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Fantastic fringe: how to master French girl bangs

/ 11.05.2014
French girl bangs
French girl bangs

When we think of France, we think of great food, great culture and, of course, great hair. The effortless 'French girl' hairstyle, rendered iconic by the likes of Jane Birkin and Françoise Hardy, is one of the most covetable looks on the planet.

The tousled texture plays a large part in this, but so does the way those bangs fall perfectly across the forehead. So, what's the secret?

The cut

Length is the key to making this kind of fringe work. You want the bangs to fall somewhere around the underside of your eyebrow so they can be swept around a bit. At the sides, they should be cut with a slight curve to blend slowly into the rest of the hair. This will create more of a natural flow than a blunt, one-length cut.

The styling technique

Apply some Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream to damp hair to smooth it as it dries. If you have time, let your hair dry naturally to create that understated, disheveled finish. If you don't, use your hands to hold the hair as you dry it for a natural look.

Once dried, you can further tame and shape your bangs with a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum. With a tiny amount on your fingertips, twist, tousle and smooth the hair as desired until you have the look you want.

Top tip - Be careful to use only the bare minimum of any product on your bangs so they remain effortlessly elegant.

What do you think? Can you see yourself with some French girl bangs of your very own?

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