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Here are some tips from celebrity hairstylist Asif on how to have envious tress without stressing too much over it.

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 03, 2007 12:52 IST

Somehow the words crowning glory is synonymous with actress Dimple Kapadia in a TV commericial years ago. Most women complain of bad hair days.. 365 days of the year. Also, there's always something to do.. a train to catch.. deadlines to meet at work.. a party to attend.

So, here are some tips from celebrity hairstylist Asif on how to have envious tress without stressing too much over it.

For the office
If you have curly or wavy hair, you should wet the front section of the hair a bit. Then apply a styling cream like Schwarzkopf 's Loopy and blow dry. You are ready to go.

For women with straight hair, it's best to keep the hair tied up in a pony tail. You can use Schwarzkopf 's Buff, again a styling cream, to flatten the hair. This also tones down fly away hair. The Buff takes care of frizzy hair. It looks neat, tidy and good at work.

Matching the hair with attire
For formal attire, it's best to keep the hair tied up in a bun or ponytail. If you roll your hair into a bun, use Schwarzkopf 's Buff. Here's how to do it: take a little bit of the serum and run it through the hair before tying it. Then spray Schwarzkopf 's Freeze on the bun to hold the hair in place.

Alternatively, you can also straighten the hair.. especially the front section with flat iron tongs and leave the hair either open or tie it in a loose pony tail.

On weekends, for those with curly or wavy hair, leave your hair open and let the natural curls show.

All you have to do is a quick blow dry and then scrunch it with a lit tle gel. You can also straighten the front triangular section of the hair line and back comb it. Use Schwarzkopf 's Freeze and pin that part of your hair leaving the rest open.

You can also sport fancy bands and pins.. this changes the look completely.

For a party
It doesn't matter what attire one is wearing for a party, hairstyle depends a lot of the haircut and the texture.
A good haircut solves half of the problem. If a woman has straight hair, then either tie it in a bun or leave it open by blow drying the front section and combing it inwards.

You can use Schwarzkopf 's Magic on the entire hair to give it the much required shine and bounce. This helps the hair come alive. Those with straight hair can use iron curls on the front section of the hair. Roll it inwards to get a chic look. Those with curly hair can scrunch the hair using Schwarzkopf 's Loopy and leave the natural curls as they are.

For a wedding
Since this calls for heavy dressing up, one does not necessarily have to use decorative accessories on the hair.
You can easily bunch the hair, twist it upwards and clip it leaving a little hair hanging loose.
For those with straight hair, you can use tong irons to curl up the ends of the front section.

At home
Maintain your look at home by simply rolling up the hair in a clip or use a fancy colourful cloth band.