19 February, 2010

Interesting hairstyles for the whole family:

Your crowning glory and its styling is the essential part of decking up in a wedding. Not only the bride, but her sister, mother, aunts, cousins and friends plan various hair styles for different occasions. Let’s look at a few options or styles that might interest you this wedding season:


French roll on one side: French roll is a classic and sophisticated hairstyle which makes a lasting impression on any wedding. It is a neat hair do, which is done with the help of a bit of back combing and a few bobby pins. A few use French roll combs to set it to perfection. This look can be enhanced with hair brooches or hair pieces as per your dress.

Elaborate buns or pleats: If you intend to look very traditional then these styles will enhance your overall look. This look can be accentuated with floral ‘gajras’, ‘Tikkas’ or other traditional hair pieces. This is ideal for very long hair. But those who have short hair can still manage the look with faux buns or extensions. Sunita Motwani Makhija, director of SCHNELL HANS International School of Beauty, Hairdressing and Cosmetology suggests buns with finger waves in the front for a tradional look.

Elaborate updos: If you want to look like a princess or a beauty queen and add a few inches to you height then this look is ideal for you. All elaborate updos and hairstyles start with a nice base. That base may be curls, waves, spirals or straight hair. If you have short hair, extensions might be helpful to create the perfect look. Shirin Merchant, Proprietor of Kut & Make Salon says that elaborate updos go well with modern or indo-western look. Many opt for ‘Tiaras’ and hair pieces with diamantes to enhance this look.

Partial updo or half updo: This is a natural looking hair style for curly or long hair and is less formal. The recent trend is to wear your hair style down in natural curls or waves. You can add a touch of elegance by pinning part of your hair up and adding a few well-chosen accessories like silk flowers or other softer hair pieces.

Loose waves or curls: Shirin Merchant suggests that loose waves or curls are much in vogue this wedding season. This is an excellent chic look for long hair. Hair extensions can be added to achieve the same effect for shorter hair. Big loose party waves or curls are easy to style and can be decorated with various head pieces including ‘Tikkas’. The hair needs to be completely blow dried before setting waves or curls. This helps to add volume and create a suave look. Middle parting or side sweep, both look equally good on a wedding.


Discuss your hairstyle well in advance with your hair stylist keeping in mind the occasion, dress and accessories.

Get touch-ups, colouring, streaking, extensions or any other treatment done two weeks prior to the wedding.

If you have a round face, go for a centre parting as this will add dimension to your face.

Parimita Chakravorty

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