This Is How French Girls Maintain Their Summer Hairstyles

No fuss, just muss.

When it comes to late summer #hairspo, French girls immediately come to mind. The effortlessly chic style that has become synonymous with Parisians in particular isn’t limited to their clothes alone, and a hassle-free hairstyle is just what we’re looking for at this time of year when we’re too busy savoring the last of summer to spend hours in front of the mirror. 

With the ‘60s and ’70s infiltrating back into the mainstream, a loosely parted long fringe framing wavy locks à la Jeanne Damas is an excellent way to both keep those post-beach split ends in check and make the most of the new vintage looks that are here to stay. No matter how windswept your hair is looking, a sharp center parting will balance it out. Keep it contemporary with crisp, high-fashion denim pieces and chic accessories. 

If you’re not into bangs, a mussy bun is an excellent alternative that will add a fashionably disheveled finish to any outfit. Try a tousled top knot next time you slip into a sleek, satin dress for a contrasting, cool-girl evening ensemble, or twist it up, allowing several strands to hang loose with any weekend look. Every French girl knows the power of this genuinely effortless up-do. 

As the summer transitions to fall, you’ll likely get caught in all sorts of unpleasant weather conditions that can ruin your hairstyle, like rain and wind. It-girls know to protect their locks from the elements with a stylish hat. While straw ruled the summer, a beret is a fail-safe option for the end of the season – either a classic felt design in red or black, or up the Dior FW17 vibes with a leather look. 

For those really willing to commit to a French girl crop for the new season, why not follow in the footsteps of  Audrey Tautou and opt for a 100% fuss-free pixie cut. Keep it feminine and fashionable with the addition of glitzy hair slides, or try out a more androgynous look by rocking a power pantsuit until your hair grows back out. 

Check out our selection of French girl hairstyles to inspire your late-summer ‘do and scroll down to shop everything you need to keep your cut in check: 

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ASOS Wool Beret In Red With Leather Look Bound Edge - $16
Maise Hat - $30
Bamboo Beach Ocean Waves Touseled Texture Spray - $22
ASOS Branch Bar Hair Clip - $9.50
French Girls Beret - $22
Embellished Detangling Brush - $4.79
ASOS Knot Detail Hair Tie - $4
Felt Beret - $29
Margot Hair Pin - $10
Black Beret - $14

Cover image: via @louisefollain on Instagram