How To Get Chic French Girl Fringe

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The streets of Paris are filled with elegant women with the perfect amount of je ne sais quoi attitude and killer, seemingly effortless hair – leaving us forever wondering how do they get those perfectly tousled bangs?! We asked our hair guru and one of Rachel Zoe’s favorite hair stylists, Byron Williams, to give us his secrets on channeling Jane Birkin’s unbelievably sexy fringe.

Jane Birkin's Iconic Fringe

Jane Birkin rocking the most coveted fringe ever (in history!) in Paris in 1960.

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Step 1: Prep Damp Hair

Byron's advice for styling a relaxing fringe is to start with a smoothing product on damp hair to help control flyaways and frizz. If you have fine hair, use a small amount of cream. For thicker hair, try a lightweight oil.

Francoise Hardy's Beyond Chic Bangs

In Milan during the '60s, Francoise Hardy's bangs were the perfect balance of effortless chic and polished glamour.

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Step 2: Blow Out Using A Round Brush

Bryon recommends using a medium round brush to straighten the front sections of your hair and to add a tiny amount of bend once the direction is established.

Lou Doillon's Effortless Tresses

Lou Doillon's modern take on the fringe, shown here in Deauville last year, is cool and relaxed.

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Step 3: Finishing Touches

Finish the look with shine spray to add gloss, but without hold since you want the look to have movement. Also, Byron recommends dry shampoo if you have oily hair to keep the look going for a few days.

For appointments, contact Byron Williams Studio, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4470