How French Women Achieve Effortless, Chic Hair

How did Brigitte Bardot capture the hearts of people everywhere? Yes, her smoldering eye makeup made us flutter and those full, nude lips are legendary, but … that hair.

Bardot was the mistress of the perfectly undone look, and she has her hair stylist, Jacques Dessange, to thank for that. Dessange was known for creating the “Coiffé-Décoiffé”—the effortlessly chic, tousled look that the French actress became famous for. And she was the inspiration behind his blonde hair care line, which is still available today.

So how can you achieve effortless, chic hair? For starters, you’ll need to recognize the importance of a good hair mask; your hair color will have to remain brass-free; and you’ll want to keep your locks hydrated at all times. Of course this requires using the *right* hair care products, which is why we’ve partnered with DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury to let you in on the best-kept secret to getting gorgeous hair.

As the long-standing, official hairdresser of the Cannes Film Festival, Mr. Dessange understands that everyone’s hair is unique and as a result, he created five hair care ranges for demanding hair types. Each range is enriched with avant-garde ingredients, including the newly launched clay hair mask.

Dessange is driven by the democratization of beauty, allowing women to take home the secrets of the salon. In this spirit, we’re giving one lucky winner a selection of cutting-edge hair care products by DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury and a limited-edition lip palette in varying shades of red by L'Oréal Paris to help you achieve the coveted French-girl look. The combination of shiny, healthy looking locks and a crimson-colored pout will have you looking the part in no time!

DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury—Oleo Miracle

The Oleo Miracle system—including a replenishing system of shampoo, conditioner and oil—helps nourish and protect hair strands for over-processed and damaged hair  with the help of a formula enriched with three precious oils: argan, camellia and pracaxi. For healthy-looking hair, apply the Replenishing Oil every day as the finishing touch in your styling routine.

DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury—California Blonde

Maintaining the perfect shade of baby blonde hair—sans brass—is the key to French-girl hair. Fortunately, the California Blonde Collection gives your hair the moisture it needs while bringing life back to color-treated blonde hair. The system of illuminating shampoo, conditioner and elixir—formulated with passion flower extract—helps nourish and illuminate blonde hair.  The brass color correcting crème, with linseed oil and blue direct dyes, provides nourishment to the hair fiber and neutralizes the brassiness.

DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury—Color Restore

Complete with a system of shampoo, conditioner and restorative top coat, the Color Restore Collection brings shine to your hair for gorgeous, radiant color. The formulas enriched with UV filter technology, helps   reveal a smooth, shiny texture and shield the hair for revitalized, beautiful color beautiful color.

DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury—Purifying Clay

This first of its kind clay-in-mask pre-shampoo  is perfect for those who struggle with keeping oil at bay.   Together with the purifying clay balancing shampoo, the Purifying Clay collection—formulated with mineral clay—helps to purify roots and remove excess oil for healthy looking hair. Voilà, your French girl hair care routine is complete!

Entering is easy! Here’s what you need to do:

1. Using the giveaway form below, tell us which part of your hair care routine could use a French-girl makeover and include your Instagram handle in your response.

2. Follow DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury on Instagram to enter!

Keep scrolling for your chance to win a range of DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury products, plus one limited-edition Color Riche La Palette Lip in red by L'Oréal Paris.

One lucky winner will receive:

●      (1) Colour Riche La Palette Lip in red by L'Oréal Paris

●      (1) of each product listed below by DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury:

○       California Blonde Collection

■      California Blonde Illuminating System Shampoo

■      California Blonde Illuminating System Conditioner

■      California Blonde Illuminating System Elixir

■      California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème

○       Salon Color Restore Collection

■      Salon Color Restore Color Protect System Shampoo

■      Salon Color Restore Color Protect System Conditioner

■      Salon Color Restore Color Protect System Top Coat Serum

○       Oleo Miracle Collection

■      Oleo Miracle Replenishing System Shampoo

■      Oleo Miracle Replenishing System Conditioner

■      Oleo Miracle Replenishing System Oil

○       Purifying Clay Collection

■      Purifying Clay Balancing System Shampoo

■      Purifying Clay Balancing System Pre- shampoo mask

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Please fill out the following to enter the giveaway:

Tell us which part of your hair care routine could use a French-girl makeover and include your Instagram handle in your response.


About the Author: Kate drives the day-to-day creation of content, aiming to inspire and inform Makeup.com readers by delivering the latest beauty tips, tricks and trends. As an employee of L’Oréal, Kate sources and tests the best beauty products from across the entire brand portfolio.

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