Our answer to “How can I change my look?” is simple. Play with your hair! After all, nothing spells total makeover than a new hair-do. So, feel free to dye your hair in shades of bright pink or blue, dress up with flowers, braid that bun or get ’em bangs; in short, try something that you’ve never done before—because the final look will be totally worth it.
For proof, look no further than some of your favourite stars; Sonam Kapoor, Lisa Haydon and Kim Kardashian who transform their hair every now and then (if not every week). So far, we’ve witnessed gorgeous bed-head waves, shimmery platinum blonde hair and glass hair (to name a few), and we still have a long way to go. What’s more, your Instagram feed can give you the ultimate hair inspo!
Here’s a list of trending hairstyles on Instagram: Screenshot away for your next hair appointment.
Double Tap: Neon Lights
Trust Kim K to wow the world with her ‘out there’ beauty looks. After sporting a sleek bob for a while now, she recently debuted neon green tresses; rest assured it was just a wig (and not a permanent color), but it did manage to create a strong statement. Okay then Kim. However, if you don’t have nerves of steel, then experimenting with (clip-on) highlights is a great way to start.
Double Tap: Braids For Days
The next time you’re having a bad hair day, instead of hiding your unruly tresses under a bandana, try the side Dutch braid like Shraddha Kapoor. We love how fierce and practical this chic look is— keeping hair out of our faces whilst rating high on the trend quotient. Just remember to use a fine-tooth comb with a little gel or hairspray to tame any flyaways; then go!
Double Tap: Glass Hair
Made Insta-famous by Kim K and Lucy Hale, Glass Hair has been rippling through the A-list world all season—and we ain’t complaining. Akin to ‘Glass Skin’, the new ‘Glass Hair’ trend is all about sporting a sharp haircut (Re: Lob) that is styled to a smooth, polished perfection. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with glass, other than the fact that your tresses reflect light— just like a mirror. The trick to this smooth look? Flat-iron hair in small sections and finish off with a shine serum for that glossy effect. Oh, and stay off humidity that can mess up the texture like that!
Double Tap: Floral Waves
The only thing that can make luscious waves look better? Delicate floral accents of course! Not only is this the easiest way to update any basic look but is very doable as well (minus a glam squad). Choose from floral headbands and quirky barrettes that will serve as the lazy girl’s guide ideal going out look. What’s not to love?
Double Tap: Fun Bun
Can’t decide between a braid or a bun? How about both! Sonam Kapoor put the classic bun hairdo in the beauty map with her very own interpretations—be it an edgy top bun, a vintage pulled back version or a messy voluminous one. Our recent favourite though is the braided bun that is equal part classy and stylish; not to mention the cool girl way to wear an updo this season.
Double Tap: Silver Hair
While last year was all about dirty pastels, this season is about embracing metallics—and that holds true for your tresses as well. Take cues from Lisa Haydon who works a gorgeous shimmery platinum mop of hair with aplomb. PS: Stay away from flat greys and opt for a glossy metallic finish. Pure magic.