Intro: Asgar Saboo, the international celebrity hairstylist, shares with us a selection of head-turning hairstyles to suit the festive season
If you want to experiment with your hair but still look sleek and sophisticated, I would recommend trying the faux bob. It’s actually surprisingly easy to do and means you’ll be making a statement, and we can see many celebrities working this look on the red carpet. Simply pull your hair into a low ponytail and twist under your hair to make one large curl. Then simply fix with bobby pins, making sure the hair is even and that the long pieces are well hidden. Use pins which match your hair colour and a strong hold hairspray to make sure this stays in place.
Long, fl owing locks
Why not keep your hair classic whilst wearing the traditional Indian ethnic wear? This will flatter any outfit and looks simple and sophisticated. Prep the hair with your favourite conditioning mask to ensure your locks will be glossy and soft, the last thing you want is hair which looks dry or frizzy. Unless you already have very straight hair, a blow-dry is important to ensure your hair won’t frizz later on in the evening, so use a hair oil and dry your hair in sections, using a round brush. Run your hands through your hair and use a finishing serum so the style stays smooth and sleek.
Perfect top knot
A top knot is perfect as it adds both sophistication and glamour to your look. This is also good for second or third day hair, which is perfect if you want to spend more time celebrating with family instead of grooming. Brush out your hair to remove knots, flip your head over and pull the hair into a high ponytail. Secure with a thick hair tie which will boost the bun’s volume. Then simply twist the hair around and secure with Kirby grips. For a more modern take on this look, French braid the hair first before you twist, this also adds a romantic vibe to this hairstyle.
Romantic waves give a beautiful texture to the hair and is easy to do on your own. Wash your hair and divide into five sections while wet. Twist the sections up until they become tight and close to the head. Leave this until dry – use a blow-dryer to blast the hair if you’re in a rush, then let the hair loose. Use a little hairspray or mist to keep the waves bouncy and frizz free.
Sleek, low ponytail
A sleek ponytail looks gorgeous and sophisticated, so long as you keep the style smooth. It will also define your features and give the illusion of high cheekbones. Start by smoothing the hair with a bristle hair brush, then apply a small amount of serum to the front and sides of the hair. Gather your locks at the nape of the neck and use a comb to brush out any bumps. You can wrap a lock around the hair tie to hide this and add an extra boost of glamour.