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Women's Hairstyles in France

Hairstyles from France
Actress Mélanie Laurent wears open stringy hair with her elegant gown
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French stars like Mélanie Laurent, Marion Cotillard show us their special hairstyles. We have taken a closer look and found some interesting style elements. See whether you like to wear your hair like the French stars

  • What is the special attraction of French women? Is it their nonchalance, their special magic or their irresistible natural style? It is most likely the combination of all these attributes. Whatever the attraction may be, French actresses were able to win the most coveted prizes and the most sought after movie parts in the world. Mélanie Laurent first fascinated top director Quentin Tarantino and then everybody who saw her in his movie 'Inglorious Bastards'. Almost everybody now knows the enchanting Marion Cotillard after she received her Oscar in 2008 for her role in 'La Vie en Rose'. And who is the new woman starring next to Daniel Craig? Of course, she is French! It is the pretty Bérénice Marlohe.

  • Nonchalant Hairstyles from France

    Have a look at French stars on opening night or on the red carpet at film festivals. Did you notice how natural their hairstyles usually are? These casual styles seem to suit French stars better than the spiffed up versions. ‘Natural’ is the magic word for French women when it comes to their favourite hairstyles.

    In practical terms, French women do not wear their straight hair styled in austere fashion but rather a little stringy like Ludivine Sagnier. The wavy fringes caressing the forehead are not strictly defined but tousled like the ones Mélanie Laurent wears. Updos are not precisely arranged but casually and loosely pinned up like Marion Cotillard demonstrates. Bérénice Marlohe lets her curls fall casually over one shoulder and individual strands may go where the wind blows them. Soft waves remain undefined like Charlotte Gainsbourg likes them. Hair must look natural. Perfection is out!

    Please enjoy the hairstyles of French stars in our gallery. We like to explain the details and show you how to style these casual French hairdos.

  • Gallery: Hairstyles from France

    Hairstyles from France: Mélanie Laurent

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    Hairstyles from France: Mélanie Laurent

    There is not a trace of perfection in this hairstyle, and this fits Mélanie Laurent’s style to a T. (You may have seen Mélanie Laurent in 'Inglorious Bastards'.) Her front hair falls to the side in casual waves. Use your curling iron to create the waves. Then comb your hair for the finished look

    Hairstyles from France: Marion Cotillard

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    Hairstyles from France: Marion Cotillard

    Admire Marion Cotillard ('Inception', 'La Vie en Rose') with her loose and casual updo. The hair is merely washed with shampoo for extra gloss and allowed to air-dry. Then gather your hair in a high ponytail. Take strands of this ponytail and twirl them around a little before securing them on your head with hairpins. Accuracy is not a virtue here. Go for the casual, slightly tousled look. Fly-away hair can be tamed with a little hair wax

    Hairstyles from France: Bérénice Marlohe

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    Hairstyles from France: Bérénice Marlohe

    Bérénice Marlohe (2012 in 'Skyfall', the new James Bond movie) allows her curls to fall freely. Simply roll strands of your hair on curlers. The strands can be of variable thickness and the curlers should also have various diameters. Briefly apply heat from your blow-dryer before taken the curlers out of your hair. Distribute hair wax over your fingers before running them through your hair. Alternatively, you may only loosely run your fingers through your hair. Use hair spray for extra gloss

    Hairstyles from France: Ludivine Sagnier

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    Hairstyles from France: Ludivine Sagnier

    Ludivine Sagnier ('Swimming Pool', '8 Women') looks rebellious with tousled hair (left) and very casual wearing undefined beach waves. You need only two tools for this hairstyle, a curling iron and hair wax to accentuate individual strands of hair. To create beach waves hold the curling iron in vertical direction and wind strands of hair around it using your fingers. Allow the curling iron to work for a short while before removing it

    Hairstyles from France: Charlotte Gainsbourg

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    Hairstyles from France: Charlotte Gainsbourg

    Charlotte Gainsbourg ('Melancholia') does not spend much time on styling her hair. Slightly wavy strands of hair mingle with straight hair. You can create this look by using a curling or flat iron on some strands of your hair. Shape large casual waves using your fingers. You may like to accentuate the fringes and the hair ends with hair wax