Nobody does the festive season better than Bollywood. Designer lehengas and sarees dominate the paparazzi feeds. Celebrity MUAs tag along with the A-listers to the star-studded puja pandals and at-home aarti meets. It might seem too OTT for some, but Bollywood’s dedication towards festive glam bodes well for us. We are often out of ideas on how to do festive fashion ourselves and B-town’s best turn saviour for us. Especially true for hair, the celeb-inspired hairstyles are often very wearable, fuss-proof and keep seasonal humidity’s tricks in check.
Wondering which celeb hairstyle will best match your aesthetic? We have a couple of fashion girls lined up to help you make your pick.
1. Kiara Advani
Kiara gave the ever so chic fishtail braid a chain update with this recent hairdo. The hairstyle can be recreated by fastening your ponytail with a gold chain on top and intertwining a zari string through the braid. Leave two face-framing tendrils loose in the front to soften the look.
2. Sara Ali Khan
Sara’s hairstyle is adorable and easy to do on yourself. Glossy, loose waves are always in vogue for festive hairdos but adding an accent of a baby braid can take it a step further. Just make sure to finish the look by working in a shine serum through the lengths as your final step.
3. Deepika Padukone
This festive season, trust a low bun to keep your ethnic ensemble in good company! Deepika’s sleek low bun is perfect for keeping the hair out of your face while you munch on sinful modaks. It is surprisingly easy to do as well – all you need is a strong-hold hairspray, trusty U-pins and precision to pull a perfect centre-parting.
4. Shanaya Kapoor
Shanaya Kapoor’s undone, textured ‘do’ will be especially good for girls who got rid of their quarantine lengths and need to hide the deed from their mothers on video calls. Work in a bit of salt spray into your hair and pin it in an undone low bun; avoid parting your hair to get that messed up volume on top.
5. Shraddha Kapoor
If you want to wear your hair down, do so in soft, mermaid waves that can run down your backless choli. To recreate Shraddha’s centre-parted, wavy hairstyle, you will have to add bouncy bends away from your hairline that gets tighter as you go down. Add a statement hair accessory for good measure.
6. Mouni Roy
Mouni’s pigtail dutch braided hairstyle paired with a gorgeous lehenga is so charming. We wonder why everybody isn’t doing it already! Work in some texturising cream on the top and lengths to get Mouni’s faux-frizzy texture; the hairdo can transition to a big, wavy hairstyle for your next event.
7. Madhuri Dixit Nene
Suppose you want to go for something a little dressier and formal. In that case, Madhuri Dixit Nene’s textured horsetail ponytail is a good pick. Add a small pouffe at the crown and let some hair loose by your ear casually with your hands as the last step.
8. Kajal Aggarwal
Yet another ponytail but this time, we want to offer something clean, sleek and soft. You can use a lightweight styling oil to keep your ponytail extra smooth and low on movement to maintain the shape of the hairdo.
9. Aditi Rao Hydari
Talking about celeb-inspired hairstyles, we cannot leave out the mention of one of Aditi’s signature buns. She swapped the classic gajra with colourful carnations, roses and baby’s breath flowers. Pro tip – create the look on day 2 hair to keep the frizzy flyaways at bay! A tight bun will also show off your face and keep your hair manageable for day-long events.