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HAIR PLAY:

FRENCH GIRL
HAIR SECRETS
FOR SUMMER

A hundred degrees and still chic? Paris’ own supermodel colorist Christophe Robin shows us how it’s done.


Written by MAUREEN CHOI


The relaxed French-girl hair—resplendent with airy, less-is-more texture and seemingly immune to the seasonal crush of fried ends, excessive frizz, and irritated scalp—is somewhat of a signature for Paris-based master colorist and stylist Christophe Robin. Over his decades-long career tending to the glossy-yet-tousled-just-so heads of A-listers like Lea Seydoux, Catherine Deneuve, and Tilda Swinton, he has perfected his technique. And it’s this aesthetic that serves as the inspiration behind his namesake line of targeted, solutions-based products meant to deliver a certain je ne sais quoi. All it takes to channel a Parisian, according to Robin? A solid in-shower routine and a few unassuming styling tricks (hint: one involves beach time).

Here, Robin offers his play-by-play along with the essentials that make pulling off hair a là Catherine and Carine a (summer) breeze.