Be it the short bob of the 20s or the long wavy hippie braids of the 70's, hairstyles often have a cultural undertone. Here's a ...
The first decade of the new millennium was all about revisiting the past. Every style from the past dominated the trend with a modern twist.
The 90s was all about sharp structuring around the face which was envisioned in Rachel's look in Friends.
80s was the age of the excess! Hair became bolder and edgier. Women sported a 'mohawkish' do especially on the crown.
The 70s was all about freedom and rebellion. Hair became an expression of rebellion and long braided hair was the cult look.
The 60s were all about sporting a beehive on your head. The volume became larger and hair bands made a comeback.
In the 50s hair suffered because it was teased, sculpted, waved and forced into perfectly formed curls.
40s was all about the au-natural look. Soft curls, shoulder length hair was in.
30s was all about hair decoration with headband, feathers, clips et all and the usual-curls.
The roaring 20s saw the emergence of short, bobbed hair away form the long Victorian styles sported by women previously.
In the second of a three-part series on the latest hairstyles for women, here are some easy styles that those with mid-length hair can follow — for work, parties or just casual meetings with friends.
Keeping it casual
If you have curly hair, scrunching is the easiest way to make it look presentable.
On damp hair, apply a leave-in product depending on your hair type, and then either just scrunch it or twirl it by taking sections and twisting each of them separately.
Now, to add a little twist, take two adjacent sections from the top of the ears. Twist them lightly taking them to the back of the head and tie two knots. Use pins to keep in place.
Time to party
Take the top section and backcomb it to make a puff.
Then make a ponytail to any one side.
Divide the ponytail into two parts and twist them both to one side (clockwise).
Take the two twisted sections and start inter-twisting them with one another (anti-clockwise). The direction of the twisting of the section is very important to attain the desired look.
Once the twisting is complete, lock it with a thin black rubber band.
This forms a braid-like twist to one side. Now hold the end of the twist and take it around itself to form a bun and use U-pins to secure the bun in place.
Backcomb the top section to make a puff.
Now very simply just tie a ponytail to any one side.
This helps in keeping your hair away from your face and being simple and neat at the same time.
A stylist always insists on using a leave-in product (along with a serum if necessary) for mid-length to long hair.
The hairstyles have been put together by the team at Muah Salon, Bandra, with Extra Mile Café, which organises workshops on hairstyling.
Call 90040 60766 for more details.