Friday, 3 May 2013

DIY: Celebrity Hairstyles

You know what you have in common with celebrities? Impatience. No one likes spending hours getting her hair done. If there’s a way to get glamorous, red carpet ready hairstyles in just a few minutes, you can bet almost every woman (celebrity or not) will take up that offer.

Take a look through some pictures of a few red carpet events and you’ll notice a lot of elaborate braiding, updos and embellishments. There’s no way we can swing that as a super fast DIY project, right? So skip it…take a look at the classy, easy to achieve hairstyles that most celebrities tend to opt for. You’ll find ponytails, easy waves and straightened hair emerge as winners.

The next time you’re heading out to a party, go the extra mile to make your hair glamorous. Don’t just straighten it, put in a bit of effort and get it poker straight. Don’t just curl it, go a step further and shape it into glossy waves. If you’re up for it, go to your hairdressers and make one dramatic change.

Take Sophia Bush, for example. At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year, she wore her hair (sectioned off away from her bangs) in a neat updo on top of her head. But the bangs are what made the real statement. If you have an event coming up that you’d like to go all out for, we suggest taking a quick trip to your stylist and getting a set of bangs that will suit your face shape. Then you can either leave the rest of your hair loose around your shoulders or put it up like Bush did, in a bun or a ponytail.

Speaking of ponytails, we love Kareena’s recent look at the Bharat & Dorris awards. The sleek ponytail showed off her dress and let the embellishments do the talking. You can achieve the same look at home with a little bit of styling gel or mousse and a hairspray.

Also wearing her hair away from her face was Avantika Malik, who opted for a slightly messy side plait. An easy look that will take you only minutes to accomplish. If you have curly hair, you can straighten it a little to get a neater looking plait. Don’t forget to use your heat defense products!

Another easy look to achieve at home is Selena Gomez’s pin-straight strands. You’ll need a lot of product and intense heat for this one, but it will pay off. A little more time consuming than the others, poker straight hair will give your outfit a polished look that can’t be beat. So take the time out before your next Saturday night party and remember: H is for heat defense!

If you’re running really low on time or patience, we have two hairstyles for your to emulate. One for naturally straight hair and the other for naturally curly hair, these two will see you through those rushed evenings. For all you ladies with straight hair, try Sophie Choudry’s simple look with the mid section pulled back. It’s a classic girl-next-door hairstyle that will complement pretty much every outfit.

For those of you with curly hair, try Katy Perry’s over-the-shoulder curls. A tried and tested formula in Bollywood, you’ll find that this hairstyle is perfect for almost any ensemble. The jet-black curls on Perry make a definite statement, so go meet your hair colourist if you’re really looking to make a change.

What do you think ladies, are these hairstyles you’d like to try at home? All it takes is a few minutes of your time and a few spurts of hairspray!

Sophie Choudry, Kareena Kapoor and Avantika Malik
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Sophia Bush, Selena Gomez and Katy Perry
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  1. These are really amazing DIY and has helped me to have different looks for different parties..Thank you the Divo diaries..

    1. Glad you liked the post Shreya! We look forward to introducing more party hairstyles that are easy to recreate at home. Happy reading!