Diwali is round the corner and we can just about smell all the sweets and fireworks! Whether it is for the pooja or the taash party, we know you want to make a statement with your look. Give your friends and family something to remember with these simple yet effective Diwali hairstyles. It can be a hectic time and you do not want to spend a lot of time on your hair, we get it. This is where these trendy hairstyles will come in handy! They can be achieved in no time, with minimal effort and accessories, and yet look nuclear. It is also a good idea to keep your hair tied, as you do not want your hair to catch a stray cinder or get in the way of lighting diyas.

The messy side braid
 

The messy side braid

This style is picture perfect, yet a little messy on the side and just right for those late night taash parties. Not as formal as a braid and a lot more fun, a simple and messy side braid is your quick-fix braid option for getting ready quickly for the big day. All you need is a little bit of practice, some product and just the right amount of messiness to get this one right.

Separate your hair into two sections in a deep side part. Again part your hair on the other side, creating a total of four sections. Starting with the extreme left section, cross it under and over the sections beside it in an alternating manner, as one would weave a wicker basket, continuing all the way down with each section in turn. Secure the end of the braid with a band and tease strands out to give it a bit of a messy look. Pair it with your favourite dress and you’re now ready to rock the Diwali evening look!

Mermaid waves
 

Mermaid waves

After all that Diwali prepping, there’s probably no better way to let everyone know that you’re ready to relax than to get your beachy waves look on. Elegant and simple, this look is perhaps the best one to get you ready for all the festivities in store this Diwali season.

Now, there are a number of ways for you to get them beachy waves, depending on your hair type. For example, those with thick hair, can use a curling iron, alternating between curling each lock towards and away from your head to get the desired wavy shape (do not forget to apply a heat protectant spray first). With curly or frizzy hair, however, using only some styling product to stretch out the curls should do the trick. Get decked up in your finest and you’ll be ready to flaunt your voluminous beachy waves all evening.

The side parted bun
 

The side parted bun

It’d be difficult to find a more traditional hairstyle for Diwali festivities than a bun. However, buns tend to get boring and it is always nicer to add a bit more fun to the hairdo. There are a number of ways that you can wear a side bun, depending on how relaxed or formal you wish to appear. You could, for example, keep it casual and loose or go for a considerably more formal side chignon.

For the casual one, create a deep partition on one side of your hair. Then, gather all of your hair at the nape (you could even take out a few wisps of hair), and secure it with an elastic band. Hold a section of the loose hair between your thumb and your forefinger, twisting or back-combing it to the base of your hair, ensuring that the bun is on the side. Secure the bunched up sections using bobby pins. For the chignon, divide your ponytail into two sections and braid each one into the traditional three-part braid, fastening those using bands at the ends. Roll them up towards the base of your ponytail and secure them there using bobby pins.

The centre parted ponytail
 

The centre parted ponytail

This one’s probably the easiest and quickest to get done on the list, although just as elegant as the rest of them. And what’s the best part about the ponytail? It has been in fashion for the longest time now and doesn’t seem to be going out of fashion any time soon either. For getting the classic middle parted ponytail, all you need to do is to create a middle partition, grabbing all of your hair at the base of your head and securing it with a hair tie. Use a hair spray to set your ponytail in place and you’re all ready to get your festive game on. You could even add some bling to your hair, just as an extra measure of lighting up for the Diwali season.