When it comes to French-girl hair, the philosophy remains consistent: The less you do, the better. French girls have a knack at making their hair work around their lifestyle (another day of dry shampoo? Pas de problème! Overslept? Embrace the bed head!)—exuding an effortless, undone aesthetic that never looks like they’ve tried too hard.
In order to pull off this low-key yet chic hair, there are certain signature haircuts (and products) that French women are utterly devoted to. We tapped French celebrity hairstylists Rudy Martins in NYC and Parisian-based hairstylist Stéphanie Bodin to get the full rundown on what types of hair cuts we should be asking our stylists for if we want to achieve that nonchalant French-girl hair. From short bobs to blunt fringes and soft waves, scroll below to channel your inner Carine, Clémence, Lou or Jeanne.