How To Rock Chic, French-Girl-Inspired Bangs

Ah, bangs — the eternal source of the "should I or shouldn't I" question we ask ourselves. Adding a fringe to your face can often be a source of regret afterward, as it can be a hit or miss. However, The Everygirl believes that anyone can rock bangs, as long as they choose a style that suits their face shape and hair texture. From side-swept bangs to a full-on fringe, there are a plethora of different styles to choose from, so finding the perfect fit can be overwhelming. Enter the French-girl bangs, which can look great on anyone.

As L'Oréal describes, French-girl bangs are "thick, full, and long" with the edges skimming your brows. They look effortlessly elegant and barely styled, as if you rolled out of bed with perfect hair. While this look screams low maintenance, bangs can be tricky to style. However, with these tips, you can be Parisian-chic in no time.

Bangs are not a DIY project

You might be tempted to grab your shears and give yourself French-girl bangs but Oprah Daily advises going to a professional. You might pull your hair down too much or make the mistake of cutting bangs with wet hair, which will result in a too-short fringe. Oftentimes, salons don't charge extra for cutting bangs with your regular cut, and may also offer free trims. Once you get your new look, you may need to tweak your daily styling technique.

Apply mousse to wet hair before blow drying

Many of us love wash-and-go hairstyles but French-girl bangs need a bit more care. If not styled properly, bangs can have a mind of their own and go off in different directions. Real Simple suggests applying a small amount of mousse onto damp hair and then blowdrying with a brush to lay it evenly across the forehead. Just remember to use the right brush for this job.

Style your bangs with a round brush

Styling natural-looking French-girl bangs is all about the tools. Using a round, medium-sized brush, angle your hair away from your face and blast it with a blow dryer, per Who What Wear. For added volume, pull your bangs toward the top of your head and blow dry until you get that trés chic French-girl look.

Curly-haired gals can also rock French-girl bangs

Those with curly hair who were told they couldn't have bangs can ignore naysayers. Styling curly bangs requires some extra TLC to ensure they remain healthy-looking. Naturally Curly warns against rubbing hair with a towel, which can cause frizz and breakage. Avoid using heat on curly hair every day. It's best to style curly bangs wet — simply apply a bit of product onto your hair and manipulate the curls with your fingers. On non-shampoo days, spritz with water to freshen up your curls.

Revitalize your bangs with dry shampoo

Bangs can fall flat by the end of the day, especially in humid weather. Bring life to your French-girl bangs with a hit of dry shampoo. Hold the product about 10 inches away from your hair and give your roots a good blast, per All Things Hair. Allow the dry shampoo to sit for a few minutes, disperse it through your hair with your fingers, and you will look trés belle.