With Eid right around the corner, you cannot simply have a stunning outfit, jewellery, henna-clad hands and no great hairstyle to go with it all. The hairstyle you choose will complete the look. BBLUNT team shares a line up of festive best in hairstyles for you to take your pick from.
Long hair dressed into an elegant updo
Clean, freshly washed hair is the best canvas to replicate this hairstyle. Make sure you use a shampoo conditioner combination with repairing properties to fortify your hair and prepare it for styling.
Step 1: Then on slightly damp, towel dried hair apply a cream or serum that has heat protecting properties to shield any form of potential heat damage. This will prepare your hair for any heat styling that follows.
Step 2: To add texture to your hair, you can spray on dry shampoo. Use a drier, that will blast dry the hair completely then smoothen the ends by taking thick sections with a round brush for a smooth finish.
Step 3: Part the hair as desired at the front for the fringe and isolate it. Then take diagonal back sections and begin curling one-inch sections at a time to achieve long lasting curls. For some added texture, alternate between two sizes of tongs, one medium and one small to create curls. Continue till you you’re left with a whole head of curls.
Step 4: Now take radial parting on both sides and clip it away to dress it later.
Step 5: Tie a pony at the nape of your neck and place a volume hairpiece (stuffing) just under the ponytail and secure it tightly in place with bobby pins. Backcomb the ponytail to create a bit of texture, then place the textured pony over the volume hair piece (stuffing) Secure it with U-pins making it look like a chignon bun.
Step 6: Now release the isolated radial sections on each side and start twisting small sections and place it over the textured bun. Repeat the same on the other side and secure it with pins.
Step 7: You can also use any sections left at the front by twisting them and dressing it over the bun. Neatly place the curls and secure these with invisible U pins. Make sure none of the pins are visible.
Step 8: Finally comb out the fringe and place it like a slight wave at the front. Secure with bobby pins. Finish the look a shine serum.
When planning to go all out with your ethnic attire and festive finest, a neatly dressed updo such as this chignon is perfect. You can look to a trusted stylist or try this at home with the right products and tools. Keeping your face shape and structure in mind, you can play with the height of this style to see what works best for you.
Step 1: Prepare the hair with anti-frizz leave-in cream which not only tames frizz but smoothens and nourishes your hair as you style it. Apply it to damp hair, then blow dry smooth.
Step 2: Keeping the hair as is in front of the ear, tie a pony with the hair at the back, slightly higher than the nape of your neck. Add a volume until under the pony. Secure it with pins.
Step 3: Dress the pony on the volume with a sleek finish. You could use some styling gel on your comb to hold it in place.
Step 4: Brush out the hair in front of the ear till it creates soft movement. Take a section on the side and create a side braid. Tucking it into the chignon with the help of U-pins. Dress it up with your favourite flower in colours that compliment your outfit.
Step 5: Spray on some Spotlight Hair polish to add shine to the finished look....