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Bold and beau­ti­ful, classy and care­free…that’s dra­matic hair for you!

Hair - - Expert Talk - Text Be­naifer J. Mirza

From TV shows to home dé­cor, we want some ‘drama’ in ev­ery area of life. How can it be any dif­fer­ent for our locks! In­dia’s lead­ing hair­styl­ists tell us what’s their def­i­ni­tion of ‘drama’, what their favourite dra­matic hair­style is, and who, ac­cord­ing to them, is the epit­ome of dra­matic hair fash­ion.

Kanta Mot­wani, Pro­pri­etor, Kro­makay Salon

‘Drama’ is…

…ac­tu­ally, it de­pends. I’m amazed see­ing some­one go short or com­pletely change their hair colour. Some celebs even shave their head to get into a film’s char­ac­ter. While do­ing so, make sure you’re con­fi­dent and care­ful.

Dra­matic hair

My favourite style is mid-length hair, with a ver­sa­tile fringe,in warm, deep brown hues! It can be worn loose, tied in a neat pony­tail or styled in a low, messy updo. I would do the om­bre colour­ing tech­nique, or very ran­domly put bold, warm blonde and matte brown high­lights, with a base colour of cof­fee or choco­late brown.

Star style!

My all-time favourites in Hol­ly­wood are Madonna, Jen­nifer Lawrence and Anne Hath­away. In Bol­ly­wood, it’s Kan­gana Ra­naut, Priyanka Cho­pra and Deepika Padukone.

Placid Bra­ganza, Owner, Placid Hair­dress­ing & Skin

‘Drama’ is…

…all the in­ter­est­ing el­e­ments in a hair­style. Drama isn’t nece­sar­ily a busy hair­style. The style can have many el­e­ments that can be put to­gether aes­thet­i­cally to make it look full of drama.

Dra­matic hair

Cre­at­ing any kind of hair­style needs to have an in­spi­ra­tionT.he in­spi­ra­tion needn’t al­ways be a per­son. It can even be an emootin, cul­ture or mood; some­thing that catches the eye. Drama can be best brought out in a style by hav­ing just one fo­cal point andthe other el­e­ments sim­ply com­ple­ment it. For hair to have drama, ithas to have vol­ume, or vol­ume with a sleek com­bi­na­tion, new tex­ture, in­ter­est­ing colour place­ment, hair ex­ten­sions, ac­ces­sories an­de­ven fab­ric placed so well that it all looks a part of the style craeted.

Star style!

The drama in Lady Gaga’s styles makes a state­ment. She car­ries it all with a fear­less at­ti­tude.

Zarah Hooda, In­de­pen­dent Hair Ex­pert and Free­lance Ed­u­ca­tor at TIGI

‘Drama’ is…

…dar­ing to trans­form your­self from a plain Jane to a stylish diva.

Dra­matic hair

I would give the hair colour max­i­mum depth and di­men­sion with geo­met­ric shapes — from the place­ment’s shape to the hair­cut’s out­line. The cut would be a short-an­gled bob, with sharp edges. A cre­ative place­ment of colours, such as blush pinks, vi­o­lets or bold reds, en­hances the drama. TIGI’s Bed Head Su­per­star Queen For A Day can in­crease the vol­ume, which can be per­fected with TIGI’s Bed Head Head­rush Shine Serum.

Star style!

Katy Perry! This year, she pulled off an ar­ray of candy colours, start­ing with long, raven black hair. Af­ter a brief en­counter with blue, Katy turned blonde, fol­lowed by a blunt blonde bob with high­lights in hot pink and faded laven­der.

Su­mit Is­rani, Chief Stylist and Pro­pri­etor, Gee­tan­jali Sa­lons

‘Drama’ is…

… some­thing out-of-the-box, wacky, crazy!

Dra­matic hair

I‘d work with a solid asym­met­ric hair­cut. The colour would be from the fam­ily of bright reds, with a sleek glossy styling. L’Oréal Professionnel’s Tecni.Art Fix Max Gel as the base prod­uct and L’Oréal Paris’ El­nett Satin Hair­spray will help to ac­cen­tu­ate the drama.

Star style!

Lady Gaga, Nicki Mi­naj, Ke­sha and Mi­ley Cyrus.

Clint Fer­nan­des, Celebrity Hair­styl­ist and Make-up Artist

‘Drama’ is…

…adding a sense of the­atrics to the hair; to make a hair­style larger than life or cre­ate some­thing out of the or­di­nary.

Dra­matic hair

I would do a hairdo with a cer­tain amount of vol­ume; it would be big­ger than nor­mal. Long hair works best for dra­matic hair­dos. One can add ex­ten­sions, but if the base hair is long, it gives more op­tions to style. I would use colours that com­ple­ment the skin tone — reds, yel­lows and or­anges looks great with In­dian skin. I would work on the dra­matic hairdo de­pend­ing on its pur­pose.

Star style!

Lady Gaga is the pin­na­cle of drama to­day.

Sylvia Chen, Owner and Cre­ative Stylist, But­ter­fly Pond

‘Drama’ is…

…some­thing that can make heads turn, with el­e­ments of in­spi­ra­tion from the clas­sic look, in­fused with what’s there in the present or is mod­ern, a touch of bold, in­tri­cately ex­e­cuted to spell ‘so­phis­ti­ca­tion’ in hair drama.

Dra­matic hair

I would at­tempt a clas­sic look from the ’20s — the flap­per girl bob, with a struc­tured and sculpted shape. I would then in­cor­po­rate a com­bi­na­tion of two bold colours — ei­ther blonde and then dip-dye the tips black (the ‘in’ thing for Spring/Sum­mer 2014!), or crim­son red with a deep in­tense base of black to give the hair colour a con­trast. Fi­nally, I will use bird­cage veils with rosettes, or feath­ered hair­clips to give it a 20s’ flair.

Star style!

Katy Perry! She has adorned al­most ev­ery shade in her hair that spells ‘bold’. At times, some of th­ese colours may have been OTT, but for her to be able to carry off those shades, in spite of be­ing a celebrity, speaks vol­umes about her con­fi­dence and per­son­al­ity.

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