globe.
Locally, Heather was nominated for the Indianapolis Monthly’s hair issue as one of indy’s premiere hair guru’s. With nearly 20 years experience she has her craft perfected which makes for quickie appointments designed for people on the move.
A fearless stylist, our boss lady is not afraid of bright fashion colors and creating styles outside of the proverbial box. Heather is also a certified great lengths extensions expert providing lush thick hair for our fine haired friends who have always longed to feel like Beyonce’.
A penchant for fantasy and creative color and cuts and a deep love for bigger than life avante garde statements, Sebastian can also reign his wild side in for more classic looks for the professional crowd.
Free hand scissor and clipper techniques have earned him the title of master of men’s grooming. whether it be for the high fashion dapper dude or men seeking classic barber fades- Sebastian is the one.
On the color front Sebastian excels at free form hand painted highlights and lowlights. His blonde work is exceptional and we pride him on his punctuality and ability to stay on target for the client who is on the go. Don’t let his hand tattoo fool you- he is an incredible softie with the most infectious laugh that will have you cry laughing within the first 20 minutes of meeting him. fun fact: Sebe was born in Nepal and in elementary school was a jump rope champion and even went on a jump rope tour… discuss…
Leigh is a veteran stylist with 15+ years experience. She enjoys fried chicken, thrifting, classic cars, and tiny little wiry doglettes. Leigh moved to Indy from Chicago where she was a stylist in boys town for the last several years. Leigh excels at engineered haircuts that result in wash and wear uncomplicated ease. She enjoys problem solving behind the chair with in depth consultations addressing any challenges one may have. She is a champion of fine hair styling as she knows this is a challenge many people deal with. She loves short cuts, men’s cut’s, pixies and employs dry cutting techniques frequently. She has taken in depth classes from industry titans all over the country. Leigh also enjoys any color challenges thrown her way. Leigh and herhusband are also in the middle of renovating a gorgeous tudor revival here in indianapolis mid town, ask her about it.
Paige is fierce pixie with a love of ’90’s fashion and all things fun. She is an incredible talent that started her career taking cosmetology classes in high school. Later she furthered her education and graduated from the Aveda school. Intensely creative and fearlessly driven to learn gave her an edge in the beauty industry very early on. Paige is a balayage assassin having learned the technique from the beginning. She also loves fantasy colors and has been every color of the rainbow herself. Always having fun with her style and not afraid to wear wigs, it is always a pleasure see what she puts together. Another love of Paige’s, like every good millenial, is a good festival. She loves styling hair for music festivals and even creates her own custom extension pieces for special events.
here is some of Paige’s work:
Alex is an experienced and crazy talented stylist. She has spent the last decade in San Francisco where she has perfected her craft with great mentors like modern shag guru Jane Matthews, of Edo salon and gallery. She is comfortable with implementing the razor into her customized looks. Alex is a master at balayaging and blonding. In Cali most of her sun kissed clients were accustomed to only two salon visits per year. Alex’s customized color techniques facilitate a natural and beautiful grow out period to accommodate this. Being an experienced stylist, Alex is comfortable and proficient in really all areas of styling, coloring, and cutting. Icing on the cake- Alex is laid back, calm, and very easy to communicate with. Alex has a couple of the cutest littles and we are so happy and lucky to have her back in Indy at the French Pharmacie.
Trained extensively in classic massage techniques such as swedish and deep tissue, Amanda’s speciality in massage and body healing is best suited for alternative holistic approaches.
Passionate in providing a luxurious pampered experience- improving health and well-being is equally as important to Amanda. Her repertoire includes ancient thai massage that improves flexibility, relieves muscle and joint tension and also improves circulation.
Amanda’s love for essential oils and their beneficial effects has led her to the aroma touch technique that incorporates 8 different essential oils and completely restores your body back to balance. This ground breaking technique has multiple positive impacts on the body including immunity boosts, pain loss, full body detoxification, even weight loss!!
If you suffer from chronic pain or intend to maintain a healthy lifestyle we highly recommend you pop in to let our caretaker Amanda’s healing hands help you along the way.
Meticulous attention to detail and exceptional caregiving is what it takes to be a pro manicurist and that is what Katie embodies. The supreme “no chip” manicure and luxe pedicures have earned Katie a very lovely and loyal following. ask about nail art options!
The spa at the French Pharmacie serves as a sanctuary for Katie from a hectic household. We are so happy she shares her quick wit and magic fingers with us. You will be too.
Margaret has been manicuring the finest hands in Indy for 15 years and counting. The perfect pedicure provider, Magaret magically turns overused and abused hooves into silky smooth french tipped works of art.
Queen of her very own dog army, Margaret has a sweet side and a giant heart but we prefer her sarcastic and wickedly funny side any day.
Annie is part of the french pharmacie og club. we refuse to let her retire nor does she have any desire to do so. Annie is a classic manicurist and has a very loyal following. She is equally quick to a joke as she is to tell it how it is. Our fairy god mother at the french pharm, we all lean on Annie for great advice and a laugh.
When not at the pharmacie, Annie spends a lot of time with her adorable grandson (pictured here). If you ever need gift ideas for Annie may we suggest a bottle of Jack Daniels Honey….she is a fan. Trust.