Top French Hairstylists Think These Hair Trends Are So Over

Hallie Gould


Year after year, trends come and go—leaving us with questionable photographs and a lot of What was I thinking? retrospection. For me, examples include an overdose of '80s pink blush (which is back, by the way), disastrous eyeliner, and rainbow hair dye. Throughout it all, though, one thing has stayed constant: the timelessness of French beauty. It's simple, classic, effortless, and edgy all at the exact same time. It's Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, and Catherine Deneuve followed by modern day ingénues like Louise Follain and Jeanne Damas. It's last night's eyeliner turned today's smudged eye and lived-in hair. 

For an update on je ne sais quois, I reached out to two well-known French stylists, hoping by the end of it all I'd be well on my way to looking more Parisian. They schooled me on trends from 2016 that French women wouldn't wear and popular hairstyles that are so over for the coming year. Keep reading to stay up to date on French-girl beauty.

Now, find out what top hairstylists predict 2017's biggest hair trends will be.

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