This season, our Bollywood babes are brimming with festive inspiration from head to toe. We all know that our hair can make or break a look, so we decided to take notes from these stars and the pretty hairstyles they paired with their desi wear. Read on to change up your hair game and nail festive glam like a diva with these simple celeb inspired hairstyles. Have a gorgeous Diwali!
Image: Esha Gupta on Instagram
Tousled waves and a stunning hair accessory to dress up the back of your head - we love how Esha’s look brings a stylish twist to her festive look. Get your hands on a hair accessory like this for a look that is so simple but so pretty!
Image: Karisma Kapoor on Instagram
One diva who nails traditional style quite regularly is none other than Karisma Kapoor. We love the idea of adding a voluminous pouf to a regular ponytail for a shot of glam. Make sure to backcomb your crown and add a bit of hairspray before pinning it into a pouf, then tie the rest of your hair into a low to mid-high ponytail. Don’t forget to flaunt statement chandbalis to complete the look.
Image: Daniel Bauer on Instagram
We instantly fell in love with Dippy’s messy, undone twisted braid - it’s the perfect pick-me-up for a 10/10 desi look. Make sure to use a texturizing spray and tousle your hair for oodles of texture. Pick up sections of hair behind your ear, twist it and pin it to the centre of your head. Do this with a few sections on both sides, and voila – you’ll nail this unique but awesome undone look.
Image: Sanjana Batra on Instagram
We absolutely love this traditional look of Parineeti’s and the halo braid is the cherry on top. Make 2 thin braids on either side of your part and pin them at the back, before wrapping your hair into a low bun. Finish off by decorating the updo with pretty gajra to really channel your desi style. Don’t forget a bindi and pretty jhumkis.
Image: Tanya Ghavri on Instagram
Blow dry your locks straight like Kareena and part it in the centre for this sleek style. Pin the front sections of hair behind your eyes to keep it in place and compliment the look with bold brows and smoky eyes like the stunner.
Image: Sanam Ratansi on Instagram
How adorable does Aditi look in her traditional best? This is a style that works for both straight as well as wavy/ curly hair. Simply twist a thin section of hair at the front and pin it at the back; do this on both sides. It’s that simple! Make sure to use a highlighter to bring a dewy glow to your skin just like this beauty.
Jackie’s always giving us hair envy with her lush, long locks. Try this edgy but really simple look by backcombing a section of hair in the middle right in the front of your head and adding a dash of gel or serum on either side of it. Then pin the sections on the sides to the back of your head. You may need to blow dry or iron your hair for that straight, sleek effect.
Image: Sonakshi Sinha on Instagram
Give your festive wardrobe a super cool and edgy twist by emulating Sonakshi’s braids. Create a middle parting and split each section on either side of the parting into two. French-braid each of these thin sections till you reach the back of your head, then use bobby pins to secure them. When you’re done you should have 2 braids on each side of your parting for a head-turning half-up look.
Image: Manish Malhotra on Instagram
This simple but pretty style is a major fav amongst celebs because of how effortlessly glam it looks - just look at Ash! Soft waves, pinned to one side with the help of bobby pins - this is all you need to perfect the look. It’s a great idea for off-shoulder, halter neck or strappy cholis.
Image: Allia Al Rufai on Instagram
Add a pouf to a regular low bun to give it a celeb twist. Simply backcomb your crown and spritz on some hairspray for that extra volume before pinning it into a pouf on the top of your head, then wrap your hair into a bun. Try it to seriously elevate your Diwali style.