Here’s Some Retro Glam Inspo For The Festive Season If You’re Going The Classic Route


Retro hairstyles never go out of fashion, and what makes them so iconic is how wearable yet chic these are even today. So, if you’re looking for some hair inspiration this season that breaks away from the run-of-the-mill buns and braids, take a cue from the Bollywood divas who’ve recently served up some serious retro glam with a side of oomph!

Alia Bhatt’s French Twist With Roses

To receive her National Award last month, Alia not only left everyone talking with the repeated wear of her ivory wedding saree, but her hair was a masterpiece in hairstyling too. The look won hearts with the simple elegance of a retro French twist with soft wisps left on the sides and finished with two white roses. The roses were also reminiscent of her Gangubhai Kathiawadi character for which she was receiving the award that day! How apt.

Our suggestion: Imagine wearing this for your all-night Diwali card parties, where your hair is stunning yet pulled back so you can focus on enjoying yourself!

Janhavi Kapoor’s Bejewelled Headband


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An ode to the OG style icon Zeenat Aman, Janhavi captioned this ‘Call me Gen Z-eenat’! She’s seen flaunting a bejewelled headband across her forehead with her hair left open and a similar strappy white gown and feather stole à la Zeenat from the 1980 hit song Laila O Laila (Qurbani).

Our suggestion: Fitting for all those cocktails and year-end parties, you can shimmy the night away feeling like a real dancing queen!

Sonam Kapoor’s Graceful Half Updo


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A pretty half updo with a side-swept pouffe on the crown, Sonam wore this look with grace and elegance. She paired this hairdo with a retro-styled puff-sleeved saree blouse and a diaphanous floral saree, giving us all the royal feels! Think Maharani Gayatri Devi.

Our suggestion: This pretty style can be worn for Diwali pujas or flaunted by a bridesmaid.

Deepika Padukone Messy Crown And Low Bun

Deepika flaunts these messy updos with such aplomb. Remember her fantastic messy top knot at the Oscar’s after party? The windswept look she flaunted at an event recently is chicer and more understated, with texture on the crown coupled with a knot tied low at her nape. It complemented her Louis Vuitton grey off-shoulder outfit and Cartier jewellery perfectly, which kept the hair up and showed off her perfectly sculpted bronzed shoulders.

Our suggestion: Got the perfect strappy saree blouse for Diwali or a chic off-shoulder dress for Christmas? Then pair it with this stunning hairdo.

Shraddha Kapoor’s Glossy Curls On Her Short Bob

Just a couple of months ago, Shraddha Kapoor – who’s been wearing her hair in a short bob lately – closed the show for designer Rahul Mishra at the India Couture Week. She walked the ramp in a silver show stopping lehenga and bralette with a tasselled cape and paired with this uber glossy retro curls look with an oh-so-chic side part!

Our suggestion: Bride-to-be with a short bob? Flaunt this gorgeous look for your sangeet & cocktail night.

Bhumi Pednekar’s Glossy Ponytail

Bhumi has been slaying with her looks recently. We’re talking structured evening gowns, corsets over sarees, brocade pantsuits and more. This is why her darling look in this carrot-orange 50s-inspired retro dress with bows for sleeves and her 1000-watt smile all paired with a vintage-style slicked-back wavy ponytail immediately caught our attention.

Our suggestion: Picture perfect for bridesmaids or the bride’s friends for pre-wedding parties or mehendi/haldi functions, this hair look will work great for the wedding season.

Malaika Arora’s Sexy Retro Curls

Malaika is the queen of all things fabulous, and she nails it with these retro soft curls with a side-part look that is reminiscent of Jessica Rabbit! Softly side-swept from the front and pinned on the other, this hairdo is a great way to show off your shoulders and statement earrings this festive season.

Our suggestion: Need year-end inspiration? Then this is the perfect NYE hair look that you can flaunt with a blinged-out ensemble as you ring in 2024!

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