Friday, 20 December 2013

Real Brides Rocking


The Look You’ve found the perfect dress, the perfect pair of shoes, the perfect venue and most importantly, the perfect man, so all you need now is the perfect hairstyle! Sleek or soft, vintage or modern, bohemian or glam – there are endless possibilities for your bridal coif!


 A Little Pinned Away From The Face






The Vintage look is on its way back with a bang! A bride with glossy, vintage curls just screams Hollywood glamor. For the past few years, celebrities have really embraced vintage curls and waves on the red carpet. This look works best on long length hair.



Side Twisted Chignon




 The most noticeable way to create a glamorous 40s feel to your hair do is with waves that softly frame the face. This low, oversized chignon just sits at the nape of the neck, with sexy-­‐yet-­‐sophisticated lost, pin curls to finish. This low chignon hairdo incorporates expertly styled knots to create a modern and classy look.

 
 All Time Classic Hair Bun



 

One hairstyle that never goes out of vogue is the Bun – it is classic and timeless. This hairstyle is truly versatile as you can personalize it depending on the occasion and your attire. A gorgeous hairstyle with hair from the bottom all the way up to meet the front bangs that are swept back and accessorized with a beautiful hair brooch. Incorporate a vintage brooch into your updo for an instant touch of class. 

 
The Vintage Style Side swept 






There’s a gorgeous new big day beauty trend sweeping red carpets and weddings the world over. Side swept hairstyles brings a dose of Old Hollywood glamour to modern day nuptials. This wedding hairstyle is a flirty variation on these much-­‐coveted vintage waves. 

 
Side Braid Ponytail






 A statement side pony braid could just be the ticket to a relaxed vintage style. Hair can be done in loose waves and then finish off with a high-­‐impact chignon. This intricate style will make any bride feel like a princess. 

 
Cascading Waterfall Twist 






Your wedding is a time to get all dolled up from head to toe, but deciding on a hairstyle that fits the overall feel of your special day can be a bit overwhelming. This pretty waterfall of flowers in your hair would look divine when peeking through under a veil. The look can go from a church ceremony to garden reception in a flash.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Frizz mistakes to avoid

Imagine, being perfectly dressed for the perfect date. Your favorite dress matched with your chic shoes and your only fear being humidity there to ruin your perfectly set hair.
Now say goodbye to humidity fear and say hello to beautiful, luscious locks with or without the humidity nemesis!





Just a few simple tips that can make your mane from gloom to gleam!

1.  Know your frizz product:
The best frizz product for straight or wavy hair is the Anti- frizz serum. For curly hair, you can opt for a more creamy solution. Avoid styling products as they contain a high amount of alcohol and alcohol can suck up moisture, leaving strands brittle.


2. Shampooing:
 A chief ingredient in most shampoos is sodium lauryl sulfate, which is an efficient cleanser. Hence, frequently shampooing your hair can leave your hair dull, dry and frizzy.


3. TIP: Try using shampoos that are sulfate free. Also, for fine hair, you can cleanse every other day and for thicker strands, you can go for a three days without a wash.


4. Blow Drying cries:
Frizzing of hair post Blow Drying your problem? Move from blow drying in your bathroom to the bedroom or wait for the fog to settle in the bathroom.  Don’t shut off the dryer until your hair is completely dry.

TIP: Styling your hair with boar and nylon brush can help seal and smoothen the cuticles. For curly hair try using your finger instead.


5. Towel- Dry:
Vigorously roughing up wet hair with a towel can damage the hair, especially the cuticle. But towel drying the hair is a better option but with gentler technique. Lightly pressing and squeezing out the water preferably with a microfiber cloth is advised.


6. Conditioning:
Unless you have extreme fine hair, make sure you use a deep conditioner and leave it in for five minutes so that it can penetrate and add moisture and gloss to your hair. Leave conditioners are the best for frizzy hair.


7. Avoid the Touch:
Try as much as you can to not run your fingers through your hair repetitively.  The more you lay a hand on it, the more you create the frizz

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Your Vintage Romance


How about you adorn your hair with a pretty accessory, but because you’re a young girl with a tight budget, the pretty accessory can be made from your own hair!

Rosette braided buns have always taken one back to the Victorian age of sweet summer romances. These are soft hairstyles with loosely curled hair that can be achieved with a big barrel curling iron.




                                Nicole Kidman Sporting a side rosette bun          Crown braid rosette wedding updo

The clothing line Rodarte that was founded by Kate and Laura Muleavy from California. 2013 saw their fashion show with an interesting line of clothing, but what caught even more attention were the Rosette braids that the models were seen sporting.


Here is the 5 minute hairstyle that can be work well your office or party look with equal grace. The style exudes an elegance that is effortless and is pretty effortless to ace as well:

You will require:

1.       A large barrel curling iron ( anything more than one inch will do)

2.       A heat protecting serum

3.       A few bobby pins to keep your hair in place

4.       Rubber bands that match your hair colour

5.       A style holding spray


Step 1:

Curl your hair with the curling iron after using the serum on the ends. Make sure that you always curl the hair framing your face away from it.

Step 2:

Part your hair from the centre. If you don’t like a centre parting, then make a side parting but don’t make it very deep

Step 3:

Make the basic three-strand braid on both the sides and tie them securely with elastic bands. Loosen the braids to create a messier look.

Step 4:

Join the two braids in with another elastic band to create a half up half down look.

Step 5:

Now separate a strand of hair and pull it above the elastics to use the style holding spray. No. to make the rosette, take this hair strand and the hair from the braids to twirl them into a loose bun. Secure the bun with bobby pins.

Step 6:

Create another three strand braid beginning from the bun and tug the parts of the braid a little to loosen it.

Voila! You’re a rock-chic princess now.


Pictures From:

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lifestyle.ie.msn
nolomagazine.com

Monday, 16 September 2013

Never fading Ponytails


Be it the summer heat or the monsoon breeze, Ponytails are a girl’s fair weather friend! With the variations and on- and-off demand for this hairdo, there are a few that have managed to belong in the ‘never fading’ category.

The Chic Ponytail

                                                         

This tie- high with some bangs has been a constant favorite of many. Existing since ages, this ponytail can be matched with some formal wear, casual wear, for a semi formal evening do or just the general girl’s day out!

The Messy Ponytail
                                                 

Lazy day, workout or just a casual day out, this hairstyle is just perfect for a day where you hardly wish to move a finger. Easy to tie and trendy!

Straight Pony

                                                       

Poker straight pony has been a favorite at the red carpet as well as at many glam affairs. They work fabulously well with the off shoulder dress and smokey eyes.

Braid Ponytail

                                                       

The Braid Ponytail is one of the trendiest hairdos with a number of variations. They can be worn anywhere anytime, just add some more twists to it and probably some accessories and your hair will be all prep’d for the super classy evening!

Poufy

                                                  

This easy yet stylish pony can be mistaken for a bun as well. It just requires some backcombing and hairspray to help it stay neat.

Low Pony

                                             


Low and Loose is the way to go, if you’re having a lazy day.


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Friday, 6 September 2013

Hide those stubborn greys!




Amidst the dense dark tresses, sticking out are a few grey strands? The first time you noticed this, it must’ve been quite horrifying. Jennifer Aniston admitted to have actually cried at her first ‘going-grey’ sighting. Now instead of using hair dye to colour you whole hair you can follow a few simple techniques to make this evident hair ordeal easily make a miss!

                                        


Hair Mascara:
Hair Mascara’s are easily available at any beauty shop and in different colours as well. Just glide the mascara brush through those grey strands and voila! no more greys!



Cover it up:
If you have a few grey strands in a certain area or near the temple region, then covering that section by combing your hair over it is the simplest method. You can also pull them back, tuck them and let it stay with the help of some bobby pins. 



                                    


Use accessories:
Since a grey hair starts to appear from the roots first, you can try using hair bands and head claws to bury the roots. Bobby pins, Tic- Tacs, etc can be used to tuck those greys neatly.



                                       


The eye shadow trick:
You can use a darker shade of eye shadow depending on your hair colour to conceal the grey tress. Dip the brush in a little water or hair gel and dab a bit of the eye shadow on it. Run it through the strand. This is a great solution for those who are in the early grey hair stage.




                                              

Extensions:
You can cover up dense grey tresses by sticking on some hair extensions right above the grey hair section. They not only bury those grey strands, but make your hair look denser.



                       


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Frizz mistakes to avoid!



Imagine, being perfectly dressed for the perfect date. Your favorite dress matched with your chic shoes and your only fear being humidity to frizz out your flawlessly set hair.
Now you can wave a goodbye to this ‘humidity fear’ and say hello to beautiful, luscious locks with or without the humidity nemesis!

Just follow a few simple tips that can make your mane from gloom to gleam!

1.  Know your frizz product:
The best frizz product for frizzy hair is the Anti- frizz serum. For curly hair, you can opt for a more creamy solution. Try and avoid styling products as they contain a high amount of alcohol and alcohol can suck up moisture, leaving strands brittle. 


2. Shampooing:
 A chief ingredient in most shampoos is sodium lauryl sulfate, which is an efficient cleanser. Hence, frequently shampooing your hair can leave your hair dull, dry and frizzy.


TIP: Try using shampoos that are sulfate free. Also, for fine hair, you can cleanse every other day and for thicker strands, you can go for three days without a wash.


3. Blow Drying cries:
Frizzing of hair post Blow Drying a problem? Move from blow drying in your bathroom to the bedroom or wait for the fog to settle in the bathroom.  Don’t shut off the dryer until your hair is completely dry.

TIP: Styling your hair with boar and nylon bristle brush can help seal and smoothen the cuticles. For curly hair try using your fingers instead.


4. Towel- Dry:
Vigorously roughing up wet hair with a towel can damage the hair, especially the cuticle. However, wrapping your hair with a towel is a better option. Lightly pressing and squeezing out the water preferably with a microfiber cloth is advised.


5. Conditioning:
Unless you have thin hair, make sure you use a deep conditioner and leave it in for about five minutes so that it can penetrate and add moisture and gloss to your hair. Leave-in conditioner products are the best for frizzy hair.


6. Avoid the Touch:
Try as much as you can to not run your fingers through your hair repetitively.  The more you lay a hand on it, the more you create the frizz.


Thursday, 1 August 2013

DIVO Loves: Sonam Kapoor at a Bhaag Milkha Bhaag promotional event






Sonam Kapoor has been giving us look after look at her many promotional events for her upcoming movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

We particularly loved her hairstyle in this sari, tied up vintage-style. Note how she highlights the cut of her blouse as well her beautiful earring with this style.

Try a similar look at home by middle parting and twisting back the hair around your face and securing with a pin. Next, pull all of it into a low bun at the nape.

Elegant yet simple, right?

Thursday, 25 July 2013

How To: Make Cropped Hairstyles Look Good

Everyone knows cropping your hair is the fastest way to make a style statement with your cut, but while you may turn heads, it’s not very creative at the moment.
The best way to deal with this horrid weather and give yourself a makeover is by styling your hair in a crop with some flair.
Firstly, go to a stylist you trust – you don’t want to chop all your locks off only to realize that you aren’t happy with the results. Go over various choices concerning your length, the styles, even the level of maintenance you’re going to have to commit to.

Here are some ways you can spice up a regular short crop:
Extra long bangs – Think Rihanna, with poker straight bangs. It may get in your eyes but the outcome is super punk with a feminine touch.

Colour it - Platinum blond, streaks of bright colour, there’s no better way to make a statement. We prefer the versatile and classy platinum blonde, but who’s to stop you from having some fun? Refer to thisarticle of ours to get some innovative new ideas on hair colour.


Keep it feminine: Think Carey Mulligan and keep your crop slightly long, framing your face with bangs. Not only will this look delicate and feminine, but you can also always create a sleek and polished look with some styling cream.


Punk it up: Spice up your crop with some punk accents like super short bangs, like a little pompadour or some spikes. Take a cue from Miley Cyrus’s transformation and give yours a little height.


So now that we’ve given you a few ways you can take this outdated hairstyle and give it your own twist, try something new this month!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

DIVO Loves: Naya Rivera at the 2013 BET Awards.


In Emilio Pucci at the 2013 BET Awards, Naya Rivera made a statement in the largest of waves. While some would argue that her dress was statement making, we love that our eyes went straight to her hairdo.

Try this voluminous ‘do at home with a deep side parting like the actress. Easily achievable with some volumising spray, large barreled curling iron and some styling gel and hairspray.

Styling tip: Pair this hairstyle with a subtle dress for your next party. While the actress makes it work, an eye-catching dress doesn’t always go too well with an eye-catching hairdo.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Travel Companions

It’s easy enough to pack hair products for a summer or winter vacation, but what about when you take the gamble and travel during the rains?
Whether you’re vacationing in India or overseas, these few months are monsoon season for quite a few places. So what do you pack to make sure your bad hair days don’t ruin your glam picture-prefect holiday? Read on.
There are a few brands like Bumble and Bumble, Living Proof and Agave that make travel sized products meant for dealing with high amounts of humidity.



 If you’re used to styling your hair slick straight, try the smoothing trio by Agave, followed by a helping of the Living Proof Prime Style Extender.


 Then style your hair with a ceramic plated flat iron, finishing up with the Bumble and Bumble Let It Shine finishing spray. You can also give other products such as the Living Proof Straight Spray or the Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry a go.



If you’re fine with your natural style but tire of the frizz that seems to take over your hair, you can start by moisturizing your hair to a tee. We love the Living Proof No Frizz conditioner, Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy and DevaCurl One Condition for defining curly hair

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All these products will fit handily into your travel case, so take your pick and don’t let the rains ruin your glam hair days!

Friday, 31 May 2013

Bollywood at Cannes


The Cannes film festival celebrated 100 years of Indian Cinema this year, so we were treated to appearances by Bollywood’s finest.

Stars from Aishwarya Rai to jury member Vidya Balan were spotted on the red carpet, looking more gorgeous than ever.

Wearing ensembles by Sabyasachi, Vidya Balan kept her hair simple throughout the festival, sticking to a middle parting. Usually accentuated by big earrings, the ‘do stays true to her understated style. We’re definitely going to try this look out during wedding season!

Vidya Balan at Cannes '13

Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor upped their glam factor to astronomical heights, displaying princess-like hairstyles at every event.

While we love Aishwarya Rai’s oversized curls, we like her sleep high bun and embellished updo even better. Don’t miss the structure her bun commands, styled to perfection to complement her equally sleek Gucci Premiere gown.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Cannes '13

Sonam Kapoor on the other hand, took her curls over one shoulder to complement her eye-catching Dolce & Gabbana ball gown. We also loved her romantic updo, swept away from her face and intricately detailed. As for our third favourite of her looks, the sleek straight hair tucked behind her shoulders showed off her ensemble perfectly. A great look to try for your next special occasion!

Sonam Kapoor make

International diva Freida Pinto paired her gowns with updos that we loved, one of which was a braided updo that was consistent with the trend on the red carpet this year! As we mentioned in our last post, stars like Berenice Bejo, Rosario Dawson and Milla Jojovich were also spotted wearing similar braided hairstyles.

Freida Pinto pairs her gown with updos at Cannes '13

Also seen in a romantic updo was Ameesha Patel, who left a few tendrils framing the side of her face. Can’t say it was a particular favourite of ours, but she wore it well.

Ameesha Patel pairs her side parting with a few loose tendrils at Cannes '13

Mallika Sherawat went the safe way and paired her ball gown with soft curls, a look we’re not exactly complaining about. We also adore Nandita Das’ side parted sleek hair that she wore with her traditional saree. Understated – even more so that Vidya Balan tends to be – was her choice of look and we think she wears it well!

 

So which Bollywood actress makes it tot the top of your favourites list at Cannes 2013?


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- Vaidehi Mirashi.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Red Carpet Style: Cannes 2013


One of our favorite events of the year, the Cannes film festival has us waiting with bated breath for the multitude of red carpet appearances.

Cannes ’13 was no different, especially with jury member Nicole Kidman going for a vast array of super creative hairstyles for each ensemble.

Her little twisted ‘do that she secured with a black ribbon, for example. It’s not easy to incorporate ribbons into your hairstyle without looking like a schoolgirl, but Kidman made it look demure and classy. And can you believe the bird’s nest hairstyle she sported at the closing ceremony? Laced with braids, the actress dropped jaws with the statement updo.

Nicole Kidman made stylish statements with her romantic hairdos
(Images courtesy - vogue.co.uk, yahoo.com)

Structure and volume had Nicole Kidman looking runway-ready
(Images courtesy - vogue.co.uk & handbag.com)

Volume and structure also seemed to be Kidman’s first choices, with her tall, tall quiff stealing the spotlight again. A runway-worthy look was her ponytail, sleeked back at the sides but with a structured middle section that was played up with volume. Even her red carpet glam curls were given a twist with volume at the top and hairclips securing the sides. Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe this jury member’s hairstyles!

Braids seemed to form a mini trend on the red carpet, with Berenice Bejo, Rosario Dawson and Milla Jojovich opting for braided updos. While Milla Jojovich gave her updo a romantic look with bangs, the other two kept theirs simple and to the point.

Braided dos seemed to be a popular choice
(Images courtesy - vogue.co.uk)

We also spotted the high bun crop up in a couple of places. Marion Cotillard gave us a finished version of the top knot, while Chanel Iman kept it messy and charming for the Cleopatra premiere. We can’t decide which we like better – what do you think?

The top knot - one of our favourite styles!
(Images courtesy - vogue.co.uk)

Marion Cotillard also gave us another of our favourite Cannes hairstyles this year – the statement oh-so-high beehive. The actress swept us away with the sophisticated do at the Blood Ties premiere.

Marion Cotillard flaunts her beehive at the Blood Ties premiere
(Image courtesy - vogue.co.uk) 

Emma Watson also wowed us with another trend we’ve gotten used to seeing back home …the side braid. Hers started all the way up behind her ear and made its way over her right shoulder, with a casual texture to it that complemented her floral outfit perfectly. A must-try DIY look, we think!

Try Emma Watson's funky side braid at home!
(Images courtesy - vogue.co.uk, sugarscape.com)

These were just a few of our favorites from the hundreds of red carpet looks at Cannes this year. Stay tuned for our post on the bevy of Bollywood stars spotted at the Festival de Cannes ‘13!