Freja Beha Hairspiration

Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja Beha Erichsen
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
Antonina Petkovic
Carly Simon
Alexa Chung
Jane Birkin
Florence Welch
Lou Doillon
Lou Doillon
Lou Doillon
Melissa Stasiuk
Caroline de Maigret
Jim Morrison
Patti Smith

Freja Beha Erichsen—she bangs. She is layered. She is almost blunt. And, she is officially a haircut (thanks to the discerning scissors of Christiaan). She might even have someone else’s haircut [13, 27]—but as we’ve said before, when it comes to borrowing from the boys it’s not about where you take things from, it’s where you take them to. This soft, wild, bed-rumpled tousle of layers falls somewhere between the femininity of a Chloé collection and the I-don’t-own-a-comb-because-I’m-too-busy-being-an-artist-and-rock-star look of Patti Smith [28]. It says 'I'm one of the guys, but I'm certainly not a guy.' It makes us want bangs. It makes models want bangs [17]. It makes Jane Birkin’s daughter want bangs [22]. And we’re pretty sure the only tools it requires are a little surf spray, perhaps some dry shampoo for your new eye-grazing fringe, and last night's makeup to keep it authentic (high cheekbones and disarming dimples don't hurt, either).

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  • Nomadic D.

    Man, when I got to Mick Jagger I cracked up out loud! I never made the connection, but you are so right. Same 'do! As for Miss Freja herself, of course she is the queen of covetable hairstyles. Whenever I'm contemplating a new cut she's pretty much always front and center in my collection of inspiration photos. Actually though, when I got bangs it was because of some photos (right here on ITG!) of Langly Fox Hemmingway:

    I enjoyed it for a while, something really rock 'n roll (and Mick Jagger-y?) about it, and I sort of felt like Joan Jet (in a good way). But let me tell you, these bangs are taking FOR EVER to grow out, and right now they are a pain in my ass. Just saying...

  • Andee

    I love the look, but I am pretty sure even with the best layered haircut, it takes more than surf spray to make it look that great unless the gods really love you.

  • Erinn Thompson

    I knew the Kelly Lebrock hairstyle from the 80's would come back! Love it!

  • lescahiersdhelo

    I absolutely love her ! She's got a great sense of style and I've been eyeing her haircut forever...I love bangs but for some reason I just can't deal with them...too much trouble and it makes my forehead itch...too bad...

  • Cay

    I've taken this stupid haircut into the hair salon SO MANY TIMES but never quite managed to make it look as cool. Sigh. To be a six foot tall, perfectly beautiful model...

    • thesixthbeatle

      Me too! Not as cool as a model and therefore the hairdo doesnt have as much chic appeal.

      • overanalyzer


  • kamo12

    Something that just occured to me: does this haircut work on blondes?? Every single picture in this slideshow is of dark hair, and I think there is something about the thick dark bangs that adds to the smokey, rock n roll vibe. I seriously fear if I were to do this with my light hair, I'd end up looking like the lead singer of White Snake.

  • Trix

    ITG Question for you (and anyone else): What do you think about this hairstyle (the Freja, the Alexa, etc.) on a redhead? I have long red hair right now that has become my signature...but I am dieing to get it cut into a real "styled look". Do you think bangs work with mid-long hair too? Or just on the blunt shoulder-length styles that are so hip right now.

    Just not sure if the blunt look (with or without bangs) will fly as well with a red mop.

    • interbeautyblog

      DO IT.

  • Isabel

    yesss I love her hair

  • Hannah Johnson

    This is my haircut! Hooray. I always call it my Mick hair.

  • joannanyc

    I have a haircut like this. I have more of a wave in my hair though, so I actually have to blow the front straight. I bet she does that too. Surf spray makes it too curly and bulky, except in the dead of winter!

  • Sonya

    Lovely Freja looks like female version of Harry Styles

  • Rach

    Omg Freja is my faaave model!!! Been loving her look for years! Her hair in the Max Mara ads is beyond --love it!!!


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