Prerequisite: the secondary quest The Warble of a Smitten Knight must be completed before this becomes available.
South of the Nilfgaardian Embassy you will find Adrien de Rouleau a.k.a. Le Papillon. He will wish to create a ballad about Geralt and has a task for him from which he will get his inspiration, Jean-Louis Ludovic a local barber has gone missing and Geralt would be the one to find him. Now you can haggle the price if you wish but he doesn't have the money so just skip it, after agreeing to help ram the door open with Aard. Upstairs you will find a ledger and a map, Le Papillon will know where it leads so follow him. At the first location you will be attacked by an Archespore, kill it then move to the next. At the next location you will find the barbers basket and footprints, follow them to a cave entrance. Soon you will hear a man's voice complaining about his hair style, after getting closer he will be beating up Jean-Louis Ludovic. You will have 2 ways to respond to his complaints about his hair, if you pick the first he will challenge Geralt to a 1 on 1 duel, if you pick the other you will have to kill him and his squire's. Regardless which you picked after the fight Le Papillon will perform his ballad, which seems much more accurate with choosing the 2nd option as Beau Duvall is not killed when picking the 1st option. As it turns out he doesn't have the money to pay Geralt, however Jean-Louis Ludovic will pay Geralt 150 for the rescue and offer him to come visit when he needs a haircut, after that the quest ends.
- Beauclair is a city steeped in tradition, awash with wine and echoing with song. Though an unfortunate banishment had deprived its artistic sense of a certain bard's stimulating presence several years prior, at this time the town was still home to many talented composers, including a certain Adrien de Rouleau, whose career I had launched by giving him the nom de plume "Le Papillon." It was this rising literary star who one day asked Geralt for help finding a missing person: his hairdresser and close friend. Though this did not seem at first a job for a witcher, Geralt, for whom old habits die hard, decided to yet again help a poet in need.
- Le Papillon's suspicions were well-founded: the hairdresser had indeed run into some serious trouble. An unsatisfied client, a knight named Beau Duvall, had taken him captive. Humiliated by a haircut which he felt did no justice to his inner beauty, Duvall wanted the hairdresser to pay a high price for his sloppy scissor work.
- If Geralt says it doesn't seem chivalrous:
- Luckily Geralt arrived in the nick of time and challenged Duvall to a duel, which, I am pleased to reveal, the witcher won. In this way the knight was taught a lesson and the witcher earned the undying gratitude of hairdresser and poet alike.
- If Geralt says hair can grow back:
- Luckily Geralt arrived in the nick of time and despatched Duvall and his band to the next world. Thus the kidnappers were taught a lesson and the witcher earned the undying gratitude of hairdresser and poet alike.
- Force open the doors to the hairdresser's salon using the Aard Sign.
- Use your Witcher Senses to look for clues about what happened to Jean-Louis.
- Follow Le Papillon.
- Kill the monster.
- Search the meadow using your Witcher Senses.
- Follow the footprints.
- Search the cave.
- Save the hairdresser.
If Geralt says it doesn't seem chivalrous:
- Defeat Beau Duvall.
If Geralt says hair grows back:
- Kill the knight and his men.