I have done much reading on the subject of French women and their hair and I have discovered that less is definitely more. The cut is far more important than colour and sans brushing is as much a part of their secret as is long layers and celebrating grey hair.
To my delight, I realise that I have been following this relaxed approach to hair care for some years now without even knowing it. Perhaps my French great-grandfather’s blood runs through my veins more than I realised?
Audrey Tautou’s pixie cut is a definitive look for her. It suits her so well, much like Audrey Hepburn’s pixie in Roman Holiday and also in Sabrina. A hair-cut can literally change your life!
I may be lax in self care from time to time, but hair care is the one thing that means more to me than shoes, (shocking, I know) because your hair is your mane and in the words of Vicki Archer on her blog French Essence:
“For the French hair is about the individual woman not about her age and the care and maintenance of hair is routine – not a cure to be taken once or twice a year. I have learned this from French women – look after the hair and the rest will follow.”
I think that says it all, don’t you?