It goes without saying that French girls have an inherent sense of chic. They exude a mysterious aura and their je ne sais quoi has us constantly swiping with Bioderma micellar water and patting on Embryolisse in the hopes that one day, we'll wake up on Avenue Montaigne. But for now, our enamored love affair with all things French is from afar.
The only thing chicer than a French girl is a French model, and we'd happily spend hours on the internet poring over Pinterest documenting their each and every beauty look. Short hair seems to be the style of the minute, so we decided to round up all of the looks we are seriously coveting. These girls do laissez-faire hair so damn well it would be criminal not to share them.
Keep scrolling for the best short hairstyles as worn by French models.
Lily-Rose Depp is the daughter of another French model, Vanessa Paradis, and Johnny Depp, and is a Chanel muse—how's that for a resume? We love that she pairs shaggy, natural texture with haute couture—if only we were that cool.
Camille Rowe is the personification of French-girl cool. Her short blonde locks are wispy, textured, and the colour of honey. Her length is perfect if you can't quite commit to a full chop.
Aya Jones has those tight curls we often dream about. You can almost tell she's likely a scrunch-and-go kinda girl, but that only adds to her appeal. Curly girls, go forth and chop your hair off. Then all you need to do is put on some stripes, pat on a lip stain, and you're practically Parisian.
We've never wanted to cut a shaggy mullet until right not. The imperfect blonde, the "just showered" curls, and the fringe—it's all just too cool. We're calling it—skip the blow-drier from here on in.
So you might not particularly be able to emulate Karly Loyce's short hair unless you're blessed with the right genes, but you can still admire it. Her tight coils are combed loose and wild, and it looks amazing.
Anais Mali is a French model known for her chic line of body suits and amazing head of hair. Her curls skim the top of her shoulders, and are littered with highlights that add dimension and interest. By the look of her Instagram, air-drying and wild volume are the way to go, and we're all for it.
This is proof that short hair can be pulled into an A+ top-knot. If anything, it's easier as there is less hair to deal with. Simply pile it all onto your head, pin it loosely, and pull a few strands loose around your face.
Marion Cotillard is one of the OG French women that started our obsession—even though she's known for much more than her Dior campaigns. Her bob is chic, polished, and very French. It's a step away from the undone short styles we've seen, but it's just as good. Go old-school with hot rollers. (The ones by Babyliss are a favourite of ours.)
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Opening image: Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue