Jane Birkin's famous fringed bangs now come in many modern variations and we think they're all gorgeous.
Birkin Bangs: that's what makes the pony look so famous
We love beauty and fashion nostalgia and especially classic looks that have stood the test of time. So it comes as no surprise that Birkin Bangs are reappearing all over social media as one of the prettiest hairstyle trends for spring.
Jane Birkin was the ultimate influencer. The '60s style icon was the inspiration for Hermes' iconic Birkin bag, but perhaps even more famous was her signature wispy bangs, which became the hairstyle of her generation.
A Londoner living in Paris, Jane Birkin combined her British cool-girl background with the effortless French style of her adopted city. Therefore, even today, she is still a muse for her chic beauty.
Her trademark was a no-fuss, effortless look that was styled but very casual—like she was too busy having fun to worry about anything else. Her bangs were famous for their flirtatious, lash-skimming length and softly trimmed texture without harsh lines. Most importantly, the look looked a little messy, like Jane Birkin had let her hair air dry and just ran her fingers through it on her way out.
Now, Jane Birkin's famous fringes are all over Instagram and TikTok. And the look remains a hallmark of French women: French model Louise Follain is a longtime devotee, and Parisian It girl Mara Lafontan has been providing inspiration for Birkin-Esque fringes for years.
By the way, our top styling tip for Birkin Bangs is to invest in a good dry shampoo, because bangs can quickly become greasy from sitting on your forehead and being shaken and frizzed throughout the day.