Get creative with your hair

Get creative with your hair

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Get creative with your hair

Have parties and family gatherings  to get to this evening? You must already have the outfits and accessories in place.

What are you planning to do with your hair? Most of us dread the idea of trying a new hairstyle for a special occasion as it requires much planning and practice. While letting your hair down is not a bad idea at all, here are some hassle-free hairdos you can try out and perfect quickly: 

Braided bun: This elegant updo goes well with Indian outfits. It can be done by simply taking a small section of your hair from the top and braiding it. Once braided, tie your hair into a neat bun.

Fish tail braids are all the rage, day or night. Make one out of more than three sections of your hair and you’re ready to celebrate. Messy French Braids are a quick and easy style to try when your hair feels frizzy.

Simple twist with a deep side parting: Pick out a tuft of hair from either side of your head and twist it. Air dry this look that is perfect for a puja, with bobby bins or invisible pins.

Side braid: This one’s perfect when you want to flaunt your locks. It starts with a braid from the top leaving your hair down on the side. You can leave the ends as you like it – straight or curly.

Note: To save hair from heat damage due to the use of excessive tools during the festive season, be sure to guard your hair with a heat protectant styling product from mid-lengths to the ends before you begin styling.

Pouf and wave: Arm yourself with a curling wand and this hairstyle will only take seconds to create. Make a pouf at the top; you can use a leave-in volume spray to set this in place and then go on to make waves at the bottom. Finish the look with a spray-on shine serum. The front twist gives your bangs soft curls when undone, leaving your second day hair festival-ready too. Tip: Extend the look of your styled curls by another day by simply spraying your limp roots with a  dry shampoo for an instant refresh and revamp.

Make it glamourous

We’re all about letting the festivity get to your hair, so go ahead and experiment with a host of accessories. Find little things to make your mane stand out.

Head chains or floral crowns are big on hair accessories this year and add a fabulous edge to Indian wear. Get high with a high bun – neat or messy. You could either choose to pouf up your hair and add drama by accessorising your crown with a maang tika or simply place it on a simple look with a middle parting.

Make your hair your canvas this festive season. Have fun with temporary hair colours and choose from metallic shades like Blush Pink, Blue Velvet, Emerald Green, Copper and Bronze. These are perfect for the commitment-phobic that shy away from colouring their hair permanently. They are easy to use – simply spray on, stand out and wash off!

The latest hair colour trends are soft-warm browns like honey caramel, mahogany to deep burgundy or wine, rich chocolates, coffee browns and vibrant reds. These create more of a natural sun-kissed look that isn’t stripy or chunky. Another colour to watch out for is blue black. This is simply black hair with a tint of blue, keeping it classic and cool at the same time. On the other hand, the greys, poppy blues, pinks and soft pastels are making quite a splash amongst the bold, adventurous and experimental at heart. Here, what’s more important than the colour you use is how you use it. And this is in the choice of the technique.

And what hairstyle is complete without a little sparkle and shine?  Shine is as important as the hair colour itself as it will make the hair stand out and give it that extra oomph. Ensure that you pick a shade that complements your skin tone, eye colour as well as the predominant colours in your outfit.

Give some of these styles a shot this season and make sure you turn a few heads at the parties.

(The author is  founder and creative director, BBLUNT)