The festive season is officially here, bringing with it a busy social calendar filled with Diwali parties and weddings to attend. Which can only mean one thing - decking up in your Indian wear finest. Now, the one thing that can kill a beautiful sari or an anarkali is pairing it with boring hair. That's why we help make sure that never happens by giving you some major celeb hair inspiration for the festive season. Try any of these simple hairstyles to really turn heads in your gorgeous desi-belle avatar!
Obviously Bollywood’s biggest fashionista gets it right every time she goes traditional. Wavy locks and cute braids make for a femininely, romantic style. We think it’s the perfect pairing with those pretty jhumkis.
Get The Look: Achieve soft wavy locks by using a big barrel curling iron. We like Remington C15338 Hair Curler. You can even get gorgeous waves by simply dividing your hair when damp into 2 braids and then opening them up when dry. and spraying with a texturizing spray. (Click here for a quick guide on creating pretty, loose waves.) Once you have created lush waves, create a centre parting and take a section on either side of it that is about 2 inches wide and begin braiding along your hairline till you reach the top of your ears and fasten with bobby pins.
Image: @SonamKapoor's Instagram
Piggy Chops went simple and elegant with a fuss-free blow dry and black bindi to channel some elegant desi charm.
Get The Look: This blow dry is all about smooth, glossy locks, so start with a smoothening serum like Kerastase Oleo Relax Serum to fight any signs of frizz. Divide your hair into 4 sections - 2 at the front and 2 at the back - and use a round brush to blow dry your strands, section by section. Wrap your roots around a medium-sized round brush and pull your hair taut. Point your nozzle at your roots and keep brushing them out till dry. Do the same on the hair shaft and then on the ends, making sure to pull your hair outwards with your brush. Finish off with a holding spray like Shwarzkopf Osis Extreme Hold Hairspray to make your lustrous blow dry last.
Get The Look: Detangle your hair before spritzing it with a texturizing spray like Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray and tousling with your fingers to give it a more texturized look rather than a sleek style. Next, gather your mane into a ponytail and twist into a low bun at the nape of your neck and fasten with bobby pins. Run you fingers through your crown to loosen the bun and give it that messy effect.
Jackie looked uber pretty with a look that brings an interesting twist to a regular blow dry. With plenty of volume at the roots and cascading waves at the ends, she gives us a cute style to try that adds plenty of bounce to your locks.
Get The Look: Use a root-lifting or volumizing mousse like Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam on wet hair and blow dry your locks, making sure to lift up your roots with your brush as you do so. After blow-drying your strands, just take a curling iron and twist sections through it at random from the mid-length down to the ends. Run your fingers through the waves to open them up from tight spirals into looser, softer curls at the bottom. Finish off with a hair spray to make it last.
This look is perfect to flaunt those backless blouses and sheer backs to grab eyeballs. What we love about Sonakshi’s look is that it can be achieved with hair of any texture.
Get The Look: Use a curling iron if you want soft, lush waves like Sonakshi’s; otherwise you can also try it on straight hair or on long curls. Add a shine spray to give it a glossy shine like The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum. Push your hair to one side over your shoulder and use a few bobby pins below your ear to pin it in place.
Kareena shows us that a sleek ponytail is great for adding a refined edge to any look and is the perfect go-to to show off gorgeous embellishments and embroidered work on a pretty blouse.
Get The Look: Use a smoothening serum and blow dry your locks straight. Next, make a deep side part and pull your hair back into a semi-high ponytail using a thin hair-tie. Take a thin section of hair from the bottom of your ponytail, wrap it around the base and pin at the bottom to conceal the hair-tie.