If you’re looking for a chop this season then we recommend a Parisian Bob cut. It mixes elegance with coolness and is the perfect combo of short hair and bangs.
If, like us, you’re loving what you’re seeing on social media then this face-framing way to change up long hair is the one for you.
We’ve mentioned before that short cuts are really shaping up to be this season’s hottest look, and there’s every reason why. They’re so versatile while being just as flattering, and we can all agree that they’re sexy, rebellious and very chic.
If you didn’t think it could be any better, this cool crop is very low maintenance. You can think of it as a ‘I woke up like this’ look with added French chicness. So go and get your croissant and coffee dah-ling! There’s no need to hang around with aching arms as you struggle to style your strands.
Here’s all the reasons why you should consider the trending French girl haircut and different ways to style it with the N4 products.
What is a Parisian Bob?
Think of your average short-cut, but dah-ling do what you do best, and add a little extra spice! It’s a form of a cropped bob cut at chin-length, and paired with sizzling hot bangs that sit at the brow line.
This style has been around for quite some time, and traditionally it was a very daring cut but has been modernized with certain characteristics such as a blunt cut, beach waves and heavy texture.
Famous fashionistas have been flaunting the look, from Bella Hadid to Vanessa Hudgens. So let’s keep you up-to-date with the hottest ways to style the cut!
How to Get the Cropped Curly Look
One of our favorite ways to style the Parisian Bob is with natural beachy waves. It couldn’t get any easier with N4 and there’s no need to apply any hot hair tongs or lather your locks in salty sea water.
N4’s Sugar Texturizing Spray does the job perfectly and transforms limp lackluster hair into soft beach waves. It will make you fall in love with hair texture whilst nourishing your strands with sugar and flexible styling aids. It’s also going to protect your hair from humidity meaning you can head out in confidence.
To get the glossy texture you’re after, simply spray lightly onto damp hair and style as desired. We recommend using a diffuser when drying if you’re after extra oomph! If you’re wanting that really defined bed-head look then go the extra step further and use N4’s Blow Dry Lotion and Styling Foam to add shape and control (however you wish to style it) and further heat protection.
Now you can really say in the morning you’ve just got out of bed, or in the evening that you’ve spent all day at the beach!
How to Get it Smooth and Straight
Nothing beats the relaxed vibe we’re all after, and a straight and smooth Parisian bob passes this vibe check. The pretty layers can help to cup and accentuate your cheekbones, making your beautiful features lovely and defined.
Start by using N4’s Smoothing Balm to tackle frizzy, wavy and unruly locks. After all, we want to really distinguish this straight look from the curly style above. Distribute it evenly through damp locks and then add 2 pumps of the Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil, before blow drying whilst brushing continuously through your strands with a comb or brush.
Finish by running your fingers through your strands with another pump of the Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil to add a glamorous and glossy shine to your finished look. Now all you need is a chic beret or cute scarf to match your trendy hair!
How to Style it into an Updo
Think sophisticated French chic goes to a festival. She’s putting half of her hair up yet ironically letting the other half down and having some fun. You can use either of the styles mentioned above to tailor the bottom half of your locks.
To style the top half, scrape it up but let your bangs hang down. You can opt to curl these or keep them straight, either way the texture of the cut is going to give the look amazing shape and body.
To keep the rest of the hair up nice and tight begin by using N4’s Blow Dry Lotion to give your locks control without any added weight or stickiness. Simply distribute the product evenly through damp hair and blow-dry as desired. Dah-ling you’re going to have the perfect balance of hold and condition!
Use N4’s Firm Hold Gel to keep your hair up so you don’t have to deal with any loose and scraggly annoyances, and brush it up into half a ponytail. Once the half-up half-down look has been mastered, twist the ponytail and use hair grips and ties to secure it into a small top-knot on top of your head. If you’re wanting extra hold lightly spritz N4’s Mighty Hairspray.
Lastly, one little tip from us; glowy skin and bold red lips pairs perfectly with this trending French Girl chop.
If you’re looking for more ways to style your short locks, be sure to check out Everything You Need To Know About The Flicky Bob