The most charming thing about French-girl beauty has to be the sheer nonchalance of it all, that cool offhanded approach that seems to come so naturally to them.
And one of the elements that makes the biggest statement? Their ’dos. Which is to say, if you get your hair right, you should be halfway to French chic, non?
Below, then, are three of the best Parisian hairstyles to copy. From devil-may-care curls to the classic French braid, you’ll be set for any occasion.
Get this: The messy low chignon
Twirl mid-length to long hair in a low loose chignon and fasten with a few bobby pins. Lay off the hair styling products and embrace wispy bits and flyaways.
Get this: Carefree curls
This applies to all types of curls, be they natural or permed, tight or loose. All you need to do is smooth on some curl-enhancing mousse, which helps curls behave without weighing them down.
Get this: The simple braid
Gather long hair into an easy braid and fasten with a hair tie. Then use fingers to tease out wisps to “soften” the braid. Tres chic!
Photos: TPG News
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