IT’S ON THE CARDS

See what lies in store for you this month.

Hair - - Beauty Files - By Mon­isha Singh Du­daney e-mail: high­priest­ess.mon­isha@gmail.com

Your tarot card is ‘The World’, de­pict­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties await­ing you. You find your­self amidst much ac­tiv­ity and you will feel the need to choose your look wisely for the sum­mer. Pas­tels are the best bet to make you look chic and classy, along with a touch of nat­u­ral make-up and mas­cara that high­lights your eyes. You choose to flaunt sim­ple, short and straight hair coloured in vi­o­let, red or ma­hogany tones, and ac­ces­sorised with lovely pins and clips. Those sin­gle find them­selves at many so­cial out­ings and ad­ven­tur­ous week­ends. Tip of the month: Flo­ral fra­grances are per­fect to keep you cool and calm through the sum­mer. Your tarot card is ‘The Ma­gi­cian’, de­pict­ing a strong need to try some­thing new and creative at work. Travel for work is on the cards. You de­cide to look your best as you try cool whites, lemon, or­ange and sky blue shades that work well for you. Your hair needs a trim in or­der to com­bat brit­tle strands and split ends. In­dulge in spa treat­ments and head mas­sages to nour­ish your scalp as well. It’s ideal to stay chem­i­cal­free this sea­son—opt for nat­u­ral or home reme­dies in­stead. Love life is happy as your part­ner in­dulges you in fun and lov­ing sur­prises. Tip of the month: Get­ting eight hours of beauty sleep is a must. Your tarot card is ‘The Wheel of For­tune’, in­di­cat­ing an in­ter­est­ing and in­trigu­ing phase ahead. Try­ing out new things on the pro­fes­sional and per­sonal front will bring good re­sults. Your so­cial life is boom­ing as you are in de­mand this month. Give your tresses the im­por­tance they de­serve—try short lay­ers, new styles and colours to beat the heat while look­ing su­per stylish. Shades of blue, green and cream suit you well this sea­son. Spend the week­end with your favourite peo­ple. Love life is bliss­ful as you spend many a happy week­ends. Tip of the month: Care for your feet by go­ing in for a pedi­cure ev­ery fortnight. Your tarot card is the ‘Three of Wands’, in­di­cat­ing quick and happy re­sults. At work, your strate­gies are aimed per­fectly, and they bring you much ap­pre­ci­a­tion, even in terms of money. It’s time to splurge on hair and skin prod­ucts for your­self. Take care of your health, keep hy­drated and ex­er­cise to stay glow­ing through the month. Sal­ads and fruits work won­ders to help you with this. Ex­per­i­ment with a chic and short hairdo, paired with blonde high­lights. Love life has its ups and downs but try to stay fo­cused on the pos­i­tives. Tip of the month: Use a hy­drat­ing sham­poo and con­di­tioner this sea­son. Your tarot card is ‘The Em­peror’, de­pict­ing mas­tery over your craft along with a high sense of self es­teem. Your work al­lows a free flow of cre­ativ­ity. You de­cide to care for your­self from the in­side out. With health and beauty as your agenda, you try med­i­ta­tion and yoga. You also try home reme­dies for the skin such as Fuller’s earth, her­bal packs etc. You may choose to colour your hair in clas­sic brown shades. Long term re­la­tion­ships de­mand more time and at­ten­tion as cel­e­bra­tions are com­ing up! Tip of the month: Oil your hair once a week for fab­u­lous hair. Your tarot card is ‘The Devil’, in­di­cat­ing that temp­ta­tions are com­ing your way. Short­cuts at work may be in­evitable, but go­ing the ex­tra mile will give you an edge over com­peti­tors. Net­work­ing is on the cards and there is a need to look your best and get or­gan­ised. A neat, shoul­der-length cut with bangs and a few streaks of a light shade make you look amaz­ing. Add browns and bur­gundy tones to your wardrobe and stay away from heat styling this sea­son. Those sin­gle may see mar­riage pro­pos­als com­ing their way. Tip of the month: Cleanse your hair at least thrice a week this sea­son.

Your tarot card is ‘Tem­per­ance’ de­pict­ing hap­pi­ness and ful­fill­ment. Ma­jor break­throughs and progress will give you con­fi­dence to be dar­ingly dif­fer­ent as you ex­per­i­ment with new hair­styles. Get a bob or a grad­u­ated hair­cut. A pop of colour and ac­ces­sories such as colour­ful bands will help you sail through sum­mer. A reg­u­lar deep henna con­di­tion­ing and a good qual­ity serum will help you fight frizz. Add a touch of eye­shadow and opt for clothes in blue, pink and earthy colours to look your best! Your love life will be peace­ful and you can plan a trip to your favourite holiday spot with your beloved. Tip of the month: Wear your at­ti­tude proudly! Your tarot card is the ‘Knight of Cups’. Make the most of your tal­ent and cre­ativ­ity. Take a break from the long poker straight hair you’ve been sport­ing; try very colour­ful streaks and a per­haps a shorter, more trendier hair­style. Us­ing a good colour sham­poo and con­di­tioner is a must. All shades in brown will suit you and you will look glam­orous as you ac­ces­sorise with a hand­bag and great leather shoes in the same colour. Im­prove your hair tex­ture with a power dose of protein in your hair. Love life will be in­ter­est­ing and happy as your part­ner is in­dul­gent and car­ing! Tip of the month: Ap­ply a night cream to avoid dry­ness. Your tarot card is ‘The High Priest­ess’ de­pict­ing study. It’s a good pe­riod to look and feel your best. Go easy with your long hair and try re­bond­ing or a re­lax­ing treat­ment to im­prove the qual­ity of your hair. A dark shade of brown will give you a chic look this sea­son. Neu­tral colours in cot­ton and linen fabrics in linen and pure cot­ton will com­plete the look. Min­i­mal make-up in peach and beige-gold. Your love life has beau­ti­ful mo­ments this happy week­end. Tip of the month: Med­i­ta­tion will works won­ders for you. Your tarot card is the ‘Two of Pen­ta­cles’, de­pict­ing in­creased re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. At work, you will be trusted with pres­ti­gious projects and a hec­tic sched­ule may de­mand you to be more par­tic­u­lar about your skin and hair. A reg­u­lar fa­cial, cleanup and her­bal packs for your hair will leave your hair and skin healthy. Make sure to have a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and wear shades of red, lemon and sil­ver when so­cial­is­ing. Your love life is spicy and sweet as your part­ner is play­ful and ad­ven­tur­ous. Tip of the month: Cleans­ing creams and a toner is a must. Your tarot card is the ‘The Wheel of For­tune’ de­pict­ing the Mi­das touch. Luck and op­por­tu­nity are on your side. You will be re­quired to look your glam­orous best as you net­work and get great re­sults. Be­ing neat and or­gan­ised will help. Try to tie your shoul­der length hair in a classy ponytail or bun with blingy hair ac­ces­sories and clips. Sham­poo­ing your hair more of­ten this sea­son is im­por­tant; use a vol­ume sham­poo and con­di­tioner. Whites and blacks suit you per­fectly. Those sin­gle will be in de­mand and en­joy a hec­tic and won­der­ous so­cial life. Tip of the month: A brisk walk in the morn­ing will im­prove your me­tab­o­lism. Your tarot card is the ‘The King of Wands’ de­pict­ing power and con­trol. As you ex­cel at work and climb the lad­der of suc­cess, get a makeover and fresh new wardrobe. Lovely loose kur­tas and sum­mer dresses with great ac­ce­sories will suit you. Brush­ing your hair twice a day will add shine. A few streaks of pur­ple or crim­son in your hair will en­hance your look. En­joy the joys of in­dulging in mu­tu­ally loved hob­bies with your part­ner. Tip of the month: Use a de­tan­gler comb to keep hair has­sle free and neat.

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