French beauty is associated to being effortlessly chic. And the latest hair trend loved by French women that has made a comeback globally: the French girl fringe, is an epitome of that.

Because of lockdowns that are happening all over the world, women are opting for a low maintenance approach to hair, with many of them skipping salon visits and trying their hands on trimming their tresses instead.

This phenomenon has made the effortless French girl fringe a huge trend of the moment that is seen on many It girls.

The French girl fringe – how to make it look good in 2021

What we love about the French girl fringe hairstyle is that it’s super versatile. The look can be made to flatter different face shapes and hair textures; in other words, just about anyone can hop on this trend and reinvent their hairstyle for the better.

Variants of the French girl fringe style include having it slightly cropped, with a point cut in just above or on the eyebrow, or having them skim your lashes for a different look. The only rule? Make sure it doesn’t look too neat – it’s supposed to look like you trimmed it yourself and you didn’t spend too much time doing so.

For French girl fringe inspiration on It girls and celebrities who are seen rocking the trend, scroll on for inspo!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Violette (@violette_fr)

Estée Lauder’s global beauty director, Violette Serrat, takes a low-key approach. Pairing centre-parted sections with a top-knot, she simply allows her graphic eye makeup make a striking statement.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Jeanne ? (@jeannedamas)

Model and founding of fashion label Rouje, Jeanne Damas is all about her signature layered fringe. Take a leaf out of her style-book and pair wispy bangs with a bright red lip if you’d like to go for a timeless French girl look.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Louise Follain (@louisefollain)

High cheekbones, fluttery lashes, and full chestnut brown fringe – check, check, check. It isn’t surprising that model Louise Follain‘s appearance has often been compared to that of Jane Birkin’s. Louise confesses to trimming her fringe by herself when it started grazing past her lashes and her final look seems to tap into the breezy spirit of the ’70s icon even more.

Hair Trends 2021 Ana De Armas

Credit: Limara Meneses on YouTube

Actress Ana de Armas went for the kill with a drastic change to her hairstyle. Chopping her formerly long, wavy brunette hair into a bob with blunt baby bangs, she marched into the new year with a refreshed style. Tip to take away: the slightly ruffled texture gives this French girl haircut character. A short bob is also one of the hottest hair trends in 2021!

How to get the French girl fringe


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Taylor LaShae (@taylorlashae)

While the trend came about because of women trimming their bangs themselves, we’d say you should go for a good hairdresser who can design a look that flatters your face shape instead. After all, there are many ways you can mess up, and chances are you’re going to end up needing professional help in the end anyway.

Opt for a fuller fringe that’s layered with a deep point cutting technique if you have finer, straighter hair. This ensures that your fringe has enough weight to sit nicely on your forehead without the need for too much styling.

If you have thicker hair, consider going for a layered fringe that’s directed to the centre or where your hair parts naturally. This style gives you shorter, more textured hair in the centre of the fringe and goes towards the cheekbones for a face-framing look.

While the French girl fringe style is relatively low-maintenance, you should still consider regular trims – say, every few weeks or once a month – if you want to make sure it looks its best all the time.