I love everything there is to the Indian festive season. The rituals, tradition, and endless family time bring with it a certain warmth, and there’s something truly magical about it. It’s also a time when you’re swept away by colours all around you—we’re known for our colourful fashion and come the season of celebrations, you’ll see nothing but rich, bright and happy hues all around. This time, making a statement with colour goes beyond just your outfit—this needs to translate to your hairstyle and make-up as well. Gone are the days of basic gold eyeshadow and blonde highlights to complement festive finery; just because you’re going to be wrapped in tradition, doesn’t mean your hair and make-up have to be too. It’s time to experiment! The season’s hottest trend inspiration was seen on the Lakmé Fashion Week ramps and we’ve put together the perfect blend of classic and quirky hairstyles to pair with your outfits in our Hair cover story Carnival of Style. And if you’re wondering how to seamlessly pair metallic make-up or blue eyes with the hair, we roped in five of the industry’s best make-up artists to share expert tips in the Festive Lookbook. If everything else fails, there’s always some celeb inspiration to guide you in The Festive Flair. Metallic make-up is also making a big comeback, away from its 90s avatar, and if you’re keen to flaunt it, The Metallic Comeback has tons of tips that you can use. So turn the pages for all the trend inspiration you need to enjoy a dazzling season as the true head-turning diva that you are. Happy festivities!