Durga Puja. With the biggest festival of the Bengalis round the corner- it’s time to decide your look for Maha-Saptami, Maha-Ashtami, Maha-Nabami and Dashami. There’s no missing the four fun-filled days of pandal-hopping, food and revelry. While you’re pandal-hopping, eating out with friends and family, you should also ensure that you are at your fashionable best.
Your look for the festival!
At the heart of all your impeccable Durga Puja looks is your hairstyle. Here’s a lowdown of the trendiest hairstyles that Bong girls can try out during Durga Puja this year. However, besides acquainting yourself with the stylish hairdos, do learn about proper hair care as well. Please don’t forget that your hair will be exposed to the sun and dirt for longer hours than what’s the case on usual days. So, make sure you’re applying ayurvedic jasmine oil every day after coming back home. Massaging your hair with jasmine oil prevents itchy and dry scalp.
You can also apply a few drops of jasmine and coconut oil mixture after shampooing your hair. The mixture acts as a conditioner thereby eliminating frizz. Now that you are aware of the ways in which you can take proper care of your hair, let’s take a look at the hairstyles that you can try out.
Hairstyles Bong Girls can try out during this Durga Puja
Wet and loose: Pristine. Fuss-free. Unpretentious. This is a traditional favorite of Bong girls. The festive mornings resonate with the sound of dhaak and Durga Pushpanjali Mantra. Girls generally prefer offering their respect to the goddess in their favorite drapes, leaving their wet hair open. The inherent glamour associated with this look is unbeatable. You can say that this is the quintessential “Pushpanjali” look.
Messy side braid: It’s young. It’s fresh. It’s trendy. It’s versatile. Regardless of whether you’re stepping out with friends in your casual tee and a pair of jeans or else in a gaudy saree or salwar suit, the unkempt side braid can jolly well be your choice. Notably, this particular hairdo is a brilliant blend of the quaint and the trendy. The side braid was very popular among yesteryear actresses. It has staged a comeback in recent years with modern tweaks.
Side-swept hair: Experimental and coy at the same time, this particular hairstyle exemplifies the “runway look”. You can see a lot of models sporting this hairdo along with lehengas and sarees on ramp. Nail the Saptami evening look in an ivory hued lehenga and side-swept hair. Consider consulting a stylist for maximum effect.
The classy bun: Curls are not to be tamed. They’re fun. They’re your pride. There are so many girls who lament their curls owing to their seemingly wild nature. Let us tell you a sky-high (curly) bun is just what you need. Your apparently messy hair is under control and it is classy as well.
In fact, buns can be rendered with a retro touch as well. If you are all dolled up in ethnic for the bhog ceremony, you can jazz up your plain bun with an ornamental hair clip.
Pixie: It’s edgy. It’s high-fashion. It’s exquisite. Every time Victoria Beckham made a public appearance in pixie, she drew envious sighs from all quarters. Even you know you love Anne Hathaway more in her pixie hairdo than what you do in her long locks. You might have been delaying the process for long now but don’t do it anymore. This Puja, settle for the Pixie cut and step out in style.
The middle waterfall and wave look, once again, is a favorite of Bong girls. It has been one for years. It will never go out of fashion.
Loose parted hair for married women: The touch of vermilion right at the middle of your head will accentuate your look. A red embroidered saree coupled with this hairstyle can be your perfect Ashtami evening look. Complete your ensemble with the right accessories.
One essential tip would be to try out a range of hairstyles on Saptami, Ashtami, Nabami and Dashami instead of sticking to just one of them. It drives away the monotony from your look. Make sure you are choosing styles that resonate well with your personality. The pixie cut, for instance, goes well with diverse looks (Indian, Western and Fusion). However, not everyone can carry it off with aplomb. Don’t opt for any style which you will not be able to pull off. Don’t do it just because your best friend is doing it.