We've all seen the modern shag haircut making appearances just about everywhere these days, but the look is especially picking up steam in Paris — and the reason makes perfect sense.
"The Parisian way is always very effortless — nothing ever looks too 'made-up,'" said celebrity hairstylist and T3 brand ambassador Laura Polko. On a recent trip to the City of Light, in fact, she noticed "a lot of long layers and longer hair," more so than what you'd find in the US. "Think shag bangs or face-framing layers that start somewhere between chin and shoulders, depending on length of hair. These layers look awesome both if the hair is blown out or if its loose and air dried for that carefree Parisian feel."
As for the color? Highlights are kept subtle, if there are any. "People are coloring their hair less and doing it in a natural way, which makes the look last longer and requires less time in between salon visits," she said. Like the cut, you'll want to focus on those face-framing pieces. "Ask your stylist for lighter color all around your face as opposed to all over your head. That way you're free to put your hair up and have it peek through where it counts without a line of roots."