It’s hard to put my finger on exactly what it is about French girls that we Brits find so damn alluring. Perhaps it’s their ability to build a timeless capsule wardrobe that always looks stylish or their penchant for a basic makeup product that will stand the test of time. There’s definitely something about their fondness for “boring” basics that is appealing to those of us who are maximalists at heart.
Between classic trench coats and pharmacy moisturizers, I also look to French girls for hairstyle inspiration. Whether they’re stepping out with long locks or short strands, French women always lead the way when it comes to chic, simple hairstyles that look like they haven’t taken any time at all. In fact, a few of these styles only take 30 seconds to create.
Here are 19 French girls I always come back to for chic hair inspiration, from messy buns topped with elegant hair scarves to side-swept down ‘dos and disheveled waves.
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.