The best thing about being an Indian is the number of festivals that we get to celebrate around the year! From Diwali to Dusshera to Eid and Christmas, our lives revolve around these wonderful festive occasions that give us the chance to celebrate with our loved ones. Diwali is one of our biggest festivals and is awaited all year round. It is all about good food, the warmth of friends and family, beautifully decorated houses and — the best part — looking our very best in new clothes, perfect makeup and glam festive hairstyles for Diwali .
Have you decided on your look for Diwali? Well, while putting together an outfit do remember it will make the maximum impact when teamed with the right accessories and superb festive hairstyles . We decided to curate some festive hairstyles for Diwali from our favorite celebs just for you. These glam hairdos are easy to replicate and will raise your style game this Diwali a notch or two.
Festive hairstyles for Diwali… Fun with buns
Sleek low bun
Wearing a sari or a traditional Indian outfit on Diwali? Well, draw up your hair into a sleek low bun at the nape of your neck like Madhuri Dixit. Make it look more appealing by draping a string of flowers or a gajra made with jasmine flowers around it. And you have your perfect festive hairstyle for Diwali !
How-to: Add some anti-frizz serum to your hair and blow-dry using a ceramic round brush to make it straight. Use a tail comb to make a neat middle or side parting. Dab some styling gel to tame flyaways. Then gather all your hair back into a tight ponytail and twist it into a bun. Attach the gajra with bobby pins.
There is a lot that you can do with buns. This versatile festive hairstyle lends itself to a lot of variation. You can make a statement with a cool messy bun like Deepika Padukone .
How-to: Gather your hair into a loose ponytail. And position it low or high, Do not use a comb when gathering up your hair, the point is to make it look messy. Twist your hair into a bun but leave a tail out at the end. Fasten with bobby pins and an elastic. Messy buns work best with day-old hair. If your hair is shampooed, spray some dry shampoo to texturise.
Snag this chic braided chignon like Karisma Kapoor’s. Separate your front hair from the rest of the hair using a comb. Part it in the middle and make French braids with both the sections and fix with pins behind the ears. Now divide the remaining hair into 5 equal parts and make simple braids of each. Roll the middle braid into a bun and fix with pins. Wrap the other braids next to it over the bun and fix. Spray medium holds hair spray to secure this hairstyle .
Tip: Spray on dry oil once you are done for shine and fix the style with hairspray for your perfect festive hairstyle for Diwali.
Festive hairstyles: The maang tika look
A delightfully ornate maang tika on your head can uplift your ethnic outfit completely. While the traditional way to wear one is to place it in a neat middle parting with a bun, braid or ponytail, Alia Bhatt shows us that it can make a festive hairstyle statement in a messy do as well. This look works well if you have loose, beachy curls.
How to: Make a middle parting and gather your waves back into a pony or secure at the back with hairpins. Make sure that the hair is not tightly pulled away from the face. Place your maang tika in the middle part and your understated ethnic festive hairstyle is ready.
Tip: Use the tail comb to loosen out some strands of hair.
Festive hairstyles: The fishtail braid
The fishtail braid is very popular among celebs from Nicole Scherzinger to Kriti Sanon to Janhvi Kapoor and makes a wonderful option for you as far as Diwali festive hairstyles go. The fishtail is a little difficult to master and you could save yourself some trouble by roping in a friend to do it. However, you could do it yourself too with these steps.
How to: Divide your hair into two sections. Take a thin strand from the underside of the left section. Pull it across the center to the right section and pull it tight.
Repeat with the process with the right section. Take a thin strand and pull it across to the left section and tuck it in.
Keep doing this with alternating sides, tightening the braid as you go. When you reach the end, fasten with an elastic band.
Tip: Loosen with a tail comb or your fingers for a casual, messy look for your Diwali hairstyle .
Make a red carpet statement like Katrina Kaif with this sleek high pony … you can be sure that this festive hairstyle for Diwali will make heads turn! The best part is that it is very versatile and can go from day to night with ease. The hairstyle is also very easy to do on your own. Here’s how.
Draw up all your hair for the pony to the crown of your head. When positioning it in the center, make sure that it is aligned with your cheekbones diagonally. After pulling it all up, smoothen with a bristle brush so that there are no bumps. Secure the gathered hair with a strong elastic.
To make your do look even more professional, take a thickish strand of hair from below the pony and wrap it around the elastic. Secure with hairpins.
Tip: You could also make a slim braid to cover the elastic for a stellar festive look for Diwali . Spray all over with hair spray to keep the flyaways under control.
Half up, half down
When you are strapped for time, the half bun hairstyle is a lifesaver. This festive hairstyle for Diwali is super chic and looks great with ethnic accessories like maang tikas and jhumka earrings. To nail this look, first, separate the top half of your hair and gather it into a ponytail. Tease the base of the hair of the pony with a comb to add volume to your bun. Twist the pony into a bun and secure with bobby pins and hairspray. Brush out or finger comb the untied part of the hair and leave loose.
You could also do a messy variation of this like Alia by roughly parting the top half of your hair in the middle. Then take two thick strands from the front of each side. Made braids on each side of the part and gather them in a bun at the back of your head.
Tip: You could decorate your bun with hair accessories or a flower garland.
This is a beautiful festive hairstyle for Diwali . And the best part is that it is super-simple to create. Take a cue from Malaika Arora’s style and look like the quintessential Indian diva.
To create this look, make a middle parting. Then gather all your hair at the base of your neck and make a low ponytail. Secure with elastic. Turn the ponytail into a regular braid and secure. Take a long rope of jasmine flowers. Wrap one end around the elastic at the top of your braid and secure with hairpins. Use the other length to wrap around your plait. Fix at intervals with bobby pins. Team this look with an elaborate maang tika and heavy ethnic jewelery .
Tip: If you want to create a contemporary look with flowers, go for carnations or dust pink roses like Priyanka Chopra here and fix them to the base of your low bun or braid.
How do you make a low bun?
First straighten your hair and get rid of frizz with a ceramic round brush, apply some serum as well. Then, make a neat middle or side parting and slick on some styling gel to control flyaways. Make a pony tail at the nape of your neck and twist twist it into a bun. Decorate the bun with a flower garland that you can secure with bobby pins.
How does one make a high ponytail?
Gather your hair to the crown of your head and make a ponytail with a strong elastic. Make sure the pony is reached in a way that it aligns with your cheekbones. Then take some hair from the underside of your ponytail and wrap it around the elastic. Secure with hair pins. Spray all over with hair spray.