STYLE FILES

Take a leaf out of your favourite celeb’s book as you en­joy the fes­tive sea­son ever-so-glam­orously. ISHA GAKHAR helps you get started as she points out head­turn­ing hair trends that you must try.

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The fes­tive flair

Her braided crown updo in par­tic­u­lar gives us ma­jor fes­tive goals.

It’s that time of the year again when we are ready to rock and roll, cour­tesy the glit­ter­ing win­ter fes­tiv­i­ties lined up for the next few months. Be it in­dulging in Di­wali card par­ties or a fam­ily get-to­geth­ers, you need to keep your hair game on point! If you’re look­ing for the next uber-chic thing in fes­tive hair, this is a de­fin­i­tive guide for you, with a stamp of ap­proval from the in­dus­try pros. Take a look at the sea­son’s most-cov­eted hair­styles…

ON­SCREEN EXUBERANCE

This Di­wali, get your own ‘wow’ mo­ment by tak­ing cues from Anushka Sharma’s be­witch­ing avatar in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Be it her mane, make-up or sar­to­rial choices, ev­ery­thing was per­fect. Even dur­ing the movie pro­mo­tions, Anushka man­aged to de­liver a host of scin­til­lat­ing styles to fuel the fes­tive fever. From cen­tre-parted sleek hair to a messy chignon, she has donned it all. Fash­ion god­dess Sonam Kapoor’s wispy ’do at the Cannes 2017 red car­pet is a style to vie for. Paired with dewy makeup, the look is a clas­sic ref­er­ence to amp up the fes­tive hair game. Also note­wor­thy are the hair­styles of Deepika Padukone—the Ba­ji­rao Mas­tani ac­tress has al­ways stunned us with her ex­em­plary hair choices. Her braided crown updo in par­tic­u­lar gives us ma­jor fes­tive goals. And now we have her Rani Pad­mini styling to look out for as well. If poker-straight hair is your new crush, slay it like Priyanka Cho­pra. The Quan­tico star has worn per­fectly-pol­ished hair at nu­mer­ous do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional events, in­clud­ing this year’s Golden Globes and Os­cars.

SHORT HAIR, DON’T CARE

This sea­son is com­mit­ted mit­ted to short, sassy cuts, as ob­served on ramps and red car­pets around the e world. Fash­ion’s prime am­bas­sadors rs are tak­ing the plunge too. Mo­ti­vat­ing us are di­vas like Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, Diane Kruger, Anne Hath­away, Emma Stone, Jen­nifer ifer Lawrence, Na­talie Port­man, Kan­gana Ra­naut, Anushka Sharma and Jacque­line Fer­nan­dez. rnan­dez. We are in awe of Esha Gupta and Nar­gis ar­gis Fakhri’s ver­sion of the short, shaggy cut. The style can be an im­mac­u­late game changer, pro­vided your mane gets a makeover over from a pro­fes­sional. Re­hash­ing the sea­son’s look, Anisha Fer­nan­des Tavares, Se­nior Stylist and Make-up Artist at Nalini of Nalini & Yas­min Sa­lon, sug­gests a shorter mane. One can fur­ther en­hance the styling by adding some pop of colour. Anisha says, “Most In­dian women tend to wear their hair long. How­ever, I would sug­gest that it’s time to come out of your com­fort zone and take it up to the shoul­ders or get down to medium lengths. Colours can take the hair­cut to a whole new level; go for tech­niques like colour con­tour­ing, place­ments, balayage and so on.” In agree­ment is Deepak Jal­han, Cre­ative Di­rec­tor & Ed­u­ca­tor, LOOKS Sa­lon, who says, “This fes­tive sea­son, sharp and chic cuts are go­ing to be the favourites! As for styling, there’s a med­ley to opt from— low buns or loose curls, tex­tured hair and fish­tail braids are easy to wear.” He rec­om­mends us­ing heat-pro­tec­tant prod­ucts while styling your hair, to keep dry­ness and frizz at bay. “Try Paul Mitchell Heat Seal, L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel Liss Ul­time Heat Pro­tec­tant, or Sch­warzkopf Gliss To­tal Hair Re­pair Heat Pro­tec­tion Spray,” adds Deepak.

A-LIST IN­SPI­RA­TION RATION

The Win­ter-Fes­tiveve edi­tion of Lakmé Fash­ion Week this is year gave us a plethora of in­cred­i­ble looks ks that can ef­fort­lessly make their way in­tonto your fes­tive look­book. For de­signer Amit it Ag­gar­wal’s run­way look, mod­els worere a mes­meris­ing messy chignon, which coul­dould be your best bet this fes­tive sea­son.n. Vi­va­cious and pretty, Rad­hika Apte’s vo­lu­mi­nous olu­mi­nous curls for Sailesh Sing­ha­nia’s a’s show is worth try­ing out too. In terms of styling, g, Anisha shares, “It can be over-the-top top bouncy, soft waves, old world, fin­ger-waves, etc. Women can braid d their hair; cre­ate soft messy buns, pony­tails and so much more. Don’t on’t nec­es­sar­ily keep it sim­ple—try ry up­dos with braids, or add some me de­tail­ing to it.”

Vi­va­cious and pretty, Rad­hika Apte’s vo­lu­mi­nous curls for Sailesh Sing­ha­nia’s show is worth try­ing out too.

So there you have it, from the hair ex­perts them­selves. Now get ready to put all these tips into ac­tion for the fes­tive sea­son. Re­mem­ber the ‘less is more’ mantra, be it prod­ucts or styling ex­per­i­ments. We don’t want you get­ting con­fused with all the new trends emerg­ing— nar­row down your op­tions to a few hair­dos that ap­peal to you, as well as match your needs and per­son­al­ity.

Keep in mind the hu­mid weather at the start of the sea­son—main­te­nance be­comes the key con­cern in this sce­nario. Use prod­ucts that are com­pat­i­ble with your hair type and tex­ture. And fi­nally, don’t for­get to let your hair down and make the best of the cel­e­bra­tions.

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