Hair flair - Straight, curly, wavy, whatever
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Hair flair - Straight, curly, wavy, whatever

What should your locks look like this season? Nalini Naegamvala answers.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 19, 2007 12:44 IST

Fashionistas have their distinct style quotient in hairstyles too. With every changing fashion season, tresses have to sport a new look. So, what’s hot this season?

Take your pick In the international scene, silky straight hair seems to be the ‘in’ thing. Hollywood biggies like Nicole Kidman, Beyonce Knowles, and Gwyneth Paltrow were part of the ‘straighthair’ brigade at the Oscar red carpet.

Back home, however, there’s a bit of confusion, whether it’s the straight or curly look. Nalini, of the Nalini and Yasmin beautician duo says, “Both work today. That’s the best part about fashion now. But the poker straight, ironed hair look is out. It's straight hair with body, movement and shine.

The straight hair look is very sexy and easy to manage.”

Hair care If easy manageability has popularised straight hair, long, loose curls are also making waves. “If someone with extremely curly hair walks in .. then I make her aware of the fact that she will have to retouch the straightening every four months. This is not advisable because it damages the hair. It’s essential as the new growth of curly hair at the base looks terrible”, Nalini remarks.

“Curly hair can be cut in layers and made soft and manageable with the use of a moisturising shampoo followed by deep conditioners and leave-in conditioners. “I teach my clients how to live with curly hair. Most Indian women have wavy hair. I ask them to leave it the way it is. Big loose curls are in fashion now,” she says. Damage Straightening heavily coloured hair can also cause damage. Nalini believes, “The hair texture is ruined and it looks unhealthy. It’s best not to touch the hair at this stage.

“Deep conditioning before the process and deep, intensive conditioning afterwards helps. Whatever one does, it’s important to go to a reputed salon. Besides a well-qualified and experienced staff, one can be assured of the use of quality products.”

First Published: Apr 04, 2007 13:48 IST