Trending hairstyles for festive season

This festive season, nourish your locks and flaunt celeb-inspired hairdos wherever you go.

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Classic styles never go out of style. For that vintage look; ringlets look great with ethnic wear and classic makeup. “This festive season, try fishtail braids, messy side buns or braids to be in the limelight,” says Bharti Taneja, aesthetician, cosmetologist and founder-director of Alps Beauty Clinic.Girls with long hair can get this look with soft curling tongs at home, while those with short hair can opt for ringlet extensions. The middle portion waves are quite popular too and can be worn with saris or lehengas. “If you have long hair but want it sported short, let the curls do the talking with a faux bob. Also, a messy up do with or without accessories is ideal for festive gatherings,” suggests makeup and hair expert Priya Kapur.


Women with long hair can try the floral side braid, where your hair is twisted along the nape of your neck into a side braid (a little undone for a more texturised effect), with a deep side parting. You can add flow ers and ribbons to transition seamlessly from an afternoon puja to an evening party. Aakriti Kochar, beauty and makeup ex pert, Oriflame India, avers, “Short hair looks good with a bouncy blowdry. For mid-length hair, opt for soft curls with a centre parting.

Accessorise with a maang tika or matha patti for a gorgeous traditional look.” A low bejewelled ponytail is another simple and effortless option for mid-length hair. What really ties this look together is a bejewelled hairband that slicks the front a little.


Make sure to add some standout headpieces such as tikkas, paasas and borlas to your look. A few strands of the classic flower garland or gajra adds a beautiful aesthetic appeal to your ensemble. “Beautiful accessories such as hair clips, juda pins, hair draping chains, a regal headband are some absolute must-haves, adds Puja Bhargava Kamath, founder and creative head of Lai. Another new and ecofriendly accessory trend is floral jewellery.


Prep your hair before the festive season with indulgent hair spas and oil massages at least once a month. This will add strength and shine to your hair. Try out this new hair treatment called Renew C. “This is specially designed for treating damaged hair,” asserts Taneja. You could also try the Yellow Laser treatment; this mild-density laser is devoid of infra-red rays and is suitable for all. “Regular warm oil massages, in addition to hair spas and treatments, go a long way to cure frizzy and unmanageable hair, suggests a therapist from the Kerastase Hair & Scalp Institute, Taj Salon, Vivanta by Taj President. So keep those tresses healthy, beautiful and stylish all through the festive season.

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