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Feeling low? Go for a makeover

Broke up with your beau? Tired of a monotonous life? If everything around you is in a mess, all you need is a refreshing change. Here's how to make heads turn and pamper yourself.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 21, 2009 14:05 IST

Broke up with your boyfriend or just tired of a monotonous life? If everything around you is in a mess and you are looking for a change, then just head for a Tense or bored? Go for a makeovermakeover to make heads turn.

It's been proved that women, when depressed, go for shopping or binge on food but software professional Nidhi Kala went for a makeover after she broke up with her boyfriend. "It was a depressing phase and I didn't want to sulk. So I opted to change my look. I got a new haircut and changed my wardrobe. I did this because I wanted to pamper myself," Nidhi said.

"My friends thought I would be lost, but when they saw me gleaming they were all surprised. I know it is difficult to get over a break-up, but if I am making heads turn and getting more male attention, it's worth an effort," she added.

Hair expert Sylvie says even a haircut can do wonders for anyone. "You just need to be in the right hands to get that perfect haircut that would make you feel like a princess. The new look can take off years from your face and you will simply look superb," she said.

Neha Gupta, 23, was tired of her hectic but monotonous bank job. When she applied for a new job, she realised that she had to do something about her appearance and wardrobe, given that she had been sporting the same look for years. "I am a very plain jane kind of person working in a government bank where I have to dress up according to the surroundings. My wardrobe comprises mainly of kurtis and salwar-kameez. But when I went for an interview for an MNC, I realised that I have to do something about my wardrobe," she said.

"I saw girls in chic dresses, smart trousers and waist coats. Unfortunately I don't have any. So I decided that it is the time to change my wardrobe slowly," she added.

According to grooming expert Mehar Bhasin: "There are times when you have to adhere to a dress code. But everyone must make sure that their closet has each and everything for every occasion - whether it a short little dress or a sari. It should be there and you should wear it occasionally; otherwise you will start feeling uncomfortable."

"Once you start doing this, you will realise that your confidence level has increased and people will also start noticing the change in you," she added. However, if you thought makeover was only about your hair and wardrobe, then you are mistaken because unless and until you have a healthy mind and body, you can't be happy.

"What's the point in wearing good clothes and makeup until you have a healthy body?" asks fitness expert Aamit. "One should always exercise regularly and eat healthy. Exercise relieves stress levels. One can opt for different activities as well as yoga to remain fit. Also one should drink lots of water and eat healthy food to maintain that glow on one's face," he added.

So, if you too are one of those bored people who want to experiment, start the process right now.