Everyone is getting the Chanel haircut (and after reading this, so should you!)

Calling all Francophiles! If you're thinking of going short, you really can't go wrong with the Chanel haircut.  

Coco Chanel once said “a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” and if you’re thinking about getting a mane-changing cut this year, the only one you should go for is the Chanel haircut. Wondering why? Because it’s fashionable, darling!

Not sure what it is? It’s this year’s most wearable French girl hair trend and is defined by its chin-length stylefringe combination, reminiscent of Coco Chanel’s 1930s bob hairstyle. And with a laundry list of stars with different face and hair types rocking it, it’s also proving to be universally flattering.

Intrigued? Here are the 6 ways you can rock the trend like a true trendsetter…


The Chanel haircut: 6 ways to rock the trend like a true trendsetter


chanel haircut: close up shot of harper lin with short bob hairstyle and sleek blunt bob, wearing checked dress and statement earring
Make like this street style star and work it the classic way! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Copy Coco Chanel

If you’re feeling confident and are a sucker for all things vintage (who isn’t?!), you were made to wear this classic Chanel haircut, which is ultra-short and worn with a bold blunt fringe.

The best thing about this sophisticated, classy style? It’ll allow you to channel your inner Coco Chanel and make you feel like a #girlboss 24-7. Just don’t forget to invite us to fashion week, okay?

Editor’s tip: If you want to nail this classic to a T, you’ll need to make sure your mane and bangs are sleek, too. How? With the help of the TONI&GUY Flawless Sleek Creation Hairspray, of course!

Ideal for creating and finishing your look, this medium hold hairspray will leave your tresses gleaming. Ooh la la!

close up shot of vanessa hudgens with chanel haircut, wearing blazer and dark top and posing on the red carpet
Vanessa Hudgens is making a case for the curly Chanel haircut! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Be like Vanessa Hudgens

Think having natural waves means you can’t get the Chanel haircut? Well, Vanessa Hudgens is here to remind you that you can totally slay this trend.

Spotted on the red carpet, the star is rocking a loosely waved bob cut with a piecey fringe, making for an elegant and killer style combo.

close up shot of sam rollins with sleek chanel haircut, wearing black jacket and posing at an event
You can go longer, too! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Try it with a longer bob length

If you’re not feeling the classic, super-short Chanel haircuts above, try shaking things up by channelling Sam Rollinson’s modern alternative.

Here, Sam has kept the shape of the classic Chanel haircut, but chosen to wear it a tad bit longer, with feathery long bangs to match. Parisian-charm in a jiffy? Yes, please!

close up shot of kirsten wig with short bob haircut with sunny highlights in it, wearing black top with pearls on it and statement earrings
Easily take your cut to modern heights with a sunny dye job! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Play around with colour

If you live for golden blonde or any other Cali-approved hue, you’re going to want to see how a Chanel haircut looks like with it, right? Well, we’ve got you!

As Kristen Wiig demonstrates, this classic cut can be easily taken to chicer heights with the help of a hot-to-trot mane colour (especially when its worn tousled!). So, which will you pick?

Editor’s tip: Dreaming of making this tousled style yours? Then you’ll need the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray, which will help give your mane the undone, beach texture needed to pull off this laid-back look.

close up shot of anna dovrec with chanel haircut hairstyle, with a-line cut and a white top, posing on the red carpet
What shape will you go for? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. And shapes, too!

While the Chanel haircut is technically defined by its chin-length style, you can break the rules and play around with shapes. Now, we don’t mean actual shapes, oh no, we’re talking about asymmetric cuts and A-line ones, just like Nina Dobrev.

With its fierce, edgy shape and ultra-sleek appearance, this fabulous angled ‘do is bound to get you all the likes. Yay!

close up shot of street style model with short bob hairstyle, with side fringe and posing outside
If a blunt fringe is too severe, you can rock the Chanel haircut with a side fringe. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6.  Don’t be afraid to switch up your fringe

We may not be mathematicians, but one equation we do know is this: the Chanel haircut + a side fringe = the dreamiest hairstyle ever! Wondering why? Because side bangs suit all face shapes.

So, if you’re worried about whether or not a blunt fringe will suit you, there’s no reason you can’t work your best side and live your best life.




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