Throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s, the iconic actress and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot’s beautiful, voluminous hair was admired by men and women alike, and has been imitated for decades since. “The Bardot Hairstyle”, which is all about easy layered volume, is back on trend six decades later.

Brigitte Bardot (Photo by Douglas Kirkland/Corbis via Getty Images)

The story goes that in 1956, Brigitte Bardot was asked by a director to wear a blonde wig for a film role, and instead chose to color her natural brunette locks a gorgeous shade of blonde – a color which she decided to retain for years afterwards. Blonde or brunette, this sultry style flatters most face shapes.

The cut delivers natural texture and of course features the “Bardot Bangs” with their soft center part and side-swept finish to beautifully frame the face. Very possibly the most recognizable style of the sixties was the glamorous beehive – popularized by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The way in which Bardot wore that sky-high style somehow appeared more lived-in, and could aptly be described as beautifully disheveled.

Bardot’s hair stylists took this a step further with the half-up, half-down bouffant, which became her trademark style. If you’re looking for a hairstyle that’s big on volume, without sacrificing length, this could certainly be it. Finish your look with some bold cat eye-liner to really summon a sexy ‘60s vibe.

The resurgence of the hairstyle is due in part to going viral on TikTok and related social media. One of the reasons for the popularity of this modernized Bardot fringe is because these bangs can suit any hair type and texture. The look can be tailored in length based on texture type. If you’re new to fringe, it’s a good idea to ask for a length that is on the longer side during the consultation with your stylist.

Enjoy your hair!!



French actress Brigitte Bardot Italy, 8th September 1962 (Photo by Pierluigi Praturlon/Reporters Associati & Archivi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty images)