These Street Style Stars Are Rewriting "French-Girl" Beauty Rules

For anyone outside of Paris, "French-girl" beauty is typically synonymous with bare skin, red lips, and unfussy lobs. Not only is that definition limiting to the vast majority of people, but it also doesn't reflect the real and dynamic street style we're seeing all over the city of lights. And the latest images from the front lines of Paris Fashion Week prove it.

Ahead, check out 9 street style stars who are flipping the script on traditional French beauty rules — and choosing to write their own instead. Some are swapping no-makeup makeup for bold flashes of color, while others are trading in carefree bends for platinum box braids. It just goes to show that we have even more to learn from the French.

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Leave it to the French to make an intricate denim smoky eye look downright carefree.
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We saw a lot of beaded bangs at Afropunk Johannesburg, but this subtler take — hidden in a magnificent cloud of textured coils — works at the festival and at the office.
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This protective winter style looks fresh and cool — thanks to that root-y, platinum hue.
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If you're not genetically-blessed with voluminous curls like these, hit the nearest drugstore for a body-building mousse or gel to scrunch in while styling...
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... Or use a small curling iron after air-drying to define a few select pieces.
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Wispy fringe is on its way out, and super graphic baby bangs are in. This look has all of the same elements of Hollywood's much-loved sci-fi bob: precision, angles, and all around badassery.
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Take the look up another 10 notches with perfectly-winged liner and stained lips...
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... or with vibrant violet curls, as seen on Justine Skye, who touched down in Paris for the week.
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We're seeing more and more hair accessories on the style set — and stacked bobby pins are leading the pack.
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