Baaghi set to release today stars our favorite bubbly Bollywood dancing diva Shraddha Kapoor. The first of her contemporaries to have ventured into an action role, she and her co star, the lithe and handsome Tiger Shroff will set the silver screen alight with their passionate love story.
But in between all this action and drama what’s been making waves in my heart is Shraddha’s beautifully wavy, softly curled hair. We all know how tough it is to keep your curls intact so this tutorial is all about helping you learn the ins and outs of using a curling iron. Bonus: I’ll also reveal how the must-haves in your hair tools kit.
When you want a natural beachy look, don't smooth or brush out your hair too much before curling! The key is keeping these curls messy and imperfect-looking. Also, rotate the direction of each curl and use a bit of a light pomade (like Kiehl's Creme With Silk Groom) to add texture!
Use a 1¾ -inch wand for glam red-carpet tresses. First, wrap each section towards your face working your way around the circumference of your head (your last curl should be away from your face). Allow the curls to cool, then gently use a paddle brush to release the waves. Try pinning one side up to kick it up a notch and add a little Bollywood flare!
Grab a large (1.5-inch) curling iron for a pumped-up, supermodel-inspired look that scream va-va-volume! After curling each piece, pin into the shape of the curl and allow hair to cool. Give your do a spritz with a flexible-hold hairspray and remove the pins. Brush through tresses with a paddle brush and you’ve got full, fabulous locks!
Straight and Not-So-Narrow
The secret to the perfect wob (wavy bob) is to use a flat iron instead of a curling iron! Rotate the flat iron while running it through your hair to create a slight wave!
Use a smaller (1-inch) curling iron and wrap small sections of hair around it, making sure you’re curling away from your face. Let the hair cool, then comb through with a wide-tooth comb. Dab a bit of styling cream on your hands and gently run it through your locks to calm flyways. I find the Andis 1" Tourmaline Nano - Ceramic Curling Iron very comfy to use.
Start from the Top
One of my favorite curling iron looks was made famous by the First Family of Reality TV: The Kardashians. First, and foremost, part your hair down the middle. Grab a curling iron and, starting from the root, curl your hair away from your face. Let the style cool and brush it out with a paddle brush. Give it a light spray of flexible-hold hairspray and you've got the ‘do!
For a more edgy, rock ‘n’ roll feel, try curling only the top-half (or ¾) of each hair section. Leave the bottom half straight (you can even run a flat iron over the ends for a more spiky texture).
Want to give off a little retro vibe? Set your hair with a medium-sized curling iron, pinning each curl in place, away from your face. Spray with a strong-hold hairspray and allow the curls to set. Remove pins and brush out curls, making sure to brush away from your face and allow the hair to fall into its natural curl pattern. One more spritz of hairspray and you’re ready for your close-up!
By makeup artist Arshis Javeri (www.arshisjaveri.com)