How To Get French Girl Hair - Our Four Favourite Hairstyles
From a low sleek bun, to a sweet side braid or glossy french waves; french girl hair is a trend we are LOVNG and seeing a lot more of this season. We were lucky enough to sit down with the hair gods at Franck Provost on how to nail that French girl hairstyle.
How-to: Low Sleek Bun
- Brush hair into a low ponytail, keeping the tension quite loose so that it falls across the top of the ears. Secure with a hair band. Feature a centre part for a stronger look.
- Create a braid with the ponytail, then twist the hair anti-clockwise to create a low bun. Secure with pins and fix the style with hairspray.
PRO-TIP: To create a fuller bun (especially if your hair is fine), once the hair is braided add some hair powder to the plait then stretch the braid out by pulling the hair out softly with your fingers to add width and texture. Then twist anti-clockwise and pin to secure. This will create a bigger bun without teasing the hair.
How-to: Low Sleek Bun With Side Braid
- Create a centre part and section a handful of hair from the top of the ear to the part line on one side. Separate this from the rest of the hair.
- Leaving out the front/side section, brush hair into a low ponytail, keeping it smooth, and secure at the nape of the neck with a hair band.
- Braid the front section of hair all the way to the end and drape it over the ear to join the ponytail. Secure with a second hair band.
- Braid the ponytail, adding dust for extra volume if desired, then twist anti-clockwise into a bun. Secure with pins and fix the style with hairspray.
How-to: Elegant Twisted Ponytail
This elegant style is very typical of how French women like to wear their hair: chic and effortless.
- First, to achieve the right texture, curl the hair with a large iron or tong and brush through to create a soft wave on the mid-lengths.
- Create a centre part, then separate the hair into three vertical sections: two from the top of the ear to the middle part, then the remaining hair at the back, which will form the main ponytail.
- Brush the centre back section into a low ponytail and secure with a hair band.
- Take one side section, pull it down towards the cheekbone, then twist upwards and over the top of the ear, continuing until all the hair is in a long twist. Wrap around the ponytail hair band and secure with pins. Repeat on the other side.
- Brush the ponytail until waves are smooth then spray hair all over with hair styling spray, a superfine hairspray that provides an ultra shiny finish.
- Fix the style with hairspray.
How-to: Glossy French Waves
French women love to wear their hair ‘au naturel’ – less is definitely more in Paris!
- Spray a mandarin-size amount of extra mousse onto the palm of the hand and massage through wet hair, focusing on the roots and mid-lengths. Create your desired parting and blow dry smooth.
- Separate the hair into horizontal sections and using a ghd styling iron, curl hair in the same direction (forward or back depending on whether you want to wear your hair away from your face) until the entire hair is waved.
- Using a bristle brush, brush the hair as much as possible until glossy soft waves are formed and the hair is bouncy and voluminous.
- Spray with hairspray to set the style.
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How-to's, advice and tips via: Melodie Delimauges, Master Stylist at Franck Provost