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Perron Rigot is a French manufacturer of depilatory waxes used by beauty practitioners and salons the world over.

Depilatory waxing is the premier beauty-care treatment, because it is natural, respects the skin, and serves as the preliminary to many other treatments.

It is a demanding art that requires quality waxes and true expertise. To achieve the best possible results, beauty professionals will find, in our catalogue listing more than 340 items:

  • All the traditional and avant-garde waxes, and, suited to waxing all parts of the body and face;
  • The best choice of waxing equipment, waxing accessories and pre- and post-waxing care products;
  • A selection of beauty-care products for the face and body, consumables and treatment-booth equipment.

With 30 years of innovation and more than 20 patents behind them, Perron Rigot is constantly developing new formulas. The company holds the patent on formulas for low-temperature waxes and is the inventor of no-strip disposable wax.

As a recognized expert in depilatory waxing, Perron Rigot is strongly committed to professional training, both in schools and continuing training for beauty practitioners.

Since the 1930s…

In 1936, Messieurs Perron and Rigot, pharmacists founded a laboratory under their name to manufacture cosmetics products. The French were discovering the freedom of paid vacations for the first time, and Perron and Rigot proved to be visionaries; they decided to follow the changes society was undergoing, anticipating the development of the leisure industry. They created a tanning oil and a depilatory wax.

Then, The Company did not own a manufacturing plant and products were produced in a residential building in rue Saint Florentin in Paris. And distribution of the products was done by a delivery tricycle painted in the colors of the fledgling company, pedaling through the streets of Paris and her inner suburbs!

After the war, the company accompanied the burgeoning of beauty salons, supplying numerous practitioners in Paris and its region.

The expansion years

Beginning in 1972, Monsieur des Garets, a trained parfumeur who had been employed by Jean Patou, took over the company with the conviction that it was time to revolutionize depilatory waxing products. This beauty professional felt that all the waxes then available on the market were outmoded. He wanted to improve their comfort and effectiveness.  His goal was to transform a utilitarian act into an authentic skin care treatment.

In 1975, he opened the first manufacturing facility in Thoré-La-Rochette, in France's Loir-et-Cher Department. In 1978, the company underwent restructuring and concentrated its activity on developing new waxes. Its name was changed to Périgot.

The company revolutionized the depilatory wax industry by its creation of new concepts (strip and non-strip waxes) for which numerous patents were filed. In 1988, the first non-strip disposable wax, "SB," came into being.

In 1991, expanding business led to the creation of a new, more spacious production facility with an area of 2,000 sq. m., also at Thoré-La-Rochette.

During the '90s, in order to better cover the French territory, Périgot acquired several regional wholesalers. In 1994, the Nice sales platform was integrated into the company. It is now the center for distribution throughout France.

Perron Rigot’s renewal

For structural reasons, the company had a difficult year in 2003. In June 2004, the Thalgo Cosmetic group acquired it. This group is well established in the beauty and cosmetics sector with Thalgo and Ella Baché, two renowned brands it already owned. Périgot gives the group a complementary business activity in an industry it already knows well: professional beauty salons.

The group’s CEO, Mr. Jean-Claude Sirop, has renamed the new entity with its original name: Perron Rigot. Aware of the essential role played by depilatory waxing in the salon business and convinced of the exceptional quality of the Perron Rigot waxes, he feels that depilatory waxing should be considered the first beauty treatment.

Today, Perron Rigot is experiencing a rapid growth. In France, its development is founded on direct, privileged relations with beauty practitioners. This partnership is managed and led by the sales team, based in Nice.

Perron Rigot company is historically based on 3 sites: Paris for its headquarter, Thoré la Rochette pour for its manufacturing plant and Nice for its sale and marketing platform.

Internationally, the high quality standards and innovative nature of Perron Rigot products have led to the dynamic development of a distribution network that currently includes locations in over 35 countries.