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Hair scare, Ash?

Stylists say Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked perfect on the Cannes red carpet, but for the ‘matronly’ hairdo.

india Updated: May 14, 2010 02:18 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, in a stunning tulle Elie Saab couture gown, was all set to score a perfect 10 on the red carpet of 63rd Cannes film festival, but her ‘bird’s nest’ hairdo let her down.

The actress blew kisses on the red carpet on Wednesday, alongside Hollywood beauty Eva Longoria Parker at the screening of Ridley Scott’s

Robin Hood

. While her choice of the dress was appreciated by most style critics, her hairstyle, with a voluminous pouf above her forehead is being panned for being ‘too matronly’.

“Loved the scalloped details on Aishwarya’s gown. Hated the hairdo, too much volume,” posted Kelly, on a fashion blog. “Ash is such a stunner but ugh, the hair doesn’t do her justice. Turns something that could’ve been so divine into matronly,” blogs Ela24.

Interestingly, Ash’s red carpet appearance was courtesy hair care brand, L’Oreal, which too, was not spared for the style disaster. “C’mon L’Oreal… you flew aishwarya rai all the way from India, and then this hair!,” said Anon.

“This is a 10 look which gets a 8 only because of the hair. It makes her face look boxy and chubby,” he adds. “I love Ash. But she looks down right strange with the Marge Simpson Beehive hair,” says a blogger on “If Ash wanted to have an ‘aunty hairstyle’, at least it could have been an Indian aunty instead of a European matron,” cribbed blogger P Kumar.

Even desi stylists agreed. “The colour palette as well as no jewellery look works for Ash. But the bouffant is too high and unnatural,” says designer Niki Mahajan. “The soft makeup flatters Ash, but the height of the hair doesn’t work for her face cut,” said hair expert Jojo.

Meanwhile, Ash’s husband, Abhishek tweeted that he’ll join her in Cannes on 17th to promote their film,



First Published: May 13, 2010 18:30 IST