So you’ve got a dinner date tonight and no time to head to the salon. Ok, get out those rollers and take our crash course in knockout hairstyles. Head stylist Edwin Chapiseau at the Jean Claude Biguine Salon in Bandra along with stylist Sheetal Rajsekharan show you some tricks.
Desired look: Giving a punk effect and a bouffant vibe to her trendy pixie bob that was beginning to grow out
1 Wash hair and use a light conditioner
2 Apply a serum to the hair to protect it against the heat of the blow dryer.
3 Using a wide-toothed comb, separate the knots while the hair is still wet.
4 Using a round brush, wrap a lock of hair around the brush from the roots to the head.
5 For volume, direct the blow dryer under the roots as you gently pull the hair upwards.
6 Now unroll the hair aiming the blow dryer over each section carefully so that you get the flipped out effect.
7 To maintain the look, apply a little gel or hair wax at the ends.
The desired look: loose face-framing curls that would suit her thick wavy hair.
1 After a shampoo and conditioner, blow dry the back section by flipping all your hair in front.
2 Direct the dryer at the roots to give yourself volume while running your fingers through the hair to separate the knots.
3 Section out the front of your hair into four parts and use a blower until almost dry.
4 Gently wrap each section of the hair around the curling iron and hold for about 15 seconds or less
5 As you unwrap the hair, it will fall in curls around your face.
6 Put some styling mousse into your palms and gently crunch the curls so that the mousse works itself into the hair.
7 You can finish it off with some hairspray.
Desired look: Volumising her rapunzel-like locks, giving her a side braid while curling the ends.
1 Start off with a shampoo and conditioner.
2 Apply a protective serum to ensure that the hair doesn't get too damaged from the heat of the blow dryer.
3 Using a round brush, roll the hair up and hold the blow dryer against it for a while.
4 When it's almost dry, gently unwrap the brush in a downward motion so that the hair falls into soft curls
5 Using your fingers, separate the ends- but be gentle or you will ruin the effect
6 With the tip of a fine-toothed comb, separate one section of the hair and work it into a French braid till you reach the back of the head.
7 Secure the end of the braid with a black rubber band or a butterfly clip
8 Maintain the look with a hairspray, but to avoid that stiff feeling, make sure you hold that canister at an arm's distance from the head.
* Chapiseau insists that all city dwellers use a repairing hair masque at least once a week to rejuvenate the hair. The deep conditioning treatment helps restore the moisture and shine that pollution and UV rays strip from the hair.
* Tell your stylist which facial features you want to highlight so that the haircut can be styled accordingly. If you have a large forehead, side- swept bangs might help reduce it. If you have a round face, a short bob that cuts rough at the cheeks will only enhance it.