The onset of the rainy season brings much-needed relief from the intimidating summer heat and a bundle of joy. It is the time when your spirits soar high and you feel like making the most of leisure time. That delightful long romantic drive with your sweetheart and munching on mouth-watering snacks with friends gives a memory of a lifetime. As all good things have a dark side, the monsoon has its own set of predicaments when it comes to maintaining your good looks. However, you can take heart from the fact that following certain useful tips can get you that flawless gorgeous look even if the weather plays foul.
If you wish to flaunt those fuss-free locks remember that it can be quite a tricky affair. “Maintaining natural texture and waves is the way to go about. In this year, middle parting is back with a bang. Women with beautiful long tresses can let their hair free-flowing and glossy without the need of any layered construction. If you are having short hair, do not hesitate to add oodles of natural looking shine and a windblown texture,” this is what AshaHariharan thinks, Founder and Director, Beyond The Fringe Salons, Hair and Make-Up Educationist and Consultant and Education Ambassador, Godrej Professional.
Stylist and Make-up Artist of Nalini and Yasmin Salon, Mumbai, suggest “You can experiment long layers shoulder length hair with bangs and pixie cut. If you have, curly hair then cut it short to increase the volume. Those who have straight hair, you can style it into a sleek high pony or topknot. A detailed braid is perfect for wavy and curly hairs. ”Milkmaid braids textured high knots, and a twisted side chignon for the monsoon is what HeenaDalvi suggests, National Creative Director-Hair, Lakme Salon. She points out that to accentuate your hairdo, you may use headscarves, ribbons, and barrettes.
THE MONSOON BRINGS WITH IT THE WOE OF UNMANAGEABLE TRESSES AND MELTING MAKE-UP WHILE WE CANNOT CONTROL THE INTIMIDATING HEAT, HUMIDITY AND RAIN, BUT WE CAN DO THE NEEDFUL TO LOOK LIKE SIMPLE AND ELEGANT LIKE JANE EITHER PRIYA CHAHPEKAR GIVES VALUABLE INSIGHTS ON HOW TO UP YOUR BEAUTY GAME.
International ramps have been quite eventful this year where models have flaunted an attractive hairdo that ranges from the slick back, low-key hair teamed with fresh face make-up and of course, those croissant buns to low slung ponytails and faux crops with the help of clever clipping and pinning.
Monsoon is not the season where you can go all out with elaborate accessories. You need to choose them wisely. You can get options here and you can pamper your ponytail with an ultra-fine ribbon or the school style pearl studded hair grips on slick back hair.
If you have straight hair or celebrity hair then try to keep it away from your face using a headband, suggests makeup expert Clint Fernandez. “You can try outside ponytail accompanied by flat cornrow going from the temples to the ponytail. You can use saltwater spray and scrunch wavy hair to get that Beach texture. Go out by creating a messy fishtail braid on one side. Do not forget to use a good leave-in conditioner for keeping your curl in place along with a curl mousse. You can be more stylish with French braids running from the front centre to the back.”
- Make sure to use a good hydrating conditioner.
- If you are having an oily scalp do not forget to use a deep cleansing shampoo once a week.
- You can use a scarf to tame those frizz when you go out.
- Stay away from hair colors.
- Do not use too many hair products.
- You can choose for a hot oil treatment once in a fortnight.
- If your hair is troubled with dandruff during monsoon, choose a shampoo that contains zinc pyrithione, menthol, or lemongrass. While menthol soothes an itchy scalp, zinc pyrithione helps to fight bacteria and lemongrass will refresh your locks.
- Avoid tying your hair for too long at one go.
All About Makeup
The dominant trend this year so far has been minimal make-up with lots of colors and metallic accents. If you are wondering, what goes best with the base then a nude, dewy, and soft look goes well. Hydrated and dewy skin with bold eyes and sharp brows has been making a dominant statement on the international runways this year. Much emphasis has been given on the eyes and does not forget to highlight them using coloured eyeliner during daytime or a metallic liner to create a glamorous night look. You can add aesthetics with waterproof mascara.
Hot from the ramp
Make-Up artists have been bold this year to experiment with aqua-tinted peepers, turquoise eyeliner, jewel entrusted eyes, neon orange liners, soft, smoky, cappuccino eye shadows, make-up artists are not hesitating to try them out. Their favorite choice has been soft peach eyes with petal-pink lips that render a romantic vibe or the classic red pout with minimal eye make-up for having that effortless edge. Dewy skins and shimmering eyes are trending this year and you can certainly try it this rainy season.
Bright eyeliners typically metallic yellow gold, orange, green, and blue are going to be a hot favorite this season. Ultra-highlighted skins with pop lips in red, orange, and fuchsia are going to be the fashioner’s choice. Deep colors like purple and dark chocolate are going to be trendy this year. If you are apprehensive of melting make-up then you can use a lash glue to fix those sparkling stones like rhinestones, gems, and sequins. You can end up with retro clumpy lashes and give a graceful final addition with swipes of volumizing mascara.