French women are almost synonymous with “fashion” and “style.” They are the epitome of grace and sophistication, from the way they walk and carry themselves to the way they do their hair and makeup. Recreating French hairstyles is one of the easiest ways to channel your inner Coco Chanel, so get ready to look tres chic because we’ve got that part covered. Here are Parisian hairstyles that are popular both on the runway and on the streets.
Master the Art of Parisian Glamour with These Parisian Hairstyles
1. Tousled bedhead
Remember: French hairstyles never look overdone. In fact, the key characteristic of most French hairstyles is the bedhead vibe. Go for a relaxed, I-woke-up-like-this look. Use your fingers to brush your hair, shaking the strands as you go along to add bounce and volume.
Editor’s tip: This look is all about volume and texture. To make sure you have enough, use TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturizing Spray. This product works at defining and separating the hair fibers to give your tresses a natural, tousled movement.
2. Textured down ‘do
Got thin hair? This hairstyle will help add volume to your tresses. If you have a little time on your hands, you can create this look by making shallow waves using a blow dryer or curling iron. Scrunch your hair to style. You can even add wispy bangs to complete the laidback look.
3. Bob haircut
There are two distinct ways you can wear your bob, French girl style: dark, straight, and blunt or side-swept and slightly wavy. If you want the achieve the chic French vibe while sporting short hair (think Marion Cottilard), the French bob is the style for you.
Editor’s tip: If you’re going for a bob hairstyle that’s straight and blunt, eliminate frizz and fly aways. Make your hair straighter and smoother with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Conditioner.
4. French braid
It’s chic, classic, and totally French! What we love about the French braid is how it will never, ever get boring because you can upgrade to its many variations. You can incorporate it in an updo or in a half-up half-down style. You can even wear it messy or sleek, single or double, and inverted. The choice is yours.
5. Pixie cut with short bangs
If you want to look like you just came off the runway, try this ‘do. A pixie cut can instantly make you look edgy; plus, it allows you to show off your perfectly chiseled face! Just keep your pixie cut in good shape by getting a trim every three weeks.
Editor’s tip: Get rid of excess oil by spraying TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo on your pixie cut once it gets extra greasy in the middle of the day.
6. Messy half updo
When you can’t decide whether to put your hair up or down, go for a half updo. This hairstyle is great for second-day hair, thanks to your hair’s texture that becomes more apparent when you’ve skipped a wash. Don’t worry about making it look sleek and perfect. Just take a section of hair from your forehead to your crown and tie it with an elastic. If there were sections that stayed loose (especially when you have layered hair), just let them be.
7. Messy high bun
This updo spells effortlessly chic, and is great for adding character to a casual look. If you have a busy day ahead, put your long hair up in a messy bun, and then forget about it. You can also wear this hairstyle if you’re commuting; no need to worry about your hair getting messy if it’s already messy to begin with.
Get the products you need to nail these looks by using the following links:
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Conditioner
TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo
8. Layered and Wavy
Enjoy the outdoors with bouncy hair which you can achieve by adding layers and waves. If you are naturally wavy, then, this hairstyle shouldn’t need any extra work. The layers also give it more volume and prevent your hair from going limp.
Editor’s tip: Add a good amount of mousse on your hair to give it more body and life as layers are not enough. Spray on some VO5 Big Volume Mousse and let your hair fall nicely.
9. Messy Curls
Does your hair go messy in the middle of the day? Is it oftentimes hard to manage? Then, you can surely benefit from this Parisian hairstyle which leaves you worry-free from messy hair. Let it fall to your shoulder and complement that with round-framed eyeglasses for a quirky look. You just need to finger-comb it throughout the day to help keep it in place!
10. Sleek High Bun
The sleek high bun is one of the Parisian hairstyles that are perfect for any day and occasion. Wherever you want to wear it, it will surely complement your OOTD!
11. Telephone Wire Curls
Got long naturally curly hair that’s really tight like a telephone wire? Don’t worry because your hair is actually gorgeous if you just know how to handle it. So, the best thing to do with this hair is to never (emphasis on NEVER) comb or brush it to avoid fluffing it up. Simply finger-comb it and twirl your curls with your fingers before leaving the house to achieve one of the loveliest Parisian hairstyles.
Editor’s tip: Make your curls look even more defined by applying some VO5 Extra Body Mousse. Your curls will be so happy with you as this product protects it from humidity and gives it volume and shine. You’ll love the feeling of your tight curls and never want to lose it ever.
12. With a Beret
Doesn’t the beret look great on her long and wavy hair? You too can wear this even if you live in a tropical country. It’s a great hairstyle on sweater weather. But hey, you can always wear this anytime you want to, really. You don’t even have to be a Parisian girl to get to wear it. So don’t be afraid to stand out with a nice beret.
Whatever your hair length or hair type, these French hairstyles are guaranteed to give you the sophisticated vibe of a French girl.