There is just something about a French girl: Her charming accent, chic-without-trying-too-hard style and perfectly disheveled hair. Those of us who don’t come by that je ne sais quoi naturally have to work a little harder to cultivate the effortless cool of a born-and-bred Parisian. Rocking designer duds and speaking fluent French may require a serious commitment, but copying their fab hairstyles is more attainable. Follow these strategic tips and you too can achieve the messy-but-still-put-together ’dos French girls have mastered. C’est magnifique!
De Beaux Cheveux
The Messy Bob
Nothing says French, cool-girl hair more than a messy, I-woke-up-like-this bob. Add texture into your hair by spritzing with a texturizing spray and scrunching with a wax pomade.
Dry Texturizing Spray
Leave In Conditioner
The Shaggy Fringe
So you just got bangs and now you're wondering how to style them. The American way to do it would be to blow-dry them with a round brush until they're perfectly voluminous and in place. The French away: apply a leave-in conditioner to wet hair and towel dry. Voila!
The Natural Wave
This look is by far the easiest to achieve. Rub a volumizing powder on your scalp and spritz with a sea salt spray. Tightly tie into a high bun and keep in place until you have gotten dressed and done your makeup. Let hair down and finger comb to create a more lived-in look.
Pouf Micro Fiber Powder
Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
The Too-Cool-To-Care Curl
A mix between disheveled and fabulous, this look can score you a head seat at the cool kids table. Curl random pieces of air-dried hair with a variety of curling wand sizes and smooth out with a boar brush. Extra points for parting your bangs down the middle.
SinglePass Whirl Curling Wand
Boar Bristle Brush
Argan Oil Hairspray
One 'N Only
The Center Part
The center part is having a moment but French girls have been rocking this look for years. Part second-day hair right down the middle and seal with a shine-enhancing hairspray.