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Alisha Shinde
Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The party season is here, and you may be gearing up for the happening dos in towns. While you may have already decided on partywear a little thought must also go into your accessories and hairstyle. If you are looking for tips and tricks to feel glamorous and rock your mane, we have some for you

Here are some hairdos for the party season

The party season is here, and you may be gearing up for the happening dos in towns. While you may have already decided on partywear a little thought must also go into your accessories and hairstyle. If you are looking for tips and tricks to feel glamorous and rock your mane, we have some for you.

Manasee Dograa, stylist and owner,  Studio 101 and Kreiva’z, says, “The hottest trends for this party season are messy loose buns, sleek ponytail with puffs, retro waves, to name a few.”

She further adds that braids are a rage this season. Be it a fishtail braid, a waterfall braid or just a classic simple braid, this little touch of flair can be added to any style to give it an updated look. Dograa adds that braided updos are the next level of the simple braids. They are not only comfortable to wear but also chic. Braided updos can be worn in a number of styles right from double dutch braids to a more sleek and textured braid with a low or high bun. Dograa says that you can make an ordinary up-style into an extra trendy look.

For those who like a classic look can sport retro waves. They are back in style. All of us love beachy waves but sometimes you have to kick up a notch. Who does not like the polished look of old Hollywood, retro-glam waves which are smooth at the roots and then glossy, undulating curls keep cascading down.  

Bangs can take your look to a whole new level, but not everyone wants to go for a haircut. Dograa says that if you want to change your look without actually going for a haircut, you can always fake your bangs simply by either adding a faux bang to your crown area or using chunks from your ponytail.

Sayali Survate, a professional makeup artist and hairstylist, believes that a person puts in a lot of effort in finding the right outfit and accessories, but often does not pay much attention to hairstyle. “Girls get their makeup and nails done, but what remains in question is styling the hair,” she says adding, “The easiest way of styling it is by doing some nice bombshell curls using a hot curling iron. You can make some nice variations with front poofs, braids, bangs, and you are ready to rock the party.”

Hairstyling can damage your hair if you don’t take precautions. Survate says you should use a hair iron which is either ceramic or titanium plated, and the hair should be completely dry before using the iron. She also suggests using a good heat protectant mist or mousse before using the iron and then applying serum once you are done.   

Giving a few hairstyling tips, Survate says, “Roll your hair into a voluminous ponytail and then turn it into a French twist, secure with a clip and add a headband.”

Hair and make-up stylist Sneha Diana Gopalan says, “Pin it up for a good dancing night and keep it simple and down, either straight or curly, for a pleasant dinner or for lunch.”
She adds that celebrities  like Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian are all sporting long hair. Gopalan suggests wearing the  hair in a messy updo or a clean bun like Audrey Hepburn will keep the hair away from your face and you can dance the night away without worrying about your hair getting messed up.

Party Curls

  • Wash and condition your hair depending on your hair type. If your hair has trouble holding a curl, skip washing it for a day or two before curling or you could use less conditioner or none at all.
  • Spray a heat protectant from roots to ends while hair is still damp.
  • Apply a stronghold mousse liberally to your hair, you can apply it to the roots to achieve a fuller look or from mid length to the ends for a loose one.
  • Plug in the curling tongs and set it to heat depending on your hair type, if you have fine or damaged hair set it under 200 degrees. If you have curly or thick hair set the curling road at 300 to 400 degrees.
  • Start with the top layer of hair on the back of your head. Separate a section about one or two inches wide and one to 1.5 centimetres deep.
  • Comb it out and mist it lightly with hairspray, going from the roots to the ends. Hold the section of your hair  by the tip , keeping it tight.
  • Apply the tongs to your hair and roll up until the whole hair segment is wrapped around the barrel. Varying the direction in which you curl will help to create a more natural look.
  • Hold for 10 to 20 seconds, depending on the thickness of your hair and how defined you want the curls to be.
  • Unwind your hair from the tongs gently and use a bobby pin to clip the curl which will keep it out of your way and help it hold its shape. Repeat the process until all of your hair is curled, then carefully unpin your hair.
  • If your curls look a little too perfect, finger comb your hair gently.
  • For a slightly mussed look, flip your hair forward and back for a couple of times.
  • (Hairstyle by Bhavika Gundesha)
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