6 Ways to Rock the Beret Hair Trend Like a True French Girl

The beret is back, and it's cooler than ever before. Here's how you can rock trend like true French girl!   

Trend alert: berets are making a fashionable comeback and are fast becoming the hottest mane accessory to covet! Over the past few weeks, stars like Sofia Richie and Cara Delevingne have been spotted wearing this fancy French girl hair accessory, proving that this quirky catwalk trend works just as well in real life.

While you may think its très tricky to pull off: we promise the simple, non-boring variations we’ve come across will make you want to give the trend a go.

Winnie Harlow’s Pixie + Beret Combo

shot of winnie harlow with pixie cut hairstyle on the red carpet
Pimp up your pixie in a matter of seconds with a beret! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Looking for new ways to style short hair? Elevate short crops in a jiffy with a beret (a la Winnie Harlow) and you won’t need to worry.

According to Winnie, the key to wearing berets in shorter locks is to position them at an angle, so some of your hair can peek out. Anyone else getting ’60s vibes from this sultry look? We thought so.

Rihanna’s Ponytail and Beret

rihanna in the FROW st dior with a beret and side ponytail hairstyle
Ponytails + beret = fashion-approved ‘do! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Trust us: berets are a greasy-haired girl’s best friend, as they disguise greasy roots at the top, and keep you looking as cool and stylish as Rihanna. And honestly, who wouldn’t want to look a little like her?

Editor’s tip: Before you pop on your beret, make sure to zhuzh up your locks with some dry shampoo. Our fave for oily roots? The VO5 Refresh Me Quick Dry Shampoo, of course!

Romantic Updo With Beret

Woman with beret and low updo with face-framing tendrils
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Another easy way you can get in on this trend? With a romantic updo hairstyle, of course. Complete your look with a beret and you’ll be feeling like a Francophile in no time!

Tali Lennox’ Sleek Hair With Beret

shot of tali lennox with pink satin dress and pink beret at an event
Berets can be glamorous too! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Prefer to wear your locks down for snazzy events? Then you should consider pairing your sleek strands with a beret, like Tali Lennox has done, here.

Although simple, the look sure does pack an elegant, grown-up punch, making it appropriate for any formal events you might attend. We’re sold!

 Lady Mary Charteris’ Beachy Waves

lady mary charteris with wavy pastel hair with a belstaff beret
Waves and berets go together like peanut butter and jelly! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Love sporting beachy waves, but fancy looking more put together for work? Just look to Lady Mary Charteris for inspiration.

This easy, playful and refreshing take on the beret trend is made for lazy girls who want to look like they’ve tried. And if its good enough for a royal…

Beret With Curls

shot of model at afropunk with long afro curls wearing a beret
Easily elevate your curls with a beret! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Are you a naturalista with long black hair? Do you dream of channelling your inner French girl? Well, now you can make that dream a reality, like this mega-babe has done. Whoever said curls and berets don’t work together, clearly didn’t take this ultra-stylish and protective, edgy look into account!

Editor’s tip: To really make your curls #slay, work a small amount of the Toni&Guy Curl Lock Oil throughout your mane, for a frizz-free, high-impact finish!

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