The ultimate 60s icon, Jane Birkin never really went out of fashion. A model, singer, muse and effortless Parisienne, she was the face - and hairdo - of a generation. Give her classic style a try and love your Birkin bangs.
La Brit Attitude
Sure enough, everyone talks about the French style, that 'je ne sais quoi' that oozes laid-back chic – but did you know that Jane Birkin, although she adopted (and was adopted) the Parisian look, is a true Brit? A pioneer of the no-hassle-chic movement, her bangs launched those of several generations.
These bangs are simply effortless. Long, but not too long, piecey but not overworked, highlighted, but still natural. Could it be that an English rose is responsible for the ultimate French style?
Je t'aime, moi non plus...
Love them or hate them, bangs are here to stay. Their main downside? Growing them out when you feel like a new do! But fret not, by keeping your hair healthy, getting a regular cut, choosing a bob, and using accessories to sweep aside any fly away bangs, you'll be all set. A quick spritz of L'Oréal Professionnel Infinium Pure Soft, a hypoallergenic fragrance-free hairspray for natural looking hold without any stiffness, is another good ally for keeping rebel fly away strands in place.
Not sure about getting bangs? Check in with your L'Oréal Professionnel stylist for the ultimate advice on what suits your face shape.
What Birkin did next
Did you know that Jane Birkin's colourful love-life led to two daughters who are both the epitome of French chic today? Charlotte Gainsbourg, her daughter with iconic singer Serge, is a French icon too; an actress and singer, complete with that classic long bob and bangs. Her other daughter Lou Doillon, is a French role model; fashion icon, actress and designer who also rocks a fringe and heaps of laid back attitude.
Birkin bangs span generations – not to mention the infamous Birkin bag!