I'm an American dwelling in Paris and I really like these 6 French hairstyles


Not a day goes by without us being bombarded with headlines claiming to have cracked the French-style code, from the effortless wardrobes to minimalist makeup. The covetable cool-without-trying aesthetic made famous by the French is so coveted that here at Who What Wear we spend tons of time researching it. And one particular area that keeps popping up as the ultimate mood board inspiration is French hairstyles.

For many, the epitome of the French shag haircut that you can see all over Instagram may be the first style that comes to mind, but it's so much more than that. Parisians have a very specific philosophy when it comes to it about hair, which is very different from the philosophy that is generally accepted in the United States. "The biggest difference [between French and American hair rituals] is that French women don't go to the salon as often as American women." says the Paris-based hairdresser Ciara Costenoble. ""They definitely have their hair person, but salon visits typically happen 1 to 4 times a year. "


Melinda Martin