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Flaunt the right hairstyle on campus

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 17, 2012 01:53 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times
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Here’s your one stop guide to flaunt the right hairstyle on campus and look chic and trendy

While making preparations for the first day of college, we tend to forget one of the most important things — our hair do! As someone has rightly said, ‘invest in a good haircut, as you have to wear it everyday.’

We have hair experts tell you what hairstyles to go for and what to strictly avoid. So, boys and girls, follow this style guide, and make the right impression on the first day of college! For girls n Forget the super straight look, go for a shag style instead. Wondering what it is? Well, it’s the same hairstyle that actor Meg Ryan sports.

“It not only adds volume to your hair, but makes one look vivacious and chirpy at the same time,” says Bishwashreshtha Shanti, of Hair and Shanti salons. Pay more attention to the texture and go for a smoothened curled look with fringes. “Getting this look is easy. Just wash your hair and slowly dry them with a hair dryer with diffuser,” says Shival Ghai of Expressions salon.

For the ones who prefer short hair, the cropped hair look is ideal. “With this hairstyle, you don’t look messy. It’s best suited for the summer season,” says Mona Anand of B Blunt hairdressing salon. n Tie the hair to beat the heat. “The ponytail, in all shapes, lengths, textures and fastening styles, is trendy and smart,” says Yatan Ahluwalia, image consultant and specialist on style and grooming. For boys n Warning: Spikes are a big no no, so don’t even try to get that spiky look. Go for the ‘short graduation look’, similar to what actor Shah Rukh Khan sported in the film Ra.One. “The look is a mixture of a crew cut and long layered cut.

It’s low maintenance and doesn’t require hair gel,” says Ghai. n Some hairstyle trends that are considered classic and are here to stay include medium to short emu haircuts, flattops and a crew cut. “These haircuts still rule. While an emu cut suits any face type, a flattop is for a guy with a toned or long face. The crew cut has been in vogue for the past three years now,” says Shanti. n For the ones who love longer hair, here’s a simple way to get the look right. “Boys with long hair should strictly avoid pony tails and instead go for head bands to look trendy. Regular trimming is a must to get a neat appearance.

One can also try the page boy look,” says Anand. the Five minute hair do A college student has little time to spare for styling up his/her hair in the morning. Well, we’ve made it easier for you, by listing down some five minute hair styles that can save you much needed time and can give you a trendy look at the same time. style 1 (for girls) Clip the front part of your hair in a puff and either tie the rest of it in a pony tail or let them loose. This hairstyle makes your face look longer and sleeker. style 2 (for girls) Go for braids.

They are easy to do and ideal for the summer season as well. You can go for fish tail braids or a French pleat. style 3 (For boys) Gel up your hair and give it a rough look. It’s quick, neat and trendy! (For girls) Tie up your hair in a loose unkempt knot. Leave a few strands out to make it look messy. Use some hairspray to keep the hair in place if it’s very silky in texture. let’s Get Connected What is your hairstyle statement? Tell us on www.facebook.com/htcity