3 French Haircuts L.A. Girls Are Asking for in 2021

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After a long year of not getting my hair cut, I'm more excited than ever to get back into the salon. Admittedly, I'm not the adventurous type, so I'll be resurrecting my grown-out bangs, but you've come to the right place if you're itching to try something new. It's a truth universally acknowledged that French girls are the epitome of style, so why not take a little inspiration from chic Parisians? 

To get the scoop on French haircuts that are popular with L.A. girls like me, I tapped David Pierre, founder and creative director of The Hair Atelier in West Hollywood, California. The French transplant is knowledgeable about hair trends on both sides of the Atlantic, so I knew he'd be the best stylist to ask. Scroll down to see his expert opinion. 

1. Curtain Bangs

"Curtain bangs or any sort of fringe, in general, will automatically feel like a touch of Paris or the south of France in the summer," Pierre told Who What Wear. "Curtain bangs must be cut at a heavy angle with a good amount of texture."

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2. French Shag

"Highly influenced by the '70s and paired with some Brigitte Bardot curtain bangs. My favorite!" Pierre told us. "With this look, I love to embrace the texture and even some frizz! This is the best effortless sexy look for the summer. It's all about creating the right amount of 'diffused layers' and texture for each type of hair you work with."

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3. French Bob

"Girls still ask for it, with or without bangs," Pierre said. "It's like they let their hair grow long throughout the pandemic and want a drastic change! We should rename it 'let go of 2020.' Cutting the right length for the right person/silhouette is key! It's not about the layers nor the fringe/framing you pair it with but the length. I use neck length and jaw lines as reference points."

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