5 Foolproof Ways To Give Your Wedding Bun A Voluminous Touch

5 Foolproof Ways To Give Your Wedding Bun A Voluminous Touch
Despite diverse traditions, cultures, and locations, brides the world over unanimously agree—the wedding hairstyles are as crucial as the makeup and trousseau. Whether you possess luscious, thick locks or a fine, scanty mane, a simple hair bun or a dressed up bun hairstyle is an elegant, hassle-free option. Check out these 5 tips n' tricks to add volume to your hair and bridal bun hairstyle
 

The Foam Doughnut

The Foam Doughnut

A favourite among stylists, a foam doughnut is nothing but a fake bun, around which the hair is pinned. Start by brushing the hair backward. Next, tie your hair into a ponytail, either high or low depending on where you wish to place the bun. Snap the doughnut around the ponytail band. Take sections of the ponytail and begin smoothing hair over the doughnut to hide it. Tuck the ends underneath the foam and secure with bobby pins. Tweak and cover in case parts of the doughnut are visible. Spritz some hair spray onto the bun to prevent sections from coming loose. Decorate with flowers, stones or glitter!

 

Shampoos and Sprays

Shampoos and Sprays

Also known as 'root-boosters', certain shampoos and hairsprays are designed specifically to add volume to hair, as they provide structure and support. We love the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System Shampoo and Conditioner that has a new revolutionary system with conditioner before shampoo—something that helps you achieve long lasting volume. Next, use a voluminous hairspray designed for fine hair. Making sure the hair is damp, apply all over your hair. Once dry, do up the 'boosted' hair into a bun hairstyle of your choice. Finish off by spritzing some water onto the completed bun to make it damp, and re-apply the hairspray to add volume to your hair!

 

Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are perfect for those with short hair, dramatically increasing the amount of hair available to work with. Begin by tying the hair into a half ponytail, leaving the end rolled up in the elastic to create a small, neat bun. Secure the area around it with bobby pins. Now, take the hair extension, roll it up and twist it into a doughnut-shaped bun, placing this onto your existing bun. Secure with more bobby pins. Spray a medium-hold hairspray onto the hair, and decorate your easy bun hairdo with hair accessories of your choice. Voila!

 

Back-Combing

Back-Combing

It's no secret that back-combing lends volume to your hair. Instead of a sharp comb, choose a large paddle brush to create soft volume and avoid damaging the hair. Start by back-brushing the top layers of the hair, and continue working in sections. Hold each section taut and away from the head, and brush downward towards the roots in brisk strokes. Spray each back-brushed section with hairspray to hold it in place. Now simply twist the hair into your chosen bun-style and re-apply the hairspray to complete the look. Easy-breezy!

 

Curling

Curling

Curling your hair will give it both height and body. Use hot curlers or a curling iron to make large curls. Now pin up the top-most part of the hair and divide the rest into sections. Starting from the bottom up, twirl thin sections of hair around 2 fingers to a make pin-curls. Use bobby pins to secure them. You may leave a bit of the ends as they will curl automatically. Once done with one section, move on to the next and repeat until all the hair is curled into a pin-curl bun. See to it that the curls aren't in a straight line. Tweak the crown and leave 2 flyaway strands on the sides of the face for an elegant look. Done!

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BB Trend alert —Toffee balayage hair

BB Trend alert —Toffee balayage hair
Move over Candy Crush, candy hair is here! That’s right, we’re talking about one of the season’s hottest hair trends—golden toffee hair. This one’s certainly giving us something to crush on. Curious to know what this trend is all about? Here’s the lowdown.
 

What is golden toffee hair?

What is golden toffee hair?

As the name suggests, this hair colour trend is a blend of your favourite toffee hues—deep blondes and rich browns. Think Jennifer Lopez or Gisele Bundchen with their beautiful sun-kissed locks.

 

Why it works

Why it works

The best thing about golden toffee hair is that it suits women with all skin tones. So, whether you’re light-skinned or dusky-hued, your hair will perpetually look like you’ve come straight out of a tropical vacation! Since the darker hues are close to your natural hair colour, the look blends in beautifully with your natural hair, for a gorgeous look.

 

How can I wear it?

How can I wear it?

Depending on your hair style and personality, you can try this colour trend in a couple of ways. Choose either highlights or go for balayage to add another dimension to your hair. You stylist can select colours that best suit your skin tone. For a natural, gradient look choose not more than 3 colour tones, closest to your natural hair colour. So, go on and get those toffee-coloured tresses, and channel your inner sun-kissed diva!

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A STEPWISE GUIDE TO GETTING THE PERFECT BALLERINA BUN

A STEPWISE GUIDE TO GETTING THE PERFECT BALLERINA BUN
You have to agree that ballet artists have the perfect bun hairstyles in addition to fabulous dancing skills. We’ve seen this bun replicated on the runway and on the red carpet, thanks to it being one of the quickest yet stunning updos one can opt for. Think you can give the ballerina bun a shot too? Follow these steps...
 

Step 1

Step 1

Prep step

For the perfect ballerina bun, you need a hair cleanser that makes your hair thick. We suggest going with the Sunsilk Lusciously Thick and Long Shampoo and Conditioner. This range is enriched with Keratin Yoghurt Nutria-Complex, which has the power to nourish your hair from the root to the tip. Blow dry or air dry your hair and then attempt the ballerina bun hairstyle.

 

Step 2

Step 2

Brush your hair backwards

Brush your hair backwards to make sure your strands are behaving themselves. This step is to ensure that your hair is smooth while attempting the ballerina bun.

 

Step 3

Step 3

Tie a ponytail

This is when you’re almost midway into the ballerina bun. Make sure all your strands are into the ponytail so the bun hairstyle looks neat.

 

Step 4

Step 4

Twist the ponytail

This is when you twist the ponytail and then coil it to form a ballerina bun. If you have loose strands, make sure you use a serum to moisturise your tresses and make them frizz-free.

 

Step 5

Step 5

Use U-pins

Secure your ballerina bun with U-pins because unlike the top knot, this one needs to be tightly put together and neatly done.

 

Step 6

Step 6

Get ready to flaunt it

If you think your hair still looks frizzy, use a hair holding spray and allow your ballerina bun to stay put for as long as you want.

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BB FESTIVE GUIDE: HOW TO ADD FLOWERS TO YOUR BUN HAIRSTYLE

BB FESTIVE GUIDE: HOW TO ADD FLOWERS TO YOUR BUN HAIRSTYLE

A hair bun during the festive season? There's nothing more comfortable yet stunning than that! While you opt for a bun hairstyle, don't forget to dress it up with flowers, of course!

After all, when it comes to festive hairstyles, it's the little details that will actually make a big difference. So if you're thinking of floral ideas to accessorise your bun hairstyle, the options below might help you make your decision...

 

Prep step

Prep step

You have to admit—the festive season can be both stressful and fun. The last thing you want is to have a bad hair day followed by a bad hairstyle. To ensure that doesn't happen, we suggest washing your hair with the TRESemme Keratin Smooth with Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. How will that help you? Well, this range is targeted towards making your hair smoother. It gives you the goodness of argan, which controls frizz and makes your hair more manageable and shiny thereby ensuring a fabulous bun hairstyle post a blow dry!

 

Over a chignon

Over a chignon

If you're opting for a chignon for your festivities, what better way to accessorise it than by adding minuscule floral appliqués on top of the bun hairstyle. So elegant!

 

Roses all over

Roses all over

Don't like the traditional red rose? Wear white or peach roses around your messy bun at the back. Make sure you rely on some extra U-pins to do the same!

 

On a side bun

On a side bun

Think simple big bun hairstyles are too basic for you? Go for a side bun and add a braid on the other side of your hairstyle. Decorate the braid with tiny white flowers and ta-da! The perfect festive hairstyle is for you to flaunt!

 

Wrap it around

Wrap it around

When it comes to keeping it traditional, nothing works better than a gajra. We suggest wrapping it around your braided or simple donut bun for a festive feel.

 

Add ‘em diagonally

Add ‘em diagonally

Create your messy bun and add a string of orchids diagonally across the bun. Perfect if you’re choosing a muted toned anarkali for the festivities and want to add a bit of colour on your hair!

 

Go OTT

Go OTT

If you like dramatic hairstyles, this is your time to go all out. Add big, beautiful roses on the side of your bun or chignon to lend a floral vibe to your look. We promise—this is going to be one helluva sight!

Chandni Ghosh Oct 11, 2018 Be Beautiful

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF BUN HAIRSTYLES BRIDES TO BE CAN TRY

DIFFERENT TYPES OF BUN HAIRSTYLES BRIDES TO BE CAN TRY

Say hello to the commencement of the wedding season! It’s our favourite season because who doesn’t love playing dress up? We most certainly do! Weddings are so much fun to attend, they’re like the perfect distraction that we need from our hectic schedules. Dressing up for weddings can be pressurizing, but we like that kind of pressure TBH. But if you’re on the other side of the story i.e. if you’re the bride, this pressure can be quite a bit to take. From hairstyles to makeup to outfits, everything needs to perfect for you. Today, let’s just look at the hair aspect of it. Leaving your hair open while sporting a bridal outfit is not an option to be considered because you’re practically loaded with heavy jewellery and an even heavier outfit. Plus, it can get really annoying to perform all those rituals with open hair constantly bothering you. So, here are a few of our favourite easy bun hairstyles that you can try!

TRESemme Keratin Smooth range

Prep your hair for your preferred hairstyle with the TRESemme Keratin Smooth range enriched with argan oil, perfect for controlling frizz. Argan oil is a hair expert approved ingredient best known for its frizz control properties! In addition to that, it also adds healthy shine and bounce to your hair! Pro tip : Shampoo and condition your hair the previous night, add some serum and sleep with damp hair. You’ll wake up to lustrous locks!

twistie bun hairstyle

Don’t be fooled by the look for this twistie bun, It’s isn’t as difficult as it looks! It’s easy to do and will look best if you have highlighted in your hair. It’s one of those easy hairstyles that will add volume to your hair even when it’s in a bun.

messy bun hairstyle

This hairstyle fuses two of our favourite things, fishtail braids and messy buns! So if you’re a bride-to-be, you’ve got to ask your hairstylist to try this messy hair bun while testing your looks for the wedding.

sleek textured bun hairstyle

We’re loving this easy sleek textured bun hairstyle that literally looks like it was done in less than 5 minutes. And if you think this bun is too basic for bridal, you can always accessorize it using flower clips to elevate the look.

classic French hair bun hairstyle

Wouldn’t it be nice to give your Indian bridal hairdo a French twist? The classic French hair bun is extremely popular and will look at all kinds of amazing if accessorized with some Indian flowers! So go ahead and get experimenting!

textured low bun hairstyle

We love this textured low bun with minimalistic yet traditionally appealing hairpin. One of our favourite bun hairstyles, hands down!

easy bun hairstyle

We love the Victorian vibes this elaborate hairdo is exuding! We won’t say this is an easy bun hairstyle, but if you love going extra with your hair, this hair bun is something you should try! Weddings are the only occasion you’d get to sports something like this, anyway!

Sock bun hairstyle

Sock buns are our favourite go to hair buns but you can try these in your bridal hairstyle as well by adding some more texture to the hair and teasing the hair using a tail comb instead of keeping it completely sleek.

braided sock bun hairstyle

Elevate your basic sock bun by making it a braided sock bun! There’s so much you can do with a bun hairstyle, especially during weddings!

That was a roundup of some of our picks for easy bun hairstyles brides to be can try! So if you’re a bride to be or know someone who is, don’t forget to recommend these stunning hairstyles to her!

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A STEPWISE GUIDE TO GET THE INVERTED TWIST PONYTAIL

A STEPWISE GUIDE TO GET THE INVERTED TWIST PONYTAIL

The manner in which you tie your hair can really change your whole look and vibe. Pretty hairstyles always make you look well-groomed and beautiful. But who has the time for elaborate hairstyles when you’re rushing to work, college or whichever commitments that beckon you every morning? That’s why we have ponytails! They’re easy, fun and look quite nice when done right! The all-new easy, 5-minute ponytail ideas come in real handy when you have little time to groom yourself and run out the door. Learn a few, and you will always be equipped to do your hair beautifully, in a jiffy.

Here’s your stepwise guide to an inverted twist ponytail:

use sunsilk shampoo for inverted twist ponytail hairstyle

  • Step 1: Begin with clean hair

    When it comes to any hairdo, it’s always a good idea to wash your hair and begin with a clean scalp. An inverted twist ponytail will look fabulous especially when your hair is silky and straight. For this, we trust the Sunsilk Perfect Straight Shampoo and Conditioner range that ensures your hair retains its shine and texture post wash

tie inverted twist ponytail hairstyle

  • Step 2: Tie a loose ponytail

    Comb all your hair back neatly. Then tie a loose ponytail at the base of your neck.

inverted twist ponytail

  • Step 3: Make a hole

    Now, using your fingers, poke a small hole at the base of your loose ponytail, right above the elastic band.

inverted twist ponytail hairstyle look

  • Step 4: The ponytail goes through the hole

    Now gather your ponytail, and pull it, inwards, through the hole. And that’s it! Here’s your inverted twist ponytail! How easy was that!
    If you want to add a little twist to this supercool hair style, just pull your loose ponytail to one side, before twisting it through the hole.

    This no-fuss hairstyle works well for casual as well as formal dos and will go exceptionally well with your business suit!

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HOW TO CUT YOUR OWN BANGS AT HOME

HOW TO CUT YOUR OWN BANGS AT HOME
Whether you’ve been thinking about giving your current haircut a bit of an upgrade or just don’t feel like spending a bomb visiting the salon only to get your bangs trimmed, this guide was meant for you. Cutting your own bangs is a hairstyle hack all girls should know and while it might seem like an intimidating task, it’s anything but. Turns out, if you do follow the instructions carefully, you can get the perfect bangs sitting at home. Just follow our stepwise guide and we assure you, you won’t end up in one of those hilarious beauty mishap videos doing the rounds on Youtube.
Cutting your own bangs

Step 1

Before you take on the task of cutting your own bangs in front of the mirror, wash and condition your hair with the Sunsilk Perfect Straight Range just the way you would if you’d have gone to a salon. It’ll ensure that your hair rests naturally and help you gauge its fall. Once done, let your hair air-dry and then begin cutting your bangs. Do not blow dry your hair because that would alter the way it looks and affect the final outcome.

Step 2

First, begin by figuring out where exactly you want your bangs to start from.
To do this turn your head sideways, place a comb at the centre of your head and begin combing your hair all over. Then focus on the front part of your hair (where you’ll be cutting your bangs.)

Step 3

Separate this part of your hair in such a way that it forms an inverted V with the broader side facing your forehead.

Step 4

Take the hair from this section, hold it flat between your index and middle finger and pull it to the side. Then place your fingers at the spot where you want your bangs to be till i.e. the final trimmed length of your bangs.

Step 5

Basically, this means that you’ve got to cut the excess part of your bangs that is coming out from the other side of your fingers.

cutting perfect bangs at home

Step 6

The mistake that most people make is to go at the bangs horizontally (as seen above) and in a straight line. The results of that are often disastrous! Instead, take the professional route and do this—hold the bangs upwards, away from your face and position the scissor at a 60-degree angle facing downwards and begin cutting your bangs.

Step 7

Once you’re done, let them loose and run a brush over them. Because of the point cutting method, your bangs might not be super straight and instead, have slight jagged edges, making for the perfect French-girl fringe.
While that’s absolutely okay, if you want the final outcome to look sharp, take the scissor and carefully knock off all the unruly strands till they fall in a straight line.

Step 8

To style your bangs, use a hairdryer on high heat and begin combing your bangs in a slightly sideways direction—both to the left and right. When you do this, your bangs will automatically take the shape of your forehead and adjust their natural fall.

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8 BEST HAIR MOMENTS AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK W/F 2017

8 BEST HAIR MOMENTS AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK W/F 2017
Yes, we love the makeup and couture at Lakmé Fashion Week. But let’s not undervalue the power of hair—it can surely make or break a look on the runway. Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 at Lakmé Fashion Week, however, had some mesmerising hair looks on the ramp. We saw futuristic braids, side tops knots and a lot more. To know all about these looks, scroll down...
 

Flyaways galore at Eka

Flyaways galore at Eka

You thought flyaways were meant to be tamed? Not anymore! The Eka show had models sporting half-up half-down hair with flyaways in plenty—something that was in complete sync with the feminine collection.

 

Sleek and sexy at Falguni Shane Peacock

Sleek and sexy at Falguni Shane Peacock

Things were really heating up with Falguni Shane Peacock’s glitzy gowns on the runway. To add extra oomph to the look, models sported shiny sleek hair—a hairdo that accentuated their high cheekbones perfectly. Wanna play it sexy? Take cues from this look!

 

Fishtail braids at Neha Agarwal

Fishtail braids at Neha Agarwal

If there was something that truly stood out at Neha Agarwal’s show, it was the braids. Fishtail braids and gigantic earrings—can’t say no to that, can you?

 

Space buns at Nikita Mhaisalkar

Space buns at Nikita Mhaisalkar

We told you—space buns are all the rage. Nikita chose to go the trendy route when she had her models flaunting braided space buns—a sight that was every bit adorable yet unique on the runway.

 

Side top knots at Shweta Kapur

Side top knots at Shweta Kapur

Move over regular top knots; it’s time to embrace the side top knot as seen at Lakmé Fashion Week at Shweta’s show. This one was a tad edgier though—a part of the hair was worn on the front—much like side bangs. Now that’s two hairdos in one!

 

Big hair at Sunita Shankar

Big hair at Sunita Shankar

Sunita took the go big or go home route for her show at Lakmé Fashion Week this time. Models sported big curls that went perfectly with their glitzy lips. Curly hair girls, it’s time to flaunt what you’ve got!

 

Middle parted big buns at Gaurang

Middle parted big buns at Gaurang

Gaurang proved that if there’s one hairstyle that always works like magic with Indian couture, it’s got to be big buns. Models at his show at Lakmé Fashion Week wore their hair in a big, low bun replete with a middle parting. Buns and saris—now that’s always a combo for success!

 

Double-cum-single braids at Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta

Double-cum-single braids at Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta

A double braid eventually taking the form of a single braid? Now that’s rather experimental. Bet it worked for Gaurav who had his models sporting this hairdo with élan on the runway at Lakmé Fashion Week.

Chandni Ghosh Oct 17, 2018 Be Beautiful

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How to choose the right haircut based on your sun sign

How to choose the right haircut based on your sun sign

Fed up of the same drill with your hair stylist each time? Scared to try something new? Maybe it’s time to surprise yourself with a look that might actually be more ‘you’ than even you realize!

Step up your style-quo and check out what your zodiac sign says about the kind of haircut you can pull off….

 

For all the Earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo)—bob’s the word!

For all the Earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo)—bob’s the word!

Taurus girls are so hardworking, they need something chic and stylish yet hassle-free. Think French-girl ‘bob with bangs’ that frames the face and shows off that long, beautiful neck. Chic!

For our highly intuitive, intellectual Virgo gals, a practical neat above-the-shoulder bob is your perfect look. You are smart and a perfectionist in everything you do, so go with this clean, not-a hair-out-place bob cut. No bangs, no fuss!

We all know that Capricorns are never afraid to take on a new challenge… and it’s no different when it comes to their hair! Which is why the pixie cut is the perfect look for the super ambitious Capricorn divas … You know you will turn heads with this!

 

For all the Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)—make a statement!

For all the Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)—make a statement!

The Aries girl is a fearless leader; after all, a trendsetter never has to try too hard. You need an energetic bold hairstyle that’s so infectious it will be copied before you’ve left the salon. Go with a blunt, below-the-shoulder haircut that’s so effortlessly cool we guarantee you’ll be showered with compliments everywhere you go.

When a Leo comes into the room, everyone can feel it – your personality exudes power! So don’t hide behind you hair – keep it short but with long layers so you can morph it into whatever style you choose. Slick it back or let it down, we have confidence that you’ll look fab whatever you decide. Strut around, have fun with it and wear it with pride!

Saggies have always been ‘hair down’ kind of girls… We get it, you don’t believe in hair accessories so need something that’s easy, convenient and adds some oomph to your style.  Free open hair completely suits your personality and a longer length adds to the drama. Just let it fall.

 

For all the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)—set the mood!

For all the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)—set the mood!

The Gemini gal loves variety and excitement so we recommend something playful for her. A short, asymmetric cut that allows her to toy with different styles… whatever her adventurous heart craves that day… whatever keeps it exciting!

For our super chilled out Libran, the look has to be very relaxed and easy.  We’re talking long bangs and beachy waves that bring out just how chilled out this no-nonsense girl is.

Creativity is like oxygen in an Aquarian’s life… She needs it and can’t do without it. Her hairstyle therefore needs to exude this sense of freedom and adventure… A short, layered and wispy haircut is just perfect and she can transform the look and get creative by either curling it up or straightening down.

 

For all the Water signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio)—dive in and discover!

For all the Water signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio)—dive in and discover!

Ah the mysterious Pisces… so much emotion that we can only see what you choose to reveal. Naturally an undercut would be perfect for you so that you can keep it hidden and show it to the world only when you decide… Keep the enigma alive!

The alpha-female Cancerian loves to play up her feminine side. That means hairstyles with big, soft, girlie curls that show the world just what a doll she is. A cropped and voluminous bob cut guarantees that this Cancerian girl will make heads turn… and hearts beat a little faster.

Anyone who really knows a Scorpio girl, knows that she is a lethal combination of sexy and mysterious. To the outside world, that means she is ‘moody.’ So how about you just keep them guessing and not get a haircut at all! Let it grow and let it show. You’re self-confident and strong so grow out your hair and flaunt the natural look. Come on... if anyone can bring it back it’s you!

So who’s ready to make a hair appointment ASAP and rock your zodiac hair look! Remember, when in doubt… leave it to the stars!

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BB TREND ALERT: MACARON SPACE BUNS

BB TREND ALERT: MACARON SPACE BUNS
When you’re all about hair trends, you’ve probably ticked off all the kinds of cool buns on the hair radar. There’s the banana bun, the sock bun, the donut bun, the braided bun and so much more. We don’t blame you, really. Buns are the best way to accentuate your features and keep the experimental side of you alive. So if you’re always ready to jump on to the bun bandwagon, a li’l birdie tells us there’s a new trend on the block—the macaron bun. Do you love macarons, do you love buns? If it’s a yes, this hairstyle ought to be your next big obsession.
 

What is it?

What is it?

Named after the popular French dessert, the macaron space buns look round—much like the shape of a macaron and no surprise then that they’ve become every French girl’s latest go-to look. These aren’t high space buns—they’re kept low neatly tied at the nape of the neck. You can either tie two braids and then opt for the macaron low space buns or just tie it like a normal bun.

 

How it’s done

How it’s done

Tie a ponytail on either side of your head but make sure you keep it low. Twist each side to create a bun. Secure with an elastic and bobby pins. If you want it another way, tie two neat braids on both sides and then turn to coiling them into a bun.

 

Spray it up

Spray it up

While your hairstyle is ready when you secure it with bobby pins, you need to ensure that there’s an extra hold by way of a spray that keeps your hairstyle in place. We suggest relying on the BedHead by TIGI Maxxed Out Hairspray (spray it from about 10 to 12 inches away). With its massive hold and super shine, the hairspray will keep your hairdo intact all through the day.

Chandni Ghosh Oct 15, 2018 Be Beautiful

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BB TREND ALERT: THE BOYFRIEND BOB

BB TREND ALERT: THE BOYFRIEND BOB
If you thought androgyny was only restricted to style, you should know that it has long been a part of the hair game. It’s not just men who sport the buzz cut or the mushroom cut—women flaunt it and look hella good at that! So if you love your boyfriend shirts and boyfriend jeans—there’s a new trend you can embrace—the boyfriend bob hairstyle! Curious to know more about it? Here’s a low-down...
 

What is the boyfriend bob?

What is the boyfriend bob?

This hairstyle is just like it sounds—you can wear it; so can your boyfriend. It’s a lot like the classic bob but only more androgynous—restricted between cheek and chin length. It’s shorter, cooler and perfect for humid weather. Can’t ask for more, can you?

 

How can you sport it?

How can you sport it?

If you like short hair, this is it—the boyfriend bob could be your fave new hairstyle. You can decide the parting according to your face shape. Try a centre part if you have a round face and often struggle to make it look angular. But if you do have an angular face, you can go for a side part. However, if you’re worried about textures—know that this bob works best for poker straight hair but can look messy hot even with slightly wavy tresses.

 

BB styling tip

BB styling tip

Once you’ve gone ahead and got yourself a brand new makeover in the form of a boyfriend bob, make sure you maintain it. For that extra shine and glossy look, we suggest getting your hands on the Toni & Guy Moisturising Shine Spray. Not only does this provide long lasting smoothness to your hair but it also adds shine to your tresses.

Chandni Ghosh Oct 01, 2018 Be Beautiful

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BB Trend Alert—Cereal hair colour

BB Trend Alert—Cereal hair colour
If the last time you indulged in a bowl of fruit loops with milk was on a Saturday morning back when you were 10, it’s time for a rewind. Surprisingly enough, that’s being brought to you not by your favourite Saturday morning cartoons but by the newest hair colour trend on the block—cereal hair!
cereal hair

While the brand new crop of hair colour trends have mesmerised us with their pearlescent finishes and neon hues, cereal hair is a class apart. If you’re confused at what this breakfast food has to do with luscious locks, don’t be. Simply put, it’s a multi-coloured hair look with base hues in deep, rich tones. Inspired by fruit loops, captain crunch and fruity pebbles, cereal toned tresses imbibe the hues of colourful, crunchy cereal in a creamy bowl of milk.

cereal hair colour

We’ve all heard about the world of food meeting the glamour of fashion, but the convergence of food and beauty is a first for us. With the likes of watermelon hair and salmon tones making a splash in the hair sphere, it looks like cereal locks are just the beginning.

cereal hair colour look

Like any whimsical trend, it all began with one creative genius. In this case it was Amanda Glikes, a Vancouver-based hair colourist. She was inspired by the Flintstone themed cereal fruity pebbles and created the vibrant hair colour look. The base of the hair is brown to replicate the cereal milk in the bowl. The upper layers of hair are dyed in shades of pink, green and yellow. Amanda’s key to creating this bright look is the usage of small sections that blend seamlessly into each other. Now that’s what we call a hair colour that’s deliciously good to look at!

Dayle Pereira Oct 03, 2018 Be Beautiful

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6 NO-FUSS HAIRSTYLES FOR TRAVEL

6 NO-FUSS HAIRSTYLES FOR TRAVEL
While we have hairstyles for big occasions, we forget that travelling also demands an easy and no fuss hairstyle. Be it a road trip where you might be exposed to the dust and UV rays or in the flight where leaving your hair loose might cause discomfort, your hair needs special attention when you’re on the go. Wondering what hairstyles to opt for during your travel? Here’s a roundup...
 

Before you begin

Before you begin

Before you start trying out the hairstyles for travelling listed below, you need to ensure your tresses feel nourished and healthy for travel. What you need is a shampoo and conditioner range that works towards smoothening your hair along with replenishing the moisture in it. We suggest you rely on the something gentle like the Sunsilk Nourishing Soft and Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner. Enriched with a fusion of 5 oils including Argan, Coconut and Almond, this range will leave your hair nourished and soft. With this range in your hair care stand, bad hair days will be a thing of the past.

 

Top knot

Top knot

This one’s a no brainer—a top knot not only helps in keeping your hair away from your neck during travel but it’s also the easiest hairdo to opt for, especially when you’re going long distances. Trust us—this one’s going to barely take you few seconds.

Wear it with—jogger pants and a flimsy tee

 

Boxer braids

Boxer braids

If you plan well in advance—boxer braids would work perfectly as your travel hairstyle. You don’t have to worry about looking for a hair tie in the middle of the flight or having to deal with feeling hot when in the train. They might take up a little bit of your time but they’re totally worth the effort.

Wear it with an all-black leggings and T-shirt look

 

Half bun

Half bun

When talking about hairstyles for travelling, how could we not include the easy peasy half bun? This one takes minimal effort and makes your head feel light. Plus, it works perfectly for those of you who like keeping your hair loose yet want a comfy hairstyle.

Wear it with shorts and a tank

 

Double buns

Double buns

If you like making edgy choices when it comes to hairstyles for travelling, trying the double bun hairdo would be a perfect choice. Not only is it fuss-free but the fact that your hair is going to be tied up all through your travel makes this hairdo so comfortable.

Wear it with a maxi dress

 

Voluminous ponytail

Voluminous ponytail

If you want to look stylish yet be comfy during your road trip, go for a high voluminous ponytail. Just tease your hair with a rat tail comb first and then tie your hair into a high ponytail. This one’s the simple yet chic hairstyle for travelling you’ve been looking for!

Wear it with boyfriend jeans and a jumper

 

Fishtail braid

Fishtail braid

Braids have got to be the most no fuss hairstyle ever. You can either do a simple braid or a side fishtail braid if you have some time in hand before your journey. A fancy hair tie and you’re sorted for your travel selfies!

Wear it with a simple shift dress

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BB Trend Alert—Neon peach hair colour

BB Trend Alert—Neon peach hair colour
Peach tones have been having a moment in 2017. Innumerable eyeshadow palettes in honeysuckle shades have been launched and nectarine toned makeup has taken over the runway. Even makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has flaunted peach lips and cheeks in her recent appearances. So it was only a matter of time until the peach toned beauty trend made its way to the hair colour world in vibrant, neon shades.
neon peach hair colour

Yes neon peach hair is here and we couldn’t be any happier! The recent crop of hair colour trends like hair marbling has showcased a multi-hued bed of lustrous hair. In that respect, the neon peach hair colour trend is a breath of fresh air on the scene.

neon peach hair

The trend includes an almost highlighter-like shade of neon coral being globally coloured through the hair from root to tip. No lowlights, no streaks—just a head full of vibrant peach hair colour tones. If you’re looking to turn heads when you walk into a room, this hair trend will not fail you. Like most viral beauty trends, this one too has begun cropping up all over social media.

neon peach hair colour look

The neon peach hair colour trend is the brainchild of LA based hair colourist, Jessica Jewel. To begin, she first dyes the client’s hair platinum blonde. The distinctive highlighter tone of this hair trend is a specific mix of bright pink and orange which she then works into the bare canvas of the hair. The result? Strikingly vibrant hair that will ensure your look is never dull again.

Image Credits: Pinterest, PopSugar, Woman Daily Magazine

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6 double braid hairstyles to try today

6 double braid hairstyles to try today

What’s better than one braid? Two, of course! Braids are spunky, cool and refreshing enough to take any outfit up a notch—the more, the merrier! If you’re looking for some double braid action to complement your weekend wardrobe, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 6 double braid hairstyles that you can try today.

Before you begin braiding, wash and condition your hair with the Sunsilk Stunning Black Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. Its formula is enriched with Amla Pearl Complex so it will leave your hair full, shiny and silky.

 

Boxer braids

Boxer braids

Boxer braids first entered the limelight with Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby. Later, celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Katy Perry popularised the braid hairstyle further. Boxer braids are simply plaited using the Dutch braid technique that emphasises the braid by pulling strands from behind. Not only has the popular braid made plenty of movie and celebrity appearances, it’s the go-to hairstyle for every sporty girl.

BB Recommends wearing boxer braids to the gym for a cute workout look

 

Double fishtails

Double fishtails

A messy fishtail braid is what every bohemian girl’s hairstyle dreams are made of! So when you add two to the mix, it only gets better. Double fishtails are surprisingly easy to pull together and are a wonderful option for an easy braid hairstyle. Don’t forget to loosen a few strands in the front and pair yours with bronze eye makeup.

BB Recommends wearing double fishtails on a shopping spree

 

Ribbon braids

Ribbon braids

Ever wondered how to make your braids look even more stylish? The answer lies in a ribbon. When you intertwine a ribbon in your hair while braiding, it adds more dimension and a hint of colour to the plait. Work a thick or thin ribbon into your Dutch braid and watch the magic happen!

BB Recommends wearing ribbon braids to a brunch date

 

Mini braids

Mini braids

If you’re the type of girl who finds braids too constricting, mini braids are a hassle-free way to weave them into your look. Being a miniature version of large, thick braids, they keep only a section of the hair braided while the rest can be styled as you please. Win-win!

BB Recommends wearing mini braids to a music festival

 

Dutch pigtails

Dutch pigtails

What’s the perfect combination of adorable and feisty? Without a doubt, it’s the Dutch pigtail hairstyle. It effortlessly combines cute kindergarten pigtails with sexy Dutch plaits to create a no-fuss, chic look that’s the best of both worlds.

BB Recommends wearing Dutch pigtails to a movie date

 

French braids

French braids

The French plait may be a braided hairstyle we all know and love but how different is it from a Dutch one? Unlike Dutch braids, in the French braid technique hair strands are weaved into the plait from the top of it. This seamlessly connects the braid to the rest of the hair and gives it a sophisticated touch.

BB Recommends wearing French braids to a work meeting

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TV’s most popular hairstyles to try at home

TV’s most popular hairstyles to try at home
A good TV show gives us so much to look forward to—an exciting storyline, stunning costumes, fight sequences and sometimes, even an iconic hairstyle. Besides just plot twists and family drama, sometimes TV show protagonists leave their mark with a gorgeous hairdo that becomes synonymous with their character. From the recent TV shows, here are 6 characters and their incredibly popular hairstyles…
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Before you begin styling, cleanse and condition your hair with the Sunsilk Lusciously Thick & Long Shampoo and Conditioner. Its formula is enriched with Keratin Yoghurt Complex which nourishes the tresses from root to tip and makes the hair thick and healthy for any hairstyle to come.

 

Jessica Day in New Girl

Jessica Day in New Girl

The second Jess walked into our lives with her tousled layers and thick bangs, she became a hairstyle icon. With her adorable fringe and layering that seemed quite easy to replicate, we’re sure her photo was shown to many a stylist as a reference.

 

Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl

Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl

A name that needs no introduction, Blair Waldorf set high standards for both, hair and fashion. While Queen B did change her tresses now and then, sleek curls with a chic hairband were her signature look. To look like B from the Upper East Side, loose, shiny curls with a stylish hairband (preferably embellished) is all you need.

 

Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown

Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown

Heavy may be the head that wears the crown but hot damn, does it look gorgeous! Although her voluminous hair and vintage curls which are often tucked under the glistening crown,Queen Elizabeth II’s retro hairdo was opulent and stylish. You can get the look yourself with a bit of backcombing on the crown and tight curling over the hair length.

 

Hannah Horvath in Girls

Hannah Horvath in Girls

While Hannah struggled with emotional drama and squad troubles through the show, she nailed her spunky, pixie hairdo with ease. Often times, she pinned up her hair or gave it strong side part teaching us the valuable lesson that no hair to too short to tuck under a pin, ladies! To style Hannah’s hairdo just the way she did in the show, part it at the left hand side, twist the front section and pin it to the side.

 

Betty Cooper in Riverdale

Betty Cooper in Riverdale

Even with the background of a devious murder and a town full of suspects, Betty Cooper’s good girl image and high ponytail stayed intact. Her tightly worn sleek ponytail kept her company through the drama of the show and quickly became her cute, easy hairstyle which you can try yourself. All you need to do is brush back your hair, tie your lengths and tousle it for extra volume.

 

Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

It isn’t just Khaleesi’s fierce attitude that has made her a TV show icon—it’s also the intricate braids she wears in her hair. Not only do they do justice to the Mother of Dragons’ powerful personality, it’s come to be her signature look! To make the Khaleesi’s popular hairstyle your own, intertwine miniature braids across your head and curl your lengths into thick beach waves. (Read our full tutorial here.)

Image Credits: Fan Pop, Daily Mail, Project Fandom, Pinterest

Dayle Pereira Sep 18, 2018 Be Beautiful

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7 THOUGHTS EVERY GIRL HAS WHILE GETTING A HAIRCUT

7 THOUGHTS EVERY GIRL HAS WHILE GETTING A HAIRCUT
Some of the greatest horror stories are the ones that involve a haircut. It happens to the best of us—we think we need a haircut but the expectation and reality of it all are two polar opposites. Invariably, we come back missing our old hair feeling like it was all a big mistake. As a tribute to all those tears we shed while looking into the mirror after a bad haircut, here’s a read that talks about the thoughts you have every time you muster the courage for a haircut...
thoughts while getting haircut

When your hairstylist insists you get a buzz cut

“Does he think a lob is another word for baldness?”

thoughts for every haircut

When you see your hairstylist with pink spiked hair

“It’s over for me. I’m going home looking like a hedgehog.”

hairstylist thoughts while getting haircut

When your hairstylist shows you the back mirror

“Jeez! What about keeping the length did he not understand?”

hairstylist thoughts

When you see chunks of your hair on the floor

“Did I even need this haircut?”

hairstylist thoughts for every haircut

When your hairstylist notices the condition of your hair and asks you where you got your last haircut from

Yeah cool, I’m paying you a bomb to lower my self-esteem.”

thoughts for every girl haircut

When he’s blow drying

“I know how this goes—it’s all going to go back to being a mop once I wash it.”

haircut thoughts

When he’s selling you a range of shampoos

“No, thank you, I don’t want to burn a hole in my pocket to maintain this awful haircut.”

Chandni Ghosh Sep 18, 2018 Be Beautiful

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BALAYAGE

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BALAYAGE
It’s been a while since balayage became popular and it still remains a rage amongst women who’re looking for a subtle makeover using hair colour. These highlights are a tad different from regular highlights and have gained immense momentum, thanks to the many celebrities and beauty moghuls popularising them on Instagram or red carpet events. Exactly why we thought of giving you a complete low-down on this hair colour technique with the help of TIGI Educator, Audrey D’Souza who gave us a 101 guide to balayage. Read on to find out all about it...
 

What is it?

What is it?

You’d be surprised to know but balayage was first created by French colourists back in the 1970s. This one doesn’t involve foil; instead, colourists do it directly with their hands.
So who is this highlighting technique perfect for? If you’ve always wanted to colour your hair and are looking for something that’s not overtly drastic, this hair colouring technique is perfect for you. You know what’s even better? Balayage is low-maintenance and you don’t have to rush to the salon every now and then for touch ups. Now, isn’t that such a relief for us lazy women?

 

Colour palettes

Colour palettes

Confused about what colours you can choose when getting a balayage? Audrey explains, “Essentially, there are two colours involved in a balayage—the roots are darker while the mid-lengths are lighter. You need to ensure that your hair colourist doesn’t go too drastic with the colours. You need to ensure that he/she chooses colours that are closer to each other all through the hair. Like if you’re going for light brown on the roots, ideally, you should be going for dark blonde on the mid-length.”

 

How to care for it

How to care for it

Sure, balayage might be low maintenance compared to other kinds of hair colouring techniques but this hardly means your hair doesn’t need special attention when treated with balayage. Says Audrey, “If you have very dark roots and your mid length is red or any other bright shade, you should go for a shampoo and conditioner that’s meant for darker toned hair to ensure that the balayage stays in place,” she adds, “But while you wash your hair with the right shampoo and conditioner, it is just as necessary to use a leave-in conditioner every time you wash your hair as this will help protect your hair from environmental aggressors and leave it feeling soft and smooth.”

 

The balayage process

The balayage process

Unlike regular highlights where the colourist uses foiling and caps, in this technique, the colourist uses a freehand technique wherein the colour is applied directly by hand on the hair. Then you basically sweep the colour with a brush and a backing board to get the desired effects.

 

Balayage VS highlights

Balayage VS highlights

In regular highlights, there is a chance that the colour ends up looking flat while in balayage, you can hope to achieve a subtle sun-kissed look. One of the best things about getting a balayage is that this hair colouring technique doesn’t require touch-ups as often as highlights do.

Chandni Ghosh Sep 20, 2018 Be Beautiful

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HAIR EXTENSIONS

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HAIR EXTENSIONS
It happens all the time—celebrities go short and then flaunt long hair the very next day for their red carpet look. Thanks to hair extensions, we all can now flaunt longer or thicker hair depending on our choices. While hair extensions sure seem hella exciting, we’re certain that you have several questions in mind before getting them. Worry not as we’re about to answer all your questions about hair extensions. Read on...
 

Types of hair extensions

Types of hair extensions

Before you actually opt for hair extensions, you need to know that there are two kinds of hair extensions that you can go for. Hairstylists usually suggest real hair extensions and keep in mind that they can be coloured according to the client’s hair colour. However, one can also opt for synthetic hair extensions that are like clip-ons, which can be removed before you go to bed.

 

Know why you want them

Know why you want them

It’s imperative to ask yourself why you need them—if it’s only for a wedding, it means you need it for short terms only but if it’s for longer, know how long you want it for. Don’t forget to tell your hairstylist whether you want it for length, make your hair thicker or both as his suggestions will largely depend on your problem areas and on what you as a client want.

 

Caring for hair extensions

Caring for hair extensions

It is imperative to care for hair extensions once you get them because if you don’t the quality and texture or colour of the hair extensions will fade away. If you want long term hair extensions, know that real hair extensions last for as long as 3-4 years but it all depends on how well you care for them. Just remember that using an effective shampoo and conditioner is a must when you have hair extensions. Also, make sure you regularly go in for deep conditioning to keep your hair soft and smooth. Remember that you must either hang them or keep them on a flat surface to ensure that they’re always in good condition.

 

Coloured hair regime

Coloured hair regime

If you have coloured hair, things get a little tricky. But with a little extra attention, getting the perfect hair extensions for coloured hair isn’t impossible. For those with coloured hair, go to a salon that sells extensions. See what they have in stock and then consult the stylist on the exact extensions that will match your hair colour. Make sure you ask for the hair swatch and match it with your hair colour. Don’t forget to ask your hairstylist about maintenance rules and how often you need to revisit.

 

No scalp troubles

No scalp troubles

You might be wondering if hair extensions cause any kind of scalp troubles and the answer is a clear no. They don’t harm the scalp in anyway. They’re always fixed away from the scalp. But one thing to be careful about is that if you’re getting hair extensions for the first time, make sure you go easy on the number because otherwise, they can end up giving you a headache due the excess weight. Also, if you have very fine hair, it’s better to start with a few extensions first. Don’t skip your appointments if you really want to make your hair extensions last.

Chandni Ghosh Oct 10, 2018 Be Beautiful

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BB Trend Alert—Hair Marbling

BB Trend Alert—Hair Marbling
Inspiration can strike anywhere—this is as true for muralists and painters as it is for makeup artists and hair colourists. In the past, we’ve seen trends inspired by the sunset and those inspired by confetti so it was only a matter of time before we grazed the surface(quite literally) and found a trend that took inspiration from marble, one of the most popular materials for surfaces. The hair trend it’s inspired—hair marbling—has been trending on Social Media for a while now. Replicating the glorious finish of marble, this gorgeous hair colour and its iconic marbleised design has beauty enthusiasts hooked!
hair marbling

Don’t be mistaken! Hair marbling is more than just another hair colour doing the rounds. Inspired by the signature veins of marble, it involves an intricate hair colour technique whose outcome is multi-coloured waves running through the length of the hair.

hair marbling look

The hair trend was started by hair colourist Ash Fortis who has often found inspiration in nail art. So when quartz nails made headlines a while back, Ash reinvented the pattern, used hair as a canvas and created marbled hair. Fortis has no set formula to get this look and instead relies more on technique. She applies hair colour in a wavy pattern over a foil sheet coated in shaving cream, then places hair sections within the foil and allows them to soak in the hair colour.

hair marbling technique

The upside of the hair marbling trend is that it can be customised as per each client’s requirements. Since it requires a fair amount of expertise, hair marbling is best carried out by professionals like the colourists at the Lakmé Salon.
Once you get the look, care for it with the TIGI Dumb Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner Range. It’s enriched with Colour LockDown Technology that ensures your highlighted or bleached hair remains vibrant and bouncy.

Image Credits: Bobitbeauty, Salon Magazine, GorJez, Hair Solutions of Tampa, Allure

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