Chignon Nouveau

Spotted on the street in Paris – March twenty thirteen – the cool French girl hairstyle of the moment is a soft, loose bun piled directly on top of the head. I spied boho babes rocking this look all over town – from the Buttes-Chaumont to the Champs-Élysées. This look has its roots (hehe) in a top-of-head chignon…but what you’re going for here is more hipster than haute, more backstage-with-the-band than “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”. Forget formality – the key is to make it as soft and loose as possible. If it takes you more than 3 mins. you’re probably doing it wrong. Parisiennes are known for making magic with nothing more than a great pair of jeans, a top, a biker jacket, and a single tube of lipstick. The way they do this is…uhh…I don’t know how they do this – and you don’t either. But I do know that if your hair is of sufficient length, you can start to get your fake French on with this hairstyle – sexy nerd glasses optional.

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